Work towards enrolling in a TCP degree program, earn a certificate, or access courses for personal or professional development as a nondegree student. CU Continuing Education's Extraordinary and ACCESS programs enable nondegree students to take TCP courses from anywhere in the world.

So come take that CU Boulder course you’ve been thinking about. Test out the University. Learn from some of the best faculty in the country. Whatever your goals may be, let us help you build a secure future.


Extraordinary Courses

We are currently setting up the following courses through Continuing Education's Extraordinary Program so that nondegree students anywhere can take these courses at reduced costs:

  • CYBR 5300 Intro to Cybersecurity
  • CYBR 5350 Security Auditing and Penetration Testing
  • CYBR 5830-012 Colorado Politics
  • CYBR 5830-013 RF Radio Spectrum

Once these sections are available for Spring 2020 Registration, we will update this page with more details.


ACCESS Courses

All other online TCP courses (not offered through Extraordinary) can be accessed by nondegree students through Continuing Education's ACCESS program. These courses may still be applied towards TCP's Cybersecurity & Wireless Engineering Certificates, as well as the MS in TCP.

Tuition & Financial Aid

  • ACCESS costs are based on in-state or out-of-state graduate Arts and Science credit costs.
  • Scholarships are available for nondegree students through Continuing Education for Fall, Spring, and Summer courses.

Enrollment and Course Registration

  • Students must first enroll as a nondegree student through Continuing Education.
  • Enrollment and student services are provided by Continuing Education. Their capable staff can help you navigate the CU system and develop a plan to meet your career goals with available academic and financial aid advisors.
  • Extraordinary Courses: Nondegree students can then register for Extraordinary courses via Continuing Education.
  • ACCESS Courses: Nondegree students can register for ACCESS courses beginning January 9, 2020 for the Spring 2020 semester.
  • Spring 2020 classes begin January 13, 2020.
  • TCP courses contain the prefix "CYBR". Search for "CYBR" courses at the CU course catalog.
  • If a course has a restriction, then students must obtain permission from the instructor prior to enrolling in the course.

Available Benefits

  • Take that course or test that certificate or MS without committing to a degree program at a fraction of the typical cost.
  • Earn a Professional Certificate in Cybersecurity or Wireless Engineering - more certificates are in the works (did anyone say blockchain?).
  • Credits from certificates count towards an MS in TCP if students decide to further their education (9 credits transfer to the MS degree requirements).
  • Browse our course offerings to gain new expertise in a particular field and begin earning credit towards an MS in TCP before enrollment.