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Certificates - Local

SUNY Canton may recognize students who successfully complete a specified sequence or cluster of approved, credit courses by awarding a local certificate of recognition. Such awards of themselves are not registered, aid-eligible programs and are not on transcripts. Local certificates will be subject to review and approval by the established faculty governance process for curricular matters.

Process for Awarding Credit-Bearing Local Certificates

Matriculated students who seek credit-bearing local certificates should contact the appropriate academic office for explanation of local v. registered certificates and for enrollment information.

  1. Eligibility for enrolling in a local certificate program is determined by the appropriate academic office upon request of the student (per the Local Certificate Registration form).
  2. The awarding of the local certificate is determined by the appropriate academic office upon request of the student (per the Local Certificate Registration form).
  3. Certificates are produced through the appropriate academic office and mailed at the close of the semester in which completion was achieved. The academic office should keep a copy of the certificate for future reference.
  4. A copy of the local certificate will be included in the matriculated student’s file in the School Dean’s Office.