Digital Credentials

Digital Credentials

What’s a digital credential?

Digital credentials are a visual representation of knowledge and skills gained through coursework. Our digital credentials package learning from our Flex courses and can be earned in less time than, and while completing, academic certificate or degree programs. Courses taken as part of earning digital credentials can then be applied to academic certificate or degree programs at CCV.

CCV has partnered with Credly’s Acclaim platform to develop digital credentials that make your learning and achievements visible to employers. After you’ve completed the requirements for your program, you will be issued a digital credential that can be shared on social media platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, through a website, or in your email signature.

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About Flex Courses

Flex courses are online courses with flexible assignment submission, allowing students to manage their completion pace during the semester. Flex courses remain open for enrollment throughout the first half of the semester. Flex classes offer college credit and lead to digital credentials.

With Flex courses, you’ll get personalized academic support, direct communication with your instructor, and access to 24/7 online tutoring—our signature CCV support services, with even more flexibility.

Is the Flex format right for me?

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What digital credentials does CCV offer?

Human Resource Specialist

Digital Marketing

21st Century Skills

Startup 802: Entrepreneurship

Manufacturing Skills

Cybersecurity
Bookkeeping
Medical Billing & Coding

Visit our Credly site to explore our full selection of course badges and digital credentials.


21st Century Skills Badges, © Education Design Lab

CCV has partnered with © Education Design Lab to develop courses that lead to 21st Century Skills badges. You can earn up to 8 badges, which prove to employers that you have the skills to be successful in the workplace. Whatever career path you choose, these badges will verify your skills and help you stand out from the crowd.
    What are the 21st Century Skills Badges?
  • Collaboration
  • Creative Problem-Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Empathy
  • Initiative
  • Intercultural Fluency
  • Oral Communication
  • Resilience

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The program consists of the following courses:
Course Number Course Name Credits
INT-1013 Personal & Professional Effectiveness 1
INT-1017 Critical Thinking & Problem Solving 1
INT-1019 Effective Leadership & Collaboration 1

Human Resource Specialist

CCV’s Human Resource Specialist digital credential is designed for new or aspiring human resource professionals. This 12-credit credential will help you develop and demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the skills and competencies needed to be successful in the field of human resources. Credits earned can be applied toward a CCV associate degree in professional studies.
The program consists of the following courses:
Course Number Course Name Credits
BUS-2410 Human Resource Management 3
COM-2060 Strategies to Improve Workplace Communications 1
BUS-2230 Conflict Management 1
BUS-2340 Effective Hiring and Performance Management 1
BUS-2711 Employment Compensation and Benefits 3
BUS-2712 Employment Law 3
Total: 12

Digital Marketing

CCV’s digital credential in Digital Marketing explores techniques in internet marketing, website management, web analytics practices, and search engine marketing. Earners of this 12-credit credential will gain a comprehensive understanding of the skills and competencies needed to be successful in the field of digital marketing. Credits earned can be applied toward a CCV associate degree in design & media studies.
The program consists of the following courses:
Course Number Course Name Credits
BUS-1135 Introduction to Digital Marketing 3
CIS-1151 Website Development 3
CIS-1170 Introduction to Web Analytics 3
CIS-2180 Search Engine Marketing & Optimization 3
Total: 12

Startup 802: Entrepreneurship

What is an entrepreneurial mindset? What does it take to succeed? Being an entrepreneur is a lot more than simply creating or managing a business. With CCV’s digital credential, Startup 802: Entrepreneurship, you will develop the skills you need to recognize opportunities, innovate, and explore creative ideas. You’ll gain a comprehensive understanding of the skills and competencies needed to start a business, and develop your own business plan. Credits earned can be applied toward CCV’s associate degree in business.
The program consists of the following courses:
Course Number Course Name Credits
BUS-1711 Startup 802: An Entrepreneurship Mindset 1
BUS-2430 Small Business Marketing 3
BUS-2210 Small Business Management 3
ST:ACC-1712 QuickBooks 1
BUS-1130 Fundamentals of Selling 1
ST: BUS-1715 Law for Entrepreneurs 1
ST: BUS-1714 Managing Entrepreneurial Growth 1
ST: BUS-1713 Finance for Entrepreneurs 1
Total: 12

Manufacturing Skills

CCV’s digital credential in Manufacturing Skills is for those working in entry-level positions or at the supervisory level in the manufacturing industry. Earners of this credential must pass a series of industry-recognized assessments developed by the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) to become a Certified Production Technician (CPT). CPT certification means you’ll qualify for higher-wage jobs and positions with stronger room for growth. Credits earned can be applied to CCV’s STEM Studies certificate and STEM Studies degree programs.
The program consists of the following courses:
Course Number Course Name Credits
MEC-1310 Principles of Manufacturing 3
MEC-1320 Manufacturing Technology 3
MEC-2350 Green Production 1
Total: 7

Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity has never been more important for personal and professional success. CCV’s digital credential in cybersecurity is designed for those seeking foundational cybersecurity skills and knowledge essential in any industry. Credits earned can be applied to CCV’s Cybersecurity Fundamentals certificate and Information Technology degree programs.
The program consists of the following courses:
Course Number Course Name Credits
CIS-1100 Introduction to Computer Science 3
CIS-1035 Foundations of Information Security 1
CIS-2255 Principles & Management of Cybersecurity 3
CIS-1350 Desktop Operating Systems 4
CIS-2120 Concepts of Local Area Networks 3
Total: 14

Bookkeeping

Bookkeepers provide critical administrative and financial services needed by businesses and organizations of all sizes. This 11-credit credential will help you develop, demonstrate and validate an understanding of accounting principles and practices, banking, and analysis and reporting of financial data. Courses in this credential also prepare students for certification exams required for the NACPB’s Certified Public Bookkeeper license and can be applied to the CCV Bookkeeping certificate and Accounting degree programs.
The program consists of the following courses:
Course Number Course Name Credits
CIS-1430 Spreadsheets 3
ACC-2121 Financial Accounting 4
ACC-1010 Computerized Accounting 3
ACC-1030 Payroll Accounting 1
Total: 11

Medical Billing & Coding

Healthcare is a complex industry, and those who fully understand the revenue cycle and associated regulations are in high demand. CCV’s digital credential in medical billing & coding includes 12 credits of coursework, which provides an overview of the healthcare revenue cycle and health information systems as well as introductory courses in medical coding, billing, and insurance reimbursement. Students who complete the Medical Billing & Coding credential can apply those credits to CCV’s Medical Billing & Coding certificate and the Health Science degree program.
The program consists of the following courses:
Course Number Course Name Credits
AHS-1015 Introduction to Health Information Systems 3
AHS-1205 Medical Terminology 3
AHS-2165 Health Insurance Reimbursement & Billing 3
Total: 12

What is the Credly platform?

CCV has partnered with the Credly platform to issue and manage our digital credentials. Credly works with organizations to provide digital credentials to individuals, worldwide.

Want more information about Credly, or about the process of managing digital credentials?
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Initial development of CCV’s Flex program was made possible through philanthropic support from the J. Warren and Lois McClure Foundation. Now, thanks to a generous grant from the Northfield Savings Bank Foundation (NSBF), CCV has been able to further expand and promote our Flex offerings.

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