Competency-Based Education

​Take a moment to imagine a college classroom where you get credit for what you already know.​​​

A college classroom where you can apply your existing knowledge — like what you’ve gained through life experiences in the workplace — to demonstrate mastery of a skill.

Can you picture that?

OK, good! Now add to your vision the ability to gain additional college credit in this classroom by mastering new skills. You can learn these new skills at your own pace, and all the material is personalized for you.

Sound nice? We think so too. And lucky for you, this classroom already exists, online, with instruction that is competency-based. You start when you want, test when you are ready and study only what you need!

What Is CBE?

Short for “competency-based education,” CBE is a type of learning that is highly personalized and allows you to progress at your own pace. You earn college credit through mastering skills and completing “assessments” that give you credit for things you've previously mastered in your life.
CBE is very popular among adult learners who know that street smarts are just as important as book smarts. It's one thing to have knowledge, but it’s an entirely different ball game when you've actually mastered a skill. It makes you more marketable to employers and helps build self-confidence.

Introducing Competency-Based Education

Competency-based instruction, offered 100 percent online, is available through the Fast Track Supervisor certificate and Fast Track Retail Management certificate programs.


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