If you want to try out higher education and gain a useful credential in the process, consider enrolling for a digital badge. Digital Badges may be used to enhance credentials or demonstrate your achievement of specific skills. They are also stepping stones to more robust credentials like Certificates and Degrees (Associates, Bachelors, Masters).
To receive a digital badge, you must successfully complete certain projects or courses. Your success demonstrates that you have developed the competencies associated with the project or courses you have completed. Some competencies may be focused on general business and professional skills such as writing, communication and collaboration. Some competencies may reflect specific areas of basic professional knowledge such as medical terminology or ethical practices in healthcare.