Certificate Programs

Certificate programs allow you to focus on developing a specific body of knowledge or professional skill set in addition to your degree program. Certificate programs are shorter than degree programs and often you can transfer credits from credit-offering certificate programs into a degree program. College of Liberal Arts certificates are available in the following areas:


Advanced Chinese
Dakota Language Teaching
Ojibwe Language Teaching
Spanish Language
Technical Communication


French Studies
Technical Communication

CLA students may also pursue certificate programs offered through the College of Continuing Education and the College of Education and Human Development. A sample of their certificates:

College of Continuing Education

  • Business and Management
  • Human Resources
  • Health and Human Services
  • Science and Technology

College of Education and Human Development

  • Adult Education
  • Education Administration
  • Human Resources
  • Mental Health