The question was posted while in the process of creating our homepage in IDEA’s FitnessConnect with the assumption that it would be in a FAQ’s section on our page. Our apologies and we have requested admin to remove it as it did not end up where we intended.
Paul, thank you for the warm welcome and Ariadne you are correct, there is no comparison to taking a course at college, let alone completing an entire college level program taught by highly qualified professors who have actual degrees in the field compared to the typical certifications that are out there.
I have flagged this question because it seems not to be a question, but an ad for your community college. This forum is meant to stimulate discussion of issues, and share advice, information, and ideas, not to be a clearinghouse of things to buy.
I think there are more appropriate places to make known the programs you have to offer. And hopefully anyone interested in ANY academic program will not consider ads from the institution itself, but will look at independent rankings of top schools and ratings from students. The question is not what a school says about itself, or how cheap it is, but what people in the business to know and independent to those places have to say, and more than that, what school offers the best programs in what one wants to study in the price range one can afford, with aid available, and at the best level one can get into.
(And while a two year degree is perfectly fine for some fitness careers comparing a degree to a certification is a false equivalency).
Was that a legitimate question by someone or was that a shameless plug?
In-State tuition price per unit is only $46 dollars plus there are many opportunities for grants, scholarships and financial aid.