Growing and Verifying Skills

The tools employees need to thrive in the workplace regularly evolve in response to new technologies, capabilities and expectations.

Micro-credentials from Clarkson help employees to upskill and reskill in areas such as engineering, data science, entrepreneurship and leadership.

A recent poll shows 95 percent of employers support micro-credentials — but they want to know that they come from a reliable source. Clarkson's expert-designed assessments mean employees acquire updated skills, knowledge and experience from a source employers can trust.

Micro-credentials for Current Clarkson Students

Current Clarkson undergraduate and graduate students can take advantage of a variety of micro-credential offerings while pursuing bachelor's, master's and PhD programs.

Micro-Credentials for Professionals

Find a program that fits into your busy schedule. Most of our micro-credential courses can be completed online.

Corporate Partnerships

As an employer, you're aware of how ongoing training benefits your staff and your organization as a whole. But, developing effective programs takes time. When you partner with Clarkson to create micro-credential programs, you'll join a group of companies like IBM, Siemens and Turner Construction that utilize our expertise and hands-on instruction to upskill their workers and remain competitive in their respective industries.

Information for Corporate Partners

Frequently Asked Questions

Micro-credentials are bite-sized courses that deliver knowledge, skills and experiences. These credentials are stackable — which means you can compile multiple micro-credentials to demonstrate your mastery of multiple skills.

At Clarkson, your micro-credential class may be an online course, workshop or internship. You'll demonstrate your mastery of the topic through expert-designed assessments. Once you earn a micro-credential, you can share it on your résumé, LinkedIn, an electronic portfolio or anywhere you want to show employers what you know and can do.

Most micro-credential courses require a total of 10-12 hours to complete but vary based on the skill or competency.

You'll get a digital badge issued through Open Badge Factory that demonstrates proof of your micro-credential. Open Badge Factory is recognized as a trusted leader in the field. After finishing your first micro-credential, you'll be able to post your digital badge directly on many electronic platforms or share a link anywhere.

All Clarkson micro-credential modules and courses are led by Clarkson faculty, staff and alumni, as well as industry experts.

Clarkson offers micro-credentials that complement each student's degree and give their job prospects an even bigger boost. 

Find out more about the micro-credentials we offer below.

Contact Us

The skills you need are within reach. Contact Clarkson today to learn more about our micro-credential courses.



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