By Elizabeth Exline
“We don’t want you to waste your time or money,” says Chantel Hansen, MSA, an enrollment manager at UOPX. “Our courses typically transfer, but it’s always up to the accepting institution.”
From there, students often find that the online format is convenient, more so than even at a community college. UOPX offers classes starting every few weeks, for instance, so students can start quickly. Each class lasts four to five weeks, and the online format means students can complete coursework on their own schedules, letting them save time while taking class and fast-tracking their degree.
Some popular disciplines for general education courses include:
For these students, UOPX delivers on both flexibility and quality.
“A lot of those people are our traditional demographic where they’re working adults,” Cottingham explains. “So, taking an anatomy course with a lab isn’t exactly an easy thing at the community college.”
Hansen concurs. Like Cottingham, she has witnessed firsthand how individual courses, especially those with lab components, let students save time.
“In traditional schools, labs are typically separate, whereas here it’s all in one class,” she says.
For students planning on entering medical school or a specific medical program, such as a physical assistant or nursing program, some of the most popular individual courses at UOPX are:
Sometimes, fast-tracking a degree is about giving a tough class its due. If you know, for example, that biochemistry is going to be challenging, it can help to take that class online or in between semesters (or both!) so that you can give it the attention it deserves.
“We’re able to consistently fill a gap,” Cottingham observes. From finance to physics, students can sometimes just learn better when the stress of a traditional classroom setting is removed.