Last Updated on May 12, 2023.
As the education space evolves, more and more students are opting to attend short-term degree programs rather than spending years in school earning an education. These short-term programs that can be completed in less than 18 months give students the opportunity to complete their education, earn valuable certifications, and be prepared to begin their careers quickly.
There are many benefits to earning an associate degree by attending one of East Ohio College’s accelerated short-term programs, including increased flexibility, gaining hands-on experience, and starting your career sooner. Continue reading to learn more about why short-term degree programs are so valuable!
You Can Fast-Track Your Career
Earning a short-term degree can put you on an accelerated path to completing your education and starting your dream career. Rather than spending four to six years attending classes unrelated to your major at a traditional college, at East Ohio College, students can graduate in as little as 18 months by taking courses directly related to their field of study. This means you’ll spend your time in school learning things that apply to your degree, then be ready to graduate and get started in your career sooner!
You’ll Earn Hands-On Certifications
At East Ohio College, students can expect to not only spend their class time learning things related to their degree, but they will have the opportunity to earn beneficial hands-on certifications*. In addition, obtaining third-party certifications proves to future employers that they possess the skills and confidence to do the job.
While certifications are offered through outside organizations, like the National Healthcareer Association, the preparation for the exam is incorporated into the curriculum in each East Ohio College program. This means that students will feel prepared to take and pass the exam at the end of their chosen program.
You Can Have Increased Flexibility
Short-term degree programs can offer students increased flexibility while attending school, which is important for those who need to balance family, work, and personal life. Because East Ohio students only take the classes they need for their careers, they can have more time for everything else. The ability to balance education and other responsibilities can make a huge difference in the lives of students by allowing them to continue working and spending time with family while earning their degrees.
You’ll Open Career Opportunity Doors
Attending a short-term degree program can open expanded career opportunities, as many fields require a degree before starting your career. Earning an associate degree shows potential employers that you are committed to your education and future career and are willing to work hard to meet your goals.
Short-term degree programs like the ones that East Ohio College offers prepare students for actual jobs, equipping them with the hands-on skills, experience, and knowledge employers seek. In the hiring process, having a degree and industry-specific certifications* can give you an advantage over someone applying for the same position that does not have those things.
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At East Ohio College, we are committed to ensuring each student gets the most out of their education! With the added benefit of small classes, personalized attention, and career management services, we are here to help you succeed in your career.
*Certification is contingent upon passing the corresponding industry certification exam.