Summer Microcredential Program
Registration begins April 11. Fill out the form to learn more!
Explore tools, techniques, and interactive aspects of digital marketing. Earn your E-Marketing Microcredential this summer. Our flexible, 6-week online program starts May 2022.
Build your skills in consumer behavior, market research, formulating your value proposition, and more! Earn your Entrepreneurship Microcredential this summer.
Human Resources Management
Gain a broad general management foundation with a focused exploration of the human resource functions. Earn your Human Resources Management Microcredential this summer. Our flexible, 6-week online program starts May 2022.
Gain relevant skills in supply chain management for products and services. Address the impact of the global economy through our Supply Chain Microcredential program this summer. Our flexible 6-week courses start May 2022.
A microcredential is a short program that quickly allows a person to gain relevant skills that are needed in today’s workforce.SUNY Cobleskill actively collaborates with organizations to deliver industry demanded education to build our regional economy and match the needs of both students and industry today and in the future. Badges and Microcredentials are digital credentials that can be shared with employers to validate one’s skills and achievements.
Microcredentials allow you to gain knowledge and skills in areas that are important to you. Because microcredentials are small programs, they are easier to add to your schedule than a full major, minor or certificate. This allows you to diversify your skill-set and earn credentials that help you to meet your unique goals.
Badges and microcredentials never expire and are stackable enabling people to earn badges and microcredentials as needed for employment advancement and while compiling them over time to earn certificates and college degrees. The badges and Microcredentials utilize an applied learning approach to enhance skills and knowledge achievement. This gives people maximum flexibility to gain skills, experience, and knowledge as they grow in their career and complete a college degree if and when they need one for their career aspirations.
Microcredentials and digital badges at SUNY Cobleskill are aligned with the competencies of 21st century workforce, including critical thinking, professionalism, intercultural fluency, digital technology and more. These programs are specifically designed to better equip you with the skills that employees demand and to help you to communicate those skills in the right setting.
Digital badges are valuable in that they offer more ways to showcase and share skills, knowledge and achievements, than a typical transcript. While hundreds of individuals might earn the same badge, each badge is unique due to its verifiable metadata. Metadata includes information regarding issuing institution, date of issuance, criteria for earning and evidence that the learner has met the criteria. Evidence is supporting information such as: the learner’s work, rubrics, course information, peer or expert endorsement, narratives, documents, videos, etc. Evidence can be uploaded or shared via a link. Each program will require a distinct piece of evidence that will be embedded in your badge.
Digital badges can be shared:
- On your social media accounts, such as LinkedIn.
- On your digital resumes.
- In your ePortfolio.
- In your email signature.