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Grow your spot in the workforce with our certificate programs and coursework

In addition to our degree programs, University of the Cumberlands offers academic solutions geared to helping those in the workforce excel at what they do. Our exam prep programs and stand-alone certificate courses can often be the key to that promotion, new job, or even a newly launched academic career. We'll walk you through the process one step at a time so you're ready to achieve any goal. 

Certificate Courses

University of the Cumberlands is proud to offer solutions for those in the workforce looking for special certifications to get ahead in their career. Certificate courses and programs vary by department and offer specializations in business, criminal justice, education and information technology. Some certificates can be earned following completion of one course and multi-course offerings can earn credit toward professional degrees at Cumberlands.

Do you have prior learning experience either through college credits or work experience? Learn how you can leverage that experience and our certificate courses into a college degree. Prior learning and certifications can be applied toward an associate, bachelor's or master's degree through the Prior Learning Program at University of the Cumberlands. 

Undergraduate Coursework

Undergraduate Coursework

Call 606.539.4372 or email ucoadm@ucumberlands.edu for more info on these programs.

Certificate Courses

These courses align with existing classes and can be taken as a degree or non-degree seeking student. Not all courses are offered each semester. Most courses are available online. 

  • Google Analytics Certificate Course 
  • Google Adwords Certificate Course 
  • Hub Spot Sales Enablement Certificate Course 
  • Growth-Driven Design (GDD) Certificate Course
  • Hub Spot Reporting Certificate Course 

Certificate Courses

These courses align with existing classes and can be taken as a degree or non-degree seeking student. Not all courses are offered each semester. Most courses are available online. 

  • Enterprise Data Science in Practice (IBM Skills Academy)
Graduate Coursework

Graduate Coursework

Call 606.539.4390 or email ucoadm@ucumberlands.edu for more info on these programs.

Certificate Programs

These programs align with existing classes and can be taken as a degree or non-degree seeking student. Not all courses are offered each semester. Most courses are available online. 

Available Programs

  • BADM 633     Planning the Project
  • BADM 634     Initiating the Project
  • BADM 635     Executing the Project
  • BADM 636     Monitoring/Controlling and Closing the Project

Required Course:

  • BLCN 531  Introduction to Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies (3 hours)

Elective Courses (choose 3; each are 3 credit hours)

  • BLCN 533  Finance and Blockchain
  • BLCN 633  Global Marketing and Blockchain
  • BLCN 634  Human Resource Management and Blockchain
  • BLCN 636  Legal & Regulatory Framework of Blockchain
  • BACC 681     Financial Accounting and Analysis
  • BADM 684    Financial Modeling and Valuation
  • BADM 687    Financial Planning and Wealth Management
  • BADM 688    Big Data and Financial Analytics
  • BADM 644 New Venture Development (3 credits)
  • BADM 648 Entrepreneurial Strategy (3 credits)
  • BADM 624 Competitive Strategy (3 credits)
  • BADM 645 Strategic Leadership (3 credits)

*Courses may be taken as a stand-alone certificate or as an initial step toward our Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Certificate Programs

These programs align with existing classes and can be taken as a degree or non-degree seeking student. Not all courses are offered each semester. Most courses are available online. 

Available Programs

  • CROL 531 Foundations of Justice Administration 
  • CROL 537 Leadership Fundamentals
  • CROL 631 Law Enforcement Administration
  • CROL 632 Critical Issues in Law Enforcement: Race & Gender

Certificate Programs

These programs align with existing classes and can be taken as a degree or non-degree seeking student. Not all courses are offered each semester. Most courses are available online. 

Available Programs

Required courses (12 hours)

  • SSE 535 Introduction to School Safety
  • SSE 544 School Emergency and Crisis Preparedness
  • SSE 553 School Security, Crime, and Violence Prevention
  • SSE 562 Physical Plant Security

Required courses (12 hours)

  • ENOL 531 Writing Instruction for Content Areas
  • REOL 630 Diagnosis or Reading and Writing Problems
  • REOL 533 Teaching Reading in Content Area
  • REOL 633 Literacy Leadership

 

Required courses (15 hours)

  • ESLO 610 Teaching ESL in a Multicultural Society
  • ESLO 615 Phonology for ESL Teachers
  • ESLO 620 Methods and Materials for Teaching ESL
  • ESLO 630 Mentoring for Teaching English as an International Language
  • ESLO 635 Teaching ESL through Reading and Writing

 

Required Courses 6-9 Hours

All courses are three (3) credit hours. This certificate is issued to holders of a provisional certificate in School Counseling with completion of one (1) year of full- time employment as a provisionally certified school counselor (two years if no previous teaching experience) in a public school or non-public school that meets the state performance standards as established in KRS 156.160.  

Six (6) hours for Standard Certification or Nine (9) hours for Provisional Certification 
Candidate will choose the appropriate number of hours from the following courses in order to be recommended for the Standard Certificate or Provisional Certificate in School Counseling: 

  • COOL 531 Theory and Practice of Multicultural Counseling 
  • COOL 539 Lifestyle and Career Development 
  • COOL 630 Intro to Drug and Alcohol Counseling 
  • COOL 632 Advanced Clinical Assessment 
  • COOL 633 Child and Adolescent Counseling 
  • COOL 635 Leadership, Advocacy, and Accountability in School Counseling 
  • COOL 636 Counseling Aspects of Grief and Loss 

Certificate Programs

These programs align with existing classes and can be taken as a degree or non-degree seeking student. Not all courses are offered each semester. Most courses are available online. 

Available Courses

  • Building Cloud-Based Mobile Solutions for the Enterprise
  • DevOps for Enterprise Business Agility
  • Enterprise Data Science in Practice
  • Enterprise Security in Practice

Exam Prep Programs

University of the Cumberlands is proud to present a solution to a growing demand, a certification test-prep course. Each course is based upon a specific certification exam.  Courses are available as a combination of online and on-site coursework and does include mock state-testing opportunities to help prepare you for the actual state certification exam*.

*It should be noted that the test prep class at UC does not include the actual state certification exam and is not administered at University of the Cumberlands.

Available Programs

Available Programs

Medicaid Nurse Aide Training, CNA

Prepare for a career as a Certified Nurse Aid!

Have a heart for helping others? Feel called to a healing ministry? Let the University of the Cumberlands help you take the first, crucial step toward beginning your career in patient care as a CNA — enroll in our Medicaid Nurse Aide Training course today!

A Solid Foundation

Designed to give you the knowledge you need to sit for state certification exams and become a Certified Nurse Aid, this 3-credit-hour course covers:

  • Communication skills
  • Infection control
  • Safety
  • Resident’s rights
  • Basic nursing skills

Career Opportunities

Through 40 hours of lab work, 16 hours of clinical work, and a flexible mix of online and on-site coursework, you’ll gain the hands-on, practical skills required of nurse aides … the skills you need to pursue entry-level careers in health care settings like:

  • Long term care
  • Acute care
  • Rehabilitative care
  • Home health care
  • Hospice care
  • Assisted Living

With a 2017 median annual salary of $27,510, the demand for nursing assistants is growing! According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the need for these skilled professionals is expected to increase by 11 percent by 2026.

Affordable. Achievable.

At just $677 — including books and fees! — this prep course will give you the tools to begin your career in just 8 weeks. And with mock state testing included, you’ll have an opportunity to practice and fill the gaps in your knowledge base before you sit for the state certification exam.

Ready to start down the road toward your healthcare career? Follow your healing heart and fill out the form on this page to learn more about this course in Medicaid Nurse Aide Training today!

A Note on State Testing

Testing to become a State Registered Nurse Aide or Certified Nurse Aid (CNA) is provided by the state of Kentucky and not the University of the Cumberlands. The Medicaid Nurse Aide Training (NRSOL 100) course is designed to give you the skills, knowledge, and experience you need to pass that test.

Certified Dietary Manager, CDM

Become a Certified Dietary Manager

Dietetics is the high-tech science of applying food and nutrition to health. It is a vital, growing field open to creativity and opportunity and the possibilities are endless. Employment of dietitians is expected to grow at the rate of 11% between 2018 and 2028, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Dietetics is a dynamic profession offering many different opportunities for practice. Individuals with CDM and CFPP credentials continue to earn more than those without them.

A Solid Foundation

Designed to give you the knowledge you need to sit for certification exams and become a Certified Dietary Manager with only 9 credit hours of coursework required. This program includes: 

  • AHS 230 Applied Nutrition for the Dietary Manager
  • AHS 231 Food Service Management
  • HESS 333 Nutrition

Career Opportunities

With just nine hours of coursework, you’ll gain the hands-on, practical skills required of dietary managers and be ready to launch or expand your career. Certified dietary managers can find employment opportunities in fields such as:

  • Public Health 
  • Foodservice
  • Sports & Wellness
  • Education

With a 2019 median annual salary of $34,782, demand for certified dietary managers is growing! According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the need for these skilled professionals is expected to increase 11 percent by 2028.

Affordable. Achievable.

This program will give you the tools to begin your career in just 8 weeks if courses are taken within one semester. Students can be admitted to the program with few requirements - a diploma or GED, background check and drug screening, and record of current immunizations. 

Ready to start down the road toward your career in dietary nutrition? Follow your heart and fill out the form on this page to learn more about this course in Certified Dietary Management today! You can also email us at ucoadm [at] ucumberlands.edu (ucoadm[at]ucumberlands[dot]edu) or call 855.791.7201 for more information on the program. 

A Note on State Testing
Students are eligible for ANFP Pre-Professional membership and graduates of the program (courses) are eligible for the CDM Credentialing Exam and ANFP Professional membership. Classes may be taken alone to pursue the CDM, CFPP credential, or taken as part of the Allied Health Science degree.

*This program is approved through the Association of Nutrition and Foodservice Professionals 

Certificate Programs

In addition to the stand-alone certificate courses detailed above, University of the Cumberlands also offers many 15-hour certificate programs expanding your expertise in industry specific fields. 

Undergraduate Certificate Programs

Undergraduate Certificate Programs

Athletics Management

  • HESS 439 Facilities Development and Management   
  • ESS 235 Fitness and Sport Management                          
  • BADM 434 Sports Marketing                                                        
  • BADM 320 Sport Business and Society                                     
  • HESS 330 Contemporary Influences                                       

Total 15 Credit Hours

Business Systems Management

  • ITSC 330 Prev & Protect Strat in Cyber                                 
  • ITSM 334 Management Information Systems                     
  • BADM 313 Operations Management                                        
  • BADM 333 Business Analytics                                                      
  • ITSC 430 Information Security Management                     

Total 15 Credit Hours

Crisis Prevention and Intervention Certificate

  • SOWK 234 Basic Counseling Skills                                              
  • SOWK 445 Grief and Crisis Intervention                                 
  • CRJS 131 Introduction to Criminal Justice                          
  • CRJS 235 Police Parole                                                                

Total 12 Credit Hours

Students taking these courses for the reason of obtaining the Crisis Prevention and Intervention Certificate will not be required to complete any prerequisites for these courses. 

Digital Marketing

  • BADM 334 Principles of Marketing                                            
  • BADM 430 Advertising                                                                    
  • BADM 440 Digital Marketing Strategy                                      
  • COMM 334 Social Media                                                                 
  • COMM 233 Graphic Design                                                            

Total 15 Credit Hours

Entrepreneurship

  • BADM 431 Entrepreneurship                                                       
  • BACC 130 Fundamentals of Accounting                                 
  • BADM 133 Introduction to Business                                         
  • BADM 313 Operations Management                                        
  • BADM 331 Principles of Marketing                                            

Total 15 Credit Hours

Esports Coaching

  • ITGS 130 Introduction to Game Development                 
  • ITGS 233 Essentials of Gamification                                       
  • ESS 235 Fitness and Sport Management                           
  • ESS 335 Coaching & Leadership I                                         
  • ESS 430 Coaching & Leadership II                                        

Total 15 Credit Hours

Esports Management

  • BADM 320 Sport Business and Society                                    
  • ITGS 130 Introduction to Game Development                 
  • ITGS 233 Essentials of Gamification                                       
  • BADM 331 Principles of Management                                    
  • BADM 133 Intro to Business                                                         

Total 15 Credit Hours

Financial Analytics

  • BADM 453 Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis       
  • BADM 335 Financial Management                                            
  • BADM 333 Business Analytics                                                      
  • ITDS-331/ITAI-331 Foundations of Data Science & AI                      
  • ITDS-335 Data Analytics & Visualization                               

Total 15 Credit Hours 

Health Psychology

  • PSYC 340 Health Psychology                                                      
  • HLTH 236 Health & Wellness                                                     
  • HLTH 338 Relationships and Human Behavior                    
  • PSYC 331 Physiological Psychology                                         
  • HESS 403 Behavior Change for Life Wellness                      

Total 15 Credit Hours           

Integrated Marketing Comm

  • BADM 334 Principles of Marketing                                            
  • BADM 455 Market Research                                                        
  • COMM 141 Fundamentals of Advertising and PR                 
  • COMM 233 Graphic Design                                                            
  • COMM 343 Creative Strategy                                                        

Total 15 Credit Hours 

Sport Psychology

  • ESS 335 Coaching & Leadership I                                          
  • ESS 430 Coaching & Leadership II                                         
  • PSYC 432 Sport Psychology                                                        
  • PSYC 342 Psychology of Game and Competition               
  • HESS 403 Behavior Change for Life Wellness                      

Total 15 Credit Hours           

Small Business Management

  • BADM 402 Business Communication                                        
  • BADM 339 Fund. of Human Resources Management        
  • BACC 130 Fundamentals of Accounting                                 
  • BADM 334 Principles of Marketing                                            
  • BADM 333 Business Analytics                                                      

Total 15 Credit Hours

Sports Marketing

  • BADM 133 Intro to Business                                                         
  • COMM 230 Intro to Public Speaking                                          
  • BADM 320 Sport Business and Society                                     
  • BADM 434 Sports Marketing                                                        
  • BADM 334 Principles of Marketing                                            

Total 15 Credit Hours

Worship Ministry

  • MSMN 236 Introducing Christian Theology                            
  • MSMN 333 Planning and Leading Worship                              
  • MSMN 493 Supervised Min. Experience                                   

At least one of each 3 (Credit Hours Total)                                          

  • MUAV 013 Applied Voice                           
  • MUAG 031 Applied Guitar (Students may request from the Music Dept Chair to take MUAP 013 Applied Piano instead.)