No time or money to earn a college
degree? No problem. An educational
certificate may be a good option,
but do your homework first. That way, you'll
know if a certificate is the best choice for you.
Certificates are nondegree awards for
completing an educational program of study
after high school. Typically, students finish
these programs to prepare for a specific occupation.
And they do so in a relatively short
period of time: Most certificates take less
than a year to complete, and almost all are
designed to take less than 2 years.
Among the questions about certificates
that you'll need to have answered are the following:
- What occupations can certificates
prepare me for?
- What are some benefits and drawbacks
to getting a certificate?
- How can I find a program that's right
This article answers these and other
questions about certificates and certificate
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