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Lucas commented on Pick courses not colleges

It would be interesting to consider credentials, courses, and colleges as open concepts. Are you proposing common concepts and testing between each course no matter the college? This would be a hurdle to overcome for courses - let alone credentials - being equal and transferable between institutions. For example, there would need to be some standards between institutions and industry so that they could reasonably guarantee that a student knows a concept; from writing a press release, to web design, to operating equipment, etc.

I did an Associates before transferring to my Bachelor institution. Yes, I too had to retake a course and it was higher quality at my first institution...!

An interesting observation I had is that my Associates helped me on the job market since it was a college milestone for my resume years before my colleagues had anything but "in progress". Perhaps there is a milestone aspect to your proposal and the credential proposal that has an impact on job potential.