The certificates are in human resources, cybersecurity, programming and business leadership

Lenexa, Kan. — April 11, 2014 — According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2012 around 8,554 people who received postsecondary non-degrees – in other words they had participated in certificate programs – were employed in their respective fields. This number is expected to grow another 15.6 percent by the year 2022.  To help meet this growing demand for talented future employees, Grantham University will add four certificate programs to its online course options: cybersecurity concepts, introduction to programming, human resources and business leadership.

Each certificate requires the completion of 16-19 credit hours and can be completed individually, or while concurrently pursuing a correlated undergraduate degree at Grantham. The cybersecurity concepts certificate helps prepare students to take the Network+ exam and/or the NetworkPro and SecurityPro certification exams.

For those who already hold a college degree, a certificate is a great complement to that degree and is a cost-effective way to further knowledge and expertise in a given field.

“Certificate programs are a popular option for students who want to advance in their careers, but who don’t necessarily have the time to pursue a full degree,” said Dr. Cheryl Hayek, Grantham’s chief academic officer. “In the next decade, certificate holders are expected to have the fourth highest employment rate of postsecondary education opportunities behind doctoral, master’s and associate degree recipients. Considering our history of providing professionally relevant degree programs, it is only fitting for us to begin expanding our certificates options to meet a growing need.”

To learn more about Grantham University’s new certificates, please visit:, or call 1-800-955-2527.

About Grantham University:

Established in 1951, Grantham University specializes in accredited online degree programs. Grantham’s online undergraduate and graduate degree programs include: Accounting, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Computer Science, Engineering Technology, Allied Health, Information Technology, Performance Improvement, Nursing, Human Resource Management and Business Intelligence. Accredited since 1961 by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council, Grantham University has a distinguished record as a respected and accredited distance learning university spanning six decades of service to education. The Mark Skousen School of Business at Grantham University has been awarded the status of Candidate for Accreditation by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).