Workforce Education & Readiness Center (WERC)


Salem University is committed to student, alumni, and community success. That means we care about careers and understand that sometimes, a short program of study is all you need. That’s where the Salem WERC comes in. Here, you will find industry aligned short programs to help you gain new skills, explore options for upskilling, and engage in programs that lead to certification and often count for credit should you decide to pursue a degree at Salem University.

Certified Financial Planner (CFP)

Become a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER Professional with Salem University’s Online CFP® Program. Salem University’s CFP Board-Registered Program satisfies the coursework requirement for CFP® certification and completion of this program may be used towards transfer credit into Salem University’s MBA program. Learn More

Certified Associate Project Manager (CAPM)

This certification will assist students in preparing for the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) exam. Students will learn the definitions, terminologies, knowledge areas, processes, tools, and techniques that are required to take a project from the initiating process to completion. This course identifies project management standards and best practices to effectively manage a project and introduces the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), which offers a standardized approach to deliverables every Project Manager needs to successful project accomplishment.

The certification will consist of two modules (courses) each of which are four weeks long. The first module emphasizes knowledge and skills and the second module focuses on preparing students to sit and pass the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) certification exam. Simulations & prep. examinations will be emphasized.

Salesforce Administrator Career Certificate

Learn to build dashboards, generate reports, and improve business processes so you stand out for sales, business development, and customer success roles. Gain the customer relationship management (CRM) skills needed for thousands of Salesforce admin jobs. This certificate is offered in partnership with Pathstream and Salesforce and includes career coaching. This certificate program is aligned with the Salesforce administrator credential exam.

Industry Aligned Certificates

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Esports Management Certificate of Completion

If you are ready to “level up” your e-sports game, the Esports management certificate may be right for you! Completion of this three-course sequence will prepare you with the specialized knowledge of video gaming and events management to enter into the multimillion dollar industry. Jobs in the esports field grew by 185% in just the first six months of 2019, and year-over-year growth for the whole industry has been over 15%. It is a booming area for innovation and career opportunity. This certificate of completion can also transfer in toward a degree in Business Management and a Specialization in Esports Management. The three course certificate of completion consist of
  • ESM310 Esports Business Strategy
  • ESM320 Esports Multimedia and Marketing
  • ESM330 Esports Event Management
You will learn practical skills and cover topics like how to:
  • Analyze the current esports market and establish best business and marketing practices
  • Utilize event management strategies to create successful, next-level esports experiences
  • Synthesize strategic thinking tactics in order to be able to quickly adapt to the fluid, constantly changing entertainment market
  • Build on knowledge of esports teams and history and stay in tune with the industry, ethics standards, and respective games

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