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, 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, 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 53% of our program graduates come from groups underrepresented in tech (e.g., Black, Latino, female, or veteran).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: Each certificate received a credit recommendation 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 bachelor’s degree level.

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: 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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