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Skills Development Certificate


This program is designed to strengthen skills in writing, math, communications, and computer operations. Students will take a total of six courses with options available to help tailor the program to meet individual interests. All of the courses are readily available to both day and evening students, and arrangements can be made to deliver courses on site at area businesses.

If students decide to pursue an associate's or bachelor's degree, all of the courses can be applied. Please note that students must qualify for math, English, and computer courses, based on placement tests or completion of developmental coursework. There is no time limit on completion of the requirements, but anyone pursuing the certificate must be at least 21 years old.



General Courses Title Credit Hours
 ENG 1510 Writing and Rhetoric I 3 credits
Mathematics (Choose1)    
 MATH 1090 Consumer Mathematics 3 credits
 MATH 1200 College Algebra 4 credits
Communications (Choose 1)    
 COMS 1010 Fundamentals of Human Communication 3 credits
 COMS 1030 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3 credits
Computer Science Technology    
 CTCH 1250 Introduction to Computers 3 credits
Social Sciences (Choose 1)    
 PSY 1010 General Psychology 3 credits
 SOC 1010 Introduction to Sociology 3 credits
Business (Choose 1)    
 BMT 1010 Business and Its Environment 3 credits
 BMT 1100 Introduction to Management 3 credits
 BMT 1150 Quality & Continuous Improvement 3 credits

NOTE: It is important to consult with an academic advisor to assist with specific course choices. 



*For additional information, please contact Maryann Lape, the Community and Corporate Learning Center at Ohio University Lancaster Campus by phone, 740-681-3339 or by email at



*The requirements listed in this fact sheet are accurate as of the publication date and are subject to change without notice at the discretion of Ohio University.