How Flexible Degree Programs Make College for Working Adults Possible

  Posted on August 24, 2017

  Written by Francesca Luppino

Ohio Business College student in a flexible learning classroom with his hand raised

 

Are you working a part-time or full-time job? Do you have personal responsibilities, a family member to care for, or a hobby you spend time on each day?

You’re not alone. Most of us have full lives, and we often struggle to choose how we spend our time. There’s no denying a busy schedule is the primary reason why many adult students enter a flexible degree program.

What is a flexible degree program?

Flexible degree programs, such as those offered at Ohio Business College, enable students to determine the class times that work best for them.

At OBC, students have the option to schedule day or evening classes. Both have advantages for each individual student, so when considering your class schedule, it’s important to remember what works best for you.

Benefits of Day Time Classes

Students who benefit from morning classes could be:

  • Early risers or “morning people”
  • Working second or third shift
  • Interested in getting classes out of the way early so they can study at night
  • Parents with children in daycare

If this sounds like you, you might want to consider day classes. However, if your life obligations make enrolling in day classes difficult, you might be more suited for evening classes.

Benefits of Evening Classes

Evening classes are beneficial for students who:

  • Work a traditional shift (i.e. 8 AM – 5 PM)
  • Care for family members during the day
  • Feel more energetic at the end of the day
  • Need time before class to prepare, review material or study

There is no wrong option when it comes to choosing a schedule that works for you. In fact, when you create a routine, you’re more likely to succeed, according to CampusExplorer.com. “Adult students who develop a routine and stick to it have less of a problem sustaining motivation.” 1

Build a class schedule that works for you, and you’ll soon find you can thrive personally and academically.

How can a degree from OBC fit a busy lifestyle?

At OBC, our degree programs provide the skills and knowledge employers are looking for and set you on the path to success. We listen to your unique scheduling needs because we know that life comes first. Because of this, our programs and curriculum are designed for real-world application, with coursework and experiences authentic to the work you’ll do in your career.

Here are the top 3 benefits of a flexible degree program at Ohio Business College.

1. Earning While You Learn

Whether you choose day or evening classes, both can help you maintain your work schedule. This means you don’t need to take time off or miss work to attend class. A flexible schedule gives you the opportunity to continue your education and earn credits while earning your paycheck.

2. Challenging Yourself

At OBC, working professionals, dedicated parents and family caregivers gain the knowledge and experience needed to pursue the next step in their careers. A program that works when and where you need it is the right program for you. Our courses are crafted to challenge, inspire, and help prepare you to meet your goals.

In flexible training programs, such as the Truck Driving Academy at OBC, students finish their training at an accelerated pace and are often on the job as soon as 30 days after successfully completing the program and gaining licensure. Accelerated degree programs for working adults challenge you to obtain the training you need to enter the workforce.

3. High-Quality Instruction

Our day and evening classes offer rigorous coursework, hands-on application, and externship experiences. OBC’s training helps set students apart upon graduation, and instructors are highly-qualified, passionate thinkers and professionals who are invested in student success.

Are you ready to rewrite your future and achieve your professional goals?

At Ohio Business College, our dedicated admissions team wants to help you succeed. Let us know how we can help you get the classes you want and build the career you’ve imagined.

 

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Sources:

1 CampusExplorer.com. “College Scheduling: Night and Weekend Classes.” Accessed July 17, 2017. http://www.campusexplorer.com/college-advice-tips/8138C605/College-Scheduling-Night-and-Weekend-Classes/.