FGCU Continuing Education & Skills Academy

Micro-credentials/Digital Badges Designed for Workforce Development

The Continuing Education & Skills Academy micro-credential/digital badges are geared toward professionals who are looking to enhance their careers. FGCU offers micro-credential/digital badges that focus on upskilling and re-skilling, professional development, continuing education, and non-credit programming.

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Innovative ↔ Skill Building ↔ Workforce Development

Having the right skills at the right time is key in today’s economy. Recent research indicates that employees will typically have a new job every 5 years. The Continuing Education & Skills Academy will help FGCU alums and other members of the SW Florida workforce with career-long opportunities to add a new skill, upskill or reskill to remain competitive in the job market. 

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Earn a Micro-credential/Digital Badge at FGCU as a Professional or Community Member

Browse FGCU's Continuing Education & Skills Academy micro-credentials/digital badges below to learn more about our current offerings and for directions on how to enroll.

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Cannabis Professional

The FGCU Cannabis Professional Certificate program allows participants to increase their understanding of cannabis and its effects on the body, on society, and on the environment.

IBM Skills Academy

IBM SkillsBuild

Florida Gulf Coast University has partnered with IBM Global University Programs to provide access to relevant, cutting-edge technology education. Both students and professionals within the community may enhance their technical knowledge, skills, and abilities to remain current and earn a digital badge issued by IBM.


Turfgrass Management

The Turfgrass Management program will cover turf grass principles and establishment, turf soils, irrigation, turf grass weeds, diseases and insects, turfgrass cultivation and fertility, and pesticide and fertilizer applications.

Construction Management

Introduction to Construction Management

This Introduction to Construction Management Certificate is geared to those who are looking to advance their knowledge and understanding of the basic elements and skill sets required by a Professional Construction Manager.

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Senior Care Partner

In this 16-week program, you will learn how to assess a client's needs and to develop a care plan using clinical services, community-based services, and technology that enables them to stay at home and to avoid moving to a nursing home or assisted living facility.


Entrepreneurial Mindset

An entrepreneurial mindset is a process of fundamental transformation from innovative idea to enterprise and from enterprise to value. It further allows individuals to bring new ideas into being for the benefit of themselves and others.


FGCU Micro-credentials/Digital Badges of Distinction

FGCU is a leader in sustainability and entrepreneurship. Tap into our strengths with these innovative micro-credentials/digital badges!


Coming Soon: Sustainability Professional

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Entrepreneurial Mindset

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Continuing Education & Skills Academy

Micro-credentials/Badges provided through FGCU Continuing Education & Skills Academy focus on upskilling and reskilling for professionals and students. Our micro-credentials/ digital badges increase workers' readiness to fill key industry roles, and build candidates' confidence and job market success by making their skills visible to employers.

Coming Soon

Explore the exciting micro-credentials/digital badges coming to FGCU’s Continuing Education & Skills Academy!

Emotional Intelligence

Beer Fermentation

Business Ethics

Digital Marketing

Interested in One of the Upcoming Micro-credential/digital Badges? Sign Up to Be Notified When They Become Available!


Learn More About the Office of Innovation Education & Partnerships

The Office of Innovation Education & Partnership offers more than digital badges. Learn more about our micro-credentialing and professional development programs.

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Our student support staff are readily available to assist you with your registration and/or general questions. 


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