Temple University offers a variety of certificate programs in the Professional Development and Personal Enrichment categories.
Participants must complete the required courses within a 2-year period from the date of the first course. Class attendance is mandatory in all published required courses. This assumes that the student has attended all sessions of a multiple-session course.
Students may enroll in any individual course without enrolling in the certificate program if space is available. The certificate programs are not degree programs and cannot be transferred for credit to a degree program.
Upon completing all of the required courses for one of the certificates below, you must complete the Certificate Request form in order for your certificate to be processed. For a Non-Credit Certificate Request Form, click here.
If you have any questions regarding Certificate Programs, please call the Office of Non-Credit Programs at 267-468-8500.
Learn the basics of business operations and proper accounting procedures. The FOUR required courses are: (1) Black Belt Accounting: Fundamentals for the Non-Accountant - Part I; (2) Black Belt Accounting: Fundamentals for the Non-Accountant - Part II; (3) QuickBooks 2011; (4) Excel 2010: Level I.
Temple University, in partnership with Kaplan Financial, offers the Certificate in Financial Planning. This program meets the challenges faced by today's financial planning professionals in the brokerage, insurance, accounting, banking and related fields. This certificate is a cohort program which requires completion of all six required courses to earn the certificate. All classes take place at the Temple University Center City (TUCC) campus. The six required courses are: (1) Fundamentals of Financial Planning and Insurance; (2) Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management; (3) Taxation of Persons, Property and Other Entities; (4) Retirement and Employee Benefits; (5) Estate Tax Planning; and (6) Capstone Case Course in Financial Planning.
Learn how to properly design databases and manage them with Microsoft Access. This will allow you to effectively work with your data while eliminating confusion that can lead to lost time and lost data. The FIVE required courses are: (1) Relational Database Design; (2) Access 2010: Level I; (3) Access 2010: Level II; (4) Access 2010: Level III; (5) Access 2010: Level IV.
Digital photography, which unites the fields of computing and photography, is replacing traditional darkroom techniques worldwide. The THREE required courses and recommended sequence are: (1) Digital Photography I; (2) Digital Photography II; (3) Digital Darkroom: Introduction to Photoshop.
This program is designed to develop competency in proofreading and editing. Enhance your skills for your current position or explore the field of editing as a possible career choice. The THREE required courses are: (1) Proofread Like a Pro;
(2) Fundamentals of Editing; (3) Master Editing Workshop.
Learn and develop the skills to make beautiful floral arrangements for home, weddings and parties. Be creatively inspired as you learn to construct beautiful arrangements using a variety of fresh, dried and silk flowers. The FOUR required courses are: (1) Floral Design I; (2) Floral Design II; (3) Flower Arranging of Yesterday for Today (spring only); (4) Flower Arranging for Special Occasions (summer only).
The fascination with the design and decoration of the American home continues today as stronly as ever. This certificate program is designed for homeowners who want to make the best design decisions for their interiors, those contemplating entry into the interior design industry, and current designers who wish to brush up on their skills. The FIVE required courses and recommended sequence are: (1) Fundamentals of Design and Layout; (2) The Effective Use of Color; (3) Fabrics and Materials; (4) Furniture; (5) Lighting and Accessories.
Whether you are a supervisor, manager, team or project leader, or someone who wants to enhance their leadership and management abilities, this certificate program will focus on a variety of skills that enable you to become a better leader and manager. The FOUR required courses are: (1) The Manager as Leader; (2) The Results-Oriented Leader; (3) Mananing the Tough Spots; (4) What's Your Point? Effective Interpersonal Communication.
Learn what it takes to make your home garden and landscape beautiful and how to keep it that way for years to come. The FIVE required courses and recommended sequence are: (1) Analyzing Your Garden and Landscape; (2) Herbaceous Plant Identification; (3) Woody Plant Identification; (4) Residential Landscape Design; (5) Landscape Maintenance (offered in summer only).
Retool and refresh your skills. This certificate can help you to prepare to enter the workforce or become a more confident employee. To earn this certificate, you must complete the following FOUR required courses: (1) What's Your Point? Effective Interpersonal Communication; (2) Professional Demeanor: Developing Your Business Savvy; (3) Customer Service: How to WOW Your Customers; (4) Writing for Business.
This certificate is designed to meet the demand for professionally trained meeting planners. Courses are taught by Delaware Valley professionals, and the program is endorsed by the Philadelphia Area Chapter of Meeting Professionals International. The SIX required courses are: (1) Fundamentals of Meeting Planning; (2) Site Inspection and Selection; (3) budgeting Tool Kit; (4) Technology and Audiovisuals for the Meeting Professional; (5) Food and Beverage; (6) Contract Negotiations. Take all six courses in the same semester and pay one fee of $825 - an almost 20% discount off the total cost of enrolling in the courses separately.
To earn this certificate, participants must complete the following FOUR required courses: (1) Project Management Basics I; (2) Project Management Basics II; (3) Project Management: Leading the Team; (4) What's Your Point? Effective Interpersonal Communication.
Learn to build a web site from the ground up with HTML code, make your site visually engaging with Dreamweaver, and manipulate photo elements using Photoshop. The SEVEN required courses are: (1) Creating a Usable Web Site; (2) Introduction to HTML for Web Site Design; (3) Adobe Photoshop CS6: Level I; (4) Adobe Photoshop CS6: Web Production; (5) Adobe Dreamweaver CS6: Level I; (6) Adobe Dreamweaver CS6: Level II; (7) Build Your Web Site: Putting It All Together. Take all seven courses in the same semester and pay one fee: $1,395 daytime at Temple University Ambler; $1,695 evening at Temple University Center City.
This program is designed for those who want to develop their wedding planning skills. Experts will provide case examples, lectures and opportunities for discussion. In addition, guest presentations will make the classes interesting and relevant. The FOUR required courses are: (1) The Business Side of Wedding Planning and Consulting; (2) Wedding Planning and Consulting: Part I; (3) Wedding Planning and Consulting: Part II; (4) Tents and Outdoor Weddings.
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