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Graduate Certificate in Infection Prevention and Control

Pursue Your Graduate Certificate in Infection Prevention and Control Online!

In this 100% online infection control graduate certificate program, you will be given the opportunity to amplify your skills to help make a difference in the critical medical area of infection control. The Graduate Certificate in Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) program from Post University offers the tools you could use to help prevent, manage, and control outbreaks and the spread of infectious diseases in health settings.

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Infection Control Graduate Certificate at a Glance

Flexible Online Classes

Monthly Start Dates

15 Credit Hours

5 Courses

Individualized Learning Experiences

Practice-Focused Curriculum for Real-World Skills

Coursework for your certificate in infection prevention and control is designed to help you build the foundation of insights and practical skills necessary to:

  • Apply principles of epidemiology to environmental assessment of risk
  • Develop a comprehensive infection prevention and control program
  • Design a surveillance system
  • Interpret infection control data

Prepare for Credentialing Opportunities!

The courses in the certificate in Infection Prevention and Control could help prepare students for the Certification in Infection Control (CIC) credential examination. Post University does not guarantee certification. Professional credentials include requirements outside of education, which may include exams, background checks, work experience, and more. It is ultimately the responsibility of individual students to be in charge of their own certification process and to make sure that all requirements are met in obtaining certification. Post University does not speak on behalf of any licensing board or body. The Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology issues the CIC. The full requirements for the CIC can be found here:

Your Certificate Program on Your Terms

Post offers two different learning modalities to help you earn your graduate certificate: Term Based and SIMPath® (Competency Based).

Term Based (All Specializations)

  • 100% online classes
  • 8-week terms
  • Monthly class start dates
  • Consistent due dates
  • Take one class at a time

SIMPath® (Non-NP Specializations Only)

  • 100% online classes
  • 16-week semesters
  • Monthly class start dates
  • Self-paced format
  • Complete as many classes as you can*

* Start with two classes. Add in more as your schedule allows. You can register for additional classes up to the 13th week. Unfinished courses will need to be repeated.

Curriculum, Course Descriptions, & Program Outcomes

Please see the University Catalog for the online Infection Control Graduate Certificate’s full curriculum with course descriptions and program outcomes.

Admissions Requirements
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Our admissions team is available to walk you through the application process and answer any questions on the Infection Prevention and Control Graduate Certificate program requirements. Contact us to learn more!

Tuition & Payment Options

View the Tuition and Fees section for information for the graduate certificate program costs.

We offer several funding options as you pursue your education. Please see the Scholarships and Other Ways to Save section to learn more about our:

  • External Scholarships
  • Nursing Tuition Reductions
  • Education Partnership Program Tuition Reduction
  • Post Eagle Program (Military)
  • Payment Plans
  • And more!


This program is not currently eligible for Title IV funding for new enrollments.

Earn Your Infection Control Certificate Online on Your Terms

At Post University, we are focused on your success, in and out of the classroom. A student success advisor will work with you one-on-one to answer your questions and help you address challenges throughout the certificate program. We are here to help you achieve your infection prevention and control career goals.

Ready to make a difference in healthcare and your future? Contact us to learn more about our Graduate Certificate in Infection Prevention and Control.

This program is not currently eligible for Title IV funding for new enrollments.

Note: This program is not designed to fulfill the educational requirements for any licensure or certification. Post University does not speak on behalf of any licensing board or body but does assist students in understanding licensure requirements.