Find your passion

Career Launchpad courses are designed for maximum flexibility. Interested in pursuing academics at MSU Denver? Each Career Launchpad course is part of an MSU Denver academic pathway. Interested in upskilling or pursuing a new career? Career Launchpad course are also developed as standalone short courses that provide a critical introduction and key skills required in a range of industries. These short courses take 4-8 weeks to complete and are self-paced online which allows students to complete them at their own pace, in their own time.

Flexible schedule

Courses can be completed in 4-8 weeks and are self-paced online.

Career advisement

Receive a personal advising session with an industry leader.

High job demand

Gain a competitive edge.


$450 per course

Course Schedule

Fall 2024 courses

  • Registration opens – May 2024
  • Courses begin – September 3
  • Last day to register – September 10
  • Courses end – November 3

Fall 2024 Credit-By-Exams (CBEs)

  • Registration opens – October 1
  • CBE begins – October 3
  • Last day to register – November 16
  • CBE ends – December 16

How Stackable Credentials Work

Each course works as standalone education or has different career and academic pathways. Once you successfully complete the course, you can immediately enter the workforce with newly learned skills. Or you can convert the course to three credits and continue to an MSU Denver certificate or degree.

You will receive a digital badge embedded with the competencies learned. You can include this badge on your resume, LinkedIn page, portfolio, or share it with an employer. Students will also receive a certificate of completion.

Cost to convert to credit covered through June 2024

Through a grant from the Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE), the Credit-By-Exam (CBE) cost for Career Launchpad is covered for all eligible students through June 30, 2024. Eligibility is based on completing the course and instructor approval.

(Note: The cost of the course is still paid by the student, this grant covers the additional cost of the CBE if the student chooses to convert to credit.)

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Office Location:
Jordan Student Success Building
3rd Floor – #330
Auraria Campus

Mailing Address:
MSU Denver
Innovative and Lifelong Learning
P.O. Box 173362
Campus Box 6
Denver, CO 80217-3362