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What is the difference between Certificate and Associate Degree?

Asked by B. Wright, Last updated: Feb 13, 2020

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A. Cook

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A. Cook, English Professor, M.A, Ph.D, Kentucky

Answered Jun 24, 2019

A certificate and an associate degree are two awards that are given after someone has completed the program or set or work related to learning about something or taking classes. However, there is a big difference between receiving a certificate and an associate’s degree. For the most part, the associate’s degree is worth a lot more than a certificate.

A certificate and an associate degree are two awards that are given after someone has completed the
Usually in order for someone to receive their associate’s degree, they attended college for at least two years and completed the word. A certificate usually takes a lot less time. It is common for a certificate to only take a few weeks or even a few months in order to successfully complete the few classes or courses that are needed to finish to get the certificate.

 

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