Microcredentials and Workforce Programs

SUNY Morrisville is committed to providing the tools necessary to achieve your professional goals. We offer flexible opportunities for lifelong learners to enhance or learn new relevant skills in a variety of disciplines to keep up with an ever changing workforce with microcredentials and workforce programming.

Microcredentials are short, concentrated programs that allow the learner to gain specific skills and competencies in a validated way.  Microcredentials can stack into existing SUNY Morrisville degrees.  Microcredentials can extend your knowledge beyond a degree or create a pathway into a degree.

Workforce programs are industry specific skill development or professional development.  Workforce programs are done in partnership or consideration of regional workforce needs.

Microcredentials Offered at SUNY Morrisville

Direct Support Professional I

Direct Support Professional I

As part of the Human Services Program (major # 0604), the Direct Support Professional I (DSP I) micro-credential includes two courses. HUMS 200 (Helping Process & Crisis Intervention) will provide students with the skills and strategies necessary in effective helping from client-centered and strength-based perspectives. HUMS 125 (Mental Health & Wellness) will address the intrapersonal, social, and environmental risk factors influencing health, mental health, and wellness.

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Additional Course Information

  • Type: Certification
  • Level: Foundational
  • Time: Weeks
  • Cost: Paid
  • Skills: Crisis Intervention,Direct Support Professional I (DSP I), Health Risk Assessments, Human Services, Mental Health
Introduction to Aquaculture

Introduction to Aquaculture

This micro-credential covers the theory and practice of aquaculture techniques used in growing various aquatic animal species in different systems. Primarily, the micro-credential focuses on the basics of aquatic animal husbandry, a diversity of aquaculture systems and the state of the global aquaculture industry. Topics covered will include the needs of the industry, as compared to fisheries, species of importance in aquaculture, system development and sustainability.

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Additional Course Information

  • Type: Learning
  • Level: Foundational
  • Time: Weeks
  • Cost: Paid
  • Skills: Animal Husbandry, Aquaculture, Aquatic Animals, Fish Hatcheries

Workforce Programs Offered at SUNY Morrisville

Basic GPS Training

Basic GPS Training

The “Basic GPS Training” introduces the global positioning system (GPS). Positioning systems allow for identifying and recording (electronically) the location of an object or person. These systems are critical to many fields, including natural resource management, environmental planning, and precision farming. The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a satellite-based navigation system created and operated by the US Department of Defense (DoD).

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Additional Course Information

  • Type: Learning
  • Level: Foundational
  • Time: Days
  • Cost: Paid
  • Skills: Environmental Planning, Field Surveys, Geographic Information Systems, Global Positioning Systems, Natural Resource Management, Personal Navigation Assistant, Precision Agriculture
Basic QGIS Desktop Training

Basic QGIS Desktop Training

The “Basic QGIS Desktop Training” introduces the participants to the field of geographic information systems. It provides hands-on training on widely used open-source GIS desktop software through step-by-step exercises. It covers the basic concepts of working with vector data, including querying and symbolizing, labeling and classifying, creating maps, map projections and inventory operations, and creating vector data.

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Additional Course Information

  • Type: Learning
  • Level: Foundational
  • Time: Days
  • Cost: Paid
  • Skills: Geographic Information Systems, Map Projection, Quantum GIS (QGIS), Tutorials, Vector Data

Credly Partnership

Since it can be challenging to communicate your qualifications in an ever-expanding online marketplace, we have partnered with Credly to provide you with a digital version of your credentials. Digital badges can be used in email signatures, digital resumes, and on social media sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. This digital image contains verified metadata that describes your qualifications and the process required to earn them.

FAQs

Q: What is an open badge?

A: Open badges are web-enabled versions of a credential, certification or learning outcome which can be verified in real-time, online.

Q: How does my certification get displayed as a badge?

A: We have partnered with Credly to translate the learning outcomes you’ve demonstrated into a badge, issued and managed through the company's digital badging platform. The technology Credly uses is based on the Open Badge Standards maintained by IMS Global. This enables you to manage, share and verify your competencies digitally.

Q: What are the benefits of a badge?

A: Representing your skills as a badge gives you a way to share your abilities online in a way that is simple, trusted and can be easily verified in real time. Badges provide employers and peers concrete evidence of what you had to achieve to earn your credential and what you’re now capable of. Credly also offers labor market insights, based on your skills. You can search and apply for job opportunities right through Credly.

Q: Who is Credly?

A: Credly is the end-to-end solution for issuing and managing digital credentials. Credly works with credible organizations to provide digital credentials to individuals, worldwide.

Q: How will I know if I’ve earned a badge?

A: You will receive an email notification from Credly (admin@credly.com) with instructions for claiming your badge and setting up your account.

Q: What if I don’t want my badge to be public?

A: You can easily configure your privacy settings in Credly. You’re in complete control of the information about yourself that is made public.

Q: Is there a fee to use Credly?

A: No. This is a service we provide to you, at no cost.

Q: What’s to keep someone else from copying my badge and using it?

A: While badges are simply digital image files, they are uniquely linked to data hosted on Credly. This link to verified data makes them more reliable and secure than a paper-based certificate. It also eliminates the possibility of anyone claiming your credential and your associated identity.

Q: Where and how can I share my badge through Credly?

A: You can share your badge directly from Credly to LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook; over email; embedded in a website or in your email signature.

Q: What are labor market insights and how can I access them through Credly?

A: Labor market insights are pulled from live job requisitions. Based on your skills, you can learn which employers are hiring, what job titles you might be qualified for, salary ranges and more. Search active job listings and even apply for them with just a few clicks through Credly. Access the labor market insights from your badge details page by clicking on Related Jobs, or by clicking on the skill tags assigned to your badge.

Q: Can I export badges issued through Credly to other badge-storing platforms?

A: Yes, you can download your badge from the Share Badge page. Your downloaded badge contains Open Badge Infrastructure (OBI) compliant metadata embedded into the image. This allows you to store your badge on other OBI-compliant badge sites, such as the Badgr Backpack. 

Q: Can I import badges issued from other platforms into Credly?

A: Not at this time.

Q: I have a question about Credly. Where can I find support?

A: You can find tutorials and answers to additional questions here: support.credly.com

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