Digital Certification Programs

Our certifications will provide you with invaluable experience and knowledge, as well as help you standout from others in your industry. Learn more about the certification programs that Saginaw Valley State University offers by selecting one of the tabs below!

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Hospitality Management Digital Certificate Program

The Hospitality Management certificate program at SVSU gives individuals the opportunity to develop critical job skills necessary for event specialists. This program allows individuals to become certified in event planning in a convenient hybrid format. The content learned in these courses will prepare individuals to hold hospitality and event coordinator positions.  This certificate program is ideal for those new to the hospitality field and event planning professionals who have a desire to take the next step in their career. Students will work directly with experts in this field throughout the entire program.

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What?

1- year long program made up of the following courses: 

  • Business Fundamentals
  • Hospitality/Event Management
  • Catering
  • ServSafe
  • CPR
  • Internship 
 

Where?

Saginaw Valley State University and partnering business and providers

 

How?

1- year long program

  • 3 semesters of courses
  • 1 semester of internships, 3 credits
  • 17 credits total
 

When?

Number Course Credit Hours Cost Semester
DC102 CPR 1 $250 FA 2020
DC201 Hospitality/Event Mgt 4 $1,000 FA 2020
DC103 ServSafe 1 $250 WI 2021
DC202 Catering 4 $1,000 WI 2021
DC101 Business Fundamentals 4 $1,000 SP 2021
DC106 Internship 3 $750 FA 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Program Costs?

$250.00 per credit hour. 

Program costs are divided up by semesters. For example, Fall 2020 semester fees are due the first week of classes. 

Payment Options

Sallie Mae Loan Option

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Who Should Attend?

This program is designed for individuals who are looking to gain or enhance skills in the hospitality industry. 

Employment opportunities include:  

  • Conference coordinator
  • Wedding planning professional
  • Non-profit event coordinator
  • Event manager
  • Athletic Center Management
 

Benefits

This certificate can supplement any degree program or stand alone to begin your career in event planning. The program offers a convenient, hybrid learning experience that can be completed in one year. 

 

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Students that withdraw from the program up to two weeks prior to the start of classes will receive a refund of the program fees paid less a $300 cancellation charge. Students withdrawing after this, but before the start of the first class may receive a refund of the program fees less $600. Students withdrawing from the programs after the start of the first class but before completing the first online course may transfer to the next scheduled program offering but their program fees will not be refunded.

Students who enroll in a payment plan are obligated to pay the full course fee if they cancel at any time after the two-week deadline or after the start of the course. Students will be given the opportunity to transfer to the next scheduled MCPM® course.

  • All transfers into future courses are accepted with an ~9% transfer fee calculated from the original registration costs. Transfers are also subjected to the availability of spot in the future course.
 

 

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Sports Administration Digital Certificate Program

The Sports Administration Certificate program at Saginaw Valley State University aims to fulfill a marketplace need for high quality athletic administrators in interscholastic and intercollegiate realms. It intends to achieve this goal by providing students with knowledge and practical experiences in legal issues, administration of athletics, sport marketing, financing of sports, facilities management, and issues in sport management. Better administrators will better serve the schools and universities’ constituencies by improving the student-athletes’ experience, reducing potential liabilities, and increasing financial responsibility. This program can allow those currently practicing as sports managers as a way to enhance their credentials as well as teach essential skills to those who want to begin their career.

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What?

1- year long program made up of the following courses: 

  • Business Fundamentals
  • Game Managment
  • Facilities Management
  • CPR
  • ServSafe
  • Internship 
 

Where?

Saginaw Valley State University and partnering business and providers

 

How?

1- year long program

  • 3 semesters of courses
  • 1 semester of internships, 3 credits
  • 17 credits total
 

When?

 

Number Course Credit Hours Cost Semester
DC102 CPR 1 $250 FA 2020
DC104 Sports Operations I 4 $1,000 FA 2020
DC103 ServSafe 1 $250 WI 2021
DC105 Sports Operations II 4 $1,000 WI 2021
DC101 Business Fundamentals 4 $1,000 SP 2021
DC106 Internship 3 $750 FA 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Program Costs?

$250.00 per credit hour. 

Program costs are broken up by semester. Fall 2020 semester fees are due the first week of classes. 

Payment Options

Sallie Mae Loan Option

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Who Should Attend?

This program is designed for individuals who are looking to gain or enhance skills in the sports administration. 

Employment opportunities include:  

  • Sports Information
  • Sports Marketing
  • Facilities Management
  • Game Day Management
 

Benefits

This certificate can supplement any degree program or stand along to develop a work-ready employee in the sports industry. This certificate will prepare you to serve in a variety of administrative and coaching positions in all levels of the sports industry. 

 

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Students that withdraw from the program up to two weeks prior to the start of classes will receive a refund of the program fees paid less a $300 cancellation charge. Students withdrawing after this, but before the start of the first class may receive a refund of the program fees less $600. Students withdrawing from the programs after the start of the first class but before completing the first online course may transfer to the next scheduled program offering but their program fees will not be refunded.

Students who enroll in a payment plan are obligated to pay the full course fee if they cancel at any time after the two-week deadline or after the start of the course. Students will be given the opportunity to transfer to the next scheduled MCPM® course.

  • All transfers into future courses are accepted with an ~9% transfer fee calculated from the original registration costs. Transfers are also subjected to the availability of spot in the future course.
 

 

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