Certificate Programs

Online Certificate ProgramsStand Out in Your Current Career or Start a New One!

At UWG Online, we’re committed to helping you succeed. Our respected, experienced faculty can supply you with the up-to-date knowledge and cutting edge skills required to excel in your chosen field.

Explore the options below and begin your journey today!

Post-Master's in Health Systems Leadership


University of West Georgia School of Nursing ranked 48th in the nation for "Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs" (U.S. News & World Report, 2014).

The Post-Master's Certificate in Health Systems Leadership offers two different tracks of study:

The Leader/Manager Role track is designed to increase knowledge and skills needed to succeed in a variety of nursing leadership positions within the evolving healthcare environment. Courses focus on nursing leadership/management, managed care, outcome measurement, patient safety, quality improvement, cost effectiveness, patient-centered care and implementing change in the health delivery system.

The Clinical Nurse Leader track prepares nurses for the CNL role as developed by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN, 2003). A CNL is a generalist who provides and manages care at the point of service by coordinating, delegating, and supervising care activities provided by the health care team, which includes licensed nurses, technicians, and other professionals. The CNL assumes accountability for client care outcomes by assimilating evidence-based information and using it to design, implement, and evaluate care. Courses focus on patient-centered care, evidence-based practice pharmacology, client-care coordination, holistic health assessment, care of diverse populations, health policy, health systems, business and economics, statistics, leadership/management, quality improvement, risk management, and public/community health.

Post-Master's in Nursing Education


University of West Georgia School of Nursing ranked 48th in the nation for "Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs" (U.S. News & World Report, 2014).

1 year | Credit Hours: 13

The School of Nursing Post-Master's certificate program in nursing education is designed for master's prepared nurses who desire further education for roles in teaching.

The program of study requires 10 credit hours and addresses innovations in curriculum, instructional skills and strategies, the development and use of educational technology, and educational assessment and evaluation. Students develop expertise in health education and promotion, patient education, professional development, or college/university teaching. Graduates meet the educational requirements to sit for the national certification examination as a nurse educator.

Post-Baccalaureate Non-Degree Certification in Media (Instructional Technology)


9 - 18 months| Credit Hours: 12

The Certification in Media (Instructional Technology Concentration) is for students who wish to add certification in Instructional Technology but do not wish to earn another advanced degree.  The certification is relevant to teachers and other school personnel employed in Georgia who already hold at least a Level 5 Certification with the Georgia Professional Standards Commission.  The Certification in Media (Instructional Technology Concentration) may be completed in 2 – 4 semesters.  For example, students may take two courses for two semesters or take one course per semester for four semesters.

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems


The Department of Geosciences at the University of West Georgia offers a 15-19 hour course of study leading to a Geographic Information Systems Certificate. The GIS Certificate is designed to meet the needs of students and community. The GIS Certificate program aims at providing non-traditional students and field professionals with updated GIS knowledge and skills for further enhancement of their GIS career. It also aims at providing traditional students with a set of practical GIS skills to access the GIS market.

Post-Baccalaureate Non-Degree Initial Certification in Media (School Library Media)


12-24 months| Credit Hours: Varies

The online Post-Baccalaureate Non-degree Certification in Media (School Library Media) program is designed to prepare educators in the following ways:

  •     Preparing progressive, innovative, academically grounded school library specialists and instructional technology leaders;
  •     Enabling teachers and school library media specialists to successfully integrate technology into their learning environments to support student learning;
  •     Building and enhancing skills in research and program evaluation to support instructional growth and improvement;
  •     Pioneering innovative delivery options to maximize educational experiences;
  •     Cultivating diversity of ideas, values, and persons responsive to changing needs and technologies; and
  •     Promoting the advancement of learning through scholarship and service.