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What is a Certificate of Specialization?

A certificate of specialization is awarded to students who complete a certain set of courses in a particular technical field of study. This certificate is designed to provide entry-level skills and to be a foundation for completing a higher-level certificate or degree, or to meet the needs of those students who desire to enter a particular field in a minimum amount of time.

To receive the certificate, the student must:

  • Have completed all requirements as specified for a particular certificate of specialization (Certificate requirements may differ. See the section titled of course catalog titled Technical Programs for the specific requirements for each certificate)
  • Make application for the certificate through the division from which the certificate is offered.
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