Professional Certificate Programs
Ideal for working professionals, community members as well as matriculated Cal Poly students, professional certificate programs offered through Cal Poly Extended Education provide expertise in a variety of subjects. Participants are not required to apply for admission to these certificate programs or to enroll in all courses offered. Those that choose to complete the required courses will be awarded a certificate.
The professional certificate is not designed for matriculated students to complete requirements for a degree, rather each course is designed to increase competence. As for any courses offered through Extended Education, we reserve the right to cancel, postpone or combine classes. Classes may be cancelled if fewer than the required number of students enroll. Every effort will be made to avoid canceling classes. However, Cal Poly Extended Education receives no support from public funds and the necessity of operating on a self-supporting basis requires registration minimums.
The Professional Certificate in Business Analytics empowers graduates with the knowledge, tools, and decision-making skills to solve businesses’ most pressing problems while advancing their professional careers in the exciting and fast growing field of data analytics.
The professional certificate in Construction Management is an advanced program that offers a unique blend of construction management courses designed to fully prepare graduates to oversee the rigors of complex building and infrastructure projects. Nearly 100% of all Cal Poly CM graduates routinely obtain career opportunities on interdisciplinary teams in California, the United States and abroad!
Developed by experienced academic leaders in construction education, working in partnership with industry leaders, the “learn by doing” curriculum provides students with the skills desired by the construction industry. The graduate level courses employ current and emerging technology—including electronic takeoffs, scheduling software, and building information modeling. Students learn to effectively manage materials, equipment, labor, and budgets on projects of all sizes and scopes.
The Systems Integration Engineering (SIE) Professional Certificate is intended for working engineers aspiring to take on additional technical responsibility and move into leadership roles in their organizations. Students obtaining the Professional Certificate in SIE will have a holistic view of systems development and integration from a multidisciplinary perspective. Approaching systems, products and services from the top down is often a different perspective for engineers working in domain-specific disciplines (e.g., mechanical, aero, electrical, structural, test, software, etc.).
Through world-class, instructor-led, online education, the professional certificates offered via the M.S. in Packaging Value Chain program provide coursework leading to comprehensive understanding of the critical subsets of the packaging value chain proposition in the global context.