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As reported in Inside Higher Ed, liberal arts graduates at the University of Utah were not feeling confident about finding a job in an often tepid market. So the university introduced an option growing in popularity -- a certificate program that it's labeled as “degree-plus.”

Although certificates often are geared toward older adults seeking to diversify their skill sets, the University of Utah is concentrating on recent liberal arts graduates, largely in the humanities and social sciences. During seven or eight weeks of what university officials call inexpensive classes, the new graduates learn technical skills that will make them more attractive to prospective employers, and possibly introduce them to a new field.

To read more about the University of Utah's program, click here.