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Build Your Expertise with UWF Certificate Programs

May 1, 2021 | Heather Fletcher

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Certificate programs provide a quick, cost-effective option for advancing education. University of West Florida’s accredited programs and expert-led courses are ideal for those who wish to enhance their resume or build skills in a shorter amount of time than a traditional degree program.

Quickly accelerate your career
Certificates are awarded in as little as 12 months. The small number of required courses makes these programs ideal for those who want to improve their knowledge and gain new credentials quickly. In most cases, credits earned toward a certificate are transferable into more advanced academic programs.

Expand career opportunities
Certificate programs serve as a useful stepping stone for students looking to further their career in the short term, as well as those who wish to eventually earn a higher degree.

Continue your education on your own time
Online programs provide an opportunity to continue learning while maintaining personal and professional schedules. UWF offers a selection of undergraduate and graduate certificate programs designed to provide a depth of industry knowledge and experience necessary to begin a new career, expand career options, stand out in a competitive job market, advance at work, or enter a new industry.

Online Undergraduate Certificates
Receive relevant job training to help you in your field.

  • Geographic Information Science Certificate:
    Students completing this program are eligible to apply for entry-level positions in the geosciences requiring knowledge of GIS or geospatial analysis.
  • Intelligence Analysis Certificate:
    Identify key concepts and issues in security-related intelligence, determine patterns and trends in large data sets and enhance communication skills with human intelligence derived from questioning and interpersonal interactions.
  • Medical Laboratory Sciences Certificates:
    Gain key knowledge and skills needed to gain certification as a technologist in laboratory settings—four certificates available.

Online Graduate Certificates
Ideal for established professionals seeking higher salaries and advancement opportunities.

  • Data Science Graduate Certificate:
    Learn the in-demand statistical, modeling and computational skill sets in business needed to thrive as a statistician, data analyst or business intelligence professional in a wide range of industries.
  • Cybersecurity Graduate Certificate:
    Become a leader in the protection of data assets and analysis of potential cyber threats and vulnerabilities to systems and networks.
  • Geographic Information Science Graduate Certificate:
    Gain the tools and skills needed to improve your current work or to become marketable as a GIS technician, GIS analyst and GIS manager in several industries.
  • Health Informatics Graduate Certificate:
    Learn how to translate healthcare data and turn it into reportable metrics using data analysis and programming techniques.
  • Human Performance Technology Graduate Certificate:
    Learn how to apply research-based best practices to identify organizational performance improvement challenges and opportunities as a business operations specialist, management analyst or training and development specialist in many industries.
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Graduate Certificate:
    Prepare to teach English as an additional language in a variety of settings in the United States and overseas.

For a fill list of UWF Certificate Programs, visit