Today’s military students have more options than ever, thanks to distance learning opportunities. With technology that connects individuals from all over the world, students and instructors can come together in a virtual environment for real-time interaction.
What is virtual training? Unlike in-person courses taught in a classroom, virtual courses are offered online. Learners and teachers don’t need to be in the same place, and distance isn’t a limitation. Some lectures might be offered at specific times so participants can see and speak to one another as they would in a classroom, while others might be recorded and available for viewing at your convenience.
Here are just four of the many benefits you can enjoy when you sign up for a virtual training course like those offered by MedCerts:
Having to drive to class and making sure you arrive on time can be challenging. Life can get in the way, and there might be days when you aren’t able to attend, causing you to miss important information. Taking classes in a virtual format eliminates this problem.
With flexible virtual training formats, you can attend class from wherever you are. You don’t have to worry about commuting to campus because you’ll be able to log on and learn from the comfort of home.
Whether the classes are live or available as pre-recorded lectures that you can watch anytime, virtual learning provides a convenient way to enhance your skill set.
Compared to on-campus programs, virtual training is often a more affordable way to go back to school. Plus, you’ll save money that would otherwise be spent on getting to and from class.
MedCerts is approved as a partner with the U.S. Department of Defense Credentialing Assistance programs for the Army, Coast Guard and Air Force. This means you can receive valuable financial assistance. With credentialing assistance up to $4,000, many MedCerts classes can be covered completely.
Virtual learning gives you location independence because you can take classes from anywhere. This can be a game changer for students in the military. If you experience a permanent change of station (PCS), your ability to complete an online program won’t be impacted.
Whether you’re ordered to move to a new place or decide to do so for yourself and your family, virtual training makes it possible to continue your studies without skipping a beat. The same can’t be said of coursework that has to be done in person.
Virtual training offers you the chance to learn at your own pace. You can take classes whenever you have the time available, which means your training won’t get in the way of your professional and personal responsibilities.
The ability to personalize your learning experience is invaluable for busy military personnel. It can be the difference between completing a program and falling off track because of obligations at home or work. When you can set your own schedule and learn as quickly or slowly as you prefer, you’re in control.
MedCerts provides virtual training tech for military students who want to embrace all of the perks of online learning. Whether you’re transitioning to civilian life after the military or planning on improving your skills so you can continue to serve, you can get your training and certification in healthcare, information technology (IT) and more. Getting started is easy, and cost-saving options are available.
Mickey is a Platoon Leader for the Nevada Army National Guard and has been serving since September 2019. He joined the Army in an act of “now or never” as he neared his 30th birthday and had always dreamed of serving. Mickey is also an ASVAB coach and uses his education background to assist other soldiers through Gamonal Tutors.
He earned his bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and spent two and a half years in Morocco with the United States Peace Corps. He joined MedCerts in January 2020 and uses his combined Army and education experience to help soldiers take advantage of their Army Credentialing Assistance funding to pursue career training.
Mickey lives in Las Vegas, NV with his wife Sheena, who he considers his “rock”, and enjoys teaching snowboarding in his free time. He also has completed MedCerts Project Management program and hosts the ASVAB Domination podcast.