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  • Decide what your goals are, you may have skills and interests that may help you choose what field of study is best for you.
  • Are you a first-timer or re-entering after an absence?
  • Look into any prior credit hours you may have if you have attended before.
  • What kind of degree program do you want to work for?
    • Certificate – completion of specialized courses usually for vocation or technical training.
    • Associate’s degree – generally completion of two years of full-time academic study or a total of 60 semester credit hours.
    • Bachelor’s degree – the completion of four years of full-time academic study or a total of 120 semester credit hours.
  • What school will you attend?
    • Community College, Junior College, Vocational College – usually attended for completion of certificate programs or associate’s degrees.
    • Four-Year Colleges and Universities (both public and private) – chosen for their degree programs from bachelor’s degrees and beyond.
  • How long will it take you to complete your education?
    • Certificate programs last from 6 months to 2 years based on the program of study.
    • Associate’s degrees can take 2 years and beyond depending on the number of courses taken at a time.
    • Bachelor’s degrees will take4 + years, again depending on the number of courses taken at a time.
  • Night and weekend classes are available for some programs at some colleges; it would pay to check into those programs through the college of interest.


 

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