Micro-credentials

Boost your career with Portage College Micro-credentials. 

Our concise, specialized courses are designed for rapid skill development. Aligned with industry standards, our micro-credentials ensure practical, real-world skills through competency-based testing. A Portage College micro-credential signals to employers that you've got the skills and knowledge for the job. 

Share your achievements on social media with the PortageMicro badge for high academic standing. Stack eligible micro-credential courses toward a related certificate, building the skills you need while working towards a higher credential when you're ready. 

Stay ahead of the curve and advance your career with PortageMicro. 

Why Choose a Micro-credential? 

In today's fast-paced world, staying competitive means constantly learning. Micro-credentials offer a practical way to boost your career with the specific skills you need, exactly when you need them. Valued by individuals, employers, and industries, micro-credentials: 

  • Focus on specialized, competency-based learning and assessment, validating skills according to current industry standards. 
  • Provide a flexible and cost-effective learning option. 
  • Allow you to earn and showcase your credentials progressively. 

Start your upskilling journey with PortageMicro and earn the recognition you deserve through a shareable digital badge. 

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Frequently asked questions

Some of the benefits of micro-credentials include flexible learning, digitally shareable credentials, and shorter program duration. Micro-credentials focus on specific work-applicable skills that can immediately be used in a work environment. Credit courses/programs are longer in length, more rigid in structure, and focus on general knowledge and skills that can be applied across a variety of work settings.

Anyone can access microcredentials. Micro-credentials are excellent learning opportunities for people who want to upskill to change jobs, employees who want to increase their skill within their current job, lifelong learners, and the person who want their competencies verified through a credential.

Sometimes. We are still working on integrating micro-credentials into the framework of our credential programs. Currently, the FLIP micro-credential is available for credit and is transferrable to Athabasca University.



A micro-credential badge is a blockchain digital credential. It is a secure link that gives you access to a tamper-proof and verifiable credential which houses information such as the issuing institution, date earned, and learning outcomes.

A course badge signifies completion of specific courses within a micro-credential. A program badge signifies the completion of an entire micro-credential.

Portage College will assign you a badge once you have completed all course and/or program requirements.

Your micro-credential badge can be posted to LinkedIn for employers and colleagues to see.

We acknowledge that Portage College’s service region is on the traditional lands of First Nation Peoples, the owners of Treaty 6, 8 and 10, which are also homelands to the Métis people. We honour the history and culture of all people who first lived and gathered in these lands.
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