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Grow with Google Career Certificates

We are thrilled to announce a groundbreaking collaboration between Shippensburg University and Google, one of the world’s leading technology giants. As part of our commitment to providing innovative and industry-relevant educational opportunities, we are proud to partner with Google to offer online career certificates that will compliment your degree program and advance your professional skills.

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Online Career Certificates on Coursera: Elevate Your Skills, Elevate Your Career

Through our partnership with Google, we are excited to bring you an array of online career certificate courses, designed to empower you with the essential skills and knowledge required to thrive in today’s fast-paced job market. These courses are available on Coursera, a renowned platform for high-quality, accessible online education.

Affordable Learning, Flexible Schedule

We understand the importance of making education accessible to all, and that’s why we have kept the enrollment process simple and affordable. You have the freedom to decide when to start, pause, or cancel your subscription at any time, making it an ideal choice for individuals with busy schedules.

The only fee for these career certificate programs is the Coursera monthly subscription fee, making it extremely affordable.

Stand Out in Your Career with Recognized Certificates

Upon successful completion of these online career certificate programs, you will receive a certificate endorsed by Google. These certificates can serve as a powerful testament to your expertise and commitment, giving you a competitive edge in the job market and enhancing your career prospects.

Embark on Your Learning Journey Today

Don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity to upskill and unlock your potential with Google-partnered online career certificates. Take the first step toward a successful future by enrolling in one of these transformative courses today. Visit our website to explore the full range of offerings and kickstart your journey toward a rewarding and fulfilling career.

Note: The courses offered may vary, so be sure to check our website for the most up-to-date information on available career certificates.

At Shippensburg University, we are dedicated to empowering our students with the skills they need to succeed. Join us in this exciting partnership with Google and Coursera, and let’s shape a brighter future together.

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Quick Facts:

Certificates Offered:


The Certificates themselves are free.

The only cost associated is the Coursera subscription needed to access the courses. While the Coursera subscription can vary over time, it’s currently estimated to cost about $39 a month.

**Until the end of 2024, Shippensburg University staff and students can be eligible to waive the Coursera subscription fee, as long as they fill out this form.

Estimated Time to Complete:

The courses can be taken at each person’s own pace, so there are no formal deadlines.

That said, if someone dedicates roughly 6-8 hours a week to the certificate, they can likely expect to complete the certificate in 5-7 months, depending on the individual.

The Classes


Enter the world of cybersecurity with the Google Cybersecurity Certificate. Tailored for all backgrounds and interests, this program equips you with skills to identify and mitigate digital risks. With over 213,000 open jobs and a median salary surpassing $100,000, your cybersecurity career begins here.

Explore 315 videos, 232 readings, and hands-on activities, learning to protect networks and devices using tools like Python, Linux, and SQL. From cybersecurity analyst to SOC analyst roles, this certificate prepares you for the industry’s most in-demand positions. Build a robust portfolio along the way, showcasing your skills to potential employers.

Enroll today and forge a path in cybersecurity.

This certificate prepares learners for in-demand jobs such as:
  • Cybersecurity analyst
  • Security analyst
  • Security operations center (SOC) analyst
  • Information security analyst
  • IT security analyst
  • Cyber defense analyst

IT Support

Embrace a promising career in IT with the Google IT Support Certificate—the #2 most popular certificate on Coursera since its launch in 2018. Thousands have already graduated, and a remarkable 75% of Google Career Certificate program graduates witness improved career trajectories within just six months of completing the program. With over 340,000 in-demand job openings in IT, this certificate opens doors to a world of opportunities.

Throughout the program, learners acquire fundamental skills required for various IT Support jobs, including troubleshooting, customer service, networking, system administration, operating systems, and security. They gain hands-on expertise in assembling computers, writing effective support documentation, managing device software, and more. Notably, graduates who pass the CompTIA A+ certification exams earn a dual credential from CompTIA and Google, further bolstering their professional qualifications. Don’t miss out on this exceptional opportunity to launch your career in IT.

Enroll in the Google IT Support Certificate program today!

This certificate prepares learners for in-demand jobs such as:
  • Database administrator
  • IT specialist
  • Tech support specialist
  • Systems analyst
  • Network engineer
  • Help desk technician
  • IT support specialist
  • IT technician
  • Computer user specialist
  • IT assistant

IT Automation and Python

Elevate your IT skills with the Google IT Automation with Python Certificate. Designed for those familiar with basic IT concepts, this stackable credential equips professionals with Python, Git, and IT automation skills. With over 520,000 open jobs in IT Support and a median salary of $57,000 for entry-level positions, this certificate offers a fast track to in-demand roles like IT support II, systems administrator, and site reliability engineer.

Throughout the program’s six months, you’ll master Python programming without prior coding experience, automating system administration tasks, troubleshooting complex issues using Git and GitHub, and applying automation at scale through configuration management and the Cloud. Engage in hands-on projects, including a capstone solving real-world IT problems. Upon completion, you’ll be armed with practical skills sought by employers.

Enroll now to accelerate your IT career and harness the power of automation with Python.

This certificate prepares learners for in-demand jobs such as:
  • IT support II
  • Systems administrator
  • Site reliability engineer
  • Senior IT support technician
  • Advanced IT technician

UX design

Discover the Google UX Design Certificate—your pathway to entry-level roles in the dynamic world of user experience design. This comprehensive program, partnered with industry-leading tools like Figma and Adobe XD, opens doors to over 113,000 in-demand job openings in UX design. Graduates benefit from invaluable insights and feedback from hiring partners during the program’s development and beta testing.

Through hands-on experience with Figma and Adobe XD, learners create an impressive portfolio showcasing three end-to-end projects. They master the design process, from empathizing with users and defining pain points to ideating innovative solutions, crafting wireframes and prototypes, and conducting rigorous user testing and iteration. Additionally, the program equips learners with essential skills in UX research, planning and executing research studies, conducting interviews and usability tests, and skillfully synthesizing research findings.

Don’t miss this remarkable opportunity to elevate your career prospects in UX design—enroll in the Google UX Design Certificate program now.

This certificate prepares learners for in-demand jobs such as:
  • User Experience (UX) designer
  • User Interface (UI) designer
  • Interaction designer
  • Visual designer
  • Motion designer
  • Product designer
  • Web designer
  • User Experience (UX) researcher

Digital Marketing

Explore the dynamic world of digital marketing and e-commerce through the Google Digital Marketing & E-commerce Certificate. This program empowers learners to master digital marketing campaigns, customer engagement strategies, and online product sales techniques.

With over 213,000 open positions and a median salary of $59,000 for 0-5 years of experience, this certificate sets you on a path to thriving in roles such as marketing coordinator, e-commerce associate, and digital marketing specialist. Gain skills in email marketing, SEO/SEM, customer reach, and loyalty-building through our cutting-edge program. Through hands-on practice with tools like Canva, HubSpot, and Google Analytics, you’ll be ready to make a tangible impact on businesses’ online presence and sales.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to excel in the fast-evolving realm of digital marketing and e-commerce.

Enroll in the Google Digital Marketing & E-commerce Certificate and pave the way for a rewarding career journey.

This certificate prepares learners for in-demand jobs such as:
  • Senior data analyst
  • Junior data scientist
  • Data science analyst
  • Data analytics scientist

Project Management

Unlock exciting career opportunities in project management with the Google Project Management Certificate! Developed in collaboration with industry experts from renowned organizations like the Project Management Institute and, this comprehensive program equips learners with the essential skills and knowledge needed for entry-level roles in project management. With over 475,000 in-demand job openings in project management, this certificate provides a direct pathway to a thriving career.

Upon completion, graduates will be well-versed in managing both agile and traditional projects, from initiation to completion. Learners will gain insights into organizational structures, effective communication, and leadership styles. What’s more, certificate graduates qualify for over 100 hours of project management education, making them eligible for discounted prices on globally-recognized PMI credentials, such as the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® certification. Join the ranks of successful Google Career Certificate graduates, with 75% reporting an improvement in their career trajectory within six months of completion.

Embrace a fulfilling future and enroll in the Google Project Management Certificate program today!

This certificate prepares learners for in-demand jobs such as:
  • Project manager
  • Project coordinator
  • Project assistant
  • Operations manager
  • Operations associate
  • Program manager
  • Scrum Master
  • Project associate
  • Project analyst
  • Project administrator
  • Technical project manager

Data Analytics

The Google Data Analytics Certificate, which prepares learners for entry-level roles in data analytics, is one of our most sought-after programs. Since its launch in March 2021, it has become the #1 most popular certificate on Coursera. To ensure the program’s industry relevance and excellence, we collaborated closely with experts from leading companies like Tableau, Accenture, and Deloitte, who provided valuable resources, feedback, and beta testing for the certificate content.

Join us in unlocking a world of career possibilities with this Google Career Certificate. Our hands-on approach and collaboration with industry leaders will empower you to thrive in today’s competitive job market.

Enroll now to embrace a brighter future and gain the skills employers are seeking.

This certificate prepares learners for in-demand jobs such as:
  • Junior data analyst
  • Associate data analyst
  • Finance analyst
  • Operations analyst
  • Data technician
  • Business performance analyst
  • Marketing analyst
  • Healthcare analyst

Advanced Data Analytics

Enhance your data analytics journey with the Google Advanced Data Analytics Certificate. Tailored for data professionals and graduates of the Google Data Analytics Certificate program, this credential empowers you to harness machine learning, predictive modeling, and experimental design. Utilize tools like Jupyter Notebook, Python, and Tableau to delve into deeper insights, elevating your potential as a senior data analyst, junior data scientist, or more. With 144,000+ job openings and a median salary surpassing $118,000, this certificate unlocks exceptional opportunities in the dynamic data analytics landscape.

Elevate your skills today and effectively communicate insights to stakeholders through the Google Advanced Data Analytics Certificate.

This certificate prepares learners for in-demand jobs such as:
  • Marketing coordinator
  • E-commerce associate
  • Paid search specialist
  • Email marketing specialist
  • Media planner
  • Digital marketing specialist

Business Intelligence

Open doors to informed business decisions with the Google Business Intelligence Certificate. Tailored for data analytics professionals and graduates of the Google Data Analytics Certificate, this program enriches your skills in creating data-driven insights using tools like BigQuery, SQL, and Tableau. As a BI analyst, engineer, developer, or data analyst, you’ll transform data into actionable strategies.

Embrace the vast world of business intelligence with over 166,000 job openings and a median salary exceeding $96,000. Through hands-on engagement, you’ll craft data models, design visualizations, and create impactful dashboards to communicate insights effectively. This stackable credential is your key to career advancement, amplifying your expertise in a rapidly evolving field. Elevate your skills, secure a positive career outcome, and thrive in the business intelligence landscape through the Google Business Intelligence Certificate.

This certificate prepares learners for in-demand jobs such as:
  • Business intelligence analyst
  • Business intelligence engineer
  • Business intelligence developer
  • Business data analyst
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