Career Change Scholarship

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Upskill or Re-skill to Change Your Career

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Our programs combine quality with affordability to help advance your career.

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Learn from award-winning instructors chosen for their real-world experience.

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Receive dedicated support from our student specialist team.

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No application process means you can start the program immediately and complete it at your own pace.

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Earn funds to change your career outlook in as little as two weeks with online skills-based programs.

LSU Online & Continuing Education’s Career Change Scholarship is available to those that are displaced from their jobs due to COVID-19. The reskilling scholarship includes savings on specific non-credit online professional development certificates and MicroCred® programs that can provide high-value, in-demand skills to career changers immediately. Students can upskill in as little as two weeks, save over $1,000 on certain programs, and potentially apply skills gained toward a future degree program.

MicroCred® instructor Melinda Stallings explains the importance of being able to show off your skills in a digital format when looking for a job.

LSU Professional Development non-credit online programs are designed for learners to take their careers to the next level.

AWS Cloud Computing

Certificate

Gain the skills necessary to understand cloud computing problems, architect solutions to those problems, and communicate those solutions effectively to clients, vendors, and others.

AWS Solutions Architect

MicroCred®

Gain the skills needed to find and create solutions to various cloud computing problems and be able to communicate cloud-related information from the perspective of both the client and the vendor.

Business Communications

Certificate

This program examines how to communicate clearly and concisely in written and oral formats and how to create presentations and workplace documents that inform and persuade. Learn More

Business & Data Analytics Foundations

MicroCred®

Explore project-based learning through Google Sheets and Python, and analyze real industry data in order to understand, compile, and present data insights.

Business Project Management (& with Agile)

MicroCred®

This program covers the essential and advanced skills relating to project management. You will learn practical skills and organizational competencies to make an immediate difference in your workplace effectiveness. Learn More

Certified Fintech Professional

Certificate

Learn the ins-and-outs of fintech and learn how to implement financial technology so that innovation can happen in a collaborative, cross-functional fashion.

Creativity and Innovation

Certificate

This program re-introduces you to your own stores of creativity and innovation and gives a set of tools that allow you to leverage your creativity to identify and solve organizational problems. Learn More

Data Analytics

Certificate

This program provides an overview of topics in statistics and their applications in a variety of fields. This certificate will present the basics of quantitative analysis and its increasing use in today's professional landscape. Learn More

DevOps: Cloud Platform

MicroCred®

DevOps is an area of growth in the IT field across industries. A clear understanding of cloud computing is important to organizational performance. Learners will understand best practices in migrating to a cloud platform and apply knowledge to authentic scenarios. Learn More

DevOps: Collaboration and ChatOps

MicroCred®

DevOps is an area of growth in the IT field across industries and cross-functional collaboration is critical and vital in today’s businesses. Learners will understand why we use Collaboration and ChatOps, how it helps the organizations in implementing collaborative tools and techniques, and its advantages. Learn More

DevOps: Container Integration

MicroCred®

DevOps is an area of growth in the IT field across industries. Containers streamline the process to build, test and deploy applications from a developer’s laptop to an onsite data center or even the cloud. Learners will be competent in the process of integrating container and container orchestration tools and processes. Learn More

DevOps: Continuous and Automated Testing

MicroCred®

DevOps is an area of growth in the IT field across industries. Continuous and automated testing is a crucial component to the DevOps process and culture. Learners will explore best practices in migrating and various test automation tools. Learn More

DevOps: Continuous Deployment

MicroCred®

DevOps is an area of growth in the IT field across industries. This program provides a deeper understanding of how to implement continuous deployment, what best practices to apply, and to differentiate between tools to deploy DevOps concepts for real-world applications. Learn More

DevOps Engineer

Certificate

Learn the fundamentals of DevOps and learn specialized DevOps skills in various disciplines, such as cloud platform, object-oriented programming, continuous deployment, and more.

DevOps: Object-Oriented Programming

MicroCred®

DevOps is an area of growth in the IT field across industries. Learners will explore the concepts and principles that bind object-oriented programming, commonly referred to as OOPS concepts. Learn More

DevOps: Release Orchestration

MicroCred®

DevOps is an area of growth in the IT field across industries. Release orchestration is a series of processes that ensures products have a smooth launch, efficient maintenance, and successful updates. It allows organizations to experience less pain when software is released, and to make the release process a business decision instead of a technical decision. Learn More

Digital Marketing

Certificate

High-quality credentials are recognized by multiple employers across an industry. Earn credentials that verify skill mastery, educational attainment, and the authority to perform a task or operation—conveying real economic benefits in the labor market. Includes Six Sigma, PMP, PMIT, PMP, and more. Learn More

Emerging Technology for Managers

Certificate

This program addresses blockchain, artificial intelligence, and robotics. Learners will be knowledgeable in how each technology affects business processes and how each contributes to a discussion about the future of labor. Learn More

Entrepreneurship

Certificate

This online certificate program introduces key issues in entrepreneurship for those looking to start a business on their own. This certificate is suitable for new business owners, as well as anyone considering the challenges of entrepreneurship. Learn More

Finance Essentials

Certificate

This program introduces non-financial managers to the essentials of finance. The courses will help you become conversant in critical financial terminology, and you’ll learn how to calculate key financial management indicators. Learn More

Human Resource Management

Certificate

This program teaches you the basics of managing the benefits and policies that support an effective staff. Learn More

Industry Recognized Credentials

Test Prep

High-quality credentials are recognized by multiple employers across an industry. Earn credentials that verify skill mastery, educational attainment, and the authority to perform a task or operation—conveying real economic benefits in the labor market. Includes Six Sigma, PMP, PMIT, PMP, and more. Learn More

Leadership for Women in Business

Certificate

This program explores both the social and psychological mechanisms that create challenges that professional women often face. The courses introduce key concepts and practices that all successful business people should be familiar with. Learn More

Learning Experience Design

MicroCred®

This program focuses on instructional design theories, frameworks, tools, and practical applications to develop effective and high-quality learning experiences on digital platforms. Learn More

Management & Leadership

MicroCred®

Provides foundational courses for supervisors, managers, business professionals, and team leaders looking to enhance their knowledge and skills in their management roles. Learn More

Managing Change and Resolving Conflict

Certificate

This program covers the key issues and best practices for managers dealing with contentious situations in the workplace. The courses present strategies that managers can use to help deal with conflict, with case studies and scenarios that highlight key issues. Learn More

Negotiation

Certificate

This program helps you develop the skills and strategies needed to become a successful negotiator. Learn how to apply negotiation fundamentals to the specific areas of Deal Making Negotiation and Dispute Settlement Negotiation. Learn More

Nonprofit Management

Certificate

This online certificate program introduces learners to key current management issues for nonprofit organizations, such as fundraising, board and volunteer development, budgeting, reading financial statements, leadership, marketing, and setting strategic direction. Learn More

Salesforce Administrator Career

Certificate

Get hands-on experience in CRM best practices and get preparation for the Salesforce Administrator credential exam.

Small Business Management

Certificate

This program provides students with a fundamental understanding of the most critical areas in small business management. Learn More

SQL for Analytics

MicroCred®

This program is designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of SQL and prepare them to lead modern data analysis in any field.

Statistics

MicroCred®

Learn how to identify linear and non-linear correlations, build and assess simple and multiple linear models, and make predictions about unseen data.

Sustainability Management

Certificate

A sustainable business is one that generates profits for its owners, protects the environment, and improves the lives of the people with whom it interacts. This program teaches students how to satisfy current business needs without compromising the needs or options of future generations. Learn More

Tableau

MicroCred®

Create and design both static and dynamic tables, data visualizations, dashboards, and stories while incorporating visual design best practices to better communicate insights to the intended audience, such as business stakeholders.

Tableau Business & Data Analytics

Certificate

Master statistical analysis of real-world data, and understand data management and visualization tools such as SQL and Tableau.

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Our Enrollment Concierge team is happy to answer any questions you have about LSU Online programs. We serve as your personal liaison to everything you need on campus. Let us help you take the first step toward advancing your educational goals.

LSU Online & Continuing Education offers more than 100 online degrees and certificates that stack together to help advance your career.