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Academic Certificates at U of I Idaho Falls

Undergraduate Academic Certificates

The Fire Safety Certificate will prepare the student for a career in the fire protection field. Possible outcomes of the certificate programs may include professional development, training toward certification (such as NFPA Fire Protection Specialist, Certified Fire Protection Specialist or Fire Inspector) and/or industrial loss prevention specialist training. Program faculty include certified fire inspectors, Fire Chiefs or other fire protection professionals with decades of combined experience. Students in the Industrial Technology bachelor’s program may be able to use these credits also toward the bachelor’s.

Contact

Debbie Caudle, debrac@uidaho.edu, 208-757-5454

Indrajit Charit, Ph.D., icharit@uidaho.edu, 208-757-5409

Learn more about the Fire Safety Certificate.

Delve into the paradigm shifts needed for total safety, human barriers to safety, behavioral safety analyses and interventions. Explore the basis of individual and leader behaviors as well as organizational processes and vales leading to error or error prevention. Students in the program reverse engineer system failures to determine the human contribution and mindset. Students in the Industrial Technology bachelor’s program may be able to use these credits also toward the bachelor’s.

Contact

Debbie Caudle, debrac@uidaho.edu, 208-757-5454

Indrajit Charit, Ph.D., icharit@uidaho.edu, 208-757-5409

Learn more about the Human Safety Performance Undergraduate Academic Certificate.

Graduate Academic Certificate

With the growing need for a highly skilled and well-versed cyber security workforce — especially in sectors of our nation’s critical infrastructure — there is a need for guidance and recognition of accomplishment in graduate studies in this area, from multiple disciplines. The Critical Infrastructure Graduate Certificate is offered in the Technology Management program. Masters students in Technology Management, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or Nuclear Engineering as well as non-degree-seeking professionals will be eligible to earn this interdisciplinary certificate and may be able to use some of the coursework toward the masters program.

Contact

Michael Haney, Ph.D., mhaney@uidaho.edu, 208-533-8209

Alice Allen, alicew@uidaho.edu, 208-757-5452

Learn more about the Critical Infrastructure Resilience Graduate Academic Certificate.

Learn about the inherent flexibility of the Incident Management System to manage major or complex incidents. Prepare for events through an exploration of processes and considerations of planning for all-hazards along with protective actions. Utilize case studies to discuss the complexities of modern emergencies and disasters. Students in the Technology Management master's program may be able to use these credits toward that degree program.

Contact

Indrajit Charit, Ph.D., P.E., icharit@uidaho.edu, 208-757-5409

Alice Allen, alicew@uidaho.edu, 208-757-5452

Learn about the Emergency Planning and Management Graduate Academic Certificate.

Further your professional career and improve your organization’s bottom line through talent management. If "Attract. Retain. Motivate. Develop." describes why you come to work each day, consider a graduate certificate in Human Resource Development. Students in the masters program in Adult/Organizational Learning and Leadership may be able to use these credits toward the master's.

Contact

Michael Kroth, Ph.D., mkroth@uidaho.edu, 208-364-4024

Alice Allen, alicew@uidaho.edu, 208-757-5452

Learn about the Human Resource Development Certificate.

Students who wish to earn an academic certificate in Nuclear Criticality Safety have two possible tracks that can be used to complete this certificate. Students who are majoring in Nuclear Engineering or a closely related program are encouraged to complete the first track. Students who are majoring in Technology Management are encouraged to complete the second track.

Contact

Indrajit Charit, Ph.D., icharit@uidaho.edu, 208-757-5409

Alice Allen, alicew@uidaho.edu, 208-757-5452

Learn more about the Nuclear Criticality Safety Graduate Academic Certificate.

It is projected that a full quarter of the current U.S. nuclear generation capacity will be retired and require decommissioning by 2050. The decommission activities will require trained engineers with a skill set and knowledge base beyond those needed for projected construction of new plants (conventional, small modular and microreactors) during the same time. The four course, 12 credit graduate-level certificate is structured to educate currently employed practicing engineers desiring to expand their skill sets as well as traditional graduate students in pursuit of M.S., M.Engr. and doctorate credentials for the emerging and important decommissioning field.

Contact

R. A. Borrelli, Ph.D., rborrelli@uidaho.edu, 208-533-8122

Indrajit Charit, Ph.D., icharit@uidaho.edu, 208-757-5409

Haiyan Zhao, Ph.D., haiyanz@uidaho.edu, 208-533-8123

Learn more about the Nuclear Decommissioning and Used Fuel Management Graduate Academic Certificate.

This fully online graduate certificate is not intended to modify or replace any existing program, and instead will offer students the opportunity to focus their education on a growing workforce need within the United States. The certificate will be tied to the Nuclear Engineering and Industrial Management Department at the University of Idaho (UI), the Nuclear Engineering Department at Idaho State University (ISU), and the School of Public Policy at Boise State University (BSU). All courses are asynchronous and online, and will be available through Online Idaho.

Contact

Debbie Caudle, debrac@uidaho.edu, 208-757-5454

Indrajit Charit, Ph.D., icharit@uidaho.edu, 208-757-5409

Learn more about the Nuclear Safeguards and Security Graduate Academic Certificate.

Explore the management and structure of nuclear organizations. Develop your skills to lead change and innovation in nuclear research and development. Learn about human resource and intellectual property management specific to the nuclear industry. Navigate the management of technology through the application of nuclear science. This certificate is one of 10 in the world and was developed in collaboration with the International Atomic Energy Agency. Students in Nuclear Engineering and Technology Management may be able to use these credits toward those master's programs.

Contact

Indrajit Charit, Ph.D., icharit@uidaho.edu, 208-757-5409

Learn more about the Nuclear Technology Management Graduate Academic Certificate.

This certificate provides engineers with a concentrated focus on power system protection and relaying. The courses are designed to provide both a practical and a theoretical background to help engineers design and apply protective relaying schemes.

Contact

Brian Johnson, Ph.D., bjohnson@uidaho.edu, 208-885-6902

Learn more about the Power System Protection and Relaying Certificate.

After completing this certificate, students will have a solid understanding of practical topics in network security; policy and mechanism, malicious code; intrusion detection, prevention, response; cryptographic techniques for privacy and integrity; emphasis on tradeoffs between risk of misuse, cost of prevention and societal issues; concepts implemented in programming assignments; advanced topics in design and analysis of network, database and operating system security; current trends and research in mandatory and discretionary security policies. Computer Science and Cybersecurity students may be able to use these credits toward the masters also.

Contact

Michael Haney, Ph.D., mhaney@uidaho.edu, 208-533-8209

Jim Alves-Foss, Ph.D., jimaf@uidaho.edu, 208-885-5196

Learn more about the Secure and Dependable Computing Systems Certificate.

The Graduate Academic Certificate in Statistics is developed for graduate students majoring in disciplines other than statistics who wish to show a competency in statistics.

Contact

Christopher Williams, Ph.D., chrisw@uidaho.edu, 208-885-2802

Learn more about the Statistics Certificate.

Contact

Physical Address:

1776 Science Center Drive, Suite 306
Idaho Falls, ID 83402

Phone: 208-757-5450

Fax: 208-757-5494

Email: ui-if@uidaho.edu

Center for Advanced Energy Studies

Physical Address:

995 MK Simpson Boulevard
Idaho Falls, ID 83401