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.
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ACC's Microcredentials can help remove barriers
Overwhelmed by Technology?
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.
Told Techology was
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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Which of the following digital skills is the most important when starting an academic career?
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).
You can enroll in an available microcredential at any time. (More microcredentials will roll out in the future.) You’ll be registered in the first available section.
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.
The microcredentials are non-credit but may stack to a microcertificate.
The microcredentials are open to current ACC students.