It can be challenging to keep up with today’s fast-changing expectations in businesses and workplaces.

To help students meet these demands and gain access to a meaningful career, colleges and universities are working with employers to develop digital badges that highlight the skills students learn.

NFC recognizes the importance of digital badges, as professional success is an expected and important outcome of education.


  • Digital badges allow you to showcase your achievements and the skills you’ve learned through related coursework.

With a digital badge, you can:

  • Include it on your resume, college co-curricular transcript, job applications, social media, and more.
  • Separate yourself from other job candidates and applicants.
  • Learn about competencies employers are looking for in your field.
  • Identify open positions linked to the skills and competencies identified in the badges you have earned.

Earn A Digital Badge in Effective Communication

  1. Be an NFC student and enroll in Freshman English I (ENC 1101).*
  2. Complete Freshman English (ENC 1101) with a grade “C” or higher.
  3. Accept your Fundamentals of Written Communication digital badge from Credly, the platform used by NFC for issuing and earning digital badges.
  4. Show off your badge!

With a Fundamentals of Written Communication digital badge, you will be able to:

  • Enhanceyour personal communication skills.
  • Convey to future employers that the vital communication skills needed for professional success have been acquired.
  • Promote your ability to problem solve, research, and showcase critical thinking.

*Students eligible for receiving a digital badge are those entering a public postsecondary institution in the 2022-2023 academic year, and thereafter, and enroll in general education core courses. (Section 1007.25, F.S.)