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Community colleges plan to offer quick competency degree

Posted: 5/22/2014 - 11:14 PM

from The Seattle Times
by Katherine Long
May 20, 2014

The Washington state community college system is developing an online compentency-based associate degree in business that can be completed in 18 months or less - and the program is transferable to Washington state's public four year institutions.  The model will allow students to test their mastery of subjects and only take those courses, or portions of courses, where they lack the knowledge and skills.  The student can take as many courses as they can handle each 6 month term - costing about $2,666.The degree includes classes in English composition, lab science, accounting, economics, business calculus, public speaking, political science, sociology and statistics.

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