What is a Diploma?
A diploma is a higher education program that provides advanced knowledge and practical skills learning in a specific career field. Diploma programs usually last for one- to two years. Community colleges, technical schools and some universities offer diploma programs for a diverse range of students. Working professionals returning to post-secondary education may want to pursue a diploma to enhance their career prospects. Recent secondary school graduates may choose a diploma as their ticket to an entry-level position in their field, or as a smooth transition into continued higher education study.
What are the benefits of taking a Diploma?
There are a number of distinct benefits to obtaining a diploma. Employers seek out diploma-holders for their demonstrated knowledge and understanding of their field. Students can decide during the course of the diploma program if they would prefer to start working right away upon graduation, or if they would like to try and transfer the credits they earn in a diploma program to a longer-term degree.
What do we study in a Diploma?
There are diploma programs in most academic fields across all disciplines, from the Arts to Business, the Humanities to Technology, the Natural Sciences to Social Sciences and more. Within the discipline, there are highly specific diploma programs, designed to prepare the student for a job in that field. For example, one may choose to get a Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Education, an International Advanced Diploma in Business Management or a Two-Year Diploma in Hotel and Tourism Management. There are different types of diplomas – diploma, advanced diploma, graduate diploma and postgraduate diploma. The difference has to do with the pre-requisites for study.
What kind of career improvement can you expect with a Diploma?
Graduates from diploma programs can expect to see their career prospects improve almost immediately. This is because employers recognize that graduates with a diploma are more professionally familiar with the key skills, knowledge and ideas that are critical to that industry. Even students with many years of experience in their field can benefit from a diploma, as it proves that the holder is familiar with the most up-to-date methods and techniques in their field.
How much does it cost to take a Diploma?
The cost of obtaining a diploma will vary widely from one school to the other, and depending on the program. Diplomas also vary in their duration, which can also contribute to differences in tuition cost. It is helpful to check with the school offering the diploma program of interest to get more information about the price of diploma study. The school may also be able to provide information about financial assistance, if available. It is possible to contact the school of choice directly using the web form on the program page on this website.
Why take a Diploma program Online?
Ideally suited to those who are working full time, have other scheduling commitments or area living far away from the campus where they wish to obtain their diploma, online diploma programs are an excellent option. Using e-learning technology, students will follow a planned curriculum to study for their diploma online. Teachers can communicate more directly with their students, and also encourage class discussions using forums. After passing a diploma program online, graduates are awarded with the same degree as on-campus or full-time diploma students.
The HND in Computer Game Animation at LCCA is designed to provide specialist work-related qualifications in a range of sectors. It also provides career development opportunities within the film industry. [+]
Unicaf University offers in association with a British Awarding Body a Level 6 Diploma in Accounting and Financial Management which is equivalent to a Bachelor degree and has been designed to provide you with core knowledge in key areas to ensure that you have the skills to go on to complete the ACCA Professional Accounting qualification. This programme covers all aspects of accounting, providing excellent preparation for a professional qualification. [+]
The Computer-Aided Design and Drafting Specialist diploma program teaches students computer-aided design (CAD) application for architecture, engineering, construction, civil infrastructure, and product design. [+]
Supply Chain Management deals with the logistics of the flow of goods and services from suppliers to consumers. [+]
Starting from the basics of wrapping cables and placing mics, this course will take you in depth into all aspects of audio engineering and studio-based music production. With 24/7 studio access and mentorship from industry pros, you will have the opportunity to grow your technical and interpersonal skills through practical learning in real studios, working with real artists and bands. [+]
This diploma program readies students for all aspects of hotel operations by focusing on the key functioning centers – hotel operations, concierge, conference management, event planning, and wedding services. Broad credentials for those wanting to enter the hospitality industry or advance a career. Learn to manage a rooms division of a hotel, how to provide high-level guest services, how to run conferences and events, and how to plan and execute from a supervisory level down to planning every minutiae of events and weddings. To earn a diploma, students must earn certificates in four specific areas of study. WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE OR PICK THIS INDUSTRY? Understanding of the many disciplines in hotel management is essential for any hospitality professional who aspires to executive management ranks. This is a valued and respected credential from TISOH. [+]
This course is for 16-18 year olds with little, or no, previous experience of Art and Design but want to start progressing towards a future career in the Creative sector. You will develop a range of vocational skills in an exciting range of subject areas, [+]
Interpretation, no longer an RPG where the given circumstances accept as real. The text that a writer writes, as own words. Words that we feel connected emotionally, and we tinting, color and feel, in order to excite, amuse or to reflect the viewer. [+]
This diploma of higher education encompasses a wide range of fascinating disciplines including art history, classical studies, creative writing, English language, French, German, history, literature, music, philosophy, religious studies and Spanish. As you work through the course, you’ll develop your cultural literacy and deepen your understanding of the past – while sharpening your critical awareness refining the skills of debate and analysis that are highly valued by employers... [+]
This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent as a manager in any hospitality functional area. This individual would possess a sound theoretical knowledge base and be able to use a range of specialised, technical or managerial competencies to plan, carry out and evaluate their own work and/or the work of their team. Work would be undertaken in various hospitality settings, such as restaurants, hotels, catering operations, motels, clubs, pubs, cafes and coffee shops. [+]
Optima’s Diploma in Management has been designed to stand as a qualification on its own and also as a pathway to obtaining a Degree. This programme provides students with prerequisite knowledge and pragmatic skills needed in building a career in Business at a Managerial level. [+]
This program is designed for students looking for a business career in Canada. The coursework lays an excellent foundation for further studies, and the nine months (720 hours) Co-op provides valuable business work experience as well as contributes to immigration points. [+]
The Academy teaches clothing-design. Throughout the program, emphasis is laid on the development of the students creative capacities, by giving them an artistic and visual sense of routine in the creative process combined with a solid and thorough foundation in the different areas of the craft. [+]
Hong Kong is an international fashion business centre. Many international fashion enterprises have regional offices in Hong Kong. Renowned international fashion brands have also been developing their markets in Hong Kong and China in recent years. [+]
The Space Designer is a full-time job. The student participates in the design and implementation of architectural and public spaces. It must take into account the request of his client, and must have a strong arts culture, with great creativity. [+]