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TAWC Certificates

New in 2020, The American Women's College offers undergraduate certificates for credit. These certificates may be earned outside of a degree program. They also can complement a college degree you are working towards now or have already earned.

CertificateEnhance Your Professional Skills and Knowledge

Certificates offered through The American Women’s College (TAWC) provide working adults with high-quality, career-related and workforce-ready learning experiences that will enhance skills and knowledge in a variety of fields.

All TAWC undergraduate certificates are appropriate for those with or without prior college-level learning. You will earn college credit for a completed certificate.

Credits you earn have the potential to be stacked later into one of our undergraduate degree programs for women. Your Admissions Counselor can help you assess which prior college credits and certificate credits may be accepted into your degree program. 

TAWC certificates are also appropriate if you have earned a bachelor’s degree already and now wish to complement your undergraduate degree with additional professional expertise.

Business and Leadership Certificates:

Business Analytics (15 credits; 5 classes)
Digital Marketing Management (15 credits; 5 classes)
Entrepreneurship (15 credits; 5 classes)
Nonprofit Management (15 credits; 5 classes)
Leadership and Organizational Studies (15 credits; 5 classes)

Cybersecurity Certificate:

Digital Forensics  (15 credits; 5 classes)

Health, Science and Human Services Certificates:

Health & Wellness (18 credits; 6 classes; FINANCIAL AID ELIGIBLE)
Human Services and Rehabilitation (18 credits; 6 classes; FINANCIAL AID ELIGIBLE)
Food Science & Safety (29 credits; 8 classes; FINANCIAL AID ELIGIBLE)
Life Science (18 credits; 6 classes; FINANCIAL AID ELIGIBLE)

Course Prerequisites

Some TAWC Certificates require students to have completed prerequisite coursework prior to enrollment. Specific course prerequisites are noted on each individual Certificate description page. If Certificate prerequisites exist, unofficial transcripts will be required during the admissions process to verify that prerequisites have been met. A course grade of C- or higher will be eligible to meet the Certificate prerequisite. 

Certificate Admission Requirements

To apply for admission, please follow these instructions:

  1. Fill out the free online Application for Admission
  2. Complete a short phone interview with your Admissions Counselor
  3. Submit  unofficial transcript(s) to your Admissions Counselor if you plan to pursue one of the following certificates:
    - Business Analytics
    - Entrepreneurship
    - Digital Marketing Management
    - Human Services & Rehabilitation
    - Life Science

Continuing Your Education Beyond a Certificate

Women enrolled in a TAWC Certificate program are invited to consider extending their education to include the completion of a degree. The American Women's College offers degrees at both the associate and bachelor's level with numerous major options.

Certificate students seeking acceptance into a degree program should contact an admissions counselor at 413.889.3022.

Certificate Start Dates

Business Analytics | Start in March
Digital Forensics | Start in November or May
Digital Marketing Management | Start in August
Entrepreneurship | Start in August
Food Science & Safety | Start in August or January
Health & Wellness | Start in August
Human Services and Rehabilitation | Start in January
Leadership and Organizational Studies | Start in September
Life Science | Start in Any Session
Nonprofit Management | Start in August

Certificate Completion

At the end of the semester in which you successfully completed your final course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion issued by Bay Path University. Bay Path University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).

Complete TAWC Admissions Process by January 6, 2021

To Enroll in Session Starting January 24!

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