About the Student Affairs certificate
Prepare for a career providing student services in a college or university setting.
College is more than a place to earn a degree. Once you’ve graduated, it can be the setting for a fulfilling career. Position yourself for employment as a student affairs professional with this 100% online student affairs certificate from California University of Pennsylvania.
Professionals in student affairs – sometimes known as student services or student development – support the academic and personal growth of students who are attending a college or university. Cal U’s online student affairs certificate program is designed to:
- Provide the knowledge and skills necessary for an entry-level position in the field of student services.
- Assist those currently working in student affairs to strengthen their knowledge base and earn a professional credential.
Meet the unique needs of traditional and nontraditional college students.
Cal U’s student affairs certificate program instills the commitment, skills, attitudes, values and self-awareness needed to offer quality student affairs services at colleges and universities.
This nine-credit certificate program, designed for college graduates, enhances your understanding of the characteristics, learning and developmental needs of college students, so you are better prepared to provide effective advising and support services.
In addition, you’ll explore the impact of the higher education environment on traditional and nontraditional students. And you’ll gain expertise in the administration of student affairs programs, including strategies for organizing, staffing and funding.
The certificate can be earned as a stand-alone credential or in conjunction with a degree program.