Certificate programs are short-term programs, generally one year long, that focus on a specific occupational area. Often times, the coursework is designed to provide the necessary skills and knowledge that prepares you to sit for a professional licensing or certification exam.
Completing a certificate program can also be a stepping stone as you work toward a higher award. Coursework completed in the certificate program lay the foundation for continued study in pursuit of the next level associate degree.
Whether you’re making a career change or looking to update skills, certificate programs can help you quickly acquire new skills and knowledge that will help you stand out in the job market.