Diplomas & Certificates

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Diplomas & Certificates

Anoka-Ramsey Community College offers diplomas and certificate programs in in-demand career fields designed to increase students’ knowledge and skills in a specific area/discipline for immediate employment. Credit certificates are awarded for completion of 10-30 credits in a specific career field. Many courses within a certificate program may also apply toward an Associate of Science (AS) degree or an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in the same discipline. Students planning to earn a credit certificate must submit an application to the Records and Registration Office during the semester in which the certificate work is to be completed.

Administrative Specialist

Information Desk
Administrative Specialist

The Administrative Specialist certificate focuses on career-specific skills in a short-term, concentrated format.

Alcohol and Drug Counseling

Alcohol and Drug Counseling

This program is designed for students interested in the field of alcohol and drug counseling. The program prepares graduates for the written test and oral examination which are required for Minnesota state licensure. Earning the 28-credit certificate may be stacked to an Associate of Science degree in Alcohol and Drug Counseling Studies, allowing the student to practice under a temporary ADC licensure en route to earning a Bachelor’s degree within five years. (NOTE: the written test and case review must be satisfied as defined by the Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy). The certificate may also be added to a Bachelor’s degree, thereby allowing the graduate to practice upon successful completion of the state licensure exam.

Athletic Coaching

Baseball Player
Athletic Coaching

The Athletic Coaching certificate focuses on athletic coaching-related issues and interests.

Biomedical Core

Biomed Student
Biomedical Core

The Biomedical Core certificate is designed for students with significant biomedical work experience and/or previous coursework.

Biomedical Technology

Biomed Student
Biomedical Technology

The Biomedical Technician certificate prepares students for entry-level positions in the biomedical device and products industry.

Business Communication

Speaker
Business Communication

The Business Communication certificate is intended for students seeking to improve communication abilities.

Business Computer Applications

Student using Computer
Business Computer Applications

The Business Computer Applications certificate focuses on the development of job- or career-specific skills.

Business Generalist

Business Classroom
Business Generalist

The Business Generalist certificate focuses on the development of job- or career-specific skills.

Clinical Research

Science Class
Clinical Research

The Clinical Research certificate is designed for students with a degree in nursing, pharmacology, or biological sciences.

Computer Help Desk Specialist

Student using Computer
Computer Help Desk Specialist

The Computer Networking certificate focuses on the development of job- or career-specific skills.

Computer Network Security

Computer Networking Equiptment
Computer Network Security

The Computer Networking certificate focuses on the development of job- or career-specific skills.

Computer Programming

Computer Lab Classroom
Computer Programming

The Computer Programming certificate targets students interested in careers in Information Technology.

Diversity Studies

Diversity Studies

The Certificate in Diversity Studies will introduce students to skills and insights that are needed when working with diverse populations. Through a broad cross-section of courses in culture, religion, majority/minority relations, geography/history, and communication studies, students will develop an understanding of the complexities within our pluralistic society. Courses will prepare students for settings where communication skills require an understanding of the many groups typically included within, and extending beyond, protected class.

Fitness Specialist

Exercise Equiptment
Fitness Specialist

The Fitness Specialist certificate is designed to prepare students for employment in the health and fitness industries.

Integrative Health and Healing

Integrative Health & Healing Students
Integrative Health and Healing

The Integrative Health and Healing certificate is designed for students seeking to understand this exciting, new field.

Network Support and Administration

Computer Lab Help Desk
Network Support and Administration

The Network Support and Administration certificate focuses on the development of job- or career-specific skills.

Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Tech Student
Pharmacy Technician

The Pharmacy Technician certificate prepares students to help licensed pharmacists prepare prescription medications.

Retail Management

Bookstore Merchandise
Retail Management

The Retail Management certificate focuses on the development of job- or career-specific skills.

Small Business Accounting

Binders
Small Business Accounting

The Small Business Accounting certificate focuses on the development of job- or career-specific skills.

Therapeutic Massage

Woman receiving massage
Therapeutic Massage

The Therapeutic Massage Program is designed to prepare students to practice client-centered care in a variety of settings. The program includes anatomy and physiology, theory, massage techniques, practical experience, and personal and professional development. Massage techniques include both basic and advanced massage approaches, including Swedish, sports, neuromuscular, myofascial, and trigger point work. The program provides supportive coursework on the structure and function of the body to enable sound decision making and to ensure a safe practice. In the clinical massage courses, the therapeutic benefits of massage are explored as students learn to apply their skills to both relax clients and address common clinical conditions. The courses further prepare students for career success in the diverse employment opportunities waiting for them in the health and wellness industries. The coursework meets all the requirements in preparation for the Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx). The program provides over 750 total program hours, with a minimum of 376 lecture hours and 408 lab/practicum hours.