Weber State University is dedicated to supporting students during these unprecedented times.
If you are a Utah resident who is unemployed, furloughed or looking for an opportunity to enhance your career or start a new one due to the effects of COVID-19, funding through the CARES Act is now available to cover short-term training courses and certificate programs designed to put you on the path to success.
To get started, simply choose from the list of eligible programs/courses below to learn more about your area of interest.
School of Computing Digital Badges
This series of online courses will provide resume-worthy education in topics including Speaking Your Programmer’s Language, SQL Proficiency and Programming Basics. In addition to knowledge, you'll gain digital badges to prove your skill set to employers.
Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
This course caters to employers and employees who want to increase security within their own networks and information systems. Taking place over one workweek, it serves as test prep for the CISSP exam.
Computer Science FLEX
This existing WSU program is delivered in an innovative online format that is responsive to the circumstances imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic environment. We're providing these online courses in a flexible way so people who are underemployed can access the education they need to qualify for higher paying jobs.
Engineering, Applied Science & Technology Certificates of Proficiency
Students who choose to take these courses can be confident the training they have received is approved by industry partners. Several of the certificate pathways are an integral part of stackable credentials used to build up an individual's qualifications to help them in a high-tech career.
Northern Utah Geospatial Technology Education Program
There is great demand for these interdisciplinary skills among employers. A background in GIS is very attractive skill since much of the knowledge is transferable across many job sectors. WSU is using CARES funding to expand this program to students through full scholarships and dedicated course sections.
This is a cross-disciplinary program focusing on technology to expand the delivery of health, behavioral health, addiction treatment, and social services in response to COVID-19 and stay-at-home orders. This structured training adds a desirable credential to degrees in the health professions, social work and other human service disciplines increasing your marketability and employability.
Medical Laboratory Assistant Certificate
This certificate, along with six months of full-time laboratory experience qualifies students to become nationally certified as a Medical Laboratory Assistant (MLA). CARES Act funding will be used to comply with safety guidelines to minimize the spread of COVID-19 in the fall semester through implementing smaller class sizes and using additional equipment.
How to Pivot Your Food Business to the New Normal
The food service industry is undergoing a massive change. This course includes four modules that will teach you how to take an idea and turn it into a concept that is focused, fast, affordable and adaptive. Learn about finances, selling to new customers and more.
Graduate Certificate in Business Development
Business development careers are in high demand among employers locally and nationally. This curriculum bridges multiple undergraduate degrees (marketing, business administration, economics, supply chain management, finance, management information systems, and accounting) in the Goddard School of Business & Economics and the professional sales degree in the College of Engineering, Applied Science, and Technology.
Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity
Skills in cybersecurity are highly sought after by employers. Threats to data, privacy and systems are ever-evolving and cyber security specialists must be prepared to prevent, detect, and mitigate risks associated with information security threats. Students completing the cybersecurity certificate would be prepared to pass the CISSP certification, which gives students a marketable and recognizable credential among security professionals.
Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics
A graduate certificate in business analytics is complimentary to most business disciplines. With estimated job growth ranging from 5% to 32% from 2019–2028 in the business and IT fields, this certificate prepares graduates with the skills needed to excel in their chosen professions.
Online Entrepreneurship Courses
Many entrepreneurs lack the necessary information and skillset to launch their ideas. Our curriculum is designed for hands-on, experiential learning. We require our students to get out of the classroom and talk to potential customers throughout the first semester to validate problems and solutions.