What is a

Certificate Program

Certificate Program are shorter and generally more affordable than degree programs. They are typically eight to twelve months in duration.They are geared towards adult students and those who are looking for short-term training leading to immediate employment. Certificate admission requirements depend on the school and program. Additional requirements may include English language skills, basic math and technology proficiency.

Certificate programs are non-degree programs and are usually provided at two main levels: undergraduate and graduate. Undergraduate certificate programs are geared towards students with a high school diploma or GED. Graduate certificate programs are meant for students who already have an undergraduate degree.. Institutions may ask for a minimum GPA and other institution-based requirements, as well as standardized test scores or a personal statement.