dcsimg
You are here:

Rutgers Offers Free Online Certification Program for Unemployed

Rutgers University has developed an online program offering certification in a number of professional areas to residents who are unemployed and seeking to redirect their careers. The business school at Rutgers - Camden has been using online education for some time to provide continuing education opportunities to professionals holding a business degree. Now it has expanded its offerings into several other professional sectors.

Several years ago school officials established the Rutgers Institute for Management and Executive Development program, for which the mission is to "allow participants to gain new skills and sharpen existing abilities on their own schedule, while working toward certificates in such in-demand fields as information technology, Web design and customer service." Originally the program provided outreach to working professionals who needed the flexibility of distance learning in order to participate.

With the surge in New Jersey's unemployment rate caused by the recession, the program has taken on a different role. For unemployed state residents there is funding available through the New Jersey Department of Labor's Workforce Development Program to participate in the program. Unemployed workers who need new skill sets can go through the Rutgers continuing education program for free.

The program typically takes three to four months, depending on the subject matter and the student's pace. Each course covers about seventy hours of learning - that is, time spent online studying course content. In addition there are about thirty hours of time devoted to completing assignments. Students can access course material any time of day or night, seven days per week.

There are two dozen educational fields in which students can obtain certification, including business ethics, call center management, marketing management, and family business management. According to a Rutgers press release the most popular programs are in project management and human resources. Program participants who complete their certification in these areas can continue on to gain a project management degree or a human resources degree after finding employment.

The program has an excellent track record. According to the University's continuing education program manager approximately 630 people have completed the Rutgers online certification classes, with nearly 80 percent of participants finding jobs within three months of completion. Part of this success comes from partnerships, formal and informal, between the school and surrounding businesses. Rutgers and many other universities have developed ties with the business community in order to make their placement offices effective.

Search Schools

      
Matching School Ads
  • Full Sail University - Online

    Push Your Creativity To The Next Level

    Programs

    • Graphic Design, Bachelor of Science (Online)
    • Internet Marketing, Master of Science (Online)
    • Music Production, Bachelors of Science (Online)
    • More...

    Location: Online

    Full Sail University - Online Request Info »
  • 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.

    Programs

    • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN completion)
    • Master of Science in Management - Healthcare Management
    • Master of Science in Information Technology - Network Management
    • More...
    Location:
    Colorado Springs: 4435 North Chestnut Street, Colorado Springs CO 80907
    Colorado Technical University Online Request Info »
  • Animal Behavior College

    Interested in a career as a professional dog trainer? Animal Behavior College is the place to start.

    Programs

    • Veterinary Assistant
    • Certified Dog Trainer Instructor Course
    • Grooming Instruction

    Location: Online

    Animal Behavior College Request Info »
  • Capella University

    An accredited online university, Capella University offers bachelor’s, master’s/MBA, doctoral, and certificate programs designed to take you to the forefront of your profession.

    Programs

    • DBA - Global Operations and Supply Chain Management (ACBSP-accredited)
    • EdS - Teacher Leader in Digital Transformation
    • MS - Addiction Studies
    • More...

    Location: Online

    Capella University Request Info »
  • Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University

    Located in the heart of Washington, D.C. the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University is dedicated to advancing the health of local, national and global communities.

    You need to have a Bachelor’s degree to be qualified for this school.

    Programs

    • Executive Master of Health Administration
    • Master of Public Health
    Location:
    Washington: 2121 I St NW,, Washington DC 20052
    Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University Request Info »
  • Concordia University - Portland

    Concordia University - Portland offers several fully online 14-month Master of Education (M.Ed.) programs and a fully online Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) program.

    Programs

    • M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction Equity, Ethics, and Justice
    • M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction: Common Core State Standards Instructional Leader
    • M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction: The Inclusive Classroom (SPED)
    • More...
    Location:
    Portland: 2811 NE Holman Street,, Portland OR 97211
    Concordia University - Portland Request Info »
  • University of Southern California

    One of the world's leading private research institutions, the University of Southern California (USC) was founded in 1880.

    Programs

    • Online Master of Management in Library and Information Science - Urban Public Librarianship
    • Online Master of Management in Library and Information Science - Academic Librarianship
    • Master of Public Administration
    • More...
    Location:
    Los Angeles: , Los Angeles CA
    University of Southern California Request Info »
  • Ohio Christian University

    Pursue your education at Ohio Christian University.

    Programs

    • Associate of Arts in Business - Business Management
    • Bachelor of Arts in Business - Organizational Leadership
    • Master of Arts in Ministry - Practical Theology
    • More...
    Location:
    Circleville: 1476 Lancaster Pike,, Circleville OH 43113
    Ohio Christian University Request Info »
  • Johns Hopkins Carey Business School

    Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School has brought the philosophy of business with humanity in mind to a part time format.

    Programs

    • Flexible MBA
    • Flexible MBA - Entrepreneurship
    • Flexible MBA - Management
    • More...

    Location: Online

    Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Request Info »
  • Purdue University

    Purdue University offers a strong foundation of tradition and history.

    Programs

    • Master of Science in Communication
    • Master of Science in Education in Special Education
    • Master of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management
    • More...

    Location: Online

    Purdue University Request Info »
  • Matching School Ads

    Quick School Search

    College & Career Search Tools

    • Careers: Unsure about your career path? Study profiles of hundreds of professions.

    • Interviews: Professors and deans sit down with our team to give you unique insights on college life.

    • Military Education: Find only Military friendly online schools and campuses.

    • Student Reviews: Know before you go. Read student reviews on over 2000 accredited colleges. Write your own experience.