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Available Micro-Credentials

Increase your competitiveness in the job market with Micro-Credentials. Micro-Credentials can be earned online, in-person, or hybrid formats, and are taught by members of the FIU faculty and staff. Completion of a Micro-Credential earns you a digital badge that can be displayed on your LinkedIn, resume or digital portfolio.

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  • Academic Assessment Badge

    Academic & Student Affairs
    Audience Professional Development- Faculty and Staff
    Format
    Occurrence

    Single

    Level

    Foundational

    Description

    Earners of the Academic Assessment badge have completed the Academic Assessment Certificate course and can demonstrate competency in outcome development & curriculum mapping; development of assessment instruments & methods; collecting, reporting & analyzing results; and developing & implementing improvement actions (Closing the Loop).

    Contact

    Katherine Perez
    kathpere@fiu.edu

  • Artifical Intelligence: How it Works and its Impact

    FIU Central Badge
    Audience Student
    FormatHybrid (online and in-person)
    Occurrence

    Single

    Level

    Foundational

    Description

    Earners of the Artificial Intelligence (AI): How it Works and its Impact Badge have successfully demonstrated familiarity with and understanding of basic AI concepts, such as history of the field, key functionalities, how AI is applied, and the potential impact of AI in several sectors.

    Contact

    Mark Finlayson
    markaf@fiu.edu

  • Certified Student Leaders

    Academic & Student Affairs
    Audience Student
    FormatOnline
    Occurrence

    Single

    Level

    Foundational

    Description

    Earners of the Certified Student Leaders badge have completed a series of co-curricular activities and reflections connected to key student learning outcomes. Learners are able to articulate how their involvement outside of the classroom helps better prepare them for the workforce in key areas such as: communication, civic responsibility, group dynamics, interpersonal interaction, learning and reasoning, personal behavior, self-awareness and development and strategic planning.

    Contact

    Patricia Temino
    teminop@fiu.edu

  • Crime Scene Investigation/Exploitation and Analysis Mastery Badge

    National Forensic Science Technology Center
    Audience Continuing Education
    Format
    OccurrenceSeries
    Level

    Foundational

    Description

    The Crime Scene Investigation/Exploitation and Analysis Mastery Badge indicates that the participant has the ability to investigate a crime scene and identify, as well as preserve, a wide variety of evidence that may yield reliable information to aid in an investigation. This Mastery encompasses the ability to perform general crime scene processing, photographic documentation, digital forensics, chemical analysis, and latent print processing.

    Contact

    Lori Sullivan
    lsulliva@fiu.edu

  • Crime Scene Investigation Critical Skills Badge

    National Forensic Science Technology Center
    Audience Continuing Education
    Format
    Occurrence

    Series

    Level

    Foundational

    DescriptionThis badge indicates that the participant has demonstrated competency in the ability to recognize, document, collect, preserve and transmit physical evidence for analysis. Learners are able to prepare and maintain a functional evidence collection kit; explain the significance of chain-of-custody; and demonstrate the ability to recognize, document, collect, preserve and transmit physical evidence for analysis according to recommended guidelines.
    Contact

    Lori Sullivan
    lsulliva@fiu.edu

  • D.C. Advocacy, Communications, & Careers

    FIU in DC
    Audience Student
    FormatHybrid (online and in-person)
    Occurrence

    Single

    Level

    Foundational

    Description

    Earners of the D.C. Advocacy, Communication, and Careers badge participated in a D.C. Fly-In Seminar, including a series of site visits and panels. Earners understand how to advocate for various issues through effective communication, knowledge of policy making, and an understanding of federal and non-government entities’ influence on policy.

    Contact

    Eric Feldman
    ericf@fiu.edu

  • Deep Reinforcement Learning

    College of Engineering & Computing
    Audience Continuing Education
    Format
    Occurrence

    Single

    Level

    Intermediate

    Description

     Earners of the Deep Reinforcement Learning badge can demonstrate competency in key areas such as: (Model-free) Value-Based methods, (Model-free) Policy Gradient methods, Model-based methods, Deep Reinforcement Learning in online settings (Contextual Bandits), Partially Observable Markov Decision Processes (POMDPs) and Inverse Reinforcement Learning.

    Contact

    Steven Luis
    luiss@fiu.edu

  • Digital Crime Scene Photography Critical Skills Badge

    National Forensic Science Technology Center
    Audience Continuing Education
    Format
    Occurrence

    Series

    Level

    Foundational

    Description

    This badge indicates the participant has demonstrated competency in the ability to produce quality photographs at a crime scene or in a laboratory setting. Learners are able to explain the importance of crime scene photography in overall documentation of a crime scene; explain the term "fair and accurate" as it relates to crime scene photography; and capture image of a latent print appropriate for comparison analysis using laptop-based software controls, D-SLR and copy stand.

    Contact

    Lori Sullivan
    lsulliva@fiu.edu

  • Digital Forensics Critical Skills Badge

    National Forensic Science Technology Center
    Audience Continuing Education
    Format
    Occurrence

    Series

    Level

    Foundational

    Description

    The Digital Forensics Critical Skills Badge indicates that the participant has demonstrated competency in the ability to conduct digital evidence collection, processing, and data triage. Learners are able to apply forensically sound investigative techniques associated with digital evidence; list and describe tools used in a digital forensics investigation; and identify, preserve, extract, analyze and report forensic evidence located on digital devices using the appropriate forensic tools.

    Contact

    Lori Sullivan
    lsulliva@fiu.edu

  • Digital Forensics Fundamental Skills

    College of Engineering & Computing
    Audience
    Format
    OccurrenceSeries
    Level

    Foundational

    Description

    This badge indicates the participant has demonstrated competency in the ability to explain and properly apply forensically sound methodologies, tools and techniques used in the collection, preservation and processing of digital evidence. Learners can explain fundamental concepts associated with digital evidence; create forensic images using the correct methodology and tools; and locate and extract artifacts of forensic significance from digital devices using a forensically sound approach.

    Contact

    Matthew Ruddell
    mrudeell@fiu.edu

  • Entrepreneurship Basics

    StartUP FIU
    Audience Student
    Format
    Occurrence

    Single

    Level

    Foundational

    Description

    Earners of the Entrepreneurship Basics badge successfully completed StartUP FIU’s Student Innovation Bootcamp and demonstrated analytical skills required to start a viable business. Learners are able to apply design thinking; find customers, understand market need; develop/test initial prototype concepts; conduct competitive analysis/advantage; understand pricing, unit economics; and create early business models concepts in startup organization.

    Contact

    Robert Hacker
    rhacker@fiu.edu

  • Food Service Operations

    Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
    Audience Student
    FormatHybrid (online and in-person)
    Occurrence

    Single

    Level

    Foundational

    Description

    The Food Service Operations badge is designed to offer learners the opportunity to effectively build a narrative around their food service/culinary operations competencies to better position them to identify and articulate career opportunities and skills/abilities. The Food Service Operations badge is also designed to allow learners to connect classroom instruction with industry operations. badge will only be open to students under the Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management. The badge required learners to complete FSS3230C and FSS3070, which are required courses in the Hospitality Management program.

    Contact

    Nico Rose
    nirose@fiu.edu

  • Forensic Chemical Analysis Critical Skills Badge

    National Forensic Science Technology Center
    Audience Continuing Education
    Format
    Occurrence

    Series

    Level

    Foundational

    Description

    This badge indicates the participant has demonstrated competency in the ability to perform chemical analysis of known and unknown substances such as drugs and explosive materials. Learners are able to define trace and bulk chemical material; explain how trace material can be transferred; list basic rules of safe chemical material collection; and conduct presumptive and confirmatory testing of known and unknown trace materials using appropriate tools, techniques and processes.

    Contact

    Lori Sullivan
    lsulliva@fiu.edu

  • Foundations of Cyber Operations

    Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy
    Audience Student
    FormatOnline
    Occurrence

    Single

    Level

    Foundational

    Description

    Earners of the Foundations of Cyber Operations badge have demonstrated fundamental knowledge of the cybersecurity tools needed to function in a highly digitized world. Earners can understand the different types and effects of cyber operations; identify cyber operators, their targets, and international cyber milieus; and recognize how cyber operations impacts their lives. Earners of this badge are equipped with valuable tools to begin careers as cybersecurity professionals.

    ContactAldo Fonseca
    alfonsec@fiu.edu
  • Fundamentals of Commercializing Research: Opportunity and Creating Value

    StartUP FIU
    Audience Student
    Format
    Occurrence

    Single

    Level

    Foundational

    Description

    Earners of the Opportunity & Creating Value badge are able to demonstrate an understanding of how to commercialize their research through desirability, feasibility, and viability analyses. Learners understand the role of innovation in value creation and the fundamentals of how to identify commercial opportunities.

    Contact

    Robert Hacker
    rhacker@fiu.edu

  • Fundamentals of Commercializing Research to Create Value: Business Model Fundamentals

    StartUP FIU
    Audience Student
    Format
    Occurrence

    Single

    Level

    Foundational

    Description

    The Business Model Fundamentals badge indicates that the participant can create a business model to advance their knowledge of commercialization. Learners are able to describe innovation in each part of the value chain, develop new examples for innovation in each of the ten parts of the value chain for a business model, and explain alternative approaches to value creation in a business model.

    Contact

    Robert Hacker
    rhacker@fiu.edu

  • Fundamentals of Commercializing Research to Create Value: Pitching, Financial Modeling, Legal and Capital

    StartUP FIU
    Audience Student
    Format
    Occurrence

    Single

    Level

    Single

    Description

    This badge indicates that the participant can demonstrate competency in three key areas of entrepreneurship: storytelling and pitching to investors, financial modeling, and legal issues and capital raising. The workshop is part of a multi-part program to provide a complete grounding in the major concepts of commercializing research. Learners are able to develop a ten-slide investor pitch deck; create an assumptions page for a financial model; and calculate pre-money and post-money valuation.

    Contact

    Robert Hacker
    rhacker@fiu.edu

  • Fundamentals of Financial Literacy

    Academic & Student Affairs
    Audience Student
    FormatOnline
    Occurrence

    Single

    Level

    Foundational

    Description

    Earners of the Fundamentals of Financial Literacy badge can recognize fundamental principles of financial literacy to manage their finances while in college. After successfully completing the badge requirements, participants can demonstrate an understanding of how to finance their education, manage their personal expenses, and plan for their future by navigating difficult financial decisions.

    Contact

    Kim Noy
    kimbenoy@fiu.edu

  • Fundamentals of IoT

    College of Engineering & Computing
    Audience Continuing Education
    FormatOnline
    Occurrence

    Single

    Level

    Foundational

    Description

    This micro-credential introduces the fundamental concepts, applications and opportunities of Internet of Things (IoT). It touches on various aspects of IoT including Devices, Data collection, Networking, Cloud Computing, Risks and Opportunities in IoT context. It also considers the motivation for investing on IoT by providing various domains (e.g., energy, medical, transportation, etc.) where IoT devices are heavily used.

    Contact

    Dr. Suat Mercan
    smercan@fiu.edu

  • Fundamentals of Medical Grant Writing for Underserved Communities

    Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
    Audience Student
    Format
    Occurrence

    Single

    Level

    Intermediate

    Description

    The Fundamentals of Medical Grant Writing for Underserved Communities badge indicates that the participant has demonstrated competency in developing all components of a community-based grant proposal; including conducting a needs assessment, writing program objectives, developing a proposal and implementation timeline, writing a budget, and designing a plan for assessing outcomes. The participant has also demonstrated the ability to coherently and persuasively present the proposed program.

    Contact

    Sarah Stumbar & Jessica Lewis
    sstumbar@fiu.edu

  • Gender Equity for Leaders in Public and Non-Profit Organizations

    Public Policy and Administration
    Audience Student
    FormatHybrid (online and in-person)
    Occurrence

    Single

    Level

    Foundational

    Description

    The Gender Equity for Leaders in Public & Non-Profit Organizationsbadge will provide learners with essential content knowledge and applied skills in the area of gender equity and leadership in public and nonprofit organizations. Barriers and facilitators to promote gender equity, leadership opportunities, and career advancement are explored from both a theoretical and practical real-world perspective.

    Contact

    Shaoming Cheng
    scheng@fiu.edu

  • Grant Proposal Development

    Jorge M. Perez Metropolitan Center
    Audience Student
    Format
    Occurrence

    Single

    Level

    Foundational

    Description

    Earners of the Grant Proposal Development Badge have demonstrated competency in practical and conceptual aspects that are important to the grant proposal-writing process. Learners are able to identify appropriate grant opportunities and prospective funders, develop content for competitive grant proposals, and effectively write a grant proposal outline.

    Contact

    Caroline Bernard-Stokes
    cabernar@fiu.edu

  • Hospitality Management and the Internet of Things

    Electrical and Computer Engineering, Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
    Audience Continuing Education
    FormatOnline
    Occurrence

    Single

    Level

    Foundational

    Description

    Earners of this badge have a fundamental understanding of the proliferation of IoT in the hospitality industry and its impact on human resources management, marketing, and forecasting. Earners are able to identify the applications, opportunities, and challenges IoT presents from a hospitality management perspective; effectively use IoT to market products internally and externally to customers and understand the myriad of implications of utilizing IoT technology in a hospitality setting.

    Contact

    Dr. Suat Mercan
    smercan@fiu.edu

  • Hospitality Operations

    Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
    Audience Student
    FormatOnline, Hybrid (online and in-person)
    Occurrence

    Single

    Level

    Foundational

    Description

    The badge requires learners to complete HFT1000, HFT3263 and HFT3453, which are required courses in the Hospitality Management.The Hospitality Operations badge is designed to offer learners the opportunity to effectively build a narrative around their hospitality operations competencies to better position them to identify and articulate career opportunities and skills/abilities. The Hospitality Operations badge is also designed to allow learners to connect classroom instruction with industry operations. this badge will only be open to students under the Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management.

    Contact

    Nico Rose
    nirose@fiu.edu

  • Initiative

    Academic & Student Affairs
    Audience Student
    FormatOnline
    Occurrence

    Single

    Level

    Foundational

    Description

    Earners of the Initiative badge can demonstrate how to connect initiative to personal and professional contexts. Initiative in the 21st century includes self-efficacy and the capacity to identify needs and respond proactively. Individuals who exercise initiative show four core sub-competencies: self-awareness, learning from both "failure" and "success", understanding how to lead without an official "leader" role or title, and motivating others through catalyzing necessary action.

    Contact

    Office of Micro-Credentials
    microcred@fiu.edu

  • Latent Print Critical Skills Badge

    National Forensic Science Technology Center
    Audience Continuing Education
    Format
    Occurrence

    Series

    Level

    Foundational

    Description

    The Latent Print Critical Skills Badge indicates that the participant has demonstrated competency in the ability to lift, process and document searchable latent prints. Learners are able to describe the characteristics and composition of friction ridges; describe how to make invisible prints visible; and apply techniques used to recover latent fingerprints from a variety of surfaces in a field or laboratory environment.

    Contact

    Lori Sullivan
    lsulliva@fiu.edu

  • Leadership Agility

    Center for Leadership
    Audience Student
    FormatOnline
    Occurrence

    Single

    Level

    Foundational

    Description

    Earners of the Leadership Agility Badge have a fundamental understanding of leadership in the context of change and uncertainty. Participants understand that leadership can be developed in an individual and in a personalized way by removing the common supposition that being a leader means ‘being a certain type of person'. Participants demonstrate understanding through navigating various forms of change, trends, resilience, healthy work cultures, and identifying strengths and conflict.

    Contact

    Jessica Sotomayor
    jmsotoma@fiu.edu

  • Museum & Public Site History Evaluation

    Office of Micro-Credentials
    Audience Student
    Format
    Occurrence

    Single

    Level

    Foundational

    Description

    Earners of the Museum & Public Site History Evaluation badge have honed their skills to evaluate objects and places widely used to mark times of social conflict, build historical narratives, and develop a sense of heritage. Learners understand the relationship between exhibits or sites and civic engagement; identify overarching explicit and implicit themes of the exhibits or sites visited; and evaluate the site’s accessibility and ability to narrate events and engage the public.

    Contact

    Office of Micro-Credentials
    microcred@fiu.edu

  • Remote Teach Ready

    Academic & Student Affairs
    Audience Professional Development- Faculty and Staff
    Format
    Occurrence

    Single

    Level

    Foundational

    Description

    Earners of the RTR badge have a fundamental understanding of remote teaching technologies to ensure academic continuity. As a practitioner, the badge earner learns to implement key technologies such as the essentials of Canvas and Zoom. Earners understand remote course development, including how to: navigate Canvas; manage assignments/assessments; write alternative assessments; communicate course content; stay connected with students; maintain a course schedule; and follow FERPA guidelines.

    Contact

    Christina Schettini
    cschetti@fiu.edu

  • Research Commercialization Basics

    StartUP FIU
    Audience Student
    Format
    Occurrence

    Single

    Level

    Foundational

    Description

    Earners of the Research Commercialization Basics badge have successfully completed StartUP FIU’s Research Innovation Bootcamp. Participants develop hypotheses about applying their research topics as solutions in a marketplace. They can describe innovation, understand user need and market demand, develop initial prototype concepts, conduct in-depth competitive analysis, understand pricing/unit economics, and create a business model concept.

    Contact

    Robert Hacker
    rhacker@fiu.edu

  • Resilience

    Academic & Student Affairs
    Audience Student
    FormatOnline
    Occurrence

    Single

    Level

    Foundational

    Description

    Earners of the Resilience badge can connect resilience to personal and professional contexts. Resilience in the 21st century includes the capacity to bounce back in the face of stress, challenge, and adversity. Resilient individuals do not dwell on disappointment but rather learn from experience and focus on solutions. Resilience includes four core sub-competencies: self-awareness, learning from experience, focusing on solutions, and exhibiting flexibility.

    Contact

    Office of Micro-Credentials
    microcred@fiu.edu

  • Safe Opioid Prescribing Strategies

    Nursing Anesthesia
    Audience Student
    Format
    Occurrence

    Single

    Level

    Foundational

    Description

    Earners of the Safe Opioid Prescribing Strategies (SOPS) badge will be provided with training on opioid misuse and nursing leadership through innovative evidence-based training for Advanced Practice Registered Nursing (APRN) students. This badge allows students to focus on prevention, medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and strategies for non-opioid pain management.

    Contact

    Derrick Glymph
    dglymph@fiu.edu

  • Statistical Programming for Environmental Scientists

    Institute for Environment and CREST
    Audience Student
    FormatOnline
    Occurrence

    Single

    Level

    Foundational

    Description

    Earners of the Statistical Programming for Environmental Scientists badge are familiar with the basics of R and R-Studio, data structures, data visualization and plotting, data manipulation, functions, loops and conditions, and good practices for coding and debugging. Earners are equipped with valuable tools for academic research and professional development to meet the growing demand for this skill set in environmental science and ecology.

    Contact

    Bradley Schonhoff
    bschonho@fiu.edu

  • Thinking and Communicating with Data

    FIU Central Badge
    Audience Student
    FormatHybrid (online and in-person)
    Occurrence

    Single

    Level

    Foundational

    Description

    Earners of the "Thinking and Communicating with Data" Badge demonstrated an understanding of basic concepts of data and apply core skills to communicate with data in today's data-rich society. Earners developed critical competencies of data science including the basics of summarizing data, visualizing and interpreting data; data exploration, associations, and causation; identifying potential ethics, privacy, security issues with data; and communicating with data.

    Contact

    Giri Narasimhan
    giri@fiu.edu

  • Understanding Emotional Intelligence

    FIU Central Badge
    Audience Student
    FormatHybrid (online and in-person)
    Occurrence

    Single

    Level

    Foundational

    Description

    Earners of the Understanding Emotional Intelligence (EI) badge have developed a critical understanding of EI concepts related to personal and social awareness, self-management, and relationship management. Earners are able to recognize and manage emotions; identify negative beliefs and self-talk; listen sympathetically, and better manage relationships.

    Contact

    Michael Creeden
    creedenm@fiu.edu

  • Women as Empowered Learners and Leaders

    Women's Center
    Audience Student
    Format
    Occurrence

    Single

    Level

    Foundational

    Description

    The Women as Empowered Learners and Leaders (WELL) badge is offered by FIU’s Women’s Center. Earners demonstrate the ability to cultivate interpersonal & essential life skills to enable effective relationships; facilitate experiences that improve the educational relevance, quality, & learning environment for all genders; transform gender norms & practices; become agents of social change or create awareness & solutions around stereotypes & inequality; and advocate for gender-equitable policies.

    Contact

    The Women's Center
    women@fiu.edu