Summer Certificate Programs


Looking for something more in-depth than an individual course? The UW offers a variety of Summer Quarter certificate programs, giving you the chance to take a deeper dive into a particular subject.

Certificate programs consist of a series of related courses that focus on a specific area of professional interest. Courses are generally taught by experienced industry professionals and focus on providing hands-on learning in the classroom. After you successfully complete the courses in your program, you receive a certificate from UW Professional & Continuing Education that you can use to boost your resume.

You will also earn regular course credit, and your academic transcript will list the certificate courses you completed. However, your transcript will not list the certificate itself.

Certificate Offerings

Business Essentials of Tribal Gaming & Hospitality Management

Explore the essentials of business and how they can be applied to the tribal gaming and hospitality management field. You’ll learn the key principles and concepts of accounting, finance, marketing and business management. We’ll study the unique aspects of the tribal gaming industry as they relate to customer markets, ethics, core business processes and people management, and you’ll develop skills that can help advance your career in the field.

Appropriate for all students, especially those interested in accounting, finance, business management and marketing, with a specific focus on the tribal gaming and hospitality industry. Course credit cannot be applied toward a UW business degree.

For more information see the Certificate in Business Essentials of Tribal Gaming & Hospitality Management page on the Department of American Indian Studies website

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Course Title Credits Term
AIS 275 or MGMT 275: Management Essentials 3 Full
AIS 275 or ACCTG 275: Accounting and Financial Essentials 3 Full
AIS 275 or MKTG 275: Marketing Essentials 3 Full
AIS 499 or MGMT 490: Business Plan Capstone 1 Full

Note: You must successfully complete all courses to receive the certificate.


Database Management

Learn how to help organizations capture, store, retrieve and analyze information in meaningful ways. The program’s two courses cover the fundamentals of database management technology, design, development and administration. You will study the principles of database design and administration, learn how to perform data modeling and explore how to query a database using SQL. (10 credits)

Appropriate for all students, especially those with an interest in technology, information management, IT or business intelligence.

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Course Title Credits Term
INFO 340: Introduction to Relational Database Management Systems 5 A
INFO 498: Topic: Administration of Relational Database Systems 5 B

Note: You must successfully complete all courses to receive the certificate.


For information on registering for classes, see the Registration & Costs section of this site.