Flexible and free to try
Developed and taught by RIT’s world-class faculty, RITx non-credit offerings—available on the edX nonprofit learning platform founded by MIT and Harvard—are an easy and low-cost way to experience university-level online learning from RIT. Choose from in-demand subjects like project management, business communication, cybersecurity, and more.
Try a sampling for free with the option to pay a small fee to upgrade, gaining access to the entire offering complete with extra reference materials, graded feedback, and a verified certificate of completion. Most offerings are self-paced, so you can take advantage of graduate and undergraduate education from RIT at your own speed, and at a fraction of the cost of typical higher education tuition.
Career-focused offerings fueled by industry demand
RITx programs and offerings prepare learners to apply new skills to their job and advance their career. Choose from a wide variety of high-demand content and formats.
The XSeries Certificate program is a series of offerings that provide a deep understanding of an area of study and serves as a great career exploration tool.
The Professional Certificate program is a series of competency-focused offerings designed to enhance professional skills and boost your resume.
The MicroMasters® program is a series of career-focused, master’s-level online offerings recognized by employers and higher education institutions resulting in an edX certificate with a pathway to credit at RIT.
New! Single offerings provide a survey of trending, in-demand skills and topics and may also result in a pathway to credit at RIT.
Explore RITx Programs
Design Thinking MicroMasters Program: Learn to think like a designer to help you develop new and innovative product and service solutions.
Cybersecurity MicroMasters Program: Gain the knowledge and expertise in network security and forensics needed for cybersecurity in enterprise environments.
Project Management MicroMasters Program: Learn essential tools to lead a comprehensive project to successful outcomes, from initiation through closing.
Soft Skills Professional Certificate: Learn essential soft skills employers’ value most, from communication fundamentals and teamwork to advanced critical thinking.
Video Game Design XSeries Program: Learn the history and process of video game design, including how the industry collaborate to produce, market, and distribute products.
RITx offerings are a flexible, lower-cost option to learn a new skill, enhance your resume, try out online learning, or even begin a pathway to a degree at RIT! Here are some of the offerings trending now.
RIT online learning or RITx?
What’s the difference between any of the 35+ online degree programs and 550+ courses at RIT and the RITx programs and offerings?
RITx offerings are delivered on edX, a nonprofit, open-source online learning platform. While these offerings are developed and taught by RIT faculty, they are non-credit learning experiences.
RIT online degree programs confer the same distinguished degree upon completion as those of their on-campus counterparts, and are conducted by the same faculty who instruct the on-campus classes. RIT’s online classes are credit-bearing.
RIT vs RITx
RIT Online Degree Programs & Courses
- College-credit learning
- Small class size
- One-on-one interaction with instructor
- Graded assignments
- Some courses may have prerequisites
- Degree programs have admission requirements
- Students may take courses without applying for admission
- Matriculated students completing program receive an RIT degree
RITx Programs and Offerings
- Non-credit learning
- No admission requirements or prerequisites
- May be among thousands of global learners
- Primarily automatic grading with peer feedback
- Select programs and offerings provide pathway to credit at RIT
- Learners may audit sampling of offerings
Interested in trying an RITx offering but not sure where to begin? Our concierge team would be delighted to discuss your options with you, and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today.