Step Up to Success

Invest in your future by completing a specialized program or earn a professional certificate. Join experts who bring real-world experience to the classroom, and provide stimulating coursework to challenge your thinking. Network with Americans, and other international professionals, and gain tools and techniques through a wide variety of courses to guarantee an exciting and successful future. A Bachelor's degree is not required to join these programs.

Note: Students planning to enter the United States with an I-20 must enroll for all certificate programs through the University Credit Program (UCP). Students enrolling from their home countries may enroll directly to any open certificate program.

Choose the Program That's Right for You

Professional Achievement Award in Project Management for Business

Dig into the details of project planning and organization from start to finish. Focus on the skills that will gain you the reputation for completing projects on time, on budget, and with outstanding results. Our programs reflect theories and practices that are closely aligned with the Project Management Institute (PMI) standards.

Professional Certificate in Business Management

Get a feel for four of the top areas in business management to find your fit with this "build-your-own" certificate program. Develop the necessary skills to expand your business knowledge, and become a confident decision-maker and informed leader.

Professional Certificate in Entrepreneurship

Are you wondering how to do what you love, make a living, and give back, all at the same time? Whether it’s creating a marketing plan or starting your own software design company that gives you joy, turn your passion into your career. Learn to use your imagination and innovation to create your own success.

Professional Certificate in Leadership and Organizational Excellence

Knowing the direction in which your organization needs to go is just the tip of the iceberg. Build a reserve of today's most valuable leadership techniques from real-world, successful visionaries, and chart your own course to success.

Professional Certificate in Lean Six Sigma

In today's world, the competition is fierce, and organizations want professionals who can make the most of limited resources. Take the lead as an innovator in your field and make Lean principles work for you and your organization.

Professional Certificate in Logistics

Understanding the logistics behind supply chain management is not only crucial to connecting the product with an intended customer, but also to facilitating the regulated processes in between, from planning to quality control of inventory.

Professional Certificate in Marketing

Build a strong foundation in the latest marketing principles, which can be used in industries around the world. Learn how marketing professionals use social media, email, and other current best practices to expand a company's international profile.

Professional Certificate in Project Management

Strengthen your knowledge base in every area of project management. Become confident that you can meet the challenges of any project, large or small, regardless of time or budget, with a solid leadership approach, advanced analytical skills, and effective communication.

Professional Certificate in Purchasing

Learn about inventory and materials management, and how to determine the best source of inventory to yield the most profit. Equip yourself with the acute skill set essential in contracting and subcontracting with vendors and suppliers, and become a key player in the revenue stream.

Professional Certificate in Supply Chain Management

Equip yourself with knowledge in logistics, operations, purchasing, contracting, and related laws and regulations. Gain an understanding of the new challenges facing professionals in these roles, including e-commerce, emerging technologies, security and global supply chain issues.

Specialized Achievement Award in General Studies

Start yourself on a path toward collegiate success. Our Specialized Achievement Award in General Studies allows you to earn UC credit as you explore different majors and areas of disciplines to figure out the path that is right for you.

Specialized Professional Program in Supervision and Leadership

Master the skills needed for effective supervision and leadership with a series of one-day workshops. Learn the latest supervisory and team building techniques from leading Southern California business professionals.

Specialized Achievement Award in STEM

Dive into our Specialized Achievement Award in STEM and explore different interests in the rapidly growing STEM fields to develop the base skills needed to take you anywhere, regardless of which major you choose. From electronics to conservation to astrobiology and beyond, this program will help you set your path while bolstering your college applications.