If you want to learn new skills without committing to a full master’s degree program, or if you have already completed a master’s degree and want to freshen up your knowledge in a new, emerging field, you might want to consider one of our professional certificate programs.
The College of Health and Community Well-Being offers a variety of non-degree certificate programs in high-demand subjects that will equip you with knowledge that you can apply right away at work.
Each certificate program consists of four graduate-level business courses, allowing you to get up to speed in a short timeframe. And classes completed in many of our certificate programs may count toward a master’s degree in the future.
Depending on which program you choose, you may have the option to attend at our La Verne Campus or online. You can start the program in Fall Session I or II, Spring Session I or II, or Summer Session.
Certificate in Health Services Management
6 courses, 18 units
This certificate is designed for individuals with managerial experience in a different industry who want to make a career move into the healthcare industry into a general management role.
Certificate in Health Services Marketing and Business Development
6 courses, 18 units
This certificate is designed for individuals who want to develop a fundamental understanding of finance. It provides students with analytical tools that can be used to understand the fundamentals of finance in several areas including corporate finance, investment, banking, and international finance. All courses may count toward the Master of Science in Finance or Master of Business for Experienced Professionals (MBAX).
Preparing for U.S. Medical Residency/Fellowship
2 courses, 6 units
This certificate provides a foundation in human resources management. All courses may count toward the Master of Science in Leadership and Management.
Management and Leadership for Physicians and Nurses
5 courses, 15 units
This certificate provides a foundation in information technology in a business setting. It focuses on understanding core information systems principles and applying them to different organizations. All courses may count toward the Master of Business for Experienced Professionals (MBAX).
Our certificates are non-degree programs with open enrollment, subject to the terms of our catalog. Successful completion of a certificate program does not guarantee future admission into a master’s degree. If you wish to pursue a master’s degree, you will need to apply for the degree program.