Microcredentials

Build In-Demand Skills Quickly with Microcredentials

Increase your marketability by adding a new skill to your toolkit or refreshing your existing knowledge with a microcredential. Earning a microcredential enables you to demonstrate your competency in a specific area. Microcredential courses can be completed quickly so that you can put your new-found knowledge to use right away. You can also earn multiple microcredentials that align with your career aspirations to create a portfolio of in-demand skills that differentiates you to employers. 

Skill Specific

Increase your productivity in your current role and broaden your opportunities for promotion or career change.

Market Driven

Update your skill set with industry-aligned credentials and in-demand competencies. 

Accelerated

Acquire new knowledge quickly and get on the fast track to your dream job.

Select microcredentials that align with your goals and career path.

FranklinWorks Marketplace

The FranklinWorks Marketplace is our ever-expanding catalog of learning options of in-demand subject areas that provide a one-stop-shop for Franklin University courses and certificates, as well as access to programs from other industry-leading education providers like Coursera, Stride, PathStream, and more.

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Business Microcredential Options

Computer Science Microcredential Options

Data Science Microcredential Offerings

Information Technology Microcredential Offerings

Why Choose Franklin

We’re Experts

Helping learners reach their professional goals is an essential part of Franklin’s mission. With industry-aligned curriculum and a faculty of in-field practitioners, what you learn at Franklin can be applied immediately on the job – and that’s the reason Franklin has been a top-choice for working adults since 1902.

Learning Pathways Tailored to Your Ambition

It’s your career plan, but we’re committed to helping you fulfill it. With our learning dashboard, you’ll see how courses you complete can build on one another or create an entry point to other in-demand skill areas that will enable you to maximize your marketability.

Get Credit for What You Know

If earning a degree is something you aspire to do, the courses you take through Franklin can be evaluated for credit to save you time and money toward a degree. 

Lower Your Costs Not Your Expectations

Franklin has been removing barriers to education for 120 years. With affordable payment models ranging from monthly subscriptions to low per class and per credit hour rates, Franklin makes it possible for you to access high-quality learning options without breaking the bank. 

Industry-Aligned Microcredential Options

Increase your marketability with an industry-aligned microcredential in project management, data analytics, digital analytics or CRM administration. With Franklin’s accelerated, online courses created in collaboration with developers of industry-leading tools and platforms, you’ll earn a credential that can help you boost your professional value quickly.

Microcredential Options at Franklin

Designed for ambitious adults, Franklin’s microcredential options align with the university’s tradition of providing relevant, in-demand educational options in convenient learning formats. Microcredential courses can be stand-alone or part of a larger degree-program. Like our degree programs, microcredentials are aligned with industry standards, as well as business and market demands.

Benefits of Microcredentials

Skill Specific

Focus on a specialized ability or new knowledge specific to your industry. Updated skill sets increase your productivity in your current role and broaden your opportunities for promotion or career change.

Market Driven

Boost your qualifications and get on the path to your dream job. Microcredentials and their associated competencies support professional advancement and career planning. The skills associated with each microcredential are directly linked to currently available positions, leading employers, top geographic locations and expected salary ranges. 

Shareable

Display your microcredential as a digital badge on social media, on electronic copies of your résumé, or in your email signature. The electronic badge provides a way for you to share your abilities online with your peers, and current and potential employers in a way that is simple, trusted and easily verifiable.

Personalized

Create your own learning journey by selecting microcredentials that best align with your goals and professional needs. Stacking multiple credentials helps you achieve your career goals or fill gaps in your skills.

Put Your Microcredential to Work for you

Earn a job-specific credential quickly 

Designed with specific outcomes in mind, microcredentials help you gain or build skills to increase your productivity or make you more marketable. To accommodate the needs of working adults, microcredentials are accelerated and offered in convenient formats.

See the market value of your skill 

Franklin University has partnered with Credly to translate your learning into a digital badge that is issued through the company’s Platform. Within the platform, you’ll see the skills that comprise each competency and how those map to currently available positions, leading employers, top geographic locations and expected salary ranges. 

Promote your professional achievement

Learning is an on-going process and the workplace is a dynamic environment. Currently, traditional models for recognizing job-related achievements don’t meet the needs of today’s ambitious professionals. Microcredentials bridge this gap with a digital badge that can be shared on social media, on electronic copies of your résumé, or in your email signature in a way that is simple, trusted and easily verifiable.

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