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A major or field of study is an academic discipline. Examples include "Biology" or "Civil Engineering". It is a more general term than "program", since a program is a specific offering at a specific institution.
A program is a series or combination of courses covering related skills or topics. It can take several months or years to complete. It usually ends with a credential such as a degree, diploma, or certificate.
• Search for non-credit continuing education courses and programs.
• Find information about online learning at Minnesota State.
Certifications are exams that test your skills or knowledge. They are tied to occupations or industries.
Short-term training is a program or course that lasts one year or less. To search for longer-term education, use another tab above (e.g., "Programs"). Learn more about short-term training.
A course is one of a series of lessons or class meetings that may be part of an education program. It usually includes regularly scheduled class sessions.
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An apprenticeship is an employer's formal training program combining on-the-job learning with technical instruction for a specific trade. This tool lists registered apprenticeships. Learn more about registered apprenticeship and about youth apprenticeship.
Adult Basic Education (ABE) programs provide free education to students ages 16 and over who are not enrolled in school and who want to improve their basic skills including reading, writing, and math.