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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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  • University of Phoenix

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    • Continuing Education for Educators
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  • Kaplan University

    Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.

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    • Pathway to Paralegal Postbaccalaureate Certificate
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    Fort Lauderdale: 6301 Kaplan University Avenue, Fort Lauderdale FL 33309
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  • Post University

    Experience an education that helps you realize your potential in a way that fits you best. Request more information about Post University today.
     

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    • Certificate: Game Design and Animation
    • Certificate: Finance
    • Certificate: H.R. Management
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    Waterbury: 800 Country Club Rd., Waterbury CT 06723
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  • Stratford Career Institute

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    • Electrician
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  • Colorado Technical University Online

    A degree from CTU connects you to what matters most: powerful professional network, real-world professional faculty and innovative technology. Once you earn your degree you hit the ground running.
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    • Associate of Science in General Studies
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    Colorado Springs: 4435 North Chestnut Street, Colorado Springs CO 80907
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  • Western International University

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    • Associate of Arts in Business

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  • American InterContinental University Online

    With your busy schedule and the desire to move your career forward, you can earn an accredited associate, bachelors or master’s degree at a pace that works for you anywhere, anytime, 24/7.
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    • Associate of Science in Criminal Justice
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    Schaumburg: 231 N. Martingale Road, Schaumburg IL 60173
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  • DeVry University

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    • Associate - Network Systems Administration
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  • Walden University

    Earn a respected bachelor's degree, master's degree, or Ph.D. online at Walden University.
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    • Ed.S. in Reading and Literacy Leadership - General
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  • Penn Foster Schools

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