Welcome to the Santa Barbara City College Career Skill Institute resource center. Below are a list of commonly asked questions regarding non-credit certificates and badges. Please click on each question for additional information. Visit this section often as we will continue to provide helpful guides and resources for your benefit.
Most courses are offered in a “flipped” classroom. Students watch video instruction from LinkedIn Learning for homework and come to class to apply the skills learned. Class time is spent tackling real world problems and creating solutions. The result is a learned skill, with a portfolio piece to prove it.
LinkedIn Learning is a leading online learning company that helps anyone learn business, technology and design skills to attain their personal and professional goals. The Career Skills Institute enhances the LinkedIn Learning experience by bringing students and industry together in the classroom to address real world challenges.
A digital badge is a unique and portable digital representation of your certificate that you can post on your online pages that promote you and your skills, such as LinkedIn or Facebook. Digital badging allows employers to grasp a deeper picture of your actual skills—just what they need to assist in their hiring.
The Career Skills Institute is offering over 40 new short courses (8-16 hours each) and over 20 digital badges.
There is no cost for the class. The only cost is for the LinkedIn Learning video instruction. Students can purchase a one-month subscription to the course playlist at the SBCC bookstore, or buy any length subscription online at LinkedIn Learning.
You! Whether you are just starting out, have a degree, or have been in the workplace for years, in today’s marketplace, it is essential to keep up with the changes in technology and to continue your professional development. This is an effective, convenient and cost effective way.