Online Professional Development Courses

WPI has been a front-runner in online delivery for the last 40 years, so we understand the importance of staying on the cutting edge of professional development skills; that's why we offer several skill-building programs online to fit into your busy schedule. Sharpen your skills through WPI's online professional development courses, workshops, and training programs!

We are thrilled to introduce our new on-demand, module-based platform for online professional development. This portal is designed to bring professional development and educational opportunities to you, conveniently, wherever you may be. Programs are self-paced and on-demand so you can work on them when your schedule allows. New leadership and professional development programs are being added frequently, so bookmark the page below and check back often to see what’s new!


Cannabis Certificate Programs

The cannabis industry is rapidly expanding and there is a growing demand for skilled and credible professionals. WPI has partnered with Green Flower, a recognized leader in cannabis education to deliver the highest-quality cannabis education programs in healthcare, agriculture, law and policy, and business. Our certificates develop focused, in-depth knowledge of specific cannabis sectors.


Systems Engineering Awareness Digital Badge Program

Level-up your skillset with WPI's NEW Systems Engineering Awareness Digital Badge Program! Learn at your own pace, on your own time, at an affordable price. This Digital Badge Program consists of 11 on-demand micro-courses in total. All content is strategically designed to align with the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) Competency Framework. The knowledge indicators from INCOSE’s awareness level proficiency are embedded within the learning objectives of each micro-course. 

Introduction to Biomanufacturing Processing

Introduction to Biomanufacturing Processing is a self-paced on demand micro-course, designed to introduce participants to the exciting field of Biomanufacturing. This course will highlight the many process steps necessary for biologics manufacturing. It is organized by two major process operations, with sufficient detail within each process to establish a high-level understanding of how these substances are produced.

System Dynamics Fundamentals

Understand the causes of dynamic behavior at a basic level.
Recognize the standard approach to developing system dynamic models.
Use the basic tools and techniques in developing these models.

Have suggestions of courses you’d like to see offered?

If you have suggestions for professional development courses and micro-course offerings, we would love to hear from you! Let us know which lessons or trainings would benefit you by sharing your thoughts in a quick survey that will take under 5 minutes to complete. We are focused on providing flexible, online leadership and professional development courses and micro-courses. If you are interested in earning micro-credentials in higher education, explore our new on-demand learning platform. Browse our selection of skills-building programs that align with your individual schedule. 



Workforce Training Fund

The Workforce Training Fund is a state fund financed entirely by Massachusetts employers, and enacted into law in July 1998. Its purpose is to provide resources to Massachusetts businesses and workers to train current and newly hired employees. View our Frequently Asked Questions and see if you may qualify.