Animal Assisted Therapy
The use of animal assisted therapy dates back hundreds of years. Oakland University's Animal Assisted Therapy Certificate program addresses several health and social issues, including an increased need for alternative, innovative and holistic practices. Utilizing animal assisted therapy in educational, therapeutic and health care settings benefit at-risk children and adolescents, the elderly and other special-needs populations. The program is completely online with a couple of the assignments involving meeting with people in the field in your area and visiting an animal sanctuary, shelter, farm, etc.
APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program
The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program prepares physical therapy
students for clinical education experiences by developing learning
experiences,supporting ongoing learning through questioning and
effective feedback, discussing performance evaluation skills, and
identifying and managing students with exceptional situations. The
program closes with a brief look at legal implications for clinical
educators, including issues presented by American with Disabilities Act
(ADA) legislation. Registration for November program is open and ends on October 15, 2012.
Career Development Facilitator
A Career Development Facilitator (CDF) is a person who works in any career development setting or who incorporates career development information or skills in their work with students, adults, clients, employees, or the public. A CDF completes at least 120 instructional hours of training which is taught by a nationally trained and qualified instructor. The program is approved by the National Career Development Association (NCDA) which provides individuals with relevant skills and knowledge to assist others in planning careers and obtaining meaningful work. Individuals who provide or will provide career services in business and industry, government agencies, non-profits, veteran employment services, K-12 schools, colleges and universities would all be candidates to obtain this certificate of achievement.
Certified Nursing Assistant
The Certified Nursing Assistant Program is offered through Oakland University's School of Nursing-Continuing Education. This program is currently being offered at The Riverview Institute of Oakland University; in the heart of downtown Detroit. Riverview is one of the most technologically advanced medical training facilities in the state. This course provides basic fundamental nursing skills, and state certification as a Nursing Assistant. This course will introduce the theory and techniques involved with the role of the Nurse Assistant. After completion of this training program, you will be able to perform various hands-on patient care procedures with supervision in areas ranging from daily care operations (bathing, feeding, dressing) to patient discharge. Registration for November is open now.
Energy Management Certification
Energy usage and its sustainability are becoming crucially important issues facing many organizations. Firms have to evaluate energy alternatives strategically and manage business processes efficiently to address the broader stakeholder values: environmental, economic, and social. Simultaneously, engineering activities related to processes, products, and services need to adapt to changing regulatory, tax, supply chain and demand environments. To achieve this, management and engineering perspectives need to be integrated for effective energy management. The program supports the transition to a new energy economy by preparing professionals to differentiate themselves in their careers, and help their organizations become sustainable enterprises. Registration is open now for sessions beginning October 5, 2012 and January 11, 2013
Oakland University's Certificate Program in Personal Financial Planning is registered with the CFP Board in Washington, DC, and meets the standards set by CFP Board. Students who complete the OU Financial Planning Program are eligible to sit for the CFP Certification Examination. This quality program, offered through the School of Business Administration, presents the techniques and knowledge necessary to formulate the executive comprehensive financial plans that will assist clients in accumulating, conserving, and transferring personal wealth.
Lean Green Belt Certificate Program
Participants in the Green
Belt Certificate program will gain the ability to tackle targeted
concerns within a company's value stream or operations, apply Lean
principles to focused areas of the business and recommend ideas for
The Green Belt Certificate requires 44 hours of classroom and online
coursework. During the course, you will complete a Green Belt-level
project that demonstrates the concepts of Lean and makes an impact on
the business model. A certified Green Belt should be able to facilitate
Lean projects and apply Lean principles that complement your current
role in your company. Michigan Lean Consortium members can save 5% by using coupon code CELD30000M at registration (proof of membership required).
Licensed Practical Nurse
The Practical Nurse Program is provided through Continuing Education with the School of Nursing. Students will complete approximately 1100 contact hours and will be eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN). Successful completion of this examination qualifies the graduate for licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and the ability to practice in the State of Michigan. Graduates are also eligible to take the National Association of Practical Nurse Educational Services (NAPNES) Pharmacology Certification Examination, which affords the graduate to administer medications within various employer settings.
Paralegal Certificate Program
The Paralegal Program introduces students to the study of law with an emphasis on real-world applications and legal procedures. Classes are taught by attorneys, judges, and qualified professionals who understand the role of the paralegal in modern legal practice. OU's Paralegal Program has maintained the ABA endorsement since its initial recognition in 1976.
Project Management Principles and Best Practices
This Project Management Institute-registered certificate program is designed for novices through experienced professionals. The course uses the Project Management Book of Knowledge
(PMBOK) as a text and is led by an instructor with over 30 years experience. It will help those preparing for PMI certification as well as those seeking to better understand the responsibilities of project management, such as creating clear and attainable objectives, building requirements, and managing the triple constraints of cost, time, and scope.