Badging at Towson University

Towson University has partnered with Capital CoLAB to issue the Generalist Digital Technology Credential.

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Capital CoLAB Digital Technology Credential

Interested in gaining digital technology skills for your future career? Digital technology skills are embedded in every job and across industries and sectors. Enroll in a Digital Technology Credential: Generalist to earn this badge and showcase your digital tech competencies to employers. In partnership with the Capital CoLAB, Towson University offers a 6-course sequence that is open to students of all majors. No prerequisites required!

Throughout the program, you will have access to networking opportunities with top executives and changemakers for career building opportunities, internships, and more. When you’ve completed the 6-course pathway, you will earn a digital badge to include on your LinkedIn profile, resume, and other candidate materials.

Program Highlights

  • Earn the Digital Technology Credential Generalist badge by successfully completing 6 university-approved courses
  • Connect with leading Capital Region companies
  • No additional fees

How to Earn Badges

View current badging opportunities and details for how to complete the requirements.

Scholarship

The scholarship is worth up to $2,500 and will be given to up to 10 TU undergraduates who are pursuing, or intend to pursue, a Capital CoLAB Digital Tech Credential through Towson University. The scholarship's sponsor is the Greater Washington Partnership Capital CoLAB (Collaborative of Leaders in Academia and Business), a regional initiative that seeks to establish the country’s most diverse digital tech workforce. Recipients will be encouraged to join the CoLAB community and participate in special leadership programming. Please contact Dr. Mona Tavakolan, , for more information.

Participating Organizations

  • Amazon
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Capital One
  • Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
  • Deloitte
  • EY
  • General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT)
  • Inova
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • McKinsey & Company
  • MedStar Health
  • Microsoft
  • Monumental Sports & Entertainment
  • Northrop Grumman
  • National Security Agency (NSA)
  • Stanley Black & Decker
  • T. Rowe Price
  • Under Armor
  • Washington Gas

Frequently Asked Questions

It is a free program for university students in the Capital Region (Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia) to gain the digital skills needed for entry-level jobs in this region. Towson University partners with the Capital CoLAB to issue a unique credential that indicates students have in-demand digital literacy skills. After completing the required courses, students will receive a digital badge as a marker of academic and professional achievement. Students can publicize across a broad range of professional outlets (including LinkedIn, Handshake, and a resume).

After completing the required courses, you will earn a digital badge which is used to directly communicate valuable skills that are often difficult to show on a traditional transcript or resume. A digital badge makes your digital technology competency evident and can differentiate you from others with similar academic accomplishments.

Your digital badge can be displayed on your ePortfolio, your LinkedIn profile, or other professional social media sites. The badge will help to distinguish you from other applicants by highlighting specific skills and accomplishments. Employers can view the badge details to see what was required to earn the badge. The digital badge issued by Towson University will be verified and backed by the University.

The digital badge earned through the Capital CoLAB Digital Tech Credential will be automatically issued in your Credly account. You can view the badge details and import it to other sites.

To amplify your success with the Digital Technology Credential! By joining the Capital CoLAB community, you are targeted for recruitment by CoLAB companies and provided access to exclusive professional development opportunities. Visit Capital CoLAB for more benefits of joining the community!