Continuing Education

Cornell University is dedicated to making educational and experiential opportunities accessible to the broadest possible range of audiences and participants throughout New York State, our nation, and the world. This is part of our mission, part of our land grant, and part of the role we think every university should serve.

Summer Sessions students canoeing on Beebe Lake
Audience members share a laugh during a Continuing Education talk
Summer Sessions students have class outside
Participants in a Cornell Adult University cooking class with David D'Aprix
Summer Sessions students on campus

General Continuing Education

School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions

Year-round learning opportunities for pretty much anyone: enrolled college students; high school students; Cornell faculty and staff members; executives and other professionals; Cornell alumni, parents, and friends; local residents. We draw from all of Cornell's academic units and vast educational resources—including visiting scholars and leaders in industry, government, and other professions. Admission and enrollment are independent of undergraduate and graduate admissions procedures.

Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE)

An outgrowth of Cornell's land-grant mission, CCE has educators in each of New York State's 62 counties (including all five New York City boroughs). We work with communities to make experiences and education accessible through a wide variety of means. Our program areas include community development, the environment, agriculture, family and youth, 4-H youth development, nutrition and health, financial management, and gardening.

Executive Education and Professional Development

The Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management

Johnson offers a range of open-enrollment, results-oriented executive education programs geared to the needs of busy professionals.

School of Industrial and Labor Relations

Our array of executive education and professional development programs explores both U.S. and international aspects of management. These include executive training, labor, workplace and employment, and professional development and enrichment.

School of Hotel Administration

Management trainees and senior executives alike will find that SHA's Office of Executive Education offers a variety of relevant programs for hospitality managers. Formats are flexible and designed to work with you: from courses of varying lengths on campus to opportunities abroad or online. We also work with clients to customize programs.

Food Industry Management Program

We bring today's and tomorrow's food industry managers together with world-class instructors on our campus. Whether you attend one of our major executive leadership programs or our country- or region-specific international food executive programs, you will find your experience enriched by your fellow attendees as much as by the materials.

School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions

In addition to our executive education and professional development programs, we also work with corporations and organizations throughout the world to design continuing education programs to meet their needs.

Cornell Outdoor Education

COE is the country's largest and most comprehensive collegiate outdoor education program. As a division of COE, Cornell Teambuilding is a nationally recognized leader in the field of experience-based team building and leadership development. We offer hands-on training programs at our facilities in Ithaca and other locations around the country.

Continuing Legal Education

Cornell Law School

Cornell Law School has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as an Accredited Provider of continuing legal education in the State of New York.

Continuing Medical Education

Weill Cornell Medical College (New York City)

Our Continuing Medical Education program provides lifelong educational opportunities for physicians, keeping them current with the latest developments in medicine. The college is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).

Continuing Education in Veterinary Medicine

College of Veterinary Medicine

We are considered one of the veterinary community's most valued sources for continuing education. Our programs include subject-specific conferences and symposia, courses, and newsletters—all provided under the guidance of the college's world-renowned and award-winning veterinary faculty.

Distance and Distributed Learning

Cornell sources of distance and distributed learning resources and programs, both credit and not-for-credit, include: