Earn a Certificate or Diploma From an Online Program
No matter where you are in your career, Trident prides itself on providing convenient professional development opportunities for those looking to learn. Students in Trident’s online programs will be prepared to take on challenging yet fulfilling careers.
Trident offers a variety of certificates and diplomas from their professional development programs. These programs are geared toward individuals looking for a career change, new skill sets, or simply looking for career advancement.
Trident’s programs focus on professional development in both Business and Health Sciences.
Students interested in any professional certificate program must note that many professions and employers require a background check before certification and/or employment. Accordingly, any prior criminal activity including misdemeanor convictions may diminish or prohibit opportunities for employment in a chosen field. Further, any previous felony convictions will most likely prohibit employment in a chosen or related field. Students interested in the professional certificate programs are urged to familiarize themselves with the various requirements for certification and eligibility criteria for employment in the field.
Professional Development Programs in Business
Computerized Accounting Certificate – Trident offers a six month Computerized Accounting Certificate to help students prepare for a competitive career in accounting and bookkeeping. Students can expect to develop financial experience with QuickBooks, Sage 50, Tax Preparation, and various other accounting procedures.
Computerized Accounting Diploma – The nine month Computerized Accounting Diploma prepares students with classes like Quantitative Methods and Critical Thinking. These classes prepare students for a future as an accounting clerk, bookkeeper, income tax preparer, accountant, payroll coordinator, or assistant office manager.
SAS Joint Certificate in Business Analytics – This five month Business Analytics Certificate program gives students an introduction to big data in the business world. This certificate prepares students for future careers by instructing on statistical and quantitative skills.
Professional Development Programs in Health Sciences
Medical Billing Certificate – This nine month program give students the tools to work in the health field. These students will gain exposure to standard science courses like Anatomy and Physiology. In addition to gaining a background in science, students will learn medical billing procedures, basic coding, and the legal and ethical standards needed for a career in medical billing.
Medical Billing and Coding Certificate – Students who successfully complete this 12 month certificate will know medical terminology in addition to having a strong background in science classes. Trident prepares students for their careers by educating on current ethical standards, the latest U.S. coding standards, and practitioner-oriented focus.
Accreditation that Counts
Trident University is the first fully online university in California that is regionally accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). That means our 100% online college degree programs measure up to rigorous quality standards and are respected by employers around the globe.
Gainful Employment Disclosure
Trident University offers high quality online degrees designed to impart the skills and knowledge required to compete in today’s marketplace for high demand careers. While our mission is to prepare students effectively to pursue career and professional development in their respective fields, finding gainful employment is the individual responsibility of the student. We do not imply or guarantee that students will find employment or be placed in any particular job as a result of completing an educational program.
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Particular careers require clearance of one’s criminal record before they are able to practice. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that there is no criminal record that interferes with the practice of their profession for the certificate in which they are enrolled.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition cost for the certificate and diploma programs:
Certificate / Diploma
Books and Supplies: $0
Bounced Check Fee: $30
Diploma Copy: $30 (optional)
Doctoral Application Fee: $75 (non-refundable)
Food, Housing, and Transportation: N/A
Graduation Fee: $150
Lab Fee: $25-69 (for students enrolled in courses with a lab portion)
Official Transcript: $10 (rush fee $35)
Other Expedited Shipping Fees: varies based on region
Payment Plan Set-up: $30 (non-refundable)
Student ID Card: $10 (optional)
Technology Fee: $0
Other fees may apply and are subject to change without advance notice.
Trident offers stand-alone certificates to provide post baccalaureate graduate students expanded knowledge including the latest information and research available in a specific field of study. Certificates do not qualify for Title IV federal financial aid and must be applied for separate from any degree program or concentration. Certificates are offered through their respective degree programs. An earned bachelors degree is required for enrollment in any graduate certificate course.
Graduate certificates require four courses (16 credits) or six courses (24 credits), depending on the specific certificate.
Conflict Resolution Management
Emergency and Disaster Management
Emergency and Disaster Management - Logistics
Health Care Quality Assurance
Human Resource Management
Information Security/Assurance and Digital Forensics