Micro-credentials

Micro-credentials are stackable sets of credit-bearing courses that can help you gain specific career skills. They may be used as an entryway to a degree or certificate at the college or as a standalone verified credential that you can use to start or grow your career in a particular field.

What is a micro-credential?

The State University of New York (SUNY) has defined micro-credentials as coursework that:

  • verify, validate and attest that specific skills and/or competencies have been achieved;
  • are endorsed by the issuing institution;
  • having been developed through established faculty governance processes; and
  • are designed to be meaningful and high quality.