Professional and Continuing Education

Whether you’re returning to school after deployment, looking to build your skillset to enter the workforce, or needing continuing education credits to grow your career, you’ll get personalized attention and support from the professional and continuing education team at Westminster College.

Take advantage of professional and continuing education opportunities at any stage of your career. Westminster’s interactive, online academic programs; professional development certificates; and continuing education courses give you the critical skills you need to start, grow, or transition your career.

As a professional and continuing education student, you’ll benefit from Westminster’s commitment to community, inclusivity, and experiential learning. At Westminster, you’ll join a robust learning community that encourages strong, lasting relationships with faculty, peers, and industry professionals. Your lived experiences and knowledge are appreciated in all professional and continuing education courses, and enhance your learning community’s education.

Program, Certificate, and Course Offerings

Leadership Certificate Program

This project-based Leadership Certificate Program helps each person critically analyze information, solve complex problems, and develop communication skills that make everyone around them better. Participants create a vision for their respective work units, establish an action plan to achieve that vision, and develop the skills to inspire and motivate stakeholders. As participants move through the program, they critically assess their own performance, track their leadership progress, and receive detailed feedback in 10 different areas of leadership.

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate

Lean Six Sigma is a combination of the Lean and Six Sigma continuous improvement methods that pave the way for operational excellence. The Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification program allows quicker entry into the process improvement industry and offers a way to explore your comfort in that role.

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certificate

Lean Six Sigma is a combination of the Lean and Six Sigma continuous improvement methods that pave the way for operational excellence. Through the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification program, you will learn how to master a diverse set of soft and hard skills so that you are able to lead critical projects to successful completion.

Process and Project Management Certificate

Through the Process and Project Management certification program, you will gain a solid understanding of project management and earn the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate. Lean Six Sigma is a combination of the Lean and Six Sigma continuous improvement methods that pave the way for operational excellence. This blended program is focused on getting you to translate the knowledge you gain into real skills and expertise.

Advanced Project Management Certificate

The Advanced Project Management Certificate is taught by instructors who hold a PMP certification, have advanced educational credentials, and are PMI Registered Education Providers. Curriculum consists of basic, intermediate, and advanced sections.

Basic and Advanced Construction Management Certificates

The Basic and Advanced Construction Management certificates are offered through a partnership with the National Association of Construction Professionals. Curriculum for the certificates prepares you for examinations to earn credentials.

Westminster’s Professional and Continuing Education department will customize the trainings, courses, and degrees it offers to fit your organization’s needs, or will help you create a totally new professional enhancement opportunity for your employees by pulling from the college’s expert faculty and industry professionals. This can be as focused as a leadership or project management course or as complex as a fully-customized bachelor’s or master’s degree.

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Westminster offers a variety of continuing education credit courses that can be used to help you meet the continuing education requirements in your career.

Arts Education Continuing Education Program

The Arts Education Continuing Education program offers courses that meet the requirements for select categories under the Elementary Arts Integration Endorsement offered in conjunction with the Utah State Board of Education. Westminster is 1 of 7 schools in Utah that offers these courses, and benefits of taking these courses include potential salary increases after completion.

Arts Integration Methods

In the Arts Integration Methods course, you will learn and practice elementary arts integration methodologies and assessment strategies. This course meets the context, integration, and assessment requirements for the Utah State Elementary Arts Integration Endorsement.

Piano or Classroom Music

In the Piano or Classroom Music course, you will learn and practice elementary music methodologies and assessment strategies and be introduced the basic elements of classroom music. This course meets the Basic Knowledge requirements in the field of music for the Utah State Elementary Arts Integration Endorsement.

Arts Connect International Course and Trip

The Arts Connect International course and trip is a 12-day study abroad experience where you will embark on an educational exchange. Participants must apply and be selected. Participants will provide a 4-day professional development training and implementation for teacher-trainers in another country, endeavoring to learn how the arts and community building have sustained and propelled individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures in a variety of settings abroad.

Academic Programs

Westminster’s interactive, online academic programs allow you to obtain a degree around your personal and professional schedule and are designed to utilize your professional experience and goals and build upon them. Curriculum for these programs is competency-based, meaning it was developed to help you master certain knowledge, skills, and abilities (competencies) as you progress.

There are a lot of options for degrees that can be completed online, but employers know the difference when they look at your resume. Westminster offers degrees you can count on that will be recognizable to current or future employers as you progress in your career.

Graduate Degree Programs

Professional and continuing education graduate degree programs are project-based—instead of taking multiple courses, you will complete a set of project-sequences that cover a variety of competencies, putting theory into practice:


If you have credits from graduate studies at another institution, they can be transferred on a case-by-case basis by working with the Registrar’s Office and the Professional and Continuing Education department.

Undergraduate Degree Programs

Any WCore (liberal education program) requirements you have to fulfill can be completed online along with the requirements for your interactive, online undergraduate program:

  • RN-to-BS in Nursing: Turn your nursing associates degree into a bachelor’s degree, shaping yourself into a healthcare leader and opening doors to many career opportunities.
  • Bachelor of Business Administration: Concentrate on developing new business skills while instantaneously applying them in a professional setting by completing a set of project-sequences rather than taking multiple courses.

Complete Your Undergraduate Degree

Transfer Credits to Finish Your Bachelor’s Degree

If you have already earned credit towards an undergraduate degree, Westminster strives to make your credit transfer process as simple as possible. Once you have been accepted to Westminster and your transcripts from your previous institution(s) are received, the Registrar’s office will complete an evaluation generally within 2 business days. Then, you will meet one-on-one with an academic advisor who will let you know which credits you can transfer into the undergraduate professional and continuing education academic programs and what courses you have remaining to complete.

Salt Lake Community College Partnership

If you are getting started at Salt Lake Community College (SLCC), Westminster has established a partnership with SLCC to help you transfer with ease into 2 professional and continuing education programs. These defined pathways prevent you from taking unnecessary coursework:

Westminster is the only higher education institution in Utah that awards credit for the work experience you already have through a Prior Learning Assessment—an opportunity available for the Bachelor of Business Administration program to avoid taking classes to learn material you are already familiar with.

Support Services

No matter what unique circumstances you face—whether you’re employed full-time, support a family, are looking to switch careers or move up in the one you’re in, need to complete a degree you started long ago, or many other situations—Westminster understands the challenges you face when pursuing an education and takes pride in helping you reach your goals, every step of the way. Dedicated advisors in the Professional and Continuing Education department serve as your resource for any question or issue that may arise and can help connect you to the resources and services provided to all students. Westminster also offers information on best practices you can follow for online learning in any professional and continuing education academic program, certificate, or continuing education credit course.

Contact

Professional and Continuing Education Department

Phone: 801.832.3400
Email: proed@westminstercollege.edu

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