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Micro-Credentials Through Cleveland State University

Cleveland State University (CSU) stands as a pivotal institution in Northeast Ohio, renowned for its groundbreaking research, innovative endeavors, and collaborative undertakings that drive economic progress and enhance the welfare of both our students and the community at large. In response to the increasing significance of diverse industries such as cannabis programs, food truck entrepreneurship, education, and smart manufacturing, CSU proudly introduces micro-credentials tailored to these vital sectors.

Through these micro-credentials, CSU seeks to arm aspiring professionals with the expertise necessary to excel in the fields of cannabis programs, education, food truck entrepreneurship, and smart manufacturing. The emphasis of these programs lies in comprehensive strategies, innovative approaches, and customized interventions that cater to the distinct requirements of each sector.

By extending these micro-credentials, CSU not only imparts individuals with invaluable knowledge and skills for these industries but also contributes to the growth and progress of Northeast Ohio. These specialized credentials present a unique avenue for individuals to gain the essential expertise to flourish in these fulfilling and rapidly evolving sectors, thus enriching the local communities and industries in the region.

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What are Micro-Credentials

A micro-credential is a professional learning pathway where students gain skill sets in a specific technical area and receive a credential within a matter of weeks. Micro-credentials are affordable, flexible, and industry-based which allows a student to complete a course at their own pace while assuring they are gaining industry knowledge and skills.

Each credential is designed by subject matter experts who have extensive experience in that industry. These courses include online simulations, case studies, various technologies, and a variety of assessment methods to ensure skills acquisition. Micro-credentials demonstrate to employers the understanding of in-demand skills and industry awareness.


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Learn the importance of digital transformation, from underlying technologies, data, and machine use, to the impact on the business and its people in the transition from 3.0 to 4.0. This credential is for everyone in manufacturing, entering the transformation of the 3.0 to 4.0 transition.
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This credential is for the current or perspective Food Truck Entrepreneur, owner and operator. The Food Truck Industry is a growing industry that is quickly outpacing traditional restaurant growth, providing many benefits to both consumers and truck owners!
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This micro-credential program is carefully designed to equip you with the necessary knowledge and skills to effectively support and collaborate with teachers in implementing effective teaching strategies for students with disabilities.
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This program will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the growth and development of young children. Through this program, you will gain mastery of the knowledge necessary to provide high-quality care and education to young children.

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What are the steps in the enrollment process?

It is as easy as clicking on "Enroll Now" and submitting your information and payment. We also offer installment plans for an affordable option.

If you need any assistance before enrolling please reach out to one of our Admissions Counselors at CSUAdmissions@focusedusolutions.com or 1-800-603-0027.

What are the technical and equipment requirements?

For best performance, you should be using the most up-to-date version of Chrome, Firefox, Edge, or Safari. These Micro-Credentials can be run on Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, or any other device with a modern web browser.

Supported Browsers:

Current and first previous major releases of the following browsers are supported.

  • Chrome 96 and 97 or higher

  • Firefox 95 and 96 or higher

  • Safari 14 and 15 (Macintosh only) or higher

  • Edge 96 and 97 or higher

Is financial aid available?

We currently offer installment plans for each micro-credential. For more payment options please contact an Admissions Counselor at CSUAdmissions@focusedusolutions.com.

What is the refund policy?
  • No refund will be issued if the student has paid in full or in part and has logged in to the LMS with the login credentials.
  • A student with access to the course will not be eligible for refunds. Access entails logging in to the course.
  • A student is allowed a full refund of the purchase price within 24 hrs. if the user does not log in to the LMS.
  • No refunds are allowed after 24 hrs. of purchase, even if the student does not log in to the course indefinitely.
Who do I contact if I have additional questions?

Please feel free to use any of these options to reach out to us. We would love to hear from you!

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