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Micro-Credentials at UC Clermont

UC Clermont is pleased to offer Micro-Credentials — short, focused credentials designed to provide in-demand skills, know-how and experience.

Some Micro-Credentials offered can also provide a pathway to a certificate or full associate degree, now or when you are ready. Micro-Credentials are valued because they develop workplace capabilities that enhance employability and career progression. We provide high-quality educational opportunities that can help advance your career with less time and financial commitment than a formalized degree or certificate program. 

Upon successful completion of the Micro-Credential academic requirements, students must apply to graduate from the program. Once certified to “graduate” from the program, your University of Cincinnati transcript will be updated with the Micro-Credential earned.

Available Micro-Credentials

Our Computer Support Specialist Micro-Credential is designed to equip you with the essential skills and knowledge needed to become a sought-after expert in the field.

Course highlights:

  • Fundamentals of Computer Systems: Get a solid foundation in hardware, software and operating systems.
  • Network Essentials: Dive into the world of networks, understanding protocols, troubleshooting connectivity issues and more.
  • Customer Service Excellence: Learn the art of effective communication and customer-centric problem-solving.
  • Security Essentials: Discover best practices to safeguard systems and data from potential threats.
  • Cloud Computing: Embrace the future with an introduction to cloud-based technologies.

The Electronic Health Records Specialist Micro-Credential will prepare students for the Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS) credential.

Through the completion of two courses — HCMT 1005C: Intro to Health Information, and HCMT 2015: Healthcare Applications — students will be eligible to sit for the CEHRS credential and earn credits that will ladder to the Associate of Applied Science in Health Information Systems degree program offered by the University of Cincinnati Clermont College.

Common job activities may include:

  • Auditing patient records for compliance
  • Abstracting clinical information for reports
  • Performing basic coding to submit reimbursement claims
  • Processing Release of Information (ROI) requests for medical records
  • Reviewing patient demographic and insurance information
  • Discussing patient information with physicians and insurance professionals

Our Micro-Credential in Programming Primer: Fundamentals and Foundations is designed to equip you with the essential skills and knowledge needed to kickstart your journey in the world of coding.

This Micro-Credential is perfect for:

  • Beginners with little to no programming experience
  • Individuals exploring a career in software development
  • Professionals seeking to add programming skills to their toolkits
  • Students looking to complement their studies with practical programming expertise

The Spreadsheet Applications Specialist Micro-Credential is designed to enhance your skills in spreadsheet applications, providing valuable knowledge applicable in various professional settings.

Why choose this Micro-Credential?

  • Enhance your resume with a specialized skill set
  • Boost your professional capabilities in data management
  • Stand out in the competitive job market with a recognized credential

In today's fast-paced and dynamic business landscape, effective communication is paramount. Whether you're drafting reports, crafting compelling emails or creating persuasive presentations, the ability to convey your ideas clearly, concisely and convincingly can make all the difference. That's why we're thrilled to introduce our latest offering -- the Micro-Credential in Writing in the Workplace.

You'll learn how to:

  • Craft clear and concise business documents
  • write persuasive proposals and reports  
  • Master professional email etiquette
  • Develop compelling marketing copy
  • Effectively communicate within virtual teams
  • Adapt your writing style for different audiences

How to Apply

Micro-Credentials are available to non-degree-seeking students, undergraduates, graduates, nontraditional students and working professionals. It is not necessary to have a college degree to apply but some courses do have prerequisites.

If you are a current UC student interested in pursuing a Micro-Credential, please submit this form. Note: You must complete at least one of the Micro-Credential courses after having been accepted into the micro-credential program.

*Fifty percent of all course credits used to complete a Micro-Credential must be completed in academic residence at the University of Cincinnati. If you are a current UC student, you must complete at least one of the Micro-Credential courses after having been accepted into the Micro-Credential program.

Receive Support from Start to Finish

Even as a non-degree-seeking student, you’ll have access to the same support resources as all other University of Cincinnati students. The UC Clermont Advising Center and Student Success staff are here to support you, and you can tap into resources like free tutoring, accessibility resources and UC libraries.

Start on a Pathway to a Degree or Certificate

Acceptance into a Micro-Credential does not guarantee acceptance into a degree or certificate program. However, credits you earn toward a micro-credential may apply to a UC Clermont associate degree or undergraduate certificate. If you are planning to pursue a degree or certificate, we encourage you to reach out to your academic program of interest first to learn about those requirements.

Questions?

If you’d like to learn more about UC Clermont Micro-Credentials, please contact our Admissions team. We’re eager to help you gather information and take the next step in your academic and professional journey.