Register for micro-credential eligible courses
This series includes Integrated Pest Management, Water Quality Management, Economics of Commercial Aquaponics and more.
Level up your game development skills in Lethbridge College’s new micro-credentials, and you’ll gain the tools and experience you need to be ready to work in Alberta’s rapidly growing video game industry.
Be ready to transform community policing with knowledge of Indigenous culture by completing a series of Indigenous Policing Micro-Credentials at Lethbridge College.
This series includes Introduction to Solar Energy, focusing on developing an understanding of where solar energy came from, how it works, and the basics of small microgeneration (individual structure) installation.
Why a micro-credential?
Micro-credentials are fast. You can earn them quickly and use them in your digital profiles and job searches. They allow busy professionals like you to take on your education in smaller chunks and receive accreditation for your hard work.
Show your experience with badges
Digital badges are proof that you’ve mastered specific professional competencies – showing your capabilities with verifiable data on how you earned the badge.
Stack your badges into micro-credentials
Demonstrate your proficiency in a certain area by completing two or more badged courses to earn a micro-credential.
Level up your skills
Progress along the micro-credential pathway and level up your competencies from foundational to skilled to advanced.
Share your accomplishments
Add your badges to your social media profiles to show the verified skills you bring to your next opportunity.
What is a badge?
Badges are a competency-based digital form of certification. More than simple icons, badges contain verifiable data about your accomplishments, detailing how you earned them and who issued them.
What is a micro-credential?
Micro-credentials are badges that show mastery in a specific professional competency. All micro-credential eligible courses at Lethbridge College are considered badged courses. By completing two or more badged courses along the same pathway, you can earn a micro-credential. Many of our micro-credential pathways allow you to level up your skills from foundational to advanced to skilled. And some badged courses can count towards multiple micro-credentials.
Register for a micro-credential
|Sign up for a micro-credential eligible course. Take one course at a time or tackle a couple in the same semester.
|Create a Badgr account. Here, you can store your badges in a virtual backpack, subscribe to micro-credential pathways and track your progress.
|Complete all badged courses to earn your micro-credential. Stop at level one for foundational skills or keep earning badges to demonstrate your expertise.
|Share your micro-credentials with Badgr. Using a virtual backpack that can be linked to and displayed, Badgr allows you to show your micro-credentials on social media posts, within apps like Microsoft Teams, on your LinkedIn profile, on your resume, and many other places.
Guiding principles for micro-credentials
Our micro-credentials are designed to be:
Learners learn what they want, when they want, at their own pace and an affordable price
Provides learners with tools and strategies that can immediately be transferred to use in professional settings
Well-researched, based on recent innovations and focus on in-demand topics
Meets learners’ needs with interesting and appealing design for learning
The value of micro-credentials & digital badges
Immediacy | Enroll, start and complete a course in as little as 4–7 hours
Time-sensitive | Only spend time learning what you want to learn
Affordable | Explore new professional and personal interests without committing to an entire program of study
Recruit | Identify and select potential employees with initiative and specific skill sets
Train | Identify high-quality, affordable, flexible learning opportunities for upskilling and reskilling
Network | Identify individuals and organizations with common interests
Flexible | Take any combination of individual mini- courses, or pursue completion of a pathway
Share | Display to professional communities and prospective employers
Partner | Build and showcase partnerships with Lethbridge College
Promote | Learning opportunities and recommendations
Support | Demonstrate support for ongoing career development
Culture | Cultivate an environment of learning and innovation both within and beyond Lethbridge College
Collaborate | Development & implementation of learning opportunities in alignment with institutional goals
Learn | Analytics on learner progress available to instructors and administrators