Popular courses for 2023
1. Digital marketing
With the increasing importance of data across industries, courses on data analysis and data science provide skills in data manipulation, statistical analysis, data visualization and machine learning. The Google Analytics professional development course for digital marketers, for example, can help you learn how to use data analytics to track, report and analyze marketing campaigns.
Healthcare is a diverse field with opportunities ranging from patient-provider roles to administrative positions. UOPX’s Anatomy, Physiology and Coding, which was developed with the National Healthcareer Association (NHA), is a popular option. The course is designed to help participants practice coding for diagnoses, tests, procedures and treatments related to this body system. It includes course material directly from NHA and prepares you to take NHA’s Certified Billing & Coding Specialist (CBCS) certification exam.
The COVID-19 pandemic significantly accelerated the adoption of virtual teaching and online learning platforms worldwide. Many educational institutions, ranging from K-12 schools to colleges and universities, had to quickly transition to remote learning to ensure the continuity of education. This sudden shift created a surge in demand for teachers who are proficient in delivering instruction through virtual platforms.
The Transforming Virtual Teaching course at UOPX enhances precisely these skills. It empowers teachers to lead effective online learning experiences that ensure equity and inclusion and facilitate dynamic virtual learning communities.
The big decision: How to upskill at University of Phoenix
When it comes to choosing between certificates, consider your goals, budget and time.
Aranyosi points out that business degree certificates at UOPX include academic credits that can be applied toward programs at a variety of higher education institutions (including University of Phoenix) as well as continuing education requirements for many professional organizations.
This applies to online certificates in general, whether you’re working in healthcare, IT, business or education.
While professional development courses at UOPX do not provide credits, they still offer value in terms of knowledge and expediency.
“Short professional development courses are an alternative worth considering over earning college credit because they cost less and can be finished in less time,” advises Kym Vasey, the director of marketing for Professional Development at University of Phoenix. “These non-credit courses pack a punch and allow individuals to learn as fast as their time allows to help them achieve new goals.”
Whether you opt for a professional development certificate of completion or an online certificate, enrolling in a course at University of Phoenix can be a career game-changer. The wide range of programs are taught by experienced faculty members and are designed to meet the needs of students looking to upskill and gain domain knowledge. Moreover, with flexible online learning options, you can better balance the demands of an academic program with your personal commitments — including your commitment to career enhancement.