Diplomas & Certificates
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.
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.
Business Computer Applications
Computer Help Desk Specialist
Computer Network Security
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.
Integrative Health and Healing
Network Support and Administration
Small Business Accounting
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.