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Noncredit certificate programs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison) are a designated set of noncredit courses focused upon a specific topic or theme. Certificate programs give participants the opportunity to pursue a subject of interest in a formalized way and to have completion of the course of study recognized by the awarding of the certificate.  Included below is the official list of noncredit certificates on the UW-Madison campus.

Noncredit Certificate Academic Unit* Modality* Description
Advanced Management and Leadership EXEDF2FThe Certificate of Advanced Management and Leadership focuses on management skills, relationship skills, and strategic business skills.
Applied Drug Development PHARM  F2F The Applied Drug Development Certificate program is noncredit and does not lead to the conferral of a degree as defined by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, rather, it focuses on a series of courses, that, when completed, afford the student a record of coherent academic accomplishment in a given discipline or set of related disciplines.
Business AnalysisEXED F2F The Certificate of Business Analysis covers the overall process of business analysis, where and how it fits in the project life cycle, and the business context. Courses address real-world problems that business analysts face, demonstrate how to use business analyst techniques and tools, and use exercises to enhance the transfer of knowledge back to the participant’s workplace. 
Business SpanishDCS DEThe noncredit Online Business Spanish Certificate Program offers a flexible learning opportunity for understanding business relationships in Latin America and Spain. This Spanish language course is focused on learning Spanish specifically in a business context, as well as using appropriate Spanish business etiquette. The program has two levels: Basic and Advanced. Work at your own pace and take up to a year to finish each course. Students can work independently or closely with the instructor. 
Case ManagementDCS F2F The Case Management Certificate program is a continuing education training series for professionals in the field of aging and long-term care. 
Certified Public Manager®DCS F2F The Wisconsin Certified Public Manager Program® (CPM) is a nationally-accredited management development certificate program specifically for managers in federal, state and local government and in tribal and non-profit organizations. The program consists of three phases, totaling 300 instructional hours. This includes a total of 23 one-day, six-hour, face-to-face classes, and three multiple-day classes. Online classes are also available. 
Commissioning ProcessENGR F2F The University of Wisconsin—Madison, Department of Engineering Professional Development offers individuals the opportunity to gain a marketable, independently recognized certification as a professional knowledgeable in the commissioning process. These certifications offer applicants recognition for their skills, through a combination of training, examination, and proof of professional experience. 
Disaster ManagementENGR F2F As part of its ongoing commitment to professional development in disaster/emergency management, the UW–DMC (Disaster Management Center) established the Disaster Management (DM) Diploma. This is a personal study program which can combine UW–DMC self-study courses with courses from other organizations anywhere in the world. 
Divorce and Family MediationDCS F2F A new 40-hour series for mediating divorce and family-related cases and issues, the mediation training draws people from education, human services, mental health, clergy, business, and law, among other professions, making for lively discussions and a rich learning environment. Whether students seek mediation training to expand their career opportunities or to enhance their skill set, mediation skills can be invaluable in ones professional and personal life. 
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) – Training of TrainersDCS F2F Many medical, allied health and human services providers, educators, and others work with patients or clients who are affected by prenatal alcohol exposure, regardless of diagnosis.  Howevet, they may lack training to effectively identify, refer, and/or provide effective treatment services.  Few agencies or communities offer fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) training to address these important issues.  This highly evaluated 'Training of Trainers' training helps address this gap in service. 
Fish Health MedicineVET DE Although open to anyone, this certificate program is targeted at veterinarians wanting to provide services to the fish farming industry. 

Fundamentals of Management

EXED

F2F

The Fundamentals of Management Certificate will enable the student to better understand the transition from contributor to manager, to deal successfully with the required changes, and to increase the student's overall effectiveness. The benefits to the student, their staff, and their company are clear: the creation of a better place to work, more efficient workflows and communication processes, and measurably improved results. 
Infant, Early Childhood, and Family Mental HealthDCS F2FThe Infant, Early Childhood and Family Mental Health Certificate Program is an intensive, interdisciplinary one year continuing education program for professionals who work with children ages birth to six and their families. The certificate program is designed with an appreciation of the strengths and contributions of all the professions that touch the lives of young children. The participants who complete this professional development program will gain an enhanced understanding of infant and early childhood mental health and new skills to support the social and emotional development and well-being of young children in the context of their family/caregiver relationships. 
Intoxicated Driver Program (IDP) - Approved Training (AT)DCS F2F This is state-mandated training for all IDP assessors, supervisors, and coordinators. The certificate program includes a self-study component and a two-day in-person training session. The IDP-AT training covers key topics essential to IDP staff including substance abuse, counseling/interviewing strategies, Wisconsin's operating while intoxicated legislation, and Wisconsin's IDP program rules and regulations.  
Johne's Disease ManagementVET DE Upon completion of these modules, you will be proficient at doing on-farm risk assessments and developing herd management plans.  You will be officially recognized as a Johne's Certified Veterinarian for the state of Wisconsin. 
K12 Certificate in Online TeachingDCS DE The K12 Certificate in Online Teaching continues a tradition of seeking knowledge and credentials in teaching online , helping students achieve their professional goals with maximum convenience and flexibility. Students will gain skills they can put to use immediately through content focused on proven approaches and best practices for success. 
Laser WeldingENGR F2F The University of Wisconsin-Madison offers three laser welding certification programs, providing professionals with the skills necessary to successfully implement the laser welding process. The laser welding certificates distinguish individuals who have received formal training and satisfactorily completed a written examination that covers laser welding equipment, process procedures, and validation. 
Maintenance ManagementENGR F2F The Maintenance Management Certificate (MMC) series features practical, problem-solving courses that help new and experienced maintenance professionals keep pace with the latest innovations and technology. 
Mental Health Care for the Older AdultDCS F2F This professional training program in mental health and aging prepares the professional to work more effectively with older adults experiencing mental distress. Learn the most current assessment and treatment methods. Special attention is paid to quality person centered care. 
Motivational Interviewing DCS F2FMotivational Interviewing (MI) helps reduce burnout and stress by minimizing situations that lead to power struggles with your clients. Effective MI is only possible with dedicated effort leading to a complex skill set. Training research in MI shows that the traditional “one shot” workshop format is only a start. Beginning workshops do little to promote truly proficient practice. This MI professional certificate programgoes well beyond elementary knowledge. Both Level 1 and Level 2 courses utilize best training principles, competency measures, and expert instruction to help you achieve high MI proficiency and successful professional outcomes. 
Nursing Home Administration DCS DEThis Nursing Home Administration (NHA) certification program is a self-study, self--aced program giving participants an overview of the field of long-term care administration.  Upon completion, the instructor submits the student's name to the WI Dept of Safety and Professional Services as eligible to take the NHA licensing exam. 
Operations ManagementENGR F2F The Operations Management Certificate series features practical, problem-solving courses that provide strategies, tactics, and tools for experienced and emerging executives and managers responsible for advancing the performance of their organization. 

Product Management

EXED

F2F

The Certificate for Product Management series helps you develop the core competencies needed to create success for your product and your company, such as coordinate product development from concept to market, interact with a host of internal players, and ensure that your product offerings and features reflect customer desires, yet mesh with company vision and technological possibility. 
Professional Certificate in Online EducationDCSDE The Professional Certificate in Online Education builds knowledge and skills in fundamental competencies essential for any instructor or designer of online learning. Students will experience online learning in both collaborative and self-paced formats as they explore resources, do practice and reflection activities, and plan a unit of instruction to meet the needs of learners in their own teaching or design context. 
Professional Life Coaching Certificate DCS BL Professional life coaching is an art and a science. This rich training program combines many disciplines: emotional intelligence, positive psychology, use of self, evidence-based coaching, neuroscience of coaching, systems theory, relationship intelligence, organization development, and appreciative inquiry. Train with professional coaches and work with your own clients as you learn. 
Project Management DCS F2F Project Management is the key to success in all organizations especially when resources are limited, demands are increasing, and responsibilities are multiplying-in short, in all of our organizations!  Project Management becomes everyone's responsibility.  It helps us to meet deadlines, build teams, get results, and make things happen.  This program will prepare you to become a project manager. 

Project Management

EXED

F2F

Designed for both new and experienced project managers, the Certificate for Project Management delivers active, applied training that students can immediately transfer to their projects. They'll focus on the nine areas defined by the Project Management Institute (PMI®) Body of Knowledge (PMBOK™). The content is not only based on a technical body of knowledge, but also incorporates in-depth learning in communication, influence, and negotiation, crucial to the success of any project.  
Public Works Supervisory AcademyDCS F2F The Public Works Supervisory Academy is a nine-class program that provides first- and second-line supervisors with the tools to be effective managers. The Academy's knowledgeable and experienced instructors provide up-to date information, as well as opportunities to practice skills and to problem solve with other participants. 

Sales Management

EXED

F2F

The Certificate for Sales Management will give students the confidence to lead their sales team to higher performance. They will be assured that their sales skills are world class, up to date, and follow the “best practices” of today’s most successful companies. 
Servant Leadership Certificate DCS  Description forthcoming 
Six Sigma (Yellow Belt)EXED F2F A prerequisite for Six Sigma Green Belt, Six Sigma Yellow Belt is the first of a step-by-step process of interventions and statistical tools that allows companies to understand which business processes are not performing as needed, identify root causes of problems, analyze and improve contributing factors, and sustain gain in improvements.  
Six Sigma (Green Belt)EXED F2F A prerequisite for Six Sigma Black Belt, Six Sigma Green Belt is the second of a step-by-step process of interventions and statistical tools that allows companies to understand which business processes are not performing as needed, identify root causes of problems, analyze and improve contributing factors, and sustain gain in improvements.  

Six Sigma (Black Belt)

EXED

F2F

A holistic approach to problem solving, Six Sigma Black Belt is the last of a step-by-step process of interventions and statistical tools that allows companies to understand which business processes are not performing as needed, identify root causes of problems, analyze and improve contributing factors, and sustain gain in improvements.  
Substance Abuse Certificate ProgramDCS F2F The Substance Abuse Certificate Program supplements your professional clinical training by providing pertinent information to help you respond more effectively to people with alcohol and other drug problems. It is a comprehensive series of 6 one-day courses. This certificate program benefits those who are considering entering the substance abuse field. This program does not certify you to counsel alcohol and other drug abuse clients. But the hours earned can be applied to certification through the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services. 

Technical Leadership

EXED & ENGR

F2F

The Certificate for Technical Leadership is a flexible development program tailored for technical professionals transitioning from applied, technically-focused disciplines into managerial and leadership roles. Never static, its curriculum is constantly updated by program faculty to meet the changing demands placed upon leaders and organizations in today's world economy. 

*Key:

BL=Blended instruction (both distance and face-to-face)
DCS = Division of Continuing Studies
DE = Distance Education
ENGR = Engineering
EXED = Executive Education
F2F = Face-to-Face Course
PHARM = Pharmacy
VET = Veterinary Medicine




Keywords: noncredit, existing, certificates   Doc ID: 28316
Owner: Erik B.Group: EI: Noncredit Program Development
Created: 2013-01-28 13:50 CDTUpdated: 2013-10-11 09:12 CDT
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