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ACE Certificate

Expand your skillset. Prepare a portfolio.

Adult Continuing Education noncredit certificates provide you with the opportunity to delve deeply into an area of personal or professional interest while networking with instructors and peers. Designed to be completed in one year, each certificate consists of six courses and culminates in a portfolio review, fulfilled by participation in Portfolio Review Days. 

Certificates are offered in the following areas:

Students must enroll in courses under their program subject to meet their studio course requirements.

You must register for at least one Adult Continuing Education course at the time of application. You also have the option to transfer in one SAIC course (Continuing Studies, degree program, Ox-Bow) completed within the past year. 

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