Technical Skills & Certifications

SAS Certified Programmer

SAS certification is a great way to distinguish yourself from your peers with a prospective employer. Becoming certified requires you to pass a SAS certification exam. Particularly for economists, SAS certification is a marketable skill which often broadens entry-level employment opportunities and may increase prospective pay-scales. SAS is introduced in the undergraduate program and later developed in the MA in Applied Economics program. UNCG undergraduates may self-enroll for courses offered online by SAS which are specifically geared toward certification exams. These courses are available for free to UNCG students and exams may be taken at a significantly discounted rate. For more information about SAS and becoming a SAS Certified Programmer, please visit the UNCG ITS webpage.

Microsoft (Excel) Certification

Undergraduates can build their resumes’ through extra curricular development such as completion of certification in Excel or other Microsoft programs.  Microsoft offers a large library of online learning tools to prepare for their exams and certifications. UNCG Information Technology Services (ITS) offers FREE training to faculty, staff, and students through a combination of online and in person training in on-campus training rooms. For more information on resources provided to students, please visit the ITS training website.