NIU Online Enrichment and Professional Development Courses

Online Hobby and Skill Courses

We offer a variety of online courses that can help you learn a new hobby or skill. You can choose from nearly 500 courses where you study and interact with a cohort over the course of six weeks. These courses start monthly with twice-weekly lesson plans. If you prefer independent learning, you can select a self-paced course. You'll have access to all lessons immediately and have three months to complete the course.

Courses are available on a wide range of topics, including:

  • Career exploration
  • Soft skills
  • Computer programming
  • Health and fitness
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Computer applications courses
  • Accounting
  • Information technology
  • Arts and design
  • Leadership

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For questions or more information on our online courses, please contact Mark Pietrowski at or 815-753-1456.

Sunday, November 1

Online NIU Continuing and Professional Education

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