Certificates Help Advance Careers

Many 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 provide a convenient option for people wishing to supplement existing skills or prepare for a new career.

Certificate programs focus academic training in specific areas and can be completed more quickly than an 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.

UMS campuses offer undergraduate certificates in Accounting, Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Education, Emergency Management, Gerontology, Human Resource Management, Information and Library Services, Paralegal Studies, Substance Abuse Rehabilitation, Mental Health Rehabilitation Technician and many more. Students receive academic credit that may be applied toward a degree program later.

For people just getting started, University College at Rockland offers excellent support, 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 Fall 2014 semester, which begins September 2, is 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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