Get more attention on your resume with employable technical skills that are highly desirable in your field. A Technology certificate from the University of Central Missouri tells future employers that you have the practical knowledge needed to excel in your job.
This undergraduate certificate can be added to a related major with no extra credit hours — just take courses that count toward both your primary major and this certificate. Alternatively, prepare yourself for faster employment by earning the certificate by itself.
Gain the technical skills employers are looking for
You can earn this undergraduate certificate in one of the following areas of concentration:
For each of these areas of concentration, UCM offers career-focused courses to choose from, each covering skills the state of Missouri has deemed to be high-demand areas of occupational preparation.
5 career-focused concentrations
In-person, online or hybrid courses
Complete your certificate in 1 year
Add to an existing major or take alone
When you decide to pursue a Technology certificate from UCM, you’ll work with a faculty advisor to determine what courses you will take to earn it. Combine core classes and electives in your area of concentration for a specialized certificate focused on career preparation.
All together, this undergraduate certificate is expected to take only one year to complete, giving you plenty of time to fit it in while pursuing a four-year degree.
Gain hands-on experience in cutting-edge technologies that you’ll use every day in your career. Some of the technologies Technology certificate students master include — but certainly aren’t limited to — are:
Your UCM Technology certificate will make you more attractive to employers, whatever your chosen field may be.
Show engineering or architecture firms that you have a leg up on other candidates when it comes to CADD and similar design technologies, or demonstrate an especially deep understanding of networking technologies to employers in the IT industry. Fashion specialists will be able to operate advanced sewing machines their first day on the job, while automotive and construction specialists will be ready to take on leadership positions in their trades.
See how a Technology certificate can propel your career forward
Use the interactive tool below to explore how a Technology certificate can help students land competitive jobs.
At the University of Central Missouri, we make affording an education easier with a generous financial aid program, which grants 94% of undergraduates some form of financial aid. In fact, LendEDU ranks UCM as a top university for low student debt. You can add a Technology certificate to a four-year degree within the School of Industrial Sciences and Technology only at no extra cost.
Beyond financial aid, UCM offers many scholarships for degree-seeking students, including program-specific ones appropriate for your major. You can find these scholarships on UCM’s Scholarship Finder or the program page for the major you’re pursuing.
Earn a bachelor’s degree to take your skills further and create more opportunities for your career:
Looking for additional opportunities that will give you an edge in the employment market? Consider these other undergraduate programs at UCM: