Our Diploma Pathways are now Certificate Programs


Originally published at: https://www.saylor.org/2017/05/blog-our-diploma-pathways-are-now-certificate-programs/

The certificates formerly known as "diplomas" are back with a new name and a refreshed certificate template.

We are calling the course sequences “Programs” and each program is further differentiated as a [full] curriculum or a specialiazation. Here is an example certificate for the Customer Service Specialization:

You can find the new page here: www.saylor.org/certificate-programs

Here is what has changed:
Old Name New Name
Diploma Pathways Certificate Programs
Diplomas Certificates
Business Administration Core Business Administration Curriculum
Computer Science Core Computer Science Curriculum
General Education Program General Education Curriculum
Customer Service Certification Customer Service Specialization
The Computer Science Minor and the Business Administration Minor programs have been removed from the page because the "minors" do not make much sense without companion "majors" -- both in name and in content. Program certificates for them can still be obtained, however, and you can find the sequence of courses in our Help Center, under Archive: Saylor Academy Minors.

Share your ideas:

We would like to add more programs based on our catalog of courses, and for that, we turn the question to you. Considering especially programs that have already shown demand and value elsewhere (continuing education programs, other MOOC providers, etc.), what collection of our existing courses would you like to be able to document with a single, shareable certificate?
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Important Changes to Our Diploma Pathways

Hello Saylor team (@jazinheira , @Jeff_Davidson , @sean …)

Currently (December 2018), the URL https://www.saylor.org/certificate-programs/ is redirecting to https://www.saylor.org/programs/ and that web page does NOT have any longer information regarding “Certificate Programs”.

The “Internet Archive: Wayback Machine” still has a cached copy of the “Certificate Programs” web page - https://web.archive.org/web/20180325161824/https://www.saylor.org/certificate-programs - from March 2018 that shows that, by then, there was information, on that web page, about the several “Certificate Programs” ("Business Administration Curriculum", “Computer Science Curriculum”, “General Education Curriculum” and “Customer Service Specialization”).

Presumably, this issue may be related to the recent Saylor’s web site redesign, that is documented at the following Discourse forum post:

Could you check this, please?