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5 Good Reasons to Take an Online Program This Summer

Published: June 12, 2018

Is there an online program you’ve had your eye on, but you can’t seem to find the right time to enroll? Summer just might be the right time of year for you.

Here are 5 reasons you should take an online program this summer:


The Days Are Longer

Sure, there are always 24 hours in a day, but thanks to more hours of sunshine, the days feel longer in the summer months. You might find that it’s easier to get up early or stay up a little later with that extra daylight, so take advantage of it to get school work done. A huge benefit of online courses is that you can do them on your own schedule. Could you get coursework done before your workday begins or after the kids go to bed?


You Have Fewer Commitments With Your Kids

Do you spend the school year constantly on the go with your kids? If you always have to juggle their schedule, it can be hard to make time for your own. But in the summer, maybe they have fewer extracurriculars or maybe you can get some extra help from a partner or a parent. You can use some of the time you usually spend getting the kids from place to place to focus on an online program that might help you build a career.


You Can Use Classwork to Fill in Downtime from Work


If you have a job that slows down and reduces your hours in the summer months, use that time off to be productive. Especially when you want to advance in your field or get training to enter a new one, it can be smart to enroll in an online program. And you can do the coursework during times when you would typically be at work; that way your schedule can stay fairly consistent. You can work on your education without it interfering too much in your personal life. But even if you continue to work full-time, it is possible to manage your job and an online program.


It Can Set You Up for a Fresh Start in the New Year

Online programs vary in length, but some can be completed in as few as five months. That means that, for those shorter programs, you could finish them just in time for the New Year! Think of how awesome it’ll feel when you end this year on a high note as you complete an online certificate program. You’ll be ready to start the New Year h2 as you prepare to advance in your current field or find a new job in a new industry like healthcare, business, information technology, or the trades.


You Can Enjoy Summer Weather and Work on Your Education

You’ve waited all year for weather like this, so get outside and enjoy it! While you take some time for yourself in that fresh air and sunny weather at the park or on your patio, you can bring your laptop or tablet along and get your schoolwork done. Online courses typically let you do the work anytime, anywhere, so make the most of that freedom and flexibility. Just because you’re in school for the summer doesn’t mean you have to be cooped up inside!

Are you ready to do something good for your future this summer and start an online program? Contact Charter College today to learn about the programs we offer in healthcare, business, information technology, and the trades.