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.

Aviation Management Certificate

This 15-credit certificate is for those who would like to get into a leadership or management role in the field of aviation and need coursework from an accredited program to qualify.

If you already have a bachelor’s degree, this certificate will benefit you because it does not require a second bachelor’s degree to earn academic credit with a new credential in Aviation Management.

Curriculum & Admission Requirements

Grow professionally with our online certificate.

Certificate Curriculum

  • Liberal Studies 340: Aviation Law
  • Liberal Studies 341: Management of Airline Productions and Operations
  • Liberal Studies 342: Aviation Labor Relations
  • Liberal Studies 343: Airline Management
  • Liberal Studies 415: Aviation / Aerospace Systems Analysis Methods

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate aviation-related project management skills to plan, implement and close a professional project.
  • Demonstrate and apply management concepts and skills to aviation industry operations.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of aviation law and labor relations.
  • Be able to critically evaluate, research and apply thoughtful solutions to aviation industry scenarios that culminate in a formal presentation. 

More Information

If you are interested in applying to this program or would like to know more, please contact UW Oshkosh at (920) 424-0688 or request information by completing this form.

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. 

The certificate option is ideal for those not interested in earning a bachelor’s degree, or those who already hold a bachelor’s degree but still seek a new credential in Emergency Management or Fire Service Management.

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 (Five courses/15 credits)

  • FERM 351: Occupational Safety & Health in Emergency Services
  • FERM 401: Fire Prevention Organization & Management
  • FERM 402: Community Risk Reduction for Fire & Emergency Services
  • FERM 408: Management of Emergency Services
  • COMM 322: Intercultural Communication

Emergency Management (Five courses/15 credits)

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

 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 2 OR EMT Basic, Advanced, IV Tech; or Paramedic (Diploma or AAS) and National Registry
  • Three years of full-time experience (career, paid/on call or volunteer)
  • Two recommendation letters (one from applicant’s Fire Chief and one from a colleague/supervisor) that can be emailed from the workplace

More Information

If you’re interested in this program or would like to know more, please contact UW Oshkosh at (920) 424-0688. 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 (Three 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:

  • Liberal Studies 209: Critical Thinking and Writing
  • Liberal Studies 230: Introduction to Leadership
  • Liberal Studies 270: Writing with a Purpose

Elective Courses (Three 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:

  • Liberal Studies 335: Transformative Leadership
  • Liberal Studies 336: Collaborative Leadership Dynamics
  • Liberal Studies 337: Conflict Resolution: Negotiation, Mediation and Arbitration
  • Liberal Studies 338: Mentoring and Development
  • Communication 380: Introduction to Organizational Communication Studies
  • Public Administration 364: Administrative Leadership and Behavior

More Information

If you’re interested in this program or would like to know more, please contact UW Oshkosh at (920) 424-0234 or email oce@uwosh.edu. 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 (Three 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:

  • Liberal Studies 209: Critical Thinking and Writing
  • Liberal Studies 230: Introduction to Leadership
  • Liberal Studies 325: 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:

  • Communication 325: Online Studies of Intercultural Communication
  • Liberal Studies 270: Writing with Purpose
  • Liberal Studies 302: Contemporary Technology and Trends
  • Communication 384: Business and Professional Speaking
  • Liberal Studies 335: Transformative Leadership
  • Liberal Studies 336: Collaborative Leadership Dynamics
  • Liberal Studies 337: Conflict Resolution: Negotiation, Mediation and Arbitration
  • Liberal Studies 405: 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) degrees from a Wisconsin Technical College. Some exceptions will be made. If you wish to discuss an exception to this requirement, please contact us at (920) 424-0234. You may also email oce@uwosh.edu.

More Information

If you’re interested in this program or would like to know more, please contact UW Oshkosh at (920) 424-0234. 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 (Four 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:

  • Liberal Studies 209: Critical Thinking and Writing
  • Liberal Studies 270: Writing with Purpose
  • Liberal Studies 315: Managing People at Work
  • Liberal Studies 325: Introduction to Organizational Administration

Elective Courses (Two 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:

  • Liberal Studies 302: Contemporary Technology and Trends
  • Communication 322: Online Studies of Intercultural Communication
  • Liberal Studies 303: Ethnicity and Demography in Wisconsin
  • Communication 384: Business and Professional Speaking
  • Liberal Studies 318: Ethics and Decisions in Organizations
  • Communication 380: Introduction to Organizational Communication
  • Liberal Studies 405: Project Planning and Implementation

More Information

If you’re interested in this program or would like to know more, please contact UW Oshkosh at (920) 424-0234 or email oce@uwosh.edu. You can also request information by completing this online form.

Web Design
Certificate

Open to students in all majors that can benefit from web site design and basic programing skills. These courses are required for the web design certificate nine credits.

Curriculum & Admission Requirements

Build a web presence for your organization!

Businesses are looking for leaders to build an influential web site for their organizations. A Web Design certificate builds on the skills of individuals, preparing them to manage the website presence of a company.

Students who complete the certificate will learn how to s and increase the usability of an organization’s web. More information can be found on the UW Oshkosh Computer Science web site.

Certificate Curriculum

Core Courses (Three courses)

CS 125: Web Site Development Three credits
CS 142: Introduction to Computer Science and Programming Three credits
CS 247: Introduction to Usability Three credits
Total Nine credits

More Information

If you’re interested in this program or would like to know more, please contact UW Oshkosh at (920) 424-0234 or email oce@uwosh.edu. You can also request information by completing this online form.

 

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