Certificate Programs at URock Help Advance Careers

By University College at Rockland | Dec 19, 2012

Most professionals require formal training to develop industry-standard skills and knowledge and to secure the best job opportunities. Undergraduate certificate programs from the University of Maine System campuses provide a convenient option for people wishing to supplement existing skills or to prepare for a new career.

Certificate programs offer focused academic training in specific areas and can be completed more quickly than associate’s degrees. Earning a certificate can demonstrate to an employer that a person is dedicated to the job and wants to improve his or her skills through additional training.

The University System campuses offer undergraduate certificates in Accounting, Child and Youth Care, Criminal Justice, Gerontology, Human Resources Management, Information and Library Services, Substance Abuse Rehabilitation, and many more. Students receive academic credit that may be applied toward a degree program later.

For people just getting started in college courses, the Center offers support in all aspects of the college experience, and students are welcome to use the Center’s computer lab if they don’t have a high-speed internet connection at home.

Registration for the Spring 2013 semester, which begins in January, is now open and ongoing. For more information about programs and courses from Maine’s public universities, please contact University College at Rockland or visit ­­­­­­www.learn.maine.edu/rockland to view a course listing.

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