Why You Should Consider An Accelerated Program

Why You Should Consider an Accelerated ProgramHave you been thinking about furthering your education but aren’t sure what type of program suits the needs of your lifestyle? Are you wanting to avoid spending four to six years taking classes you don’t need at a traditional school? Attending an accelerated healthcare training program may be a great fit if this sounds like you. 

Read on to learn more about why you should consider advancing your education with one of United Career Institute’s accelerated programs. 

What Are The Benefits Of Accelerated Programs?

Choosing a school with accelerated training programs can prepare you for a successful education and professional career. In one of United Career Institute’s fast-track programs, you can expect to gain the knowledge and skills you need to start your career in less time than at a traditional college. 

Time Spent in School

Students who choose an accelerated training program can expect to complete their education faster without spending four to six years taking courses that don’t apply to their program of interest. At United Career Institute, students can expect to earn their degree or diploma and be prepared to start their new career in two years or less. 

Industry-Specific Learning

Students who enroll in our accelerated programs also have the advantage of taking industry-specific courses for their desired career fields. This means our students will spend their education learning the exact skills and knowledge to perform well in their future careers. 

How Can An Accelerated Program Help You?

Attending an accelerated healthcare training program can not only help you start your career quicker, but it can also help set you apart from your competition in the workforce. By gaining hands-on experience through clinical experiences and an externship, then being prepared to sit for industry-specific certification* exams, you show potential employers that you have the skills and ability to apply them in your career.

Earn Industry Certifications

At United Career Institute, we know that it is important for students not only to learn the skills they need but also to be able to perform them in the workplace. Earning a National Healthcareer Association (NHA) certification* shows employers that you have been evaluated by a third-party organization and are up to date on knowledge in your career field. Our healthcare programs are designed to prepare you to sit for industry-specific NHA certification* exams.

Our Practical Nursing diploma program will also prepare students to sit for the NCLEX-PN~ exam.

Gain Hands-On Experience

Another way that attending an accelerated program can set you apart from the crowd is by applying your skills and knowledge in hands-on settings, including clinicals and an externship. At United Career Institute, our students have the opportunity to attend lab and clinical rotations where they apply the skills they have learned in lectures to a hands-on environment. Toward the end of their programs, our career management team will assist in pairing students with a local healthcare facility to complete an externship, where they will work in the field, gaining valuable experience. 

United Career Institute Has An Accelerated Program For You!

Have you made the decision to pursue an accelerated degree or diploma program? If so, United Career Institute can help you find the right program to help you achieve your career goals! We offer residential and online programs to fit your needs and busy schedules. 


Do you benefit most from face-to-face learning with instructors? If this sounds like you, then attending one of our residential programs may be a good option. In our residential programs, you will complete lecture classes and lab components at our United Career Institute campus in Irwin, Pennsylvania, then complete clinical rotations and an externship at local healthcare facilities. 

Programs at our Irwin campus include Practical Nursing, Medical Assisting, Medical Billing/Administration, and Phlebotomy.


Do you live a busy life, balancing work schedules, family responsibilities, and more? Our online programs could be a great option for you. You’ll complete your lecture classes in a virtual setting, then attend several weekend clinical days throughout your program at our UCI campus in Irwin, Pennsylvania. You will complete an externship at a local healthcare facility toward the end of your program. Students in our online programs can expect personalized support from instructors and our career management team to help them succeed.

Our online programs include Online Medical Assisting and Online Medical Billing/Administration.

Start The Path To A Better Future at United Career Institute!

Making the decision to further your education can be intimidating, but United Career Institute is here to help you navigate the many options. Get started on the path to your new future today by contacting our admissions team at 724-515-2440 or Requesting Information!

*Certification is contingent upon passing the corresponding industry certification exam. 

~Passing the NCLEX-PN exam is required to become a Practical Nurse.