Non-Credit Classes and Certificates

Personal Enrichment: Courses and Certificates

Whether you decide to take a noncredit class or earn a certificate for personal or professional reasons, our program is designed to help you grow.


We offer a range of noncredit courses to meet many needs. Learn a new skill or technology to upgrade your professional profile or enrich your personal side with a fresh hobby. The facilitators are professionals from the University and the community, sharing their expertise with you in fun and informative ways. You do not need a college degree to register for a class, just an interest in learning, exploring and meeting others who feel the same.

Architecture showing the year 1894

Join historical architect Jennifer Jarret for a new virtual, synchronous noncredit course this spring. From the comfort of their own homes, in this three-part course, participants will explore the development and architectural history of Doylestown Borough while also learning about architectural styles and the preservation of the built environment. In addition to two virtual classroom lectures, students will also take a virtual walking tour of Doylestown's historic district to see first-hand historic buildings associated with the town's growth and history.

Thursdays, April 15 and 22, 6:30-8 p.m. (ET), followed by the third session on Saturday, April 24, 1-2:30.p.m (ET) for a virtual walking tour via Zoom.

If you are interested in architecture, historic preservation or building conservation, this course will get you started! Open to ages 18+. No prerequisites are required.

NEW PROGRAMS

This six-week, hands-on noncredit course will teach you how to layout a floor plan with different furniture ideas, transfer the plan into a two-point perspective drawing, as well as how to choose different color combinations for a given room. This course is great for anyone who is thinking about redesigning or staging a room!

Course will be delivered virtually, synchronously via Zoom; Zoom invites to follow to registrants. This course is open to participants ages 16 and older and no prior experience is required.

Course Details

Course Dates and Time: Mondays, October 19-November 23 | 6-7:30 p.m. (ET)

Instructor: Mary Mathews, M.A.

Cost: $120 per person

Materials Needed (not included):

  • graph paper
  • tracing paper (18"x24")
  • yardstick or t-square
  • ruler
  • tape measure
  • pencil

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This five-week, hands-on, noncredit course will teach you various methods to create patterns, motifs, and tessellations for finished designs. These designs may be used on fabric for table runners, scarfs, paper patterns for wrapping paper, and MORE!

Course will be delivered virtually, synchronously via Zoom; Zoom invites to follow to registrants. This course is open to participants ages 16 and older and no prior experience is required.

Course Details

Course Dates and Time: Wednesdays, November 11-December 9 | 6-7:30 p.m. (ET)

Instructor: Mary Mathews, M.A.

Cost: $100 per person

Materials Needed (not included)

  • tracing paper tablet
  • markers
  • Oaktag paper or poster board 
  • Fabric
  • fabric markers
  • Scotch tape

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Cost: $200 per person

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