Centre for On-Demand Education
The primary building blocks of CODE curriculum are described as outcomes (sometimes referred to as courses, badges, or competencies).
These discrete learning blocks can be accumulated and gathered according to prescribed patterns for the student to achieve larger designations and degrees.
Outcomes are the primary, irreducible, academic building blocks that integrate the knowledge, skill, and character necessary for the student to display proficiency of a carefully described expectation. Outcomes will normally comprise of three academic credits (but as few as one and as many as six), usually available at both the undergraduate and the graduate levels.
Certificates are awarded to students who complete a prescribed bundle of outcomes (usually four, or 12 academic credits) focused on a missional objective.
Diplomas are awarded to undergraduate students who complete a prescribed bundle of outcomes and/or certificates (usually 10 outcomes, or 36 academic credits), focused on a particular missional objective.
Degrees are awarded to students who complete a prescribed bundle of outcomes and/or certificates at the undergraduate (usually 40 outcomes, or 120 academic credits) or graduate (usually 10 outcomes, or 30 academic credits) levels, focused on a particular missional objective.