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Certificate Programs

In addition to undergraduate and graduate degrees, WCU offers three certificate programs at its Biltmore Park location. Each includes courses taught by highly-experienced faculty.

Family Nurse Practitioner Post-Master's Certificate

For nurses who already hold a Master of Science in Nursing but who want to pursue FNP certification, WCU offers a Post-Master's Certificate program. The program requires 43 rather than 52 hours of coursework and does not require the clinical hours required by the degree program. LEARN MORE 

Certificate in Professional and Technical Writing

WCU's Certificate in Professional and Technical Writing is designed for students who have completed their undergraduate degree in any field and who are looking to further develop their writing skills. The 15-hour program prepares students to excel in writing across disciplines and introduces them to the use of new media in business communication.  LEARN MORE 

Addiction Studies Certificate

The Department of Social Work offers a 12-credit hour Addiction Studies Certificate (ASCP) for students who are enrolled in the Master of Social Work, Master of Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and Master of Clinical Psychology programs. Additionally, the certificate is open to practitioners seeking licensure as a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist (LCAS-A) and Master level Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors (CADC) or for individuals seeking CEU's for their LCAS. The program meets 180-hours of substance misuse educational requirements as identified by the NC Addictions Specialist Professional Practice Board.   LEARN MORE 

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