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Online Certificates & Individual Courses

School of Business, Technology, and Health Care Administration

Want to expand your career options? Our undergraduate, graduate, or post-graduate certificates and individual courses provide specialized knowledge to add to your skill-set and potentially differentiate you in the job market.

Dive Deep: Specialize in an Area of Interest

Certificates often take less time to complete than a degree program. A new credential and fresh knowledge may speed up your ability to advance your career. Whether that means taking on more challenging projects, going for a promotion, or seeking a new position in another company, earning a certificate may help act as stepping stone between your current job and your goals.

Undergraduate business certificates

Gain the foundational knowledge you need to grow your career in business. Undergraduate business certificates provide an opportunity to earn a valuable academic credential in less than 1.5 years, which can later be applied to a bachelor's degree.

Graduate business certificates

Strengthen your business acumen. With a graduate business certificate, you can develop specialized skills and knowledge to prepare for a broader range of career possibilities. Some business certificates can help prepare you for industry-specific licensure requirements and give you an accelerated path toward a master’s degree.

Individual courses

Move closer towards your goals, one course at a time. Take an individual Capella course in subject areas including counseling, psychology, nursing, business, and more.

We believe in being transparent about the real cost, time, and value of a Capella degree. Learn more about Capella’s learning outcomes.

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Ready to get started? We’re ready for you. Chat with an enrollment counselor or apply now to take the first step on the journey toward your future.

Happy Grads

92% of alumni are satisfied with their Capella education.¹

Satisfied Employers

83% of supervisors are satisfied with the academic preparation of Capella graduates.²

¹Source: Alumni Outcomes Survey, 2019-2020
²Source: Alumni Employer Survey, 2017-2018

"A certificate sets you apart in the job market. It’s a way to differentiate yourself, a way to grow your expertise. Earning a certificate makes you more marketable.”

Leigh Johnson
Capella University Product Manager

Ready to Earn a Certificate?

Our comprehensive University Guide provides information designed to help you choose your online program.

Why earn a certificate with Capella?

An undergraduate, graduate, or postgraduate certificate can set you apart with updated skills for employers to notice.

Put your skills into action

A combination of theoretical coursework and practical knowledge puts you in position to apply your knowledge directly in the field.

Rigorous, not impossible

Our curriculum equips you to challenge your mind and advance your field, preparing you to reach your goals.

Learn from Faculty Experts

Our scholar-practitioner faculty can provide valuable support throughout your certificate program.

Ways to Save

Grants, scholarships, military benefits and employer tuition reimbursements may be available to help you pay for your certificate. Talk with one of our financial aid advisors today.

Certificate and individual course admission requirements

Undergraduate certificate programs

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Some programs have additional requirements

Graduate certificate programs

  • Bachelor’s degree from an institution accredited by a U.S. Department of Education-recognized accrediting agency or an internationally recognized institution
  • Your official transcripts, minimum grade point average of 2.3 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Some programs have additional requirements

Additional Certificate Information

3 Reasons to Earn a Certificate Alongside Your Online Degree

Update your skills in short-term programs that pack a punch.

Yes, You Can Take an Individual College Course Online

You may know Capella for its degree programs. But individual courses are also available.

What Is a Graduate Certificate?

A graduate or post-graduate certificate can boost your skill set and prepare you for pursuing an advanced degree.

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