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Main Connect News Farewell To Four-Year Degrees

Farewell To Four-Year Degrees

Friday, August 6, 2021

Did you know that many recent university graduates return to private college to enhance and grow their skills? Reeves College offers training in accelerated diploma programs tailored for specific jobs so you don’t have to wait four years in university to graduate.


You may be asking yourself about the difference between private training institutions like Reeves College and universities. Both colleges and universities are in the post-secondary education system.


Colleges often offer courses that lead to specialized certifications to get you ready for the workforce. Universities offer undergraduate degrees that can take a minimum of four or more years to complete. Universities often have larger class size sizes, while private colleges provide smaller class sizes to give students one-on-one attention, helping them get ahead both in and out of the classroom.


According to an article by MacLean's , there is a notable shift in employers’ attitudes toward accelerated learning. “If you go back and look at some of the surveys that were done, I don’t know, 20 years ago, where they would ask employers [their] view of an online degree, or even online coursework, the opinion was very negative,” says Brett Caraway, associate professor at the University of Toronto’s Institute of Communication, Culture, Information and Technology. “Over the last 20 years, the rate of technological change has advanced exponentially and changed that.”


Accelerated training programs are valuable to individuals who want to acquire the skills to dive into a new career path. Reeves College offers career training programs to individuals with no previous experience in the field, taught by industry-experienced instructors. In addition, most of our career training programs can be completed in less than a year so you can work in your desired field faster than with a university degree. Learn more about the programs we offer here.


“As a current Logistics and Supply Chain Management student I feel very satisfied with the effort everyone puts into the students success. My instructors are knowledgeable, personable, and caring. I am confident with the information and skills I have acquired so far.”- Jodee H., Logistics and Supply Chain Management Student.



Reeves College focuses on preparing graduates for careers in the business, healthcare, art and design, legal, and education industries from eight different campus locations across Alberta. All programs and courses are responsive and adaptive to changes within the job markets, so graduates learn the latest techniques required by employers in the field. The accelerated career training programs include courses with live lectures and hands-on, real-world experience.


"I applied with Reeves College and within two weeks I started my classes. I have gained valuable knowledge that I will take with me and apply in my career as a legal assistant," says Sherri S., Paralegal Program graduate.


Students develop the knowledge and skills they need to succeed by using the same tools and techniques they’ll apply in their fields. Many of our training programs also meet standards outlined by professional associations, governing ministries, licensing bodies, or industry training authorities.


Reeves College offers vocational training licensed under the Private Career Colleges Branch of Alberta Advanced Education. Find out more by visiting the Government of Alberta website.



Start working toward your career goals with continuous learning and flexibility so you can find work upon graduation. Apply now, to get started.