Professional Certificate



E-Learning Certificate Level 1

The E-Learning Certificate Level 1 provides those who desire to deliver instructional learning materials at a distance with the foundational knowledge and skills required to design, develop, and implement effective materials for e-learning. The ideal candidates for this certificate will be those who are already involved in distance education or who work in an organization that is involved in the distribution of online instructional media. Potential students include K-12 and higher education instructors teaching in a distance education setting or those who would like to develop instructional technology skills. Additionally, potential students may include human resources professionals and employees of businesses where online training is desired for use within the organization. This professional certificate prepares students to apply the theories, principles, models, tools, and techniques associated with e-learning in diverse organizational settings.

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Students who complete the E-Learning Certificate Level 1 will be able to:
  • Evaluate the effective use and implementation of e-learning materials
  • Design, develop, and implement successful e-learning materials
  • Apply foundational e-learning principles and theories to learning activities in the work place
  • Articulate the capacity to select and use technologies that support online interactions.
  • Construct and deploy an online lesson and incorporate e-learning technologies
Length of Program: 2 Semesters
Type of Program: E-Learning Professional Certificate of Completion
Semester of Entry: Fall

Fall Semester

CAPP208 E-Learning Application and Web 2.0+ Basics 3
EDU106 Foundations of E-Learning Instructional Engagement 3
EDU108 Instructional Design I for E-Learning 3
EDU210 Learning Technologies and Organizations 3
Total Semester Credits 12



E-Learning Certificate Level 2

The E-Learning Certificate Level 2 provides students from varied professional backgrounds the foundational knowledge and skills required to design and develop effective instruction for delivery in either the classroom or professional setting. From the assessment of needs and the analysis of learning objectives to the Wrapid-development of instructional materials and their evaluation, this professional certificate prepares students to apply the theories, principles, models, tools, and techniques of systematic instructional design in diverse organizational settings.

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Students who complete the E-Learning Certificate Level 2 will be able to:
  • Compare and contrast foundational instructional design principles to the design, development, and implementation of learning activities in their work place
  • Demonstrate an ability to effectively lead the design of effective instruction through proficient planning, develop ment, evaluation, and management
  • Articulate a comprehensive knowledge of numerous theories, principles, models, tools, and techniques that can be applied to the systematic design of instruction
  • Construct a successfully instructional prototype project by implementing all instructional design phases.

Completion of the Instructional Design II course in E-Learning Certificate Level 2 requires the completion of coursework outlined under the E-Learning Certificate level 1.

Length of Program:  2 Semesters
Type of Program:  E-Learning Professional Certificate of Completion
Semester of Entry:  Spring

Spring Semester

BMIS285 Fundamentals of Management Information Systems (MIS) 3
EDU208 Instructional Design II for E-Learning  3
EDU258 Structured Analysis and Design in E-Learning 3
EDU260 Digital Media and Visual Literacies 3
Total Semester Credits 12



Geoscience Technology

The Geoscience Technology Program is designed to prepare students to work as geoscience specialists and apply their technical knowledge to a variety of geological issues. Students receive a solid foundation in mineral and rock identification, chemistry, applied structural geology, geologic software applications, subsurface mapping, the use of GIS and map interpretation, and field methodologies. Hands-on field investigations are stressed throughout the Program and simulate the working environment of the profession. An education in Geoscience Technology will prepare students to enter industry careers such as oil field data technicians, associate geologists, geoscience technicians, geology lab techs, mineral exploration technologists, and geology assistants.

Geoscience technicians collect diverse sets of geologic data and are responsible for communicating their descriptions to senior geologists. Responsibilities may include recording the physical and geological conditions in oil/gas wells, collecting geophysical data, defining physical rock properties, and determining the elemental, mineral, and hydrocarbon composition of rock samples. Some geoscience technicians gather operations data during drilling or catalog geological and geophysical data for the development of land/lease contracts.

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Note: Selected courses require pre-requisites and mandatory lab co-requisites. Please see course descriptions beginning on page 125 for detailed pre-requisite requirements. GEO299 is taken during the final semester of study.

Length of Program:  2 Semesters
Type of Program:  Geoscience Technology Professional Certificate
Semester of Entry:  Fall

Fall Semester

CHMY141 College Chemistry I 3
CHMY142 College Chemistry I Lab 1
EVSC140 Introduction to GIS 3
ENSC245 Soils 3
GEO101 Introduction to Physical Geology 3
GEO102 Introduction to Physical Geology Lab 1
Total Semester Credits 14

Spring Semester

CHMY143 College Chemistry II 3
CHMY144 College Chemistry II Lab 1
ENST230 Nature and Society 3
GEO211 Earth History and Evolution 4
GEO231 Geoscience Field Methods 2
GEO299 Geotech Capstone Project 1
Total Semester Credits 14
TOTAL CREDITS 28





Accounting Information Specialist

Type of Program: Professional Certificate
Semester of Entry: Fall and Spring

ACTG101 Accounting Procedures I 3
Choose one of the following: 3
     ACTG125  Quick Books
     ACTG205  Computerized Accounting
ACTG211 Income Tax Fundamentals 3
Choose one of the following: 3
     ACTG230  SABHRS
     ACTG180  Payroll Accounting
BMIS270 MIS Foundations for Business 3
Choose one of the following:  3
     CAPP156  MS Excel
     CSCI172  Introduction to Computer Modeling
CAPP266 Advanced MS Excel 3
Total Semester Credits 21


Bookkeeping Specialist

Bookkeeping Specialist is designed for a student who has an earned degree or work experience in communications, business, or a related field. Upon successful completion of the course requirements for the Bookkeeping Specialist, the student receives a focus of study that is preparation for the national certification exam to become a Certified Bookkeeper.


Type of Program: Professional Certificate
Semester of Entry: Fall and Spring

ACTG101 Accounting Procedures I 3
ACTG102 Accounting Procedures II 3
Choose one of the following: 3
     ACTG125  Quick Books
     ACTG205  Computerized Accounting
ACTG180 Payroll Accounting 3
ACTG211 Income Tax Fundamentals 3
Choose one of the following:  3
     CAPP156  MS Excel
     CSCI172  Introduction to Computer Modeling
CAPP266 Advanced MS Excel 3
Total Semester Credits 21


Finance Specialist


Type of Program: Professional Certificate
Semester of Entry: Fall and Spring

ACTG101 Accounting Procedures I 3
ACTG102 Accounting Procedures II 3
ACTG211 Income Tax Fundamentals 3
BFIN205 Personal Finance 3
BFIN265 Introduction to Business Finance 3
BGEN105 Introduction to Business 3
BGEN201 Foundations of Business Ethics 3
Total Semester Credits 21





Professional Certificate / Accounting and Business


Please Note:

Credits will vary and may require an earned degree in an approved related discipline.

Human Resource Specialist

The Human Resource Specialist is designed for a student who has an earned degree or work experience in communications, business, or a related field. Upon successful completion of the course requirements for the Human Resource Specialist, the student receives a focus of study in human resource management.


Type of Program: Professional Certificate
Semester of Entry: Fall and Spring

ACTG101 Accounting Procedures I 3
Choose one of the following: 3
     ACTG180  Payroll Accounting
     ACTG205  Computerized Accounting
BGEN105 Introduction to Business 3
Choose one of the following: 3
     BGEN201  Foundations of Business Ethics
     BGEN236  Business Law II
BMGT215 Human Resource Management 3
BMGT235 Business Law 3
BMGT263 Legal Issues in Human Resources 3
Total Semester Credits 21


Management Information Specialist


Type of Program: Professional Certificate
Semester of Entry: Fall and Spring

ACTG101 Accounting Procedures I 3
Choose one of the following: 3
     ACTG180  Payroll Accounting
     ACTG205  Computerized Accounting
BGEN201 Foundations of Business Ethics 3
BGEN235 Management 3
BMIS270 MIS Foundations for Business 3
Choose one of the following: 3
     CAPP156  MS Excel
     CSCI172  Introduction to Computer Modeling
Choose one of the following:  3
     CAPP266  Payroll Accounting
     STAT216  Introduction to Statistics
Total Semester Credits 21


Small Business Specialist


Type of Program: Professional Certificate
Semester of Entry: Fall and Spring

ACTG101 Accounting Procedures I 3
Choose one of the following: 3
     ACTG180  Payroll Accounting
     ACTG205  Computerized Accounting
BGEN105 Introduction to Business 3
Choose one of the following: 3
     BGEN201 Foundations of Business Ethics
     BGEN235 Business Law
Choose one of the following: 3
     BGMT210  Small Business Management
     PSCI240  Introduction to Public Administration
Choose one of the following: 3
     BMKT225  Marketing
     BMKT240  Advertising
     MART145  Web Design
TASK150 Customer Service Strategies 3
Total Semester Credits 21