Moving from a Degree-Centric Postsecondary System to an Incremental Credentialing System: What Happens to Learners’ Financing Options?

Credential As You Go
Organization Case Studies

CASE STUDIES

Credential As You Go Organization Case Studies

Case Studies

Infant/Toddler Childhood Certificate

The Infant/Toddler Childhood Certificate, part of the degreed apprenticeship program in Early Childhood Education, has been developed as a means to offer college credit for ECE certificates leading to the AAS degree in ECE based upon demonstrated competency in the workplace for the apprentices so they can earn college credit attached to their apprenticeship learning experiences through the competency-based education (CBE).

Project Management Certificate

By earning the Project Management Certificate, students fulfill the instructional requirement for the PMI exam.

Early Childhood Education Certificate

This 12-credit certificate is part of the stacking certificates offered and include the first 4 ECE courses students typically take. A minimum of 25% of a certificate must be taken as residency coursework with the college per requirements set forth in the PLA handbook with the Colorado Community College system.

Early Childhood Director Certificate

The Early Childhood Director Certificate, part of the degreed apprenticeship program in Early Childhood Education, has been developed as a means to offer college credit for ECE certificates leading to the AAS degree in ECE based upon demonstrated competency in the workplace for the apprentices so they can earn college credit attached to their apprenticeship learning experiences through the competency-based education (CBE).

Office Software Core Certificate

This credential will help students and active employees gain knowledge and specific skills in office software.

Office Administration Fundamentals Certificate

This program is an introduction to Office Administration. This curriculum prepares individuals for positions in administrative support careers.

Surveying and Modeling Certificate

Surveying and Modeling Certificate is designed to provide extensive and comprehensive knowledge in land surveying and civil drafting that is required for the construction industry.

Computer Science Transfer

This credential was developed to provide students with a transfer pathway into undergraduate computer science degree programs at institutions in the University of North Carolina System.

Construction Project Manager Certificates

The Construction Project Manager Certificate is designed to provide extensive and comprehensive knowledge in controlling and mentoring, planning and management that is required for the construction industry.

Homeland Secruity Studies Certificate

The certificate in Homeland Security was designed by faculty to provide students with an opportunity for introductory level study of real world political and public policy issues involved in prevention and response to natural and man-made disasters and events.

Construction Safety, Law, and Management Certificate

Emergency Medical Science Associate's Degree (A.A.S) Bridging Option

This program allows currently certified or nationally registered non-degree EMT-Paramedics to earn a two-year Associate in Applied Science Degree in Emergency Medical Science. Upon meeting all requirements and admission to the Emergency Medical Science Bridge program, students receive credit for Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedic course work toward the Emergency Medical Science Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree.

General Management: Managerial Skills

General Management: Business Law and Communication

General Management: Accounting & Excel

Estimating & Planning Construction Costs Certificate

Automotive Technician Fundamentals

Consumer Services and Collections Management Certificate

Strategic Decision-Making and Communications

Certificate and Minor in Design Thinking

Veterinary Practice Management Certificate

Apprenticeship with Indium Corporation

Improving Education and Employment Outcomes