Online certificate programs are often similar in purpose to associate degree programs. They are usually taken by students hoping to quickly complete a career training program that can lead directly to job placement. As with an Associate’s degree, many certificate earners go on to apply those credits toward a bachelor of post-graduate degree. Usually students come out of a certificate program with 15-30 college credits.
Many certificate programs are also available online. This is extremely convenient for working parents and people who don’t live within close range of any campus-based programs. It can also help people with busy schedule fit career training into their free time.
Certificates are available in a wide range of subjects and provide excellent career benefits. Some of the most popular programs include nursing, medical billing and coding, medical assisting, business and management, early childhood education, information technology, and information systems.