PACE creates opportunities and collaborates with various colleges on the University of Oklahoma campus to offer credit courses and non-credit programs; partners with state agencies and federal government; various art and educational community groups and individuals to serve Oklahoma communities in professional development, lifelong academic learning and community education.

Professional, Academic, and Community Education (PACE) offers University students, alumni, and other individuals and groups additional opportunities to gain academic credit both online and traditionally in order to obtain their dream of earning a degree from a nationally recognized higher education institution, collaborates to offer educational programs to meet community needs and interest, training programs to educators, business and industry partners as well as the administration of grants and contracts with public, private and government agencies.

PACE content area specialists work with professionals, academic departments and agencies to provide:

  • Advanced Placement Summer Institute for middle school and high school teachers
  • Arts & history education through free lecture series and the annual Medieval Fair at Reeves Park
  • Health Seminar Series that provide professional development and medical education training to health professionals
  • Lean Six/Sigma Fundamental training workshops and certification
  • Project Management Professional Development: Fundamentals, CAPM certification, PMI-PMP certification Prep Bootcamp, PM Leadership Training
  • Program Management Certification Prep Bootcamp (PgMP)
  • AGILE and SCRUM Certification Prep Bootcamp (PMI-ACP)
  • OU's MCAT2015 Prep Course (preparation for the Medical College Admission Test)
  • Intersession Course opportunities for currently admitted University of Oklahoma students to gain credit hours needed for graduation
  • Non-credit Travel Study Program that offers study both within the United States and throughout the world
  • Various community based programs that reflect local interest in particular subjects

Upcoming Events

  • December Intersession

    December Intersession is now listed under the Fall 2013 semester and is an opportunity for current OU students to earn additional credit hours needed for graduation and to meet the 15 credit hours for flat rate tuition.

  • Medieval Fair

    The medieval fair is super cool

  • Health Seminar

    University of Oklahoma/CCE-PACE and Norman Regional Health Systems are Co-Sponsoring a Health Seminar: Circle of Care Methodology for Risk Assessment and Prevention of Suicide to be held 8-4 p.m. Thursday, April 24, 2014 at the Norman Regional Hospital Education Center. This seminar is of particular interest to Medical and Mental Health Professionals, Educators and School personnel, Faith Leaders, Military Health Resource Personnel, and those who have been or are impacted by the effects of suicide. Please visit for more information and to register for the event. If you are interested in being an Exhibitor you can get information for making application for space at the same website.

  • Lean Six Sigma Fundamentals Workshop

    "Lean/Six Sigma Fundamentals" (combination of white/yellow belt) certification workshops will occur May 12-16, 2014 and Fall 2014 September 6, 7, 13, 14 and 20. For the best learning experience, OU ACCEPTS ONLY THE FIRST 50 "PAID" REGISTRATIONS on a first-come-first served basis. OU reserves the right to increase the class size if demand warrants. For information about workshop content please contact the instructor, Dr. B. M. Pulat For Registration information, please contact Michelle Bassham at (405) 325-6034 or No specific background is necessary to be successful in these certifications, which are highly valued by recruiters and a broad range of industries.

  • Santa Fe Experience

    Come along with us as we explore the eclectic environment of Santa Fe, New Mexico, where you will be intrigued by the history, culture and contemporary perspectives of Native American artists. We will view public and private collections and visit with select artists who personally express what has and does inspire their art, through the exhibition and sharing of an academic study of their work. Please Note: Pre-Travel Session will be held July 29, 2014 6-8:30 p.m. For more information and registration, please visit:

  • MCAT2015 Prep Course

    OU's MCAT Prep Course is a custom strategic approach to preparing for the 2015 test format. We recommend in-coming Fall Junior class students register and prepare for the April exam. Our MCAT Prep Course is the key to the development of a focused strategy that will address: all the major changes to the MCAT test; assisted creation of a personal study plan that is a response to the pre- and post- test reviews; how to take the MCAT; a strategy for staying mentally and physically prepared, and; equally important, this prep course provides you with one-on-one resource opportunities and small group study. Choose OU's MCAT Prep Course for a strategic advantage.