Micro-Credentials

About Micro-Credentials at UNA

A micro-credential is a small program that allows you to gain relevant skills that are needed in today’s workforce. All micro-credentials offered at UNA are aligned with 21st-century workforce demands, including critical thinking, intercultural fluency, digital technology, and more. These small programs are specifically designed to equip professionals with the skills that employers want, in order to stay at the leading edge of their disciplines.

 

Why Enroll in a Micro-Credential Program?

  • Compared to traditional degree or advanced certificate programs, micro-credentials:
  • Take less time to complete. Never more than 15 credits, micro-credentials are smaller than a degree or advanced certificate, and can be earned in as little as one semester.
  • Are offered in flexible formats. All of UNA’s micro-credentials are offered online in self-paced and/or accelerated (i.e., 8-week) formats.
  • Are directly aligned 21st-century workforce demands. All UNA micro-credentials are labor market—driven and specifically designed to better equip professionals with the skills that employers need.

2019-2020 Micro-Credentials Important Dates

 Spring 2020

January 8, 2020 - April 29, 2020
Enrollment starts: 11/18/2019
Enrollment ends: Full Term 1/15/2020 | 1st 8-weeks 1/9/2020 | 2nd 8-weeks 3/3/2020
Refund requests are due: Full Term 1/15/2020 | 1st 8-weeks 1/9/2020 | 2nd 8-weeks 3/3/2020

 Summer 2020

June 2, 2020 - July 27, 2020
Enrollment starts: 11/18/2019
Enrollment ends: Full Term 6/5/2020 | 1st 8-weeks 6/4/2020 | 2nd 8-weeks 7/2/2020
Refund requests are due: Full Term 6/5/2020 | 1st 8-weeks 6/4/2020 | 2nd 8-weeks 7/2/2020

 Fall 2020

August 19, 2020 - December 2, 2020
Enrollment starts: TBD
Enrollment ends: TBD
Refund requests are due: TBD

Digital Badges Defined

All students who complete a micro-credential at UNA will receive a notation on an academic transcript as well as a digital badge. Digital badges are valuable in that they offer more ways to showcase and share your skills, knowledge, and achievements than a typical transcript.

  • Digital badges can be shared:
  • On your social media accounts, such as LinkedIn.
  • On your digital resumes.
  • In your ePortfolio.
  • In your email signature.

Whether you're ready to take the next step, or still need some help in deciding what micro-credential is best for you, we're here to help. Contact us via the form below and we'll make sure your journey to becoming a Lion is as smooth as possible.

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