Skip navigation

Accelerated degree fast tracks your education

TCC can take you from here to anywhere. But did you know that you can get there even faster with the college’s Accelerated Degree Program (ADP).

The ADP enables students to earn their associate degrees in one year. Students can then fast-track their transfer to a four-year school to complete a bachelor’s degree because they enter the university as juniors.

Current ADP student Alyssa Tellez, 19, graduated from high school in 2021 and this July is earning her associate degree from TCC.

“My favorite thing about the program is how quick it was. There was no time to get bored with classes and I could fit college into my life and around family responsibilities,” she said.

Alyssa plans to continue her education toward a bachelor’s degree in psychology or sociology. She added, “If you want to get a degree with personal advising in a fast format, this is the program for you.”

The ADP is offered 100% online. Three ADP degrees are offered in the year-round, compressed format and include associate degrees in Business AdministrationGeneral Studies and Social Science.

The application deadline for Fall Semester is July 29, 2022 and information to apply can be found here.

Benefits of the ADP include:

*Complete an associate degree in just one year
*Save thousands by completing two years of college at TCC versus a four-year institution
*Receive personalized attention with low student-to-faculty ratios and regular academic advising
*Attain admission as a junior-level transfer student at most four-year colleges and universities
*Begin your bachelor’s program immediately upon completing the associate degree

The program is open to new high school graduates as well as adult learners, including military-related students, who meet certain academic requirements.

To receive more information about the program use this form. Help is also available through TCC’s Virtual Student Support Team at or by calling 757-822-1111.