The Value of Short-Term Degrees

Short-term college degrees that can be completed in less than 24 months give students the opportunity to complete their education and earn valuable certifications quickly.

There are many benefits to earning an associate degree, including starting your career more quickly, earning valuable hands-on certifications, and increased flexibility.

Read on to find out exactly why short-term degrees are so valuable!

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Fast-Track Your Career

Earning a short-term college degree puts students on the fast-track to completing their education and starting their career. Instead of spending four to six years in school, students can graduate in as little as 24 months, giving them a head start in their career.

Short-term degrees can be completed much more quickly than 4-year universities and are more career-focused. This means that students don’t have to take classes they don’t need and that don’t apply to their careers.

When earning an associate degree from East Ohio, students take the exact classes needed for their specific career path, because who wants to spend hours and hours in classes they are never going to use?

Earn Valuable Hands-On Certifications

Many times, short-term degrees give students the opportunity to earn valuable, hands-on certifications. These certifications show future employers that students have the skills necessary to get the job done.

Certifications are offered through outside organizations and often require passing an exam. Therefore, employers know that students who have these certifications are job-ready. This is why many career fields prefer certifications that show the student’s expertise in a specific area.

Increased Flexibility

Short-term degrees offer students increased flexibility while attending school, which is essential for those who need to balance work, family, and personal responsibilities. Since students only take classes they actually need for their careers, they have more time for everything else.

The ability to balance other responsibilities while earning a degree can make a huge difference in the lives of students by allowing them to continue to work and spend more time with family while earning their degree.

Expanded Career Opportunities

Earning an associate degree opens up expanded career opportunities, as many different fields prefer a degree before you can start your career. An associate degree shows prospective employers that you are willing to work hard to meet your goals.

Short-term degrees prepare students for actual jobs, and in the hiring process, having a degree gives candidates an advantage over someone with no degree.

At East Ohio, our short-term associate degrees also come with the added benefit of personalized attention for each and every student. Our purpose is to empower change by creating an opportunity for you!

Ready to Get Started?

With short-term degrees, personalized attention, and career services, East Ohio is here to help you succeed in your career. Request information to learn more about our associate degrees today!