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Professional Certificate Program

Research over the last 10 years shows a significant and growing gap between what employers need from applicants and what new employees actually bring with them regarding professionalism and career-readiness soft skills. The On-Ramp Certificate Program addresses this need head-on.
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Program Features

Reading assignments expand each student’s understanding while virtual sessions allow for direct dialogue with experienced professionals.
Professional practice gets students applying what they learn right away.

Classes Completes the Entire Program

Cost Per Class

Weeks Per Class

Participants that complete all 3 courses will receive the
On-Ramp Certificate of Completion

Professionalism: Foundational Understandings

This course introduces participants to the key values, beliefs, attitudes, behaviors, habits and soft skills that support an employee’s growth to be a responsible professional. Participants will learn why mindsets that employ behaviors of initiative, drive, resilience, teamwork, positivity and critical thinking are sought after by employers.

Professionalism: Communicating Well

Communicating Well introduces participants to the interrelated nature of communication and professionalism. In this course, participants will learn about the key behaviors that can support or sabotage goal achievement, examine the impact of communication on perception, identify strategies for communicating professionally and practice the skills of giving and receiving feedback positively.

Professionalism: Emotional Intelligence

This course introduces participants to critical soft skills that comprise the foundation of emotional intelligence. Participants will learn the components of self-awareness, especially as these undergird an understanding of how to self-regulate emotions and behavior in view of developing healthy professional relations and interactions with others and engaging in responsible decision-making.

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