Short Term Credentials

Muskegon Community College offers a number of short term credentials that can be accomplished easily and many of them can build into longer degree and certificate programs. These shorter term credentials, or micro-credentials, can help you qualify for a job or promotion that requires these particular credentials. We define a short term certificate as something that can be achieved by taking 12 or fewer credit hours. Not all of these certificates, if pursued on their own, are financial aid eligible as students must be in a program that is 16 or more credit hours to receive financial aid.

  • AWS Welding Certifications
    • Many MCC welding classes, starting with Welding 102A offer the opportunity for a student to take certification test that results in a particular process certificate from the American Welding Society. These tests are offered right in MCC’s welding lab as our facility has been approved by the AWS as an Accredited Test Facility.
  • Computer Networking Certificates
    • MCC’s Computer Networking department offers a number of certifications that can be achieved while working through the Computer Networking degree or certificate program. These include the following
      CIS 183 prepares them for CompTIA Network +.
      CIS 104A, CIS 105A, and CIS 202A prepares them for CISCO CCNA. 12 credit              hours.
      CIS 293a prepares them for CompTIA Security +
      CIS 109A and CIS 209A prepares them for CompTIA A+
      CIS 275 prepares them for Linux +
      CIS 204 prepares them for CISCO CyberOps Associate.
  • Computer Aided Design Solidworks Certificates
    • Students enrolled in MCC’s CAD 250 are eligible to take a test administered by Solidworks, that if passed, grants them a Certified SOLIDWORKS Assessment, CSWA, certification.
  • Mastercam Certification
    • Many MCC Machining classes teach CNC programing. Mastercam certification in the topics of 2D Mill, 3D Mill, and Lathe CNC programming are available. These certificates are awarded to everyone enrolled in the MT206 and MT216 courses that pass the certification assessment.
  • Child Development Associates Credential (CDA)
    • MCC offers a preparation program to prepare the national Child Development Associates Credential (CDA) awarded by the Council for Professional Recognition in Washington DC in both preschool and infant/ toddler settings. This is 14 credits that build into a 20 credit college certificate and one of two associate degrees in early childhood education.
  • Certified Nurse Aid
    • Many entry level jobs in healthcare require a CNA license. MCC offers a class, AH 107, that prepares you for the licensure exam for this credential.
  • Customer Service Support Certificate
    • This 12 credit, 4 class academic certificate provides you the skills to work in the customer service field.