Advanced Professional Programs

You've been in your industry or job long enough to know where your gaps are. Perhaps you're looking to make a horizontal move into another discipline. Maybe your career trajectory is held back because you have a few gaps in your skill sets. These advanced professional programs are designed to meet today's career demands and fit your busy schedule.

Registration for professional programs is administered through the School of Extended and International Education. Some programs may have an application process before you are allowed to register. Please refer to the correct contact for more information.

Professional Programs in Wine Business

  • Certificate in Wine Business Entrepreneurship
  • Online Certificate in Wine Business Management
  • Online Certificate in QuickBooks for Wine Businesses
  • Finance & Accounting Full-Day Workshops

For further information click here, or contact the Wine Business Institute at (707) 664-3235 or

Professional Sales Certificate
(available for undergraduates only)

The Professional Sales Certificate offers students a competitive edge by exposing them to the various aspects of professional selling and the essential skills necessary to enter the field. Students with a sales education ramp up on the job fifty percent faster than their peers without sales education. Learn more about the Professional Sales Certificate.

For further information contact Dr. Richard Campbell at

Human Resources Management Certificate

The Human Resources Management (HRM) Certificate teaches the skills and knowledge required to successfully manage the human resources in today's complex business environment. The program combines technical knowledge with skill building in areas like managing a diverse workforce, conflict resolution, compensation and benefits, and employee development. Whether you are a seasoned professional looking for a systematic review of Human Resource Management, a professionals whose primary training has been on-the-job or a manager who needs current, specialized knowledge, the twelve-module, 45-hour HRM Certificate will help you on the job. Learn more about the certificate.

For further information contact Susan Adams at

Project Management Certificate

The 17-week Project Management Certificate meets all the educational requirements necessary to sit for the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) and the Project Management Professional examinations. The SSU Project Management course also provides training in the use of Microsoft Project. The inclusion of M/S Project training differentiates the SSU course from other project management courses, and the issuance of an SSU Certificate in Project Management distinguishes the course from the exam-prep only courses. The course includes the project life cycle phase of initiation, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing. Project Management processes included in the course are: project integration, scope, time, cost, quality, human resource, risk, procurement and stakeholder management.

For further information contact Jim Robison at

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