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Earn Free Credits via Coursera 

Peirce College has aligned select online courses available through Coursera to help students earn up to 21 undergraduate credits at no cost. Students can also earn three credits towards their master's degree at Peirce at no cost through Coursera.

Why take a Coursera course at Peirce?

  • Undergraduate students can earn up to 22 credits and save more than $13,000 in tuition by taking select Coursera courses and certificates thorough the Coursera platform that apply directly to degree programs at Peirce.
  • This includes Google Career Certificates and the Meta Social Media Marketing Professional Certificate, which can provide you with a valuable workplace credential that helps you find sustainable employment before you complete your college degree. 
  • Graduate students can earn three credits towards their master's degree and save more than $2,300 in tuition by completing the Leadership Bootcamp through Coursera at Peirce.

Coursera courses

Transfer Credits Earned

Tuition Savings

Inclusive Leadership:
The Power of
Workplace Diversity

Leading Diverse Teams and Organizations  

3 credits for an
undergraduate business
elective or open elective

You save $1,800 in tuition for these 3 credits.

 

Introduction to Personal Finance 

Saving Money for the Future

3 credits for FIN 100, 
an undergraduate business
elective or open elective

You save $1,800 in tuition for these 3 credits

Graduate Leadership Bootcamp

3 credits for OLM 501You save more than $2,300 in tuition for these 3 credits.  


About These Courses

Peirce will award three undergraduate credits for students who complete these two courses. 

Inclusive Leadership: The Power of Workplace Diversity

This course is for current or aspiring leaders in any type of workplace who want to gain the ability to  develop inclusive cultures where everyone feels valued and respected. Offered by the University of Colorado through Coursera, you will learn how highly inclusive leaders from around the world use processes of social influence to interact effectively with individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds.   

Module 1: Inclusion Matters (4 hours)
Module 2: Inclusion Leadership Types (6 hours)
Module 3: Six Signature Traits of Highly Inclusive Leaders (6 hours)
Module 4: Communication and Inclusive Leadership (6 hours)

Leading Diverse Teams and Organizations 

In this course, you will gain evidence-based knowledge and practical tools to help you design and lead diverse, equitable, and inclusive (DEI) teams and organizations. Offered by the University of Michigan through Coursera, this course accommodates learners from different backgrounds and starting knowledge points, including those new to the topic and social justice warriors. You will learn to better understand yourself and your personal identity in the workplace and gain new skills to identify privilege, implicit bias and microaggressions in your organization. 

Module 1: Diversity and Our Mindset (7 hours)
Module 2: Personal Diversity Challenges (6 hours)
Module 3: Organizational Equity (5 hours)
Module 4: Team Inclusion (5 hours)


Peirce will award three undergraduate credits for students who complete these two courses. 

Introduction to Personal Finance

This course provides a general overview of a variety of personal finance topics, including budgeting, the importance of your credit score, cash flow, setting financial goals and taxes. The concepts are broken down through videos, readings, and activities so you can apply what you are learning in real time. The course provides the foundation to improve your understanding of basic personal finance terminology, as well as how they apply to your own financial situation. 

Module 1: Approaching Your Finances with Purpose (3 hours)
Module 2: Understanding Your Net Worth and Credit Score (3 hours)
Module 3: Assessing Your Cash Flow and Taxes (3 hours)
Module 4: Planning and Budgeting for Your Future (3 hours)

Saving Money for the Future

In this course, you will learn about the importance of compounding growth, the variables that impact setting goals, such as retirement savings and how much money you need to save now to reach future goals. You will learn to think through individual goals, including retirement, and understand how those goals fit into your bigger financial picture. The course also covers how preparing for emergencies can prevent the derailment of those financial goals.

Module 1: Building Your Financial Foundation (2 hours)
Module 2: Funding Your Financial Freedom (3 hours)
Module 3: Saving for Other Milestones (2 hours)
Module 4: Funding Your Child’s Education (2 hours)


Peirce will award three graduate credits for students who complete the Graduate Leadership Bootcamp. 

Learn more about the Graduate Leadership Bootcamp

 

Google & Meta Certificates

Transfer Credits Earned

Tuition Savings

Google IT Support Professional Certificate

Up to 12 credits: ITN 120, ITN 130, ITN 144 and an IT elective

You can save more than $7,000 in tuition for these 12 credits. Students using a corporate tuition discount can save more than $5,000 in tuition. 

Google Project Management Professional Certificate 

Up to 9 credits: MGT 132, MIS 302, and MGT 404 or a Business elective.

You can save more than $5,000 in tuition for these 9 credits. Students using a corporate tuition discount can save more than $4,000 in tuition.  

Google Data Analytics Professional Certificate 

Up to 12 credits: BIS 112, BIS 235, and two IT electivesYou can save more than $7,000 in tuition for these 12 credits. Students using a corporate tuition discount can save more than $5,000 in tuition. 
Google UX Design Professional Certificate Up to 9 credits: BIS 201 and two IT electives.

You can save more than $5,000 in tuition for these 9 credits. Students using a corporate tuition discount can save more than $4,000 in tuition. 

Meta Social Media Marketing Professional Certificate 3 credits: MKT 101You can save $,1800 in tuition for these 3 credits. Students using a corporate tuition discount can save $1,440 in tuition.


Why earn a Google Career Certificate & Meta Professional Certificate?

Through a combination of courses and applied learning projects, you can apply your skills with hands-on projects and build a portfolio that showcases your job readiness to potential employers. 

Upon completion, you will have access to job boards where you can apply for jobs directly with Google and Meta and over 130 U.S. employers who are interested in hiring people who have completed these certificates. 

Peirce students can earn one of these Google Career Certificates and the Meta Social Media Marketing Professional Certificate at no cost. Students can apply 9 - 12 credits depending on the Google Career Certificates they select, and earn 3 credits for the Meta Social Media Marketing Professional Certificate.

 

 

How Do I Get Started? 

FUTURE STUDENTS

Step 1: 
Apply to Peirce College.

Remember to send us your official transcripts from all colleges and universities you have attended, as well as any CLEP® or DSST/DANTES® scores, ACE transcripts and military training (via a Joint Service Transcript or other military transcript).

Step 2: 
Contact Admissions and register for your first class. 

Depending on our goals your admissions advisor will register you for your first class (or classes) and can help you select the Coursera courses and Google Career Certificate that best meet your academic and career goals. 


CURRENT STUDENTS 


Step 1. 
Contact your Academic Advisor.

Your advisor can help you select the Coursera courses and Google Career Certificate that best meet your academic and career goals, show you how transfer credits earned for Coursera courses apply to your degree program and get you registered for a Coursera course or Google Career Certificate.

 

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