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Did you serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

Make yourself marketable with a Professional Leadership and Service certificate.
  • 12%

    Projected growth in social and community service management occupations from 2021 to 2031.

  • 74K

    National average salary for social and community service managers.

  • Market Snapshot:


    Leadership jobs available in the U.S. as of March 2023.

  • Leadership Skills:

    • Ethics
    • Problem solving
    • Organization
    • Time management
    • Patience
    • Client management
    • Initiative
  • Interview Question

    Describe your leadership experience:

    1. Provide a concrete example from your life
    2. Highlight how you both led AND supported the team
    3. Describe the steps taken to meet your goal, including tasks you delegated to others
    4. Detail how you accomplished your goal with a quantifiable example


  • "As we lose ourselves in the service of others we discover our own lives and our own happiness.”

    Dieter F. Uchtdorf

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Refine the sought-after skills to take the lead.
This certificate will hone the professional leadership and service skills acquired on your mission so you can excel in the workplace.

Employers are constantly seeking effective leaders capable of making sound judgments, even with limited information. The ability to evaluate risks and benefits under pressure before acting decisively is valuable in every industry, as is the trust developed through service to others.

You’ll also leave here with the skills to communicate effectively, articulate your career preparation confidently, and collaborate with others meaningfully. And in all things, we’ll help you work toward becoming a capable and trusted disciple of Jesus Christ. So whatever you do, you’ll be prepared to be the best you possible.

*This certificate is available to any Latter-day Saint returned missionary who served at least 12 months and received an honorable release. 

If your goal is to get a transferable, skills-based degree, you’re in the right place. Any certificate can be combined with general education courses to create your AS degree.

Seeking to expand your job-related skills to broaden career options? Strengthen your resume by including two certificates in your degree. Or, discover new interests by choosing one certificate and exploring elective credits. Are you a Pathway student interested in attending Ensign College? Those earned credits can be transferred to your AS degree as electives.

Whichever option you choose, you’ll graduate with the technical, critical thinking, and interpersonal skills that employers look for, so you can secure a career and excel.

Interested in continuing your education after you graduate? No problem. Your regionally-accredited AS degree, which includes the credits from your selected certificate(s), can be transferred to a 4-year institution.

Religion 8 credits
Certificate 15-29 credits
General Education (GE) 30 credits
College Success 3 credits
BAP 115, Excel & Technology
CAR 101, College Success
CAR 299, Internship
Electives (students may need up to 4 elective credits) 4 credits
TOTAL 60 – 74 credits
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Get a stand-alone certificate
Are you looking to gain marketable skills quickly, so you can get a competitive job without a 2- or 4-year degree? Ensign College offers a certificate only option, which allows you to obtain a stand-alone standard certificate in just one semester (15 credits). This way, you can get to work fast in the field of your choice.


Have you laid out your course sequencing yet? It’s essential that you meet with your success advisor first thing to ensure that you stay on track. Accumulating too many credits will not only affect your eligibility for financial aid, but also your ability to transfer to another school. So don’t wait. Set yourself up for success by mapping out your required courses from the beginning.

You can reach your success advisor through the Student Success Center at or 801-524-8151.

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