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Education

What is a Non-Degree Academic Program?

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Students' goals are as varied as their backgrounds, their interests, and their financial situations.  When deciding which path to follow in order to reach their educational and career goals, students should consider the alternatives available to them, along with the time and the financial  investments required.

At Morton College, students can earn academic credits that will allow them to transfer to a 4-year university, or they can earn a 2-year Associates degree or an academic certificate.  An academic certificate is a non-degree program, because the student will not actually earn a degree.  But the certificate they earn will help them obtain the knowledge and skills necessary to reach their educational and career goals.

"A certificate is the perfect choice for many of our students," said Derek Shouba, Dean of Arts and Sciences for Morton College.  "Not only are they less time consuming than academic degrees, certificates are much less expensive and can help a student become employed much more quickly."

Morton College offers a wide variety of non-degree (certificate) programs.  One example is the Supply Chain Management Career Certificate program, which teaches supply chain concepts and strategies, demand management, logistics, value analysis, and quality management.  A student who successfully completes this certificate will be prepared for the foundational-level certification offered by the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council.

Students can earn an Office Management Technology Medical Office Support Career Certificate, a Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Career Certificate, an Early Childhood Education Program Paraprofessional Educator Career Certificate, a Computer-Aided Design Architectural Drafting Design Career Certificate, an Automotive Technology Career Certificate, or a Fire Science Technology Program Fire Investigation Specialist Career Certificate, among others.  Additional popular certificates offered at Morton College include Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and Advanced Bedside Care Technician programs.  For more information about non-degree programs at Morton College, please contact:

Morton College

3801 S. Central Avenue

Cicero, IL  60804

708-656-8000

www.morton.edu