The professional graduate Architectural Lighting Certificate is offered by the University of Colorado Boulder to non-degree students from the professional community to help them build their confidence and competence, contribute more fully to their companies, and further advance their careers. Depth of understanding and proficiency grows throughout a two-semester online course sequence that begins in September and ends in April, and the certificate program culminates in a capstone course that includes hands-on practical experience with lighting measurements, equipment, and software tools during an on-campus week-long intensive as part of the five-week course in May-June. The Architectural Lighting Certificate is awarded by the University of Colorado to students who complete this series of three 3-credit courses.