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2017-2018 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog
Grand Valley State University
   
 
    
 
  Nov 23, 2017
 
2017-2018 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Intercultural Training Certificate


The intercultural training certificate (ITC) is an experiential academic option, and students who complete the certificate will gain a skillset that will foster their interactions and increase their comfort with different cultural groups in both their personal and professional lives. The certificate is 12 credits.

ITC Certificate Program

The official university transcript will reflect completion of the courses and contain the phrase: Completed certificate program in intercultural training. In addition, the student will receive a framable certificate from the university. 

Certificate Requirements

Students must be degree-seeking students to receive the certificate. The certificate will be awarded at the same time as the degree is awarded. All undergraduate certificates have received Higher Learning Commission approval, and students are eligible for financial aid because they are seeking a degree. To complete the certificate, students must successfully complete the three required courses and two electives from the list of approved ITC electives. Students must achieve a grade of C (not C-) or better in all required courses to receive the ITC certificate designation. In addition, students must declare their intent to obtain the certificate prior to enrollment in ITC 490 by completing an application for secondary admission. The application is available on the ITC website at www.gvsu.edu/itc/.

Required Courses

Electives

Students take two courses from a list of approved electives — primarily from the existing curriculum in various disciplines and majors. The electives allow students to customize their certificates by taking courses that are related to their majors or interests. The list of potential electives is available on the ITC website (www.gvsu.edu/itc). Electives may be taken prior to or concurrent with ITC 100 or ITC 490, and before ITC 495.