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Certificates & Diplomas


At the certificate level, programs in health care dominated. Other popular short-term training programs were in cosmetology, manufacturing, and transportation (including vehicular repair) and construction trades.

Certificates Awarded by Career Cluster 2012

Certificates Awarded by Career Cluster 2012

Certificates and diplomas awarded below the bachelor's degree by Minnesota postsecondary institutions

Name of Program CIP Classification 2002-03* 03-04 04-05 05-06 06-07 07-08 08-09 09-10 10-11 11-12
Agriculture, ag operations, and related sciences529337261384318403347426416614
Area, ethnic, cultural, and gender studies17222719221921222128
Biological Science22
Business, management, and marketing1,3981,6141,0571,3061,5011,1141,5691,4751,4781,507
Communication, journalism, and related programs24163945803748346244
Communications technologies/technicians1341589583778176856336
Computer and information sciences547529364265252184243203316335
Construction trades1,2331,4031,3361,2601,1591,2421,1319941,117977
Engineering technologies/technicians433487395301311276303392357336
English Language and Literature23911
Family and consumer sciences/human sciences275257247205216186191193143166
Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics18393953615869456769
Health professions and related clinical sciences3,1605,2665,4186,4126,2395,8556,1176,9506,8326,804
Legal professions and studies89878175939081153121123
Liberal arts and humanities111114
Library Science18981597
Mathematics and statistics1
Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians1,2981,2051,1571,0671,0431,0421,0761,0081,0631,012
Multi-Interdisciplinary Studies3104546243429
Natural resources and conservation15241617251826485876
Parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies1451310161822192545
Personal and culinary services2,0361,5631,8691,9361,6171,5231,5961,8271,9741,962
Precision production564494475437485492554644638539
Public administration and social service38294127463678316458
Science technologies/technicians44324182211
Security and protective services511570527529582539532672399389
Social sciences12864913172952
Theology and religious vocations26261945295540403548
Transportation and materials moving406430323305259184178234320289
Visual and performing arts217192207178136112115143129179

Double majors included.

Programs in this category are generally less than 2 years in length and are offered predominately at private career schools and public community and technical colleges.

Some variance in awards conferred by program may be due to fluctuation in types of private career schools that report data from year to year, and the types of programs offered at these institutions.

Source: US Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, IPEDS Completion Surveys