The word diploma comes from the Latin word “diploma”. Previously in the people of the Greeks it was usual to grant a title to their soldiers, they gave it to them when they graduated, in this certification their privileges or advantages were found. It was made of two interlocking bronze plates folded over each other. Because of this, this title is called a diploma, which is a term from the Greek verb diploo: which means to fold.

Today, these diplomas are no longer made of bronze or metal plates folded one on top of the other. The diplomas accredit an achievement, a merit awarded for a stipulated time. But the obvious thing is that diplomas continue to be awarded, because they are already part of us, on different occasions they drive us and encourage our phases of life.

Then it could be said that diploma courses are non-formal education programs or courses of study that do not lead to obtaining degrees or academic degrees, which aim to deepen and/or update specific topics in the area of ​​knowledge. They are structured in modules on certain topics. They are curricularly dynamic, flexible and long enough for the participant to acquire the knowledge imparted. They are presented to meet specific needs of contexts such as: social, national and international, but they do not constitute postgraduate study.

In summary, the diplomas are long courses prepared with the purpose of consolidating knowledge in areas where the needs of society warrant it. With the advantage of flexibility due to the various modalities that can be presented to interested parties.