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 & Professional Studies and the College of Education & Human Development. A sample of their certificates:

College of Continuing & Professional Studies

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

College of Education & Human Development

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