Certificates of Achievement

Whether you’re just starting out on your career path or already working in your field and want to advance and update your knowledge and skills, Certificates of Achievement can help you reach your goals. You’ll be prepared to enter a field or expand your resume.

Certificates of Achievement are certificates that are

  • short-term certificates designed for professional development
  • able to be completed in 12 months or less

Certificates of Achievement

15 credits. This certificate is structured to build upon required prior coursework in financial and managerial accounting principles including computerized accounting and payroll accounting. Business applications using electronic spreadsheets will also be reviewed. The program will prepare students for entry-level bookkeeping positions and for positions as accounts receivable or accounts payable clerks.

Code Course Name Credits
Required Courses
ACCT101 Accounting Principles I - Financial 3
ACCT102 Accounting Principles II - Managerial 3
ACCT107 Computerized Accounting* 3
ACCT205 Payroll Accounting* 3
BUSA190 Business Application using Electronic Spreadsheets 3
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS
15

*Course only offered in Fall
**Course only offered in Spring

 

9 credits. Designed for individuals seeking hands-on experience with the digital tools used by mechanical engineers, drafters, and design-related professionals. 2D and 3D platforms used to automate design and expand visual concepts are covered as is collaborative work on CAD projects and software used to produce computer-aided drawings. Students will be prepared for entry-level positions as CAD operators, designers or 3D artists.

Code Course Name Credits
Required Courses
COMS225 Computer Aided Design I 3
COMS226 Computer Aided Design II 3
GRAD158 3D Modeling 3
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS
9

 

12 Credits. Gain competence in understanding cross-cultural relationships and multicultural interactions.

Code Course Name Credits
Choose Two Required Courses:
ANTH120 Cultural Anthropology 3
PSYC101 Introduction to Psychology 3
SOCA101 Introduction to Sociology 3
Choose Two Elective Courses:
ANTH110 Physical Anthropology 3
PSYC237 Multicultural Psychology 3
SOCA215 Perspectives on Race, Gender, Class & Culture 3
WMST101 Women in Contemporary Society 3
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS
12

 

13 Credits. Focuses on cyber-based crimes which will prepare students to enter the field of computer crime investigations and private security.

Code Course Name Credits
Required Courses
CYBR100 Introduction to Cyber Crime 3
CYBR101 Digital Forensics I 3
CYBR102 Cyber Law 3
CYBR103 Digital Forensics II 3
CYBR110 Practicum in Cyber Crime Investigation 3
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS
13

21 credits. This certificate offers hands-on learning in the field of graphic and digital design to enhance design skills while providing intensive training. Acquire the knowledge and experience to produce aesthetically pleasing design projects. Students will be prepared for positions in design departments, graphic design firms, advertising, print and multimedia design companies.

Code Course Name Credits
Required Courses
GRAD107 Drawing for Designers 3
GRAD153 Character Design 3
GRAD105 Vector Graphic and Page Design 3
GRAD139 Children’s Book Illustration 3
GRAD128 Digital Imagery and Editing 3
GRAD138 Comic Book Illustration 3
GRAD230 Directed Themes in Illustration 3
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS
21

21 credits. This certificate offers hands-on learning in the field of graphic and digital design to enhance design skills while providing intensive training. Acquire the knowledge and experience to produce aesthetically pleasing design projects. Students will be prepared for positions in design departments, graphic design firms, advertising, print and multimedia design companies.

Code Course Name Credits
Required Courses
GRAD101 Design I 3
GRAD107 Drawing for Designers 3
GRAD105 Vector Graphic and Page Design 3
GRAD109 Understanding Social Media 3
GRAD128 Digital Imagery and Editing 3
GRAD142 Digital Typography and Color 3
GRAD201 Presentation and Print Production 3
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS
21

 

18 Credits: The Certificate of Achievement in Health and Exercise Science involves studying human movement, understanding strength training programs, learning health behavior change strategies, learning about the prevention and treatment of athletic injuries,  understanding health promotion and disease prevention, teaching group fitness classes, and more.

Code Course Name Credits
Required Courses
BIOS107 Nutrition Fundamentals 3
EXSC101 Introduction to Exercise Science 3
PSYC101 Introduction to Psychology 3
EXSC105 First Aid and Emergency Care 3
BIOS150 Nutrition, Fitness, & Wellness* 3
EXSC110 Fitness Assessment & Exercise Prescription* 3
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS
18

*Course only offered in Fall

21 Credits: This Certificate of Achievement is intended for enhancement of previous education, self-enrichment and enjoyment, and a broader exposure to world cultures that may benefit employees in law, education, human services, business, hospitality, retail, and numerous other fields.

If the student chooses two semesters of a world language, this would also be a benefit in any field of employment.

The curriculum integrates writing and literature, culture, and the history of ideas, with the further option of one or two semesters of a language. Emphasis is placed on multicultural understanding and critical thinking skills such as critical analysis of texts and creative works and comparison of ideas. Students who complete this certificate of achievement will be able to demonstrate knowledge of history, cultural diversity, and heritage.

Code Course Name Credits
Required Courses
ENGL101 English Composition I 3
GHMN000 Humanities Gen Ed Requirement* 3
CERT000 Humanities Certificate Electives* 6
ENGL102 English Composition II 3
GHMN000 Humanities Gen Ed Requirement* 3
CERT000 Certificate Electives* 3
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS
21

*General Education & Elective courses: Choose from the list of approved courses in the College catalog.

15 credits. Designed for students who want informal experience in film such as the operation of video or digital SLR cameras, digital video software and audio editing software. The student will gain practical experience in film production, have an opportunity to refine skills and develop a portfolio of work. Students will have the ability to write, produce, direct, analyze and evaluate broadcast segments and develop a personal and professional portfolio in film. Students will be prepared for entry-level opportunities in film festivals and broadcast production.

Code Course Name Credits
Required Courses
COMM203 Writing for the Media 3
COMM230 Critical Analysis and Survey of the Cinema 3
GRAD150 Storyboarding and Sequential Storytelling 3
COMM132 Cinematography 3
GRAD235 Video and Motion Graphics 3
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS
15

 

21 credits. Designed for individuals seeking hands-on experience enhancing computer graphics and web design skills through the study of designing and creating for the Internet. The focus is on the creation of aesthetically pleasing and functional web graphics and websites that capture and hold visitor interest. Students will present a portfolio of graphic and web design skills to document their preparation for positions as web designers, graphic designers or multimedia artists.

Code Course Name Credits
Required Courses
COMS155 Website Development I 3
GRAD115 Introduction to Game Theory and Development 3
GRAD128 Digital Imagery and Editing 3
GRAD119 Theme and Templating Websites I 3
COMS156 Website Development II 3
GRAD142 Digital Typography and Color 3
GRAD219 Theme and Templating Websites II 3
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS
21

 

22 credits. This certificate is for students who want to acquire fundamental, technical and conceptual skills used in the field of multimedia. These include the ability to create aesthetically pleasing and functional images, interfaces and motion graphics for the web and professional techniques for video editing. Students will be prepared for entry-level positions as motion graphics and video editing specialists, web and graphic designers and multimedia artists.

Code Course Name Credits
Required Courses
COMS155 Web Development I 3
GRAD105 Vector Graphic and Page Design 3
GRAD128 Digital Imagery and Editing 3
GRAD119 Theme and Templating Websites I 3
GRAD115 Introduction to Game Theory and Development 3
GRAD142 Digital Typography and Color 3
GRAD235 Video and Motion Graphics 3
GRAD281 Portfolio Preparation and Presentation 1
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS
22

 

13 Credits. This program is intended to complement current disciplines, enhance previous education, or for self-enrichment and enjoyment. The curriculum integrates music appreciation, theory, chorus and piano for the inspiring musical artist. Emphasis is placed on the technical and creative skills. You will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the history, cultural diversity and heritage of music; acquire an appreciation of music and identify a personal aesthetic; recognize music as art and a universal language with organization and structure; identify and articulate the components of music composition; perform as part of an ensemble.

Code Course Name Credits
Required Courses
MUSC101 Music Appreciation 3
MUSC105 Chorus I 1
MUSC150 Piano Fundamentals 1
MUSC106 Chorus II 1
MUSC110 Introduction to Music Theory 3
MUSC115 Electronic Music I 3
MUSC151 Piano Fundamentals II 1
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS
13

12 credits. This certificate allows students to concentrate in either documentary photography or photojournalism. Documentary photography will focus on general digital and studio photography. Photojournalism emphasizes location and event photography. The goal of the certificate in photography is to provide the skills necessary for entry level work as a freelance photographer. Should students wish to continue, credits can later be applied to a two-year AFA degree with a Photography Option.

Code Course Name Credits
Required Courses
PHOT109 Introduction to Photography 3
PHOT240 Digital Photography II 3
CERT000 Certificate Electives* 6
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS
12

*Elective courses: Choose from the list of approved courses in the College catalog.

21 credits. This program is structured for students seeking to acquire hands-on experience in Internet marketing, web design, journalism, graphic and media design. Students will develop the skills necessary to create written and visual content for social media sites and focus on using relationship building social media platforms as a way to communicate with a variety of audiences. Students will be prepared for entry-level positions in social networking, social media strategy, social media copy writing, advertising, public relations, graphic design and web journalism.

Code Course Name Credits
Required Courses
COMS155 Web Development I 3
GRAD105 Vector Graphic and Page Design 3
GRAD128 Digital Imagery and Editing 3
GRAD109 Understanding Social Media 3
GRAD119 Theme and Templating Websites I 3
GRAD219 Social Media Campaigns 3
GRAD235 Video and Motion Graphics 3
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS
21

15 credits. This certificate will prepare students for a career in supporting the information technology needs of business. The program will focus on industry standard applications, networking, network security, web design, business programming and operating systems tools. Students will be prepared for careers as computer technicians, technical support and help desk specialists, web designers and programmers, software testers and quality assurance specialists.

Code Course Name Credits
Required Courses
COMS113 Introduction to Information Systems 3
COMS114 Introduction to Computer Science I 3
CERT000 Certificate Electives* 9
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS
15

*Elective courses: Choose from the list of approved courses in the College catalog.

18 credits. This certificate is organized for students seeking hands-on experience in learning the WordPress Content Management System (CMS) and will provide the skills needed to design interactive websites using modern digital tools. The WordPress CMS is an Open Source tool and is one of the most popular platforms for either personal or business website development. Acquire the skills necessary to create a personal WordPress site or blog, a fully optimized e-commerce store, analyze and employ plugins as site enhancements and convey a basic understanding of website architecture.

Code Course Name Credits
Required Courses
COMS155 Website Development I 3
GRAD105 Vector Graphic and Page Design 3
GRAD128 Digital Imagery and Editing 3
GRAD119 Theme and Templating Websites I 3
GRAD235 Video and Motion Graphics 3
GRAD211 Theme and Templating Websites II 3
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS
18