|Construction Practices||Extended Learning|
|Cooperative Education||Undergraduate Studies|
|Holistic Health||Health Education and Extended Learning|
|Independent Living Center Practices||Counseling|
|Legal/Court Interpretation (Spanish/English)||Extended Learning|
|Music/Recording Industry||Extended Learning|
|Paralegal Studies||Extended Learning|
|Preschool--Daycare Early Childhood Education||Extended Learning|
|Professional Practice of Internal Auditing||Accounting and Extended Learning|
|Psychological Field Services||Psychology|
|Technical and Professional Writing||Center for Humanistic Studies|
|Counseling Deaf Persons||Counseling|
|Counseling Deafened and Hard of Hearing Persons||Counseling|
|Dietetics: Focus on Older Adults||Consumer and Family Studies/Dietetics|
|Early Childhood Special Education||Special Education|
|Educational Therapy||Special Education|
|Entrepreneurial Leadership in Health Care||Extended Learning|
|Family Nurse Practitioner||Extended Learning|
|Independent Living Center Practices||Counseling|
|Integrated Services||Special Education|
|Jewish Community Studies||Jewish Studies|
|Middle/Junior High School||Elementary and Secondary Education|
|Rehabilitation Engineering Technology||Counseling|
|Rehabilitation Teaching for the Blind||Special Education|
|Serious Emotional Disturbance||Special Education|
|Teaching Critical Thinking||Philosophy|
|Teaching of Composition||English|
|Teaching Post-Secondary Reading||English|
|Training Systems Development||Instructional Technologies|
|Vocational Special Education||Special Education|
Purpose of Certificate Programs
A certificate program is a coherent set of academic courses that does not lead to a degree, but is focused on a substantial area of study that may be practically oriented toward skills and/or occupations. Such a program is designed to meet special needs, especially those with a limited time to learn specific subjects, concepts, skills, and competencies. The award of a certificate means the holder has completed the required courses and related work at an acceptable level of academic accomplishment. The certificate indicates to a prospective employer that the university validates the particular program of study. It neither credentials nor licenses the student, nor does it guarantee the ability of the student to put into practice what has been studied.
ACCEPTANCE TO CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS
Guidelines for Acceptance to Undergraduate Certificate Programs
In order to be accepted to an undergraduate certificate program, a student must have completed 56 semester units of undergraduate course work with a 2.0 (C) grade point average. Exceptions may be permitted upon presentation of special justification to the Dean of Undergraduate Studies or appropriate program administrator for Extended Learning programs.
Guidelines for Acceptance to Graduate Certificate Programs
Admission to Post-Baccalaureate Status
Registration for required courses will be accomplished by means of the normal registration process of the university or through Extended Learning registration procedures for Extended Learning certificate programs.
The student prepares a Certificate Approved Program (CAP) form (available in the department, Undergraduate Studies, or Graduate Division) and forwards it, along with transcript(s) showing the completion of all course requirements, to the department chair of the area offering the certificate program.
The chair is responsible for determining that all the requirements for the certificate have been satisfactorily completed. This is accomplished by signing the CAP form.
After paying the application fee ($7.00) for the award of the certificate at the Cashier's Office and having the CAP form stamped "Paid," the student is responsible for filing (a) the signed CAP form, (b) the supporting transcript(s), and (c) the evidence of the fee paid, in the Graduate Division, ADM 254 (for both undergraduate and graduate certificates).
The Graduate Division is responsible for reviewing the materials received and authorizing the issuance of the undergraduate or graduatecertificate on behalf of the department/program area and in the name of the university. This is accomplished by the Dean of Undergraduate Studies or the Graduate Division, as appropriate, signing the certificate and returning it along with two signed copies of the CAP form to the department/program area. Upon receipt, the department/ program chair signs the official certificate and arranges to issue it, along with a copy of the CAP form, to the student. A second copy of the signed CAP form is to be retained by the department/program area for its records.
The Graduate Division is also responsible for forwarding a signed copy of the CAP form to the Registrar's Office. This copy of the CAP form will serve as the official notification that all the certificate requirements have been completed satisfactorily. The registrar is then responsible for posting the award of the certificate on the student's permanent academic record (i.e., transcript).
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