UMUC offers a wide variety of entry-level and advanced certificates for students aiming to meet educational, job-related, and career goals. Earning a certificate is a practical first step for students who will later seek associate's and bachelor's degrees, as credits satisfying certificate requirements may also be applied to the more advanced degrees.
There are five entry-level programs in Asia which permit beginning students or students wanting an initial focus on a specific subject area to earn certificates. These areas are Accounting Foundations, Computer Studies, Japanese Studies, Korean Studies, and Management.
UMUC also offers a wide range of certificate programs comprising primarily upper-level courses, which are geared toward helping members of the workforce stay competitive in today's demanding job market. Students frequently need to combine online courses with classroom courses to complete the course requirements.
These certificate programs have the following common features:
- Each requires completion of a total of 18 credits, including at least nine credits with UMUC Asia, UMUC Europe, or UMUC Stateside
- The student must earn a C or above in each course.
Students seeking to earn a second certificate in a different academic area must complete an additional 9 credits with UMUC (Asia, Europe, or Statewide) following completion of the first certificate, and must fulfill all certificate requirements.
- Accounting Foundations
- Computer Studies
- Foreign Language Area Studies Certificate: Japanese
- Foreign Language Area Studies Certificate: Korean
- Management Studies
- Computer Networking
- Human Resource Management
- Management Foundations
- Project Management
- Spanish for Business and the Professions
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These certificates are geared toward helping members of the workforce stay current in today's demanding job market.