QUESTIONS FOR NEXUS
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Nexus is here to support you in the development and delivery of online and professional courses and programs.
Nexus can help your organization thrive by developing and customizing a course that meets your organization’s learning goals.
NON-CREDIT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COURSES
who should take the non-credit professional development courses?
Nexus offers a wide variety of non-credit courses that are appropriate for professionals in numerous fields, including engineering, healthcare, manufacturing, urban planning, the military, and more.
WHAT COURSES DOES NEXUS OFFER?
Nexus offers more than 30 courses, modules, and specializations in the following topic areas: Six Sigma, Lean, Leadership, Mobility, Innovation, and Cybersecurity.
What credentials will I earn?
The type of certificate or certification varies by course. Nexus awards four different types of credentials:
Certificate of Completion: Learners receive this certificate after completing a non-credit course with in-class activities/learner checks.
Certificate of Achievement: Learners receive this certificate after completing a non-credit course with assessments (e.g. multiple-choice tests, final course exam, or an instructor-provided case study).
Certification: Learners receive a certification after completing a non-credit course with assessments (e.g. graded exercises) and demonstrating knowledge via application of course content toward an industry project or practicum.
Digital Badge: Learners receive a record of progress toward a certificate or certification credential.
WHO TEACHES THE NON-CREDIT PROGRAMS?
Nexus is proud to offer world-class instruction from University of Michigan professors and industry leaders.
What is the time commitment for a non-credit program?
Remote-live or in-person offerings range from 2 to 10 days with some outside reading and assessments. Online offerings range from 60 days to 1 year.
The length of each module, course, or specialization varies. Typically, a module is a short, 4-8 hour online asynchronous class that a learner must complete within 60 days. A course has a finite length of time, and Nexus offers courses that range from 2 days to 15 weeks. A specialization refers to specific sets of modules (e.g., 4 completed modules equal a specialization).
Are non-credit programs available online and in-person?
We deliver our non-credit courses in several different formats, depending on the course content and structure. Delivery modes include:
Online – Offered 100% Online in an asynchronous format. Instructors may hold live office hours.
Remote-Live – Offered through Zoom and is synchronous.
In-Person – Offered in a live format in Ann Arbor or at a specific location.
Blended – Offered as a mixture of synchronous (In-Person, Remote-Live) and Online asynchronous sessions.
Custom – Train your team locally or in-house at your business.
Do I have access to the course instructors of an online course?
Yes, you can email the course instructors your questions and they will respond within 48 hours.
How often does Nexus offer each program?
Remote-live and in-person certificate courses are available from one to three times per calendar year. Receive quarterly updates about upcoming courses by subscribing to our newsletter.
Online offerings can start at any time once the payment is paid in full. The course or module must be completed within the designated time frame.
How much does a non-credit course cost?
Course certificates range from $1,000-$7,000. Six Sigma Certifications range from $2,300-$12,00, and individual modules cost $250 each.
Do I need to prepare for the course?
You will receive information about your upcoming courses via email.
What kind of payments are accepted?
Nexus accepts credit card, check, or wire transfer.
When is payment due?
You may pay by credit card at the time of registration or later through an invoice. All payments must be completed before the course begins or before you are granted online access.
What happens if a program is canceled? What is the refund policy?
If I’m unable to travel, can I take an on-campus course remotely?
Each course is only available in the format that is stated on the program page.
FOR-CREDIT & GRADUATE EDUCATION
What is a blended, for-credit course?
Blended, for-credit courses allow learners to either learn in person on campus or entirely online asynchronously from classroom recordings.