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Charter Oak State College Official Catalog

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.

Certificates and Credentials that can be completed entirely by taking courses at Charter Oak State College:

Cyber Security Certificates:

  • Cyber Security Fundamental Certificate
  • Security Strategies Application Certificate
  • Cyber Security Investigation Certificate
  • Technical Security Administration Certificate

Certificate in Health Information Management

Certificate in Health Insurance Customer Service

Certificate in Leadership in Health Care Administration

Certificates in Public Safety Administration:

  • Level I
  • Level II

Certificate in Project Management

Certificate in Victim Advocacy

Credential in After School Education

Health Information Fundamentals for Health Professionals Certificate

Long Term Care Certificate for Direct Care Workers

Long Term Care Certificate for Direct Care Workers-Specialty Skills in Elder Care

Medical Coding Certificate

Paralegal Certificate

Paraprofessional Educator Certificate

Speech and Language Pathology Studies Certificate

Certificates and Credentials that can not be completed entirely by taking courses at Charter Oak State College:

Certificate in Infant-Toddler Care

Certificate in Land Surveying

Connecticut Director's Credential

Connecticut Parenting Educator Credential