College of Architecture Online Certificates
A certificate is a program of highly focused study leading to direct skill acquisition in specialized topics. Certificates are designed to support professionals and advanced students looking to remain current in their field, develop new skills, or gain expertise in a specialized area. A certificate provides access to current and relevant highly specialized topics so that students might broaden a knowledge base, advance a career, or update a professional profile.
Certificate programs in the College of Architecture and Design (CoAD) are quite focused, most can be earned in fewer than 12 credits and less than one year. Certificate programs are open to either guest students or students enrolled as part of a degree granting program. Transfer students may apply a portion of their transfer credit toward the attainment of a certificate. Current students may use a percentage of courses required for the major to fulfill certificate coursework.
Currently, the CoAD offers a fully online undergraduate and graduate certificate in Building Information Modeling (BIS) and a fully online graduate certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS).