Short Term Certificates
During NSC campus closure due to COVID-19, printed certificates are unavailable. A placeholder certificate can be emailed to you for proof of completion. Upon return to on-campus operations, a printed certificate can be requested. Contact Workforce Instruction Division for more information.
Short Term Certificates have fewer than 20 credits. They usually cover an entry-level or specific skill set needed for that industry. Students can complete a short-term certificate and enter/re-enter the workplace with improved skills.
They may also continue on a pathway to a higher certificate or degree, and some or all of the credits from the short-term certificate may apply to the next level certificate or degree. Many of our certificates are stackable, meaning students who begin their studies with a short-term certificate can roll those same credits into longer term certificates or degree programs.
Below is a list of the Short Term Certificate programs offered at North.
- Cisco Certified Network Associate Certificate
- Accounting Fraud Certificate
- CAD for Construction and Design Certificate
- Building Information Modeling Certificate
- Project Management Certificate
- Accounting Achievement Certificate
- Entrepreneur Foundation Certificate
- Early Childhood Education Initial State Certificate
How to Earn a Short Term Certificate
Short Term Certificates are automatically posted to student transcripts within 6-8 weeks of final grades being posted. At least 51% of all coursework must be completed at North Seattle College and students must obtain an overall GPA of a 2.0 at North in order to receive the award.
Certificates are only printed upon student request. Please contact the Workforce Instruction Division to request a printed certificate.
Avionics Technician Certificate
The Avionics Technician Certificate is not included in the Auto-Award process. If a student wishes to earn this certificate, they must still meet with the Program Coordinator and apply to graduate through ctcLink.