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 online 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.
Professional development in both business and health sciences.
Trident’s Online Certificate and Diploma programs cover a range of topics. Whether your interest lies in the world of business, or you’re looking to lend your skills to the health information industry, Trident offers the opportunity for professional development in areas that matter to you.
Professional Development Programs in Business
Computerized Accounting Certificate – A six month certificate to prepare students for a 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 interested in becoming a tax preparer, accountant, or assistant office manager with classes like Quantitative Methods and Critical Thinking.
Business Analytics Certificate – This five month big data certificate program gives students an introduction to data analysis 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 have a firm grasp of current ethical standards and U.S. coding standards, in addition to a strong background in science and medical terminology.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition cost for the certificate and diploma programs:
per course standard rate
program standard rate
per course military rate
program military rate
Business Analytics Certificate
Computerized Accounting Certificate
Medical Billing Certificate / Computerized Accounting Diploma
Medical Billing and Coding Certificate
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 also offers stand-alone certificates to provide post baccalaureate graduate students expanded knowledge 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, and include programs such as:
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
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.