Whether you need to refresh or update your knowledge of the computer applications you use every day, learn a new programming language, or keep your organization safe from cybercrime, Professional Programs & Training (PPAT) has programs to meet your needs.

Open Enrollment Classes

PPAT offers open enrollment and online classes in a variety of topics related to computer applications, programming and cybersecurity.


Agile methods have redefined software development, and they can transform your product lifecycle too. By applying Agile processes, your company can shrink your time to market, adapt to changes in requirements and make continuous improvement a reality. If streamlining procedures is your goal, Agile may be right for you. Find out how sprints and scrums can propel your company ahead of the competition. Learn more about available classes in Agile.


Prepare for your certification exam online with these instructor-led virtual offerings from ed2go. Classes start every six weeks. Browse our catalog for a complete list of available offerings.

CompTIA A+ Certification Prep 1: Hardware
CompTIA A+ Certification Prep 2: Software
CompTIA A+ Certification Prep 3: Network/Security
CompTIA Network+ Certification Prep

Certificate Programs

For those who want a more comprehensive learning experience, PPAT offers certificate programs in high-demand fields to help you take the next step in your career.

Fundamentals of Cybersecurity

Eastern Michigan University brings its National Security Agency (NSA) Center of Academic Excellence and ABET accredited curriculum and expertise to a professional audience with its Fundamentals of Cybersecurity certificate.

“Cybersecurity is one of the fastest-growing and most in-demand fields today,” said Mohamed Qatu, dean of GameAbove College of Engineering and Technology. "The Fundamentals of Cybersecurity Certificate represents EMU's commitment to preparing the next generation of cybersecurity professionals. We are committed to providing individuals with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in this exciting and rewarding career.”

Taught by faculty from EMU's nationally recognized cybersecurity program and validated by industry experts, this six month, virtual program provides graduates with the foundational knowledge and skill set necessary for an entry-level cybersecurity position, ready to learn more and grow on the job.

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