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.
- 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).
- The awarding of the local certificate is determined by the appropriate academic office upon request of the student (per the Local Certificate Registration form).
- 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.
- A copy of the local certificate will be included in the matriculated student’s file in the School Dean’s Office.