The Professional Development Certificate provides an incentive for Blue Ridge Community and Technical College students to enhance their experience by participating in a series of educational courses in a specialized area. Along with core courses for each specialized certificate is a balanced curriculum with coursework in communication, social and cultural awareness, and scientific and quantitative reasoning. The coursework is essential to prepare students seeking to expand their knowledge and competencies.
The certificate is designed to be completed in one year of full-time enrollment at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College. Concentrations are offered in the following areas: Public Relations, Social Sciences, and General Education. The specific course requirements for each Professional Development Certificate concentration are outlined below.
The Professional Development Certificate demonstrates to employers a student's commitment to finishing a degree and the acquisition of knowledge of core subjects, including communication, social and cultural awareness, and scientific and quantitative reasoning. The coursework is essential to prepare students seeking to expand their professional competencies.
Curriculum for a Certificate in Professional Development