Build your Digital Fluency with ACC's Microcredentials
Austin Community College District recognizes that digital skills are an ever-increasingly important requirement to study, communicate, work, and conduct our everyday lives.
As part of ACC’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), 16 microcredentials in high-demand technical and professional skills are being developed and will be offered for free to ACC students. These microcredentials will feature competency-based education, Open Education Resources (OER), the support of a digital navigator, and badging.
Whether you’re just starting your college career or are finishing your degree, these digital fluency microcredentials can help you in your coursework and employment.
Could your students benefit from additional digital skills? You can suggest that a students take a microcredential, or use one to supplement your course curriculum.
Come to a free, online info session to learn more about how microcredentials can help you with your academic and career goals.
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Web Builder –
Plan, set up, build, test, and launch a website using the world's most popular content management system.
Word Processing –
Conquer Microsoft Word and Google Docs. Beginning to advanced topics covered.
Master basic to advanced skills in Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets software apps.
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ACC's Microcredentials can help remove barriers
Technology is moving so fast these days, it's hard to keep up. This program offers microcredentials that cover foundational skills and professional competencies in many high-demand areas that are needed in school, the workforce, and even in your day-to-day life.
Ready for a
Moving into a different field often requires learning new skills. Our microcredential program offers a great way to quickly gain in-demand digital skills, along with portable digital badges that can be shared with potential employers and posted on social media, such as LinkedIn.
Need a Supportive
Many online courses offer ways to learn quickly and inexpensively, but don't offer a lot of support, if you need it. Our program has dedicated digital navigators who provide guidance, encouragement, and feedback, to help you stay on track.
Need Digital Skills,
Sometimes we need to pick up skills quickly. Maybe it's to master PowerPoint so that you can ace a presentation, or fill in gaps on a resume to apply for a promotion or new job. Our 16 microcredentials in high-demand digital skills are designed to take an average of 20 to 26 hours to complete.
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not for you?
Whether you have always wanted to learn how to make a website or produce a video, become proficient in HTML, or beef up your knowledge of spreadsheets or presentation software, our program can help you can build your digital fluency without worrying about barriers.
Need Digital Skills
College requires technical knowledge in a lot of areas such as word processing, presentation software, spreadsheets, internet research, and even basic computing. Our program helps you fill in the gaps quickly to get the skills you need to be successful in college.
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Did you know?
80% of 18 to 25-year-olds report they have good to very good digital literacy skills
Frequently Asked Questions
Current ACC can enroll in microcredentials for free. There may be small charges for software in some of the microcredentials (for example, Adobe Photoshop).
Microcredentials are offered in one or two sessions each semester.
Microcredentials are offered online and may be offered in a hybrid model in the future.
You will have up to 5 weeks to complete a microcredential, but since they are offered as competency-based education, you may complete the microcredential as quickly as you are able.
We don’t recommend taking more than one microcredential at a time, unless you have a lot of free time or prior knowledge.
Although our microcredentials are fun and engaging, they are also packed full of content. You want to allow yourself enough time to fully benefit from the learning materials.
The microcredentials are offered in 5-week sessions. You must start a microcredential within the first 7 days of the session. A student who fails to start within 7 days may be dropped from the microcredential to make room for another student.
If you have extenuating circumstances, please reach out to your digital navigator.
You can move through the microcredential as fast as you are able to show competency in both concepts and content. Earning an 80% or above on a pre-assessment demonstrates your mastery of concepts in a particular module, allowing you to skip the practice quizzes. You will demonstrate mastery of the content by completing assignments, quizzes, and the capstone project with a 80% or above.
Microcredentials take an average of 20 – 27 hours to complete the instructional articles and videos, plus you’ll need additional time to do assignments and quizzes.
The microcredentials are non-credit but may stack to a microcertificate.
The microcredentials are open to current ACC students, faculty, and staff
We have easy, step-by-step instructions for adding badges to LinkedIn
If you aren’t able to complete a microcredential within the 5-week session, you can retake the microcredential in the future, however, you will have to start all over.