Cultural Competency Certificate Program

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Cultural Competency
Certificate Program


The Cultural Competency Certificate Program is designed to build cultural competence among a wide range of service providers. The program focuses on a variety of vulnerable populations and their experiences with public service professionals, including law enforcement, courts, corrections, social workers and those working in the healthcare system. The curriculum will enhance critical thinking through an analysis of intersectionality (race, class and gender) and various vulnerable populations, while increasing participant engagement through reading, discussion, role-plays and active learning. 


Participants will develop the knowledge, techniques, and skills necessary to understand and better serve vulnerable populations. 

  • Develop a stronger understanding of race and strengthen cultural awareness 
  • Learn about immigration and the influence this topic has had on society  
  • Understand the role homelessness plays in the development of cultural competencies  
  • Examine mental illness and how this topic plays a role in developing cultural competencies 
  • Discuss the impact of sexual violence on multiple aspects of society  
  • Acquire a well-rounded perspective on special topics and variables that are current to building a mature and robust sense of cultural competencies  
  • Craft an action on how to positively influence cultural awareness in the community   


This program is meant for a variety of service providers and individuals working within the criminal justice system, courts, social work and healthcare who want to improve their cultural competency. 


The Cultural Competency Certificate Program consists of seven courses totaling 110 hours of instruction required for certificate completion. Certificates and Continuing Education units are awarded to those who successfully complete all seven required courses. 

Courses will be offered in an online delivery model, Participants will be engaged in activities online, both asynchronous and synchronously.


Facts at a Glance
Cultural Competency Certificate Program

Duration: 8 months
Format: This program is online asynchronous and synchronous. 
Total Cost: $3,080.00
Prices are subject to change; please confirm program pricing before your cohort begins.

Courses and Schedules
Cultural Competency

This certificate program consists of seven courses designed to be taken in the order listed. The schedule for our Fall 2024 cohort will be posted soon. Please contact the Program Coordinator, Amberly Macias, to join our list and be notified when registration begins.