Certificate Students

Accelerate your long-term career with a short-term certificate in healthcare. You will develop marketable skills and specialized expertise in a small class environment complemented by hands-on clinical experience. Sacred Heart University’s St. Vincent’s College  is well positioned to provide continuing healthcare education, offering expert faculty and affiliations with area hospitals and medical offices. Each certificate program is built around our commitment to providing students with the most relevant education for the evolving healthcare landscape.

Expand Your Opportunities

  • Become eligible to take certification exams in your field
  • Build skills through clinical experiences
  • Earn new professional qualifications in less time than a degree program
  • Complete a certificate in as quickly as 6 weeks to 12 months

Admission Criteria

The Admissions Committee reviews applications holistically, taking into account each student’s personal situation and demonstrated potential for success. The application review includes an analysis of academic preparation, including high school and college transcripts, coursework rigor and selected grades in Math and Science, as well as life experiences such as professional skills training and military experience.

Application Checklist

  • Online application
  • $25 application fee
  • Official high school transcript*, or GED
  • Official college transcripts*
  • Other application requirements vary by certificate; visit Certificate Programs

*Applicants may submit an unofficial transcript to expedite review of the application while the official transcript request is in process.

More Information

Start dates vary by certificate; visit Certificate Programs for a complete schedule. Admitted students must complete a health clearance, as well as pass a criminal background check and drug screen, in order to register for classes. Instructions on completing this clearance are provided upon receipt of the enrollment deposit.

Contact Us

SVC  Office of Admissions
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm
Mailing Address (for transcripts):
St. Vincent’s College
Office of Admissions
75 Hunting Street
Bridgeport, CT 06606