I am excited to report that several undergraduate certificate and diploma programs
are ready to launch at Trident. The inclusion of shorter programs that add value and immediate career relevance to longer degree programs is one of the ways in which our institution is ensuring that students maximize the utilization of college-level education and training. Other avenues include altering the structure of degree programs and increasing transfer of credit for prior learning, both of which have been implemented in Trident’s bachelors degrees. Aligned with the same goal, we have also launched an Associate of Science in Professional Studies
. Students entering this program will have already earned a professional certificate or diploma, completed academic courses, or military or corporate experience equivalent to 15 semester hours of college credit. We are thus adding new dimensions to our commitment to flexibility in a structured learning environment and answering short-term and long-term students’ goals.