Certificates

The university awards three different types of certificates.

The Certificate of Completion is awarded for successfully completing a planned educational experience designed for specific academic objectives.

The Certificate of Special Study is awarded for successfully completing a structured program of educational experiences of at least twelve semester units, determined in advance by a department or school, and consisting of upper division (100-199) courses, professional (300-399) courses, and related activities.

The Certificate of Advanced Study is awarded for successfully completing a structured program at least twelve semester units of graduate (200-299) courses, upper-division (100-199) courses, and professional (300-399) courses determined in advance by a department or school. Students must be eligible for unclassified, postbaccalaureate standing.

See additional information on Certificates of Advanced Study.  Information on all other certificates can be obtained from the departments indicated.

 

Certificate in Professional Accounting

The Department of Accountancy offers a 30-unit Certificate of Special Study in Accounting. This certificate is designed to prepare Accountancy Option students who wish to pursue licensure as a Certificate Public Accountant (CPA) to sit for the CPA exam and meet the educational requirements for CPA licensure in California. Students admitted to this certificate program will need to be currently admitted to California State University, Fresno and to have declared their option in Accountancy. Prior to entering the program, students must meet with a certificate program advisor to ensure that prerequisites have been met and to plan for their course of study. For successful completion of the certificate, the student must receive a grade of C or better in each course except courses taken on a credit/non-credit basis. The certificate will be conferred only in conjunction with the awarding of a bachelor's degree from California State University, Fresno.


Course Requirements (30 units) (See advising note 1)

  • Minimum of 3 units in accounting ethics from the following: ACCT 187 (See advising note 2)
  • Minimum of 12 units and maximum 16 units in technical accounting courses from the following: ACCT 144, 145, 146, 148, 162, 165, 167, 169
  • Maximum of 6 units in CPA exam preparation courses from the following: ACCT 189T
  • Maximum of 6 units in internships from the following: ACCT 195, BA 195
  • Maximum of 12 units in business subjects from the following: Any upper-division courses offered through the Craig School of Business, other than Internship and Independent Study

Advising Notes

  1. Courses used for undergraduate degree may not be double counted for this certificate.
  2. Use MGT 187 to satisfy the Accountancy Option B.S. degree requirement.

 

Certificate in Adventure-Based Programming

The Certificate in Adventure-Based Programming is designed for students pursuing a professional interest in experiential education and wilderness activities within settings such as youth organizations, church groups, travel and tourism, and schools and colleges. Adventure education is explored through courses using group initiative and perceived risk activities to foster personal development. The certificate centers on preparing students to facilitate ropes courses, climbing walls, mobile initiative courses, and natural resource-based pursuits such as rock climbing, backpacking, cross-country skiing, and other outdoor activities.

All coursework to be applied to this certificate must be completed with a minimum grade of C to be counted.

Required courses (12 units)
RA 80 (3 units)
RA 106 (3 units)
RA 146 (3 units)
RA 115 (3 units)

Elective courses (3 units)
Select 3 units from the following:
COUN 174 (3 units)
RA 113 (3 units)
RA 121 (3 units)
Total (15 units)

* RA 115 and 146 must be taken concurrently.

 

 

Certificate in Alcohol/Drug Studies

A certificate of special study is awarded to those students who successfully complete a minimum of 12 units of interdisciplinary academic coursework in the area of alcohol and drug abuse. Students seeking the certificate:

  1. must have completed two years of college or two years of experience related to the field of alcohol/drug abuse, and
  2. must be regularly enrolled in the university.

All coursework must be taken for a letter grade and completed with a grade of C or better in each of the 9 required units and the 3 units of electives. The following list includes the course requirements for the certificate:

Requirements (9 units)
PH 110: Drugs, Society, and Health
PH 111: Alcohol and Alcoholism
SWRK 129: Treatment of Chemical Dependency

Elective(s) (3 units)
Select 3 units from the following listings:
CRIM 141: Alcohol, Drugs, and Criminality (3 units)
WS 115: Women, Children, and Alcohol (1 unit)
WS 150T: Women and Alcohol (1 unit)
CRIM 190, PH 190, SWRK 190, or WS 190: Independent Study on selected aspects of alcohol/drug abuse (1 unit)

Total (12 units)

For further information you may contact the Department of Public Health at 559.278.4014.

 

Certificate in Applied Sociological Research Methods

The certificate gives students who are interested in data analysis and research methodology a more comprehensive coverage of research techniques and theories in both qualitative and quantitative areas, and it provides more in-depth training in computer applications for research.

Students who complete the requirements for this certificate will have the ability and skills needed to do social research independently once they graduate and join the workforce. They will also be better prepared to enter graduate schools with these skills and knowledge.

Requirements
SOC 125 - Statistics for the Social Sciences
SOC 174 - Computer Data Analysis
SOC 175 - Quantitative Research Methods in Sociology
SOC 176 - Qualitative Research Methods in Sociology

The latter two courses (i.e., in "research methods") serve as the capstone experience of the Certificate in Applied Sociological Research. Each of these two courses is designed to have the student complete the course with a relatively well-developed research paper that could be presented at an undergraduate research conference. The Sociology Club applies each year for ASI Instructionally-Related Activities (IRA) funding to help sponsor sociology students who wish to present their paper at such a conference. Faculty often work with students on an "Independent Study" to assist students in preparation for this culminating experience.

 

Certificate in Biotechnology

The Certificate of Advanced Study in Biotechnology is a postbaccalaureate, one-year, laboratory-intensive program of study consisting of eight specified courses among the M.Bt. program courses. Students may not receive both the M.Bt. and the Certificate of Advanced Study in Biotechnology.

Students interested in entry-level biotechnology careers may pursue the certificate to acquire a breadth of relevant technical skills and knowledge for enhanced career options. Students with advanced degrees (M.S., Ph.D., J.D., M.D.) may expand their skills for specific careers. Students interested in research careers in biotechnology fields are encouraged to supplement a disciplinary master's degree with the certificate. Double-counting of courses for the certificate and the master's degree is possible, but 9 units independent of master's degree coursework must be reserved for the certificate.

Admission Requirements for the Certificate. All admission requirements for the M.Bt. apply except that the prerequisite courses are limited to categories 1-4, and the minimum for admission to the program is two courses, i.e. general genetics and biochemistry lecture. All prerequisite courses must be completed for the certificate award.

Certificate Requirements

Set program of study (20 units)
(See Master of Biotechnology program requirements for specific courses.)
M.Bt. Core requirements IA and IB (8 units)
M.Bt. Courses IIA, B, C, F (12 units)

 

Certificate in Business Information Systems

Required Courses (9 units)
IS 158, 166, 181

Elective Course (6 units)
Select a minimum of 6 units from the following: IS 51, 106, 140, 156T, 162, 182, 183, 184, 186, 190, 195

 

Certificate in Communication Skills for Professionals

Proficiency in communication skills is essential in virtually any professional career. The Communication Program offers a structured sequence of courses leading to a certificate of special study recognizing the focused development of professional communication skills in such areas as presentational speaking, problem solving and decision making, leadership, and interpersonal communication. Upon completion of the certificate requirements, the department will award a certificate.

Certificate Prerequisites: upper-division standing and completion of the General Education basic speech requirement.

Certificate Requirements. Check with department prior to beginning certificate requirements regarding program status.

Communication Theory: COMM 100 (3 units)
Professional Writing Skills: BA 105W, ENGL 164, MCJ 10 (3-4 units)
Business and Professional Speaking: COMM 170 (3 units)
Communication Training and Development: COMM 176 (3 units)
Elect 6 units from COMM 103, 108, 162, 167, 168, 169 (6 units)
Total (18-19 units)


The new Communication Skills for Professionals Certificate Program is designed to enable students to achieve recognition of development in such areas as presentational speaking, problem solving and decision making, leadership, and interpersonal communication.

 

Certificate of Advanced Study in Composition

The Certificate in Composition is a postbaccalaureate course of study in the theory and pedagogy of teaching writing. It is designed for Valley classroom teachers, those considering doctoral study in English, candidates for the M.A. in English, and community college teachers.

ENGL 270 (4 units)
ENGL 281 (4 units)
Electives (LING 237, 244, 251; COMM 214; ENGL 265 or other electives approved by graduate advisor. Some of the courses may have prerequisites) (6-8 units)
Total (14-16 units)

The student must earn a grade of B or better in all certificate of advanced study coursework. Students who fail to earn at least a Bin a course may repeat it for an improved grade. Please note that grade substitution is not permitted at the graduate level and that a GPA of at least 3.0 must be accumulated for certificate of advanced study coursework.

 

 

Certificate in Conversational American Sign Language

The Certificate in Conversational American Sign Language will be awarded to students who first complete the 12-unit program of study consisting of four advanced deaf studies classes and then pass the departmental proficiency interview in American Sign Language. The recipients of the certificate are considered fluent and possess the expressive and receptive communication skills needed to successfully communicate with deaf and hard-of-hearing children, youth, and adults.

The following list includes the required courses. Students must complete all the coursework with a C grade or better.

Required (12 units)
CDDS 94S, 106, 136S, 139

Note: No course substitutions may be made without the department's approval. CDDS 91, 92, 93, and 94S are prerequisites for CDDS 136.

 

 

Certificate of Special Study in Creative Writing

The Certificate of Special Study in Creative Writing is a 12-unit program intended for those persons who wish to study the art of literary writing in addition to earning a degree in English or another area, or without matriculating for a degree.
Admission to the program requires the consent of both the creative writing program coordinator and the chair of the department. The certificate program will comprise a minimum of 12 units of upper-division work. The required courses for the certificate program include

  • ENGL 161: Advanced Writing of Poetry
  • ENGL 163: Advanced Writing of Fiction
  • ENGL 164: Advanced Writing of Creative Nonfiction (formerly Advanced Prose Writing)

Students may take 12 units composed of two courses in one genre (courses may be repeated one time) and one in either of the other genres; or students may take one course in each of the three genres.
Recommended: at least one course at the upper-division level in an area of contemporary literature.
Note: Prerequisites for the certificate may be waived only with permission of the advisor and specific course instructor.

 

Certificate of Advanced Study - Criminal Justice Counseling Specialist

Education Building, Room 340
559.278.0340

Individuals who are fully classified and advanced to candidacy in (or graduates of) the M.S. in Counseling program (Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling option) and M.S. in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling may elect to take courses leading to the Criminal Justice Counseling Specialist Certificate of Advanced Study. The certificate program is designed to enhance professional skills for counseling service within the criminal justice system. In addition to coursework required for the M.S. in Counseling (Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling option) and M.S. in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling, students seeking the Criminal Justice Counseling Specialist Certificate of Advanced Study are required to take a total of 16 units in Criminology (in addition to prerequisite CRIM 100 or equivalent), 6 units of which may be used as electives in the M.S. in Counseling (Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling option) and the M.S. in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling with approval of a faculty advisor.

Program Requirements. The required certificate courses include CRIM 153, 201, 203, and 281. ( Note: Counseling students must meet with a Criminology advisor a semester prior to enrolling in CRIM 281.)

Master of Science in Criminology students seeking the Certificate are required to take an equivalent number of Counseling courses: COUN 176, 200, 208, 232, and 239 with COUN 174 as a prerequisite. (Note : Criminology students must meet with a Counseling advisor a semester prior to enrolling in COUN 239.)

Criminal Justice Counseling Specialist Certificate of Advanced Study

Individuals who are fully classified and advanced to candidacy in (or graduates of) the Master of Science in Criminology may elect to take courses leading to the Criminal Justice Counseling Specialist Certificate of Advanced Study. The certificate program is co-sponsored by the Department of Criminology and the Department of Counselor Education and Rehabilitation. It is designed to enhance professional skills for counseling service within the criminal justice system.

In addition to coursework required for the Master of Science in Criminology, students seeking the Criminal Justice Counseling Specialist Certificate of Advanced Study are required to take a total of 16 units in Counseling (in addition to prerequisite COUN 174/PSYCH 174 or equivalent), six of which may be used as electives in the Master of Science in Criminology. The certificate courses are COUN 176,200, 208, 232, and 239. The required certificate courses for the M.S. in Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy option, and Rehabilitation Counseling option students include CRIM 153, 201, 203, and 281 with CRIM 100 as a prerequisite. (Please note: Counseling students must meet with a criminology advisor a semester prior to enrolling in CRIM 281.)

 

 

Certificate in Cross-Cultural Competency

The College of Health and Human Services and the Department of Social Work Education jointly offer a certificate of special study in cultural competency. Tweve units of selective study are required that include two core courses and two related interdisciplinary electives. The certificate is designed to prepare students for professional practice in culturally diverse settings in the fields of business, education, health care, and human service. All coursework must be taken for a letter grade and completed with a grade of C or better in each of the six required units and six units of electives.

Required courses (6 units)
SWRK 136, 137

Elective courses (6 units)
Take two 3-unit courses, each from different categories.

Total (12 units)

For more information, call the Department of Social Work Education at 559.278.3992.

 

Certificate in Dietetics

Certificate in Dietetics. The Certificate in Dietetics is designed to prepare students to pursue a career as a registered dietitian. To qualify for the national examination to become a registered dietitian, students must earn the following: (1) bachelor's degree from a U.S. regionally accredited university or college, or international equivalent, (2) verification statement from a Commission on Accreditation Council for Education and Dietetics Education (CADE) accredited didactic program in dietetics (DPD), and (3) verification statement from a ACEND accredited dietetic internship (DI).

The Dietetics and Food Administration Option when taken with the Certificate in Dietetics is accredited by the ACEND as a DPD. Students completing both programs will receive a verification statement and will be eligible to apply for an accredited dietetic internship.

Currently the supply of positions in dietetic internship programs is less than the demand by DPD graduates. The DI selection process is highly competitive and favors students who have demonstrated a well- rounded preparation as evidenced by GPA, work experience, volunteer experience, leadership, and career potential. Not all students applying to a DI will be placed.

Admission requirements. Candidates for the Certificate in Dietetics will be evaluated using the following criteria: grade point average of 3.0 or higher in all attempted college coursework, statement of professional goals, and a minimum of 240 hours of documented work or volunteer experience in dietetics. Students will be required to apply to the Certificate in Dietetic option during the junior spring semester. Upon acceptance students will be eligible to complete the Certificate in Dietetics option and be eligible for a verification statement.

Program Requirements
FSM 133 (3 units)
FSM 134 (3 units)
NUTR 156 (3 units)
NUTR 157 (3 units)
NUTR 175 (1 unit)
Total units (13 units)

 

Certificate of Advanced Study - Educational Technology

Roy Bohlin, Program Advisor
Education Building, Room 241
559.278.0245

This certificate program is not currently accepting applications.

The Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Technology is a postbaccalaureate program designed to provide professional and specialized preparation for the candidate interested in acquiring knowledge and skills essential for technology-related leadership in educational settings.
Students completing this program will be able to do the following:

  • describe the current and potential impact of advanced technologies on education and society
  • analyze instructional needs and determine viable uses of technology for meeting those needs
  • select and develop appropriate technology-based materials that correlate to curriculum objectives
  • model the effective use of technology within educational settings
  • demonstrate an understanding of the equitable and ethical use of technology
  • plan, implement, and evaluate programs that exemplify the effective use of technology to attain curriculum objectives

Up to six units of coursework taken while working on this certificate may be counted as elective units toward a Master of Arts in Education with an option in curriculum and instruction. Students who hold a valid California teaching credential may also apply to the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) to have their files reviewed for the supplemental authorization "Computer Concepts and Applications."

Students who wish to pursue either of these options while working on the certificate should state such an intent early in their program so they can receive proper advising regarding master's or CTC requirements.

Admission Requirements. See the admission requirements listed in the Graduate Education Program section of this catalog.

Program Requirements. Under the direction of the program advisor, each student prepares and submits an individually designed program within the following framework:

Course Requirements
CI 225, 227, and 230 (9 units)
Approved Electives (5-6 units)
Total (14-15 units)

 

Certificate of Special Study in Enology

The Department of Viticulture and Enology offers a Certificate of Special Study in Enology. Normally, students admitted to this certificate program will have completed an undergraduate degree in a related field. This program is specifically designed for those who wish to pursue a career in winemaking. The certificate program emphasizes coursework in enology. Before enrolling in this certificate program, students must meet with an advisor in the Department of Viticulture and Enology to ensure that prerequisites have been met and to plan for their course of study.

The program consists of a minimum of 33 units in enology. If students have completed courses that qualify as part of the 33 units in enology, substitutions shall be made in consultation with an advisor. The Certificate of Special Study in Enology has an additional 11 unit elective requirement, making the total for the certificate program equal to 44 units. Additional requirements may be satisfied from previous completed coursework. Each student will meet with the certificate advisor to determine whether these requirements have been met by proper coursework or extensive experience in the field.

Required Qualifications:

  1. Normally, a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in the sciences or a related field

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. One or more years of experience in the wine industry
  2. Strong background in chemistry, microbiology, or food science
  3. Academic training and experience in viticulture and soils

Students who have completed all of the prerequisites and additional requirements could possibly complete this course of study in a single year. Other students may take longer. The time limit for completing this certificate program is five years.

Certificate Program

Required courses (33 units)
ENOL 15, 45, 105, 110, 115, 125, 151, 163, 164, 166, 175, 199

Electives (11 units)
Select 11 units in consultation with faculty advisor
BIOL 161; ENOL 140, 170, 173, 175, 190; SW 100, 100L; VIT 101, 102, 106

 

Certificate in Entrepreneurship

Required courses (12 units)
ENTR 81, 151, 153; MGT 127
Elective courses (6 units)
BA 105W; ENTR 155, 157, 161, 163S, 165, 167, 169; FIN 131 or courses approved by the certificate program coordinator or the department chair

Total (18 units)

 

Certificate of Special Study in Fashion Merchandising

Requirements (6 units)
FM 21 Fashion Merchandising Fundamentals (3 units)
FM 130 Fashion Study Tours (3 units)
Electives (9 units)
(Select 9 units from the following)
FM 126 History of Costume (3 units)
FM 127 Fashion Merchandising (3 units)
FM 128 Fashion Display Tech (3 units)
FM 133 Textile/Apparel Economics (3 units)

Minimum Total (15 units)

 

Certificate in Finance

Before entering either of the programs, students will need to demonstrate that they have foundation knowledge of business practices and possess good writing skills. Prior approval of the certificate program coordinator or the department chair is required. Students need to meet one of the following criteria:

  1. be currently admitted to California State University, Fresno,
  2. have a bachelor's degree in any field from an accredited institution, or
  3. have an Associate of Arts degree from a two-year accredited college and a minimum of two years of business experience.

For successful completion of a certificate, the student must receive a grade of C or better in each course.


Certificate in Finance

FIN 120, 128, 178(10 units)
Elective courses: select three courses from the following: FIN 121, 122, 123, 129A, 131, 138, 139(9-10 units)
Total (19-20 units)

 

Certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS)*

The Geography Department offers a certificate of special study in Geographic Information Systems. This 12-unit program consists of four required courses. The certificate is designed for students seeking employment opportunities, those considering postbaccalaureate studies, and professionals who wish to further their careers in GIS.

Required Upper-Division Courses (9 units)
GEOG 141, 142, 143

Electives (3 units)
GEOG 152; FIN 123; IS 140; CE 261, 283; GME 174, 175; EES 185, 186

Total (12 units)

*Graduate Extension Certificate

Advising Notes

  1. Open to all students and professionals
  2. A grade of C or better must be earned in each course to receive the certificate.

 

Certificate in Gerontology

The certificate will be awarded to students who complete a program of study consisting of 21 units of courses in gerontology.
The following list includes the recommended content areas in the field of aging to be covered: an introductory course in gerontology, social policy, multicultural aging, physiological aging, psychological aging, sociological issues, internship, and social services. Coursework must be completed with a C or better.

Required (9 units)
GERON 100, 140, 161

Electives (12 units)*
Select 9 units from: GERON 103, 111, 115, 117, 125, 132, 134, 137 (1-3 units), 139, 148, 150, 180T, 185, 190

Total (21 units)

 

Certificate of Advanced Study in Homeland Security

The Department of Criminology and Division of Continuing and Global Education offer the Certificate of Advanced Study in Homeland Security. The primary objective of the program is the development of scientific and technical knowledge and research skills in this growing field of academic study. A secondary program objective is the preparation of graduate students for future professional careers and advanced education programs in Homeland Security and related doctoral programs. The Department of Criminology seeks to prepare administrative operational specialists, and policy analysts with a firm background in the role of government in protecting society; the strategy and assumptions driving homeland security policy; and related important principles of preventing, responding, mitigating and recovering from natural or human threats and hazards. In addition, the department also seeks to answer the important questions of balancing civil liberties and the protection of Constitutional rights within our liberal democracy with the needs of national security and homeland defense.

The Certificate of Advanced Study in Homeland Security is a multidisciplinary program designed to give students an understanding of the depth and complexity of this critical field. This 12-unit (four-course) graduate certificate program engages students who are seeking homeland security positions throughout federal, state, and local governments. These courses will help balance the perspective of first responders, middle-level supervisors, and executive managers and policy makers on the inherent challenges of societal protection from natural and human caused disasters. Up to three units of related homeland security courses may count. toward the completion of the certificate program based on individual evaluation by the program director.

Program Prerequisites. Admission is open to students with a bachelor's degree in a related field from an accredited university.

Program Requirements. A student must complete the four course sequence including CRIM 216 (the core course), CRIM 217, CRIM 218, and CRIM 219 for a total of 12 units (four courses) as offered in the Homeland Security Program.

CRIM 216 - Essentials of Homeland Security (3 units)
CRIM 217 - Radical Ideologies (3 units)
CRIM 218 - Intelligence Theory (3 units)
CRIM 219 - Border and Homeland Security (3 units)

 

Certificate in Human Resource Management

Required Courses (12 units)
HRM 150, 153, 154, and 157

Elective courses (3 units)
HRM 152, 159; MGT 106 or courses approved by the certificate program coordinator or the department chair

Total (15 units)

 

Humanics Certificate in Administration and Leadership for Community Benefit Organizations

Housed within the Sociology Department, Humanics@FresnoState transforms lives and perspectives on leadership and philanthropy and engenders exceptional leaders, enhanced organizations, and enriched communities in the following ways:

  • Investing thousands of dollars in community benefit organizations (CBOs) serving the region;
  • Partnering with CBOs to strengthen capacity and foster sustainability; and
  • Preparing leaders for service to humanity through CBOs as administrators and executives, board members and volunteers, and program staff.

The Humanics Program builds on and enhances students' chosen major course of study, offering an applied, project-based curriculum (based on the R.E.A.L. ® model) which leads to a certificate in administration and leadership for community benefit organizations. The certificate is open to all students of any major, and provides our graduates with exciting professional opportunities.

Requirements for the Certificate

The interdisciplinary certificate in administration and leadership for community benefit organizations requires at least 18 semester units, including 300 hours of supervised internship experience with a CBO, involvement in the Humanics AFP Collegiate Chapter, and participation in a professional development conference. Courses/Internships may be used to fulfill requirements of other degree and certificate programs and are open to undergraduate and graduate students of all majors and programs as well as to community individuals through Open University.
Coursework:
SOC 144, Social Policy Analysis (3 units, Fall)
SOC 183S, Philanthropy and Grant Making (3 units, Spring)
SOC 184S, Grant Writing and Evaluation (3 units, Fall)
SOC 186S, Governance, Administrative Principles, and Financial Literacy (3 units, Fall)
SOC 187S, Entrepreneurial Approaches to Sustainable CBOs (3 units, Spring) or MGT 133S, Managing Nonprofit and Socially Responsible, Sustainable Organizations (3 units) or ENTR 163S, Social Entrepreneurship (3 units)
SOC 185 or other approved internship course (3 units)

 

Certificate in Jewish Studies

Jewish Studies Certificate Program Coordinator:
Jill Fields, Professor of History

Jewish Studies Program Committee:
Yishaiya Abosch, Associate Professor of Political Science
Jacques Benninga, Professor of Curriculum and Instruction
Doreen De Leon, Associate Professor of Mathematics
Gina Strumwasser, Professor of Art History
Tom Wein, Associate Professor of English
www.FresnoState.edu/jewishstudies

The interdisciplinary Jewish Studies Certificate Program provides students with opportunities to explore the long history, rich culture, diverse communities, and distinctive religious practices of this global minority group from ancient times to the present. Students enrolled in certificate courses will gain understanding of the many dimensions of Jewish heritage and also of issues of contemporary concern for Jews of the diaspora, including the United States, and in Israel.

Candidates for the Jewish Studies Certificate must complete a minimum of 12 units of approved coursework with a grade of C or better in at least two areas of Jewish history, religion, culture, politics, and/or Hebrew language. Students who complete a minimum of 15 units of approved coursework with a grade of B or better will earn a Certificate in Jewish Studies with honors.
Students of all ethnic and religious backgrounds, including non-matriculating community members who are permitted to enroll in classes at the university, are welcome to enroll in the Jewish Studies Program to earn a certificate. Certificate coursework may include a supervised internship undertaken for credit that will fulfill one certificate course requirement. Courses taken to fulfill the requirements of the Jewish Studies Certificate may be used to fulfill requirements of other degree or certificate programs. The certificate will only be issued after students consult with a co-director of the Jewish Studies Program to ensure that courses taken meet certificate requirements.

Course offerings for the Jewish Studies Certificate may include, but are not limited to, the following:

COMMUNITY SERVICE 101: Community Service Internship or an approved internship course in any major (of 3 units or more) may satisfy the service learning internship option for this certificate (subject to approval by a Jewish Studies Program director)
ENGLISH 116: Literature of Old Testament
ENGLISH 179: Multi-Ethnic American Literature
HISTORY 103. History of Early Christianity
HISTORY 107: Modern Middle East
HISTORY 115: Ancient Israel
HISTORY 140: Holocaust
HISTORY 186: American Immigration and Ethnic History
PHILOSOPHY 134: Literature of the Old Testament
PHILOSOPHY 158: Judaism
SOCIOLOGY 169: Sociology of Religion
"T" (TOPICS) CLASSES: Special topics classes with a Jewish Studies focus offered in English, history, philosophy, political science, or any other relevant discipline.

 

Certificate in Logistics and Supply Chain Strategies

Requirement for Certificate Programs

Before entering a program, students will need to demonstrate that they have foundation knowledge of business practices and possess good writing skills. Prior approval of the certificate program coordinator or the department chair is required. Students need to meet one of the following criteria:

  1. be currently admitted to California State University, Fresno, or
  2. have a bachelor's degree in any field from an accredited institution, or
  3. have an associate of arts from a two-year accredited college and a minimum of two years of business experience.

Note : a grade of C or better in each course is required.

Certificate in Logistics and Supply Chain Strategies

Take the following courses: MKTG 100S, 114, 115, 126 and 195
Total (19 units)

 

 

Certificate in Marketing

Requirement for Certificate Programs

Before entering a program, students will need to demonstrate that they have foundation knowledge of business practices and possess good writing skills. Prior approval of the certificate program coordinator or the department chair is required. Students need to meet one of the following criteria:

  1. be currently admitted to California State University, Fresno, or
  2. have a bachelor's degree in any field from an accredited institution, or
  3. have an associate of arts from a two-year accredited college and a minimum of two years of business experience.

Note : a grade of C or better in each course is required.

Certificate in Marketing

Take the following courses: MKTG 100S, 160 (8 units)
Select 7-8 units from the following: MKTG 101, 110, 114, 130, 132, 134, 140, 144, 150, 153, 188, or approved 189T (7-8 units)
Total (15-16 units)

 

 

Certificate in Mass Communication and Journalism

Requirement for Certificate Programs

Before entering a program, students will need to demonstrate that they have foundation knowledge of business practices and possess good writing skills. Prior approval of the certificate program coordinator or the department chair is required. Students need to meet one of the following criteria:

  1. be currently admitted to California State University, Fresno, or
  2. have a bachelor's degree in any field from an accredited institution, or
  3. have an associate of arts from a two-year accredited college and a minimum of two years of business experience.

Note : a grade of C or better in each course is required.

 

Certificate in Mass Communication and Journalism

(For Marketing Option students only)
Take the following courses: MCJ 142, 144, 146, 148, 152S. Units may not be applied toward the Marketing Option.
Total (15 units)

 

Certificate in Network Administration

Students must have a background in IS and a strong interest in computer network environment.
Required Courses (9 units)
IS 162, 181, 182
Elective Courses (6 units)
Select a minimum of 6 units from the following: IS 51, 106, 140, 156T, 166, 183, 184, 186, 190

 

 

Certificate in Organizational Management

Required Courses (12 units)
MGT 110 (or MGT 104 and 106 ), 127, 133S

Elective courses (3-4 units)
ENTR 81; HRM 150; MGT 124, 158, 133S, 180, 189T or courses approved by the certificate program coordinator or the department chair

Total (15-16 units)

Advising Note: Business majors will need to substitute two elective courses for MGT 110 requirement.

 

Special Certificate in Peacebuilding and Mediation

12 units: Peacebuilding, Mediation, Internship, and Elective Open to all majors. Contact the coordinator in the Department of Philosophy at 559.278.6484 for details

 

Certificate of Advanced Study - Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Dr. Janice Sanders, Program Coordinator
McLane Hall 284
559.278.2429

The Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Program is a one-year post-master's program designed to prepare primary care nurse practitioners to provide the full range of psychiatric services to patients throughout the life cycle. This is a formally constructed program that meets the requirements for national certification by the American Nurse Credentialing Center as an Adult Psychiatric and Mental Health or Family Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.

The program of study consists of 18 post-master's units. To enhance access and provide flexibility, the program will be largely distance delivered via synchronous and asynchronous modalities.

Coursework
NURS 243 (2 units)
NURS 244 (2 units)
NURS 245 (2 units)
NURS 246 (2 units)
NURS 247 (4 units)
NURS 248 (2 units)
NURS 249 (4 units)
Total (18 units)

All courses are taken through Continuing and Global Education via special sessions. Courses are offered once a year and students proceed through the program as a cohort. There is no part-time option available at this time.

Admissions Criteria

  1. Master's of Science in Nursing.
  2. Currently practicing as a primary care nurse practitioner, i.e. Family Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Adult Nurse Practitioner, or Geriatric Nurse Practitioner.
  3. Valid California Nurse Practitioner license and furnishing number.
  4. Current Drug Enforcement Administration authorization for Schedule II medications.
  5. Three letters of recommendation, with at least one from a recent employer.

Admissions Procedures

  1. The deadline for admissions is April 1
  2. Applicants first complete the online University application at calstate.edu/apply.
  3. The program has additional requirements for admission. Complete instructions for application to the program are available within the http://calstate.edu/apply process.

All program admissions materials should be sent to

School of Nursing
California State University, Fresno
2345 E. San Ramon Ave. M/S MH25
Fresno, CA 93740
Attn.: Janice Saunders, Program Coordinator

All materials must be received by April 1.

Certificate of Advanced Study Requirements: completion of the set program of study (18 units) with a GPA of 3.0 or higher within a 5-year period.

 

Certificate in Racial Understanding

The Africana Program and the Department of Social Work Education jointly offer the Certificate of Special Study in Racial Understanding. This 12-unit program consists of three required courses and one related interdisciplinary elective. The certificate is designed to prepare students and practicing professionals to develop knowledge and skills necessary to understand racial difference and underlying racism and manage conflict resulting from it. The special study seeks to promote racial awareness and racial harmony, diversity competency, and cultural understanding in our multiracial and multicultural society.

Upper-division requirements (9 units)
AFRS 104W, 144; SWRK 136

Electives (3 units)
Select one of the following courses: AFRS 137 (same as WS 137); AFRS 189; ANTH 120; CLAS 170; CRIM 175, 176; SOC 111; SSCI 180; SWRK 137; WS 120/120S

Total (12 units)

In addition, three units of field experience may be available from the National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) Train-the-Trainer seminar offered through the Women's Resource Center.

Advising Notes

  1. Open to all students.
  2. Coursework must be completed with a minimum grade of 2.5.

 

Certificate in Reading and Literacy Added Authorization

Steven Hart, Coordinator
Education Building, Room 250
559.278.0319
http://www.fresnostate.edu/kremen/departments/lebse.html

Admission Requirements. In addition to the admission requirements listed in the Graduate Education Program section of this catalog, Reading and Literacy Added Authorization program applicants must possess a basic teaching credential.

Program Requirements. Under the direction of the Reading Program Coordinator, each student prepares and submits an individually designed program within the following framework:

Program

LEE 213, 215, 224, 230, 278 (15 units)
Certificate courses may also be used to meet part of the requirements for a master's degree.

 

 

Certificate in Serving At-Risk Youth

The Certificate in Serving At-Risk Youth is awarded to students who successfully complete 12 units of upper-division coursework selected to provide an overview of the critical issues that face youth and the service concerns associated with meeting their needs. All coursework to be applied to this certificate must be completed with a minimum grade of C.

Required courses (6 units)
RA 113 (3 units)*
RA 115 (3 units)*

Elective courses (6 units)
Select 6 units from the following:
CFS 133S, 136; COMM 164; CRIM 120; COUN 150; EHD 107; PH 110; MGT 133S; PSYCH 101, 102; RA 106, 117, 121, 146; SOC 143, 165; SWRK 128, 136

Total (12 units)

* RA 115 must be taken concurrently with RA 113.

 

Certificate in Social Sciences Legal Studies

A special Certificate in Legal Studies is offered to undergraduate students interested in pursuing careers in law. The program is open to students in all majors. With the approval of the social science advisor, courses may be selected that provide an appropriate foundation for the study of law.

Program

A detailed description of the prelaw program is available from the advisers in the Department of Criminology and the Department of Political Science. Students should be aware that without advisement, successful completion of this program is impossible.

The certificate is jointly offered by the Department of Political Science and the Department of Criminology. Refer to the department pages for contact information.

Note: Students must achieve a minimum GPA of 2.5 in all certificate courses.

 

Certificate in Southeast Asian Studies

The Certificate of Southeast Asian Studies requires a minimum of 12 units. Select from the following upper-division courses:
ANTH 123, 190; ASAM 110, 138, 140, 190; GEOG 177T; HMONG 100, 101; LING 190; SWRK 181.

The Minor and the Certificate in Southeast Asian Studies focus on the cultures and peoples of Southeast Asia, and on their communities outside Southeast Asia, especially those in the United States. For further information, contact the Asian American Studies coordinator, Department of Anthropology, at 559.278.3002.

 

Certificate in Special Event Planning

The Certificate in Special Event Planning is designed to prepare students to plan large community events such as street fairs, community festivals, convention center events, major fund-raising events, corporate events, and joint sponsorship events. Students must complete a minimum of 12 units of upper-division coursework. All coursework to be applied to this certificate must be completed with a minimum grade of C.

The certificate is appropriate for those students seeking employment in community-based recreation agencies, corporate recreation, community nonprofit organizations, convention centers, and any business dealing with special event planning.

Required courses (9 units)
RA 115 (3 units)*
RA 117 (3 units)*
RA 135 or MKTG 100S (3 units)

Elective courses (3 units)
Select 3 units from the following:
FSM 131 (3 units)
MCJ 106 (3 units)
MCJ 142 (3 units)
MCJ 152S (3 units)
MGT 133S (3 units)
RA 119 (3 units)
SOC 183 (3 units)

Total (12 units)

*RA 115 and 117 must be taken concurrently.

 

Certificate in Sports and Entertainment Facility Management

The certificate in Sports and Entertainment Facility Management is awarded to students who successfully complete 16 units of upper-division coursework selected to provide students a foundation in this area. The certificate is appropriate for students with interest in stadiums, arenas, convention centers, performing arts centers, and other public assembly facilities. Students will learn about the operations, marketing, and management of these facilities, as well as gain related practical experience. All coursework to be applied to this certificate must be completed with a minimum grade of C.

Required courses
RA 115 (3 units)
RA 117 (3 units)
RA 150 (3 units)
RA 152 (3 units)
RA 154 (4 units)
Total (16 units)


RA 55 is recommended for RA majors prior to RA 150. RA 115 must be taken concurrently with RA 150, or RA 152 and 154. RA 150 and 135 or MKTG 100S are prerequisites for RA 152. RA 152 and 154 must be taken concurrently.

 

 

Certificate in Sports Marketing

Requirement for Certificate Programs

Before entering a program, students will need to demonstrate that they have foundation knowledge of business practices and possess good writing skills. Prior approval of the certificate program coordinator or the department chair is required. Students need to meet one of the following criteria:

  1. be currently admitted to California State University, Fresno, or
  2. have a bachelor's degree in any field from an accredited institution, or
  3. have an associate of arts from a two-year accredited college and a minimum of two years of business experience.

Note : a grade of C or better in each course is required.

 

Certificate in Sports Marketing

Required courses: MKTG 100S, 110, 150, 161 (15 units)
Elective courses: select 3-4 units from the following: MKTG 132, 140, 195; RA 150, 152; ECON 144, 150; BA 152, 179 (3-4 units)
Total (18-19 units)

 

Certificate in TESL

The Certificate of Special Study in Teaching English as a Second Language is intended for local and international students who wish to specialize in English as a Second Language methods.
LING 100
LING 141
LING 171
LING 155

Advising Note : We strongly recommend that international students also take LING 6 or LING 110W prior to or concurrently with LING 141.

 

Certificate in Victim Services

Dr. Bernadette Muscat, Coordinator
Science II Building, Room 146
559.278.1012

The primary goal of the Victim Services Program is to provide experiences, knowledge, and educational skills for working with victims within a criminological/human development framework. This program is also very useful for individuals interested in pursuing a career in the area of behavioral sciences.

Students working toward a Victim Services Certificate have an opportunity to receive an interdisciplinary/interagency examination of victim services as they relate to theoretical concepts, legal aspects, victim rights, causes of victimization, and services available to assist the victim. Emphasis is directed toward assisting the students in acquiring new perspectives and skills needed for working effectively with different types of victims.

Admission. For admission information, contact the Department of Criminology in Science II, Room 159, 559.278.2305.

Program Requirements. Under the direction of the graduate advisor, each student prepares and submits an individually designed program within the following framework:

1. Theory (3 units)
Victimology (CRIM 175)

2. Victim Issues (3 units)
Select a minimum of 3 units:
Family Violence (CRIM 140) (3 units)
Child Abuse (EHD 107) (3 units)
Domestic Violence (WS 116) (1 unit)
Rape (WS 108) (1 unit)
Incest (WS 109) (1 unit)

3. Service Delivery (3 units)
Select a minimum of 3 units:
Victim Services (CRIM 176) (3 units)
Child Welfare (SWRK 128) (3 units)

4. Legal/Social Policy (3 units)
Select a minimum of 3 units:
Legal Policy in Victim Services (CRIM 177) (3 units)
Women and Violence (CRIM/WS 126) (3 units)
Total (12 units)
 
Field Experience. An additional 3-unit field experience (CRIM 182: Internship in Victimology) is available to interested students. Enrollment can be arranged by contacting the Department of Criminology.