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Micro-credentials

The term micro-credential most commonly refers to a short course or program focused on a specific, job-relevant competency. In other words, micro-credentials help individuals build the skills and knowledge needed to complete specific work tasks. Micro-credentials are typically developed with input from employers in order to ensure that the skills being addressed are highly relevant to the workplace. In many cases, micro-credentials allow each individual to progress at their own pace, rather than follow a weekly schedule that is the same for the whole class.

Credentials Explained

 

General Description:  Highly focused on a specific competency related to a particular type of job.

Learning Style:  Applied

Credential Awarded:  Digital badge

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General Description:  Multiple (usually 2-5) micro-credentials support the development of multiple competencies all related to a particular type of job.

Learning Style:  Applied

Credential Awarded:  Digital badge

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General Description:  Program provides a level of skills and knowledge that allow grads to meet narrowly defined job requirements.

Learning Style:  Applied (primarily)

Credential Awarded:  Paper certificate

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General Description:  Prepares participants for entry-level positions.

    Learning Style:  Theory and Applied (combination)

    Credential Awarded:  Paper certificate

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    General Description:  Prepares participants for entry-level positions.

      Learning Style:  Theory and Applied (combination)

      Credential Awarded:  Paper certificate

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      General Description:  Prepares participants for entry-level positions and for more specialized education at a more advanced level.

        Learning Style:  Theory and Applied (combination), may include one or more placements

        Credential Awarded:  Paper diploma

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          General Description:  Prepares participants for more specialized positions because they develop deeper skill sets.

            Learning Style:  Theory and Applied (combination), may include a capstone or placement

            Credential Awarded:  Paper certificate

            Click this link to search for available Recognition of Achievement, Certificate, Diploma and Graduate Certificate programs

            Stacked Micro-credentials and Programs

            Individual Micro-credentials