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Certificate Programs

The following certificates are offered through Cal State University Northridge and pertain to careers and extended learning in areas of health and wellbeing.

 

Early Intervention for Children with Special Needs/Birth to 5 Years

This certificate, also referred to as the Advanced Certificate in Transdisciplinary Intervention has its academic home in The Michael D. Eisner College of Education. Contact: Deborah Chen 818 677- 2596 http://www.csun.edu/catalog/certificatesandspecialprograms.html

Advanced Study in Educational Therapy

The Educational Therapy Certificate Program is designed for post-Masters students who wish to combine educational and therapeutic approaches for evaluation, remediation, case management, and communication/advocacy on behalf of children, adolescents and adults with learning disabilities or learning problems.

Contact: Marcy Dann

818 677- 4161

marcy.dann@csun.edu.

http://www.csun.edu/coe/sped/et_certificate.html

Parent-Child Specialization/Consultation

The Parent-Child Specialist/Consultant Certificate Program is designed for educators and human services professionals who want to:

expand their knowledge of child development and parent-child interaction; and
gain skills in intervention and consultation with parents, teachers, and child care providers to enhance the quality of adult-child interaction and prevent serious problems from developing in children.

Contact: Janet Fish

janet.fish@csun.edu
818-677-7891

http://www.csun.edu/education/epc/programs/parentchild.html

Career Education and Counseling

This degree specialization program offers graduate-level training in career counseling theory; resources and program development; organizational behavior and administration; individual and group vocational assessment; and the career development of special populations.

Contact: Greg Jackson

gregory.jackson@csun.edu
818 – 677 – 4977

http://www.csun.edu/education/epc/programs/career.html

College Counseling and Student Services

The Specialist Certificate program in College Counseling and Student Services is designed to prepare students for career opportunities and advancement in higher education with particular emphasis upon those positions that serve university and community college students on urban campuses. Special attention is given to working with diverse student populations including returning, minority and disabled students.

Contacts: Merril Simon and Rie Mitchell

merril.simon@csun.edu, 818-677-2558

rie.mitchell@csun.edu, 818-677-4976

http://www.csun.edu/education/epc/programs/ccss.html

Post B.A. Certificate Program in Infant-Toddler-Family Mental Health

 

The purpose and goals of the certificate program are to deepen understanding and increase knowledge related to infant-toddler-family mental health of Post B.A.Ê early childhood educators and related professionals working with the youngest children and their families in educational, health-related and mental health settings.

Contact: Carrie Rothstein-Fisch

epcdept@csun.edu

818-677-2599

http://www.csun.edu/edpsy/InfantToddlerFamily.html

http://www.csun.edu/edpsy/applicants.html

 

 

Graduate Certificate in Gerontology (LSRC)

The knowledge and skills acquired will enable graduates to integrate gerontology into their discipline and to provide services for an older population. The certificate provides documentation that students have completed an organized program of interdisciplinary gerontology courses.

Contact Debra Sheets,

818 677-2344

debra.sheets@csun.edu.

http://www.csun.edu/hhd/hsci/gerontology/

http://www.csun.edu/hhd/hsci/gerontology/gerogradcert.pdf

 

 

University Certificate in Quality Management – MSEM

Individuals will gain knowledge of fundamental principles of quality management and control, lean processes, quality applications in project or service environments, and specialized quality management methods. Certified personnel will contribute to meeting industry and government needs for professionals in quality-related positions.

Contact: Ali Behnezhad

msem@csun.edu

(818) 677-2470

http://www.csun.edu/som/certificateinqualitymanagement.htm

 

The following courses are offered through Tseng College at CSUN.

Graduate Credit Certificates

Graduate credit certificate programs offer CSUN academic credit, usually at the upper division or graduate level. These certificates are earned through a program of study comprising a minimum of five courses (i.e., 15 credit units)

Credit Certificate in Nonprofit Sector Management

The CSUN Master of Public Administration (MPA) program offers a graduate certificate in Nonprofit Sector Management at the Japanese-American Cultural and Community Center. This program may be completed as a graduate certificate only or taken as an option to complete the Master of Public Administration degree. Classes are scheduled to begin August 2012. The certificate is designed for students looking for professional development in order to carry out their current tasks while acquiring the knowledge and expertise needed to: manage organizational change, develop budgets and apply financial management skills, manage boards and volunteers, assess community needs, apply strategic planning skills to the public sector

Contact name: Pat Lyon, Program Coordinator

Contact info: (818) 677-4607, Patricia.Lyon@CSUN.edu

http://tsengcollege.csun.edu/np

 

Graduate Credit Certificate in Health Administration

This 15-unit graduate certificate in health administration is designed specifically to assist working professionals in the public and non-profit sectors and others who are interested in upgrading their skills or learning the fundamentals of health care administration. This program may be completed as a graduate certificate only or taken as an option to complete the Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree. Classes are scheduled to begin in 2012 or 2013

(818) 677-2270

Board Certified Behavior Analyst – Psychology and Extended Learning

This program is ideal for those who enjoy working directly with clients and organizations or see themselves consulting with schools and businesses. BCBAs are trained to make effective changes in the lives of their clients and those involved in their clients’ lives.

Ellie Kazemi

818 677-7224

ellie.kazemi@csun.edu.

http://tsengcollege.csun.edu/bcba/bcba.html

 

Certificates in Advanced Professional Development (Continuing Education/CEU Certificates)

The professional development courses offered in the certificate programs of The Tseng College earn “continuing education units” (CEUs) rather than university academic credits. CEUs are nationally recognized units for noncredit, postsecondary study, established by the International Association of Continuing Education and Training. Ten hours of instruction earn one CEU.

Assistive Technology Applications Certificate Program (ATACP)

The Assistive Technology Applications Certificate Program (ATACP) is designed to provide a practical approach to the applications of Assistive Technology in meeting the needs of individuals with various disabilities in many settings. The ATACP meets the 100 hour requirement for a certificate in Assistive Technology Applications with 10 CEUs. Course work is delivered by completing a portion of the on-line material before the live training and participating in the live training.

Contact: CSUN Center on Disabilities

(818) 677-2578

http://tsengcollege.csun.edu/codtraining.html

 

Mediation and Conflict Resolution Certificate Program

The certificate in advanced professional development in Mediation and Conflict Resolution (MCR) is designed for professionals and community members interested in enhancing their skills to become mediators and dispute resolution specialists. This 10 CEU (100-hour) certificate program combines theory with application and practice and consists of three courses administered over the duration of one semester (approximately 17 weeks). Learners who complete the program by taking the “litigated case” practicum will be eligible to continue to mediate as part of the largest court mediation panel in the world, the Los Angeles Superior Court. Those who successfully complete the “community mediation” practicum will be eligible to pursue additional mediation opportunities with the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Dispute Resolution Services.

Contact: Pat Lyon, Program Coordinator

(818) 677-4607, Patricia.Lyon@CSUN.edu

http://tsengcollege.csun.edu/mediation

 

Radiologic Technology

Through a partnership between the College of Health and Human Development and The Tseng College, CSUN offers one of the leading programs for those seeking advanced professional development in CT and/or MRI. Certificates of Advanced Professional Development in Computed Tomography or Magnetic Resonance Imaging. The Certificate of Advanced Professional Development in Computed Tomography (CT) and the Certificate of Advanced Professional Development in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) may be taken separately or concurrently. Completion of the program qualifies students to sit for the CT and/or MRI American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) exams.

Contact: Taleen Seropian, Program Coordinator

(818) 677-3332, taleen.seropian@csun.edu

http://tsengcollege.csun.edu/RadTech

 

Speech Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA) Fieldwork Experience Certificate Program

A CSUN certificate in Speech-Language Pathology Fieldwork Experience creates access to the education and training needed by para-professionals in the speech-language pathology field. This program is offered specifically for individuals who possess a Bachelor degree

Post B.A. Certificate Program in Infant-Toddler-Family Mental Health

The purpose and goals of the certificate program are to deepen understanding and increase knowledge related to infant-toddler-family mental health of Post B.A.Ê early childhood educators and related professionals working with the youngest children and their families in educational, health-related and mental health settings.

Contact: Carrie Rothstein-Fisch

epcdept@csun.edu

818-677-2599

http://www.csun.edu/edpsy/InfantToddlerFamily.html

http://www.csun.edu/edpsy/applicants.html

 

 

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