While some Universities offer Diploma and mostly all other Universities call it the Certificate Program!
You can get an audio technology diploma, business diploma, neuroscience diploma… or many other subjects you can think of as well! The duration is 1-2 years usually. Diploma’s are given at the UG level, while Post-Graduate Diploma in USA are, of course, given after the completion of a Bachelor’s degree. At the UG level, diplomas are generally vocational and usually offered by colleges or private universities.
These are short-term programs where you can study anything – financial crimes investigation, six sigma foundations, construction estimation, behavioural support, hospitality sales, public health, ecommerce marketing, negotiation, paralegal studies, animation, etc. Some institutes offering these certificate courses in USA are:
University of Alabama, University of Arkansas, University of California, University of Delaware, University of Florida, University of Illinois, University of Maryland, University of Maine, University of Nevada, State University of New York, University of Dayton, University of Oregon, University of Pennsylvania, University of Houston, University of North Texas, University of Texas, University of Utah, Berkeley College, Arizona Western College, Cabrillo College, Chaffey College, City College of San Francisco, Cypress College, Golden West College, Irvine Valley College, Long Beach City College, Los Angeles City College, MiraCosta College, Orange Coast College, Palomar College, Santa Ana College, Santa Barbara City College,Santa Monica College, Sierra College, Seminole State College of Florida, College of Chicago, College of DuPage, College of Lake County, College of Southern Nevada, Baruch College, Brooklyn College of the City of New York, Lehman College, Bellevue College, Cascadia College, Centralia College, Clark College, Clover Park Technical College, Green River College, Highline College, North Seattle College, Olympic College, Pierce College, Northwest College, etc.
Quick notes on Certificate Programs:
Duration: We suggest students to do Certificate Programs that are at least 9-12 months long. Such programs generally allow you to use the Optional Practical Training (OPT) period and you can work in the US after your course
Who should study Certificate Programs: Certificate programs are structured for learners who in most cases already have degrees, and who need to deepen or expand their knowledge in a particular area. Intended for working professionals, these programs offer practical, hands-on training for real world application.
People earn certificates to:
- make a career change
- seek a promotion
- explore new fields
- document formal application-based education and stay current with new technologies
These programs may fulfill licensure or certification requirements of professional associations, industry groups, state agencies, or specific corporations. Certificate programs also may prepare students for advanced degree programs and some institutions accept certificate program courses (your 16th year of education you see!)
Cost: Some top certificate programs in the US can be really reasonably priced. You may spend about Rs 8 to Rs 10 lacs for the entire course for one year
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