The associate's degree has become a popular way to begin or advance a career today, as it can be earned in less time than it takes to obtain a bachelor's degree
. Now students can cut the time even more through a variety of strategies that get them out of community college and into the workforce in less than two years.
Consider these tips to help you get the training and education you need to move forward in your career – in much less time than a traditional degree program.
Choosing a Community College
The first step in shortening your stay at a community college is to choose a school that offers an accelerated degree program. According to a recent report in USA Today
, some community colleges are getting rather creative in their programming structure in order to help students earn complete associate's degrees in less time. Some colleges have even been able to cut their program time in half, allowing students to get their associate’s degrees and move into the workforce in a single year.
will begin offering a trimester format in the fall to students who are interested in graduating early. Course schedules will switch from 16 weeks to 14 weeks, allowing students to complete the trimester in a shorter period of time. To compensate for lost time during the term, courses will be extended by 10 minutes a day, allowing professors to condense the material into a shorter trimester. Courses will be available during the fall, spring and summer...read more