Many of our academic programs at GCC offer you the opportunity to earn an Associate of Arts 学位 (A.A.)，理学lol菠菜竞猜(文学学士).S.)、应用科学lol菠菜竞猜(A.A.S.)、证书或微证书. Each offers you a different opportunity within your field of study.
艺术协会(A associate of Arts.A.) 学位 includes 45 credit hours of liberal arts education and prepares you for seamless transfer to a four-year institution with a focus on areas such as Theatre Arts, 人文学科, 及社会科学.
获得理学lol菠菜竞猜(A.S.) 学位 from any of our academic programs will set the groundwork for you to excel in today’s competitive work environment. 通过与转学顾问合作, you will take the necessary introductory courses recognized by many four-year institutions as general education requirements, and also have the opportunity to begin exploring your desired field of study. 获得A.S. 学位 from GCC is a cost-effective way to continue your education and earn your Bachelor’s 学位 from a four-year institution.
应用科学副学士(学士学位.A.S.) 学位 prepares you for entry-level positions in your desired field of study. This 学位 is specifically designed for students who are eager to venture into the workforce upon graduation from GCC. 一个一个.A.S. 学位 will provide you with a strong foundation of important concepts, 原则, 以及你所在领域的方法, as well as allow you to transfer to a four-year institution, 如果你选择.
如果你已经在工作了, earning a 证书 in a specific academic program will allow you to change careers or even earn a promotion within your company. A 证书 will also give you the opportunity to develop a deeper background in the field you are already employed in. You can expand your understanding of a specific field by applying all courses within the 证书 program toward earning an A.A.S. 学位.
Micro-Credentials are opportunities to enhance your skills with concentrated coursework in a particular area of study. Micro-Credentials验证, 验证, and attest that specific skills and/or competencies have been achieved. They differ from traditional 学位s and certificates in that they are generally offered in shorter or more flexible timespans and tend to be more narrowly focused. Micro-credentials can be offered online, in the classroom, or via a hybrid of both.
Today’s competitive workforce is in a constant state of evolution. Job descriptions and responsibilities are frequently evaluated, 更新和重新排列, and new skills are constantly needed to ensure incumbent and new employees can meet the demands of changing industries and technology.
Micro-credentials address this dynamic through coursework that is dramatically trimmed and strategically designed to focus on specific relevant skills.
时间: Micro-credential programs are just 9 to 15 credit hours and can be earned in as quickly as one semester. (证书 and associate 学位 programs range from 30 – 62 credit hours take over one to three years!)
主题: Because a micro-credential is designed to cover specific skills, you only take courses relevant to your chosen topic. This laser-focus provides you an opportunity to concentrate on the development of a particular skill that adds to your repertoire in a very short period of time.
学费: 比如课程作业, the tuition for a micro-credential is trimmed down to just the cost of the course and related books and fees.
数字徽章: Micro-credential students earn a digital badge upon completion to highlight core skills and competencies that employers search for on resumes, LinkedIn pages and other social media channels.
成绩单: Micro-credentials also generate an official college transcript that documents their earned academic credit.
传输: Because micro-credentials result in SUNY academic college credit, this credit is transferable and can be applied toward additional academic 学位s in the future:
- SUNY to SUNY Pathways and Seamless Transfer programs
- Through many of GCC’s more than 200 transfer agreements
GCC’s commitment to provide education and training resources that support the workforce is routed in the College’s mission statement and strategic plan, and then woven into daily lesson plans and learning objectives. 智力和社会发展, economic advancement and engaged citizenship are paramount in every new technology, course and innovative program introduced at GCC. Micro-credentialing is among the latest opportunities available.