Leverage our programs to gain practical skills and support the next step in your career. Drake University offers a variety of professional development programs and continuing education, no matter at which stage your career is. Please see the menu at the left for the industry-specific programs.
The managers most responsible for an organization’s success or failure work on the front lines. Gain the right skills in communication, delegation, motivation, and development. Supervisory Leadership will help you improve you and your team’s overall performance. You earn the certificate by completing the two core courses and three electives. You can choose electives that fit your needs. Supervisory Leadership Brochure
Fall Core Classes
Stand Alone Electives: If the time isn't right for you to do the entire program, you can register for these individual electives.
C++ Programming Many of today's popular desktop, web, and mobile apps were developed with the C++ programming language. With software development roles expected to grow at 22 percent from 2012-2022, learning C++ is an important first step to a career in computer science. This course is designed to introduce you to the concepts, terminology, application, and coding of the C++ programming language. This course consists of 18 lessons that use text, full programming scenarios, instructional videos, and hundreds of live coding labs that give you real-time feedback on your work. You will learn fundamental programming concepts, including decision making and looping, with the support of practical, step-by-step examples. After working through these lessons, you will understand the basics of structured and object-oriented programming techniques. Most importantly, you will be able to build C++ programs to strengthen your developer portfolio.