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South Central College has partnered with Google to offer high-quality training for Minnesota learners

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Google Career Certificates are flexible, online training programs designed to put you on the fast track to jobs in high-growth fields, without the need for a college degree or prior experience.

Prepare for a new career or build on your existing skills in just three to six months, no experience required! You'll get professional training designed by Google, coaching support and stackable credentials from South Central College, and the opportunity to connect with top employers that are currently hiring in Mankato, Faribault, Minnesota, and beyond. Certificates can be earned in Data Analytics, Digital Marketing and E-Commerce, IT Support, Project Management, IT Automation with Python, and UX Design.

South Central College is offering a limited number of scholarships for learners to enroll in a Google Career Certificate of their choice for FREE!

Scholarship recipients will be awarded:

  • 6 months access to the online certificate of their choosing (View certificate descriptions below)
  • Support from a dedicated success coach
  • Professional career certification with Credly badging
  • Access to career resources like coaching sessions, mock interviews, and a resume builder tool
  • Connection to national employers through the Google employer consortium
  • Potential for credits in applicable academic programs at South Central College

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Why earn a Google Career Certificate?

  • A path to in-demand jobs - Connect directly with top employers, like Deloitte, Infosys, Walmart, Shopify, and Verizon that are currently hiring. 150+ employers in the Google Career Certificates Employer Consortium.
  • No experience necessary - Learn job-ready skills, even with no relevant experience. 1,500,000+ in-demand jobs across certificate fields.
  • Learn at your own pace - Complete the program when it works for your schedule, with 24/7 online access for 6 months. Under 10 hours of flexible student per week.
  • Stand out to employers - Make your resume competitive with a credential from Google. 75% of program graduates report an improvement in their career within 6 months of completion (based on program graduate survey responses. United States 2021).

Explore Google Career Certificates

Get started today! Select from the certificates listed below.

Google Data Analytics Certificate

Google’s Data Analytics certificate provides training for those who want to process and analyze data to help make business decisions. It focuses on the skills needed for entry-level roles, such as associate data analyst, junior data scientist, data technician, and marketing analyst. If you’re already working within an organization, this certificate will improve your ability to utilize data to make better business decisions. Course content includes using data to solve problems and data storytelling with visualizations. Participants will use spreadsheets, SQL and Tableau.
Learn more about the Google Data Analytics Certificate.

Google Digital Marketing & E-Commerce Certificate

The Google Digital Marketing & E-Commerce Certificate teaches you the skills that employers are seeking, including email marketing, designing and running an online store, social media marketing, and marketing analytics. Throughout this program, you will gain in-demand skills that prepare you for an entry-level job and learn how to use tools and platforms like Canva, Constant Contact, Google Ads, Google Analytics, Hootsuite, HubSpot, Mailchimp, Shopify, and Twitter. This certificate is endorsed by the American Association of Advertising Agencies (4A’s) and the American Advertising Federation (AAF).
Learn more about the Google Digital Marketing and E-Commerce Certificate.

Google IT Automation with Python Certificate

Build on your IT foundations to help you take your career to the next level! The Google IT Automation with Python Certificate is designed to provide IT professionals with in-demand skills -- including Python, Git, and IT automation -- that can help you advance your career. It’s designed to teach you how to program with Python and how to use Python to automate common system administration tasks. You'll also learn to use Git and GitHub, troubleshoot and debug complex problems, and apply automation at scale by using configuration management and the Cloud. Practice your technical skills with hands-on projects including a capstone project where you’ll use your new knowledge to solve a real-world IT problem.
Learn more about the Google IT Automation with Python Certificate.

Google IT Support Certificate

The Google IT Support Certificate is designed for those interested in problem-solving to help computers and networks run smoothly. It can prepare you for jobs as a database administrator, systems analyst, and help desk technician. This introductory-level IT certificate is designed for those with no relevant experience. Topics include troubleshooting, system administration, and security. This program also helps to prepare you for the CompTIA A+ exams, the industry standard certification for IT. In addition, you'll gain the baseline level of knowledge needed to build on those foundations and pick up more advanced skills with the Google IT Automation with Python Certificate.
Learn more about the Google IT Support Certificate.

Google Project Management Certificate

Discover how to manage projects efficiently and effectively, using traditional and agile methods. The Google Project Management Certificate not only focuses on project management artifacts and skill sets, but essential business acumen skills like stakeholder management, influencing, critical thinking in problem solving, and effective communication. You’ll develop a toolbox to demonstrate your understanding of key project management elements, including managing a schedule, budget, and team. This program also qualifies you for over 100 hours of project management education, which helps prepare you for Project Management Institute Certifications like the globally-recognized Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®.
Learn more about the Google Project Management Certificate.

Google UX Design Certificate

The Google UX Design Certificate provides preparation to be a user experience designer, user interface designer, and visual designer. Skills include developing personas, user stories, and user journey maps; conducting usability studies; creating prototypes; and testing and iterating on designs. Learn in-demand design tools, Figma and Adobe XD, and create a portfolio that includes three projects to share with potential employers to showcase the skills you learned in this program.
Learn more about the Google UX Design Certificate.

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