Online Certificate Programs for Teens, College Students and Young Adults

There are online certification classes that students can take at Facebook, Bloomberg and lots of companies where teens and young adults can get practical training and earn a certification that shows competence in a specific area. 

Taking an online certification program is a great way to enhance your skills. (Twenty20 @NatalyaBodrova)

Online certificate programs for teens, college students and young adults

Graphic Design

  • Adobe offers a host of certification programs.
  • Avid offers professional certification for its professional media software. 
  • Unity 3D offers five different types of certifications that align with the most important workflows in the visualization and game development process, including development, 3D art and modeling, rigging, shading, and effects. 


Marketing/Social Media

Data Analysis


  • Fundamentals of Virology Certificate Learn more about viruses and their structure, how they replicate, and their effect on human health, with this course.
  • CDC Environmental Public Health EPHOC is an online/on-demand package of e-learning courses for environmental public health practitioners. The goal is to provide access to comprehensive, worthwhile, and affordable workforce development resources for practitioners in environmental public health. This has been a major issue of concern across the United States for the past decade or more.


  • Fiance is an overview of the ideas, methods, and institutions that permit human society to manage risks and foster enterprise. Emphasis on financially-savvy leadership skills. Description of practices today and analysis of prospects for the future. Introduction to risk management and behavioral finance principles to understand the real-world functioning of securities, insurance, and banking industries. The ultimate goal of this course is using such industries effectively and towards a better society.
  • HR Certification Institute – Human Resources (HRCI®) is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the HR profession by developing and administering best-in-class accredited certifications.

Public Relations/ Communications

Other Resources (MOOC)— massive online open course providers

Coursera online certification programs — Coursera is an online course provider founded in 2012 by Stanford University computer science professors. It offers open online courses, specializations, degrees, and certificates.

EdX online certification programs — EdX was created by MIT and Harvard in 2012. There are 2000 online university-level courses in a wide range of topics from 140 leading institutions. Certificate track courses are available.

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Madeleine Korn is a recent graduate from the University of California, Santa Barbara. In the 2019 to 2020 school year, she was the advertising director for The Bottom Line newspaper at UC Santa Barbara. Prior to that, she was an intern for United Airlines in both 2018 and 2019, where she was involved in projects to improve the customer experience. She loves writing and creating videos and really enjoys working for Grown and Flown!

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