Expand Your Skills Set. Enhance Your Resume.
Grand Valley offers the credentials you need to set yourself apart. From relevant undergraduate and graduate certificate programs to respected digital badges, we have what you need to expand your skills set and enhance your professional profile with a digital certificate or digital badge. Choose from the interest areas below to discover what online certificate program and digital badge opportunities are available for you.
Badges and Certificates Explained
Badge: A digital badge, or badge, is a record of achievement that recognizes a student's completion of a coherent and meaningful academic experience. GVSU offers both credit and non-credit bearing badges. Credit-bearing badges include anywhere from 0.5 to 15 academic credits and may include additional noncredit criteria. All badges are digital credentials and credit-bearing badges are also posted to the academic transcript. You can see all of Grand Valley's digital badges on our Digital Badges page.
Certificate: A certificate is a record of achievement that recognizes a student's completion of a coherent and meaningful academic experience. A certificate includes anywhere from nine to 18 academic credits and is posted to the academic transcript.
Pandemic safety, new education delivery models, and evolving specialties are changing the way educators teach and learn. We see those challenges as opportunities to grow, adapt, and thrive; a digital badge or online certificate from GVSU will help you do the same. Choose from one of the following to learn more.
Health and Science
Whether it's complicated health care systems, new research opportunities, or patient responsibility, the way health care is taught and delivered is evolving daily. Now is an ideal time to consider our relevant and practical digital badges and online certificates in health care. Choose from one of the following to learn more.
From big data to advances in cybersecurity, the way technology affects our lives seems to change at warp speed. It also creates advanced career growth opportunities. That's why our relevant and practical digital badges and online certificates in technology are so critical to being ready for whatever comes next. Choose from one of the following to learn more.
Grand Valley was named a Fulbright Top Producing Institution for the number of faculty members who teach and conduct research overseas. More than 55 Grand Valley faculty and staff members have earned Fulbright awards since 1964.
Professional (Business and Administration)
In these ever-changing times, the skills and training needed to set yourself apart seem to be shifting faster than ever. From business to public administration and more, our online graduate programs make it easy to get the credentials you need to stay current or become a leader in your field. Choose from the following digital badges and online certificates to learn more.
Are You a GVSU Alum?
When you became a Laker, you opened up a lifetime of learning, and now alumni like you can use your Laker Lifetime Learning (L3) account for classes that provide greater knowledge and new skills. Your account is waiting for you to use for future classes at GVSU. All you have to do is click on the button below to find out more.