I'm just beginning to become quite interested in the field of planning but sort of realized this a little later than what would have been ideal in life. I'm enroute to completing an MSc. in Resource Management and am wondering if anyone has done a certificate or diploma (e.g. not a full degree - planning is fascinating to me but I don't know if I can do another two years of grad school) to accompany a non-planning degree, and have managed to secure employment in the planning/design world as a result of it? Or put in another way would doing these types of certificate/diploma programs be worthwhile to get into some aspect of the field or are they purely for interest's sake? Does anyone have some recommendations of these types of certificate/diploma programs I could look into? Something that would at least allow me to work part time would be preferable but if it's not possible I can set aside a year for studies (I have been fortunate enough to work throughout my Master's degree).
Thanks for any advice