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Career Certification Programs

Degree vs. Certificate Programs Video

Video explaining the difference between degree and certificate programs. Closed captions are available.


What is a certificate program?

Certificate programs are designed to give students mastery over a narrow subject area or topic. These programs are offered in many trades, professional fields and academic areas, including automotive repair, health care, business and entrepreneurship.

These non-degree programs are usually provided at two main levels: undergraduate and graduate. They may be offered in a wide variety of subjects, from trade occupations, like plumbing and air conditioning repair, to academic subjects, like accounting and communication.