Credentialed Certificates

Earn an Externally-Recognized, Job-Relevant Credentialed Certificate

At Foundry College, we believe in preparing students for in-demand jobs by providing a well-rounded framework for success in the working world.

Programs That Meet Employer Demands

Jobs related to business and technology continue to be in demand. All Foundry College
certificate courses take place in real time, in a virtual classroom that supports community with
student-faculty interaction, group discussion, and small group activities, and can be earned in
as little as eight months by attending part-time.

Salesforce Administrator

The Salesforce Admin Super Set credential courses prepare students for an entry-level Salesforce administrator position. Students earn three Salesforce Administrator Superbadges: Lightning Experience Reports & Dashboards Specialist, Security Specialist, and Business Administration Specialist. Foundry College students who complete the three Superbadges are able to enter the Salesforce “Talent Exchange,” the hiring pool that companies use to recruit Salesforce talent.

Project Management

The Project Management credential certifies students in the two most common project management methodologies, waterfall and agile. The program teaches students how to combine the two approaches, benefiting from the best of both worlds. Upon successful completion, students secure two in-demand certifications: the CompTIA Project+ certification and the PSM I - Professional Scrum Master I certification.

Professional Foundations + High-Demand Skills

Certificate students complete four required courses, in which they master vital professional skills, along with two courses specializing in the credential. Upon completion, they will be prepared to excel in an entry-level role in one of two high-demand areas: Salesforce Administration and Project Management.

STAGE I

Professional Skills Requirements

Our professional skills courses target specific future-proof skills that today’s employers look for in all new hires, including clear communication, collaboration, problem-solving, organization, teamwork, and responsibility. These skills are highly automation-resistant, and surveys have found that many employers consider them more important than a job candidate’s college major.

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Managing Yourself at Work

Students learn to organize their work, recognize and manage emotions, develop personal responsibility, and stay motivated.

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Clear Communication

Students learn to read and write precisely, listen well, communicate clearly in group settings, and interpret visual communications.

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Working with Others

Students learn to collaborate and negotiate effectively, work well in teams, and build professional relationships.

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Practical Problem Solving

Students learn to frame and solve a wide range of problems in various professional contexts.

STAGE II

Coursework to Fulfill Credential Requirements

Our professional skills courses target specific future-proof skills that today’s employers look for in all new hires, including clear communication, collaboration, problem-solving, organization, teamwork, and responsibility. These skills are highly automation-resistant, and surveys have found that many employers consider them more important than a job candidate’s college major.

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Salesforce Admin Super Set Foundations

Students learn the basics of the Salesforce platform and become familiar with the vocabulary, functions, and interface of the Salesforce software.

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Salesforce Admin Super Set Skills

Students expand their knowledge of the Salesforce ecosystem, build reports and dashboards, set up a mobile interface, build their own apps, learn and deploy industry-standard identity and access management tools, and customize a Salesforce platform.

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Project Management Foundations

Students learn project management basics, including how to initiate, plan, and execute a project by identifying stakeholders, project costs, timelines, and project risks.

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Project Management in Practice

Students learn to monitor, control, and close a project, and study waterfall and agile project management methodologies in practice. Students integrate their knowledge by blending project management methodologies, as well as learning when each approach is more appropriate.

Program Learning Outcomes

The learning outcomes for our certificate program are as follows:

  1. Acquire broad, deep and general professional knowledge and skills, which provide foundations for a wide range of jobs
  2. Apply knowledge and skills necessary for success on a specific job
  3. Use relevant tools, software, and methods to solve meaningful problems
  1. Manage one’s time, resources, and relationships  to work and communicate effectively in any industry
  2. Obtain an industry recognized credential
  3. Gain confidence and competence to enter a growing job field

Course level outcomes are specified on course syllabi, which are provided as part of course enrollment.

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Learning Labs

Learning Labs are a unique feature of our credential courses. They provide deep dives into key skills through project-based learning activities that are contextualized for the workplace. The labs allow students to troubleshoot specific problems in small groups, with the guidance of the instructor. These labs help students apply the knowledge and skills they are learning in a course in a variety of contexts and industries. In addition, students produce work products expected of them in their respective fields, allowing them to build a portfolio that documents their competence as they enter the job market.

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