Stackable Certifications

Professional certifications are increasingly in demand by employers because they validate that job candidates possess the specific skills and competencies that they are looking for.

At Peirce, you can embed several in-demand, industry-recognized certifications into your degree or undergraduate certificate. This includes career certificates offered by Google, IBM and Meta that you can complete at no cost as a Peirce student and apply credits for those certificates directly to your undergraduate degree programs. These career certificates are listed below.

These certificates, along with the College's undergraduate certificates and prep courses offered through our partnership with Kaplan University Partners, prepare you for exams leading to the following stackable certifications that can be embedded into your degree or certificate at Peirce.

Stackable Certifications Available Now

Training Course & Credential Credit Awarded
IBM Cybersecurity Analyst Professional Certificate**ITN 144, ISC 310 and one elective
Google IT Support Professional Certificate** ITN 120, ITN 130, ITN 144 and an IT elective
Google Project Management Professional Certificate** MGT 132, MIS 302, and MGT 404 or a Business elective
Google Data Analytics Professional Certificate** BIS 112, BIS 235 and two IT electives
Google UX Design Professional Certificate**BIS 201 and two IT electives
Google IT Automation w/ Python Professional Certificate**BIS 112 and BIS 323
Google Digital Marketing & E-Commerce Professional Certificate**MKT 101, MKT 208 and one Business elective
Meta Social Media Marketing Professional Certificate**MKT 101
Project Management Professional (PMP®)MIS 302
Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®)*ACE:  3 credits
Securities Industry Essentials (SIE)*FIN 401
A+*ITN 120
Network +*ITN 130
Security+*  ITN 144
Linux Professional Institute Certification (LPIC) ITN 301
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) ITN 310 and ITN 311
Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)  ISC 310, ISC 325, ISC 410
and ISC 425
Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)  ITN 405
PenTest+  ITN 405
Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)  ISC 310


*This certification is embedded into a Career Bridge track.

**Peirce students can earn these professional certificates from IBMGoogle and Meta at no cost as part of their degree program, and apply credits for the certificates directly to their undergraduate degree. Learn more. 

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Earn credit for additional certifications and training 

In addition to certifications listed above, students can earn credit if they already possess additional professional certifications and training. 

The ability to embed a professional certification relies on having space in your degree program to fit the credits.
Contact us to learn more about which programs offer the most flexibility for accommodating these certifications into your program.

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