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Fast Track

Harper is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, providing a quality education

Put Your Education on the Fast Track

Harper College has a unique, future-focused program for you to reach your goals faster. Learn more by attending an info session or contacting us for an individual appointment.

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
  • One class at a time, guaranteed with a consistent day/time 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
  • Get credit for your prior college or work experience. Transfer credit, advanced placement and military service are some ways to move forward faster to achieve your goals.

Fast Track Degree Programs

A career certificate is earned in the first year of the degree program.

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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