Professional Certificates

Enroll today in one of our online certificate programs. Built on the same curriculum as our degree programs, these short, six course certificates focus on the most relevant leadership management skills for today’s workforce.

These certificate programs can be taken as stand-alone certificates, or they can be rolled into one of the degree programs. Courses are offered completely online, and they are the same courses that our bachelor’s degree students take. Certificate students enroll in courses with degree students and complete the same work throughout the academic semester.

View our list of certificate programs, and visit each  program page for more information.

Fire and Emergency Response Management Certificates

Students can choose between two separate FERM certificates:  Fire Service Management or  Emergency Management. Enroll today in one of these five-course/15 credit online certificate programs.  Focus on the top leadership and management topics for the fire and EMS industry. 

Curriculum & Admission Requirements

Grow professionally with our online certificate.

The online Fire Services Management and Emergency Management certificates are for professionals who want to develop or improve management and leadership skills. The certificate is designed to benefit chiefs, assistant chiefs, captains, lieutenants, firefighters, paramedics, fire instructors and fire inspectors.

Certificate Curriculum

Fire Services Management (5 courses/15 credits)

  • FERM 335: Fire & Emergency Services (3 cr.)
  • FERM 351: Occupational Safety & Health in Emergency Services (3 cr.)
  • FERM 401: Fire Prevention Organization & Management (3 cr.)
  • FERM 402: Community Risk Reduction for Fire & Emergency Services (3 cr.)
  • FERM 408: Management of Emergency Services (3 cr.)

Emergency Management (5 courses/15 credits)

  • FERM 340: Introduction to Emergency Management (3 cr.)
  • FERM 365: Politics of Emergency Management (3 cr.)
  • FERM 366: Emergency Planning & Administration (3 cr.)
  • FERM 341: Technology in Emergency Management (3 cr.)
  • FERM 342: Disaster Operation & Decision Making (3 cr.)

 Admissions Requirements

There are some entrance requirements for certificate students. Prior to enrolling in the FERM certificate program, student must have completed the following requirements:

  • Firefighter 1 and Firefighter 2 (can be completed at a technical or community college)
  • At least two years of relevant work experience

If requirements are met, students can apply to the program by submitting the following application materials:

  1. Unofficial Firefighter 1 and Firefighter 2 transcripts
  2. Signed letter from your chief confirming your work experience
  3. Completed Application Form

You can mail your materials to us at:

University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Division of Online and Continuing Education
800 Algoma Boulevard
Oshkosh, WI 54901

Applying as a Special Student

Prior to submitting the online application, we encourage you to connect with an advisor for the FERM certificate program to make sure you understand the admissions requirements. Call (920) 424-0688 or email oce@uwosh.edu If you want to enroll in a certificate program at UW Oshkosh, you must apply as a Special Student. Special Student status means that you are not seeking a degree.

  1. You will apply to UW Oshkosh using the online UW System application or downloadable PDF application. Select either “visitor/guest student at the undergraduate level” or “undergraduate courses for personal/professional enrichment” when applying.
  2. You do not pay the UW System $50 application fee.
  3. There is no $100 enrollment deposit needed for special students. You will be able to enroll without additional paperwork on the enrollment date assigned for special students. (Typically 4-6 weeks prior to the start of the semester you’re applying for.)

More Information

If you’re interested in this program or would like to know more, please contact UW Oshkosh at (920) 424-0688 or toll free at (800) 633-1442. You can also request information by completing this online form.

Leadership Development Certificate

Leadership development is a topic that crosses all sectors and industries. Employment trends in the public and private sectors indicate that employers are looking for employees who can lead and manage in an ever-evolving environment. Enroll in the Leadership Development certificate with just six courses, and boost your career potential!

Curriculum & Admission Requirements

Boost your career potential with a certificate!

Leadership development is a topic that crosses all sectors and industries. Employment trends in the public and private sectors indicate that employers are looking for employees who can lead and manage in an ever-evolving environment. Enroll in the Leadership Development certificate and boost your career potential!

Certificate Curriculum

Core Courses (3 Courses)

The core Leadership Development certificate courses lay the groundwork for building leadership skills. Focusing on leadership and communication studies, the core courses build on soft skills that employers demand. Students are required to complete the following courses:

  • Introduction to Liberal Studies
  • Introduction to Leadership
  • Writing with a Purpose

Elective Courses (3 courses)

Students select the remaining three courses from a list of available options. Select a topic that is most interesting to you, or choose to focus on an area that you want to improve. Choose three courses from this list:

  • Transformative Leadership
  • Collaborative Leadership Dynamics
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Mentoring and Development
  • Introduction to Organizational Communication
  • Administrative Leadership and Behavior

Admission Requirements

There are no admission requirements for students who wish to enroll in the Leadership Development certificate. Students can apply to the program by submitting the following application materials:

  1. Unofficial transcripts for any previous credits attended
  2. completed Application Form

You can mail your materials to us at:

University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Division of Online and Continuing Education
800 Algoma Boulevard
Oshkosh, WI 54901

Applying as a Special Student

Prior to submitting the online application, we encourage you to connect with an advisor for the Leadership Development certificate program. Call (920) 424-0234 or email oce@uwosh.edu If you want to enroll in a certificate program at UW Oshkosh, you must apply as a Special Student. Special Student status means that you are not seeking a degree.

  1. You will apply to UW Oshkosh using the online UW System application or downloadable PDF application. Select either “visitor/guest student at the undergraduate level” or “undergraduate courses for personal/professional enrichment” when applying.
  2. You do not pay the UW System $50 application fee.
  3. There is no $100 enrollment deposit needed for special students. You will be able to enroll without additional paperwork on the enrollment date assigned for special students. (Typically 4–6 weeks prior to the start of the semester you’re applying for.)

More Information

If you’re interested in this program or would like to know more, please contact UW Oshkosh at (920) 424-0234 or toll free at (800) 633-1442. You can also request information by completing this online form.

 Leadership and Organizational Studies Certificate

Today’s employers are looking for professionals who have demonstrated leadership skills and who can work in a complex organizational setting. Give your career momentum a boost with our online, six-course Leadership and Organizational Studies certificate!

Curriculum & Admission Requirements

Boost your career potential with a certificate!

Today’s employers are looking for professionals who have demonstrated leadership skills and who can work in a complex organizational setting. Give your career momentum a boost with our online Leadership and Organizational Studies certificate!

Certificate Curriculum

Core Courses (3 courses)

The core Leadership and Organizational Studies certificate courses focus on a proper foundation of leading within a complex organization. Students are required to complete the following courses:

  • Introduction to Liberal Studies
  • Introduction to Leadership
  • Introduction to Organizational Administration

Elective Courses (3 courses)

Students select the remaining three courses from a list of available options. Select a topic that is most interesting to you or choose to focus on an area that you want to improve. Choose three courses from this list:

  • Intercultural Communication
  • Writing with Purpose
  • Web of the Future
  • Business and Professional Speaking
  • Transformative Leadership
  • Collaborative Leadership
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Project Planning and Implementation

Admissions Requirements

Students who wish to enroll in the Leadership and Organizational Studies program must have already completed one of the approved Associate of Applied Studies (AAS) from a Wisconsin Technical College. Some exceptions will be made. If you wish to discuss an exception tot his requirement, please contact us at (920) 424-0234 or toll-free at (800) 633-1442. You may also email oce@uwosh.edu.

If that requirement is met, or if you have been granted an exception, students can apply to the program by submitting the following application materials:

  1. Unofficial transcripts for your AAS degree
  2. Unofficial transcripts for any other college you attended
  3. completed Application Form

You can mail your materials to us at:

University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Division of Online and Contiuing Education
800 Algoma Boulevard
Oshkosh, WI 54901

Applying as a Special Student

Prior to submitting the online application, we encourage you to connect with an advisor for the Leadership and Organizational Studies certificate program to make sure you understand the admissions requirements. Call (920) 424-0234 or email oce@uwosh.edu If you want to enroll in a certificate program at UW Oshkosh, you must apply as a Special Student. Special Student status means that you are not seeking a degree.

  1. You will apply to UW Oshkosh using the online UW System application or downloadable PDF application. Select either “visitor/guest student at the undergraduate level” or “undergraduate courses for personal/professional enrichment” when applying.
  2. You do not pay the UW System $50 application fee.
  3. There is no $100 enrollment deposit needed for special students. You will be able to enroll without additional paperwork on the enrollment date assigned for special students. (Typically 4–6 weeks prior to the start of the semester you’re applying for.)

More Information

If you’re interested in this program or would like to know more, please contact UW Oshkosh at (920) 424-0234 or toll free at (800) 633-1442. You can also request information by completing this online form.

Organizational Administration Certificate

Businesses are looking for leaders to build strong foundations for their organizations. An Organizational Administration certificate builds on the talents of individuals, preparing them to manage an organization. Students who complete the certificate will learn how to manage employees and effectively write and communicate with colleagues.

Curriculum & Admission Requirements

Become a better organizational leader!

Businesses are looking for leaders to build strong foundations for their organizations. An Organizational Administration certificate builds on the talents of individuals, preparing them to manage an organization.

Students who complete the certificate will learn how to manage employees and effectively write and communicate with colleagues.

Certificate Curriculum

Core Courses (4 courses)

The core Organizational Administration courses focus on building leadership skills and gaining an understanding of how organizations work. Students are required to complete the following courses:

  • Introduction to Liberal Studies
  • Writing with Purpose
  • Managing People at Work
  • Introduction to Organizational Administration

Elective Courses (2 courses)

Students select the remaining two courses from a list of available options. Select a topic that is most interesting to you, or choose an area that you want to improve. Students select two courses from this list:

  • Web of the Future
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Ethnicity and Demography in Wisconsin
  • Business and Professional Speaking
  • Ethics and Decisions in Organizations
  • Organizational Communication
  • Project Planning and Implementation

Admission Requirements

There are no admission requirements for students who wish to enroll in the Leadership Development certificate. Students can apply to the program by submitting the following application materials:

  1. Unofficial transcripts for any previous credits attended
  2. completed Application Form

You can mail your materials to us at:

University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Division of Online and Continuing Education
800 Algoma Boulevard
Oshkosh, WI 54901

Applying as a Special Student

Prior to submitting the online application, we encourage you to connect with an advisor for the Leadership Development certificate program. Call (920) 424-0234 or email oce@uwosh.edu If you want to enroll in a certificate program at UW Oshkosh, you must apply as a Special Student. Special Student status means that you are not seeking a degree.

  1. You will apply to UW Oshkosh using the online UW System application or downloadable PDF application. Select either “visitor/guest student at the undergraduate level” or “undergraduate courses for personal/professional enrichment” when applying.
  2. You do not pay the UW System $50 application fee.
  3. There is no $100 enrollment deposit needed for special students. You will be able to enroll without additional paperwork on the enrollment date assigned for special students. (Typically 4–6 weeks prior to the start of the semester you’re applying for.)

More Information

If you’re interested in this program or would like to know more, please contact UW Oshkosh at (920) 424-0234 or toll free at (800) 633-1442. You can also request information by completing this online form.

 

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