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Certificate Programs

The Office of Continuing Education offers several credit and non-credit Certificates of Study for personal and professional advancement. The courses are led by college faculty and experienced leaders in the business, industrial, and professional communities.

Requirements are practical and relevant to each profession and are designed to be completed on a part-time basis. For information on registration and requirements, contact the Continuing Education office at 603-358-2290.

Geographic Information Systems

(NOTE: This certificate is on hold and not accepting applications at this time).

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology is used in an enormous range of applications where there is geographic data to be stored, queried, analyzed, and displayed. With GIS, people can create maps quickly and inexpensively, link statistical analyses with mapping, and experiment with graphic representations of data. GIS is a powerful tool in the decision-making process, because it links data such as addresses, zip codes, and watersheds.

The GIS certificate program, designed to be completed in one year, is ideal for students who wish to focus their skills and professionals in environmental resource management, urban and regional planning, local government, facilities management, and other areas. The certificate indicates that you have an understanding of general GIS theory; knowledge and practical exposure to the hardware and software used in GIS; and the ability to plan and construct spatial databases, perform GIS analyses, and represent data in maps and tables.

Multimedia Journalism

This program has been specifically designed to provide students majoring in fields other than journalism with production skills in print, broadcast, photography, and web platforms. Students seeking admission to this program should first complete JRN-130, Writing for the Media (this requirement can be waived by permission of the program advisor).The certificate requires that students complete four of the following five courses: Print Journalism; Broadcast Journalism; Digital Journalism; Multimedia Journalism; and Photojournalism.  For more information, contact Julio Del Sesto at 603-358-2925 or View the complete packet

Paralegal Studies

Legal paraprofessionals fill a vital role as members of a legal team. Career opportunities for legal paraprofessionals are on the rise. Aside from placement in law firms opportunities also exist in the legal departments of major companies, banks, real estate offices, insurance firms, and government agencies.

This online non-credit program is designed for adults of all types of backgrounds who are interested in pursuing a career in the legal field. The class allows you to study at your own pace through Ed2Go. For more information, contact the Continuing Education Office at 603-358-2290.

Public Relations Certificate Program

This program has been specifically designed to provide students and community members majoring in fields other than journalism, multimedia, and public relations the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge regarding the role and practice of Public Relations in a diverse global marketplace through learning PR applications in varied venues like corporations, non-profits, PR agencies, campaigns and issue-based groups. For more information, view the complete packet or contact Dr. Salcetti at 603-358-2724 or

Web Site Design

This non-credit online certificate program is intended to provide you with the fundamentals needed to design, develop, and maintain a Web site. Common Web development tools including HTML graphics and multimedia are introduced as well as Web page design fundamentals, common software tools, models of information architecture, and JAVA programming. View more information and register or contact the Office of Continuing Education at 603-358-2290.

Contact Graduate Studies and Extended Education

Office of Graduate Studies and Extended Education
☎ 603-358-2290

Elliot Hall, First Floor, Suite 144
Keene State College
229 Main Street
Keene, NH 03435-2605

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