Professionals who are looking to advance in their careers can likely benefit from an advanced certificate program. These certificates often are intended for those with experience in a given subject matter.
What is an advanced certificate? It is a certification earned through an academic program designed specifically for those who already have a solid base of knowledge in their area. Students are expected to be professionals or have prerequisite knowledge of their field of study, so the courses are higher-level, aimed at advancing existing expertise. For example, when earning a certificate in project management, students will likely further developed their leadership skills, acquiring a better understanding of organizational and motivational techniques.
Graduates of an advanced certificate program will come away with increased knowledge in their area of study. Advanced certificates can help professionals work towards promotion or salary increases, or can provide an edge when looking for another career opportunity.
Advanced certificate programs vary in regards to the number of courses needed to qualify for a certificate, and thus costs vary as well. Keep in mind that different countries have varying tuition rates, which could affect the cost of the program you choose.
Since an advanced degree relies upon previous knowledge of a subject matter, these programs are often used to take a step up in a similar career, but there are broad advantages that can come out of these programs. For example, businesses of all types can benefit from expertise in project management, so opportunities abound in health care, information technology, finance, green and sustainable technologies and infrastructure development. An advanced certificate in bioinformatics, on the other hand, would more directly apply to work in the life sciences, but still has a range of applications for analysts, engineers and researchers.
Whether you hope to go to school full-time or prefer part-time studies, research the programs that interest you to find one that can accommodate your life. To find the right school for you, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.
RNCP The certification is issued by the National Commission for Vocational Certification (CNCP), under the authority of the Ministry of Labour. Each training included in RNCP meets a clearly identified need among professionals and on the French labor market. [+]
Improve your technical knowledge to lead, innovate, and manage projects to improve business operations with our Project Management Advanced Certificate. [+]
Complement your life sciences or MD advanced degree with a Bioinformatics Advanced Certificate Degree, providing you the tools to manage and study data. [+]