Get a competitive edge in your career or meet your future goals with our Certificate programs
Learn about the on-campus and online certificates we offer in a variety of subject areas. Certificates are a great way to grow your skills, round out your resume, and help you stand out from the crowd in a competitive job market. If you are looking to build on your career, to enter a different part of your industry, or to test out the higher education setting, a Certificate program may be just right for you.
These Certificate programs are financial-aid eligible.
Child & Youth Care Practitioner Certificate
This program is designed for those who provide direct services to youth in group homes, residential treatment, shelters, juvenile corrections, foster care, community outreach support programs and other youth-focused programs. Graduates will gain an understanding of professionalism, cultural and human diversity, applied human development, family systems, the impacts of trauma, communication skills, boundaries, and assessment skills.
Crime Analysis & GIS Certificate
Justice Studies offers a 30-credit Crime Analysis and GIS Certificate to engage Law Enforcement in intelligent led services. Students will learn about data security, and data visualization, integration, and analysis in order to investigate and prosecute computer fraud, identity theft, terrorism, and other cyber-based crime in the 21st century.
Crime Prevention, Criminology, Community Policing, Introduction to Computer Science, Introduction to Information Security, Data Visualization, and GIS are among the 10 courses required for this certificate.
The Cyber Security Certificate is a program designed to help prepare individuals for the challenging world of information security. IT systems are increasingly under attack from a broad range of threats, and the impact of attacks is significant. Failure to properly protect an organization can cause significant loss of revenue, customers, jobs, as well as possibly forcing an organization to go out of business. The certificate in Information Systems Security will allow students to acquire and apply various methods, tools, technologies, and processes to help secure an organization.
Dental Assisting Certificate
UMA offers the only accredited Dental Assisting Certificate program in Maine. The program is designed to prepare students for careers as clinical dental assistants with externship experiences included in the educational requirements.
Dental Assistants are in high demand with a particular need for formally trained clinicians. Graduates of the program will be well versed in infection control, dental radiology, dental materials, chairside dental assisting, administrative procedures and patient management. Students are eligible to apply to the Maine Board of Dental Practice for dental radiology licensure and to take the Dental Assisting National Board to become a Certified Dental Assistant immediately upon successful completion of the program.
Health Informatics Certificate
This program is designed to help health information managers leverage information technology in the healthcare field. As information technology becomes integrated with the delivery of healthcare options, there is an increased demand for health care professionals to manage electronic medical records.
The certificate coursework will prepare students in an information technology program with no previous healthcare experience or students in a healthcare program with no previous technology training to apply for positions that require an understanding of both IT and the healthcare field.
Human Services Certificate
This program provides students with a foundation of skills and knowledge important to the general field of human services. Upon completion of this program, students will have the knowledge and skills that are deemed important to people who work within the context of the human service system. Students will learn about systems theory and practice, family dynamics, diversity, the strengths perspective, as well complete foundational courses that could be used towards an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in mental health and human services.
Mental Health Rehabilitation Technicial/Community Certificate
The Mental Health Rehabilitation Technician in the Community (MHRT/C) Certificate students complete a ten-course sequence. The sequence is appropriate for persons new to the mental health field who are interested in working as case managers and community integration workers with adults who have mental illness. This program emphasizes a basic understanding of human behavior, mental health rehabilitation skills, and a foundation in the methods and values of psychosocial rehabilitation. Learn more about the Maine MHRT/C certification process.
Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Technician Certificate
The Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Certificate (SART) Program provides coursework relevant to the education requirements for licensure in Maine as a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC). At present, an applicant for licensure must have a minimum of an associate degree in a substance use rehabilitation related field. The substance abuse rehabilitation certificate provides the necessary course work for people who are interested in becoming substance use counselors, already have a degree in another field, or for someone working on a degree in a field other than substance use rehabilitation.
Web Development Certificate
Add contemporary skill sets to your Web development toolbox with hands-on training in the most popular open-source technologies. Complete your Web Design Certificate on a flexible schedule completely online.
- Design, develop, and maintain Web sites using scripting languages or Web authoring tools and content management systems
- Create graphic design elements such as text effects, badges, icons, logos, buttons, animated images, banners, and menus
- Write effective Web page content
- Build e-commerce sites with a gateway interface and shopping cart
- Apply effective social media strategies
- Increase site visibility with Search Engine Optimization (SEO) policies
- Perform Web usability testing
- Secure Web applications and social media
- Prepare a pricing matrix for Web development services