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Level Up with Industry-Driven Degree and Certificate Programs

Advance your career. Pursue your passions. Make your mark on the world. Sometimes, all it takes to level up is a little boost. Enroll in the College of Continuing and Professional Studies (CCAPS) at the U of M, and help you achieve your goals. 

CCAPS is designed just for people like you: Working and career-focused students from all walks of life, looking to empower themselves through education. If you’ve completed at least 30 transferable college credits with at least a 2.5 grade point average, you’re perfectly positioned to take the next step in your career.

Our market-driven, industry-aligned, professionally-focused degree and certificate programs emphasize the skills and knowledge you’ll need to fill leadership roles in some of today’s most in-demand industries, like construction management, health services management and IT infrastructure. 

Want to “try on” a certificate or degree path before fully committing? We’ve got you covered. You can enroll in a single course as a non-degree seeking student. 

Whether you choose a Bachelor’s degree, certificate or minor in your program of study, you can rest assured our applied programs focus on more than theoretical knowledge. With the insight and support of our instructors, advisory board and industry partners, we focus our programs on the applicable experience and skillsets that can prepare you for success at every level of your career. 

It’s time to level up.

Construction Management programs

Whether you’re looking to break new ground in the construction industry or want to take your construction career to the next level, CCAPS gives you options. Our three distinct program outcomes provide the fundamentals for construction management success through hands-on, practical application you can put to work on site right away. 

In the Construction Management tract, your core coursework may cover subjects like planning, scheduling, asset management, building codes, occupational health and safety, industrial hygiene principles, and more.

Programs Snapshot

Bachelor of Applied Science

Three career-defining tracks:
Commercial Construction
Highway Heavy & Civil Works
Residential Construction

 

120 credit hours (including 30 for admission) required

 

ABET accredited

 

Online and on-campus classes

 

 

Certificate

Can transfer seamlessly into the bachelor’s program

 

19 credit hours

 

Earn your certificate quick than you may think

 

Online and on-campus classes

 

 

 

 

Minor

Complement your major with construction industry insights

 

Custom focus areas include:
General Construction Management
Environmental Health and Safety
Facility Management

 

19 credit hours

 

Online and on-campus classes

 

Application Deadline

Fall: Final August 1st.

 

Spring: Priority October 1st, Final December 1st.

Health Services Management Programs

Make a positive impact on the world and your career with an applied education in health services management. Our carefully-crafted curricula are designed to help you begin or advance your career in the health, wellness and service industry. No matter which of our three paths you choose, you’ll have the opportunity to gain skills that are in-demand today, so you can start to make a difference in healthcare organizations — and the people who rely on them — right away. 

In the Health Services Management program, your core coursework may cover subjects like health systems management, care delivery systems, care quality, patient safety, law, ethics, administration and more.

Programs Snapshot

Bachelor of Applied Science

Multiple options and electives align your education with your passions

 

120 credit hours (including 30 for admission) required

 

AUPHA certified

 

A mix of online and on-campus classes

 

Certificate

Transfer easily into the BAS in health services management program upon completion

 

21-22 credit hours required

 

Earn your certificate quick than you may think

 

A mix of online and on-campus classes

 

Minor

Complement your major with a fundamental approach to health services facilitation

 

Pairs well with business-oriented and management majors

 

21-22 credit hours required

 

A mix of online and on-campus classes

 

Application Deadline

Fall: Final August 1st.

 

Spring: Priority October 1st, Final December 1st.

Information Technology Infrastructure Programs

The world of information technology moves at lightning speed. To keep up, you need an education that focuses on issues that crop up in the real world of IT, today. Whether you’re an experienced IT professional or are just starting your career, CCAPS is here to help you succeed. With any one of our three distinct program options, you can gain the skills you need to solve even the most complex IT puzzles.

In the Information Technology Infrastructure tract, your core coursework may cover subjects like operating systems, networking systems, infrastructure operations, projects and processes, databases, cybersecurity regulations and more.

Program Snapshot

Bachelor of Applied Science

Choose from 7 career-defining tracks:
Data Science
Data Management
Systems
Security
DevOps
Networking

 

Or self-design your own custom specialty track

 

120 credit hours (including 30 for admission) required

 

A mix of online and on-campus classes

 

 

Certificate

Choose from 7 career-defining tracks:
Data Science
Data Management
Systems
Security
DevOps
Networking
Self-designed option

 

Transfer easily into the BAS in IT Infrastructure program upon completion

 

14 credit hours required

 

A mix of online and on-campus classes

 

Minor

Enhance complementary degree paths with robust IT competencies

 

Choose from 7 career-defining tracks:
Data Science
Data Management
Systems
Security
DevOps
Networking
Self-designed option

 

22-23 credit hours required

 

A mix of online and on-campus classes

 

 

Application Deadline

Fall: Final August 1st.

 

Spring: Priority October 1st, Final December 1st.

Construction Management Career Opportunities

Facility Manager
Estimator
Safety Coordinator
Project Manager
And more!

Health Services Management Career Opportunities

Hospital, Medical and Clinical Office Administration
Patient Accounting and Billing Specialist
Medical Device and Pharmaceutical Salesperson
And more!

Information Technology Infrastructure Career Opportunities

AI/Machine Learning Engineer
Information Security Analyst
Software Engineer
And more!
Meet Jeff Olsen Krengel, Enrollment Advisor
I work with prospective students interested in our applied undergraduate majors (Construction Management, Health Services Management, and Information Technology Infrastructure) or designing their own degree program (Health & Wellbeing Sciences, Inter-College Program, and Multidisciplinary Studies). I’m available to answer your questions and help you find a program that meets your needs. In my free time, I can be found reading, running with my son, or visiting a brewery. I am an avid sports fan cheering for the Green Bay Packers, Minnesota United FC, and Liverpool FC.

Take the Next Step

Advance your career with a BAS, minor, or certificate from CCAPS.

Or take advantage of these unique self-service tools to gain a deeper understanding of how your previous courses and credits align with CCAPS programming:

Transfer students

Check out Transferology, a free online service that lets you see how your current course credits might transfer to U of M programs. Additionally, you can refer to our Transfer Admission Guides to see which community college courses will transfer.

Current students

Academic Progress Audit System (APAS) Run a “what if” report in APAS to see how your U of M credits might fulfill the requirements in your program of interest.

The Sciences

Find Your Path within The Sciences

Today’s scientists are part of an esteemed lineage over 5,000 years old, dating back to Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia. Driven by observation of the world and the desire to understand it, scientific interest is almost an innate human characteristic. Science and those who study it challenge the way we think, how we live in today’s world, and our planning for the future. They uncover problems, invigorate solutions, and elevate our understanding of the world in which we live.

At the College of Continuing and Professional Studies (CCAPS), we’re here to help build leaders within the Sciences. That’s why we offer the programs you need to develop the skills you need to take charge in the scientific workplace and in your career. Let us show you what it takes to advance your career in a multitude of settings—the government sector, nonprofit agencies, research centers, laboratories, international organizations, multinational corporations, and more.

APPLIED SCIENCES LEADERSHIP, MASTER OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIES

The Master of Professional Studies in Applied Sciences Leadership merges management philosophies with expertise from specific applied science disciplines. You’ll gain both applied professional and practical technical skills. Coursework can involve studies taken from the College of Veterinary Medicine, the College of Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resource Sciences or the School of Public Health.

This program consists of two stackable graduate-level certificates as well as classes designed to show you how to synthesize the information gained through each certificate to your academic and professional goals. Through this CCAPS program, you’ll earn an MPS, a graduate certificate in Leadership for Science Professionals, and a graduate certificate in Integrated Food Systems Leadership.

Program Snapshot

30

credit hours, 100% online

Taught by science and management experts

Earn three credentials: MPS and two graduate certificates

Coursework in integrated applied sciences, finance, decision making, legal and ethical business issues, leadership, and more

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, MBS

Biotechnology, genomics, environmental biology, biomedical sciences, this program is built to let you advance your expertise in the area of modern biology that interest you most. As a multidisciplinary program, you’ll have your choice of courses from multiple colleges within the University of Minnesota system to structure your degree path. This program is flexible in other ways, allowing you to choose from two ways to completion: coursework only or research with a final project.

Program Snapshot

30

credit hours, 100% online

Customizable—coursework and directed research to your goals

Flexible—two plans and multiple course options across disciplines

Coursework can include biochemistry, genetics, cell biology, plant cell biology, clinical physiology, biodiversity sciences, ecosystem ecology, and more

LEADERSHIP FOR SCIENCE PROFESSIONALS, GRADUATE CERTIFICATE

Leadership plays a role in every aspect of our lives, personally and professionally, even in science and research settings. CCAPS’s Graduate Certificate in Leadership for Science Professionals offers the business and leadership skills you need to advance leadership opportunities and elevate your career.

Program Snapshot

12

 credit hours, 100% online

Taught by science and management experts

Coursework in finance for nonfinancial managers, decision making, leading projects and teams, and transformational leadership.

REGULATORY AFFAIRS FOR FOOD PROFESSIONALS, GRADUATE CERTIFICATE

Increase your knowledge within regulatory affairs, gain leadership skills and advance your career as a food professional in the government sector, international organizations, corporations and more.

Why Choose the Regulatory Affairs for Food Professionals Certificate?

• It’s a career booster. This credential will give you the expertise and skills to accelerate your career in the food industry.
• It’s timely. Learn the latest guidelines from expert faculty across disciplines who are leaders in the field.
• It’s accessible. Our fully online certificate is open to qualified applicants from around the country and the globe.
• It’s relevant. Gain the knowledge needed to safely boost your company’s food product portfolio.

Program Snapshot

12

 credit hours, 100% online

Taught by food regulation industry experts

Coursework in product development, marketing, labeling, distribution, and policy.

Steve Wicks, Enrollment Advisor
Together, we’ll go over your options, answer questions, and help you get off to the right start.

Take Charge of Your Career with an education in The Sciences.

Give your career the boost—or start—it needs with an education that covers leadership principles in science and business.

UAP Degrees

Level Up with Industry-Driven Degree and Certificate Programs

Advance your career. Pursue your passions. Make your mark on the world. 

Sometimes, all it takes to level up is a little boost. Enroll in the College of Continuing and Professional Studies (CCAPS) at the U of M, and help you achieve your goals. 

CCAPS is designed just for people like you: Working and career-focused students from all walks of life, looking to empower themselves through education. If you’ve completed at least 30 transferable college credits with at least a 2.5 grade point average, you’re perfectly positioned to take the next step in your career.

Our market-driven, industry-aligned, professionally-focused degree and certificate programs emphasize the skills and knowledge you’ll need to fill leadership roles in some of today’s most in-demand industries, like construction management, health services management and IT infrastructure. 

Want to “try on” a certificate or degree path before fully committing? We’ve got you covered. You can enroll in a single course as a non-degree seeking student. 

Whether you choose a Bachelor’s degree, certificate or minor in your program of study, you can rest assured our applied programs focus on more than theoretical knowledge. With the insight and support of our instructors, advisory board and industry partners, we focus our programs on the applicable experience and skillsets that can prepare you for success at every level of your career. 

It’s time to level up.

Construction Management programs

Whether you’re looking to break new ground in the construction industry or want to take your construction career to the next level, CCAPS gives you options. Our three distinct program outcomes provide the fundamentals for construction management success through hands-on, practical application you can put to work on site right away. 

In the Construction Management tract, your core coursework may cover subjects like planning, scheduling, asset management, building codes, occupational health and safety, industrial hygiene principles, and more.

Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS)

  • Three career-defining tracks:
    • Commercial construction
    • Highway heavy and civil works
    • Residential construction
  • 120 credit hours (including 30 for admission) required
  • ABET accredited
  • Online and on-campus classes

Certificate

  • Can transfer seamlessly into the bachelor’s program
  • 19 credit hours 
  • Earn your certificate quicker than you may think
  • Online and on-campus classes

Minor

  • Complement your major with construction industry insights
  • Custom focus areas include:
    • Construction management
    • Environmental health and safety
    • Facility management
  • 19 credit hours 
  • Online and on-campus classes

Program Snapshot

Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS)

  • Three career-defining tracks:
    • Commercial construction
    • Highway heavy and civil works
    • Residential construction
  • 120 credit hours (including 30 for admission) required
  • ABET accredited
  • Online and on-campus classes

Certificate

  • Can transfer seamlessly into the bachelor’s program
  • 19 credit hours 
  • Earn your certificate quicker than you may think
  • Online and on-campus classes

Minor

  • Complement your major with construction industry insights
  • Custom focus areas include:
    • Construction management
    • Environmental health and safety
    • Facility management
  • 19 credit hours 
  • Online and on-campus classes

Application deadlines

Fall:
Final – August 1

Spring:
Priority – October 1

Spring: Final – December 1

Health Services Management Programs

Make a positive impact on the world and your career with an applied education in health services management. Our carefully-crafted curricula are designed to help you begin or advance your career in the health, wellness and service industry. No matter which of our three paths you choose, you’ll have the opportunity to gain skills that are in-demand today, so you can start to make a difference in healthcare organizations — and the people who rely on them — right away. 

In the Health Services Management program, your core coursework may cover subjects like health systems management, care delivery systems, care quality, patient safety, law, ethics, administration and more.

Program Snapshot

Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS)

  • Multiple options and electives align your education with your passions
  • 120 credit hours (including 30 for admission) required
  • AUPHA certified
  • A mix of online and on-campus classes

Certificate

  • Transfer easily into the BAS in health services management program upon completion
  • 21-22 credit hours required
  • Earn your certificate quicker than you may think
  • A mix of online and on-campus classes

Minor

  • Complement your major with a fundamental approach to health services facilitation
  • Pairs well with business-oriented and management majors
  • 21-22 credit hours required
  • A mix of online and on-campus classes

Application Deadline

  • Fall: Final: Aug 1; 
  • Spring Priority: Oct. 1, Final: Dec. 1

Information Technology Infrastructure Programs

The world of information technology moves at lightning speed. To keep up, you need an education that focuses on issues that crop up in the real world of IT, today. Whether you’re an experienced IT professional or are just starting your career, CCAPS is here to help you succeed. With any one of our three distinct program options, you can gain the skills you need to solve even the most complex IT puzzles.

In the Information Technology Infrastructure tract, your core coursework may cover subjects like operating systems, networking systems, infrastructure operations, projects and processes, databases, cybersecurity regulations and more.

Program Snapshot

Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS)

  • Choose from 7 career-defining tracks:
    • Data science
    • Data management
    • Systems
    • Security
    • DevOps
    • Networking
  • Or self-design your own custom speciality track
  • 120 credit hours (including 30 for admission) required
  • A mix of online and on-campus classes

Certificate

  • Choose from 7 career-defining tracks:
    • Data science
    • Data management
    • Systems
    • Security
    • DevOps
    • Networking
    • Self-designed option 
  • Transfer easily into the BAS in IT Infrastructure program upon completion
  • 14 credit hours required
  • A mix of online and on-campus classes

Minor

  • Enhance complementary degree paths with robust IT competencies
  • Choose from 7 career-defining tracks:
    • Data science
    • Data management
    • Systems
    • Security
    • DevOps
    • Networking
    • Self-designed option 
  • 22-23 credit hours required
  • A mix of online and on-campus classes

Application Deadline

  • Fall: Final: Aug 1; 
  • Spring Priority: Oct. 1, Final: Dec. 1

Construction Management Career Opportunities

Facility Manager
Estimator
Safety Coordinator
Project Manager
And more!

Health Services Management Career Opportunities

Hospital, Medical and Clinical Office Administration
Patient Accounting and Billing Specialist
Medical Device and Pharmaceutical Salesperson
And more!

Information Technology Infrastructure Career Opportunities

AI/Machine Learning Engineer
Information Security Analyst
Software Engineer
And more!
Meet Jeff Olsen Krengel, Enrollment Advisor
I work with prospective students interested in our applied undergraduate majors (Construction Management, Health Services Management, and Information Technology Infrastructure) or designing their own degree program (Health & Wellbeing Sciences, Inter-College Program, and Multidisciplinary Studies). I’m available to answer your questions and help you find a program that meets your needs. In my free time, I can be found reading, running with my son, or visiting a brewery. I am an avid sports fan cheering for the Green Bay Packers, Minnesota United FC, and Liverpool FC.

Take the Next Step

Advance your career with a BAS, minor, or certificate from CCAPS.

Or take advantage of these unique self-service tools to gain a deeper understanding of how your previous courses and credits align with CCAPS programming:

Transfer students: Check out Transferology, a free online service that lets you see how your current course credits might transfer to U of M programs. Additionally, you can refer to our Transfer Admission Guides to see which community college courses will transfer.

Academic Progress Audit System (APAS)
Current students: Run a “what if” report in APAS to see how your U of M credits might fulfill the requirements in your program of interest.

Training Professional Development

TRAIN-THE-TRAINER
Make Every Learning Opportunity Better

The ability to pass along knowledge and skills to others, whether teaching or training, is both an art and a science. The art is motivating and inspiring others to go beyond themselves to grasp new things, think new thoughts, learn new techniques. The science is the instructional methodologies at play, from incorporating new technologies, such as virtual learning, to laying out the information fact by fact.

At the College of Continuing and Professional Studies (CCAPS), we’re on a mission to help working professionals succeed as students even as they learn how to instruct others more effectively. Are you ready to explore career opportunities in eLearning or in your organization’s corporate training department? We can help you take charge of the classroom and your career.

TRAIN-THE-TRAINER, PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE

The key to success in almost company for nearly every industry resides in the knowledge and critical-thinking skills of its workforce. Unlocking that potential often falls to today’s corporate trainer professionals. At CCAPS, we help trainers take their training abilities up a notch with our Train-the-Trainer Certificate program. With four required courses and a skill-building elective, you’ll have the education you need to:

• Thoroughly assess training needs and skills gaps to organizational goals
• Expertly use tools for needs assessment, curriculum design, delivery, and measurement
• Create engaging training solutions for online and in-person delivery

Program Snapshot

48

Hours for 4.8 CEUs

Coursework covers delivering high-impact training, measuring results, assessing training needs, and designing and developing training solutions

Format: Mainly Classroom

Shanta Bhoelai, Enrollment Advisor
I am here to answer your questions regarding specific programs, courses, or other career topics you have on your mind.

Make an Impact for Your Career

Pursue your passion. Earn a certificate. Take a career-building class. You can do it; we can help. Learn more about what CCAPS can do for you.

Project Management Professional Development

PROJECT MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Pursue a Career-Defining Project Management Certificate

Project management is more than simply steering a product through to completion. It’s a holistic look at everything involved in moving that product or service from idea to valued outcome. It is the organizing of every component in a project—involved processes, needed skills, the expertise of stakeholders, specific project objectives, and more—to create a new product, launch a new service, develop a new marketing campaign, and the list goes on.

Professionals who have developed project management skills are in high demand. With their expertise, a group of professionals becomes a team focused on the success of a shared goal. Is project leadership right for you? The College of Continuing and Professional Studies (CCAPS) offers the professional certificate program you need to take charge of project teams and your professional future.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT, PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE

The Project Management Certificate from CCAPS offers a deeper understanding of the principles of project management as well as the interpersonal aspects of being an effective project manager. You will learn how to:

• Negotiate and resolve conflicts
• Manage risk and change
• Build and motivate project teams

Plus, you can personalize your program to your goals with three course electives.

Program Snapshot

60

Hours for 6 CEUs

Multiple elective options

 

Customize your education to your career goals by selecting 3 courses

6 required courses: Project Management Foundations, Project Initiation, Project Planning, Project Risk Management, Project Execution, Monitoring, and Control, Project Leadership

Format: Fully Online

Shanta Bhoelai, Enrollment Advisor
I am here to answer your questions regarding specific programs, courses, or other career topics you have on your mind.

Make an Impact for Your Career

Pursue your passion. Earn a certificate. Take a career-building class. You can do it; we can help. Learn more about what CCAPS can do for you.

Business Process and Analysis

BUSINESS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Professional Development Certificates that Mean Business

Operations, product development, IT, research, marketing, finance, accounts receivable, HR and more—every department within an organization has a specific purpose and achieves certain objectives for the company as a whole. Understanding the connections, the silos, and the processes is fundamental to business professionals, especially those seeking to improve efficiencies throughout the organization.

With the help of business experts and professionals, the College of Continued and Professional Studies (CCAPS) has developed the certificate programs you need to pursue—or advance—a career in business analysis and process improvement. Designed for busy working professionals, these programs will help you explore the interrelated aspects of business in a way that fits your life and your goals.

BUSINESS ANALYSIS, PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE

CCAPS’s Business Analysis Certificate program will help you better liaise between business and IT departments. You’ll grow skills for gathering and documenting business requirements as well as translating them into functional design specifications for implementation by IT teams. With six required courses and a skill-building elective under your belt, you’ll be well positioned to pursue any relevant advancement opportunities that come your way, in or out of your current place of work. Learn what it takes to:

• Prepare specification for the implementation of technical solutions
• Use common definitions to bridge the gap between business and IT
• Analyze and improve processes through data modeling

Program Snapshot

60

Hours for 6 CEUs

Multiple elective options

 

Customize your program with your choice of 1 elective course

6 required courses including building business case and solution scoping, analyzing and modeling requirements, planning and estimating, and requirements communication and documentation

Format: Fully Online

BUSINESS PROCESS IMPROVEMENT, PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE

Lead the charge for process improvement with this essential business development certificate program from CCAPS. In an exploration of fundamentals in Six Sigma, Lean, TQM, and other relevant methodologies, you’ll gain skills for reducing costs, shortening cycle times, enhancing customer value, deploying result-oriented solutions, and more. Upon completion of this career-defining program, you’ll know how to:

• Document and measure how work is performed
• Maximize the impact of innovation or IT-based solutions
• Create buy-in from a broad range of stakeholders

Program Snapshot

48

Hours for 4.8 CEUs

4 required courses: Process Mapping and Analysis, Measuring and Improving Work Processes, Process Innovation, and Implementing Process Change

Format: Classroom

Shanta Bhoelai, Enrollment Advisor
I am here to answer your questions regarding specific programs, courses, or other career topics you have on your mind.

Make an Impact for Your Career

Pursue your passion. Earn a certificate. Take a career-building class. You can do it; we can help. Learn more about what CCAPS can do for you.

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