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Credit Certificates

Work towards a for-credit certificate applies to the corresponding A.S. degree.

This certificate is designed to prepare students for entry level employment in the field of accounting in a business environment. The coursework will apply to the A.S. Accounting Technology degree [2005].

Program Requirements


  • CGS 1000 - Computer Information Systems (3 Credit Hours)
  • GEB 1011 - Introduction to Business (3 Credit Hours)
  • QMB 1001 - Business Mathematics (3 Credit Hours)
  • APA 1111 - Introduction to Accounting (3 Credit Hours)
  • ACG 2021 - Principles of Financial Accounting (3 Credit Hours)
  • ACG 2071 - Principles of Managerial Accounting (3 Credit Hours)
  • GEB 2210 - Business Presentations and Communications (3 Credit Hours)
  • APA 2141 - Computerized Accounting Applications (3 Credit Hours)
  • ACG 2949 - Internship in Accounting (1 to 3 variable Credit Hours)

This program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the manufacturing career cluster; provides technical skill proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of the manufacturing career cluster. The content includes but is not limited to maintenance techniques, computer aided drafting/design skills, technical communications, maintenance and operation of various industrial components, quality control and testing, material handling protocols, and proper usage of tools and instrumentation.

Program Requirements


  • ETI 1110 - Quality Assurance (3 Credit Hours)
  • ETI 1622 - Introduction to Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma (3 Credit Hours)
  • ETI 1644 - Production and Inventory Control (3 Credit Hours)
  • ETM 1010C - Mechanical Measurement and Instrumentation (3 Credit Hours)

This certificate is designed to prepare students for entry level employment in the field of engineering technology. The coursework will apply toward the A.S. Engineering Technology degree [2040].

Program Requirements


This program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the Manufacturing career cluster; provides technical skill proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of the Manufacturing career cluster. The content includes but is not limited to instruction in maintenance techniques, computer aided drafting/design skills, technical communications, maintenance and operation of various industrial components, quality control and testing, material handling protocols, and proper usage of tools and instrumentation.

Program Requirements


  • EET 2525C - Programmable Logic Controllers (3 Credit Hours)
  • ETI 1843C - Motors & Controls (3 Credit Hours)
  • ETS 1535C - Automated Process Controls (3 Credit Hours)
  • ETS 1540 - Industrial Applications Using PLC’s & Robotics (3 Credit Hours)

This certificate designed to prepare students for employment as technicians who will work in a research laboratory or industrial setting.  The coursework will apply toward the A.S. Biotechnology program [2042]. This hands-on program is designed to provide students with entry level skills for a number of common laboratory techniques encountered in research and industrial settings.


General Education Courses

  • BSC 2010C - Fundamentals of Biology I (5 Credit Hours)
  • CHM 2045C - General Chemistry I (5 Credit Hours)

Program Specialization Courses

Complete two of the three (4 credit hours) courses

This certificate is designed to prepare students for entry level employment in the field of business management. The coursework will apply toward any of the following A.S. degrees: Business Administration, Business Entrepreneurship [2043], Business Administration, Management [2006], Business Administration, Marketing [2007], and Business Administration and Management [1706].

Program Requirements


  • GEB 1011 - Introduction to Business (3 Credit Hours)
  • QMB 1001 - Business Mathematics (3 Credit Hours)
  • ACG 2021 - Principles of Financial Accounting (3 Credit Hours)
  • ECO 2013 - Principles of Macroeconomics (3 Credit Hours)
  • MNA 1345 - Management and Supervision (3 Credit Hours)
  • ACG 2071 - Principles of Managerial Accounting (3 Credit Hours)
  • MAR 2011 - Principles of Marketing (3 Credit Hours)
  • BUL 2131 - Legal Environments of Business (3 Credit Hours)
  • MAN 2021 - Principles of Management and Organization (3 Credit Hours)
  • MAN 2933 - Management Seminar (A Class in Entrepreneurship) (3 Credit Hours)

This program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in Business Management and administration career cluster; provides technical skill; proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning and contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of the Business management and Administration career cluster. The content includes but is not limited to instruction to individuals in the areas of planning, organizing, directing and controlling of a business, with emphasis on selected theories of management and decision making and the knowledge and understanding necessary for managing people and functions.

Program Requirements


  • ACG 2021 - Principles of Financial Accounting (3 Credit Hours)
  • CGS 1000 - Computer Information Systems (3 Credit Hours)
  • GEB 1011 - Introduction to Business (3 Credit Hours)
  • MAN 2021 - Principles of Management and Organization (3 Credit Hours)
  • ECO 2023 - Principles of Microeconomics (3 Credit Hours)
  • MAR 2011 - Principles of Marketing (3 Credit Hours)

This program certificate offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the Business Management and Administration career cluster; provides technical skill proficiency, and includes competency based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of the Business Management and Administration career cluster. The content includes but is not limited to individuals in the areas of planning, organizing, directing and controlling of a business, with emphasis on selected theories of management and decision making and the knowledge and understanding necessary for managing people and functions.

Program Requirements


  •  (3 Credit Hours)
  • CGS 1000 - Computer Information Systems (3 Credit Hours) Or
  • CGS 1570 - Integrated Business Apps Software (3 Credit Hours)
  • GEB 1011 - Introduction to Business (3 Credit Hours)
  • GEB 2210 - Business Presentations and Communications (3 Credit Hours) Or
  • Choose any business elective
  • GEB 2949 - Internship in Business (1 to 3 variable Credit Hours) (1 credit hour only)
  • MAN 2021 - Principles of Management and Organization (3 Credit Hours)

This certificate will allow students to complete a specialized certificate, while working to complete their AS degree, which could lead to increase pay and/ or job promotion.

Program Requirements


  • EEC 2002 - Early Child Care Center Management (3 Credit Hours)
  • EEC 2202 - Program Development in Early Childhood (3 Credit Hours)
  • EEC 2520 - Early Childhood Education Organizational Leadership Management (3 Credit Hours)
  • EEC 2527 - Legal Issues and Financial Issues in Child Care (3 Credit Hours)

This certificate is designed to prepare students for entry level employment in the field of engineering technology. The coursework will apply toward the A.S. Engineering Technology degree [2040]. Program Goals After successfully completing this program, the student will be able to perform the following:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in advanced CAD commands.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in three-dimensional (3-D) drawings.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of using solid (3D) modeling software.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in engineering design fundamentals.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in solid modeling fundamentals.

Program Requirements


  • EGN 1111C - Engineering Drawing (3 Credit Hours) OR
  • BCN 1251C - Construction Drafting (3 Credit Hours)
  • ETD 2364C - Introduction to SolidWorks (3 Credit Hours)
  • ETI 1420C - Manufacturing Processes and Materials (3 Credit Hours)
  • ETD 1390C - Autodesk Revit (3 Credit Hours) OR
  • ETD 1320C - Introduction to Auto CAD (3 Credit Hours)

This certificate is designed to prepare student for entry level employment in the field of computer programing and analysis. Some coursework will apply toward the A.S. Computer Information Technology degree [2012].

Program Requirements


  • CGS 1000 - Computer Information Systems (3 Credit Hours)
  • COP 2510 - Programming Concepts (3 Credit Hours)
  • CGS 2820 - Web Page Development (3 Credit Hours)
  • COP 2373 - Programming Concepts II (3 Credit Hours)
  • CGS 1543 - Database Design and Implementation (3 Credit Hours)
  • COP 2250 - Java Programming I (3 Credit Hours)
  • COP 2805 - Java Programming II (3 Credit Hours)
  • COP 2842 - Developing Websites Using PHP/MYSQL (3 Credit Hours)
  • CEN 2361 - Mobile Device Software Development (3 Credit Hours)
  • CIS 2321 - Introduction to Systems Analysis and Design (3 Credit Hours)
  • CIS 2931 - Current Issues in Computing (3 Credit Hours)

After successfully completing this program, the student will be able to perform the following:

  • Perform data file activities. 
  • Perform program design activities.  
  • Perform coding activities. 
  • Perform testing activities. 
  • Perform implementation activities. 
  • Develop an algorithm that solves a problem. 

Program Requirements


  • CGS 1000 - Computer Information Systems (3 Credit Hours)
  • COP 2510 - Programming Concepts (3 Credit Hours)
  • CGS 1543 - Database Design and Implementation (3 Credit Hours)
  • COP 2250 - Java Programming I (3 Credit Hours)
  • COP 2805 - Java Programming II (3 Credit Hours)
  • CIS 2321 - Introduction to Systems Analysis and Design (3 Credit Hours)

This certificate program is part of the Criminal Justice Technology AS degree program [2014].  The certificate consists of a sequence of courses that provides the foundational knowledge needed to continue on to an AS Degree in Criminal Justice [2014] and a BAS Degree in Public Safety and Emergency Management. [8008]

Program Requirements


  • CCJ 1020 - Introduction to Criminal Justice (3 Credit Hours)
  • CJJ 2002 - Juvenile Delinquency and Rehabilitation (3 Credit Hours)
  • CJE 1300 - Police Administration and Organization (3 Credit Hours)
  • CJC 1000 - Introduction to Corrections (3 Credit Hours)
  • CJL 2130 - Criminal Evidence and Procedures (3 Credit Hours)
  • CCJ 1600 - Deviant Behavior (3 Credit Hours)
  • CGS 1000 - Computer Information Systems (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENC 1101 - Written Communication I (3 Credit Hours)

The purpose of this program is to prepare students with hands-on training in new media and digital publications. This program focuses on the skills necessary to work on print and digital publications, work in social media and digital marketing, or work in layout, design, and editing fields. The skills in this program are transferable to both local and national level publications. This program includes editing, programming, and graphic design courses.

Core Requirements


  • CGS 2820 - Web Page Development (3 Credit Hours)
  • CRW 2001 - Creative Writing I (3 Credit Hours)
  • GRA 1100C - Introduction to Computer Graphics (3 Credit Hours)
  • JOU 1440L - College Magazine Production I (1 to 3 variable Credit Hours) (3 credit format only)
  • Choice of two (6 Credit) courses

  • GRA 1206C - Typography (3 Credit Hours)
  • GRA 2121C - Communication Design (3 Credit Hours)
  • GRA 2150C - Photoshop (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENC 2210 - Technical Communication (3 Credit Hours)
  • JOU 1441L - College Magazine Production II (1 to 3 variable Credit Hours) (3 credit format only)
  • MMC 2949 - Internship in Mass Communications (3 Credit Hours)
  • PGY 1800C - Digital Imaging I (3 Credit Hours)

This certificate is designed to prepare students for entry level employment in the field of early childhood education. The coursework will apply toward the A.S. Early Childhood Education degree [2009] and toward the B.S. Early Childhood Education degree [8005].

Program Requirements


  • ENC 1101 - Written Communication I (3 Credit Hours)
  • Social Sciences Choose from Area III, A.S. (3 Credit Hours)
  • MAT 1033 - Intermediate Algebra (4 Credit Hours) or higher Area II, A.S.
  • Humanities Choose from Area IV, A.S. (3 Credit Hours)
  • EEC 1001 - Early Childhood Growth and Development (3 Credit Hours)
  • EEC 1000 - Introduction to Early Childhood Education (3 Credit Hours)
  • EDF 1030 - Effective Classroom Management (3 Credit Hours)
  • EEX 2010 - Introduction to Exceptional Learners (3 Credit Hours)
  • EEC 1601 - Observation and Assessment in Early Childhood (3 Credit Hours)
  • EEC 2401 - Family Interaction and Cultural Continuity (3 Credit Hours)
  • EEC 2002 - Early Child Care Center Management (3 Credit Hours)
  • EEC 1319 - Portfolio Development and Performance Observation (3 Credit Hours)

This certificate is designed to prepare students for entry level employment in the field of electronics. The coursework will lead toward the A.S. Engineering Technology degree [2040].

Program Requirements


  • EET 1084C - Introduction to Electronics (3 Credit Hours)
  • EET 2525C - Programmable Logic Controllers (3 Credit Hours)
  • ETM 1010C - Mechanical Measurement and Instrumentation (3 Credit Hours)
  • ETD 2949 - Internship in Technology (2 Credit Hours)

This certificate is designed to prepare students for entry level employment within the career cluster of technology support. The coursework will apply toward the A.S. Engineering Technology degree [2040].

Program Requirements


  • ETM 1010C - Mechanical Measurement and Instrumentation (3 Credit Hours)
  • ETI 1110 - Quality Assurance (3 Credit Hours)
  • ETD 1320C - Introduction to Auto CAD
     (3 Credit Hours)
  • EET 1084C - Introduction to Electronics (3 Credit Hours)
  • ETI 1701 - Industrial Safety (3 Credit Hours)
  • ETI 1420C - Manufacturing Processes and Materials (3 Credit Hours)

This certificate is designed to teach students the fundamentals of entrepreneurship and may lead to entry level employment within the business career cluster. The coursework will apply toward the A.S. Business Administration, Business Entrepreneurship degree [2043].

Program Requirements


  • ENT 2000 - Introduction to Entrepreneurship (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENT 2120 - Digital Marketing (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENT 2411 - Business Operations for Entrepreneurs (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENT 2100 - Building and Presenting a Business Plan (3 Credit Hours)

This certificate is designed to provide students with a foundation in interactive media techniques that may lead to entry level employment within the field of media production. The coursework will apply toward the A.S. Graphic Design Technology degree [2033].

Program Requirements


  • GRA 2190C - Graphic Design Basics (3 Credit Hours)
  • GRA 1206C - Typography (3 Credit Hours)
  • GRA 2150C - Photoshop (3 Credit Hours)
  • GRA 2121C - Communication Design (3 Credit Hours)
  • GRA 2142C - Web Design I (3 Credit Hours)
  • GRA 2143C - Web Design II (3 Credit Hours)
  • GRA 2723C - Web Design III (3 Credit Hours)
  • GRA 2160C - Web Basic Animation (3 Credit Hours)

This certificate is designed to prepare students for initial employment in the field of graphic design. The coursework will apply toward the A.S. Graphic Design Technology degree [2033].

Program Requirements


  • GRA 1100C - Introduction to Computer Graphics (3 Credit Hours)
  • GRA 2190C - Graphic Design Basics (3 Credit Hours)
  • GRA 1206C - Typography (3 Credit Hours)
  • GRA 2150C - Photoshop (3 Credit Hours)
  • GRA 2121C - Communication Design (3 Credit Hours)

This certificate program is part of the Engineering Technology AS degree program under the Quality specialization.  The content includes but is not limited to the concepts, theories and tools of the Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma as used in the manufacturing and services industries.  The programs covers the methods used in Lean and Six Sigma such as continuous flow, overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), Kaizen, process mapping, the 5 S’s, total productive maintenance (TPM), cellular manufacturing, self-directed work teams, the Kanban system, design for manufacturing and value steam mapping.

Program Requirements


  • ETI 1622 - Introduction to Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma (3 Credit Hours)
  • ETI 1628 - Coaching Self-Directed Teams (3 Credit Hours)
  • ETI 2610 - Principles of Six Sigma (3 Credit Hours)
  • ETI 2623 - Tools for Lean Manufacturing (3 Credit Hours)

This certificate offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the Health Science career cluster; provides technical skill proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of Health Science career cluster.

This certificate is an educational pathway designed for students pursing the A.S, Health Services Management degree program.

Program Requirements


  • ACG 2021 - Principles of Financial Accounting (3 Credit Hours)
  • BSC 2085C - Anatomy and Physiology I (4 Credit Hours)
  • CGS 1000 - Computer Information Systems (3 Credit Hours)
  • CGS 1570 - Integrated Business Apps Software (3 Credit Hours)
  • HIM 2012 - Health Law Concepts and Practices (3 Credit Hours)
  • HIM 2652 - Electronic Health/Medical Record Systems (3 Credit Hours)
  • HIM 2721 - Introduction to Coding and Reimbursement Systems (3 Credit Hours)
  • HSA 1100 - Healthcare Delivery Systems (3 Credit Hours)
  • HSA 2001 - Interprofessional Team Based Health Care (2 Credit Hours)
  • HSA 2182 - Health Services Management Concepts (2 Credit Hours)
  • HSC 1149 - General Pharmacology for Health Professionals (1 Credit Hour)
  • HSC 2721 - Evidence-Based Healthcare Practice (2 Credit Hours)

This certificate program is part of the Criminal Justice Technology AS degree program [2014].  The certificate consists of a sequence of courses that provides the foundational knowledge needed to continue on to earn an additional certificate in Criminal Justice, an AS Degree in Criminal Justice and a BAS Degree in Public Safety and Emergency Management. [8008]

Program Requirements


  • CCJ 1020 - Introduction to Criminal Justice (3 Credit Hours)
  • CJL 2100 - Criminal Law (3 Credit Hours)
  • SYG 2000 - Principles of Sociology (3 Credit Hours)

This certificate is designed to prepare students for entry level employment in the field of computer information analysis. The coursework will apply toward the A.S. Network Systems Technology degree [2027].

Program Requirements


  • MAT 1033 - Intermediate Algebra (4 Credit Hours)
  • or any Higher Mathematics Credits / Units: 3-4

  • CGS 1000 - Computer Information Systems (3 Credit Hours)
  • CGS 1570 - Integrated Business Apps Software (3 Credit Hours)
  • CGS 2820 - Web Page Development (3 Credit Hours)
  • CGS 1543 - Database Design and Implementation (3 Credit Hours)
  • CTS 1150 - Microcomputer Hardware and Maintenance (3 Credit Hours)
  • CET 1600 - Networking Fundamentals (3 Credit Hours)
  • CIS 2321 - Introduction to Systems Analysis and Design (3 Credit Hours)
  • CIS 2931 - Current Issues in Computing (3 Credit Hours)

This certificate is designed to prepare students for entry level employment within the audio visual technology and communication career cluster. This coursework will apply toward the A.S. Digital Cinema degree [2031]. 

Program Requirements


  • FIL 2423 - Introduction to Film Production (3 Credit Hours)
  • RTV 1510 - Introduction to Television Production (3 Credit Hours)
  • PGY 1750 - Creative Videomaking (3 Credit Hours)
  • FIL 1537 - Sound Recording and Design (3 Credit Hours)
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  • Suggested Courses for Second Term:

  • RTV 1530 - Electronic Field Production I (3 Credit Hours)
  • FIL 2571 - Video Post -Production (3 Credit Hours)
  • DIG 2000 - Media Interpretation and Adaptation (3 Credit Hours)
  • FIL 2949 - Internship in Film/Video (3 Credit Hours)

This certificate is designed to prepare students for entry level employment within the marketing, sales, and service career cluster. The coursework will apply toward the A.S. Business Administration, Marketing Degree [2007].

Program Requirements


  • GEB 1011 - Introduction to Business (3 Credit Hours)
  • QMB 1001 - Business Mathematics (3 Credit Hours)
  • ACG 2021 - Principles of Financial Accounting (3 Credit Hours)
  • MAR 2011 - Principles of Marketing (3 Credit Hours)
  • MKA 2511 - Principles of Advertising (3 Credit Hours)
  • ECO 2023 - Principles of Microeconomics (3 Credit Hours)
  • GEB 2210 - Business Presentations and Communications (3 Credit Hours)
  • MAN 2021 - Principles of Management and Organization (3 Credit Hours)
  • CGS 1000 - Computer Information Systems (3 Credit Hours)
  • MKA 2021 - Personal Selling (3 Credit Hours)

This certificate is designed to prepare students for entry level employment within the field the information technology career cluster. This certificate program is part of the Network Systems Technology  AS degree program  [2027], and is aligned with the CISCO Certified Network Associate  (CCNA) industry certification.

Program Requirements


  • CET 1600 - Networking Fundamentals (3 Credit Hours)
  • CET 1605 - CCNA1 Introduction to Networks (3 Credit Hours)
  • CET 1610 - CCNA2 Switching, Routing and Wireless Essentials (3 Credit Hours)
  • CET 2615 - CCNA3 Enterprise Networking, Security, and Automation (3 Credit Hours)
  • COP 2510 - Programming Concepts (3 Credit Hours)
  • CIS 1355 - Security Engineering (3 Credit Hours)
  • CTS 1150 - Microcomputer Hardware and Maintenance (3 Credit Hours)

This certificate is designed to prepare students for entry level employment within the field the information technology career cluster. This coursework will apply toward the A.S. Network Systems Technology degree [2027].

Program Requirements


  • CGS 1000 - Computer Information Systems (3 Credit Hours)
  • CTS 1150 - Microcomputer Hardware and Maintenance (3 Credit Hours)
  • CET 1600 - Networking Fundamentals (3 Credit Hours)
  • CIS 1355 - Security Engineering (3 Credit Hours)
  • CTS 2143 - Server Fundamentals (3 Credit Hours)
  • CTS 2375 - Cloud Services (3 Credit Hours)
  • CTS 2321 - Linux System Administration (3 Credit Hours)
  • COP 2510 - Programming Concepts (3 Credit Hours)
  • CIS 2121 - Cybersecurity Analysis (3 Credit Hours)
  • CIS 2931 - Current Issues in Computing (3 Credit Hours)

This certificate is designed to prepare students for entry level employment within the field the information technology career cluster. This coursework will apply toward the A.S. Network Systems Technology degree [2027].

Program Requirements


  • CGS 1000 - Computer Information Systems (3 Credit Hours)
  • CTS 1150 - Microcomputer Hardware and Maintenance (3 Credit Hours)
  • CET 1600 - Networking Fundamentals (3 Credit Hours)
  • CIS 1355 - Security Engineering (3 Credit Hours)
  • CTS 2321 - Linux System Administration (3 Credit Hours)
  • CTS 2143 - Server Fundamentals (3 Credit Hours)
  • CTS 2375 - Cloud Services (3 Credit Hours)
  • CIS 2931 - Current Issues in Computing (3 Credit Hours)

This program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the Information Technology career cluster; provides technical skill proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of the Information Technology career cluster.

The content includes but is not limited to instruction in computer literacy; software application support; basic hardware configuration and troubleshooting; networking technologies, troubleshooting, security, and administration; and customer service and human relations skills.

Program Requirements


  • CGS 1000 - Computer Information Systems (3 Credit Hours)
  • COP 2510 - Programming Concepts (3 Credit Hours)
  • CTS 1150 - Microcomputer Hardware and Maintenance (3 Credit Hours)
  • CET 1600 - Networking Fundamentals (3 Credit Hours)
  • CIS 1355 - Security Engineering (3 Credit Hours)
  • CTS 2321 - Linux System Administration (3 Credit Hours)
  • CTS 2143 - Server Fundamentals (3 Credit Hours)

This certificate will allow students to complete a specialized certificate, while working to complete their AS degree, which could lead to increased pay and/ or a job promotion. 

Program Requirements


  • EEC 2226 - Introduction to Principles of Mathematics and Science for Young Children (3 Credit Hours)
  • EEC 1312 - Creative Experiences for Young Children (3 Credit Hours)
  • EEC 2217 - Introduction to Language and Emergent Literacy (3 Credit Hours)
  • EME 2040 - Introduction to Technology for Educators (3 Credit Hours)

This is an 18 credit hour program with the purpose of preparing students for further education and employment in the Insurance career cluster. The program is designed to develop the student’s general employability by improving their work attitudes, communication, critical thinking, technical skills, problem-solving skills, and occupation-specific skills relative to insurance sales. The program content is broad-based to reflect the cross-functional relationships prevalent in risk management and insurance. Students are exposed to related business practices such as standard operating procedures, budgeting, planning, organizing, marketing, customer service, property and casualty rules, personal insurance rules, and risk management theory. Emphasis is placed on understanding the concept of risk, insurance sales, insurance products/policies, customer service, and providing the right coverage for the amount of risk exposure. Learning is promoted via team work, case studies, practitioner guest lectures, video lectures, online learning aides, and visits to insurance agency and carrier sites. This program prepares students for employment in roles such as: Customer service representative, Insurance office assistant, Account Managers, Personal Lines Agent, Claims Adjuster, and Risk Analyst. Program learning outcomes include:

  • Demonstrate effective business communication skills.
  • Describe the significance of legal and ethical issues in a business environment.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and application of product and service technology.
  • Develop appropriate business records for an insurance agency.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of employee compensation and benefits plan.
  • Develop a successful promotion plan for an insurance agency

Program Requirements


  • GEB 1011 - Introduction to Business (3 Credit Hours)
  • GEB 2210 - Business Presentations and Communications (3 Credit Hours)
  • BUL 2131 - Legal Environments of Business (3 Credit Hours)
  • RMI 1201 - Principles of Property and Liability Insurance (3 Credit Hours)
  • RMI 2113 - Personal Insurance (3 Credit Hours)
  • RMI 2213 - Commercial Insurance (3 Credit Hours)

Non-Credit Certificates

Become a licensed insurance property and casualty customer representative without the loss of production income and time. Work at your own pace!

 

Your instructor is available to answer questions by email. The 40 hours of this state-approved course are completely online, including the course final exam. It is designed and taught to comply with the State requirements for the 4-40 License.

 

After completion of this course, you will receive a certificate of completion which allows you to apply to the Department of Financial Services for your license. This course waives the State exam! Enrollment is for 3 months. A level 2 background check is required.

Featured Certificates

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Graphic Design Support

Prepare for initial employment in the field of graphic design. This coursework applies toward the A.S. in Graphic Design Technology degree.

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Business Operations

These certificates provide our students with opportunities to develop the skills necessary to participate in business and professional communities.

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Alternative Energy

Apply policy, regulation and good business practices for alternative energy systems.

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Homeland Security Specialist

This certificate provides foundational knowledge needed for entry-level jobs in law enforcement, homeland security, criminal justice and private security. The coursework is part of the Criminal Justice Technology A.S. degree and is applicable toward SCF’s B.A.S. degree in Public Safety and Emergency Management.

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Information Technology Analysis

Prepare for entry-level employment in the field of computer information analysis. This coursework applies to the A.S. Network Systems Technology degree.

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