Full Scholarships Available for Tompkins County Residents Pursuing Microcredentials in Spring 2024

Electrical engineering student

Tompkins County residents are eligible to earn a microcredential from Tompkins Cortland Community College for free. 

Through a grant from the Tompkins County Legislature’s Community Recovery Fund, Tompkins County residents in microcredential programs can have Spring 2024 tuition and fees completely covered. The funding of $111,820 was part of $6.53 million in grants provided by the Community Recovery Fund to a variety of organizations, government entities, and small businesses to help them recover from the impacts of COVID-19 and enhance the community’s resilience into the future. 

Designed to teach specific, in-demand skills in collaboration with local employers or targeted job needs, microcredentials play a crucial role in providing the educated and skilled workforce the community needs. Taking less time to complete than a traditional degree or certificate, sometimes as little as one semester, microcredentials offer a valuable career credential upon completion and can lead directly to higher paying jobs.

The College offers microcredentials in more than a dozen fields, including Clinical Medical Assistant, Direct Service Provider, Electrical Engineering Technician, Food and Beverage Service, Medical Office Administrative Assistant, Micro-Nano Fabrication Safety, Residential Aide, and Special Education Advocacy.

For more information on the microcredential programs visit www.tompkinscortland.edu/microcredentials.