Certificates Offered at Kent State Ashtabula
Certificates offer students the opportunity to learn specific career skills or professional certification in order to gain employment or advance/specialize in their careers. Kent State University at Ashtabula offers certificate course work in the following areas on-campus, online and, in some cases, in hybrid formats. Please visit the respective certificate pages for program delivery options.
The Brewing Technology undergraduate certificate provides students with the practical experience and the technology skills of brewing. The certificate emphasizes the science of brewing and includes hands-on field experience and laboratory work at local breweries.
Business Management Technology
The Business Management Technology undergraduate certificate provides a background for both experienced and aspiring business managers. For the business manager who may already have a degree in a field other than business, the program offers professional certification. For the person who aspires to a management position, the certificate articulates well into an Associate of Applied Business degree.
Computer Forensics and Information Security
The Computer Forensics and Information Security undergraduate certificate provides an introduction to information security and incident response, forensic preparation and data recovery and analysis.
The Enology undergraduate certificate provides students with the practical experience and the technology skills of winemaking. The program emphasizes hands-on field experiences and laboratory practicum at local vineyards and wineries.
The Entrepreneurship undergraduate certificate addresses the needs of individuals who manage small businesses, as well as individuals who believe they would like to start a business in the future. In addition, the program addresses the intrapreneurship (innovative risk taking) needs of individuals who are currently working for larger organizations in which management is sharing decision-making and product development with all employees.
The Event Management undergraduate certificate prepares students with the introductory and practical skills they need to enter the event management workforce. The curriculum incorporates the newest technologies and emerging trends in the industry. Program faculty are experts in their fields and have decades of experience applying the skills they teach in the classroom. Graduates are prepared with skill sets that allow them to secure exciting positions with leading employers at hotels, wineries, private clubs, casinos, sporting events, meetings, trade shows, cruise lines and restaurants; or to be self-employed as an event planner. Students can apply all courses in the certificate toward the Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality and Event Management.
The Hospitality Management undergraduate certificate provides entry level management skills for those interested in employment or a career in the field. The certificate articulates into Kent State's bachelor's degree in hospitality and event management.
The Medical Assisting undergraduate certificate prepares graduates to be eligible for the Certified Medical Assistant exam given by the American Association of Medical Assistants. Medical assistants work alongside physicians, mainly in outpatient or ambulatory care facilities, such as medical offices and clinics. They perform administrative and clinical duties in addition to serving as a patient liaison and a member of the Patient-Centered Medical Home team.
Office Software Applications
The Office Software Application (OSA) undergraduate certificate provides a solid background in Microsoft Office software applications to assist individuals in becoming productive office workers. The program enables students to establish or update skills using the latest version of software that is commonly used in offices today.
The certificate in Viticulture provides students with the practical experiences and technological skills of the cultivation of grapes for making wine. This program emphasizes hands-on experiences and internships at local vineyards and wineries in Ohio. Students who complete the certificate are qualified for positions in the commercial winemaking industry as a viticulturist, vineyard manager and assistant vineyard manager.