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Interested in learning more at Heritage, but not quite ready to pursue a degree? You can still enjoy the benefits of getting a Heritage education, with a variety of non-degree and certificate programs! See our list below:

Applied Linguistics

The English post-graduate certificate provides a goal for students seeking additional credentials (such as endorsements or coursework to support job applications for faculty development) but already have a master’s degree.

Business Leadership/Entrepreneurship Certificate

With this certificate, you’ll get a basic understanding of business fundamentals and have the necessary skills to develop and execute a business plan. Upon program completion, you may also apply some credits to a business degree. Certificate is designed for a two-semester course plan at 16 credits.

College Preparatory Programs

Heritage offers two programs to help prepare you for college: Heritage Academy and New Horizons. Learn more in our College Preparation Programs section!

Educational Administration Certificate

This course of study is open for those who have a minimum of three years of teaching and/or educational staff associate experience (for principal certification), hold a master’s degree in an appropriate educational field, and desire a Washington State Principal or Program Administrator Residency Certification.

English/Language Arts Certificate

This certificate provides a goal for students seeking additional credentials (such as endorsements or coursework to support job applications for faculty development) but already have a master’s degree.

Medical Laboratory Science Certificate

This program trains students interested in pursuing the medical laboratory sciences. We offer students who have completed a bachelor of science degree and who satisfy all the prerequisites for this program. To get accepted, students must have completed a minimum of 16 semester hours of chemistry. This includes a year of general chemistry and organic chemistry and/or biochemistry. Students must have completed a minimum of 16 semester hours of biological science. The biology courses must be acceptable toward a major in biological science and must include general biology and one semester of bacteriology (microbiology). Immunology is required either as a separate course as part of another course. A minimum of one course in university-level mathematics is required.

Multi-cultural Literature

This post-graduate certificate provides a goal for students seeking additional credentials (such as endorsements or coursework to support job applications for faculty development) but already have a master’s degree.

Teacher Professional Certification

The Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB) and the Washington State Legislature have changed teacher certification requirements. 2011 marked the beginning of the external assessment process for ALL teachers holding a Residency Teaching Certificate. Teachers will have the option of completing ProTeach Portfolio requirements individually or through a state-approved support program. Professional certificate candidates will be responsible for submitting their ProTeach Portfolios and the evaluation fee, following guidelines set by the PESB. Heritage offers a support program for all teachers who would like individualized guidance to understand and complete the ProTeach Portfolio assessment process. If you’re interested in attending our support program, you may earn 6 graduate credits or 30-90 clock hours.

Writing and Rhetoric

This post-graduate certificate provides a goal for students seeking additional credentials (such as endorsements or coursework to support job applications for faculty development) but already have a master’s degree.