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What is the difference between a degree and a diploma?
A DIPLOMA is a document, usually paper - not sheepskin. A DEGREE is an academic title conferred by an educational institution. A Diploma is usually received after a two or three year course. A degree is acheived from a university after completing at least a 4 year of full time courses and declaring a major and minor.
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Technically, a diploma is the piece of paper that says you have a degree; however, in the United States, when someone says "college diploma" they usually mean a bachelors degr…ee from a college or university. Technically, a "college diploma" could be any degree (associate's, masters or Phd.) but that's not how it's used. In Canada, a college diploma is a degree received from a two-year institution of higher learning while a bachelors degree is a degree earned from a four-year institution of higher learning. The difference is not limited to the time spent at the institution but can also include the salary differences and the level of a job position. This is not to say that one with a bachelors degree will earn more than one with a college diploma. There are many graduates from a college who are successful (success is not measured by wealth but what one accomplishes in life and the happiness of the individual).
the REAL answer . A diploma takes about 1.5 years of full-time study to complete. An associates degree takes about 2 years of full-time study to complete. So you're probab…ly thinking that you should just get the diploma because it takes less time to earn, right? WRONG. An associates degree is much, much more valuable than a diploma. There aren't a lot of career options for people with just a diploma. Get the associates degree and you won't regret it. \n. Answer . The higher the degree, the more doors that will be opened to you. Still, you can not judge a diploma solely on that bases. Its a matter of job requirements, and passion for what you want to do. Some diploma programs are very specialized and lead to rewarding careers. In addition, many have ladder programs leading to higher degrees in the same area. As three examples, Practical Nursing, Interpreters for the deaf, and Interpreters of Spoken Languages. There are many more. Check with your home county community college for more detail. Diploma vs. Degree is not always a question of better, its just a matter of being different, and does it satisfy your career goals and objectives.. Viper1
In my point of view, there is no difference between diploma and associate's degree, since they,both last in two years.. thanks. Asad Abulle
Not a big difference for me..Diploma holder studies three years in engineering.Degree holder studies four years..... By knowledge diplome holder equally competent after start…ed working in plants
Diploma is not a short term course. In govt institutions it takes 3years to complete whereas one more year is added to degree.And the course materials are the same in engineer…ing courses even the books reffered are of same author.The difference is degree is in more orderly taught than diploma and the students get more time to learn about the course.
Degree vs Diploma Both degree and diploma are awards conferred on to a person on the successful completion of an educational course. However, there are several differences b…etween both the terms and cannot be used interchangeably. The tenure of a degree course can be around 3-4 years based on the geographical location while one can complete a diploma within 1-2 years. A degree is generally conferred to a person by an accredited or recognized university whereas a diploma can be conferred to a person by any private educational or vocational institution or polytechnic. Also, the focus and aims of both the degree course and diploma course are different. A degree course emphasizes significance on academics. The curriculum is so structured that the person undergoing the course is provided overview of several subjects apart from one subject that the person may interested in exploring further for both career and academic interests. Typically, that one subject is called a 'major' or 'specialization' whereas other subjects are called minors or electives. For instance, if one is interested in pursuing a degree in accounting, the course will involve several other subjects that may come in use for a career in accounting such as mathematics, statistics, business etiquette and commercial law. The diploma, on the other hand, focuses on getting a person trained and qualified in a particular business or trade. The curriculum, while teaching the minimum required academic and theoretical knowledge, emphasizes more on how to handle on the job situations. Some of them even include a short stint of apprenticeships and on-the job training as part of the diploma course. Taking the same example as mentioned above, pursuing a diploma in accounting may involve training the person on book keeping. The curriculum will not involve subjects like business etiquette or statistics. While there are degree programs available for different and varied subjects, diplomas are most often available in subjects that are focused on a profession such as cooking, hotel management, nursing, basic carpentry and engineering skills and so on. Most universities have a mandate that candidates interested in pursuing a master's program should have completed a degree or 3-4 years of academic study. While a degree holder can easily get through this stipulation, diploma holders may find it difficult to resume academic study on the subject because of this condition. It is a thought that degrees and diplomas are not treated on par in the corporate world or the actual industry or trade '" that diplomas are considered inferior to degrees and having a diploma can be a show stopper for progress in career. However, some companies do not agree to this statement. Apart from educational qualifications, companies look at a multitude of factors during recruitment or promotion such as performance and attitude of the candidate. Having a degree or diploma may not affect the career of a person entering a lower rung of work but as one enters the management levels, having a degree can be a plus. WWW.LPU.IN .
The high school diploma indicates the completion of 12th grade. The next level would be undergraduate work, which can include an associates degree (a two year program of study… beyond high school), or a bachelors degree (four year program of study beyond high school). After completion of the bachelors degree (undergraduate), comes graduate work which includes the masters and doctoral levels).
The associates degree has a minimum credit requirement, which is mandated by the state. Typically, the degree can range from 60 to 64 credits, with some programs of study a bi…t more. The diploma is also a program of study, but does not meet the credit requirement of the degree. For example, a degree program for a registered nurse can take approximately 72 to 75 credits, while a diploma program as a licensed practical nurse can run approximately 33 to 40 credits.
For the source and more detailed information concerning this subject, click on the related links section (Types of Degrees and Certificates) indicated below this answer box. … The diploma does not meet the credit or course requirements of a degree. Typically, the diploma is shorter in duration and very career oriented with development of practical skills particular to a specific occupation.
A diploma program is specific and very career oriented to give an individual all the expertise in order to enter the workforce in a relatively shorter amount of time. One such… diploma program is a licensed practical nurse. However, the diploma does not typically meet the course and credit requirements of a degree.
A post degree diploma just means a diploma awarded after the completion of the first degree. This could include just about any program taken as a continuing educational pursui…t, typically after the first degree.
The diploma programs are shorter term as compared to the bachelor's degree and typically very career oriented to give students all the expertise necessary for entry level posi…tions immediately after completion. The diploma program does not meet the credit or curriculum requirements of the bachelor's degree because of its design and purpose. A bachelor's degree can take between 120 and 128 credits to complete where a diploma program may take 33 plus credits.
The diploma is typically shorter in length (although no always), and does not meet the credit, and/or course requirements of the degree. This is due to the absence of many gen…eral education courses such as humanities, social sciences, some English courses etc. Thus, the diploma is a more career oriented program.
Honours degree is really still classified as undergraduate studies as you are completing your degree, but with higher merit than a regular undergraduate degree. Whereas a post…graduate diploma is postgraduate studies and you dont have to do a research project if you dont want. I assume you have to graduate before completing the latter
What is the difference between Associates of Arts, Associates of Science, and Associates of Applied Science? Associate degrees fall into three main areas. . Associates of …Arts (AA) . Associates of Science (AS) . Associates of Applied Science (AAS) Each of the above degrees is designed to be completed after two years of study as a full-time student and provided the student takes the degree as prescribed by the college. In addition, most every community college requires that every incoming student be placement tested before they register for their first semester (unless they fall into an exemption category). This test is not an admissions test and has no bearing on a student's acceptance to the college. In fact, most students have already been accepted to the school before they take the test. It is not a test that is passed or failed, but simply to determine whether an individual needs to take some refresher courses before entering college level coursework. This is to ensure the student has the appropriate basic skills to succeed at the college level. The test is broken down into four parts; two parts English and two parts mathematics. The English includes grammar (sentence sense), and reading comprehension. The math includes computation (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, decimals, fractions, square roots, and percentages), and the equivalent of a high school algebra I. If the student scores low in any these areas, then they will be required to enroll in the indicated remedial course/s starting with their first semester . Thus, the two year degree plan may turn into a two and a half year, or possibly a three year plan depending on how much remedial work is needed. To limit this time, students have the option to enroll in summer session courses. Now let us look at the inherent differences between the degrees: Associates of Arts (AA) The Associates of arts is really designed as a fully transferable degree to a four year college or university for those pursing a Bachelors degree. It serves to complete most of the four year institutions general education cluster area, which amounts to the first two years of a four year program. It also serves to complete any perquisite courses needed for the four year institutions curriculum major and minor requirements. Students are admitted to Junior level status provided they have completed the matching associate's level degree. In other words, Business AA to Business BA, Engineering AS, to Engineering AS etc. Thus, within this degree students will be required to have a well rounded educational foundation to include, English literature, history, social science, laboratory science, humanities, math, communications, etc. These courses are in addition to the student's major field of study. Associates of Science (AS) Within the AS degrees a student will notice there are less general education requirements, and more career oriented course work. You will find this in curriculums to include, Nursing, Engineering, some Computer Science and Allied Heath fields. Still, these programs should be fully transferable to four year institutions provided the degree matches that of the four year college or university's program of study, as mentioned above under AA degrees. Associates in Applied Science (AAS) The AAS degrees are very career oriented and designed to give the student all the expertise needed for entry level positions upon completion of the degree. Therefore, the student will notice most of the AAS degree is made up of professional phase courses particular to a specific field, and a very limited number of general education courses. This has promoted the myth, that all AAS degrees are not transferable to four year colleges and universities. I will admit, as the degree was originally designed; transferability was not the original intent of this type of degree. Therefore many AAS degree fields of study did not transfer to four year institutions very well. In fact, in some categories it was almost like starting over. Today this is not so. Community Colleges today have what is known as Joint Admissions or Dual Admissions articulations with four year institutions, where if the student completes the agreed upon program of study successfully, the four year institution will take the degree full faith in credit and grant the student Junior level status. This includes AAS degrees. However, it is strongly recommended that a student who is seeking to transfer to a four year institution at a later date, make an appointment with a Transfer Counselor at the Community College for the pros and cons of AAS transfer as well as more detailed information. Certificate and diploma programs taken through a college or university do not meet the course or credit requirements of a degree and are typically shorter in length. The certificate - in many cases - can be taken to enhance an already existing degree specific to an occupational area. The diploma is usually more intense, longer in duration, and requires a greater number of courses and credit requirements. For example, a diploma program for a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse. Still, the certificate and diploma programs - do not have the recognition of a degree, but they do have a specific purpose and scope.
Degree vs Diploma Both degree and diploma are awards conferred on to a person on the successful completion of an educational course.
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