Reach your professional goals with online and in-class certificate courses.
Northern Vermont University’s Center for Professional Studies offers non-degree education such as certificate, diploma, and licensure programs through both traditional learning and online platforms. We will get you on your way to career advancement. CPS serves three distinct markets: adults who have either not completed college or who have never attended higher education, working professionals wanting to upgrade their skills, and NVU students looking to earn industry-recognized credentials and their degree simultaneously. CPS courses are designed to teach trusted professional content in a wide variety of topics, issues, and practical applications relevant to the contemporary workplace.
Do North Coworking
NVU's Center for Professional Studies is proud to announce the opening of Do North Coworking, a professional and creative coworking space for startup founders, remote workers, forward-thinking educators, and community leaders to be productive, build community, explore new opportunities, and network. Located in Lyndonville, Do North Coworking is a resource for workers throughout the Northeast Kingdom. Learn more and stop by!
Center for Professional Studies at NVU Upcoming Courses
New! Career-Ready in 12 Weeks
Find your path forward as you cover five skill-focused topics over the course of four months. Topics include Microsoft programs, Google Drive, management and leadership, and personal finance management — all of which are top skills recruiters and hiring managers are looking for in applicants. Designed with you in mind, these flexible courses are offered on weekends and will provide you will tactics to apply your work immediately.
Spring/ Summer 2021 Boot Camps
- Career-Ready in 12 Weeks - Online (March 3 - May, 2021)
- Data Analytics Boot Camp - Online (February 22 - April 30, 2021 and June 7 - August 14, 2021)
- Maximizing Email Marketing for Small Business & Nonprofits - Online (March 23 - April 13, 2021)
- Google Drive Apps - Online (April 14 - April 21, 2021)
- Illustrator for Everyone - Online (April 6-27, 2021)
- Beginners Boot Camp for Understanding Financial Statement - Online (April 7, 2021)
- Develop Your Organization’s Crisis Communication Plan - Online (May 11-25, 2021)
- Social Media as Your Ally (April 27 - May 11)
- Guest Service Excellence - Online (June 6, 2021)
- Supervisor Development Boot Camp - Online (TBD)
- Rock Climbing Anchor Building - Two Days (TBD)
- Introduction to Lead Rock Climbing - Three Days (TBD)
- NOLS Wilderness First Aid - Two Days (April 17-18, 2021)
- Computing Fundamentals (Self-Paced)
- Customer Relationship Management (Self-Paced)
- Core Java: Fundamentals (Self-Paced)
- Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Big Data (Self-Paced)
- Effective Help Desk Specialist Skills (Self-Paced)
- MongoDB 4 Quick Start Guide (Self-Paced)
- Python Programming Basics (Self-Paced)
- SQL Queries all in one course with LiveLab (Self Paced)
- Internet of Things (Self Paced)
- Microsoft Word 2019 (Self Paced)
- MTA Networking Fundamentals (Self Paced)
- Networking Essentials (Self Paced)
- ICT Gaming Essentials and Test Prep (Self Paced)
- CompTIA A+ Bundle IT Hardware and Software (Self Paced)
- CompTIA IT Fundamentals (ITF+) Certification (Self Paced)
- Web Design Essentials (Self-Paced)
- Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) (Self Paced)
- PMI - Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP) (Self Paced)
Funding Your Non-Degree Education
- VSAC offers regular workshops on how to pay for job training and boot camps. Learn more here.
- VSAC offers grants to Vermont residents enrolled in non-degree programs (other conditions apply) to see if you're eligible for a VSAC grant, visit VSAC.org.
- VSAC recently announced that The Curtis Fund will make new scholarships available to Vermonters who seek short-term educational opportunities to amp up their job skills. Learn more and apply here.
- Vermont Department of Labor is another great source for non-degree funding. Visit their website for more information.
Center for Professional Studies classes are supported by student fees. The Center for Professional Studies reserves the right to alter the exam schedule due to insufficient enrollment or administrative reasons. In the event of cancellation, every effort is made to contact you 48 hours prior to the start date of the class, using the contact information you provided during your registration (phone number and email address). We issue full refunds for all canceled exams.
The Testing Center is open and following State of Vermont health and safety guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic for masking, testing, quarantining. Further information can be found here.
To be considered for a refund after registering for a course, your request must arrive seven calendar days prior to the start of classes. Email CPSDirector@NorthernVermont.edu or call 802.626.4867 to request a refund.
Funding for Center for Professional Studies branding was made possible in part with a Rural Business Development Grant from USDA Rural Development.