Career & Professional Development

Earning While Learning

Most community college students attend college part-time while working and juggling family responsibilities. To help you reach your goals, our colleges offer:

  • Accessible class formats – online, traditional, hybrid
  • 1000+ learning locations statewide
  • Flexible scheduling – days, evenings, weekends

What’s Your Career Turnaround Timeframe?

6 Months


Letter of Recognition

A Letter of Recognition (LOR) is awarded after a student successfully completes courses within a specific program area, and is ready for entry-level employment in that career field. LORs require approximately 11 credits, depending on the program, and would take about 6 months of full-time study.

1 Year


Career Certificate

Certificates recognize successful completion of a sequence of courses focused on specific technical skills. Certificates can help you in the job market. These programs require about 24 – 30 credits, equivalent to 1 year of full-time study.

2 Years

Associate Degree

An associate degree demonstrates mastery in liberal and fine arts, science or technology, core professional education coursework / field-work experiences, or professional arts. It can transfer to equivalent bachelor of arts programs. Associate programs require 60 credits, equivalent to 2 years of full-time study.