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Stackable Credentials Tool Kit

The approach by community and technical colleges of embedding “stackable” certificates aligned to industry certifications within associate degrees has emerged in recent years as a practical way of helping students progress along the education continuum while earning credentials with labor market value. By organizing programs into a series of certificates that build on each other, colleges can offer incremental milestones on the path to associate degree completion.

The Stackable Credentials Tool Kit provides practical steps for colleges interested in enhancing employer engagement, stackable certificates design, student success, and program sustainability.

Stackable Credentials Tool Kit

Tool Kit (PDF 3.2 MB)
Word Version (DOCX, 2.9 MB)

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