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Top Diploma Programs in General Studies

Typically diploma programs require one to two years to complete at an institution of higher learning and require a high school diploma or GED for entrance. A diploma may increase job prospects and further educational opportunities for individuals.

What is a diploma in general studies? Courses in these programs tend to have an interdisciplinary approach that is broad in subject matter. Subjects can include literature, mathematics, music and art, social sciences, computer sciences and physical sciences. These diploma programs are often a stepping stone to save money for higher degree programs at larger universities.

Logic and creative thinking skills can improve career prospects, life goals and business relationships. Academic writing skills can further educational and career goals and improve overall writing abilities.

How many hours of coursework is selected will affect the price paid each semester. Overall cost can be researched on most institution’s websites or by calling the admissions or enrollment office of the school.

A diploma in general studies often leads to further education opportunities. Many students go on to work as educators, office administrators, health promotion specialists, electronic commerce managers and human services specialists. These programs sometimes can be transferred and used towards a bachelor’s degree, law degree, business degree and medical school. A variety of industries hire graduates, including entertainment, media, government, law enforcement, sports, recreation and nonprofits. Diploma holders can become managers, police officers, administrative assistants, medical assistants, office managers, office assistants, dental assistants, medical receptionists, human resources specialists, assistant social workers, emergency medical technicians, inventory control specialists, loan officers, pharmacy technicians and production supervisors. Some jobs may require additional specializations or licensure.

Classes for a diploma in general studies may be offered on a full-time or part-time basis online or on a campus. To start, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

 

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Portsmouth College

These ‘vocational’ qualifications tend to be more practical and make use of continuous ‘coursework style’ assessment, but BTEC assessment does now include some examinatio ... [+]

Level 3 BTEC Courses These ‘vocational’ qualifications tend to be more practical and make use of continuous ‘coursework style’ assessment, but BTEC assessment does now include some examinations. We recommend the BTEC or combined route for students with a less strong GCSE profile e.g. C grades and one or two Bs. It is possible (but not compulsory) to combine BTEC qualifications with AS/A levels.

General entry requirements

Five GCSEs at grades A*-C, one of which would normally be the English Language. If you wish to include a Level 2 BTEC or OCR National qualification as part of this entry requirement you will need to have achieved a Merit grade or higher. Level 2 BTEC Courses These ‘vocational’ qualifications tend to be more practical and make use of continuous coursework style’ assessment. It is common to combine Level 2 BTEC qualifications with one or more GCSE courses. ... [-]
United Kingdom Portsmouth
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Leysin American School

Diploma Years students grow in maturity and are treated as young adults. Dorm staff, teachers, and faculty families assist in this “growing up” process. Students have a v ... [+]

University counseling

During these years, students map out their future course of study. Most students enroll in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, creating a strong learning environment for all during these important final high school years.

In Grade 11, students periodically meet with the university counselors. They are given advice on their university options, tested for aptitude and preference and are helped with the application process by three specialized staff members. Students in grades 11 and 12 will also be able to attend presentations from over 100 universities on campus and at major university fairs nearby.

Becoming a young adult

Diploma Years students show greater maturity, and, in return, are treated as young adults. Dorm staff, teachers, and faculty family assist in this “growing up” process. In addition to the available sports teams, arts and drama, weekend excursions and activities, Diploma Years students have weekend options, as they are able to travel out of Leysin, subject to parental permission and good academic standing.... [-]

Switzerland Leysin
August 2019
Full-time
2 - 4 semesters
Campus
Spark Training and Development

No need to travel to Britain to obtain your Diploma …. As you can register now in Cambridge International College self-study programmes through SPARK For Training and Dev ... [+]

Program Overview

No need to travel to Britain to obtain your Diploma …. As you can register now in Cambridge International College self-study programmes through SPARK For Training and Development. You can also enjoy our reasonable fees through flexible installments. The fees include all the study materials.

Why SPARK?

For the first time, you can study in either Arabic or English. You have the flexibility to register at any time in the year.

Duration:

Maximum 12 months.

Mode of Study:

Self-Study where no classes no attendance but under Spark Supervision support.

Certificates:

Certificates are awarded after successfully passing the exams. ... [-]

Egypt Giza
September 2019
Full-time
12 months
Campus
Olympic College

International students can finish high school and earn transferable university credit at the same time. Students can take classes that count for both the high school dip ... [+]

High School Diploma Program for International Students Please check out our e-brochure!

Olympic College is a two-year public college in Washington State that offers more than 70 different degrees and certificates in academic transfer and professional-technical programs. The campus in Bremerton is located on a 33-acre site framed by views of the Olympic Mountains, Mt. Rainier, saltwater inlets, and the Cascade Mountains.

International students can finish high school and earn transferable university credit at the same time. Students can take classes that count for both the high school diploma and their associate degree complete in less time and save money.

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USA Bremerton
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
United International Business Schools

This program is a top-up program that allows students to transfer more than 120 credits earned from other institutions and earn only the remaining number of credits to re ... [+]

This program is a top-up program that allows students to transfer more than 120 credits earned from other institutions and earn only the remaining number of credits to reach 180, the equivalent of a Bachelor degree, with a minimum of 30 in Pre-Master leveling courses in order to qualify for admission in our graduate programs. Refer to the graduate admission requirements for further details.

Duration

Depending on the number of credits attempted per quarter, the course selection and the course planning, full-time students may, for example, earn a Bachelor degree in either 3 academic years of 3 quarters each, for a total of 9 quarters of 20 credits each; or in 4 academic years of 3 quarters each, for a total of 12 quarters of 15 credits each. Earning credits during the summer quarter will speed up the studies.... [-]

Belgium Antwerp Spain Barcelona Brussels Madrid Japan Tokyo Switzerland Zürich Lausanne Netherlands Amsterdam Italy Milan Geneva  + 12 More
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
Campus
South Cheshire College

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diplomas are the equivalent of 3 A-Levels and carry university entry points so students are able to apply to higher education courses just as if the ... [+]

Level 3 Extended Diploma Courses at South Cheshire and West College

Extended Diploma courses have been designed in partnership with universities, employers and professional organisations, allowing students to develop skills for their future studies and employment.

The College is committed to academic excellence and our success rates are always above the national average. Once again our Level 3 BTEC results were excellent and we announced a 99.6% pass rate. At the state of the art campuses at Crewe, Ellesmere Port and Chester and a dedicated international office, students get all the support they need to settle in quickly and feel comfortable.

The Diploma Route to University!

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diplomas are the equivalent of 3 A-Levels and carry university entry points so students are able to apply to higher education courses just as if they were taking A-Levels.... [-]

United Kingdom Crewe Chester
August 2019
Full-time
Part-time
Campus