The School of Continuing and Professional Studies offers a
number of programs in specialized fields of business, education, and other professions
that lead to the award of certificates. Most certificate programs require 10-30
credits of instruction or an equivalent number of contact hours.
Admission requirements for certificate programs vary, but are
usually based on a written application, an interview with the programs
director, and an evaluation of the applicants work experience, educational
goals, and potential for performing satisfactorily in relevant courses. Applicants
may be required to provide transcripts of previous academic activity. Persons
interested in a certificate program should first consult with that programs
director to obtain specific admission requirements.
Students in credit certificate programs must maintain an average
grade of C or better to continue in the program. Admission to a credit certificate
program does not in any way imply admission to the University for a degree program.
Persons enrolled in noncredit or CEU certificate programs must,
in the opinion of the programs director, progress satisfactorily in their
courses to be eligible to receive a certificate.
Persons interested in further information about certificate
programs should contact the School of Continuing and Professional Studies center
in their area.
Transfer Credit Students interested in transferring
courses into a credit certificate program are generally allowed to transfer
a maximum of six credits. Coursework must not be older than eight years, must
have been completed at an accredited college or university, and the student
must have earned at least a "C" in the courses. Transfer credit determinations
are made by the individual program directors. Courses for which transfer credit
has been awarded will not appear on the students transcript until the
completion of the certificate program. No transfer credit is allowed in the
certificates of Technology Leadership, Information Technology, E-Commerce, and
Web Content Development.