Certificate Programs

Update your skills and stay competitive with one of UTRGV Continuing Educations immersive certificate programs. These programs are the ideal resource for persons wanting to change careers, learn new skills or boost their earning potential. Each of our non-credit certificate programs are co-designed and taught by industry experts and UTRGV faculty, with convenient scheduling to fit your busy lifestyle.
 
AMT 101 Apple Certified Mac Technician (ACMT) Details
  • Course Duration:  40 hours
  • Schedule: To Be Announced Summer 2019
 

Apple Certified Mac Technician (ACMT) is a five-day course to prepare students in becoming Apple Certified Mac Technicians (ACMT).

 
Bereavement Coordinator Certificate Program Details
  • Course Duration:
  • Schedule: To Be Announced Summer 2019
 

The Bereavement Coordinator Certificate Program is designed to equip professionals with the skills to guide grieving families to proper avenues of support. Tragic events such as accidents, active shootings, suicide or natural disasters, as well as the natural causes of death, may leave individuals, families and communities to face the challenge of healing from the effects of devastating grief.

 
Certificate in Digital Marketing Details
  • Course Duration: 7 hours for each module or 35 hours for all modules
  • Schedule: To Be Announced Summer 2019
 

This certificate program has been carefully designed to provide participants the most efficient and powerful tools available to promote your business online. Whether it is Search Engine positioning, social media engagement, improving your web design and Internet marketing, or understanding analytics; this program will be extremely useful for you and your organization.

 
Certificate in Digital Photography Details
  • Course Duration: 12 hours for Basic Certificate or 12 hours for Advanced Certificate
  • Schedule: To Be Announced Summer 2019
 

This certificate program in digital photography includes two levels, the basic and the advanced, to suit the needs of individuals who are interested in advancing their career in digital photography.

 
Certificate in Grant Development Details
  • Course Duration: 12 hours
  • Schedule: To Be Announced Summer 2019
 

This series of workshops are built in succession to provide the participant with the resources, expert guided practice and mentoring to be able to write a competitive and fundable grant proposal by the end of the series.

 
Certificate in Event Planning Details
  • Course Duration: 
  • Schedule: To Be Announced Summer 2019
 

This 30-hour, hands-on program is designed for entrepreneurial-minded individuals who wish to establish an event planning business or work as event planning consultants.

 
Certificate in Healthcare Practice Management Details
  • Course Duration:
  • Schedule: To Be Announced Summer 2019
 

This curriculum is designed to prepare participants to become effective business owners and executive managers within their medical practices and focuses on the critical components of business ownership not taught within the traditional medical education programs.

 
Certificate in Human Resource Management Details
  • Course Duration: 12 hours
  • Schedule:  Feb. 11, Feb. 18, Feb. 25, and March 4, 2019 (M)
 

This course is designed to provide an overview of HR functions and the stages of the employee life cycle. Participants will gain practical skills needed to manage critical HR functions on a daily basis and avoid legal pitfalls.

 
Certificate in Legal Research and Writing Details
  • Course Duration: 24 hours
  • Schedule: April 2rd - April 30, 2019
 

One important element of a paralegal’s job, which is of ultimate importance to the firm—is his or her writing. Whether organizing records, preparing legal documents, or communicating with experts for trial, paralegals must become skilled communicators when representing their legal team and employer.

 
Certificate in Non-Profit Management Details
  • Course Duration: 
  • Schedule: To Be Announced Summer 2019
 

This eight-module certificate program is designed to enhance the existing skills and develop new ones for dealing with "real-world" challenges and situations in the nonprofit sector.

 
Certificate in Social Media Management Details
  • Course Duration:  12 hours
  • Schedule:  March 2nd - March 23rd, 2019
 

In an increasingly digital world, social media has changed relationships between organizations and their audiences. Whether you’re interested in lead generation, social influence, or creative marketing, improving your social media skills will always pay off in the long run.

 
Certificate in Video Animation (Intro Level) Details
  • Course Duration: 12 hours
  • Schedule:  March 30th, April 6th, and April 13th, 2019 
 

Videos are now becoming excellent communication tools and are increasingly utilized in social media and e-marketing strategies. This is a must-attend course for businesses that want to grab audience’s attention and keep them engaged.

 
Certificate in Video Editing Details
  • Course Duration:  12 hours
  • Schedule:  February 23th, March 2rd, and March 9th, 2019 
 

These days with social media and the almost endless avenues to market yourself, simple static images don’t grab the attention of your audience quite the same way as before. So what is the next step in making sure you stay relevant and in the eye of your consumers? Video!

 
Certificate in Web Design Details
  • Course Duration: 
  • Schedule: To Be Announced Summer 2019
 

This Introductory Certificate Program is designed to give you the working knowledge of Photoshop to be applied to your own images and designs. HTML5, CSS3 and Dreamweaver.

 
Certificate in Web Development Details
  • Course Duration: 
  • Schedule: To Be Announced Summer 2019
 

Web development skills are becoming even more valuable in a competitive global workforce that increasingly requires strong coding and technical skills. In this course, participants will learn best practices and the latest industry standards to design, create, publish and maintain web pages using HTML and associated technologies.

 
Certified Public Manager: 2018-2019 Details
  • Course Duration: 
  • Schedule: January 11th & 12th and February 8th & 9th, 2019
 

The program is designed to enhance and develop the skills of the participants to deal with “real-world” challenges and situations. All tracks are developed from a “practitioner’s” point of view utilizing knowledge based skill sets that can be incorporated within your career path.

 
Clinical Medical Assistant Program Details
  • Course Duration: 140 hours
  • Schedule: To Be Announced Summer 2019
 

This program is intended for students who want to prepare for an exciting, challenging and rewarding career in healthcare.

 
Dental Assistant Program Details
  • Course Duration: 100 hours
  • Schedule: March 23rd - July 27th, 2019 (M)
 

The Dental Assisting Program prepares students for entry level positions in one of the fastest growing health care positions - Dental Assisting.

 
Executive Certificate in Healthcare Practice Management Details
  • Course Duration: 
  • Schedule: To Be Announced Summer 2019
 

This curriculum is designed to prepare participants to become effective business owners and executive managers within their medical practices and focuses on the critical components of business ownership not taught within the traditional medical education programs.

 
IT Project Management Details
  • Course Duration: 40 hours
  • Schedule: To Be Announced Summer 2019
 

Learn the fundamentals and best practices of project management methodology as applied to IT initiatives, and practice and master the skills you need to deliver IT projects on time, within budget, and to specification.

 
Medical Administrative Assistant Details
  • Course Duration: 50 hours
  • Schedule: To Be Announced Summer 2019
 

Medical administrative assistants, medical secretaries, and medical records clerks are all positions in great demand, in a field that is expected to grow by an impressive 34% through 2018.

 
Medical Billing & Coding Details
  • Course Duration: 80 hours
  • Schedule:  March 9th - June 22nd, 2019 (M)
 

This combined 80 hour billing and coding course offers the skills needed to solve insurance billing problems, how to manually file claims (using the CPT and ICD-9 manual), complete common insurance forms, trace delinquent claims, appeal denied claims and use generic forms to streamline billing procedures.

 
Medication Therapy Management Certification Details
  • Course Duration: 8 hours
  • Schedule: To Be Announced Summer 2019
 

Medication Therapy Management (MTM) Services certificate training program is an active learning seminar in which participants practice a variety of communication techniques to elicit patient’s medication experience and identify medication-related problems, using cases based on real-life experiences of MTM providers.

 
Paralegal Certificate Course Details
  • Course Duration:  84 hours
  • Schedule: To Be Announced Summer 2019
 

This intensive, nationally acclaimed program is designed for beginning as well as advanced legal workers. Students will be trained to interview witnesses, investigate complex fact patterns, research the law, prepare legal documents, and assist in preparing cases for courtroom litigation.

 
Personal Trainer Certification Details
  • Course Duration: 32 hours ( 30 hours - Lecture and 2 hours - Test)
  • Schedule:  March 30 - May 4, 2019 
 

This course provides participants with the most current, foundational knowledge, training and competency testing to certify them to practice as professional certified fitness trainers. UTRGV Continuing Education has partnered with World Instructor Training Schools (W.I.T.S.) to offer a comprehensive Personal Trainer Certification program that offers students the latest knowledge in a range of topics including:

 
Pharmacy Technician Program Details
  • Course Duration: 50 hours
  • Schedule:  April 6th - June 29th, 2019 (B)
 

This comprehensive 50-hour program will prepare students to work as a pharmacy technician in a retail or other pharmacy setting and to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam.

 
Phlebotomy Technician Program Details
  • Course Duration: 90 hours
  • Schedule:  March 2nd - June 22nd, 2019 (M)
 

This 90 hour Phlebotomy Technician Program prepares professionals to collect blood specimens from clients for the purpose of laboratory analysis.

 
Real Estate Certificate Program Details
  • Course Duration: 
  • Schedule: To Be Announced Summer 2019
 

This program is designed for people interested in earning a Texas Real Estate License which requires you complete six qualifying education courses of study.

 
Registered Behavior Technician Details
  • Course Duration: 
  • Schedule: To Be Announced Summer 2019
 

This training program is based on the Registered Behavior Technician Task List and is designed to meet the 40-hour training requirement for the RBT credential.

 
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UTRGV Entrepreneurship Certificate Program Details
  • Course Duration: 
  • Schedule: To Be Announced Summer 2019
 

This certificate program, offered through the Academy for Entrepreneurs, incorporates a highly selective admission process which is intended to identify the best early-stage entrepreneurs in the Rio Grande Valley. It is designed to provide the right level of coaching and support necessary to help entrepreneurs find success within their first year. This 8-week long program will be offered in a blended learning format that will include online and in-class sessions.