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Certificates

Certificate programs are offered at the undergraduate and post-graduate levels to demonstrate skill competencies for the workplace. At the undergraduate level certificates are considered to be valued between a high school diploma and associates degree. Skill and career-focused certificate programs have gained acceptance by employers as benchmarks in the student's knowledge of job skills, techniques, software, and procedures, etc.

Certificate programs offer training in a variety of professional specialties, including information technology, health care technology, business, and law enforcement. At the graduate level, certificate programs can range from 18 hours to a full semester in length. Courses can specialize in beginning, intermediate, and advanced training in a particular technology, software, business practice, lawn enforcement, and healthcare.

Graduate programs lead to certificates in fields including accounting, advertising, business administration, travel and hospitality, education, engineering, finance, fine arts, chemistry, communications, counseling, database administration, human resources, economics, mathematics, music, nursing, physical therapy, psychology, real estate, religious studies, veterinary science, and more.

Colleges, universities, technical schools, and trade schools offer certificate programs in a wide range of professional fields. In the high tech sector, many hardware and software development companies offer certification courses in their proprietary technology. Many professionals return to school every year to update their certifications in business, healthcare practices, real estate, or technology.

Often, certifications lead the way to increased wages and advancement in job roles. Many companies require step-ladder certifications as a means for measuring on-the-job competence. Completion of post-graduate professional certification programs can make the difference for a candidate between one hiring bracket and the next on the scale.



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    Norcross: , Norcross GA
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  • Platt College

    Turn your talents into a career at nationally recognized and accredited Platt College.
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  • Utica College

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    Founded in 1946 and located in the heart of central New York, Utica College is a regionally accredited, independent, private institution that features many of the advantages of a large university — such as undergraduate and graduate degree options, excellent academics, and outstanding faculty — with the intimacy and high degree of personal attention more closely associated with smaller private institutions.

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  • Charter College Online

    You can advance your career with a degree from Charter College Online.

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  • Saint Joseph's University

    Founded by the Society of Jesus in 1851, Saint Joseph's University (SJU) has been developing the minds and abilities of men and women in a challenging academic environment steeped in the enriching Jesuit tradition of cura personalis (care of the entire person).

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  • Post University Online

    At Post University, we believe you shouldn’t have to put your life on hold to further your education.

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    Waterbury: 800 Country Club Rd. P.O. Box 2540, Waterbury CT 06723
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    As a student at South University, Online Programs you will receive the same quality instruction, variety of learning options and level of service found at the campus locations.
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    Savannah: 709 Mall Boulevard, Savannah GA 31406
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  • Lewis University

    Lewis University is a comprehensive, Catholic university where students just like you thrive.
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    Romeoville: 1 University Pkwy,, Romeoville IL 60446
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    Get a liberal arts education guided by Roman Catholic tradition at Benedictine University.
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    Lisle: 5700 College Road, Lisle IL 60532
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    Founded in 1856, Seton Hall is one of the country’s leading Catholic universities.

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