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Frequently asked questions

What is the Grow with Google Certificate Program?

The Grow with Google Certificate Program is an initiative by Google to provide training and certification in high-demand digital skills, such as data analytics, project management, IT support, UX design, and more. 

Who is the program designed for?

The program is designed for individuals looking Upskill their career trajectory by acquiring practical skills in digital technology, whether they are beginners or have some prior knowledge.

What is the definition of alumni?

An Alamo Colleges District alumni is someone who graduated and earned a certificate or degree from one of the five colleges in the Alamo Colleges District.

How long does it take to complete a certificate program?

The duration varies depending on the specific certificate, but they generally take 3 to 6 months to complete with under 10 hours of flexible study per week. 

Are there any prerequisites for enrolling in the program?

There are typically no prerequisites for Google Professional Certificates, making them accessible to learners of all backgrounds. 

Is there a cost associated with the certificate program?

This is at no cost to Alamo Colleges employees, currently enrolled students, and alumni that earned a degree or certificate at one of the Colleges. Without this Alamo Colleges benefit, Google Career Certificates would cost $49 per month on Coursera. 

Can I enroll in multiple Google professional certificates at one time?

No. You can enroll in only one Google professional certificate at a time. You are granted access to that professional certificate for 6 months. When you complete the professional certificate, you are welcome to enroll in a second Google professional certificate by completing the form a second time.

Can I switch Google professional certificates? If so, how?

Yes. If, at any time, you want to be removed from your current Google professional certificate and added to a different one, please reach out to us via phone and email (both are provided below), and we can make that happen.

How is the program structured?

The program typically consists of video lectures, hands-on labs, quizzes, assignments, and projects to ensure a well-rounded learning experience. 

What kind of support is available to learners?

Within the learning platform, learners can access the Learner Help Center. Of course, if further assistance is required, learners can contact AlamoONLINE by calling (210) 485-0110 or emailing AlamoONLINE@alamo.edu. 

Is the certification recognized by employers?

Google's certificates are recognized by many employers and can be an asset when applying for jobs. Based on certificate graduate surveys in 2022, 75% of certificate graduates report a positive career outcome (e.g., new job, promotion, or raise) within six months of completion. 

Do I need to have a background in tech to succeed in these programs?

No! Whether you’re completely new to the field or have some exposure, this is the right option for you. If you’re already familiar with the subject matter, you can skip directly to the graded assessments. 

Can I access the program content online and at my own pace?

Google Certificates are completely online, so there’s no need to attend a classroom in person. You can access your instructional videos, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or mobile. 

What career opportunities can I pursue after completing a Google certificate?

Graduates of the program can pursue careers in IT support, data analysis, project management, UX design, and other tech-related fields. Career resources are available to Certificate graduates through Google including interview tips, mock interview and resume-building workshops, coaching sessions, and more. The Google Career Certificates Employer Consortium is an exclusive job platform where Certificate completers can access entry-level job opportunities from over 150 U.S. companies like Deloitte, Infosys, Snap Inc., Target, Verizon, and of course, Google. *This does not guarantee positions at Alamo Colleges District.

How do I enroll in the program?

Return here and click the “Get started here” button under either Student, Employee, or Alumni to get started right away!  

Is there a time limit to complete the program once enrolled?

Alamo Colleges students, employees, and alumni have six months to complete their Google Certificate. 

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