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Accomplishing career goals with stackable credentials

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July 14, 2021

For some students, knowing what education they want to pursue is clear, but finding a program that matches their interest is a challenge.

For those students, who need or want to design their own educational pathway, stackable credentials offer a way to do that. Stackable credentials are a sequence of credentials or certificate programs that build upon one another and lead students down a career pathway or plan. In some cases, the stackable credentials can lead to a bachelor's degree.

Stackable credentials offer flexibility and allow students to stay up to date with the latest skills needed by employers, as well as manage work and family demands.

Students who are interested in pursuing stackable credentials should contact the institution they are interested in attending and schedule an appointment with an academic advisor.