Make Your Accomplishments More Visible
Pasco-Hernando State College is now offering digital badges and micro-credentials to our faculty, staff and students. Whether expanding your skills through professional development, career certificates, or a specific degree program, PHSC wants you to highlight your newly acquired skills and credentials in the most effective and productive digital form.
What is a digital badge?
A badge issued by PHSC is a digital representation of a learning outcome, experience or competency. This electronic achievement is an indicator of your gained skills or accomplishments that can be displayed, accessed and verified online.
What are the benefits of digital credentials?
- A quality credential clearly explains what you can do, what you did to earn it and who says you earned it. It is more than a piece of paper.
- You will see direct connections between skills and jobs.
- Digital badges allow you to showcase your achievements and skills earned through related coursework.
- Digital badges can be:
- Included on your resume, college transcript, job applications, social media pages and more.
- Used to identify open job positions linked to the skills and competencies identified in the badges you have earned.
- Used to separate yourself from other candidates.
- A digital badge is:
- Easy to share online.
- A trusted method for real-time verification.
How are badges earned?
The Health Sciences, Workforce Development and the Arts and Sciences divisions will be issuing badges to the faculty, staff and students. Each badge will have specific requirements that must be met to earn it. There are no additional costs to earn a badge.
- Health Sciences, Workforce Development and Continuing Education badges will be awarded through the Credly.com website.
- Arts and Science badges will be awarded through PHSC SharePoint.
What is Credly?
The Workforce Development division of Pasco-Hernando State College has partnered with Credly, Inc. to offer digital badges and micro-credentials to our faculty, staff and students.
Credly is leading the digital credential movement, making talent more visible and opportunity more accessible. Credly is the end-to-end solution for issuing and managing digital credentials and works with credible organizations to provide digital credentials to individuals worldwide.
How do I get started?
- Health Sciences and Workforce Development:
- Once you have earned a digital credential from Health Science or Workforce Development, you will get an email telling you about the credential from email@example.com.
- You will be asked to create an account and confirm your email. After you create the account and log in, accept the badge!
- Arts and Sciences:
- Students will be able to see the badges they earn on their student portal on the PHSC website.
Once you earn a badge, share it with your friends and colleagues! Through sharing, you see the power of the network, which is a fantastic way to tell others about your skills and abilities!
What is the next step?
To review the current PHSC badge offerings, visit the Pasco-Hernando State College’s Credly profile page. Choose the appropriate collection (Workforce Development, Arts & Science, Health Science or Professional Development) and then click on the individual badge icon to see additional details and insights for jobs and skills related to the digital credential.
For questions regarding:
- Workforce Development and Continuing Education badges, contact the PHSC Workforce Development office by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 727-816-3256.
- Health Science badges, contact the PHSC Workforce Development office by email at email@example.com or by phone at 727-816-3256.
- Arts and Sciences badges, contact the Division of Arts and Sciences by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 727-816-3476.
Pasco-Hernando State College instituted the PHSC digital badge program in the Fall of 2022 (semester 20231).
- The Workforce Development Office began the program by offering a limited number of badges during the introductory period. An approved PHSC digital badge can be earned moving forward, starting in the semester that it was approved. Since the PHSC digital badge program started in the Fall semester of 2022, Workforce Development will not be awarding badges retroactively prior to the specific badge’s approval date. Each semester PHSC and Workforce Development may review, approve and offer new badges that are aligned to our current programs as well as the needs of the Workforce Development and CTE Division.
- The Health Science Office began offering a limited number of badges during the Spring semester of 2024. An approved Health Science digital badge can be earned moving forward, starting in the semester that it was approved. Since the Health Science digital badge program started in the Spring semester of 2024, Health Science will not be awarding badges retroactively prior to the specific badge’s approval date.
- The Division of Arts and Sciences pursuant to s. 1007.25(4), F.S., which states that all students initially entering a public postsecondary institution in the 2022-23 academic year (fall 2022) and thereafter and enroll in general education core courses are eligible for the awarding of a digital badge. This is inclusive of dual enrollment students who complete core courses while in high school in the 2022-23 academic year and thereafter. The first approved badge for Fall 2022 is The Fundamentals of Written Communication Badge, this badge will be awarded retroactively. Other general education badges will be awarded once approved by the State of Florida. Each semester PHSC and the Division of Arts and Science may review, approve, and offer new badges not tied to general education courses.