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

Participant Profile

CREDENTIAL AS YOU GO PARTICIPANT

Fayetteville Technical Community College

WEBSITE

TYPE

Public Community College

LOCATION

Fayetteville, NC

COHORT

2022

Implementation stage & efforts to date

Design Stage:

  • Medical Laboratory Technology Program Microcredentials, Certificate and Badging options

Full Implementation Stage:

  • Industrial Systems Degree Microcredentials, Certificate and Badging options

Goals for participation

  • Identify industry-supported workforce credentials aligned with local labor market needs
  • Develop accelerated learning pathways connecting learning and employment
  • Ensure learners receive incremental credentials as they acquire valuable knowledge
  • Provide formal documentation of student learning along the college-to-career pathway
  • Ensure learners are prepared for jobs offering a family-sustaining wage

Associated Case Studies

Improving Education and Employment Outcomes