Non Credit Programs and Certificates

Below you will find a bank of Non-Credit Programs and certificates available to you. If you are interested in learning more about Non-Credit programs and certificates, please take a look at our Non-Credit Informational page.

Noncredit Programs and Courses

UM's Online Beekeeping Certificate program consists of three university-level courses at the apprentice, journeyman and master levels, culminating in a certificate designating the participant as a "Master Beekeeper." The program is endorsed by the Montana State Beekeepers Association, The American Honey Producers Association and Project Apis m. UM also teaches special topics courses such as Natural Beekeeping. Our courses are taught by UM faculty members and owners of Bee Alert Technology, Dr. Jerry Bromenshenk, Scott Debnam and Phillip Welch, widely regarded as one of the nation's premier honey bee research teams.

Brewing Science offers students an opportunity to gain a fundamental understanding of the chemistry, biochemistry and microbiology underpinning the production of malted grains, fermentation, and packaging and distribution of brewed products. Students will develop knowledge of the origin and production of different styles of beer, and will be able to apply their knowledge to hobby home brewing and to the production of beer at the commercial scale.

Students who successfully complete the course will earn a micro-credential and badge.

Course meets online and by Zoom. This course is available for non-credit only.

Career Readiness is a class that focuses on personal skills, professional behaviors, and tools to help students succeed in any career and learn soft and hard skills applicable to many occupations and empower students to thrive professionally. Soft skills taught align with the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) career competencies for college graduates.

The Montana Certified Public Manager (CPM) Program is based on the Bacus Institute Department of Public Administration and Policy. The Certified Public Management Program curriculum is determined by the National Certified Public Manager Consortium. The purpose of the program is to provide an in-depth, comprehensive, competency-based, nationally certified program for all managers from state and local government organizations, universities, and those from business and industry who desire this training and certification.

The Crosscut Sawyer is designed to provide the basic technical knowledge needed by federal land management agency employees and partners to use crosscut saws safely and efficiently for bucking in moderately complex or "B-level" situations. The course is intended to complement, but not replace, field certification, in which sawyers may also be required to prove their competence to a certifying official before being allowed to operate a crosscut saw.

Introduction to Culinary Medicine is an online course available to interested parties in the general public that covers the same material offered at the graduate level, 3-credit university course. It will provide an overview of the many facets and intriguing insights into this newly evolving discipline.

Dual-Credit Anatomy and Physiology Training is a digital badge available at University of Montana. The training aims to educate high school science teachers about the requirements for a dual-credit Anatomy & Physiology course and demonstrate how the Montana Science Standards/NGSS can be incorporated into this type of course, how to incorporate the 2019 National Health Science Standards into this type of course and explain the difference between high school credit, college credit, dual-credit, and career and technical education (CTE) coursework. Develop and implement an inquiry-based science curriculum based on best practices in learning and Anatomy & Physiology. Provide resources on Anatomy & Physiology, CTE, NGSS, and Inquiry-based instruction.

The University of Montana’s GRE Preparation Course is designed to help you successfully complete the Graduate Required Examination. The course allows you to prepare for the GRE at your own pace and curates all the resources you need to be successful.

Job Site Ready is a micro-credential available at Missoula College’s Sustainable Construction Technology department. The program will help participants with no experience explore careers within the construction industry and take the first step toward a career in construction. Through both online and hands-on training, students will be exposed to the potential of working in the construction industry, as well as acquire the basic knowledge and skills it takes to become a safe, confident, and productive member of a construction team from day one.

In this five-part, online Montana Brews course you will learn about some of the fine craft beers being brewed in the state today, with a focus on Missoula breweries, get an introduction to the magical world of homebrewing, including the all-grain process and (as an added two beer glasses and hops sitting on a wooden surface bonus) get insider access to recipes for some of the most notable Montana beers.

The TESOL Certificate Program will provide teacher candidates with a solid background of the practices and theories of teaching a foreign language and with an understanding of how the principles of modern linguistics can be applied to language instruction.