What is a Certificate of Proficiency or Competency?

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A Certificate of Proficiency or Competency is a course of study that provides an overall certificate from the College that generally leads to a new career or enhances a person’s skill set to make him/her more productive and marketable. 

For a Certificate of Proficiency, students must complete 30 credits of an approved career program and will usually consist of 24 credits in the career specialty and six credits in general education.  At least 50% of the credits must be earned at Delaware County Community College.  Students must have a GPA of 2.0 or higher and at least six credit hours must be in courses that are awarded grade points. 

For a Certificate of Competency, students must complete an approved credit-bearing career program that requires less than 30 credits. The student must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.  At least six credit hours must be in courses that are awarded grade points.

For credit bearing Certificates of Proficiency or Competency, click on Certificates under the Programs of Study tab or call the Admissions Office at 610-359-5050. 

For non-credit bearing Certification, click on Professional Certification under the Community Education and Training section or call Community and Corporate Education at 610-359-5362.

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