Certificates and Credentials
Certificate programs, both credit and non-credit, are designed for adults who are interested in learning a specific set of skills and gaining knowledge in a certain area, but who may not want to earn, or have already earned, a degree. These programs can stand alone or be used toward a Charter Oak State College associate or bachelor's degree. Certificate programs are not covered by financial aid unless taken as part of a degree. In order to earn a certificate, students must earn grades of C or higher in each course.
Credentials are a grouping of either credit or non-credit courses designed to meet state or national workforce requirements.