Individualized Professional Studies

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Program Overview

Our Individualized Professional Studies (IPS) associate degree programs were developed in consultation with leadership from the corporate world, the nonprofit sector, and educational institutions.

These leaders helped shape the IPS curriculum. They agree that degree programs designed for busy, working adults are needed by the American workforce. Their direction validated the credibility of the IPS A.S. and A.A.S. degree paths.

As a student in an IPS degree program, you can use previously earned college credits and earn college credit for the knowledge and skills you've gained through your work and life experiences. Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) allows you to save time and money earning your degree.

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Why Major in Individualized Professional Studies at Inver Hills?

Save time and money via Credit for Prior Learning (CPL).

Your knowledge and experience are valuable and could translate as college credit. Find out how by completing the Personal Prior Learning Survey. Estimated time to complete: 15 minutes or less. You’ll be a quarter-hour closer to a promising, new future.

Complete your degree faster.

Not many people have surplus time. As a busy adult with a full load of responsibilities, you need to get where you’re going as swiftly as possible. We’ve designed our Individualized Professional Studies (IPS) A.S. and A.A.S. degree paths to catapult you forward on your career path.

Maximize the power of your previously earned credits.

Maybe you’ve already gone to college, but due to unexpected circumstances you didn’t complete your degree. Don’t let the college credits you earned go to waste. Apply them to your IPS A.S. or A.A.S. and take advantage of all the benefits a college degree has to offer.

Transfer effortlessly to a four-year college or university.

Okay, you’ve earned your associate degree. Now what? Luckily, you’re only a hop-skip away from getting your bachelor’s degree. Our IPS A.S. is designed for transfer to all four-year schools with accelerated adult bachelor’s degree completion programs.

We’ve got you covered.

Inver Hills offers customized advising and degree planning to get you rolling toward your academic and career goals. Delivering personal attention and support is built into our college mission: Learn, discover, and build a better future: Inver Hills is dedicated to the power and promise of education.

Work toward your degree in the company of your peers.

Don’t worry that you’ll feel out of place in a college classroom. The average age of adult learners in our IPS program is 41.

Active-duty service members and military veterans welcome.

Your experience in the U.S. Armed Forces can translate into college credits. Learn how you can incorporate the efficacy of your military career in your degree plan.

ASAP means more than as soon as possible.

Inver Hills offers the Adult Success through Accelerated Programs, or ASAP, as the perfect solution for adults with work and family responsibilities. No matter where you are in life, you are college material. Now is always the time.

Individualized Professional Studies Career Paths

Earn your degree your way.

With new career fields evolving in a multidimensional job market, employers frequently seek talented, experienced employees with an array of skills and know-how that spans more than one discipline.

Employers also encourage members of their workforce to take on more schooling to increase overall performance and open doors for career advancement.

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