Getting a quality education is the first step to a building a rewarding career, and Bryant & Stratton College diploma programs offer a reliable and accessible means of getting started on a solid, career-focused education. So what are the advantages of using an online diploma program – as compared to traditional on-campus education – for the average, career-minded individual?
Diploma-level programs can provide a relatively short path to the training, knowledge and credentials you need to get your foot in the door of your chosen field. Bryant & Stratton College diploma programs can generally be completed within a year. Online diploma programs can often be completed more quickly, since the virtual classroom offers more semesters of study each year than are offered in traditional, campus-based programs.
Getting qualified for work in your field more quickly via an online diploma program can help you get into a good, entry-level position sooner. If you are already in an entry-level position, and need that diploma for career advancement, sooner is certainly better. If earning a diploma is a stepping stone in a larger education or career-building plan, getting into the workforce quickly gets you started on gaining practical, hands-on experience in your field as you work towards earning an associate or bachelor degree. Completing a diploma program can also give you a head start on the next step of your education, as credits earned from diploma-level programs can be applied to Bryant & Stratton College associate and bachelor degree programs both in-class or online.
Flexibility is another important advantage of choosing an online diploma program over the traditional, on-campus learning environment. Students who attend the virtual classroom to earn their diplomas can schedule their studies around their daily lives, creating a more manageable college experience. Rather than reporting to on-campus classes at pre-set dates and times, online diploma students can access the classes, lectures, assignments and discussions 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. This gives them the freedom to complete coursework whenever it is most convenient, even if that is late at night or on weekends or holidays.
Those potential benefits of faster completion and superior flexibility and convenience come with another big advantage: A comprehensive suite of online education services that provide virtual students with the same level of support offered to on-campus learners. At Bryant & Stratton College, an online diploma is just as valuable as one earned in the classroom with the added conveniences of online learning and a wide choice of programs designed to match your needs or interests.
This online diploma program prepares students for positions in a variety of professional fields, since virtually all types of businesses, companies and industries have a need for skilled accounting work. Students who complete this program will be provided with a solid foundation of skills to perform an array of accounting tasks. They will be able to analyze and interpret financial reports, prepare accounting reports, interpret and apply accepted accounting principles, and analyze, record and report financial information via a range of accounting systems. These skills and abilities and others acquired in this 30-credit diploma program can open the door to accounting-related positions in accounting firms, manufacturing and retail, as well as many other industries. It can also be a stepping stone to more advanced career opportunities for individuals who plan to continue on to earn an associate or bachelor degree.
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This online diploma program is designed to give students the foundation of knowledge, training and skills that they need to begin a career in the digital marketing field. Students learn skills that include search engine optimization, web data analytics, social media, brand monitoring and growth practices and much more. Upon graduation, students will know how to design and implement effective social media marketing campaigns, use digital marketing strategies to build website traffic and increase brand visibility and accessibility, create consumer loyalty via social media pathways, and analyze consumer digital behavior and the results of digital marketing campaigns. Earning this diploma prepares students to step into an entry-level position in marketing. It also provides them with the ability to continue on with their education to earn a Digital Marketing associate degree with Bryant & Stratton College, opening doors for career advancement in the digital marketing field.
Earning this diploma helps students become qualified and prepared for a variety of front-office roles in many professional fields. These include clerical, office support and administrative assistant positions, among other potential opportunities. Students will learn the skills necessary to adapt to the ever-changing technological aspects of the modern business setting. They will gain proficiency in the latest technology, learn office procedures, master document processing, and acquire or enhance communication skills. They will learn how to use today's technology to operate in the traditional office environment, as well as in the virtual workplace. Graduates will be able to employ key financial, managerial, relational, marketing, and ethical business principles in the office environment. They will gain the ability to use high-level organizational, technical and interpersonal skills to improve workplace efficiency, as well as business-related technologies and resources to enhance productivity. Students who plan to continue their education can apply courses and credits from this program towards Bryant & Stratton's associate degree in Office Information Technology.
Completing this diploma program prepares graduates to pursue a range of career opportunities in the field of business, including customer service, sales or front-office positions, among many others. Students will learn skills vital to functions in business, including improving processes and productivity, addressing customer concerns in a professional manner, and effectively communicating about products, services and other essential aspects of business. Students will also gain understanding of key business concepts and acquire or improve management, leadership, decision-making and mathematical skills. Graduates may apply courses and credits earned with the Business Assistant Diploma towards an associate degree in business.
Students who complete this program will be prepared to pursue many positions in the hospitality industry. This includes careers in workplace environments that include hotels, the food and beverage industry, travel and tourism companies and sports venues, among many others. Skills learned in this program can help students qualify for front-office positions, customer service roles and many other occupations within the hospitality field. Students will also be introduced to skills and concepts relevant to facilities management and other supervisory and managerial roles. Courses and credits earned with the Hospitality Assistant Diploma program can be applied towards an associate degree in Hospitality Management.
This course of study is designed to provide students with the credentials and skills they need to make their first steps in pursuing a career in the medical field. Earning the Medical Office Assistant Diploma qualifies graduates for a number of entry-level positions in healthcare environments that include hospitals, nursing homes, long-term care facilities, private medical practices and insurance providers, among many others. This program places an emphasis on the skills needed to succeed in front-office and administrative positions within the healthcare industry, preparing students to operate effectively within healthcare systems and processes, and perform various managerial functions. These skills help graduates qualify for positions that include medical secretary and office assistant roles, among others. Credits earned from this program can be applied to related degree programs, such as the Medical Administrative Assistant or Medical Reimbursement and Coding associate degree programs.
This is another diploma program that prepares students to begin a career in the healthcare field. Using a career-focused curriculum, this program works to help students become qualified for a variety of entry-level positions within the administrative side of the healthcare industry. Graduates will learn the skills needed to handle clerical functions and legal and financial systems. Courses and earned credits from this program can be applied towards the associate or bachelor’s degree in Health Services Administration at Bryant & Stratton College.
This 30-credit diploma program provides students with the foundation to embark on a career in criminal justice at the federal, state or local level. It prepares them for a wide variety of entry-level positions within the field, in employment environments that include law enforcement, juvenile justice systems, parole systems and probation programs, among many others. Courses and credits from this program can be applied towards earning an associate degree in Criminal Justice Studies.
This online diploma program prepares students to provide support to attorneys in law firms as well as business and corporate legal departments. Students learn to research and draft legal documents for civil and criminal cases, provide support in custody, separation and divorce cases, and work in case management, document and records maintenance and correspondence roles, among other key functions within the legal field. Graduates may apply courses and credits earned through this program towards an associate degree in Paralegal Studies at Bryant & Stratton College.
This program provides students with ethical and legal foundation and framework they need to effectively work with patients in the human and social services setting. A strong emphasis is placed on helping students develop a strong understanding of the changing needs of clients and an extensive skillset for effectively meeting those needs. Graduates of this program can apply courses and earned credits toward the associate degree in Human and Social Services.
This program is designed to prepare students to work in a variety of IT positions, including those related to computer networks, as well as other networking services and technology. Students gain a foundation of skills in computer technology, hardware, operating systems and information systems, qualifying them for entry-level positions within the IT field. Graduates are also prepared to take the CompTIA A+ certification exam, a credential that is highly sought by employers. Courses and earned credits can be applied towards the associate degree in Networking Technology or Security Technology
This program equips the graduate with the requisite skills and tools to properly apply thousands of codes used for diagnosis, injury and medical procedures. Based on application of varied numeric and alphanumeric codes, patients can be billed accordingly. The coding subsets focused on in the curriculum are the International Classification of Diseases, or ICD, codes, which correspond to a patient’s injury or sickness, and Current Procedure Terminology, or CPT, codes. Upon completion, graduates will be able translate medical procedures into code or translate codes into a financial report.
Shaping young minds is what this program is designed to prepare for. This online course envelops the student in theoretical knowledge and necessary skills to incorporate family participation. All graduates will earn a solid understanding of the developmental stages of early childhood. The 120-hour course develops the expertise necessary for working in child care centers, preschools, or other child development settings. Completion can be a definitive step towards a promising career in education for individuals who plan to continue and earn an associate or bachelor's degree.