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Aegis Combat System

Aegis Combat System (ACS) Certificate

Discover the Aegis principles, processes, and methods.

Aegis is the Navy's most modern surface combat system. ACS was designed and developed over the last fifty years as a multi-warfare system-of-systems, integrating sensors, command & control, weapons, electronic warfare, navigation, and more. The integration of ACS systems enhances the capability of a ship to engage and defeat numerous multi-warfare threats simultaneously by land, air, and sea.

Accelerate your ability to understand and use Naval vocabulary. Become familiar with the Aegis Combat & Weapon System elements and build your ACS knowledge foundation.

Developed in 2012 with instructors who are Aegis subject matter experts, this program offers the opportunity to learn from respected industry leaders.

Participants must be a U.S. Citizen and provide verification of citizenship. 

Take the 3-course certificate series or take just 1 course:

Basic Life Support

Basic Life Support (BLS) is an American Heart Association certification that focuses on what rescuers need to know to perform basic life support skills. After successfully completing this BLS Instructor-Led Training course, you should be able to perform high quality CPR and describe the technique for choking relief for an adult, child, or infant, as well as demonstrate the appropriate use of automated external defibrillator (AED) and barrier device skills. You will also be able to describe the importance of teams in multi-rescuer resuscitation. To complete course, students must pass BLS skills testing and a written exam.

BLS is designed for healthcare in both pre-hospital and in-facility environments. In-facility refers to healthcare providers who work in a hospital, clinic, or other healthcare facility including a dentist office, skilled nursing, and assisted-living facilities.

This course is hosted in close partnership with the UAH College of Nursing to ensure compliance and best practices are met for new and returning nursing students who are required to maintain annual BLS certification.

Your well-being is our top priority. Our facilities and procedures support social distancing and upgraded sanitization practices recommended by the CDC for COVID-19 control and prevention.

All students participating in BLS are required to bring and wear a mask and gloves (these items will not be provided), agree to have their temperature read, and will complete a Health Check form to participate.

Contact CPS Outreach and Special Programs Office,, if you have questions.

AHA BLS Certification

Select a date from the certification course list below to register for an available session or get more information on individual session dates.

To request a class for your organization in Basic Life Support please email or phone 256.824.2808.

C++ Developer

C++ Developer Certificate

Enhance the basis of your programming capabilities.

Master a powerful tool to improve your personal marketability and enhance your company's competitive advantage by learning C++ programming language. C++ accommodates object-oriented, generic, and procedural programming methodologies and continues to evolve.

Through this program, you will develop practical knowledge and build your programming language library. Participate in hands-on lab exercises where you will experiment with coding and learn the best approach for your projects. Our instructors are experienced in the classroom and familiar with government and commercial environments and their unique requirements.

Take the 2-course certificate series or take just 1 course:

Both courses now available On Demand via Online Learning. Begin the certificate anytime; complete each course in 60 days.
Earned Value Management

Earned Value Management Certificate

Equip yourself to use this powerful tool.

Earned Value Management (EVM) is a program management tool that integrates the technical, cost, and schedule parameters of a contract and its projects or tasks. It provides significant benefits to both the government and contractors in the ability to examine detailed schedule information, critical program and technical milestones, and cost data. Most of the basic principles of an EVM approach are already inherent in good business practices and program management; however, there are some unique EVM guidelines which require a more intensive approach to the integration of management systems.

Earned Value Management (EVM) is fully embraced by the NASA and DoD Acquisition Communities as an integral part of the acquisition program management value chain. During participation in this program, you will be informed in EVM guidelines and requirements to meet Government contract regulations. As a contractor or Government employee, you will gain understanding of its value as an essential tool for program managers and technical leads in supporting proactive decision making.

On completion of the program you will be equipped to:

  • Relate the fundamental concepts of EVM to specific objectives in a manner that will facilitate progress and performance management
  • Apply appropriate progress and performance methods and techniques based on the nature of objectives being managed
  • Analyze variances between planned, actual, and earned values that will in turn enable you to identify root causes and formulate effective recovery or action plans
  • Prepare and analyze reports required for contracts with an EVM reporting requirement

All three courses now available On Demand via Online Learning. Begin the certificate anytime; complete each course in one month.

Take the 3-course certificate series or take just one course.

Federal Contract Management Essentials

Federal Contract Management Essentials

Learn the U.S. Government acquisition life cycle process to acquire goods and services. Discover Uniform Contract Format (UCF) model contracts and how the UCF facilitates preparation of solicitations and contracts as well as their use. Understand roles of the buyer and seller in contract administration, and the functions of the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) and Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA). Study Federal contract management key elements that you can apply immediately in the work place, enhancing your career potential and the bottom line for your organization.

How You Will Benefit:

  • Study Contract Type and the use of Contract Line Item Numbers
  • Complete a Federal acquisition overview and FAR orientation
  • Examine mandatory and optional contract clauses
  • Gain understanding in contract administration
  • Review the legal aspects in Federal contracting
  • Navigate cost and price analysis

An optional Professional Designation certificate is available.   ||   NCMA member discount available.

  • Classroom: One-week - A comprehensive 40-hour week.
  • Online: On Demand - Begin anytime and complete in 60 days.
Interior Design

Interior Design Certificate

Visualize beautiful and functional surroundings created by you. Whether searching for new career skills or knowledge for personal use, this program is certain to provide the solutions. Learn the foundations of design through lectures, problem-solving projects, and field trips. Take the complete five-course series or take just one course.

Professionals will show you how to make the best decorating decisions for your home, friends, or clients. Learn the essentials regarding color, design elements and design principles. Also, you will explore design history, fabric and interior materials, window treatments, and business practices. From an architectural perspective, acquire an understanding of lighting, basic drawing and drafting, and reading blue prints.

Interior Design career opportunities include:
Assistant to building professionals including interior designer, contractor, or architect in the implementation of interior designs. Sales representative or employee for wallpaper, paint, carpet, lighting, furniture, or fabric stores; office furnishings and space planning suppliers; architectural offices, etc.

Certificate awarded after the completion of:

Course materials: The Interior Design program may require additional fees for textbooks, and supplies.

Please Note: This program is not preparatory for the NCIDQ exam, nor does it provide individuals with the credentials to be identified as a Registered Interior Designer, a title awarded only by the Alabama State Board of Interior Design.

Java Developer

Java Developer Certificate

Prepare yourself to take advantage of the career opportunities available to Java developers.

Java is open, easy, and fun to learn! Prepare yourself to take advantage of the career opportunities available to Java developers who are more in demand than ever. Java is the perfect environment to master Object Oriented programming concepts that transfer to all modern programming languages. It has emerged as a key to programming application far beyond its original ties to web site development.

Java technology has infiltrated every programming platform from large client-server applications to embedded devices, and Android and RIM's BlackBerry mobile applications. It lies at the core of many large-scale business applications - especially business-to-business commercial systems that fuel the Internet economy.

Gain confidence with Java and jump start your career using this language. If you know the fundamentals of C/C++ programming and want to expand your professional horizons, this is the series for you.

Take the 2-course certificate series or take just 1 course:

Management of Engineering and Technology

Management of Engineering and Technology Certificate

Engineering and technical managers plan, lead and coordinate the direction of design, research, development, and production in organizations. They are unique because of their ability to balance technical and essential management skills. As competitive pressures reshape the typical role of the engineer from largely technical to one that encompasses management, individuals with skills that bridge that gap have a distinct advantage over competitors. This program is designed for early and mid-career engineers who want to prepare for management roles in technically focused organizations. The certificate can be customized with the choice of three electives after completing two core courses. Take one course or the complete series.

Take the five course certificate series or take just one course:

Core Courses:

Choose 3 Electives:

Prerequisite: Undergraduate degree in a technical field, business management, or equivalent experience

Master Programmer

Showcase your strengths as a Master Programmer.

Enhance your programming skills by receiving a comprehensive Master Certificate in Programming Languages. By taking part in this master certificate program, you will improve your personal marketability with training designed to build expertise and experience that lead to career advancement, recognition, and increased earning potential. This program is comprised of the most rewarding developer programs offered at UAH Professional Development Solutions.

Master Programmer Certificate builds expertise and experience.

So whether your plan is to use the knowledge gained for a current or new position or for simply self-enrichment, the Master Programmer Certificate will drastically improve your overall programming ability and the understanding of programming best practices which will place you in a position to be effective in achieving inevitable success.

Save $500 by taking the 5-course certificate series (call 256.824.6010) or take 1 one course:

Choose five of the following courses:

Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project

Increase your productivity and efficiency.

Gain a competitive edge by increasing your productivity and efficiency in Microsoft Office Project. Learn to use Microsoft Project's flexible features to keep your projects organized and on time.

Whether you plan to sharpen your professional skills in Project or successfully prepare for the Project exam, this program will exceed your expectations. Course materials are designated as approved courseware for the Microsoft Office Specialist program. This program helps participants prepare for the Project exam (74-343). For comprehensive certification training, students should complete Using Project and Microsoft Project Power User.

Take the 2-course certificate or just one course:

Modeling and Simulation

Modeling and Simulation Certificate

Learn the benefits of using models and their simulation to improve engineering processes and provide practical means for system of systems integration planning, improve live test planning, and represent system attributes not easily examined in real-time.

Modeling and Simulation (M&S) is used in a wide range of DoD and aerospace applications such as mission, combat, logistics, and human factors planning. In each application area, M&S is used across the life cycle including concept development, design, production, testing, deployment, and operations. Program advisors from government, academia, and industry guided our M&S program's development; learn from real world M&S experts. Build a foundation in M&S to improve decision making, product design, risks/safety, and program efficiencies.

How You Will Benefit:

  • Use your knowledge for immediate on-the-job impact
  • Increase efficiencies and reduce project timelines
  • Establish your M&S credentials and prepare for the Certified M&S Professional Examination

Take the 4-course certificate series or take just 1 course.

Choose four of the following five courses:

Prerequisite: Undergraduate degree in a technical field or equivalent experience.

Project Management

Project Management Certificate

The comprehensive Project Management Certificate Program provides you with a solid foundation in the art and science of successful project management. Good project management ensures that projects run smoothly and clients' expectations are met. Build a solid foundation of project management knowledge and ensure your projects are set up for success from the start.

Aligned with the Project Management Institute's (PMI) framework, each course is responsive to the Project Management Book of Knowledge (PMBOK®) and focuses on practical application, particularly in a government/contractor environment. You will immediately acquire knowledge and tools needed to manage your projects' successful completion.

Complete the four course certificate series or take just one course:

Python Developer

Python Developer Certificate

Improve your programming skill set and demonstrate your expertise with Python Developer Certificate.

Want to learn a programming language but do not know where to begin? Python Programming is a great place to start and is one of the most popular skills to have. Python is a widely used, high-level programming language. It is simple in its design, yet incredibly flexible and powerful.

Python code is easy to read and enforces good programming style without being overly strict about syntax. It is a general-purpose language that can be applied to a large variety of projects such as data science, web development, system automation and administration, computer graphics, basic game development, and more.

Python allows you to write programs having greater functionality with fewer lines of code. You will be amazed how much you can do with Python once you learn the basics. You will also gain an advantage with Python’s large online support community. Whether you are new to coding or can script in your sleep, Python is something you need to know.

Take the 2-course certificate series or take just 1 course:

Rocket Propulsion

Rocket Propulsion Certificate

Solidify your foundation in Propulsion Engineering.

Sharpen your technical understanding of rocket propulsion from first principles to practical case studies.

  • Learn from our subject matter experts the foundation of rocket propulsion and missile basics including the principles of conventional and advanced propulsion system operation.
  • Identify items critical in the development, operation, and sustainment of propulsion systems.

These courses provide a wealth of technical materials and case studies relevant to both propulsion engineers and project managers.

Prerequisite: Undergraduate degree in a technical field or equivalent experience.

Choose three of the following four courses:

Systems Engineering

Systems Engineering Certificate

Equip yourself for success in today's professional systems engineering (SE) environment. The Professional Certificate presents SE techniques focusing on how to design and manage complex engineering systems over the system life cycle. Participants can apply the techniques to a wide range of industries.

Learn from real-world practitioners who will arm you with knowledge of core processes, techniques, and tactics required to be an effective systems engineer. Comprised of five courses, concentrating on the principles of systems engineering management; system requirement definition, analysis, and modeling; concept development; and system integration and verification; the program validates participants' knowledge of the systems engineering interdisciplinary approach.

All five courses now available On Demand via Online Learning. Begin the certificate anytime; complete each course in one month.

Take the 5-course certificate.
You can also take just 1 course.

Prerequisite: Undergraduate degree in a technical field or equivalent experience.

Test and Evaluation

Test and Evaluation Certificate

Designed to address the principles of test and evaluation (T&E), this program introduces all aspects of T&E throughout the life cycle of a system. Learn the roles, purposes, functions, and techniques of T&E within the systems engineering process.

Gain understanding through experienced-based instruction. The program includes modeling and simulation activities for enhancing the T&E process, developmental test and evaluation, live fire test and evaluation, and operational test and evaluation.

Who should attend?

  • Project/program managers
  • Test technicians
  • Test designers, planners and conductors
  • Instrumenters, data collectors
  • Technical team and logistic support leaders
  • Engineers
  • Anyone verifying and validating complex systems/components

Take the 5-course certificate series or take just 1 course:

All courses available Online On Demand. Begin the certificate anytime; complete each course in one month.

Core Courses:

Elective Courses - Choose One:

Prerequisite: Undergraduate degree in a technical field, project management, or equivalent experience.

If you began and need to complete the Systems Test & Evaluation Certificate, call 256.824.6940 for course information or equivalencies.

Web Developer

Web Developer Certificate

Web Development is a continuously needed and growing field in this digital age. Grow your portfolio by earning an overall certificate in the Web Developer Certificate Program.

Pre-made webpages restrict the way your website looks and feels, and limits where you can store your webpage. Learn to design your own dynamic website without the parameters and restricted formats set by free website builder sites. Practice making graphics, interactive forms, and web applications. Discover new web development techniques and tricks to utilize on your web pages.

This program is comprised of two courses, Using HTML5 and CSS3 and JavaScript for Beginners.