Certificate programs usually consist of 6 or more
selected college courses which a school bundles together and awards
the courses as a Certificate.
If you already have completed your Bachelor's or Graduate
degree, you may only need some course in a specific field of study
to upgrade your skills and add to your resume. If you don't
want to commit the time/money to earn a full degree, your Manager
may suggest certain a Certificate you should earn for upward
Many schools offer Certificate courses in the evenings, weekends
or online. These courses give you a Certificate of Completion
which will make you more proficient in an area of study -Business,
Management, Computers, etc.
Certificates award college credit, so they are higher up
in the learning scale than CEUs - Continuing Education
Certificates can often be transferred into a Bachelor's or
Master's program as part of the requirements for that degree.
This lets you earn specializations and
use the Certificates to complete your degree.
The EduPlanner™ lists every Certificate program offered by
a school and will tell you the format, costs and courses you need
to complete a Certificate of your choosing.