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Coursera Professional Certificate Programs (CARES Scholarship)

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Description

Coursera professional certificate programs are a series online certificate programs focusing on applied learning in information technology and data science. The programs are developed and endorsed by leading global IT organizations such as Google, SAS, and IBM, and are delivered in partnership with Coursera, which is a leading online learning platform for higher education. Each professional certificate program infuses applied projects, lectures, quizzes, interactive media, and learning activities to ensure an engaging and diverse learning experience. Programs are structured into a series of modules multiple learning assessments and project application which must be successfully completed to achieve the certificates

Coursera professional certificate programs also infuses the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC), career coaching services, and work readiness training delivered through the MCC Career Skills Division.

What is Coursera?

Coursera is a leading online learning platform for higher education, where 66 million learners from around the globe come to learn skills of the future. More than 200 of the world’s top universities and industry educators partner with Coursera to offer courses, Specializations, certificates, and degree programs. Through partnership with Coursera, MCC provides relevant, affordable, accelerated, and industry-validated education options to the Omaha metropolitan area.

Program Structure

Each professional certificate program is asynchronous, 100% online and available in English, but often have subtitles in languages such as Spanish, French, German, Spanish, Japanese, and Arabic (language options vary by program). Programs can take 3 – 8 months in length to complete with a recommended minimum of 4- 5 hours per week of study.

Eligibility

Each professional certificate program has varying eligibility criteria based upon a candidates prior work experience and education; criteria is listed within the program descriptions. However, candidates must meet these basic program pre-requisites:

  • 18 years of age
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Approved for MCC CARES Scholarship

For more information on the MCC CARES Scholarship eligibility criteria, visit CARES scholarhship website.

Program Descriptions

Google IT Support Professional Certificate + IBM Customer Engagement Specialist Professional Certificate

Time to Complete

6 months with 5 hours of study per week

Level

Beginner, no prior experience needed

Language

English, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Arabic

This program includes innovative curriculum designed to prepare students for an entry-level role in IT customer service and support. It's a perfect entry point to start a career in IT with a multitude of job openings ranging from onsite or remote help desk work to customer care or client support. Through a mix of video lectures, quizzes, and hands-on labs and widgets, the program will introduce you to troubleshooting, customer service, networking, operating systems, system administration and security. You’ll hear from Googlers with unique backgrounds whose own foundation in IT support served as a jumping off point for their careers. Additionally, students will increase their level of communication, problem solving, appropriate empathetic behavior and process adherence to ensure the proper flow and service level agreements are met.

SAS Visual Business Analytics Professional Certificate

Time to Complete

2 months with 4 hours of study per week

Level

Beginner, no prior experience needed

Language

English, Japanese

This beginner-level course provides participants with the knowledge and skills to get professional certification in SAS Visual Analytics. Through innovative software and services, SAS empowers customers around the world to transform data into intelligence. This course is designed to provide participants with the skills to discover insights from the data and make sense of it. This course consists of five modules with topics such as introduction of SAS Visual Analytics and the SAS Viya platform; data analysis and reporting; using data for geographic mapping and forecasting; perform network, path, and text analyses; and create advanced reports. Through this course, participants engage in a variety of hands-on assessments. Participants earn a certificate upon successful completion.

IBM Applied AI Professional Certificate

Time to Complete

5 months with 5 hours of study per week

Level

Beginner/Intermediate, some related education or experience strongly suggested

Language

English

This beginner-level course provides participants with the knowledge and skills to get professional certification in IBM Applied AI Professional. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is transforming our world. This course is designed to provide participants with the skills to work as an AI Application Developer. This course consists of six modules with topics such as AI concepts; IBM Watson to build smart apps; plan, implement, test, and deploy chatbots without the need to write code; introduction to Python; and introduction to Computer Vision (CV) with Watson and OpenCV. Through this course, participants engage in a variety of hands-on assessments. Participants earn a certificate upon successful completion.

Cloud Architecture with Google Cloud Professional Certificate

Time to Complete

3 months with 5 hours of study per week

Level

Intermediate, students must have proficiency with command-line, Linux operating system, & systems operations; 3+ years of industry experience recommended for the certification exam

Language

English, French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Portuguese (Brazilian)

This program provides students with the skills needed to advance their career as a professional cloud architect. Students will have the opportunity to deploy solution elements, including infrastructure components such as networks, systems and applications services, and they will gain real world experience through a number of hands-on projects.

Cloud Engineering with Google Cloud Professional Certificate

Time to Complete

4 months with 5 hours of study per week

Level

Intermediate, students must have experience with virtual machines, IP networking, and Web servers; 6 months+ hands-on experience with GCP recommended for the certification exam.

Language

English, French, German, Spanish, Japanese

This program provides students with the skills needed to advance their career as a cloud engineer. Hands-on lab components will allow students to apply the skills they learn in the video lectures and projects will incorporate topics such as Google Cloud Platform products. Students also have the opportunity to practice key job skills, such as setting up a cloud environment and configuring and deploying a solution in the cloud.

Data Engineering with Google Cloud Professional Certificate

Time to Complete

4 months with 5 hours of study per week

Level

Intermediate, students must have basic proficiency with a common query language such as SQL and experience developing applications using common programming languages.

Language

English, Spanish

This program provides the skills you need to advance your career in data engineering and recommends training to support your preparation for the industry-recognized Google Cloud Professional Data Engineer certification. Through a combination of presentations, demos, and labs, you will enable data-driven decision making by collecting, transforming, and publishing data; and you'll gain real world experience through a number of hands-on Qwiklabs projects. You'll also have the opportunity to practice key job skills, including designing, building, and running data processing systems; and operationalizing machine-learning models. Upon successful completion of this program, you will earn a certificate of completion to share with your professional network and potential employers.

IBM z/OS Mainframe Practitioner Professional Certificate

Time to Complete

3 months with 3 hours of study per week

Level

Intermediate, students should have a minimum of 1 year work experience or education in computer programming or system administration.

Language

English

This intermediate-level course provides participants with the knowledge and skills to get professional certification in using IBM Z server. Participants are provided the foundational skills required to launch a career in the enterprise platform that powers over 68% of worldwide transactions as a mainframe application developer, system programmer, system administrator, or a DBA practitioner. This course consists of three modules with topics such introduction to enterprise computing, getting started on Mainframe with z/OS commands and panels, and basic system programming on IBM Z. Through this course, participants engage in hands-on labs with access to an IBM Z server. Participants earn a certificate upon successful completion. Participants should have some background in computer programming or system administration.

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Coursera is a leading online learning platform for higher education, where 66 million learners from around the globe come to learn skills of the future. More than 200 of the world’s top universities and industry educators partner with Coursera to offer courses, Specializations, certificates, and degree programs. Through partnership with Coursera, MCC provides relevant, affordable, accelerated, and industry-validated education options to the Omaha metropolitan area.