Purdue's certificate programs, listed on the left, allow the individual to concentrate on a specified area of study and gain recognition for the acquired knowledge/skill. Certificate programs are offered with the following groups of students in mind:
- Those individuals who wish to concentrate only on a specific area, rather than pursue a broader-based Associate of Science degree,
- Those employed individuals, who need to update their skills for present job requirements, and may want to pursue an associate degree later, and
- Those individuals wishing to gain a technical skill for employment entry, or more suitable employment, and who may pursue an associate degree later.
Content These programs of instruction draw heavily upon the latest and most practical problem-solving and decision-making techniques available.
Emphasis The curriculum culminates in the awarding of a certificate in the specialty field.
Scope The instructional material for each certificate is oriented toward the specialist who desires either to acquire or upgrade knowledge/skills in a specific area of concentration. See Purdue Course Descriptions for course details and any prerequisites.
Admission Criteria for admission may vary depending upon the particular certificate program. See Admissions or consult the Purdue University School of Technology at Richmond office at (765) 973-8228 for the specific requirements.
Continuing Opportunity Many or all of the course requirements for these certificates can be applied toward a Purdue School of Technology two-year Associate of Science degree or a four-year Bachelor of Science degree.
Purdue University College of Technology at Richmond
Room 140, Tom Raper Hall
2325 Chester Blvd.
Richmond, IN 47374
Phone: (765) 973-8228