VCU Certificate Programs
Certificate in Aging Studies
The growth of the aging population has stimulated services for elders across the continuum of care. With a burgeoning aged population comes the need to promote positive late life experiences, promote successful aging, and help older persons cope with possible health and social problems and with the daily necessities of living.
Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders
The Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders is designed to prepare personnel to support individuals with autism spectrum disorders in the educational setting from early intervention through adult services. The purpose of the certificate is to provide the wide range of competencies necessary for the provision of effective educational programming. The course sequence enables personnel to develop comprehensive knowledge and experience in assessment, teaching strategies and curriculum development.
Certificate in Criminal Justice
This certificate program offers specialization for individuals interested or involved in law enforcement, corrections, juvenile justice or the courts. It combines survey and theory courses with research, management and policy courses on the justice system.
Certificate in Gender Violence Intervention
The VCU Certificate in Gender Violence Intervention is a collaborative effort between the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs’ Sociology Program and other departments/programs at VCU and community advocates working in the area of sexual and domestic violence.
Certificate in Geographic Information Systems
The Certificate in Geographic Information Systems emphasizes the core functions and applications of GIS. It provides specialized training in the operations and techniques related to the creation, analysis, modeling, visualization, interpretation and management of geographic information.
Certificate in Nonprofit Management in cooperation with L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs
Students may earn the graduate certificate in nonprofit management offered by the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs.