SUNY Sullivan Launches Microcredentials Program

SUNY Sullivan is launching a microcredentials program offering a series of courses and professional training in Phlebotomy and Tax Preparation. Microcredentials are a short sequence of courses that are designed to provide individuals with in-demand skills, know-how, and experience. Typically completed in one or two semesters, microcredentials, can help individuals enter the workforce, or switch careers, they can help with meeting continuing education requirements, or enable individuals to learn additional skills for a promotion or such as SUNY Sullivan’s Phlebotomy microcredential, can prepare students directly for professional certification. Microcredentials are also stackable and can lead to earning a 1-year certification or a full associate’s degree.

“The College is very excited to offer new pathways for individuals to gain employable skills if they are looking to change careers or enter the workforce’” said SUNY Sullivan Dean of Student Success and Workforce Development Dr. Jennifer Wrage. “By bundling essential skills employers are seeking in an accelerated format, it allows students to quickly earn the training needed to obtain a job or be eligible for a higher paying position.”

Microcredentials help individuals advance their educational, professional, and personal goals in the same way as traditional degrees and certificates but are generally offered in shorter or more flexible time spans and tend to be more narrowly focused. Endorsed by SUNY and SUNY Sullivan, microcredentials verify, validate, and attest those specific skills, and/or competencies have been achieved and are of high quality. Students who complete the required course sequence with a grade of C in each class or higher earn a digital badge that can be shared with employers or listed on professional sites such as LinkedIn.

For more information on SUNY Sullivan’s Microcredentials Program go to, or contact the office of admissions at, or call  845-434-5750 x4287.  For a list of credentials offered this fall, please see below. Microcredentials expected to be offered in the spring include Event Planning, Restaurant Management, and Bookkeeping.

Microcredentials Running in Fall 2023


Students will learn the basic concepts of Phlebotomy. Students will acquire a comprehensive knowledge of Phlebotomy’s theory, principles, and practice, including selection and use of instrumentation, asepsis, safety issues, laboratory information, legal issues, diagnostic tests, proper labeling, and transport of specimens. Students recognize the sites and medical conditions where venipuncture is contraindicated and demonstrate the skill to perform capillary and venipuncture draws.

This microcredential prepares students for the National Healthcare Association Certified Phlebotomy Technician Certification exam. To become a phlebotomist students must pass the Phlebotomy Technician Certification exam.

Required Courses: Credit-bearing

  • MED 1111 Medical Terminology for Medical Assisting (3 credits)
  • MED 2105 Basic Phlebotomy/EKG (3 credits)
  • SCI 1050 Introduction to Biology (4 credits) or SCI 1124 Principles of Biology (4 credits)

Total: 10 credits

This microcredential can be stacked into our Medical Assistant 1-year Certificate and/or Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Degree.

Tax Preparer

Students will be equipped with the fundamental skills to prepare tax returns for individuals and businesses. In addition, students will also learn accounting practices and various computer applications for basic tax and bookkeeping practices.

Required Courses: Credit-bearing

  • BUS 1416 Financial Accounting (4 credits)
  • BUS 2122 Computer Applications for Business (3 credits)
  • BUS 2460 Federal Income Tax Procedures (3 credits)

Total: 10 credits

This microcredential can be stacked into SUNY Sullivan’s one-year accounting certificate or Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Business: Accounting.

For more information about SUNY Sullivan’s fall course offerings or to register, visit or call the Office of Admissions at 845-434-5750, ext. 4287, or email


August 24, 2023

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