Save Gas, Learn Online
If you could save gas, study during hours that
are convenient to you, and boost your career skills -- all at the
same time -- would you do it? Well, that is exactly what over one
million students did in 2004; and that number is increasing rapidly.
Online Education -- Something Old, Something New
This seemingly new phenomenon is called online
education, a type of distance learning that utilizes a computer,
a modem and an internet connection as the primary tools to complete
undergraduate and graduate coursework at a growing selection of
accredited online schools.
Distance learning simply refers to the fact that
the student and the teacher are not in the same geographical location.
But online learning is not new; it is simply becoming more popular,
as career-minded adults and working professionals find less time
to enroll in the traditional 'brick and mortar' schools.
Imagine it -- you choose your school and course
of study, fill out your application for admission, and receive all
of your class materials. But you do it all from the convenience
of your computer. You also turn in assignments, take tests and communicate
with your professors and fellow students by the same mode. It may
sound too good to be true; but career professionals, military personnel,
housewives, disabled students, and many others have discovered this
ingenuous way to move ahead -- with less pain and lots of gain.
To Degree, or Not to Degree... That is Your Decision
Perhaps you want to increase your income as quickly
as possible and need the additional skills that are required for
a promotion on your job. Or maybe you are applying for a position
that requires a particular certification, but no college degree.
Then you should consider enrolling in a professional certificate
program. This is also an intelligent choice for those thinking about
pursuing a college degree, but who want to get their feet wet in
a shorter, college-level program.
You will find a surprising range of professional
certificate programs available online -- including accounting &
finance, business administration, information systems security,
internet & website development, law enforcement skills, health
care management, technical writing, crime scene investigation, terrorism
and national security management, and paralegal studies. So jump
in and choose!
Still Deciding? -- I'll Give You Five
You can advance your career
and earn more money. The popularity of online education is partially
fueled by the numerous employers that have given raises and promotions
to employees who have taken online courses to improve their skills.
Many of these employers have also provided financial incentives,
like tuition reimbursement.
(Reasons To Choose Online Education)
You can save travel time.
The hours that you would have spent driving to school and parking
are now your hours to do with as you wish.
You can continue to work your
full-time job. It is not necessary to cut your work hours or leave
the job early to attend classes.
You can decide when and where
to study. Mornings, evenings, lunch breaks - all are fair game as
you fit study time into your schedule. Even if your job involves
travel, you can complete your coursework while you are away from
You can choose from an abundance
of online degree and certificate programs. Whatever your interests,
the variety of online schools and classes is impressive. Have fun
as you peruse the countless choices at Directory of Schools
So, are you ready to begin saving that gas?
By Vida Lynne Olivier
Copyright 2009. All Rights Reserved.
University of Phoenix
The Art Institute