Certificate Programs

Professional Certificates

Our professional certificate programs provide vocational skills for many career pathways.  These programs will also provide credentials for existing University of the Potomac students to enable career advancement while they are completing their associate’s or bachelor’s degree programs. Certificate programs are available online or on campus.

General Certificate Degree Programs

These short certificate programs can prepare you for entry-level positions or advancement in business. General certificate programs develop marketable skills for: office reception and administration, computer applications support, accounts receivable and payable and computer security.

Our general certificate programs include the following:

Certificate in Accounting Clerical Support

This program provides skills for entry level accounting and clerical careers.
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Certificate in General Business

This short certificate programs provides vocational skills for career pathways into entry-level positions in business.
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Certificate in Information Assurance

The information assurance certification program provides vocational skills into a technology career pathway specific to the protection of information.
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Certificate in International Studies

The short International Studies certificate is an introduction in international topics to provide better understanding of global topics in our world today.
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Certificate in Network Security Management

The General Certificate in Network Security Management provides vocational skills for career pathways into entry-level IT security and network security positions
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Certificate in Office Application Support

This short program is a pathway into entry-level office and computer application support positions.
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Certificate in Project Management

This short program provides information and skills in Project planning and Management.
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English as a Second Language

The English Language Introductory Program provides beginning and intermediate-level students with tools for communicating in English in everyday contexts.
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Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Potomac’s TESOL program is a series of intensive academic-focused courses designed to prepare students with certification in teaching the language.
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Advanced Certificate Degree Programs

These programs are intended for those who have an interest in gaining additional knowledge for career transition. Advanced certificate programs provide a theoretical foundation for working professionals who have completed a minimum of an associate degree.

Our advanced certificate programs include the following:

Advanced Certificate in Business Accounting

This program is designed to provide students with a broad and thorough understanding of accounting principles.
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Advanced Certificate in Management

This short certificate program provides you with the knowledge and managerial skills required to become a successful and effective manager.
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Advanced Certificate in Government Contract Management

This certificate program provides students with the knowledge and understanding of the regulatory aspects associated with the administration of government contracts.
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Advanced Certificate in Health Systems Management

The Health Systems Management program provides students with the skills needed to manage data storage, transfer and retrieval in healthcare environments.
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Advanced Certificate in Information Systems Management

The Information Systems Management course selections will enhance the student’s understanding of managing IT systems in the corporate world.
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Advanced Certificate in International Business

The International Business course selections will enhance the student’s understanding of the global economy and its impact on business.
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Advanced Certificate in Network Security Management

The Network Security Management program provides students with the knowledge needed to design, configure, implement, manage, support and secure computer systems.
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Advanced Certificate in Health Systems Management

The Health Systems Management program provides students with the skills needed to manage data storage, transfer and retrieval in healthcare environments.
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MSCHE Accredited

Our program follows best-practice standards for business education.

Real-World Practitioners

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