Certificates & Courses
UMass Global offers a wide variety of certificate programs, both for academic credit and professional development (non-credit). Increase or update your knowledge in a certain topic, qualify for a specific job or prepare for certification exams.
Beef Up Your Resume
A professional development (non-credit) certificate program offers a way to continue your education and complete a program in a relatively short period of time.
An undergrad or graduate certificate offers academic credit but can be completed in a term or two. In some cases these help to qualify you for a particular career or help to enhance your knowledge and skills beyond your degree.
Certificates are a great addition to your resume. It shows your desire to continue to learn and provides you with career-relevant skills that can be used on a daily basis, keeping you up-to-date on the latest technology and trends.
- Most professional development certificates, unless they are part of a series, do not have prerequisites but may require a certain skill level.
- Certificates and certification prep courses do not qualify for financial aid. They are an affordable way to increase your skills and possibly your salary.
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Coming into this workshop I had no idea what project based learning looked like. I came out feeling like I learned enough about it that I am eager to get started in my classroom.
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This was an excellent program that had a big impact on the way I work with my direct reports. I was able to apply the techniques and principles immediately. I have already realized results with my section manager…The instructors were fantastic - very knowledgeable and excellent teachers.