- Non-credit certificates authenticate a learning experience that does
not involve University credits that could be part of a degree. Non-credit
certificates are of two overlapping kinds: those that testify merely
to participation and those that are professional in nature.
- Non-credit certificates must be reviewed in a process parallel to
the Category I process, unless excluded by OUS (see http://www.ous.edu/aca/noncredit.html).
- Non-credit certificates may require 800-level courses, as long as
these are properly identified as “in-service” or courses
aimed at practicing professional skills with no academic assessment
or credit that would lead to a University degree. New 800-level courses
must be submitted to the Office of Academic Programs approval.
- Non-credit certificates that themselves are not transcript visible
will be reviewed if they require any credit courses (XX 001-899). Note
that OSU Non-credit Certificates do not appear on any OSU transcript.