Take a collections of courses and/or badges that demonstrate your mastery of a cluster of related skills in a broad knowledge area.
Professional Certificates are collections of courses and/or badges that demonstrate your mastery of a cluster of related skills in a broad knowledge area. In addition, a capstone project or single practical application of all certificate skills is required. This shows your ability to apply new concepts and skills beyond the scope of the courses in our program.
Expect to spend approximately 120 hours engaging and demonstrating your skills (plus more time reading and taking in information). Professional Certificates also earn you 12.0 continuing education units (CEUs), the equivalent of two 3-credit college courses.
Our offerings fit your busy schedule. You can sign up for entire certificates of achievement and professional certificates, or you can enroll in their component courses and badges, and stack them up one piece at a time.
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