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MSU Denver’s Career Launchpad provides affordable pathways to high-demand and multiple educational coursework. Someone can take a noncredit class in a high-demand field that can lead to a job or convert the course to credit and get an MSU Denver certificate or degree.
MSU Denver’s stackable credential allows for students to complete a noncredit class. The student can immediately enter the workforce, choose to the course into three credits, sit for a state exam, or earn an MSU Denver certificate or bachelor’s degree.
We are introducing Health Navigation Fundamentals this fall. However, more programs will be offered every semester, so please check back for more information.
There are no prerequisites required. Students do not need to hold a college degree nor have work experience.
Since this is a noncredit class, you do not need to complete a formal admissions application. You can register using this link: Noncredit Course Registration
If you are a current MSU Denver student who is or has been enrolled in courses for the most recent spring, summer, or fall semester, do not submit any forms. Contact Andrea Pazos at [email protected] for instructions on how to register for these courses.
Each course costs $395, with a $35 transaction fee per payment. No books are required for this course.
Many employers may pay for their employees to earn this certificate. Payment can be made by the student and reimbursed according to your employer’s rules, or the employer can pay directly for the certificate on your behalf.
Discounts for multiple students from the same organization may apply. Please contact us for more information before registering.
You will receive an automatic receipt via email once you complete the registration.
Noncredit courses are not eligible for financial aid at MSU Denver.
Unfortunately, we do not offer course waivers based on education nor experience.
Each course is eight weeks, entirely online, and delivered in a self-paced format. You will be allowed to work through the course material as quickly or as slowly as needed. The course material is asynchronous and does not require you to login at a certain time. You will access the course through Canvas Learning.
Students determine the amount of time needed to master the material provided in each module. The instructor assists students when needed.
After completing the Health Navigation Fundamentals noncredit class, you will receive a certification of completion. You can request to receive a digital badge that will be embedded with the competencies learned. You can include this badge on your resume, LinkedIn page, portfolio, or share it with an employer.
To convert the noncredit class to three credits, you will need to complete a Credit-By-Exam (CBE) successfully. The CBE can be done the same semester you take the course. You will receive more information about the required steps once you are registered for the noncredit course.
The CBE is how you can convert the noncredit Health Navigation Fundamentals course into three credits.
You must successfully complete the Health Navigation Fundamentals Course. After completing the course and before taking the CBE you must complete a MSU Denver Application for Admission. After completing the course, you will be sent a promo code to waive the application fee.
To qualify to register you must be close to completing the noncredit class. Then, follow these steps:
1. Email the CBE request to Allison Draayer ([email protected]), Brandy Schooler ([email protected]), and Dawn Zoni ([email protected]). Notifying requests must be made by November 18th or with the permission of the instructor.
2. The University’s Prior Learning Assessment Office will send you the CBE form. Please complete, sign, and email to Brandy Schooler ([email protected]).
3. You will be emailed with a link to register and instructions on how to pay for the test.
4. You will be emailed the link to the CBE module and provided instructions on accessing the module.
5. You will have until December 18th to complete the CBE. When you have finished, email the instructor, Allison Draayer ([email protected]). Please send this email as soon as you have completed the CBE. If you cannot complete the exam before this deadline, you must email the instructor to request approval to complete it within a different timeframe.
For Fall 2021, you will be able to register for the CBE between October 7th and November 18th.
The CBE must be completed by December 18th.
For questions about Career Launchpad, how the Health Navigation Fundamentals course, stacks to credit, or the CBE process, please contact Andrea Pazos at [email protected] or 303-615-1234.
For questions about career advisement, course content, or instruction, please contact Erin Seedorf at [email protected].
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