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Professional Certificates on Coursera help you get job-ready for an in-demand career field in less than a year. Earn a career credential, apply your knowledge to hands-on projects that showcase your skills for employers, and get access to job search resources. Many programs also provide a pathway to industry-recognized certification.

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What Coursera Has to Offer?

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Professional Certificates
  • Whether you’re looking to start a new career or change your current one, Professional Certificates on Coursera help you become job-ready. Learn at your own pace from top companies and universities, apply your new skills to hands-on projects that showcase your expertise to potential employers, and earn a career credential to kickstart your new career.

  • Average time commitment 1-6 months

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Specializations
  • Enroll in a Specialization to master a specific career skill. You’ll complete a series of rigorous courses, tackle hands-on projects, and earn a Specialization Certificate to share with your professional network and potential employers.

  • Average time commitment 1-3 months

Courses
  • Take courses from the world's best instructors and universities. Courses include recorded auto-graded and peer-reviewed assignments, video lectures, and community discussion forums. When you complete a course, you’ll be eligible to receive a shareable electronic Course Certificate for a small fee.

  • Average time commitment 4-12 hours

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Guided Projects
  • Learn a job-relevant skill that you can use today in under 2 hours through an interactive experience guided by a subject matter expert. Access everything you need right in your browser and complete your project confidently with step-by-step instructions.

  • Average time commitment 1-2 hours

  • Mastertrack certificates and Degrees are not part of this program.

  • Work authorization may be needed to issue specific certificates.

  • Some universities and institution’s programs may not be accessible.

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About Coursera

Coursera was founded by Daphne Koller and Andrew Ng in 2012 with a vision of providing life-transforming learning experiences to learners around the world. Today, Coursera is a global online learning platform that offers anyone, anywhere, access to online courses and degrees from leading universities and companies. Coursera received B Corp certification in February 2021, which means that we have a legal duty not only to our shareholders but to also make a positive impact on society more broadly, as we continue our efforts to reduce barriers to a world-class education for all.

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FAQ

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Do you have to have a background in tech, or can you still apply if you are interested in tech?

No you don’t have to have a background in tech. We encourage our learners to get both technical and non-technical certificates.

Can folks still apply if we already have a job but are interested in building skills in other fields?

Yes, we encourage everyone to apply, as long as you’re trying to gain skills necessary in advancing your career.

Is it really free?

Yes!

Are there any other requirements?

No requirements except being an undocumented person.

I live in X state. Can I still apply?

Anyone from across the United States or the US territories can apply.

Will I have access to the University degrees/Masters degrees?

You will have access to courses, specializations, guided projects, and professional certificates.

How long will I have access to Coursera?

From the moment you are granted access, you have 1 year to finish any projects, courses, or certificates.

When is the deadline to apply?

The application deadline is October 19th, 2021 at 11:59PM PST.

How long do Coursera courses normally take?

Coursera courses are usually 4-6 weeks.

Do I need an ITIN/SSN to apply?

No, but for some certificates they require you to have a SSN.

Do you have a list of courses/certificates that require a SSN?

We are currently in contact with Coursera to see if we can get one, and we will have it by the time we give access to our Coursera learners.

Will all courses in the Coursera catalog be available under this partnership? Or is this limited to a specific list of procedures?

Learners will have access to all courses except a specific few universities and companies e.g. Stanford, Wharton School of Business, and PwC because those organizations have special contracts with Coursera, where it binds Coursera from sharing their courses with other partners. 
However, if you are interested in courses from those organizations, there is a vast number of courses, like those, that you can get from other universities and companies.

What about specific software access?

All of the software that you will be learning will be coming from Coursera. So as long as you have wifi and a laptop, you will be able to have access to specific softwares that are needed for your individual courses, specializations, guided projects, and certifications.

Are there career coaching sessions, mock interviews, and resume building offered by the Coursera team?

Yes, those specific resources will be offered by Coursera.

Will there be a community network for those who gain access to Coursera?

Yes, our community network will allow you to connect with learners who are committed to success in the same specializations, courses, projects, and certificates as you. In addition, you will be able to connect with professionals from DIT’s sponsored seminars which will be an informal event once or twice a month created to spark real conversations between professionals and those who are looking to be in that position.

How do we apply?

Applications will open again January 2022