Noncredit Programs

Metropolitan College’s noncredit programs are perfect for those lifelong learners who aren’t seeking a college degree or looking to earn academic credit. Through our Programs in Food & Wine we offer a variety of courses and certificates to stimulate your curiosity and satisfy your desire for personal enrichment. And you can enhance your career potential through the Center for Professional Education, which offers noncredit certificates to help you prepare for a career change, gain valuable job skills, or compete with rapidly changing industry standards.

Students over 58 will be interested in Metropolitan College’s Evergreen program, which facilitates the auditing of Boston University courses, and offers lectures, talks, and other presentations by faculty, scholars, and musicians.

Center for Professional Education

Boston University’s Center for Professional Education (CPE) offers highly respected, non-credit certificate programs to help you master the latest techniques and best practices in your field—from commercial real estate, financial planning, and genealogical research to interpreting, paralegal studies, and professional fundraising. See upcoming information sessions.


Continue the lifelong adventure of learning through Evergreen—Boston University’s academic resource for students ages 58 and over. Whether you wish to audit a course or attend a lecture, Evergreen enables you to tap the rich vein of knowledge at one of the world’s top-ranked universities.

Programs in Food & Wine

Practice your mise-en-place with some of the finest chefs in Boston and the nation. With a faculty of restaurateurs, cookbook authors, mixologists, food producers, industry pros, and chefs from the most talked-about restaurants in town, Boston University’s Programs in Food & Wine range from hands-on cooking classes and kitchen demonstrations to programs for kids, Beverage Studies programs, and the Certificate Program in Culinary Arts—founded by Julia Child and Jacques Pépin.