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The Appeal Of A Quick College Degree

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It seems as if having a college degree is necessary to get almost any
good job these days. Many employers don't even consider applicants
without a degree, even for entry-level positions. Many individuals find
themselves either unable to find a stable, long-term job, or are stuck in
a job for many years because they did not go to college and earn a
degree. But, technology is giving many people the opportunity to earn a
degree in a short period of time. Online degree programs o...


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It seems as if having a college degree is necessary to get almost any
good job these days. Many employers don't even consider applicants
without a degree, even for entry-level positions. Many individuals find
themselves either unable to find a stable, long-term job, or are stuck in
a job for many years because they did not go to college and earn a
degree. But, technology is giving many people the opportunity to earn a
degree in a short period of time. Online degree programs offer a wide
array of subjects to study, offer flexible schedules, and a unique
learning environment that benefits many adults accustomed to independent
work. Attaining a quick college degree is an excellent way to secure a
solid job with excellent benefits, or to reach new levels of professional
achievement.

The primary advantage to earning a quick college degree online is the
learning format itself. Online learning is adjustable to the needs of the
student, offering flexible class schedules and continuously available
course materials. A student who carries the responsibilities of a full-
time job and a family does not need to worry about fitting in class time.
And the time frame is often perfect for the needs of the working student.
In fact, many online programs are geared toward the working adult looking
to earn a degree in a short period of time. Because of this, online
colleges and universities have designed programs that teach more
pertinent material in compressed frames of time. If a student goes into
an online program with an Associate's degree, it is possible to earn a
bachelor's degree in a year (as opposed to traditional college, where it
would take 2-3 years or longer, depending on the degree program). For the
student who has no prior college credits, it can take less than 2 years
to earn a bachelor's degree. The ability for a school and its students to
achieve this involves a concept known as accelerated learning.

Accelerated learning involves teaching a few key components of a subject
or field at a time in smaller periods that are shorter than the typical
college semester, usually 4-6 weeks. The most important and pertinent
information to the topic is taught. Students are better able to focus on
one topic at a time, without having to cram different information from
different courses into their heads. Therefore retention of newly learned
information is often higher. In the business world, where a person is
often accustomed to working on one task or project at a time, the ability
to focus on and hone in on the nuances of one topic at a time is a key
tool that can be improved upon for a person's professional future. In an
accelerated learning environment, shorter class frames not only means
better retention of learned material, but also mean that students are
likely to remain more interested in the program. Therefore, students are
more likely to complete the program and graduate from this quick type of
learning program with a college degree.

The advantages of earning a quick college degree online are numerous. The
ability to earn a college degree in less than 2 years means that you will
be able to find a great job, or advance in your current position sooner
than if you took the traditional college route. Online learning provides
a flexibility that does not hinder your work and social life. It allows
you to schedule school around life, not the other way around. The
availability of your course materials, discussion archives, and research
resources is great - they are all at your disposal online, which means
that they are available to you any time you need them, from any computer.
The biggest advantage of earning a quick college degree is by far the
satisfaction you will have knowing that you achieved a huge goal, and
that your professional opportunities will be limitless in the future.
Getting a quick college degree through an online program is the ultimate
way to get career and personal satisfaction in a short period of time.

								
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