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Make an investment in your future

Whether you’re ready to launch or advance your career, certification shows that you’re qualified, competent and committed to your profession. Certification keeps you up to date on developments in your field and allows you to fine-tune a specialized skill set. It’s an investment in yourself.

The School of Human Sciences offers four certificate programs.

Aging studies certificate

SFA offers the only aging studies certificate in Northeast Texas. The 18-hour certificate will prepare you for a career in planning, administering, coordinating and delivering services to older adults.

You will be able to choose from roles such as case manager, consultant, older adult educator, program activities director and more. The multi-disciplinary program includes six elective courses in human sciences, health science and sociology.

Construction management certificate

The SFA construction management certificate is multidisciplinary and consists of 40 hours of coursework between the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture, Rusche College of Business and the School of Human Sciences.

Earning your certificate in construction management demonstrates your expertise and prepares you for a career in a variety of fields, including building maintenance, environment, construction, business and safety.

Human Sciences (18 hours)

  • CMGT 1301:  Intro to Facility and Construction Management 
  • INDS 2106/2206: Fundamentals of Interior Design Studio and Lab
  • INDS 2325: Intro to AutoCAD
  • CMGT 3114/3224: Building Construction Systems and Lab
  • CMGT 3346: Cost Estimating I
  • INDS 2113/2213: Residential Design Studio and Lab

Business (12 hours)

  • ACCT 2301: Principles of Financial Accounting
  • MGMT 3371: Operations Management
  • FINC 3333: Intro to Financial Management
  • MGMT 4344: Project Management

Forestry and Agriculture (10 hours)

  • AGET 1320/1120: Fundamentals of Agricultural Technology & Lab
  • AGET 3215/3115: Agricultural Electrification & Lab 
  • ENVR 3310:  Environmental Health and Safety

Graduate certification: executive hospitality supervision

Looking to enter the hospitality industry from another field? Moving into a management role and need to brush up on your skills? Working full time as a hospitality professional but want to gain an academic perspective? This executive hospitality supervision certificate is for you. This fully online program includes 15 hours of coursework in employee development, administration and supervision, managing the guest experience, and more.

The executive hospitality supervision certificate program allows management-level hospitality employees to engage in graduate-level studies without pursuing a full graduate degree.

Hospitality administration certificate

Whether you’re employed in the hospitality industry or ready to get started, this fully online certificate program will help you advance your career without pursuing an undergraduate degree. Courses will include travel and tourism, customer service and lodging.


School of Human Sciences
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Human Sciences Building North
Room 101

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 13014, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962