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An Online Undergraduate Certificate in Regional and Community Planning That Can Jump-Start or Enhance Your Education

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Earn Your Online Certificate in Regional and Community Planning

The flexibility of this online undergraduate certificate allows adult learners with an interest in urban and regional planning to fit a quality education into their busy lives. The program provides students with an overview of the latest planning processes and technologies.

Students learn to assess the overall impact that development projects have on the surrounding environment and the quality of life for community inhabitants. Students are challenged to research and think critically to develop balanced solutions to complex planning issues. This foundational certificate program assesses resource needs such as energy, water resources, sustainability, and green space in the context of population usage, best practices, and regulatory compliance. Students are taught innovated planning strategies and management skills to address multiple stakeholder concerns and to shepherd projects to completion.

Classes are taught by practitioner instructors. Many have extensive leadership experience in urban planning and sustainable development. The curriculum is continuously assessed with guidance from industry advisory councils to ensure that students are receiving relevant information applied in the field today.

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A University Built For You

Accessible Learning

Plan around your work and life responsibilities with courses that are online and feature weekly class schedules with no set login times.

Recognized for Quality

Part of American Public University System, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Several programs have earned specialty accreditation.

Save Time

Certificate students can typically transfer up to 9 credits for previous academic coursework, job experience, and professional training. We also consider ACE-evaluated training and credits by exam.

Future-Focused

You have access to our vast network of working professional students and alumni, and our career services team provides continuous assistance.

Real-World Knowledge

You’ll be guided by faculty skilled in providing an engaging learning journey rooted in real-world experience from government, Fortune 500 companies, healthcare, defense agencies, technology firms, and the military.

Your Time to Shine

You always have a front row seat in APU’s online classroom. Undergraduate classes average 20 students.

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Making Quality Higher Education Within Reach

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There is no cost to apply.

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Transfer Credit Evaluation

APU does not charge to evaluate and apply eligible transfer credit.

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Textbooks & Ebooks

We provide no-cost textbooks and ebooks for all undergraduates.

$285
Per Credit Hour

Tuition for associate degrees, bachelor’s degrees, and undergraduate certificates.

$250
Per Credit Hour

For undergraduate and master’s-level programs with APU’s Military Tuition Grant for eligible students

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