New for SUMMER 2023!
(Update: Access to Google Courses is anticipated to be shared the week of May 29, 2023. Thank you for your patience while we work to gain access to the seats.)
UC Merced students can enroll in the Google Professional Certificate programs for FREE, thanks to Coursera and Google. These courses are designed to prepare you for in-demand jobs.
The Google Certificate Programs include:
Google Data Analytics
Google Digital Marketing & E-commerce
Google IT Support
Google Project Management
Google UX Design
Google IT Automation
Google (Advanced) Data Analytics
Google Business Intelligence
The Google Professional Certificates above are FREE to as many as 500 UC Merced students. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about accessing a seat.
For every Google Professional Certificate completed by continuing UC Merced undergraduate students* between May 20 and August 19, 2023, Summer Session and DUE will give them $5 on their Cat Card for use in the Lantern, Pavillion, or the YWDC. Complete your course(s) and submit your verified certificate using this form no later than August 20, 2023.
*UC Merced Graduate students are welcome to request a seat in the Google Professional Certificate program but are not eligible for the $5 incentive to complete it.
Skills Academy Paid Courses Options:
Two Additional Courses Added:
Database Management Essentials
WHAT IS SKILLS ACADEMY?
UC Merced wants you to feel ready for the career you WANT after you graduate!
Enroll in an online class and learn a skill relevant to your desired career path.
Winter Skills: Students can earn an incentive for completing one course ($50 gift card) over the Winter break.
Summer Skills: Students can earn an incentive for completing one course ($50 gift card) or two courses ($75 gift card total).
Complete the course(s) and report your verified certificate and receive a gift card from your choice of several local and national businesses.
Click here for information about seven high-income skills worth learning!
HOW DOES IT WORK?
1) Choose one (or two) of the online courses listed above, and 2) enroll and pay for your course(s).
You will need to pay for the course(s) with your own personal funds. Courses have different costs. Some courses have a one-time fee and others are subscription-based. Don't forget to cancel your subscription when you complete your course if you choose a subscription-based course!
Fill out this form to let us know you're participating and to receive a reminder to submit your verified certificate.
Complete your course(s) and submit your verified certificate using this form no later than January 30 for Winter Skills, or August 20 for Summer Skills.
For more information, see the FAQ!