2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Certificates
This year we are offering 3 academic certificates:
- Transformative Leadership
- Audio Fundamentals and Mixing Techniques
Certificate course requirements and details are noted below.
Transformative leaders support meaningful and positive change by working with others to identify and create change within an organization in a way that can increase group morale, lead to innovation, improve working relationships, and foster a sense of ownership within an organization or enterprise. Students who complete this certificate will be able to motivate, inspire, and lead themselves, teams, and organizations through complex and challenging circumstances.
This 20-credit certificate requires the completion of three four-credit courses (12 credits in total) that focus on leading self, others, and organization. In addition, students will select eight credits in elective offerings that include organizational or coaching psychology, leadership and neuroscience, or principles of management.
The purpose of this certificate is to help students develop skills that support entrepreneurship and leadership at all levels of organization. These skills include effective communication to inspire action, emotional and social intelligence, self-awareness, adaptability, and coaching, among others.
The certificate requires completion of a total of 20 undergraduate credits.
- Fall Course: Leading Self: Purpose-Driven Leadership, 4 undergraduate credits
- Winter Course: Leading Others: Building Leadership Capacity in Others, 4 undergraduate credits
- Spring Course: Leading Organizations: Inspiring Change and Creativity, 4 undergraduate credits
Elective Courses (Choose two 4 credits or the 8 credit):
- Fall Course: Psychology and Neuroscience of Leadership, 4 undergraduate credits
- Winter Course: Positive Organizational Psychology and Behavior, 4 undergraduate credits
- Spring Course: Positive Coaching Psychology, 4 undergraduate credits
- Summer (2022) Course: Principles of Management-will be published in the Summer 22 Catalog, 8 undergraduate credits
Audio Fundamentals and Mixing Techniques
This certificate guides the student through the fundamentals of sound and the art of listening that includes in-depth exploration into digital audio using Pro Tools to edit, process, and create multitrack compositions. This course is for anyone interested in music production, podcasting, engineering, audio journalism, and soundscape art.
This certificate will supply the student with the knowledge and skills to use Pro Tools or similar digital audio workstations (DAWs) to produce various styles of audio production. Potential jobs in audio production include music, podcasting, audiobooks, radio, broadcast, elements of live sound, and sound design for video games and the moving image.
The certificate requires completion of a total of 12 undergraduate credits.
- Fall Course: Audio Fundamentals and Mixing Techniques I, 4 undergraduate credits
- Winter Course: Audio Fundamentals and Mixing Techniques II, 4 undergraduate credits
- Spring Course: Audio Fundamentals and Mixing Techniques III, 4 undergraduate credits
This 24-credit certificate requires the completion of 16 credits in the fall quarter Anthrozoology program (incl. four-credit Animal Behavior and Cognition, four-credit Psychology of Human-Animal Interactions, four-credit Animal Welfare Science, four-credit Animal Ethics). Upon completion of the 16-credit lower division component of this program, students can enroll in the winter eight-credit upper-division Anthrozoology Capstone Project.
The components of this certificate support learning for undergraduates, post-baccalaureate students, and professionals interested in a variety of disciplines associated with animals including: Pre-Veterinary Medicine, Animal Science, Animal Welfare, Animal Behavior, Wildlife Conservation, Zoo and Aquarium Science, Animal Training, Wildlife Rehabilitation, Animal Assisted Therapy, Animal Ethics and Pre-Law, Animal Protection and Policy, Animal Welfare Auditing.
The certificate requires completion of a total of 24 undergraduate credits, of which eight must be upper division.
- Fall Program: Anthrozoology, 16 undergraduate credits
- Winter Program: Anthrozoology Capstone, 8 undergraduate credits(upper division)