Together we can help prepare university students for in-demand jobs

The Google Career Certificates provide university students with practice-based training in fields like data analytics, digital marketing & e-commerce, IT support, project management, and user experience (UX) design. These certificates can complement college degrees with additional skills, helping to increase graduates’ entry-level earning potential and job opportunities. Through college credit, the certificates also create accessible pathways to degrees that can attract new learners to your school.

The certificate is a great complement to my degree. I was able to get my first full-time job in a field that I am very interested in and it came with good pay and benefits.

Antonio Diaz

Landed a job as a QA Data Analyst after earning a bachelor's degree from Brandies University and a Google Data Analytics Certificate.

Antonio Diaz

About Google Career Certificates.

Google Career Certificates, available in the fields of data analytics, digital marketing & e-commerce, IT support, project management, and user experience (UX) design, get learners job ready in three to six months.

  • Designed by Google: The certificates are taught and developed by Google employees with decades of experience in these fields. We also consulted employers and industry partners — people who hire for these roles — to ensure that the content is rigorous enough to prepare learners for these jobs.
  • Practice-based: Over 150 hands-on activities and interactive assessments with the latest industry products and tools prepare learners for a job at any company.
  • Focused on underrepresented learners: The program provides opportunities for economic mobility, helping more people get on the path to careers in fast growing fields. We’re proud that 75% of Google Career Certificate Graduates in the United States report an improvement in their career trajectory (e.g. new job or career, promotion or raise) within 6 months of certificate completion and that 55% are Black, Latino or Asian.¹
  • A pathway to jobs: Learners can connect with top employers who are interested in hiring Google Career Certificate graduates. We also provide certificate graduates with resume and job interview resources.
  • ACE®️ recommended: Data analytics, IT support, project management and user experience (UX) design certificates have received credit recommendations from the American Council on Education (ACE®️) – the industry standard for translating workplace learning to college credit. Students can earn a recommendation of up to 12 college credits for completing a Google Career Certificate — the equivalent of 4 college courses at the associate degree level.2

Join us.

To help learners prepare for careers in high-growth fields, you can:

  • Grant credit for prior learning to expand access to your degree programs: Many Google Career Certificates offer a recommendation from ACE® of up to 12 college credits. You can join schools like Northeastern University who already offer college credit to certificate graduates.2

  • Boost your curriculum with Google Career Certificates to improve student employability: You can offer Google Career Certificates to your students as a standalone for-credit offering; in the classroom with faculty, like Purdue University Global and Boise State University; or as an asynchronous learning experience through Coursera for Campus, like the University of Florida and Louisiana Tech College of Education.2

  • Develop a complementary course to open doors to additional job opportunities: Join schools like the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign's Gies College of Business in developing a course to help students increase their hiring potential through industry-specific concentrations or specializations using Google Career Certificates as the basis of the class content.

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