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University of Delaware Online Professional Development Programs

Expand Your Expertise with Convenience Online

Continue to build on your education and professional skills with one of our University of Delaware online certificate programs. Each brings together expert faculty and leading-edge curriculum with the convenient and flexible access of online learning.

UD Online For-Credit Certificates

Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics

Certificate of Business Essentials

Completed as a combination of online and on-campus study, this certificate program is for students and working professionals outside of business who would like to earn a business-related certificate to complement their bachelor’s degree.
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College of Arts & Sciences

Graduate Certificate in Socially Responsible and Sustainable Apparel Business

This program addresses labor and environmental problems in the global supply chains for the apparel, textile and footwear industries. The certificate is comprised of nine, one-credit courses offered online.
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College of Engineering

Graduate Certificate in Applied Bioinformatics

For working professionals who wish to gain knowledge and practical experience in bioinformatics. Students will gain core competency in bioinformatics for real-world applications in rapidly growing fields like genomic medicine, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, agriculture and data analytics, learning in an interactive, experiential and multidisciplinary team environment from nationally and internationally renowned researchers and practitioners in the field. No previous programming or database experience is required, but a familiarity with molecular biology concepts is recommended.
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Graduate Certificate Program in Composite Materials

This certificate program is designed for engineering and science professionals who are new to the field of composite materials or wish to expand their knowledge of composite materials.
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Graduate Certificate Program in Railroad Engineering

The Graduate Certificate Program in Railroad Engineering prepares participants to meet railroad industry employers expectations regarding knowledge of railroad and rail transit. The railroad industry is growing and hiring qualified individuals into long-term, high-paying careers, and this certificate can help participants become competitive candidates for these positions and for advancement in the field.
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Graduate Certificate Program in Composite Manufacturing and Engineering

Design rules for composite materials are fundamentally different than for traditional materials, with the engineer tailoring the material structure at the micro- and nano-scales to achieve the desired mechanical and physical properties. This program is intended to provide the practicing engineer a strong foundation in the processing-structure-property relations in advanced fiber composites. The University of Delaware’s Center for Composite Materials and Department of Mechanical Engineering are internationally recognized as leaders in composites research and education.
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College of Health Sciences

Dietetic Internship

This internship provides graduates of a didactic program in dietetics (DPD) with an opportunity to increase their knowledge of food and nutrition science, and to acquire competencies needed to practice dietetics in a variety of settings. Upon successful completion of the program, students will be eligible to take the Registration Examination for Dietitians.
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Molecular Diagnostics Certificate

This program has a hybrid online and on-campus format. It provides medical laboratory scientists working in forensics, biotechnology or pharmaceutics with the opportunity to update skills and knowledge to help meet the demands of modern molecular biology theory and application.
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UD Online Noncredit Certificates

Advanced Telehealth Coordinator Certificate

This program provides a foundation for professionals who wish to implement and expand the use of telehealth applications within their health care organizations, in fields like emergency care, psychiatric services, rural health care, occupational therapy, chronic disease care, dental care, aging in place, speech therapy and mental health services.

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Clinical Trials Management Certificate

This certificate is appropriate for professionals who have a strong science and/or healthcare-related background. Gain a complete perspective of clinical trials management to develop leadership skills and enhance career options.
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UD Online Noncredit Courses

RN Refresher

This course updates and enhances the nursing knowledge and clinical skills of inactive registered nurses preparing for re-entry into active practice and meets continuing education requirements for nurses to renew or maintain their licenses. It addresses foundational competencies for medical-surgical nursing in today’s increasingly complex practice settings.
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Socially Responsible and Sustainable Business: Online Short Courses

Addressing important supply chain and human rights issues faced by businesses today, these short courses are relevant for industries including apparel, footwear, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, retail, biotech, food processing, jewelry, packaging, telecommunications and electronics. They provide a training tool to address regulatory requirements efficiently and affordably and include: Risks of Human Trafficking, Human Rights of Workers in Supply Chains, Textile and Apparel Product Safety, and Impact of Corporate Purchasing Practices on Workers in Supply Chains.

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