Certificate Programs

  • Accounting Technician
    • The Accounting Technician certificate prepares students for book-keeping and payroll positions that do not require advanced accounting skills. Students will learn accounting fundamentals as well as QuickBooks.
  • Allied Health*
  • Banking
    • The Certificate in Banking curriculum prepares students for front-line positions in the banking industry. Students will learn fundamental accounting and finance skills as well as the structure of financial institutions and markets.
  • Business Fundamentals
    • The Business Fundamentals Certificate prepares students in business basics, including accounting, finance, and marketing. Students are also encouraged to complete a business communication course to understand report writing. This certificate prepares them for front-line or lower-level management positions.
  • Computer Programming
  • Data Entry Specialist
    • The Data Entry Specialist Certificate curriculum prepares students for data entry positions. Students will learn Excel, Database as well as computer basics. Students will also be required to complete college composition courses, as often data entry specialists communicate results throughout organizations and engage in report writing.
  • Digital Communication
    • This program is an increased focus on digital communication and social media. Employers seek people with skills in blog marketing, web content and web design maintenance. This certificate can be combined with other degrees for those seeking better ways to communicate in a digital format.
  • Digital Marketing
    • The Digital Marketing Certificate prepares students for the new world of digital marketing. Every course a student takes in this program will have a digital component as this is a common practice in most organizations’ marketing strategies. This certificate prepares students for entry-level positions in marketing fields.
  • Farm and Ranch Management*
  • Graphic Design
  • Horse Production
  • Human Resource Management*
    • The Certificate of Human Resource Management Meant to be built on a two- or four-year degrees; however, students can enter the program with permission from the SoBE chair. The curriculum prepares students for careers in human resource management and has been ranked number one by Intelligence and HR.com for quality and alignment to the Society for Human Resource Management.
  • Office Administration Specialist
    • The Office Administration Specialist Certificate curriculum prepares students for fields in office administration and/or management, which are much more common than the secretary positions of the past. Students will take coursework in accounting, business communication, and administrative office procedures as well as Database or Excel.
  • Physical Science
  • Reception Services Specialist
    • The Reception Specialist Certificate curriculum prepares students for reception or administrative assistant positions. Students will complete coursework in administrative office procedures, public speaking, computer applications, and English composition.
  • Web Management

*Financial Aid Eligible

Admissions Steps and Requirements

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Step 2 – Transcripts

Prior to registration into a certificate of completion program, you must provide official transcripts showing successful completion of high school graduation or official GED scores with a minimum composite score of 500. 

You may transfer in up to nine (9) college credits. In order to have any non-DSU credits evaluated for use toward your certificate of completion you must submit official post-secondary transcripts.

Step 3 – Work With An Advisor To Enroll In Your Courses

Your completed application will be forwarded to a department representative, you will receive communication about how to schedule a time to speak with an advisor and enroll in classes.