The Office of Continuing Professional Studies originated in 1967 as the Continuing Education Office, with a focus on non-credit and avocational courses targeted to the Western New York community at large. The primary goal was to make all of the resources of the college accessible to the region as a whole. From the period of 1967 through 1982, the department was housed in Rockwell Hall, and then moved to Cleveland Hall.
Our programming has evolved into an extensive professional development series available throughout the east coast. In mid 2021, we are focusing on helping WNY to bounce back from the pandemic, developing programs to assist local businesses in building back stronger and providing underemployed individuals with training designed for the evolving needs of the workforce.