•  
    Life moves fast.
    So can education.

Gain New Skills, Knowledge, and Experience with Microcredentials at SUNY

Add verified skills and competencies to your resume with short, flexible microcredentials from the State University of New York. Whether you're rounding out your degree program or adding a new skill for career advancement or change, SUNY microcredentials can help you achieve your goals without slowing down.

Find Your SUNY Microcredential

The Power of Microcredentials. The Trust of SUNY.

SUNY's microcredentials are setting the standard nationally and internationally for high-quality, stackable credentials designed for today's learner. All of SUNY's microcredentials are designed to be:

icon of a school graduation cap in blue

High Quality

Academic quality is paramount in the development and approval of SUNY microcredentials.

icon of stacked books in blue

Stackable

Each microcredential has immediate value and, where possible, stacks together with other microcredentials or learning experiences to meet the requirements of a certificate, initial or advanced degree.

icon of a bar chart in blue

In-demand

Microcredentials are designed to meet current and emerging market needs and align with relevant industry standards.

icon of a map with directions in blue

Portable

Completion of our microcredentials is recorded on your transcript and/or highlighted in a digital badge so your accomplishments travel with you.

SUNY offers more than 400 microcredentials in 60+ discipline areas in high-demand fields, including:

  • Accounting, finance, and taxation
  • Supply chain, project management, and business practices in the US
  • Entrepreneurship, leadership, and marketing
  • Non-profit, small business, and grant writing
  • Computer science, data science, and analytics
  • IT, cybersecurity, networking, cloud, and support
  • Esports and gaming
  • Renewable energy, green building, and clean technology

"Staying up to date on the changes in renewable energy is a must. Taking the microcredential in Wind Energy Technology has helped me to appreciate the advances in green energy and help me apply it in my classroom."

— Kin Long (Tony) Ma, Farmingdale State College
Students stand around a wheeled easel with wiring all around it.
Students stand around a wheeled easel with wiring all around it.

"Staying up to date on the changes in renewable energy is a must. Taking the microcredential in Wind Energy Technology has helped me to appreciate the advances in green energy and help me apply it in my classroom."

— Kin Long (Tony) Ma, Farmingdale State College

"The Geospatial Information Science & Tech Micro-Credential at SUNY’s Monroe Community College was designed to upskill today’s rapidly growing geospatial workforce with specialized training in geospatial data acquisition and management, web mapping, and programming."

— Jonathon Little, Associate Professor of Geography at MCC
Monroe Community College professor Jon Little talks to student while seated at a computer workstation.
Monroe Community College professor Jon Little talks to student while seated at a computer workstation.

"The Geospatial Information Science & Tech Micro-Credential at SUNY’s Monroe Community College was designed to upskill today’s rapidly growing geospatial workforce with specialized training in geospatial data acquisition and management, web mapping, and programming."

— Jonathon Little, Associate Professor of Geography at MCC

What is a microcredential?

Microcredentials are short, focused credentials designed to provide in-demand skills, know-how and experience. Stackable microcredentials can also provide a pathway to a certificate or full degree, now or when you are ready.

Who can earn a microcredential?

Current students, alumni, anyone seeking to advance their career or increase their earning potential, those needing to upskill or make a career change, those looking to come back to the job market, and yes, those looking for fun, engaging, learning to support a hobby or interest can all find a SUNY microcredential that fits their needs.

Who teaches microcredentials?

SUNY microcredentials are taught by SUNY faculty. Students have access to academic supports and campus resources. Our microcredentials can be taught online or in the classroom, or even at your work or job site with support from your employer.

How does a microcredential work?

SUNY microcredentials often combine courses from our registered degree programs, innovative applied learning experiences, preparation for industry certifications, and/or non-credit coursework. A microcredential could be coursework alone (the most common micro-credential length is three courses), a series of workshops, or a combination of coursework and an applied learning experience or certification preparation.