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Stackable Credentials

Stacking credentials allows you to move along a career pathway or up a career ladder without investing a large amount of time and resources.

According to the Department of Labor, stackable credentials are “part of a sequence of credentials accumulated over time to build up an individual’s qualification to help them move along a career pathway or up a career ladder to potentially different and higher paying jobs.” 

Students can stack or assemble a series of traditional and nontraditional credentials including degrees, certificates, badges, apprenticeships and more. These stackable credentials make it easy for a student to earn a degree or certificate in a short period of time, get started on their career and then continue earning other certificates or degrees to build upon.

St. Louis Community College offers the right combination of certifications and credentials that can help you enter a more competitive workforce and achieve career goals. When you stack credentials, you create academic and career pathways without investing a large amount of time and resources.

STLCC has 11 tracks to get you promotion-ready or, prepare you for that career change you’ve considered.

11 Stackable Credential Tracks at STLCC

Automotive Technology (CS)

This program offers both degree and certificate options that will prepare you for initial employment in the automotive industry at beginning managerial levels. The program includes courses in humanities, science, management, accounting and communications, as well as specific automotive courses. Laboratory work and field trips supplement classroom instruction.

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Business Administration (CS)

The Certificate of Specialization in Business Administration is an 18-credit hour program designed to address the career and educational needs of those currently employed in business-related areas. Designed to enhance business skills and competencies, this focused program can be used to expand job-related skills and to provide a foundation for advanced study in business.

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Cisco Networking Academy: CCNA (CS)

The CISCO Networking Academy: CCNA program teaches comprehensive networking concepts, from CISCO network applications to the protocols and services provided to those applications by the lower layers of the network. Students will progress from basic networking to more complex enterprise and theoretical networking models later in the curriculum.

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Computer Accounting Technology (CS)

This program is designed for students who want to enter the accounting field as well as for persons already working in accounting who want to enhance their skills. This program focuses on computer accounting skills. This certificate is designed for accounting students on the fast-track to the job market or for practicing accountants who want to update technology skills.

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Computer Aided Design (CS)

This Computer Aided Design program prepares you to use computer aided design (CAD) to interpret data from multiple sources, apply traditional drafting skills, utilize operating system software and follow industrial practices and company procedures related to CAD work. Graduates will be able to efficiently perform all tasks related to producing final drawings and CAD models.

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Diesel Technology (CS)

This diesel mechanic program prepares you for careers as medium/heavy truck repair technicians. Graduates are prepared for entry-level positions in new vehicle dealerships, truck and bus leasing companies, street and highway departments and metropolitan transit facilities. St. Louis Community College is one of the best diesel mechanic schools in Missouri.

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IT Help Desk/End User Support (CS)

This skill-oriented program prepares you for help desk and desktop support technician positions. The foundational principles of end-user support including client operating system and application software, hardware and software installation, system configuration, problem diagnosis and resolution and computer security.

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Accelerated IT Help Desk/End User Support CompTIA A+ Industry Certificate

Do you dream of working in IT? Are you looking for hands-on training that prepares you for an entry-level job making over $20/hour* in as little as 7 months? Register for the Accelerated IT Help Desk Certificate!

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Life Science Lab Assistant (CS)

This lab assistant program prepares you for entry-level positions in life science research, development and production. In addition, this two-semester program acts as a bridge into the College’s AAS Biotechnology program and other STEM programs. The lab assistant certification includes courses in life science and biotechnology delivered in a learning community setting.

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Precision Machining Technology (CS)

This program prepares you for entry-level jobs in the machine tool trade. Students will learn to safely set up and operate milling machines, lathes, grinders and drill presses. They will also learn the basics of Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machine set up and operation.

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Web Developer

This certificate is designed for students seeking skills to qualify for positions as a web developer. The program was developed to include topics that will build the programming and database skills a web developer needs in order to build and maintain a corporation’s website. Emphasis is placed upon object-oriented languages that are frequently used for the Internet and intranets.

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