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Post-Baccalaureate Certificates

Post-Baccalaureate Certifications, or PBCs, allows those with a bachelor’s degree to earn additional certification to extend functional competencies in high demand and/or in current job-related fields. Depending on the PBC, 18 to 27 credit hours of course work is required, and can be accomplished on-campus or online.

College of Arts, Education, and Sciences

Contact the School of Education at 318-342-1266 for complete information on these PBCs:

Early Childhood Education (Grades PK-3)

Educational Leadership

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Special Education Early Education (Birth-5)

Special Education Mild/Moderate Elementary Education (Grades 1-5)

Special Education Mild/Moderate Middle Education (Grades 4-8)

Special Education Mild/Moderate Secondary Education (Grades 6-12)  

 


College of Business and Social Sciences

Accounting: The Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Accounting (PBAC) program is designed for individuals who have earned a baccalaureate degree in a discipline other than accounting and who are seeking functional competency in the accounting field. The program is specifically related to the professional accounting area and should not, therefore, be considered as equivalent to the comprehensive business degree programs offered by ULM.

Students completing this Certificate would have the required accounting courses necessary to sit for the Louisiana Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam. In addition to the course requirements of the PBAC shown below, the State Board of Certified Public Accountants of Louisiana also requires:

(1) a baccalaureate degree,
(2) a minimum of 150 hours of college/university credit, and
(3) 21 credit hours of non-accounting business courses.

Those interested in pursuing eligibility for the CPA exam should review the specific Board requirements for eligibility. The State Board of Certified Public Accountants of Louisiana makes the final determination as to eligibility for the CPA exam. more info 


Accounting Technology
: This PBC in accounting technology program is designed for individuals who have earned a baccalaureate degree in a discipline other than accounting who are seeking a functional competency within the accounting field and in the use of accounting technology. The program is limited to a limited number of accounting and computer information systems classes and should not, therefore, be considered as equivalent to the comprehensive business degree programs offered by ULM.

This program strives to prepare individuals for positions and careers in which a foundation in accounting and technology systems related to accounting are needed to succeed and/or advance. As pointed out in recent publications, both accounting and information technology jobs are considered high demand positions for our region and nationally. more info 

 

Computer Information Systems: The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Computer Information Systems (PBIS) is designed for individuals who have earned a baccalaureate degree in a discipline other than computer information systems and who are seeking functional competency in an information systems related field.

The program focuses specifically on information technology related professions and should not, therefore, be considered as equivalent to the comprehensive business degree programs offered by ULM. more info 

 

Gerontological Studies: For the Certificate in Gerontological Studies, areas of specialization include Nursing and Generalist. Undergraduate requirements are a bachelor's degree from an accredited university.

Students may be required to make up undergraduate deficiencies in the Generalist and Nursing areas before taking the basic core requirements of nine (9) semester hours, depending on the student's prior academic preparation and/or work experience. more info

 

Mortgage Analytics: This program strives to meet the educational requirements for individuals attempting to transition into mortgage analytics-related occupations. The program is intended to support the overall educational mission of the university by:

more info

 

Unmanned Aircraft Management (Drones): The Post Baccalaureate Certificate in UAS Management is designed for individuals who have earned a baccalaureate degree and who are seeking functional competency in UAS (drone) management. The Unmanned Aircraft Systems PBC is offered to those students whose career objectives are aimed at the emerging unmanned aircraft systems industry.

The program provides the breadth and depth of instruction needed to ensure graduates are prepared to work as pilots/operators and/or developmental team members of unmanned aircraft systems while fully understanding the operational and safety environments of the National Airspace System.

Note: The UAS is an emerging industry and under strict control of the FAA. Currently the only agencies allowed to operate UAS are government, state / local government, and qualifying universities. The program focuses specifically on managing UAS and should not, therefore, be considered as equivalent to the comprehensive aviation degree program offered by ULM. more info

 


College of Health and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Computed Tomography: The Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Computed Tomography (PBCTC) program is designed for individuals who have earned a baccalaureate degree Radiologic Technology and who are seeking to earn additional credentials in Computed Tomography.

Students completing this Certificate would have the clinical competencies and didactic coursework required to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Computed Tomography registry exam. more info

 

Occupational Health, Safety, and Toxicology: Please contact Dr. Kevin Baer at baer@ulm.edu or 318-342-1698 for more information.

 


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