1. What Is a Certificate Program?
Certificate programs are offered at career training schools, community colleges, career
colleges and online schools and allow students to learn specific career skills in order to
obtain a job or specialize in their careers. Some students choose to obtain certification
instead of obtaining a degree, while others take certificate programs to enhance the
degrees they've completed..
2 -What is an Associate’s Degree?
Associates degrees are awarded to students who have completed 60 academic credits,
usually through two years' worth of full-time study or longer if attending part-time. An
associate’s degree can be earned at community colleges, career training schools, online
schools and some four-year colleges and universities. These degrees can be completed
on campus or in online programs. An associate’s degree provides students with career
training or helps prepare them to transfer to a four-year college or university.
3. Bachelors Degree
Students can earn a bachelors degree by completing approximately 120 to 130 college
credits, usually through four or five years of full-time study. Bachelor’s degrees are
awarded by a variety of colleges and universities, including private universities, public
universities, liberal arts colleges, career colleges and online schools. These degrees
can be completed through courses on a college campus or at an online school, or through
a combination of classroom and online courses.
4. What Is a Masters Degree?
A master’s degree is a graduate school program you can pursue after your bachelors
degree. Masters degree classes allow you the opportunity to delve deeper into a specific
field of study than you do before graduate school. Some careers require a master’s
degree, while others require the master’s degree as part of a doctorate degree.
Types of Colleges & Universities
1. What Is a Community College?
This type of educational institution is geared toward students seeking associates degrees.
In many cases, students complete a 2-year degree at a community college in order to
transfer those credits to a bachelor’s degree program at a 4-year college or university.
Community colleges, also known as junior colleges, give students the opportunity to
spend two years earning a degree, while saving money and improving their grades before
beginning their bachelors’ degree.
2- What Is Career Training?
These 2-year career training schools, also sometimes called technical schools, vocational
schools or trade schools allow students to earn an associate’s degree and learn specific
skills necessary for a particular job. The career training provided by these schools can
prepare students for a variety of different careers and industries.
3 What Is a 4-Year College or University?
Public universities, private universities, liberal arts colleges and career colleges offering
bachelor’s degrees all fall into the category of 4-year colleges and universities. These
schools offer bachelor’s degrees, which are usually completed in four years of full-time
study, and some, may also have a graduate school that offer masters degrees. Many
online schools and universities also offer bachelor’s degrees and an online alternative to
a campus school.