New Microcredentials Coming This Spring

SUNY Sullivan adds four new Microcredentials to its offerings for the Spring 2024 semester, beginning January 22: Basic Bookkeeping, Restaurant Management, Stagehand, and Event Planning.

In addition to these new programs, SUNY Sullivan will continue to offer its Tax Preparer and Phlebotomy microcredentials, both of which were introduced during the Fall 2023 semester.

Microcredentials are designed to be completed in a shorter timeframe than a typical college degree, and each has immediate value by providing in-demand skills and knowledge. In most cases, each microcredential can be applied to 1 year certificates or 2 year associates degrees.

SUNY Sullivan’s Phlebotomy microcredential, for example, can be stacked into the college’s 1-year Medical Assistant certificate and/or its Medical Assistant AAS degree.

“New Yorkers of all professional backgrounds can obtain the skills and knowledge that employers are looking for, more immediately and flexibly than a traditional college course-load allows,” said Dr. Jennifer Wrage, SUNY Sullivan Dean of Student Success and Workforce Development.

A recent Coursera survey of nearly 5,000 students and employers across 11 countries found that employers both recognize and value industry microcredentials. According to survey results, employers are on average 72 percent more likely to hire a candidate who has earned a microcredential.

To learn more about SUNY Sullivan’s microcredentials, visit, or contact the Office of Admissions at or call 845.434.5750 ext. 4255.

About SUNY Sullivan

SUNY Sullivan is the leader of innovative higher education and a catalyst for workforce development throughout the Sullivan Catskills and beyond. Our diverse community cultivates personal growth and professional advancement, preparing students for success in a sustainable and interconnected world. A forward-looking, top-tier community college in New York, SUNY Sullivan offers over 40 degree programs, certificates, and micro-credentials for learners at all levels of their educational goals. We value critical inquiry and creativity while supporting our students in a culture of inclusion and respect. For more information, visit


December 20, 2023.

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