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Certificate Programs

Murray State College’s Certificate Programs cover a wide variety of fields including business, child development, manufacturing technology, and veterinary nursing. The certificates are designed to help students get into the workforce as soon as possible. All certificate programs are made to work with Associate degrees. While the student is working towards a certain certificate, they are that much closer to finishing an Associate degree. 

The following embedded certificates may be completed at Murray State College:

***Indicates that the program/certificate is available 100% online

Business

  • Basic Accounting***
    • The Basic Accounting Certificate offers students the opportunity to gain working knowledge in the field of accounting. Jobs students can expect to achieve as a result of this certification include bookkeeper, accounting clerk, collections agent, administrative assistant for a senior accounting or data entry specialist.
    • Classes Required:
      •  ACC 2013 - Fundamentals of Financial Accounting 
      •  BM 1403 - Business Math
      • BM 2723 - Spreadsheet Applications 
      • ACC 1113 - Intro to Accounting 

  • Business Leadership***
    • The Basic Leadership Certificate prepares students to serve in basic leadership roles. It offers exposure to ethical business practices and how to lead others to achieve employer objectives. Jobs students may hold with this certificate include project leader, shift supervisor, area/department managers, office managers, and entrepreneur.
    • Classes Required:
      • BC 1113 - Business Communication
      • BM 2613 - Business Ethics 
      • BM 2013 - Principles of Management
      • BM 2723 - Spreadsheet Applications 
      • BM 2503 - Human Resources Management

  • Business Support Specialist***
    • The Business Support Specialist certificate is for students interested in pursuing executive assistant positions in today's business world. Students will learn the skills and knowledge in computer software applications, accounting principles, records management, and customer service.
    • Classes Required:
      • BM 2723 - Spreadheet Applications
      • BM 2613 - Business Ethics
      • ACC 2103 - Fundamentals of Financial Accounting 

  • Hospitality***
    • The Hospitality Certificate provides students with the knowledge and skills to serve in the hospitality industry. Students will gain knowledge of leadership, accounting, economics, and customer services. Examples of jobs students can expect include hotel management, operations manager, restaurant manager, hospitality manager, or food and beverage manager.
    • Classes Required:
      • ACC 2103 - Fundamentals of Financial Accounting
      • BM 1103 - Introduction to Business
      • ECO 2123 - Principles of Microeconomics
      • BM 2103 - Introduction to Hospitality Management
      • BM 2513 - Business Management Internship I
      • BM 2023 - Principles of Customer Service

  • Hospitality Leadership***
    • The Hospitality Leadership Certificate ensures that students have the knowledge and skills needed to lead or manage in the hospitality industry. Students will gain knowledge of leadership, accounting, economics, and customer services. Examples of jobs students can expect include hotel management, operations manager, restaurant manager, hospitality manager, or food and beverage manager.
    • Classes Required:
      • BM 2023 - Principles of Customer Service
      • BM 2103 - Principles of Management
      • ACC 2103 - Fundamentals of Financial Accounting

  • Retail***
    • This certificate is designed to prepare students for an exciting career in the retail industry. Students of this certification will gain working knowledge and skills in the areas of customer service, ethics, spreadsheets, management, marketing, and human resources management. Graduates of this certification can expect jobs such as customer service manager, unit manager, store manager/assistant manager, marketing associate, or merchandising associate.
    • Classes Required:
      • BM 2023 - Principles of Customer Service
      • BM 2613 - Business Ethics
      • BM 2723 - Spreadsheet Applications
      • BM 2043 - Retail Management
      • BM 2143 - Marketing
      • BM 2503 - Human Resources Management

  • Retail Leadership***
    • The Retail Leadership Certificate offers students the chance to learn the skills needed to lead or manage in the retail industry. Jobs students may hold with this certificate include customer service manager, unit manager, store manager/assistant manager, marketing associate, or merchandising associate.
    • Classes Required:
      • BM 2023 - Principles of Customer Service
      • BM 2043 - Retail Management
      • BM 2613 - Business Ethics
      • BM 2103 - Principles of Management

Child Development

  • Certificate of Mastery
    • The Child Development Certificate of Mastery prepares students for careers in child development services and provides those already employed in childcare or Head Start with the opportunity to increase their knowledge and update their skills. The Certificate of Mastery is recognized in Oklahoma and the program continues to increase as the need for quality childcare increases.
    • Classes Required:
      • ENG 1113 English Composition I
      • CD 1243 Health, Safety, and Nutrition
      • CD 1353 Child and Family Development
      • CD 2453 Curriculum Planning
      • CD 2573 Children with Special Needs
      • CD 2533 Guidance of Young Children

Veterinary Nursing

  • Veterinary Assistant Certificate (Click here for VA Certificate program information)
    • This veterinary assistant certificate will encompass all aspects of routine pet care. The students will learn how to comfort and restrain animals during examinations and treatments, monitor feed and water consumption, clean, sterilize, and maintain kennels, operating rooms, examining rooms, cages and surgical equipment, assist with laboratory sampling and testing, administering medications, importing information into records, and CPR. These courses contain 92 hours of lecture and 60 hours of clinical skills for a total of 142 hours of training. Graduates of this certificate program will be eligible to take a state examination through the Oklahoma Veterinary Medical Association to become state certified. Veterinary assistants can work in veterinary practices/hospitals with small, large, and/or exotic animals.
    • Classes Required:
      • VA 1114 Veterinary Assistant I
      • VA 1214 Veterinary Assistant II

Manufacturing Technology

  • Basic Electrical Circuits & Computer Control
    • Basic Electrical Circuits covers training and knowledge of electrical circuit analysis, structure, and logic design for general circuit training.
    • Classes Required:
      • MT 1223 – AC/DC Electrical Systems
      • MT 1333 – Electrical Relay & Computer Control
      • MT 2113 – Programmable Logic Controllers I

  • Basic Machining
    • Basic Machining trains students in general industrial device usage and safety, as well as covering the properties of many basic metal materials and what changes need to be made while using them.
    • Classes Required:
      • MT 1313 – Machine Tool Practices (or) GS 1313
      • MT 1323 – General Metals (or) GS 1223
      • GS 1362 – Machine Tool Auxiliary

  • CAD/CNC
    • CAD/CNC trains students to read, design, edit, and create blueprints using CAD software, as well as training them in using those concepts in the application of CNC machinery.
    • Classes Required:
      • MT 1512 – Blueprint Reading (or) GS 1512
      • MT 1532 – Intro to AutoCAD (or) GS 1532
      • MT 2542 – Advanced AutoCAD (or) GS 2542
      • MT 2553 – Intro to CNC (or) GS 2553 

  • Industrial Manufacturing Technician – Level 1
    • Industrial Manufacturing Technician – Level 1 Certification covers both circuit analysis and basic control logic, while also focusing on a student's workplace communication and success skills.
    • Classes Required:
      • MT 1111 – Manufacturing Success Strategies
      • MT 1113 – Intro to Manufacturing Maintenance
      • MT 1223 – AC/DC Electrical Systems
      • MT 1333 – Electrical Relay & Computer Control
      • MT 2333 – Internship

  • Industrial Manufacturing Technician – Level 2
    • Industrial Manufacturing Technician – Level 2 Certification is similar to Level 1, with the addition of more advanced programming and algorithm design for the application of PLC devices.
    • Classes Required:
      • MT 1223 – AC/DC Electrical Systems
      • MT 1313 – Machine Tool Practices (or) GS 1313
      • MT 1333 – Electrical Relay & Computer Control
      • MT 2113 – Programmable Logic Controllers I
      • MT 2223 – Programmable Logic Controllers II
      • MT 2333 - Internship