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Professional and Continuing Studies

About Us

The Office of Professional and Continuing Studies (PACS) offers flexible and affordable programs for workforce development, career advancement, and personal enrichment. We offer transformative learning opportunities, online and in person, through certificate programs, individual courses, and corporate training.

Our Mission

We are committed to contributing to the mission of Loyola University by offering courses and programs geared toward the professional and personal development needs of the greater New Orleans region and beyond.

PACS creates innovative and accessible learning opportunities that support individual, organizational and community development through educational programming, training, mentoring and industry alignment.

Certificate Courses

Certificate Courses

Upgrade your skills, advance your career, or reinvent yourself. Loyola Certificate Programs help you Train up to enhance your resume and elevate your career. These programs range from non-credit industry specific education to post-baccalaureate work.

Continuing Education

Individual Courses

As an extension of Loyola University’s prestigious academic programs, PACS offers non-credit, open enrollment courses for working professionals. These courses are taught by industry experts and built to enhance your personal and professional skills. Our programs range from one day seminars, to ten month certificate programs, and everything in between.

Corporate Training

Corporate Training

Loyola University offers continuing education courses through the Office of Professional and Continuing Studies (PACS). PACS offers needs analysis, course design, corporate training, and workforce development.

PACS Corporate Training Solutions provides professional development training and custom courses for organizations of all sizes. Loyola University is also a primary training provider for the Incumbent Worker Training Program (IWTP) and Small Business Educational Training (SBET) though the Louisiana Workforce Commission.

PACS Women's Leadership Academy

Women’s Leadership Academy

Women's Leadership Academy: The Women's Leadership Academy at Loyola University New Orleans is designed to enable women in the region to achieve their greatest professional potential through leadership training, personal development, and one-on-one mentorships. The program consists of ten (10) on-campus class sessions; monthly mentorship meetings; a Development Plan created throughout the program; and networking opportunities with fellow rising leaders in the region.