Searching for the Fast Track Degree?
Fast track degree programs are on the rise, becoming more readily available at accredited colleges making education easier for the working student. Many of the fast track programs are designed specifically for adult students who have a full time career and family to think about as well as their education.
Western Governors University
Western Governors University is the only university to have received simultaneous accreditation by four regional accrediting commissions. Currently, WGU’s “home” accrediting commission is the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
Western Governors University offers fast degrees in 6-week terms. WGU is the recipient of the USDLA 21st Century Award for Best Practices in Distance Learning for 2011, awarded in recognition of their success in expanding access to higher education.
WGU offers, among others, the following programs:
- Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education
- Bachelor’s in Interdisciplinary Studies (K-8)
- Bachelor’s in Mathematics (5-9 or 9-12)
- Bachelor’s in Science (5 concentrations))
- Bachelor’s in Special Education (PK-12)
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing
- Bachelor’s in Health Informatics
- Bachelor’s in Accounting
- Bachelor’s in Business (3 concentrations)
- Bachelor’s information Technology (6 concentrations)
- B.S. Sales and Sales Management
- Bachelor’s in Healthcare Management
- Bachelor’s in IT Management
Fast Track Degree
Accelerated or fast track degree programs are set up to meet the needs of students who cannot attend traditional classes during the day because they have to work. Classes are usually offered at night or on the weekends and online. That makes the program incredibly convenient for people with careers or working parents.
The programs are usually fast-paced and have a shorter total class length with most courses ranging from 5-8 weeks long. Typically, you can earn your bachelor’s degree within two years or an associate’s degree in 12-15 months. Content moves quickly and often tests are given out weekly.
Accelerated degrees can be amazing programs for the right person. Self-motivation and determination to study are key attributes needed to make a fast track program successful because the material is gone over so quickly.
Choosing the right school can also be challenging, students must know what type of degree they are wanting to get and be willing to research the schools before jumping right in. Fully accredited accelerated degree programs are offered by many legitimate colleges. The trick is to look for that accreditation prior to signing up.
Also, since fast track programs can vary on timeframe and class delivery, it is important to choose one that is the right pace. This is especially vital if the student plans to continue working or taking care of family.
An accelerated or fast track degree can be the perfect answer to a busy and full lifestyle. It offers a convenient way to work hard and get a degree without giving up your life balance.