Certificate Programs

Mt. San Antonio College offers several different types of certificates to help students build their career and technical skills. The most common certificate programs are Certificates of Achievement and Skills Certificates.

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Certificates of Achievement

  

Skills Certificates 

Certificate of Achievement programs can be a great way to update your skills or break into a new career. A Certificate of Achievement is favorably recognized by business and industry leaders and is often a requirement for professional advancement. Like a degree, a Certificate of Achievement is noted on a your official transcript. Our offerings include:  

Skills Certificates require fewer classes than Certificates of Achievement, but can be valuable tools in advancing your career. Students typically take classes toward a Skills Certificate if they want to learn a new, specific skill in their career. Skills certificates are often part of a ladder-track in a career plan, meaning they gradually help students climb to higher skill levels in their chosen career path. Skills Certificates are not noted on your official transcript. Our offerings include:

Accounting

Accounting – Computerized

Accounting – Financial Planning

Accounting – Managerial

Administrative Assistant Level II

Administrative Assistant Level III

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

Aircraft Powerplant Maintenance Technology – Day

Aircraft Powerplant Maintenance Technology – Evening

Airframe Maintenance Technology – Day

Airframe Maintenance Technology – Evening

Alcohol / Drug Counseling

Animation – 3-D and CG Gaming

Animation - Game & Interactive Multimedia Design II 

Animation - Tradigital Level II

Architectural Design Concentration Level I

Architectural Design Concentration Level II 

Architectural Design Concentration Level III 

Architectural Technology Concentration Level I

Architectural Technology Concentration Level II 

Building Automation

Business: Human Resource Management – Level II

Business: Human Resource Management – Level III

Business: International – Level II

Business: International – Level III

Business: Management – Level II

Business: Management – Level III

Business: Retail Management – Level II

Business: Retail Management – Level III

Business: Small Busines Management – Level II

Business: Small Business Management – Level III

Children's Program Certificate: Administration

Children's Program Certificate: General – Level II

Children's Program Certificate: General – Level III

Children's Programs Certificate: Small Business Management

Children's Program Certificate: Teaching

Computer and Networking Technology - Level I

Computer and Networking Technology - Level II

Computer Systems Technology

Construction Inspection

Dance Teacher

Electronic Systems Technology – Level II

Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology

Electronics Communications

Electronics Technology

Electronics: Industrial Systems

Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic (EMT-P)

Fashion Design - Level I

Fashion Design - Level II

Fashion Merchandising – Level I

Fashion Merchandising – Level II

Fire Technology

Graphic Design Level II

Horse Ranch Management - Level II

Horticulture Science 

Hospitality: Hospitality Management – Level II

Industrial Design Engineering - Level I

Industrial Design Engineering - Level II

Industrial Design Engineering - Level III

Infant / Toddler Development

Interior Design Kitchen and Bath Specialization

Interior Design Level II

Interior DesignLevel III

Interior Landscaping

Landscape and Park Maintenance

Landscape Construction 

Landscape Design - Level I

Landscape Equipment Technology

Landscape Irrigation

Law Enforcement

Manufacturing Technology

Marketing Management

Mental HealthTechnology – Psychiatric Technician

Nursery Management

Park Management

Pet Science

Photography - Level I

Photography -  Level II

Photography Digital Technician 

Programming in C++

Public Works / Landscape Management

Radio Broadcasting: Behind the Scenes

Radio Broadcasting: On-the-Air

Real Estate Broker Certificate 

Real Estate Appraisal

School Age Child – Specialization

Sign Language/Interpreting

Sports Turf Management

Television Crew 

Tree Care and Maintenance

Web Design

Welder: Licensed

Welder: AutomotiveWelding, Cutting & Modification

Welder: Gas Tungsten ARC Welding

Welder: Semiautomatic ARCWelding

 

Accounting - Bookkeeping

Accounting - Payroll

Administrative Assistant Level I

Animal Science Fundamentals 

Animation - Game & Interactive Multimedia Design I 

Animation - Tradigital Level I

Architecture Foundational Skills

Athletic Trainer Aide I

Business: Human Resource Management - Level I

Business: International - Level I

Business: Management - Level I

Business: Retail Management - Level I

Business: Small Business Management - Level I

Children's Program Certificate: General - Level I

CIS Professional Certificate in C++ Programming

CIS Professional Certificate in Excel and Access

CIS Professional Certificate in Java Programming

CIS Professional Certificate in LINUX

CIS Professional Certificatein Network Security

CIS Professional Certificate in Networking

CIS Professional Certificate in Object-Oriented Design & Programming

CIS Professional Certificate in SQL

CIS Professional Certificate in Telecommunications

CIS Professional Certificatein Visual Basic Programming

CIS Professional Certificate in Web Programming

CIS Professional Certificate in Windows Operating System Administration

Coaching

Consumer Relations

Culinary Arts

Dance Teacher

Domestic Violence Certification

Electronic Assembly and Fabrication

Electronic Systems Technology - Level I

Emergency Medical Technician - EMT 90

Emergency Medical Technician - EMT 95

Fashion Computer Aided Design

Fire Officer Certification 

Fitness Specialist / Personal Trainer

Gallery Design / Operation and Art Profession

Game Programming Development

Graphic Design Level I

Horse Ranch Management - Level I

Hospitality: Event Planning and Catering

Hospitality: Food Services

Hospitality: Hospitality Management - Level I

Hospitality: Restaurant Management - Level I

Hospitality: Restaurant Management - Level II

Information and Operating Systems Security

Interior Design: Level I

Introduction to Computer Information Technology

Livestock Production Management

LVN 30 Unit Option - Career Mobility Track

Machine Operator

MasterCAM

Microcomputer Productivity Software

Nutrition 

Pilates Professional Teacher Training Phase I Mat and Reformer

Programming in Visual Basic 

Radio Broadcasting: Behind-the-Scenes - Level I

Radio Broadcasting: On-the-Air

Real Estate Sales Certificate

Welding

  

  

Certificates of Achievement

"Certificates of Achievement" are awarded for completion of an approved program of study meeting certain requirements of the California Community College Chancellor’s Office in terms of total unit values and other criteria. The possession of such a certificate is favorably recognized by business and industry and is frequently a requirement for professional advancement. The awarding of all Certificates of Achievement is noted on a student’s official transcript.   

Skills Certificates

"Skills Certificates" are lower-unit certificates in various occupational areas. Although the awarding of Skills Certificates is not noted on a student’s official transcript, the student may apply for and receive a documentation certificate from the college that may be of value in documenting knowledge and skills to potential employers. In many cases, entry-level Skills Certificates may be part of a ladder-track of increasing levels of preparation in an occupational area, and courses used to complete them may form a core of requirements that are augmented as students pursue higher levels of proficiency toward a Certificate of Achievement.

Note: The unit requirement for Skills Certificates is below that required for some forms of financial aid eligibility.  Students should consult with the Financial Aid Office to determine whether a particular program of study qualifies for financial aid.

Students who desire help in planning for a vocation or profession, or to prepare for transfer to a four-year institution, should seek the advice of a counselor.

Requirements for all certificates

    • At least 1/2 of the credits earned towards the certificate must be completed at Mt. San Antonio College.
    • A grade of "C" or better must be earned in each course to be applied to the certificate

Mt. San Antonio College also awards Certificates of Competency and Occupational Training Certificates of Completion for certain non-credit programs of study.  Information on these certificates may be found in Section 11 - Continuing Education within the College Catalog.

For a complete list of certificate programs and specific degree requirements for your major, please consult the College Catalog.