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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I’m working full-time. Can I still fit Career Quest into my schedule?

A: Yes! Most of our students are working adults who want a new or better career. There are many different programs at Career Quest – with classes offered during the day and night, all geared towards busy adults.

Q: I don’t know if I can afford to take any classes right now.

A: Career Quest programs are concentrated and range from 3-week programs to 14-month long associate degree programs, making them more affordable than many college programs. Most of our students receive some type of financial aid, including loans. Our financial aid officers will talk with you about your specific situation.

Q: Will I qualify to enroll in the programs? I haven't taken college courses before.

A: Our Admissions Representatives can help identify a program that meets your current educational level and prepares you to move to the next level so that you can advance in a career and get on a path to success. 

Q: Can I take my classes online?

A: Yes.  Some courses within our associate degree programs are available online.

Q: How long do I have to wait to start a new class - when is the next enrollment?

A: An admissions representative can tell you when your specific program will start next.

Q: Is there a bus to campus?

A: Yes, our campuses are on or very near accessible public transportation.

Q: I don’t know if I can make it to class every day because of day care or transportation needs – can I still enroll?

A: Class attendance is essential to graduating from a program but there is help. Career Quest offers Student Services to help those who need connections to transportation or daycare. Programs are concentrated and every class is full of learning.

Q: What do programs cost?

A: Each program is different. Please see our Tuition page for more details.

Q: Will I have to pay to take my certification test when I’m done with the program?

A: Certification test fees are included in the course and program fees. Career Quest offers certification tests at convenient times on its campus so that students don’t have to find a test center.

Q: How much money can I expect to make after finishing my program?

A: The salary range for jobs varies by program and changes as the market changes. However, our Career Center can provide historical pay scale ranges for the jobs you would be qualified to hold after completing programs and becoming certified (where applicable).


“I am a completely different person than when I started my program. I have so much more confidence now. I really think I can do anything if I put my mind to it. Before I started here, I wasn’t very happy with my life. Now I’m smiling all the time.” 


“I was working in a factory for 13 years when I got laid off. I needed to do something totally different and I started at Career Quest. Now I’m teaching here. I love it. “