The purpose of the Certificate in Student Affairs is to allow individuals currently working in institutions of higher education to upgrade their knowledge and skills related to working with college students. This includes individuals with no prior training in student affairs, and individuals with prior training in student affairs seeking to update their training or to expand their career potential. This certificate program does not fully prepare students for professional level career potential. This certificate program does not fully prepare students for professional level careers in student affairs and should not be considered a substituted for the Master of Science Degree with a major in College Student Personal Services. (MS-CSPS).