Continuing Professional Studies

Cleveland Hall 210
(716) 878-5907

The Continuing Education Office offers a comprehensive array of learning opportunities to meet the needs of all potential students. Working in partnership with the college’s academic and public service units and research centers, the office extends the college’s offerings to people of all ages and cultures within Western New York and beyond. A variety of methods is offered, including distance-education programs, workshops, seminars, traditional courses, and credit- and noncredit-bearing certificate programs.

Buffalo State recognizes that mature students bring prior knowledge gained through life experiences and skills, and often can credit this knowledge toward a degree. This process, known as Prior Learning Assessment, can allow students to be eligible to achieve college credit for skills and knowledge they already have gained through work or other life experiences. A fee is assessed for any credits awarded.

The Continuing Education Office meets the training and development needs of many area employers. The center provides custom-designed courses, seminars, workshops, organizational and training needs analysis, and employee development programs. The center works with each organization to provide individualized programs, either on site or at the college’s conference and training facilities.