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Chosing your career path starts the process of defining your direction in life. Investing in personal education is an investment in your future. Once you have an idea of the career path you want to persue, it’s time to set your sights on the right education that will help you realize your goal. Here are all the programs we have to offer:
Ready to take the necessary steps toward achieving a rewarding career, but don’t have four years to spare? An undergraduate certificate might be just the solution. An undergraduate certificate program can be completed in less time than both a bachelor’s and associate’s degree. Those looking to become proficient in a technical field, for example, are able to acquire the proper qualifications without having to complete a full-length degree. Certificate programs can generally be completed in six months or less and require around three to nine classes for completion. In addition, these programs typically do not have general education requirements and therefore offer students the opportunity to focus in on their particular field exclusively. Students can choose from featured programs or in many cases choose their own courses from a variety of disciplines to gain their particular expertise.
Not only are undergraduate certificate programs appealing to recent high school graduates or GED recipients, undergraduates may consider certificate programs as well. Students currently pursuing a traditional bachelor’s degree, may also receive an undergraduate certificate should they decide to gain additional expertise in a desired field. This knowledge used to supplement a student’s full-length degree is very attractive to potential employers and offers candidates a distinct advantage over the competition.
Certifications are a confirmation of knowledge and represent a fulfillment of required coursework, as well as, an achievement of standards. Regardless of the course of study chosen, the decision to earn a certificate in a specific discipline conveys to employers that the candidate is determined and wishes to further his/her career. Acquire the essential skills today and achieve success tomorrow with an undergraduate certificate.
Find the perfect balance between a certificate program and an associate’s degree; enroll in a diploma program now. Still focused on specific career training, diploma programs offer broader training than those granting certificates. Certificate programs may involve taking several courses within a diploma program, for example. Accordingly, diploma programs are typically more comprehensive and provide a grander overview of the field.
For students not looking to complete a full degree, as in the case of an associate or bachelor program, diploma programs can be completed in a shorter period of time while still providing relevant background knowledge. Diploma programs typically require around 40-60 credit hours and completion can range from less than one year to two years in length. Classes in both theory and practice within a particular field are a part of the curriculum. If you are interested in a career in graphic design, for example, a diploma program would include various classes covering the fundamentals of graphic design, as well as, the associated computer technologies and programs. Around eighty percent of the total class time, though, is dedicated to course work relating directly to occupational skills. Great for those yearning to change careers and become involved in a new field, diploma programs provide the necessary means. Advancement possibilities within your current field are also possible upon the completion of a diploma program.
Career training, paired with subject specific education, diploma programs are great alternatives to certificate programs and do not require the commitment, time, nor cost of degree programs. The skills acquired through diploma programs provide students for entry level jobs and/or allow for career swapping. Discover your passion and commence the career of your dreams. Complete a diploma program today.
Are you looking for an alternative to a certificate, but not quite ready to commit to a bachelor’s degree? An associate’s degree could be the answer for those who have earned a high school diploma or GED. This two-year degree offers a more comprehensive study than a certificate program, and allows students to pinpoint their particular career goals. Since the minimum qualification for many entry-level positions today is an associate’s degree, this option is rapidly gaining popularity. There are two main types of associate’s degrees: occupational and transfer degrees, depending on the particular aspirations of the individual student.
Occupational degrees are designed to prepare students for immediate entry into the workforce following graduation. This type of associate’s degree requires some general education courses, but focuses mainly on the specific courses related to the major and/or desired career. This type of degree can have many titles including, Associate of Applied Arts, Associate of Applied Science, and Associate of Applied Technology. Although not the primary focus of this type of degree, credits from this option may also be used to put toward a bachelor’s degree.
The transfer option for associate’s degree students, prepares them to transfer the credits earned during their two-year program to four- year institutions and apply them to a bachelor’s degree. If organized correctly, students of this option will only need two more years following the completion of their associate’s degree to obtain their bachelor’s degree. These students still focus on a particular field, but receive a broader education. Common titles of degrees in this option are the Associate of Arts (A.A.) and Associate of Science (A.S.).
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All high school graduates or GED recipients prepared to embark on a four-five year program of study, a bachelor’s degree is waiting for you. Students of this degree must declare a major or program to focus their study. Courses in this selected field make up 25% or more of the total credits earned. Different from certificate programs, bachelor’s degrees tend to offer students a more balanced education liberal arts education in addition to their designated major or field.
Some coursework in history, language, literature, social science, life science, math, and writing may be included as part of this degree. Specific electives may also be chosen to supplement the coursework within their discipline. Common degrees awarded upon completion are Bachelor of Arts, Science, and Fine Arts (B.A., B.S., B.F.A.). Some programs also offer specialized bachelor’s degrees, for example, Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.), Bachelor of Accounting (BAcc), and Bachelor of Information Technology (B.I.T).
Prospective students hoping to complete a bachelor’s degree must possess a high school diploma or GED as a minimum requirement. Others may include those who have completed some college credits at another university and wish to finish their degree. Students who have earned an associate’s degree may wish to continue their training and consider a bachelor’s degree as well. In this case, students would be able to transfer their credits and in turn finish their bachelor’s degree within a shorter period of time. Upon graduation, students may decide to immediately enter the workforce in their field, while others may choose to advance their education by seeking a master’s or graduate degree. Either way, a bachelor’s degree is a big step towards a rewarding future.
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Are you seeking to continue your education and explore a post graduate level education? It might be time to consider a master’s degree. Graduate school awards advanced degrees to those who have successfully completed a bachelor’s degree. Although some students decide to build upon their knowledge and seek their master’s degree immediately following their undergraduate graduations, others wish to first enter the workforce. There are several advantages to completing a master’s degree after starting a career. This advanced training offers professionals the chance to obtain better job positions, higher salaries, as well as the opportunity to change careers. Since the number of professionals holding bachelor’s degrees is far greater than those possessing a master’s, graduate students can generally demand higher salaries.
Graduate education, as compared to undergraduate studies, requires greater specialization and concentration of training. There is more focus on independent study and self-directed coursework. Students in most cases must also complete an original research dissertation or thesis upon completion.
Accomplished in one to three years, the most common degrees in a master’s program are Master of Arts (M.A.), and Master of Science (M.S.). A professional degree, such as a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) is also available. This type of graduate degree offers greater emphasis on training skills for practical application. In an M.B.A. program, for example, students learn how to better achieve leadership positions within corporate environments. They might study such topics as corporate policy, leaderships practice, and communication strategy.
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Satisfy your passion and become an expert in your field. The highest academic degree attainable in the course of university studies, the doctoral degree, is a highly respected program. The designation of “doctor” is awarded to express this praise. This degree requires extensive work, a considerable investment, and an unwavering commitment to excellence in one specific field. A doctor of any field, as mentioned above, is an expert and is considered to be equal in educational qualifications to the faculty at universities.
Post graduate students work closely with faculty in their specified area of study and choose either research or professional doctoral programs. Since there are several different programs and options for doctoral degrees, severe variation results in terms of years required for completion. Those hoping to achieve a Doctor of Philosophy or Ph.D., the most common research doctorate, will become an expert in a specific subject and will write and defend a research dissertation or thesis, as well as, complete a comprehensive examination. Once successfully completed, Ph.D. graduates will most commonly find employment as university professors and continue to research and discover new breakthroughs in their field. A professional doctorate is awarded to those who have completed a doctoral program for non-academic disciplines, for example, Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) or legal Doctorate (Juris Doctor, J.D.).
The completion of these programs is a great accomplishment, and requires a significant amount of hard work. Graduates do stand alone, however, as they are undeniable specialists and accordingly earn highly competitive salaries, explore and challenge widely accepted beliefs and practices, and initiate change in their respective fields.