Continuing Education

  • Certificates and Workshops

    Whether you are looking to gain new skills, enhance your professional training, or simply enrich your life through learning, the Division of Graduate and Continuing Education at Worcester State University offers convenient, affordable programs tailored to your needs. Our offerings include undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, for-credit, and non-credit certificate programs and workshops. Courses typically are taught in the evening throughout the regular academic year, and some are available during the summer sessions

  • Certificate Programs
    Are you seeking a career change? Or is it time for a skills upgrade in your current field? A certificate from Worcester State can help you accomplish either objective. For-credit certificates are a good option for career-changers and often can be applied toward your undergraduate degree at a later date. Non-credit certificates are best for filling gaps in your resume and staying up to date with current best practices.
    For-Credit Certificates

    Accounting
    Our Accounting Certificate is designed to help you equip yourself for a career change or to upgrade your business skills. The program is equally suited to individuals who hold a non-accounting degree and those who do not have an undergraduate degree but currently work in accounting.

    To earn the Accounting Certificate, you must complete nine required courses (a total of 27 credits). If you previously have completed similar university-level work, you may be eligible to transfer as many as nine credits.

    Required courses include:
    • Principles of Management and Organizational Behavior
    • Fundamentals of Accounting I
    • Fundamentals of Accounting II
    • Financial Management
    • Intermediate Accounting I
    • Intermediate Accounting II
    • Advanced Accounting
    • Cost Accounting
    • Auditing
    Optional courses include:
    • Business Law I
    • Advanced Applications in Computerized Financial Reporting

    Pre-Medical, Pre-Dental, and Pre-Veterinary
    We have designed the Pre-Medical, Pre-Dental, and Pre-Veterinary certificates to provide you with training in the basic science curriculum, which you will need to continue your academic studies at a medical, dental, or veterinary school.

    Please note that the Pre-Medical, Pre-Dental, and Pre-Veterinary Program requires a bachelor’s degree. You also can use this program to repeat the basic science curriculum and upgrade your GPA for graduate school applications.

    If you are interested in an advanced science curriculum, we encourage you to consider one of our full undergraduate degree programs in biology, biotechnology, chemistry, or natural science.

    Online Non-Credit Certificate Programs

    At Worcester State University, we partner with several highly regarded organizations to provide skill-boosting certificates in the following career areas:

    • Health care and fitness
    • Business, management, and professional training
    • IT and software development and instruction
    • Media and design
    • Medical coding and transcription
    • Hospitality and gaming
    • Skilled and industrial trades
    Sample of Current Online Certificates: