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Purdue offers university employees discount on Google Career Certificates

Purdue is offering a substantial discount to all employees on Google Career Certificates in hot tech fields.

Google Career Certificates through Purdue are available in:

  • Cybersecurity
  • Data Analytics
  • Digital Marketing & E-commerce
  • Information technology (IT) support
  • Project Management

The Google Career Certificates are designed by experts at Google to teach in-demand,  job-ready skills. They’re available through Purdue to students, employees and the public via the registration website.

Joanna Vanaman, administrative operations coordinator for Purdue University Online, completed the Google Career Certificate in Project management, which she saw as an accessible, interesting and relevant professional development opportunity.

“A lot of the work I do in Purdue University Online falls within the project management domain,” Vanaman said. “I was not disappointed. I thoroughly enjoyed this experience as a learner and appreciated the ability to complete the program at my own pace.”

Purdue is offering the certificates to university employees at the discounted price of $50 for a year’s access to any one of the courses. The usual cost is $249. The discount is limited to a single course. To receive the discount, employees should enter the code HailPurdue50 when registering.

The discount offer is good until June 30, 2024. Departments may want to consider making professional development funding available to employees desiring to earn a certificate.

In addition to the option of purchasing a year’s access to one course, individuals can subscribe to access all the courses for a monthly fee of $39.

The Google Career Certificates are self-paced and can be completed fully online in under six months of part-time study. There are no prerequisites and no experience is required. Learners earn a certificate and a digital badge upon successful completion, providing validation of their newly attained knowledge and skills.

Purdue and Google announced in November that they were partnering to offer the certificates.