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Establish, Modify, or Discontinue a Noncredit Certificate Program

F. 1. Establish a Noncredit Certificate Program

Academic Action

Establish a new noncredit certificate program.


Curricular Requirements

Certificates offered only as noncredit are included in this process.

All certificates offered as credit or for both credit/noncredit will follow the credit certificate program guidelines.

Noncredit certificate programs must demonstrate increased employability, enhanced professional qualifications, or educational requirements within a profession, industry, or market.

Noncredit certificate programs will include instructional time to meet professional, industry or market specific requirements and include clear learning objectives or an assessment of learning.

Noncredit certificate program records, tracking and completion are the responsibility of the initiating program area.
 

Originator of Process

Initiating Program Area Designee


Approval Process

Noncredit Certificate Proposal Form
 
Approvals/Recommendations Needed:
A – Approval Needed
R – Recommendation
I – Information Only
 
A Area Division Head or Dean
R Provost or Provost Designee

Approval Process

 

F. 2. Establish a Noncredit Certificate Program

Modification of a noncredit certificate program can be made at the discretion of the initiating Program Area Designee, Area Division Head or Dean. Any changes to learning outcomes necessitates restarting the approval process, including rational of proposed changes.
 

F. 3. Discontinue a Noncredit Certificate Program

Discontinuation of a noncredit certificate program is at the discretion of the initiating Program Area Designee, Area Division Head or Dean. The noncredit certificate may be suspended when it no longer meets industry needs or educational requirements.