The Difference Between a Certification, a Certificate, a Diploma and an Associate’s Degree

July 09, 2021

Looking for new training opportunities but you aren’t sure which type of education would suit your needs best? Confused about the different types of education that are being offered and not sure what their differences are? Depending on whether you are looking to get into a new area of study or whether you want to advance your career by adding other credentials, all four options below can be useful. Check out the infographic below to see the differences between a Certification, a Certificate, a Diploma and an Associate’s Degree.

The difference chart

Depending on your needs, a certification, a certificate, a diploma, or an associate’s degree are all valuable education choices. Visit our blog for a more detailed explanation of Certificate vs Certification and Diploma vs Associate Degree.

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Submitted by Mohammad Mehraban (not verified) on Thu, 10/07/2021 - 06:15

I'm currently taking the online electronics technician program from GBC. After completing the online program is it possible to get the electronic technician diploma? How else is required in addition to the online certificate to get the diploma? Can you please explain the steps and the process? Thank you very much.

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