Fast Track

Put your education on the fast track.

Harper College has a unique, future-focused program for you to reach your goals faster. Harper is accredited by Higher Learning Commission. Fast Track classes are designed for you:

  • Pre-selected and pre-scheduled, allowing for more independent work
  • Primarily offered in 5- to 8-week lengths, accelerating your learning
  • Guaranteed with a consistent day/time simplified schedule
  • Conveniently held classes between 6 pm - 10 pm at the Harper Professional Center (HPC) in Schaumburg or at the main Palatine campus. NOTE:  Spring 2021 classes will be online to protect our students, faculty, and staff in response to COVID-19 pandemic. 
  • Offered in a cohort format, allowing for peer support and progress
  • Limited in size, allowing for personalized interactions with your instructor

Go forward even faster by inquiring about getting credit for your prior college or work experience.

Fast Track Degree Programs

Earn a certificate on the way to your degree.

Fast Track Certificate Programs

Each certificate program can be completed in about 1 year.

Learn more at the next info session or schedule your personal appointment.

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Services to Help You Succeed

Take advantage of the many benefits and services offered to Harper College students:

Transfer to Complete Your Bachelor's

Harper partners with colleges and universities that offer nontraditional, online programs, and/or on-campus adult-friendly degree completion programs to allow you to transfer quickly and complete your bachelor's degree. Specific transfer agreements with Fast Track's AAS: BA degree are listed hereCollege and university representatives are available to answer your questions. Degree requirements vary by school. This includes programs at Harper’s University Center.

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Fast Track Office

Hours:  Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

            Tuesday and Thursday: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.

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