Accounting
The post-degree Certificate of Completion in Accounting is a 23-credit hour program for students with undergraduate degrees in other fields who are interested in acquiring basic knowledge and skills in the area of accounting. For more information see the Accounting section of the undergraduate catalog.

African American Studies
The Ethnic/Cultural Studies program offers an 18-hour certification program for students interested in developing a broad-based knowledge of the activities, contributions, and impact of African Americans on the Americas. The program is especially useful for enhancing career flexibility. Knowledge of African American culture benefits those individuals whose careers may involve extensive contact with the African American community. For details, see the Ethnic/Cultural Studies program section of the undergraduate catalog.

Business
The Department of Business offers a 20- credit hour certification program for post-degree students resulting in a Certificate of Completion. This program is designed for a person with a bachelor’s degree in any field other than business who is interested in obtaining the basic skills generally acquired in a business curriculum. For details, see the Business program section of the undergraduate catalog.

Child Welfare
The 17-credit hour certificate program in child welfare is intended for those who are interested in learning the issues involved in children’s welfare or in developing skills for working with children. This program can be particularly useful for the professional practitioner with a bachelor’s degree or for paraprofessionals who have a high school diploma or a GED and are presently working with children in the areas of child development and/or child welfare. For details, see the Child Welfare program section of the undergraduate catalog.

Computer Graphics
Computer Graphics is an 18-credit hour concentrated experience in computer graphics for the post-degree art major. While the emphasis is placed on graphic design and desktop publishing, you can also elect a more experimental approach to the medium. For details, see the Art program section of the undergraduate catalog.

Computer Information Systems
The Department of Computer Information Systems offers an 18-credit hour certification program for post-degree students. This program assures an understanding of computer information systems but is not equivalent to a major in computer information systems. For details, see the Computer Information Systems program section of the undergraduate catalog.

Detroit Studies
The undergraduate certificate in Detroit Studies consists of at least fifteen hours of interdisciplinary coursework devoted to analysis of metropolitan Detroit. Students who complete this certificate will learn about Detroit’s contributions to American culture; they will interrogate standard definitions and popular versions of the city; and, by analyzing the city from the perspectives of different academic disciplines, they will gain in-depth understanding of issues important to the metropolitan area. For details, see the Institute for Detroit Studies section of the undergraduate catalog.

Gerontology
The 15-credit hour certificate program in gerontology is intended for those who are interested in learning the issues involved in aging or in developing skills for working with the elderly. This program can be particularly useful for the professional practitioner with a bachelor’s degree or for persons who have completed at least two years of undergraduate course work. For details, see the Gerontology program section of the undergraduate catalog.

Sacred Music
The certificate program in Sacred Music offers training which will prepare the candidate for effective professional activity in the field of church music. Courses may be elected for non-credit or credit. For details, see the Music program section of the undergraduate catalog. An audition is required for acceptance into the program.

Teacher Certification
The Department of Education, in cooperation with other academic units, prepares students for teaching at the preschool, elementary, and secondary levels. Entrance into the College does not guarantee admission to the teacher certification program. Students must make a separate application to the teacher certification program. Prior to admission to the certification program, you will be assigned an advisor who will assist you in planning the sequence of certification courses. Students must have a certifiable major and minor and adhere to the certification requirements in order to obtain teacher certification. For details, see the Teacher Certification section of the undergraduate catalog.

Translator Certification
The certificate program in translation may be completed in Arabic, French or Spanish. The fifteen (15)-credit hour program helps students prepare for the American Translators Association (ATA) certification examination. For details, see the Arabic, French or Spanish sections of the undergraduate catalog.

Women’s Studies
The Ethnic/Cultural Studies program offers an 18-hour certification program for students interested in learning about the roles, perspectives, and contributions of women in an interdisciplinary context. The program is especially useful for enhancing career flexibility. Knowledge of gender strengthens students’ preparation for work in many diverse fields, especially those where sensitivity to women’s issues is important such as education, business, human services, public administration, health professions, law and government, and environmental and nonprofit organizations. For details, see the Ethnic/Cultural Studies program section of the undergraduate catalog.

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