Professional Development Programs Ready to take your career to the next level and continue your education? CCI offers a variety of professional development courses and certificate programs that provide the opportunity for students holding a bachelor's or master's degree in any field to update their education and develop new expertise. What is Professional Development (PD)? What is a professional development program and how can it help you? Whether you're a career-changer or an experienced professional, our professional development options — in areas such as healthcare informatics, computer science, applied data science and computational data science — will help you to update your knowledge base and earn the skills you need to succeed in the computing and informatics industries. Our online certificate programs are perfect for working professionals in allowing you to customize your studies to your busy schedule while keeping you on track to achieve your career goals. Professional Development Certificate & Program Options Earn the cutting-edge skills necessary to remain competitive in today's technology and information-driven marketplace through any of the following professional development programs: 3-Course Online PD Certificate Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Informatics - Provides an intensive introduction to the evolving field of medical/health informatics and provides students the knowledge and skills necessary to the application of information technology (IT) in the provision of healthcare. 9 credits total (3 courses) Expected time to completion: 1 year 4-Course Online PD Certificate Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Computer Science - Available to those who hold bachelor's degrees in areas other than computer science and offers them opportunities to learn the fundamentals of programming and theory in computer science. 12 credits total (4 courses) Expected time to completion: 1 year May also serve as an on-ramp to a Master of Science in Computer Science or Software Engineering, if completed with predetermined grade requirements 5-Course PD Certificates Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Applied Data Science - Designed for professionals of all backgrounds who would like to learn how to manage and leverage large and complex amounts of data to help solve problems and gain valuable insights. 15 credits total (5 courses) Expected time to completion: 1 year may also serve as an onramp to a Master of Science in Data Science, if completed with predetermined grade requirements Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Computational Data Science - Available to computer science post-baccalaureate students interested in learning a variety of technical data science topics. 15 credits total (5 courses) Expected time to completion: 1 year May also serve as an onramp to a Master of Science in Data Science, if completed with predetermined grade requirements Other Professional Development Options Advanced Certificate in Information Studies and Technology (ACIST) - an eight-course, non-degree program that provides specialized training beyond the master's degree to students who wish to update their education or develop new expertise. Special Associate Study - Allows individuals in another accredited graduate program to take graduate courses at CCI. Post-Master's Study Program - Allows individuals who already hold a master's degree in Information Systems or Library and Information Science from Drexel University to take graduate courses.