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Undergraduate Certificates by Hodges University are designed to provide you with the industry-specific courses needed to build your skills while bypassing the core credits necessary for an associate or bachelor’s degree. Additionally, our certificates are delivered 100% online and allow you to move through the program quickly while providing the foundation needed to succeed in your career of choice. We offer undergraduate certificates in:

  • Business (Bookkeeping, Risk Management, Tax Preparation)
  • Design Technology (Animation, AutoCAD, Graphic Design, and User Experience/Web Design)
  • Business Technology (eBusiness Software, eDiscovery/eLitigation, eBusiness Ventures)
  • Computer Information Technology (Help Desk Support, Information Technology Support, Computer Networking)

These certificates are also credit-bearing, so if you decide you want to finish off your degree, you’ll be able to apply credits towards your associate or bachelor’s degree at a future date.

Contact an Admissions Advisor to talk about financing options. Some certificates are Core+4 qualified (where you can enroll full time, taking 16 credit hours for the price of 12), Title IV eligible, or suitable for scholarships.

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Welcome to Hodges University Business Certificates. Our Business Certificates are ideal if you want the industry-specific classes needed to build your skills while bypassing the core credits necessary for an associate or bachelor’s degree.

Our Business Certificates are offered 100% online, can be completed quickly, and prepare you with the skills and knowledge you need to sit for industry-related certificate exams. To keep our certificates affordable, we are offering our CORE+4 program where you can enroll full time, taking 16 credit hours for the price of 12. Plus, you may be eligible for Title IV funding.

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Bookkeeping

The Bookkeeping Certificate is for those seeking entry-level positions as a bookkeeper or wish to work in a self-employed capacity serving various small and medium-sized commercial businesses. The course sequence also meets the educational requirements of the National Association of Certified Public Bookkeepers (NACBP) and prepares students for the Certified Public Bookkeeper (CPB) licensure examination, a nationally recognized credential. 

Coursework for our Bookkeeping program include:

  • Introduction to Finance and Management Accounting
  • Payroll Accounting
  • Business Planning

This certificate is part of our CORE+4 program where you can enroll full time, taking 16 credit hours for the price of 12. All the required courses are offered 100% Online in a TEC format, giving you the flexibility to learn on your time, at your pace.

Risk Management

The Risk Management Certificate is a credit-bearing certificate designed for you to gain an overall background in risk management and insurance. The skills you learn are broadly applicable to positions in the insurance and financial services industries. 

The Risk Management Certificate includes classes in:

  • Personal Finance and Insurance
  • Personal and Business Property Insurance
  • Risk Management

 

Additionally, the credits earned in this certificate are fully transferrable to an Associate or Bachelor-level business degree program in the Johnson School of Business. Earning this certificate in combination with the degree may meet State of Florida educational requirements for the Resident Health and Life Agent License (see the following URL)

 https://www.myfloridacfo.com/division/agents/Licensure/General/docs/2-15.htm

This certificate is part of our CORE+4 program where you can enroll full time, taking 16 credit hours for the price of 12. All the required courses are offered 100% Online in a TEC format, giving you the flexibility to learn on your time, at your pace.

Tax Preparation

The Tax Preparation Certificate is for those interested in entry-level positions as tax preparers for individual or small business tax filers, or those seeking self-employment to service various small and medium-sized companies. This program meets the educational requirements of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and prepares students for the Special Enrollment Examination (SEE) required to become an Enrolled Agent with the IRS. An Enrolled Agent is a tax professional who prepares tax returns for individuals and business taxpayers and can represent these taxpayers before the IRS.

Coursework in the Tax Preparation Certificate includes:

  • Individual Income Tax
  • Federal Tax Accounting I and II
  • Business Law

This certificate is part of our CORE+4 program where you can enroll full time, taking 16 credit hours for the price of 12. All the required courses are offered 100% Online in a TEC format, giving you the flexibility to learn on your time, at your pace.

Design Technology Certificates

Animation Design

This certificate is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions as Animation Designers working on short length motion graphics such as commercial, web animated banner, animated graphics for a website template, or short length animations for presentations. We use any number of the 20 plus Adobe Creative Cloud applications to create the final project.

Examples of some projects you may undertake:

  • Use Animate, XD, and Dreamweaver to create professional websites for local businesses.
  • Use Adobe Premiere and Aftereffects to create short films for non-profits.
  • Use Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Indesign to create rebrands for any number of personal projects.

At only 9 credit-hours, you may be able to complete this certificate in less than a year!

AutoCAD Drafting

The AutoCAD Certificate readies students for entry-level positions as CAD technicians. Gain the know-how you need to work as a 2D or 3D Drafter in the Architectural, Engineering, Construction, or Healthcare industry. Credits accrued in this certificate may be applied to an associate or bachelor’s degree at Hodges University.

Education in the AutoCAD Drafting Certificate includes 2D and 3D computer graphic and animation capabilities such as:

  • Drawing roadways
  • Drawing utility lines
  • Drawing master plan communities
  • Drawing geographic information system map

You also may be able to complete this certificate in less than a year!

Graphic Design Production

This certificate readies you for an entry-level position as a Graphic Design Desktop Publisher using the core applications of Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Illustrator, and Indesign) to build and manage a branding system. Additionally, learn how to apply the correct principles of design to effectively communicate and brand messaging from initial digital design to physical production.

This certificate is ideal for those who wish to gain a foundation in digital graphic design, without taking the core curriculum required for a degree. Topics covered include:

  • Digital Design from Sketch to Professional Production
  • Developing an Understanding of the Grid Principle
  • How to Combine the Grid Principle with Visual Hierarchy
  • Producing Effective Forms of Communication for a Product or Service

This certificate is 24 credit hours and may be completed in about a year. Credits earned may be transferred to an associate or bachelor’s degree at Hodges U.

User Experience (UX) and Web Design

This certificate blends the foundations of code and the principles of successful wireframe responsive design, combined with an understanding of how to bring your concept to life from a rough sketch. Receive instruction in subjects like:

  • Introduction to Multimedia
  • Digital Animation and Effects for the Web
  • Web Design I, II, and III
  • Designing with Type

Learn responsive design techniques using the most current applications in the Industry in Adobe Creative Cloud, without taking the core curriculum required of a degree. You will need a computer and Adobe CC subscription for this specific certificate program. At 21 credit-hours, this certificate may be completed in about a year. Upon successful completion, the UX and Web Design Certificate is transferrable to an associate or bachelor’s degree at Hodges U.

Business Technology Certificates

E-Business Software

This certificate blends software-based program design, implementation, and mobile and application development with software engineering concepts, and project management knowledge preparing you with the foundation needed for a career in software design and development.

This certificate is ideal for those who want the knowledge without taking the core curriculum required for a software development degree. Courses covered include:

  • Java Programming and Programming Concepts
  • Web Design
  • Mobile Application Development
  • Software Engineering
  • Web Applications
  • Project Management

This certificate is 24 credit hours and may be completed in about a year. Credits earned may be transferred to an associate or bachelor’s degree at Hodges U.

 E-Business Ventures

Our e-Business Ventures Certificate may prepare students to plan, manage, supervise, and market an online business presence using skills taught in courses like:

  • Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship
  • Marketing
  • Business Law
  • Social Media and Collaboration
  • e-Commerce
  • Mobile Applications

This program is excellent for those looking to achieve the qualifications needed for a digital marketing career without taking the core curriculum required of a degree. At 21 credit-hours, this certificate may be completed in about a year and, upon successful completion, is transferrable to an associate or bachelor’s degree at Hodges U.

eDiscovery/eLitigation

This is an optimal certificate for those who want to understand the legalities involved in conducting business in an ever-changing electronic world. Courses cover subject matter such as:

  • Electronic Discovery
  • Data Privacy and the use of Social Media
  • eFiling and eLitigation

At only 15 credit hours, this certificate may be taken in about a year and may transfer to the Bachelor in Legal Studies (or other bachelor’s degree) at Hodges U.

Computer Information Technology Certificates

Help Desk Support

The Help Desk Support certificate is perfect for those looking for an entry-level position in IT. The certificate blends the development of hardware, operating systems, and networking, with user support and help desk operations expertise to start working in the Information Technology field. Simultaneously earn your industry certifications in A+ and Net+ with your certificate. Courses covered include:

  • A+ Hardware I and II
  • A+ Lab/ Certification Prep
  • CompTIA Network+ Certification Prep
  • User Support and Help Desk Operations
  • Networking Essentials

At only 18 credit hours, this certificate may be taken in less than a year and may transfer to an associate or bachelor’s degree at Hodges U.

Information Technology Support

This certificate readies you with the competencies needed for entry-level positions as an IT support specialist. Study subjects like:

  • Basic Office Applications
  • Hardware
  • Operating Systems
  • Networks and Telecommunications
  • User Support and Help Desk Operations
  • Mobile Applications

This program is excellent for those looking to achieve proficiency for industry certifications in A+ and Net+ simultaneously with your certificate, without taking the core curriculum required of a degree. At 24 credit-hours, this certificate may be completed in about a year and upon successful completion is transferrable to an associate or bachelor’s degree at Hodges U.

Networking Specialist

This certificate builds on basic networking skills to prepare you for positions requiring specialized networking expertise for administering and maintaining multiple network environments.

The Networking Specialist certificate is optimal for those who wish to gain industry certifications in A+, Net+, CCENT, CCNA, Linux+, and three Windows Servers simultaneously with the certificate, without taking the core curriculum required for a degree. Courses covered include:

  • A+ Hardware I and II with Lab Certification Prep
  • Scaling and Connecting Networks
  • CompTIA Network+ Certification Prep
  • Powershell Scripting
  • Networking with Windows Server
  • Routing & Switching Essentials
  • Linux System & Security Administration
  • Networking Essentials

This certificate is 24 credit hours and may be completed in about a year. Credits earned may be transferred to an associate or bachelor’s degree at Hodges U.

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