American University

Digital Skills Education

PURSUE AN INNOVATIVE PATH TO A REWARDING CAREER

If you would like to transition into a new career that’s both cutting-edge and innovative, American University Digitals Skills Professional Programs can set you up with everything you need to move into a digital profession in less than a year.

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THE CYBERSECURITY PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM

This non-credit program is designed to help learners break into the field of cybersecurity. Prior experience in IT is not required to take up this program, which means you can apply and get accepted no matter what kind of professional background you have.

Learners who complete the Cybersecurity Professional Program will be qualified to take some of the most important certification exams in the field, including: LPI Linux Essentials, AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner, CompTIA Network+, Certified Network Defender, CompTIA Security+, Certified Soc Analyst, and Certified Ethical Hacker.

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THE DIGITAL MARKETING PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM

Prepare for a digital marketing career and learn the industry's most in-demand tools and tactics, including search engine optimization, data analytics, email marketing, digital strategy, and more.

Courses are taught by industry experts, active in the field, and are consistently updated to reflect the most cutting-edge digital marketing practices. 

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THE SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM

With an emphasis on hands-on, real-world training, learners apply coding theory to practice in virtual, simulation-based exercises led by industry expert instructors. Our immersive professional training program will grant you the resources, support, and confidence you need to build a career in software development.

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Gain the Skills You Need to Succeed

FAST-TRACK YOUR CAREER

Our cutting-edge Digital Skills Professional Programs leverage experiential learning, which lets learners focus on gaining experience through hands-on projects that utilize innovative tools. You’ll be prepared to start a new career in less than one year.

Launch a Cutting-Edge Career With Confidence

Get Skills That Are Ready for the Future

Our Digital Skills Professional Programs will give you the experience and skills needed to easily transition to a successful career in digital technology. In less than a year, you’ll get all the knowledge and capabilities needed to break into a new innovative career through cutting-edge, hands-on instruction.

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Introductory
Course

Explore the project-based learning and instruction using our Introductory Course that lets you gauge the program’s demands and expectations before you commit to the entire program. At the end of the course, you will complete an exam and meet with your instructor, who will guide you in the next step of your career.

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Practical
Learning

Connect with dedicated, expert instructors that use hands-on, creative strategies and project-based training in a learning environment designed to give you the skill-set you’ll need to break into a new career.

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Career
Services

Get personalized career support and assistance in areas such as resume writing, LinkedIn optimization, networking, and interviews. Our career services team works to build foundations with local hiring partners to help our learners discover job opportunities when they complete the program.*

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Certifications
and Digital Badges

Study and train so you can earn top industry certification exams and earn digital badges that will track your success throughout the program.

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400+
Program Hours

Our accelerated approach provides courses that allow you to forge powerful connections with your instructors and immerse yourself in your new career. Our programs offer real-world simulations, direct one-on-one access to instructors, and a comprehensive curriculum designed to cover all aspects of your chosen industry.

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Access to
Hiring Partners

Grow your network and take advantage of the powerful relationships forged by our career services department, which can prepare you for a successful career by connecting you with industry leaders looking for certified candidates.

*Career Services are consultation-based only and do not guarantee job placement.

THE FIVE-STEP PATHWAY

to Success

STEP 1

Let’s
Connect

Schedule a personal consultation with one of our admissions advisors so that you can learn more about us, ask questions about the programs, and set the stage for your educational and professional goals.

STEP 2

One-on-One
Advising

Meet with a senior admissions advisor online or over the phone for a personalized discussion about the Digital Skills Professional Programs, your job expectations, and potential opportunities in your new career path.

STEP 3

Introductory
Course

Our Introductory Course will allow learners to test the demands and expectations of the program before committing to the entire professional program. This will let you gauge if it’s a good fit for you and your career goals.

STEP 4

The Program

Our Digital Skills Professional Programs are accelerated programs designed to take learners on a detailed journey to their chosen career path. Live classes can be attended virtually, with exercises that simulate the real-world activities of digital professionals.

STEP 5

Career
Services

Gain valuable professional assistance with your job search by taking advantage of our career services department. Our team offers customized training in networking, LinkedIn optimization, resume writing, polishing your online presence, as well as providing access to hiring partners.*

*Career Services are consultation-based only and do not guarantee job placement.

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