Get Certified at Hodges U
Advance Your Career with Certifications Designed to Give You an Edge
Find the edge you need to advance your career when you choose Hodges University for Certifications. Whether you are looking for technology related certifications, business focused, legal focused, or graduate level certifications, our programs are designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to take your career to the next level.
Why Choose Hodges U for Your Certification Program?
Hodges University is workforce driven. We have met with community leaders and employers in Southwest Florida to find out exactly what they need in their employees so that we can provide the training to help you fill their needs.
What does this mean for you? You’ll receive extensive knowledge and real-world experience that puts you ahead of your competition. We use state-of-the-art, realistic simulations, modern tools, software, and equipment to prepare you for the next step in your career.
Plus, most of our certification program credits transfer over to related degree programs. So, if you decide to pursue your associate, bachelor, or master’s degree, you’ll be able to apply many (if not all) of the certification credits already earned to accomplish your goals in less time.
Our degree programs also include embedded certifications. If you ultimately want to earn your degree, start there and you’ll receive all related certifications when you graduate.
Admission Requirements For Certification Programs:
To enroll in our certification programs, you’ll need to meet the minimum requirements for enrollment. There may also be additional requirements for individual certification programs (bachelor’s degree, prior experience, etc). Contact an Admissions Advisor today to discuss what you’ll need to get started
- You must be 18 years of age or older
- You must have a High School Diploma or GED
- You must be a U.S. Citizen or eligible to take courses. Please see our International Page if you need more clarification.
- Financial Aid may be available to those who qualify.
How Will You Take Courses?
Most of our certification programs are available in online, on-campus, or blended format.
Some of our certifications are also available in a Technology Enabled Campus (TEC) format which allows you to attend class once per week and participate in the class through an available smart device (phone, tablet, computer, tv, etc.).
When Will You Take Classes?
Most of our certification programs follow our Monthly Start Date schedule. Some of our courses may also be available on other semester schedules (8-week or 16-week).
See our academic schedule for semester and term start dates.
The Certificate in Animation Design courses will provide you with a solid foundation in animation design through our state-of-the-art technologies combined with current multimedia design techniques. You’ll be prepared for an entry-level position in corporate agencies, the fashion industry, real estate, product or manufacturing sector, service industry, healthcare, and more.
The AutoCAD Certificate blends design principles with practical knowledge and skills. The courses will provide you with a solid foundation in the Autodesk Suite of software applications. You’ll be prepared to work in an entry-level position generating 2D and 3D computer generated graphics and animation in product, commercial, industrial, or engineering graphics.
The e-Business Software Certificate blends program design and implementation, mobile and application development for e-Business, software engineering concepts, and project management knowledge and skills. These courses will provide you with a solid foundation in software development in an online business environment. Upon completion, you’ll be ready for a software development position in the e-Business environment.
The e-Business Ventures Certificate blends general business concepts, business law, marketing principles, and the use of social media with collaborative technologies in the e-commerce space. You will gain a solid foundation in business fundamentals, marketing, business law, social media and collaboration, e-commerce, small business, and entrepreneurship. You’ll be able to plan, manage, supervise, and market an online business presence at graduation.
Graphic Design Production
The Graphic Design Production Certification courses will provide you with a solid foundation in traditional graphic design by using state-of-the-art technologies combined with up to date creative process techniques. You will need to have a computer and Adobe CC subscription for this specific certificate program. Upon completion, you’ll be ready for an entry-level position as a Graphic Design Desktop Publisher.
Help Desk Support
The Help Desk Support Certificate blends hardware, operating systems, networking, and user support with help desk operations knowledge and skills. These courses will provide you with a solid foundation in IT basics and troubleshooting, with the opportunity to sit for industry level certifications (A+ and Net+). After completion, you’ll be ready to take on an entry-level position in help desk support.
The Networking Specialist Certificate builds basic networking skills into highly specialized networking skills needed for administering and maintaining a variety of network environments. These courses will provide you with a solid foundation in networking essentials including PowerShell scripting, routing and switching, and the Windows Server. You can also sit for the A+, Net+, CCENT, CCNA, Linux+ and three Windows Server industry certifications upon completion.
Information Technology Support
The Information Technology Support Certificate blends basic office applications, hardware, operating systems, networks and telecommunications, as well as user support and help desk operations knowledge and skills. You will be prepared for entry-level IT employment as an IT Support Specialist upon completion. Program courses will provide you with a solid foundation in IT basics and troubleshooting. You can also sit for two industry level certifications (A+ and Net+).
User Experience and Web Design
The UXWD Certificate program courses provide you with a solid foundation in mobile device design by using state of the art technologies combined with user-driven behavioral interaction. You will need a computer and an Adobe CC subscription for this specific certificate program. You’ll be prepared for an entry-level position as a UX Designer in a variety of fields upon completion.
The Certificate in Professional Sales is an intensive, undergraduate level program that prepares you for growth in your professional sales career. It covers professional selling philosophy and practices, personal selling skills, sales management, and advanced study of professional selling processes, including conflict management and Customer Relationship Management (CRM). Internship opportunities are available in this program and you are strongly encouraged to participate in an internship to further develop your skills. There are additional admission requirements required for this certification.
eDiscovery and eLitigation
The eDiscovery and eLitigation Certificate program provides training for legal professionals who wish to obtain a better understanding of the issues surrounding electronic discovery and litigation support. These courses will cover subject matter related to electronic discovery, use of social media, eFiling, and eLitigation and provide you with real-life simulations to prepare you for e-work in the legal sector.
The Paramedic Certificate program will prepare you for careers in pre-hospital emergency medicine enabling you to be employed as a field paramedic for fire-rescue departments, public and private ambulance services, aero-medical services, hospitals, and police departments. Courses are delivered in lecture and laboratory settings with internships in hospital, clinical, and ambulance internships. The Paramedic Certificate has limited enrollment, so contact an Admissions Advisor today to discuss the prequalifications required for this program.
The Database Management Certificate blends broad information systems topics with focused database management topics. This program will enable you to advance within your current field or to better prepare for a career change. There are prequalification requirements for this program including a bachelor’s degree.
The Cybersecurity Certificate blends broad information system topics with focused cybersecurity topics. The program will equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to advance within your current field or to better prepare for a career change. There are prequalification requirements for this program including a bachelor’s degree.
The Public Administration Certificate will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to lead at an executive level. You will learn about governmental administration and accounting, public infrastructure, economic development, and policy planning in government and not-for-profit organizations. This certification has prequalification requirements including a bachelor’s degree.
Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination
Hodges University Graduate Certificate Program in Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination program combines prior accounting knowledge with academic skills to prepare you to gain mastery in financial crimes prevention, detection, and investigation. Positions available upon completion include federal, state, and local law enforcement offices (FBI, postal inspector, CIA, IRS), law offices, CPA firms, and more. There are prequalification requirements for this program including a bachelor’s degree.
The Certificate in Visual Communication is an industry-focused program designed to increase your proficiency and skills, as well as managerial competence. This program will give you the opportunity to develop concepts and practices in media experimentation and personal exploration. There are prequalification requirements for this program including a bachelor’s degree.
Professional Development Certifications
The Professional Effectiveness Certificate program is designed to prepare you to succeed in a new or current position by further developing foundational skills that are in high demand. Skills that you will develop include adaptability, business understanding, communication skills, computer and technical skills, representing a company, judgment, organization, being proactive, and being an active team member. Course matter in this certificate may be applied to your current position immediately.