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					                                        College Degree
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.

				
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