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 Accelerated Learning FAQs

Accelerated Learning FAQs

  1. What is accelerated learning?
  2. Will I learn the same thing in an accelerated class and a traditional class?
  3. What type of student is best suited for accelerated classes?
  4. Are assignments for accelerated class different?
  5. What are some examples of accelerated instruction?
  6. How do I register for an accelerated class?
  7. Who can I contact for more information?

Q. What is Accelerated Learning? top
A. Accelerated classes use special instructional techniques chosen for their ability to help students learn and retain large amounts of information. Students do much of their learning on their own, often on the job, so that required classroom time is shortened.

Q. Will I learn the same things in an accelerated class and a traditional class? top
A. The competencies learned in accelerated classes are exactly the same as those learned in traditional classes.

Q. What type of student is best suited for accelerated classes? top
A. Accelerated classes require highly motivated students. Students in accelerated classes should be in the workforce so they will have work and life experience to bring to the class.

Q. Are assignments for accelerated classes different? top
A. Accelerated classes will require reading and an assignment to be completed before the first class. You will need to purchase books at the NWTC bookstore. Assignment packets will be mailed to you prior to the first class.

Q. What are some examples of accelerated instruction? top
A. In a traditional class, students might learn how to prepare a nutritious menu for young children by listening to a lecture on the subject, and then taking a quiz about it. In an accelerated class, students might divide into planning groups, survey information provided, and actually write appropriate menus. Research tells us that the second method will produce students who are much more likely to retain the new information and skills.

Q. How do I register for an accelerated class? top
A. Registering for an accelerated class is the same as registering for any other class - Phone-In, Online, walk-in, and mail-in.

Q. Who can I contact for more information? top
A. For more information, contact Enrollment Services, 888-385-6982 or toll free (800) 422-NWTC, ext 6872.