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Career-Focused Academics

An Online Higher Education Built for Better Lives

Getting From Here to There in Your Career

As a working adult, you may have experienced a variety of career shifts over your time in the workforce, and your next step forward may not always have been clear. At Champlain College Online, we understand that adults want a linear path towards their goals, which is why our programs are designed precisely to get you from where you are on now to where you want to be, as quickly as possible. 

From the moment you speak with one of our admissions reps to the many conversations you will have with your academic advisor, program directors, your instructors, and fellow students, it will become clear that everyone you encounter at Champlain is interested in learning about - and helping you work towards - your career goals. Champlain College is career-focused in all that we do: every staff and faculty member, class, and assignment is designed to help you build the career you've always wanted.

Delivering on Career-Focused Academics

What does it mean to be career-focused? We believe a career-focused academic program is one with learning outcomes that are tied to the needs of industry, and comprises the skills and knowledge required to be successful in the workforce, both today and tomorrow.

For that reason, all of our career-focused academic programs help students develop essential soft skills - such as problem solving, critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and more - that are always in high demand, are prized by employers, and allow students to constantly adapt to the changing workforce. These skills differentiate our students in the workplace from day one of their program, and long after they graduate with their academic credentials. 

Additional Features of Champlain’s Distinctive, Career-Focused Academics Include:

  • Practitioner-scholars who bring their work experience into the classroom. 
  • Accelerated courses - most are 7-8 weeks - that are designed for the adult brain, building on what you already know. 
  • Assignments that use your workplace as a learning laboratory, allowing you to test and apply new concepts and theories in a real-world environment.
  • Class discussion topics that are professionally focused, application-based, and reflective in nature. 
  • Opportunities to use your major coursework products, such as papers and your capstone project, as a springboard for your career interests. 
  • Regular program curriculum input from industry leaders through our truED program
  • Technical courses that use leading-edge software and tools currently being used in the field. 

Academic Excellence and Recognition

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Regionally accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education

US News & World Report Best Online Programs Bachelor's Badge 2020

Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News & World Report

Military Friendly School Badge

Designated as a Military Friendly School for our commitment to the military community

Ranked amount the best online colleges by Intelligent.com

Named the Best Private Online College by Intelligent.com

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