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Gain new skills for personal and professional growth.
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 noncredit certificate programs and workshops. Courses typically are taught in the evening throughout the regular academic year, and some are available during the summer sessions.
Worcester State now offers a one-year Addictions Counseling Certificate which you can complete while working full-time. The program allows you to earn a formal credential in a growing field with strong employment potential, together with 24 transferable credits towards an undergraduate degree.
This certificate focuses on the basic competencies associated with helping people in recovery from substance abuse disorders, and is available for matriculated and non-matriculated students alike. The program will provide students with content knowledge in addictions counseling that map to core competencies outlines by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Bureau of Substance Abuse Services (BSAS). Worcester State University has been recognized by the BSAS as an approved Addictions Education Provider.
Apply: Addictions Counseling Certificate Program
Non-matriculated students should contact Elena Arranz at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about the Addictions Counseling Certificate.
Our Pre-Medical, Pre-Dental, and Pre-Veterinary certificates can provide you with training in the basic science curriculum, which you'll 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 Environmental Science.
At Worcester State University, we partner with several highly regarded organizations to provide skill-boosting certificates in the following career areas: