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Capital CoLAB Digital Technology Credential

The Capital CoLAB was created by the Greater Washington Partnership. The program is for undergraduate students* in the liberal arts who want to gain digital technology skills for their future careers. Digital technology skills will be embedded into every job across industries and sectors as a way of life. This program is an opportunity to signal these digital tech competencies to employers.

Throughout the program, gain access to top executives and changemakers for career building opportunities, internships, and more. When you’ve completed the pathway (i.e. the AU certificate) gain your Credly credentials to include on your transcript, LinkedIn, resume and other candidate materials. 

*There are currently certificates available for students who began at AU in Fall 2019 or later through Kogod and SPA. There are AU certificates available for students who began at AU in Fall 2020 or later through Kogod, SPA, and CAS. The SIS certificate is available beginning Fall 2021.

Program Highlights

  • Earn credit by successfully completing university-approved courses

  • Connect with leading Capital Regional employers
  • No additional fees

For questions regarding the program, please contact Julie Jones, Director of Employer Relations.

Take the Next Steps

Interested in taking the next steps to earn the Digital Technology Credential?  

1. Meet with your AU academic advisor. Not sure who your advisor is? Fill out out this form to get started

2. Work with your career center to update your resume and update your career plan.

3. Sign up for the credential program through Capital CoLAB. 

AU's Jill Klein on the Digital Technology Credential


Jill Klein, AU faculty & Interim Dean, explains the digital technology credential on the Helix Education podcast

Upcoming Events

9/30 | 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. | Digital Tech Career Fair 

School Certificate Requirements

The required classes for the Digital Technology Credential in each school, as well as a point of contact are listed below.

Participating Organizations

  • Amazon
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Capital One
  • Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
  • Deloitte
  • EY
  • General Dynamics (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

For the most up-to-date information, visit Capital CoLAB.