Certificate Programs

Certificate programs are a form of postsecondary education that are affordable and usually require full-time, six-month to one-year of required courses or their part-time equivalent.  Certificates are granted by colleges and adult career centers after completion of study for specific occupations.  According to a study by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, workers with certificates earn 20 percent more on average than workers with only a high school diploma, and certificates make workers more employable.  Furthermore, certificates have become stepping stones to college degrees.  Use the resources below to explore different options for certificate programs.

You can also use this database to find career and professional colleges and schools in your area: