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In today's changing labor and educational landscape, completion of a full degree is not the only opportunity for career attainment. Metropolitan Community College (MCC) has created a Credential College that provides students with practical options and career pathways to satisfy students’ current objectives and long-range career goals. Credential College seeks to develop concise and intentional programs to upskill students quickly through attainment of industry certifications, licensures, and non-credit workforce micro-credentials, that move students toward high skill, high demand, high wage (H3) careers. These stackable short-term credentialing pathways create avenues with multiple off-ramps: (a) directly into the workforce, (b) to additional credentialing opportunities, and/or (c) to higher-level degree completion. With MCC Credential College, students are empowered through career coaching to choose the right option for them and complete their educational goal and pursue career opportunities. Each micro-credential aligns to local, state, and national industry standards making this short-term investment and informed option tied directly to career opportunities and growth.

Micro-credentials are a digital form of certification indicating demonstrated competency/mastery in a specific skill or set of skills. They provide, career relevant skills which you can immediately apply to the workplace.

Micro-credentials can improve your employability by helping you gain knowledge and expand your skills more quickly. Overall, micro-credentials offer an affordable, flexible, and applicable means of advancing one’s skill set and unlocking career opportunities. As demand continues to increase for upskilling the modern workforce, micro-credentials can be a valuable assess for non-traditional students and working professionals looking to maintain a competitive edge in their respective fields of expertise.

  • Gain expertise knowledge on topics you desire.
  • You choose your topic areas. Micro-credentials give you the freedom to learn what you want, without the financial and time commitments of a formal degree.
  • Develop your own pathway to career and degree.

Your instructor will let you know what kind of technology, computer and/or books that will needed for your course.

Yes, many micro-credentials were designed to transition seamlessly into a degree program at MCC. Talk to your Credential College Navigator to confirm which courses equate to credit.

  • MCC’s Credential College Navigator will always serves as your first point of contact.
  • MCC Disability Services will support all students needing an accommodation
  • MCC will assign a Career Coach to every student enrolled in Credential College.
  • Many classes will offer an Integrated Education Teacher (IET) who will provide immediate support to ensure success in the class.
  • Job placement support
  • Tutor support

No, not typically. Micro-credentials are an earned and do not expire.

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • High school diploma

Complete an application and submit all required documentation.

No, credential college courses are competency base. They are pass/fail courses.

No, credential college courses are skill-based training. Course contents are specific to the skills of the offered program.

Please see your high school counselors or email

Micro credentials can lead to an accredited degree path as academic credits are increasingly granted for competency-based learning, micro-credentials, licenses, and other verifiable certifications.

Six moths or less.

You are eligible for credential college if you are a permanent US resident and graduated from our current partnered schools.

These micro-credentials offer students direction and a clear path to entering high-demand, sustainable wage employment opportunities.

No, currently Pell Grant cannot be used for credential college courses.