FAQ for Nossi’s Certificate Programs

WRITTEN BY: lfunke

When does the fall semester start?
The fall Certificate programs will begin as follows:
Photography begins Wednesday, September 6th from 6 – 10 PM. The photography certificate is ONE NIGHT per week and will continue for 16 weeks. The final day is Wednesday, December 20th. 
User Experience User Interface (UXUI) Design begins Tuesday, September 5th from 6 – 10 PM and continues Thursday, September 7th from 6 – 10 PM. The UXUI certificate is TWO NIGHTS per week – Tuesdays and Thursdays – and will continue for 16 weeks. The final day is Thursday, December 21th. 

When is my first payment due?
For September Certificate Courses, half of your tuition payment will be due by end of day on Friday, August 18. Additional monthly payments are due by the fifth of each month. 

Is financial aid offered for certificate programs?
Financial aid will not be offered. This program is a certificate program and not a degree program, therefore, financial aid will not be available.

If I take Nossi’s Certificate Program, will I get course credit?
You will not receive course credit on your college transcripts when you graduate from the certificate programs. Although this certificate will not transfer to other colleges, it will provide a path for Nossi students to seek additional degrees in a shorter amount of time. If you are interested in future degree opportunities, please ask your admissions representative how this may apply to you.

Will I need a camera for the photography certificate program?
Yes, you will need to purchase a DSL Camera for this class. We have partnered with Dury’s Camera Shop, so if you do not have a camera, or if you need to purchase new equipment, you can work directly with their qualified experts to purchase cameras, equipment and accessories from a trusted brand at a discounted rate.

Will I need a computer for the photography program?
No, a computer will not be needed for this certificate program but we highly recommend you consider purchasing a laptop. You can use a trusted partner, Experimac, to get good deals on new and refurbished Macs.

Will I need a computer for the UX/UI program?
All work will be done within a Nossi computer lab, so a separate laptop is not required. You are welcome to bring a laptop or you can use a trusted partner, Experimac, to get good deals on new and refurbished Macs.

I don’t know Adobe Photoshop or Lightroom will I need to? (Photography Certificate)
Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom will be discussed throughout the photography certificate degree. It is not a problem if you are not well versed in Photoshop or Lightroom; you will be by the time you complete the program.

I don’t know Abobe Photoshop or Illustrator will I need to? (UX/UI Certificate)
A preliminary course will be offered before the certificate program begins. All registrants will be able to sign up for this free class to help master new skills needed for the certificate.

Do you have additional questions? Please do not hesitate to call Nossi at 615-514-2787 or email certificates@nossi.edu. 


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