Certificate Programs

The university offers a variety of programs leading to a certificate of competency in special areas. Certificates may be earned by regularly matriculated or extended learning students and denote successful completion of a prescribed program of study designed to impart specified professional/vocational/career competencies, or produce mastery of the content of a sub-field of an academic major (discipline), or provide exposure to the range of materials in a traditional or emerging interdisciplinary field.

Courses offered for the certificate may be the same ones used to satisfy major, minor, credential or general education requirements. In order to qualify for a certificate, undergraduate candidates must earn a grade point average of 2.0 ("C") or better in applicable course work. Postbaccalaureate candidates must earn a grade point average of 2.5. Standards for individual programs may exceed this minimum. Candidates must also receive two-thirds of their certificate-applicable credit from the university. The transferring of credit or the substitution of courses may occur only after application to the appropriate campus authority.

The certificate is awarded upon confirmation that the requirements for that program have been satisfied. The candidate is responsible for filing an application with the Office of Records, Registration and Evaluations for granting of the certificate, no later than the last term of certificate-applicable study, and for notifying the coordinator of the certificate program of completion of required course work. The awarding of a certificate will be noted on the student's transcript.

Further information regarding the certificates offered by the university can be found under the appropriate department.

Certificate Programs Offered

  • Accounting
    Department of Accounting and Finance, JB-459, (909) 537-5704.
  • Applied Cultural Anthropology
    Department of Anthropology, SB-327J, (909) 537-5502.
  • Arabic
    Department of World Languages and Literatures, UH-314, (909) 537-5847.
  • Archaeology
    Department of Anthropology, SB-327J, (909) 537-5502.
  • Asian Studies
    Department of World Languages and Literatures, UH-314, (909) 537-5847.
  • Bilingual / Cross-Cultural Studies: Spanish/English
    Department of World Languages and Literatures, UH-314, (909) 537-5847.
  • Biotechnology
    Department of Biology, BI-329, (909) 537-5305.
  • Business Skills for the Artist
    Department of Art, VA-105, (909) 537-5802.
  • Coaching
    Department of Kinesiology, HP-120, (909) 537-5349.
  • Communication Skills
    Department of Communication Studies, UH-018, (909) 537-5815.
  • Computer Systems and Programming
    School of Computer Science and Engineering, JB-307, (909) 537-5326.
  • Criminal Justice
    Department of Criminal Justice, SB-209, (909) 537-5506.
  • Cyber Security
    Department of Information and Decision Sciences, JB-460, (909) 537-5723.
  • Education
    College of Education, CE-221, (909) 537-3600.
  • Fitness Management
    Department of Kinesiology, HP-120, (909) 537-5349.
  • French / English Translation
    Department of World Languages and Literatures, UH-314, (909) 537-5847.
  • Gender and Sexuality Studies
    University Hall, Room 201.46, (909) 537-5838.
  • Geographic Information Systems
    Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, SB-327J, (909) 537-5519.
  • German / English Translators
    Department of World Languages and Literatures, UH-314, (909) 537-5847.
  • Gerontology
    Department of Sociology, SB-327, (909) 537-5541.
  • Health Care Management
    Department of Health Science and Human Ecology, PS-226, (909) 537-5339.
  • Human Resources
    Department of Management, JB-461, (909) 537-5731.
  • Information Systems Management
    Department of Information and Decision Sciences, JB-460, (909) 537-5723.
  • International Relations
    Department of Political Science, SB-112, (909) 537-5535/5534.
  • Introductory Actuarial Science
    Department of Mathematics, JB-370, (909) 537-5361.
  • Introductory Mathematics
    Department of Mathematics, JB-370, (909) 537-5361.
  • Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies
    Department of History, SB-327F, (909) 537-5524.
  • Latin American Studies
    Department of Anthropology, SB-327J, (909) 537-5502.
  • Museum Studies
    Department of Anthropology, SB-327J, (909) 537-5502.
  • Native Nations / Indigenous People
  • Paralegal Studies
    Coordinator's Office, SB-209C, (909) 537-5506.
  • Puppetry
    Department of Theatre Arts, PA-111, (909) 537-5876.
  • Recreation Leadership
    Department of Kinesiology, HP-120, (909) 537-5349.
  • Social Services
    Department of Sociology, SB-327, (909) 537-5541.
  • Spanish for Public Services
    Department of World Languages and Literatures, UH-314, (909) 537-5847.
  • Supply Chain Management
    Department of Information and Decision Sciences, JB-460, (909) 537-5723.
  • Theatre for Youth
    Department of Theatre Arts, PA-111, (909) 537-5876.
  • Urban Planning
    Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, SB-327J, (909) 537-5519.
  • Writing: Creative Writing
    Department of English, UH-334, (909) 537-5824.
  • Writing: Professional Writing
    Department of English, UH-334, (909) 537-5824.

Certificates Restricted to Postbaccalaureate / Graduate Students

  • Conflict Management
    Department of Communication Studies, UH-018, (909) 537-5815 or Department of Management, JB-461, 537-5731.
  • Crosscultural, Language and Academic Development (CLAD)
    Teacher Education Office, CE-102, (909) 537-5650.
  • E-Learning
    Department of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, CE-335, (909) 537-5290.
  • Early Childhood Special Education
    Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling,
    CE-243, (909) 537-5606.
  • Education of the Gifted and Talented
    Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling, CE-243, (909) 537-5606.
  • Educational Technology
    Department of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, CE-335, (909) 537-5290.
  • Environmental Education
    Environmental Education Office, CE- , (909) 537-5640.
  • Holistic and Integrative Education
    Department of Language, Literacy and Culture, CE-261, (909) 537-7405.
  • Intelligence Methodology
    National Security Studies Office, SB-112, (909) 537-5534.
  • Reading / Language Arts
    Department of Language, Literacy and Culture, CE-261, (909) 537-7405.
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
    Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling, CE-243, (909) 537-5606.
  • School Business Management
    Department of Educational Leadership and Curriculum, CE-374, (909) 537-7404.
  • Teaching English as a Second Language
    Department of English, UH-334, (909) 537-5824.

Special Sessions

In partnership with other colleges within the university, degree and certificate programs are made available through the College of Extended Learning to specific audiences. These programs, known as "Special Sessions," are fully self-supporting. Programs may be offered at off-campus locations nationally and internationally as well as online. Special Sessions degree and/or certificate programs are identical in quality to those offered on campus, and students must be admitted to the university in order to enroll. Through Special Sessions, the College of Extended Learning, in collaboration with other colleges and departments, extends the university's high quality academic programs to audiences that otherwise could not be served. For more information on Special Sessions available through the College of Extended Learning, call (909) 537-3982.