The mission of Professional Workforce Development sponsored by Southern Adventist University is to meet employer demand in the greater Chattanooga region and prepare individuals to advance or change their careers. We offer non-credit certificate programs aimed at providing high-quality education with the ability to earn industry-recognized certifications.
At the heart of Southern is our mission and Seventh-day Adventist beliefs. Grounded in Jesus Christ and dedicated to the beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, we equip students to embrace biblical truth, embody academic and professional excellence, and pursue Spirit-filled lives of service. As a Seventh-day Adventist institution, Southern operates based on a specific worldview that incorporates the beliefs of the Adventist church. If you are unfamiliar with these beliefs, you can find out more.
Grounded in Jesus Christ and dedicated to the beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, we equip students to embrace biblical truth, embody academic and professional excellence, and pursue Spirit-filled lives of service.
PROFESSIONAL WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT SPONSORED BY SOUTHERN ADVENTIST UNIVERSITY
Professional Workforce Development was established to meet the needs of employer demand in key growth areas:
- Fill the gaps for in-demand jobs in high-growth sectors like healthcare, information technology, manufacturing, professional/technical, and supply chain/logistics
- Advance employee skills and competencies through industry-recognized certifications
- Develop a robust and high-performing talent pool poised for long-term growth
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Founded in 1892, Southern Adventist University provides a quality, Christ-centered undergraduate and graduate education to approximately 2,700 students each year. Caring professors, hands-on training, and a wide selection of academic options prepare students for success, as demonstrated by our graduates’ impressive job placement numbers and high median starting salaries. Located in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, Southern’s 1,300-acre campus features nearly 40 miles of hiking and biking trails, a top-notch fitness center, and much more.
VIEW SOUTHERN'S DEGREE PROGRAMS
In addition to our certificate programs, Southern offers traditional college degrees with more than 100 academic options. View Southern’s Degrees
INVESTING IN A SOUTHERN DEGREE
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