Up to $2K / employee / credential
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.
Employers are eligible for up to six funding rounds each year.
Up to $2K / employee / credential
Up to $30K / employer / round
Up to $180K / employer / year
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Students who complete the Introduction to Adobe Photoshop Microcredential will take advantage of popular Photoshop tools and techniques for photo manipulation and image creation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Two online courses are available in this category:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Two workshops are available in this category:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Individuals who earn a Microcredential in Embedded Systems gain industry-relevant knowledge and skills essential for implementing components within computer systems embedded in automation machinery and personal electronics. This program offers hands-on experience with both hardware and software aspects of microcontroller and microprocessor architecture. Furthermore, students attain proficiency in programming languages such as C and Assembly, alongside debugging and troubleshooting techniques, enabling them to write efficient code for embedded systems.
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.