Certificate/Short Term

Want to gain a new skill specific to your occupation? Certificate programs are short-term programs that can quickly teach you specialized skills that you may need for work or to enhance your resume. Certificate programs aren’t necessarily degrees and don’t have the high cost of earning a long-term degree. 

There are many benefits in pursuing a Certificate Program over a degree, although you won’t gain the same recognition or range of skills that a two or four-year degree can provide. However, certificate programs serve the purpose of giving you skills specific to your job. These skills may be more specialized than your traditional education and provide a much more in-depth look into a particular topic.

Find a Certificate Program in the USA just right for you! 
 


Arizona

Arizona State University-Global Launch Intensive English Program

Improve your English at Arizona State University At Global Launch, we believe that language learning goes beyond reading, writing, listening and speaking. In our program, you will communicate in social and academic settings, learn ...

  • Certificate/Short Term
  • English Programs
  • Online
  • Summer

California

Rio Hondo College

WHY STUDY AT RIO HONDO COLLEGE Rio Hondo Community College is a well-respected and accredited educational institution located in California. It has been granted authorization by the California Community College Board of Governors to ...

  • 2yr/Community College - 2+2 Programs
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Certificate/Short Term
  • English Programs

Orange Coast College

Orange Coast College Orange Coast College (OCC) is one of the larges

  • 2yr/Community College - 2+2 Programs
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Certificate/Short Term
  • English Programs
  • Undergraduate

Napa Valley College

Find your future at Napa Valley College Napa Valley College (NVC) is a community college based in beautiful northern California, about an hour north of San Francisco. The tree-lined campus is located on 160 acres overlooking the Nap ...

  • 2yr/Community College - 2+2 Programs
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Certificate/Short Term
  • Undergraduate

American English College

Experience Los Angeles on an F-1 Visa Founded in 1983, American English College is an ACCET accredited + SEVIS approved English language school based in Los Angeles. We specialize in Intensive English language programs and Academic ...

  • Certificate/Short Term
  • English Programs
  • Online
  • Summer

San Jose City College

Spectacular Safe Location in San Francisco Bay & Silicon Valley, California The City of San José San José, with a population of about one million, is home to San José City College. The largest Bay Area city of Northern C ...

  • 2yr/Community College - 2+2 Programs
  • Certificate/Short Term
  • Undergraduate

Irvine Valley College

Start with the best: Welcome to Irvine Valley College (IVC)! Established in 1985, Irvine Valley College is a fully accredited, public, two-year community college within California. Irvine Valley College offers over 70 Associate degr ...

  • 2yr/Community College - 2+2 Programs
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Certificate/Short Term
  • Undergraduate

Saddleback College

A premier community college in California Founded in 1968, Saddleback College is one of the premier community colleges in California and the United States, with over 24,000 students, including over 200 international students from ov ...

  • 2yr/Community College - 2+2 Programs
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Certificate/Short Term
  • English Programs
  • Summer
  • Undergraduate

Evergreen Valley College

Begin your U.S. journey at Evergreen Valley College (EVC)! EVC has been educating students for over 40 years and is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges and the Western Association of Schools a ...

  • 2yr/Community College - 2+2 Programs
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Certificate/Short Term
  • Undergraduate

Santa Rosa Junior College

Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) is dedicated to making the college dream accessible to as many students as possible. SRJC is a wise choice for students serious about receiving an excellent education in a friendly, safe and student-foc ...

  • 2yr/Community College - 2+2 Programs
  • Certificate/Short Term
  • Online
  • Undergraduate

Butte Community College

Butte Community College is located in beautiful Northern California and ranked #3 - “Best Community College” by the College Consensus 2022. Butte offers over 200 associate degrees, certificate programs and transfer pathways to top ...

  • 2yr/Community College - 2+2 Programs
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Certificate/Short Term
  • English Programs
  • Undergraduate

Golden West College

#YourFutureIsGolden   "GWC has taught me to dream big and follow my dream, even it sounds impossible, I dream it anyway because if plan A doesn't work, there are

  • 2yr/Community College - 2+2 Programs
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Certificate/Short Term
  • English Programs
  • Summer
  • Undergraduate

Santa Monica College

Profile Founded in 1929, SMC is a California State public institution regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Recognized as one of the best community colleges in California and the nation, SM ...

  • 2yr/Community College - 2+2 Programs
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Certificate/Short Term
  • English Programs
  • Online
  • Undergraduate

College of the Desert

College of the Desert & Intensive English Academy: College of the Desert (COD) is a thriving community college located in beautiful Southern California.  Surrounded by majestic mountains, covered in lush palm trees, and bathed ...

  • 2yr/Community College - 2+2 Programs
  • Certificate/Short Term
  • English Programs
  • Summer
  • Undergraduate

Study California

Welcome to California California, the third largest state in the United States, is a land famous for its exceptional opportunities. Often referred to as “The Golden State,” California is truly the place where you can have it ...

  • 2yr/Community College - 2+2 Programs
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Certificate/Short Term
  • English Programs
  • Masters
  • Online
  • Summer
  • Undergraduate

Santa Ana College International Student Office

Welcome to Santa Ana College! Santa Ana College, founded in 1915, is a comprehensive community college preparing students for the workplace as well as to transfer to four-year higher learning institutions. Santa Ana College (SAC) i ...

  • 2yr/Community College - 2+2 Programs
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Certificate/Short Term
  • English Programs
  • Summer
  • Undergraduate

Los Angeles City College International Student Program and Language Academy

Reach for the Stars at Los Angeles City College! Hooray for Hollywood! Los Angeles City College (LACC) sits near the heart of Hollywood’s film industry. It has produced some of the arts and entertainment industries’ biggest n ...

  • 2yr/Community College - 2+2 Programs
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  • Certificate/Short Term
  • English Programs
  • Online
  • Summer
  • Undergraduate

Los Angeles Pierce College (CA)

About Los Angeles Pierce College  Located in sunny Southern California, Los Angeles Pierce College (LAPC) is one of the top transfer colleges in the state! Many of our students transfer to campuses in the University of California ( ...

  • 2yr/Community College - 2+2 Programs
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Certificate/Short Term
  • English Programs
  • Undergraduate

Palomar College

Welcome to Palomar College! Campus Information Located 30 miles north of San Diego, Palomar College offers a safe and quiet environment suitable for serious studies. Palomar offers over 120 certificate, associate in arts/science ...

  • 2yr/Community College - 2+2 Programs
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Certificate/Short Term
  • Undergraduate

Santa Barbara City College

Santa Barbara City College Santa Barbara City College is a community college with approximately 15,000 students, including 1,000 international students from more than 80 different countries. In addition to providing award-winning t ...

  • 2yr/Community College - 2+2 Programs
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Certificate/Short Term
  • English Programs
  • Masters
  • Online
  • Summer
  • Undergraduate

Grossmont College / ACE American Collegiate English

California's Affordable Academic Path:  Start at ACE. Earn a certificate or 2-year degree at Grossmont College. Work with OPT. Then transfer to a 4-year university. Do you want an affordable study abroad experience in California? ...

  • 2yr/Community College - 2+2 Programs
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Certificate/Short Term
  • English Programs
  • Summer
  • Undergraduate

Florida

Hillsborough Community College

A U.S. Higher Education is Closer Than You Think… Achieve your dream! Study at Hillsborough Community College in Tampa Bay, Florida! Hillsborough Community College (HCC) is an accredited, community college with five campuses ...

  • 2yr/Community College - 2+2 Programs
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Certificate/Short Term
  • Undergraduate

Study Florida

Over 46,000 international students study in Florida - why not you? Study Florida is a not-for-profit professional association comprised of regionally accredited, public and private, secondary schools or 2- year and 4-year, non-prof ...

  • 2yr/Community College - 2+2 Programs
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Certificate/Short Term
  • English Programs
  • Masters
  • Online
  • Summer
  • Undergraduate

Hawaii

Study Hawaii

  HAWAII: THE BEST CLASSROOM IN THE WORLD! In Hawai‘i the island is your classroom, your workplace and where you can hone your practical skills to advance your career. Simply put Hawai‘i is the Best Classroom in the Worl ...

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  • Bachelor Degree
  • Certificate/Short Term
  • English Programs
  • Masters
  • Online
  • Secondary/Boarding
  • Summer
  • Undergraduate

Iowa

Kirkwood Community College

Start Here. Go Anywhere! With global vision and innovative curriculum, Kirkwood is redefining the role of the community college. Kirkwood’s motto is “Start Here. Go Anywhere!” and this is the true definition of education at Ki ...

  • 2yr/Community College - 2+2 Programs
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Certificate/Short Term
  • English Programs
  • Online
  • Summer
  • Undergraduate

University of Northern Iowa

University of Northern Iowa Challenges you to Achieve Beyond  The University of Northern Iowa is a comprehensive public university with 9,000 students representing over 55 countries.  UNI offers 90 undergraduate majors and 50 grad ...

  • Bachelor Degree
  • Certificate/Short Term
  • English Programs
  • Masters
  • Summer
  • Undergraduate

Idaho

Study Idaho

Welcome to Idaho Idaho’s colleges and universities offer state of the art engineering and environmental science courses, quality business and computer science degrees, as well as English as a Second Language and intensive English ...

  • 2yr/Community College - 2+2 Programs
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Certificate/Short Term
  • English Programs
  • Masters
  • Online
  • Summer
  • Undergraduate

Illinois

Joliet Junior College

Joliet Junior College Highlights Strong academic programs, including Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management University partnerships make it easy to transfer State-of-the-art facilities Highly qualified instructors Small ...

  • 2yr/Community College - 2+2 Programs
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Certificate/Short Term
  • Summer
  • Undergraduate

College of Lake County

Connect to Your Future College of Lake County (CLC) is a public, 2-year community college fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association. If your goal is to transfer to a top ...

  • 2yr/Community College - 2+2 Programs
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Certificate/Short Term
  • English Programs
  • Undergraduate

Kansas

Independence Community College

Start Here, Pay Less, Receive a Quality Education, Go Anywhere! Spend your first two years earning your bachelor's degree at Independence Community College (ICC)! We are fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and after ...

  • 2yr/Community College - 2+2 Programs
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Certificate/Short Term
  • Online
  • Summer
  • Undergraduate

Mississippi

University of Mississippi

University of Mississippi's home town of Oxford has been named "Best Small College Town" of 2024 by 'USA TODAY'   YOUR LEGACY BEGINS HERE Your legacy begins at the University of Mississippi. W

  • Bachelor Degree
  • Certificate/Short Term
  • English Programs
  • Masters
  • Online
  • Secondary/Boarding
  • Summer
  • Undergraduate

Nevada

College of Southern Nevada

Overview The College of Southern Nevada (CSN) is the largest higher education institution in Nevada. CSN has three campuses, offers flexible schedules, and keeps class sizes small. Offering more than 180 degrees and certificates ac ...

  • 2yr/Community College - 2+2 Programs
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Certificate/Short Term
  • English Programs
  • Undergraduate

Truckee Meadows Community College

About Truckee Meadows Community College Established in 1971, Truckee Meadows Community College is located in Reno, Nevada, the beautiful American West, overlooking the Sierra Nevada Mountains. TMCC is a two-year institution serving ...

  • 2yr/Community College - 2+2 Programs
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Certificate/Short Term
  • English Programs
  • Undergraduate

New York

Jamestown Community College SUNY

Your Journey to SUNY JCC The State University of New York at Jamestown Community College (SUNY JCC) proudly welcomes students from throughout the world. We have been called home by international students from over 60 different coun ...

  • 2yr/Community College - 2+2 Programs
  • Certificate/Short Term
  • Online
  • Undergraduate

Suffolk County Community College

Suffolk  County Community College is one of the 64 colleges and universities that make up the State University of New York (SUNY) system. With an enrollment of approximately 25,000 students, we are the largest community college in New ...

  • 2yr/Community College - 2+2 Programs
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Certificate/Short Term
  • English Programs
  • Undergraduate

Herkimer College

About Herkimer College Part of the State University of New York (SUNY), the largest comprehensive public university system in the nation, Herkimer County Community College offers a premier two-year college experience offering associ ...

  • 2yr/Community College - 2+2 Programs
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Certificate/Short Term
  • English Programs
  • Online
  • Undergraduate

Mohawk Valley Community College State University of New York (SUNY)

Mohawk Valley Community College: Transforming Lives Through Learning Mohawk Valley Community College (MVCC) is a two-year college in Utica, NY with 90 academic majors.  MVCC is part of the State University of New York (SUNY) netw ...

  • 2yr/Community College - 2+2 Programs
  • Certificate/Short Term
  • English Programs
  • Undergraduate

Ohio

Sinclair College

Welcome! Sinclair Community College is a two-year public college located in Dayton, Ohio, a center of innovation and the city where the airplane, artificial heart, and cash register were all invented. Sinclair offers more than 300 p ...

  • 2yr/Community College - 2+2 Programs
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Certificate/Short Term
  • English Programs
  • Summer
  • Undergraduate

Oregon

Portland Community College

Wherever you’re going, PCC is a great place to start! Portland Community College is the largest institution of higher education in Oregon and one of the top 20 community colleges in the country. It is a multi-campus, two-year coll ...

  • 2yr/Community College - 2+2 Programs
  • Certificate/Short Term
  • English Programs
  • Undergraduate

Lane Community College

Lane Community College: Achieving Dreams Lane Community College is nationally recognized for innovation and excellence in undergraduate education. Attending Lane means unique experiences in a college-friendly city where you will ach ...

  • 2yr/Community College - 2+2 Programs
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Certificate/Short Term
  • English Programs
  • Online
  • Undergraduate

Washington

Peninsula College

We are a small college that puts you―the student―front and center.  Experience the mountains, forests, and the ocean through outdoor learning and recreational experiences. Major cities, such as Seattle and Victoria, British ...

  • 2yr/Community College - 2+2 Programs
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Certificate/Short Term
  • English Programs
  • Online
  • Secondary/Boarding
  • Undergraduate

Seattle Colleges

Why do international students choose Seattle Colleges? Three unique campus locations North Seattle College: North Seattle College offers a unique mix of both city life and natural beauty. Student artwork, a community garden, ...

  • 2yr/Community College - 2+2 Programs
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Certificate/Short Term
  • English Programs
  • Secondary/Boarding
  • Summer
  • Undergraduate

Olympic College International Student Programs

Olympic College Welcomes You! At Olympic College we care about you, support you, and help you achieve your goals! Olympic College (OC) is a public two-year community college located in Bremerton, Washington State, offering ...

  • 2yr/Community College - 2+2 Programs
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Certificate/Short Term
  • English Programs
  • Online
  • Secondary/Boarding
  • Summer
  • Undergraduate

Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) is located in Kirkland, Washington, only 15 miles (24 km) from downtown Seattle. The city of Kirkland is located on the shores of Lake ...

  • 2yr/Community College - 2+2 Programs
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Certificate/Short Term
  • English Programs
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  • Summer
  • Undergraduate

Highline College

Location Highline College is located in Des Moines, Washington, just 25 minutes from Seattle and 11 kilometers south of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Our college campus is the closest higher education institution to Seattle- ...

  • 2yr/Community College - 2+2 Programs
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Certificate/Short Term
  • English Programs
  • Summer
  • Undergraduate

Shoreline Community College

Shoreline Community College Founded in 1964, Shoreline Community College is a public accredited college, renowned for providing high-quality education and helping students achieve their dreams. Shoreline is among the top 15 commun ...

  • 2yr/Community College - 2+2 Programs
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Certificate/Short Term
  • English Programs
  • Online
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  • Summer
  • Undergraduate

Edmonds College Office of International Programs

The best starting point is Edmonds College! From here the opportunities are endless! We are a public co

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    IELTS is the world’s most popular English language proficiency test for higher education and global migration. It is accepted by more than 3,400 institutions in the US. If you want to study in the US, IELTS can help you get there!

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