Professional Development & Training

Colorado State University offers a variety of classroom-based and online professional development certificates of completion and courses to help you reach your career goals. Use them to build expertise in new areas, further your existing knowledge, or prepare for professional certification exams.

Both credit and noncredit courses are available. These do not require admission to the University; simply select the course(s) in which you are interested and enroll when registration is open.

Program Description Credit or Noncredit Online or Classroom
Certified Gardener Digital Badge* Learn gardening fundamentals, and earn digital badges to demonstrate your knowledge Noncredit Online
Communication for Science and Engineering Professionals Digital Badge* Build and refine critical professional skills as you improve your ability to communicate more effectively in the workplace Noncredit Online
Construction Management Learn to supervise the construction process from development to conclusion Noncredit Classroom
Creative Organizational Innovation Digital Badge* Discover how to leverage strategic thinking, creativity, and innovation to build thriving organizational cultures Noncredit Online
Crucial Business Management Skills for the 21st Century Digital Badge* Learn valuable job skills that can help you better manage your personal brand, work objectives, and other people Noncredit Online
Developmental Disabilities Digital Badge* Expand your knowledge of common developmental disabilities Noncredit Online
Director Qualifications Take coursework necessary to meet the requirements to become a director or substitute director of a childcare center in Colorado and many other states. Credit Online
Ergonomics Learn to recognize, evaluate, and control ergonomic risks factors Noncredit Online
Essential Soft Skills for Employment Digital Badge* Develop skills to help you succeed in the workplace, and earn digital badges to demonstrate your knowledge Noncredit Online
Eurhythmics Training Bring your music classes to life with Dalcroze-based eurhythmics Credit and noncredit options available Classroom
Food Manufacturing Safety and Sanitation* Learn food safety and sanitation practices so you can maintain Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs) Noncredit Online
Foundations of 3D Printing Digital Badge* Learn basic 3D printing principles and processes, and earn digital badges to demonstrate your knowledge Noncredit Online
Introducing Feminist Frameworks Digital Badge* Advance your understanding of feminism, intersectionality, gender, and systems of oppression Noncredit Online
Land Stewardship Digital Badge* Learn skills to manage your land now and plan for the future Noncredit Online
Living Mindfully Digital Badge* Learn fundamental mindfulness concepts, principles, and practices Noncredit Online
NALP Professional Landscape Technician Training* Get trained in industry best practices and prepare to take the Landscape Industry Certified Technician examinations Noncredit Online
PHR/SPHR Certification Prep - Denver Prepare for your PHR and/or SPHR Certification Exam Noncredit Classroom
PHR/SPHR Certification Prep - Online Prepare for your PHR and/or SPHR Certification Exam Noncredit Online
Pre-Health Take courses to prepare for medical, dental, pharmacy, optometry, veterinary, or physical therapy programs Credit Online
Project Management – Denver Learn valuable project management techniques and earn a certificate of completion Noncredit Classroom
Project Management – Online Take advantage of our project management curriculum in a convenient online format Noncredit Online
Project Management – PMI® Exam Prep Workshop Receive expert instruction from PMP®-certified instructors Noncredit Classroom
Radiation Safety Keep your knowledge current in ionizing and non-ionizing radiation, and prepare for the Health Physics Exam Credit and noncredit options available Online
Sales Training Learn how to improve your sales planning and efficiency, reduce the time it takes to complete the sales cycle, and increase your closure rates Noncredit Online
Seed Technology Training Prepare for qualifying exams required to work as a Registered Seed Technologist Credit Online
Spanish for Animal Health and Care Fields Digital Badge* Enhance your ability to effectively communicate animal healthcare concepts to Spanish speakers Noncredit Online
Sustainable Community Development Gain skills to empower and organize people and communities Noncredit Online
Understanding Climate Change Better understand the science of climate change and why it is such a difficult problem. Noncredit Online
Veterinary Medicine Earn continuing education hours with courses for currently licensed veterinarians and technicians Noncredit Online

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