The NPC Certificate of Proficiency (CP) offers students highly focused skills training or re-training in selected occupational programs. By earning the CP you often can move toward testing and certification from national agencies in your field of choice. The certificate is a demonstration of learned skills in specific job areas when seeking employment in your career field.

The Certificate of Applied Science (CAS) focuses on employment skills to prepare you for your career in a selected field. However, rather than taking the full spectrum of general education courses required to earn the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree, the CAS requires a specified minimum number of credits in your area of subject specialization and just six pre-determined units of general education.