How to Get an Associate Degree Online with Partner Colleges

How to Get an Associate Degree Online with Partner Colleges
Beth Dumbauld

Earning an associate degree is a great goal if you’re interested in changing careers, moving up in your current career, or want to move on to a bachelor’s degree. StraighterLine has partnered with Brookhaven College and the Dallas County Community College District to deliver two fully-accredited, fully-online associate degree programs. If you’ve wanted to know how to get an associate degree online in less time and with fewer student loans, this new partnership may be the perfect fit for you!

It’s Easy to Get an Associate Degree Online

It’s simple is it to get started on your associate degree. Follow these easy steps:

  1. Apply now online
  2. Decide which degree program you want to pursue – business or criminal justice
  3. Start your Brookhaven College Associate degree program

That’s it! While enrollment in many associate degree programs may be that easy, what sets this program apart from other accredited online associate degree programs is that you can apply for financial aid through the U.S. Department of Education using Educational Quality through Innovation Partnerships (EQUIP) program.

What is EQUIP and how does it work? This program allows economically-challenged students to use innovative means to pursue their education. This unique partnership is one of only a few chosen by the U.S Department of Education which allows students – for the first time – to use federal financial aid for courses taken through nontraditional providers, like StraighterLine.

Earn an Online Associate in Business Degree Through Brookhaven College

Whether you’re starting a career in business, chasing a promotion, or planning on getting a bachelor’s degree, begin your journey by getting an Associate of Science within the Business field of study. Through StraighterLine’s partnership with Brookhaven, you’ll take up to 33 general education credit hours (12 courses) through StraighterLine’s affordable and self-paced online platform. Brookhaven will supply the business courses to round out your degree—and all courses are accredited and transferrable to a four-year college or university.

For more detailed information about the business degree option, visit the StraighterLine-Brookhaven site.

Start A Law Enforcement Career by Earning Your Online Associates Degree

If you’re interested in working in law enforcement, the perfect way to start is by earning your online associate of art degree in criminal justice. Again, you’ll be able to take up to 33 credit hours (12 courses) to fulfill your general education requirements, and take the criminal justice courses through Brookhaven, whose programs are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and are transferrable to four-year colleges and universities.

For more detailed information about the criminal justice degree option, check out the StraighterLine-Brookhaven criminal justice program website.

It’s easier now than ever to quickly earn your online associate degree to boost yourself up the career ladder, change career paths, or continue your education to a bachelor’s degree. Through our innovative EQUIP partnership with Brookhaven College and the Dallas County Community College District, your dream of earning a college degree can come true sooner rather than later.

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