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Basic Game Design

Games are increasingly recognized as a tool that can serve many business purposes beyond entertainment. This Certificate provides you with a general introduction to what goes into the design and development of both video and analog games, with a particular focus on the use of games outside of consumer entertainment. // Course provided through LERN.


Coding is becoming one of the most in-demand skills in the workplace today. As a result, coding has become a core skill that bolsters one's chances of becoming a higher value to organizations. The highest demand is for programming languages with broad applicability. // Course provided through LERN.

CompTIA Discounted Vouchers

As an academic partner of CompTIA, Old Dominion University students can purchase discounted testing vouchers by visiting the CompTIA Academic Store. Click here to access the store.

Cybersecurity Professional Bootcamp

The Old Dominion University Cybersecurity Bootcamp is a non-credit offering designed for those looking to get started in—or advance into—a meaningful career in cybersecurity. Whatever your initial level of tech knowledge, our students develop the specialized competences needed to protect data and systems from cyberattacks, and learn to apply their knowledge to real-world challenges. // Course provided in collaboration with ThriveDX.

Digital Marketing Professional Bootcamp

The Digital Marketing Bootcamp at Old Dominion University equips students with the most updated, must-have skill set to prosper in today's digital marketing roles. Our applied curriculum will have you trained and ready for the workplace in less than a year. // Course provided in collaboration with ThriveDX.

Graphic Design Software Essentials

The Adobe software tools are the leading software for graphic design. Adobe Illustrator is the industry standard computer illustration software. Adobe InDesign is the industry standard page-layout program that works with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop seamlessly. Use Adobe Photoshop to effectively work with selection and editing tools, layers, and masks to edit, retouch and enhance existing images or create your own composite digital art work. Access to the Adobe software tools required. // Course provided through LERN.

INCOSE SEP Certification Exam Prep

ODU's INCOSE Certification training course provides a comprehensive treatment and review of the INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook v4 and mid semester and final sample exams as part of the course in preparation for the INCOSE SEP Certification exam. Geared for the working professional, it is a rigorous, practical, and flexible online course that will provide you with the preparation and confidence you need.


Enhance your management skills through this program for supervisors, managers, and emerging leaders. Nothing creates success like a solid foundation. Discover the keys for effectively managing your employees. Find out how to create clear expectations, engage and motivate employees, and increase your effectiveness. // Course provided through LERN.

Managing Social Change

Discover proven strategies for moving your efforts, and those of others, from advocacy to managing and achieving social change within the workplace and/or community. // Course provided through LERN.

Mastering Excel

A must-have skill to succeed in business, whether an entrepreneur or a valued employee, is the ability to create, edit and manage spreadsheets. Microsoft Excel is the most used spreadsheet tool in the world. // Course provided through LERN.

Presentation Media

Presentation media are key to communication, sales, speeches and any other effective presentation today. Whether your presentation is online or in-person, presentation media not only enhance your message, but often make your message successful. // Course provided through LERN.

Project Management

ODU's Graduate Certificate in Project Management (GCPM) will teach you the concepts, management tools and processes required for overseeing projects in the workplace. This certificate also provides the core knowledge needed to successfully pass the PMP Exam. Students enrolling in GCPM will qualify for a discount on their PMP Prep Course if they choose to take it.

Project Management Professional PMP® Exam Prep Course

The PMP® credential has become the most recognized certification in Project Management in the world and is considered the gold standard of PM qualifications. ODU's PMP® Exam Prep course reviews the PMI® project management framework and the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®). During the course, your progress is measured through testing that simulates actual examination areas.

Software Development Bootcamp

As a software developer, you will have the versatility to execute tasks from any stage in a web or application development project. At Old Dominion University, we transform learners into adaptable and self-reliant software developers who can construct innovative solutions to the problems that affect how we live to create a better, more accessible online environment. // Course provided in collaboration with ThriveDX.


Structured Query Language (SQL) is the industry standard database programming language. It is one of the most in demand skills in occupations that require interaction with data and analyzing data. Through your knowledge of Structured Query Language, you will become more marketable in computer related career fields that pertain to database administration. Learning SQL can also lead to a job that is specific to analyzing data such as a data analyst, a quality assurance analyst, or a business analyst. // Course provided through LERN.

Web Design

Online users say a website's design is the number one criteria for deciding whether a company is credible or not, according to recent research. Understanding what it takes to produce effective web design is essential in today's market of highly saturated digital competition.// Course provided through LERN.


WordPress is the most popular content management system (CMS) for website and blog design. Topics include an introduction to CMS, WordPress installation and setup, page and content creation, administration, themes (selection, purchase, installation, and setup), working with widgets and plugins, and more. // Course provided through LERN.

Workplace Communication

Good communication in the workplace is more important than ever. And critical to your career advancement and success. Come get a comprehensive and intensive preparation with skills and techniques you can put to use on Monday morning. // Course provided through LERN.

Workplace Conflict Solutions

In today's business environment, employers expect employees to have a solid set of interpersonal skills. The ability to solve problems quickly and effectively is a critical interpersonal skill well worth developing. // Course provided through LERN.

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Presidential Inauguration

ODU commemorated the inauguration of President Brian O. Hemphill, Ph.D., during Homecoming Weekend 2022. Relive the historic weekend.

Fall Open House

It's time to fall in love with ODU! Join us for our last Open House event of the semester on Saturday, November 19.

Commencement 2022

Visit the Commencement Office for information on event times, caps & gowns, tickets and more!