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TechCred at Miami

Upskill Your Workforce

Did you know that by the year 2030, the time spent using advanced technological skills at work will increase by 50%? No matter what Ohio industry you work in, technology impacts the future of your business and the nature of your work. Partner with Miami University and TechCred to upskill your workforce for less. See our growing list of learning opportunities below.

TechCred by the Numbers

Employers are eligible for up to six funding rounds each year.

$2,000

Up to $2K / employee / credential

$30,000

Up to $30K / employer / round

$180,000

Up to $180K / employer / year

How TechCred Works

  1. Identify the technical skills your current or future employees need.
  2. Partner with a credential provider — such as Miami University.
  3. Apply online through Ohio's TechCred website.
  4. Enroll your employees in the program.
  5. Upload proof of credential completion.
  6. Receive reimbursement of up to $2,000 per employee per credential.

It's that easy! 

Employers must file reimbursement applications within six weeks of each employee completing a credential. The reimbursement can cover tuition, lab fees, manuals, textbooks, and other certification costs.


Eligible TechCred Programs at Miami

Business Technology

Agile Project Management (Online Program)

Individuals who complete the Agile Project & Delivery Management Microcredential also receive professional certification from ICAgile. They are able to describe and apply key components of Agile Project Management and how it differs from traditional project management. They also can utilize the fundamental Agile concepts of adaptive planning, customer collaboration, and value-driven delivery.

Learn more or apply to this program.

Computer Skills for the Workplace (Online Course)

Individuals who earn the Computer Skills for the Workplace Microcredential have become computer literate and are able to make practical use of computers. Participants will explore different hardware and software aspects of everyday computers, and will learn practical skills using word processing, spreadsheet, database management, and presentation software.

Learn more or apply to this program.

Digital Marketing (Online Course)

Students who take IMS 519 Digital Branding, an online graduate course, will immerse themselves in e-commerce. This course studies technology's impact on the marketing mix and explores effective and efficient marketing strategies. There is a focus on applications, innovations, and future direction (well beyond technology that enables the internet). This class requires heavy reading, discussions, and "surfing."

Request information or contact Russell Hamer (hamerr@miamioh.edu), Associate Director of Emerging Technology Programs

Digital Marketing (Online Program)

Individuals who complete the Marketing in the Digital Age Microcredential will understand and navigate the current business environment of digital commerce, social media marketing, and content management.

Learn more or apply to this program.

Photoshop (Online Course)

Students who complete the Introduction to Adobe Photoshop Microcredential will take advantage of popular Photoshop tools and techniques for photo manipulation and image creation.

Learn more or apply to this program.

Information Technology

Data Analytics (Online Program)

Individuals who complete the Essentials of Business Intelligence Microcredential will be able to utilize organizational data to make sound business decisions. They will develop advanced spreadsheet expertise, critical thinking, decision making, and the ability to utilize business intelligence tools.

Learn more or apply to this program.

Data Analytics (Online Course)

Individuals who complete the Foundations of Statistics course will master data analytics essentials (e.g.,descriptive statistics, probability, regression) and acquire hands-on expertise in data summarization, study design, and hypothesis testing to draw meaningful insights from raw data.

Contact the Center for Analytics and Data Science

Data Science (Online Course)

Individuals who complete the Foundations of Data Science course will gain an introduction to the main modeling purposes of data science — including classification, prediction, clustering, and forecasting — and how to utilize them effectively.

Contact the Center for Analytics and Data Science

Data Storytelling (Online Course)

Individuals who complete the Storytelling with Data course will learn to translate analytical insights into a compelling narrative for strategic decision-making. The course covers question framing, data visualization, presentation design, and more.

Contact the Center for Analytics and Data Science

Data Visualization Principles and Concepts (Online Course)

Individuals who complete the Data Visualization course will use Excel and Google Sheets to improve their data communication skills. Individuals will learn to import, organize, and present data effectively with chart selection, color principles, pivot tables, dashboards, and more.

Contact the Center for Analytics and Data Science

ICAgile Certified Professional (Online Course)

Individuals who complete the Agile Certified Professional Microcredential also earn the ICAgile Certified Professional certification. They will be able to describe the history of the Agile movement, distinctions among Agile values, key aspects of value-driven development, adaptive planning, and how to cultivate collaboration with customers, organizations, and teams.

Learn more or apply to this program.

Introduction to Microsoft Power BI

Unleash the full potential of your data with our comprehensive Power BI course, covering everything from basic visualizations and data modeling to advanced analytics and collaborative reporting. Whether you're a beginner or looking to enhance your skills, join us to transform raw data into insightful and actionable reports.

Contact the Center for Analytics and Data Science

SQL Queries (Online Program)

Individuals who complete the Introduction to Database Management Microcredential develop a solid understanding of database management including database design and implementation. Transferable skills include utilizing technology in business, data integrity, and SQL techniques.

Learn more or apply to this program.

UI/UX Design (Online Course)

Students who take IMS 513 Usability and Digital Media Design explore and discuss important concepts in human-computer interaction (HCI) theory and usability, and learn about cutting-edge technologies used to measure the effectiveness of digital media environment design. In so doing, we will pay particular attention to user expectations and how they drive user behavior. The major focus of the course assignments is designing and managing a usability study then reporting on the results of that study.

Request information or contact Russell Hamer (hamerr@miamioh.edu), Associate Director of Emerging Technology Programs

Web Design (Online Course)

Students who take IMS 617 Interactive Web Programming cover the basic coding patterns and practices present in most prevalent programming languages in web application platforms. It will take students through the fundamentals of the semantics, syntax, and algorithms of the languages, and then move on to expressing the knowledge in developing applications. This course will explore the difference between structure, presentation, and behavior. It also will examine client-side, server-side, and mobile programming and their computing environments.

Request information or contact Russell Hamer (hamerr@miamioh.edu), Associate Director of Emerging Technology Programs

Information Technology and Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity (Online Program)

Individuals who complete the Cybersecurity Foundations Microcredential have demonstrated the required skills for core security functions as well as explored the latest commercial-grade hacking tools, techniques, and methodologies used by information security professionals to test the security posture of an organization. Completion of this Microcredential results in preparation to take the CompTIA Security+ and Certified Ethical Hacking exams if desired.

Learn more or apply to this program.

Manufacturing Technology

Additive Manufacturing for Innovative Design and Production (Workshop)

Individuals who complete the workshop in Additive Manufacturing will receive hands-on experience in additive manufacturing including set-up, operation, post-printing instructions, and property evaluation.

Learn more or register for this program.

Additive Manufacturing for Innovative Design and Production (Online Courses)

Two online courses are available in this category:

Additive Manufacturing Processes 

Individuals who complete this online course will receive a broad review of 3D design and current forming processes covering process capabilities, equipment, limitations, and aspects of part quality.

Modeling, Design, and Simulation for 3D Printing 

Individuals who complete this online course will learn about the process of creating a part and assembly in CAD and optimizing the design for additive manufacturing. Design of scaffolding, simulation of the process, and consideration of equipment and process compensation for improved tolerances will be performed.

Learn more or register for this program.

Advanced Manufacturing Systems (Online Course)

Individuals who complete the Current Topics in Advanced Manufacturing online course will understand manufacturing processes that enable small to mid-batch production with a high level of automation, such as water jet cutting and electric discharge machining.

Learn more or register for this program.

CAD/CAM 1 (Program)

Individuals who complete the Computer-Aided Design Microcredential are skilled in 2D and 3D mechanical drafting and modeling as well as familiar with the manufacturing and fabrication process. They will work directly with industry-standard software such as AutoCAD, Solidworks, Microsoft Excel, and Computer Numerical Control.

Learn more or apply to this program.

Manufacturing Engineering Materials (Workshop)

Individuals who complete the Sample Preparation and Mechanical Testing workshop will receive hands-on training in mechanical testing of materials, including sample preparation, equipment setup, application of industrial testing standards, and data analysis to perform reliable and reproducible material characterization.

Learn more or register for this program.

Manufacturing Engineering Materials (Online Course)

Individuals who complete the Dynamic Characterization of Polymeric Materials online course will understand the background, implementation, and data analysis of the dynamic mechanical analysis process. Common testing modes such as three-point bending, tension, compression, and shear will be discussed. Process capabilities and equipment selection will be included.

Learn more or register for this program.

Material Science & Machinability of Materials (Workshops)

Two workshops are available in this category:

Manufacturing Processes: From Material Selection to Part Fabrication 

Individuals in this workshop will learn about several manufacturing processes. They will complete project work that results in the culmination of the creation of an assembly using parts fabricated from different manufacturing techniques. Machine selection, fixturing, selection of tooling and settings, and safe operation of equipment will be discussed.

Sample Preparation and Mechanical Testing 

Individuals who complete this workshop can support product design, quality, and test engineers in their evaluation of new materials and processes. It can also serve as a valuable training tool for new/returning engineers. This course will provide hands-on training in the mechanical testing of materials. Specific topics include sample preparation, equipment setup, application of industrial testing standards, and data analysis to perform reliable and reproducible material characterization.

Learn more or register for this program.

Material Science & Machinability of Materials (Online Course)

Individuals who complete Experimental Techniques for Material Characterization will understand experimental techniques that can be employed to determine the key mechanical properties of materials and components, including materials structure, deformation mechanisms, sensors, and data analysis.

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Mechatronics Technology (Program)

Individuals who complete the Mechatronics Microcredential can design and install mechatronic systems and subsystems or components, including HMI, programmable controllers, and the internet of things. They are able to recognize malfunctions and troubleshoot systems, as well as read and generate technical documents related to Mechatronics.

Learn more or apply to this program.

PLC Programming (Online Program)

A Microcredential in Programmable Logic Controllers provides students with vital skills and a deep understanding of the foundational principles of programmable logic controllers (PLCs) in the context of automation and manufacturing industries. This program offers hands-on experience covering various aspects of industrial PLC operations, including design, programming, troubleshooting, and maintenance across a diverse range of systems and devices. As a result, students acquire invaluable expertise that prepares them for success in these dynamic fields.

Learn more or apply to this program.

Robotics and Automation Technology

Robotics and Automation (Online Program)

Individuals who complete the Industrial Robotics and Automation Microcredential are able to identify, operate, and use basic robotic programming and positioning of industrial robotic systems. They are able to design and troubleshoot robotics systems by utilizing programmable logic controllers. Finally, they are able to apply safety rules in the design and operation of robotics systems.


Learn more or apply to this program.

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