Liberal Arts Certificate

Joseph Abbott, PhD, Chair
Phone: (419) 995-8856
Office: TL 145E

The Liberal Arts certificate will introduce you to a wide range of exciting subjects in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.  Moreover, the Liberal Arts certificate will help you build a solid foundation for a future career by increasing your writing, speaking, and critical thinking skills.  In addition, you can transfer your credits to a more advanced program, such as the Associate of Arts or the Associate of Science degree.

The Liberal Arts certificate can be a great way to earn a credential in a short amount of time or as a stepping-stone to an Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, or Bachelor’s degree program in the Arts and Humanities, Business, Technology, and Public Service.  The 30-semester hour certificate can be complied in two semesters, and all courses are offered online or in a hybrid format, as well as in the traditional classroom.  The Liberal Arts certificate will prepare developing professionals with the skills they need to be successful in a wide range of careers by covering a mixture of subjects in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.  In addition, students who are completing an associate degree can add credentials to their resume by completing the Liberal Arts certificate.
The Liberal Arts Certificate will provide students with an overview and broad foundation in the humanities and liberal arts.  The courses in the certificate are embedded in the Transfer Module certificate, the Associate of Arts degree, and the Associate of Science degree.  The American and global/world traditions courses are required by most Ohio four-year public institutions.

Liberal Arts Certificate Highlights

Complete the certificate in 2 semesters (full time)
Can start any semester (fall, spring, or summer)
All classes are offered online, hybrid, or in the traditional classroom setting.
Transfer 100% of courses into the TM Certificate, Associate of Arts degree, or Associate of Science degree

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to evaluate arguments in a logical fashion.
  3. Employ the methods of inquiry characteristic of natural sciences, social sciences, and the arts and humanities.
  4. Demonstrate understanding of our global and diverse culture and society.
  5. Examine the importance of engaging in our democratic society through informed citizenship.

Career Opportunities

The Liberal Arts certificate will help students compete in the global job market, analyze information, think critically, connect in a multi-cultural environment, and share their ideas with clarity through written and oral communication.  Upon completion, the Liberal Arts Certificate will give students the ability to work in a range of positions including:

  • Retail or sales manager
  • Customer service associate
  • Social and human services assistant
  • Administrative support specialist