Adult Learning Options

Adult Learning Options

Adults returning to universities and colleges frequently choose the convenience of online learning while continuing to work full-time. Alfred State has you covered with multiple nontraditional learning options.

Certificates & Credentials

In addition to full college degrees, Alfred State offers quicker options for learning. Check out our certificate programs and testing for professional certifications.

Northland WTC in Buffalo

Learn in a state-of-the-art facility conveniently located along the NFTA-Metro bus line on Buffalo’s East Side. ASC offers three degrees at NWTC with hands-on learning.

Continuing Education

Professional development, certification, and non-credit learning are available through Alfred State’s Center for Extended Learning (CCET) to assist adult learners.

Search Alfred State’s Career Paths for a full list of all the degrees available. Each is noted either on campus or online. Financial aid is available, including loans, scholarships, and grants. Our admissions team also makes it easy to apply.

Why return to college?

Higher education researcher EAB found that more than a third of all American adults are considering further education. Here are seven reasons why adults return to school.

  • 1More Money | Up-skill and gain talents for more pay.
  • 2Career Change | Switch to a new career path.
  • 3Start a Business | Be an entrepreneur and your own boss.
  • 4Flexibility | Explosion of online and other options.
  • 5It’s My Turn | Back to school after life got in the way.
  • 6Financially Stable | No longer afraid that it costs too much.
  • 7Accomplishment | To grow and be a good role model.
Studying from home

Northland Workforce Training Center

Alfred State offers a choice of three 2-year associate degrees at NWTC in Buffalo. These programs have manufacturers and other businesses eager to hire graduates. ASC is proud to partner with NWTC at this central Buffalo location where adult learners find their path to new careers and more pay.

Northland student

The mission of Northland Workforce Training Center is to advance the economic well-being of Western New York by developing and maintaining a skilled and diverse workforce to meet the needs of the advanced manufacturing and energy sectors while providing opportunities to job seekers as well as pathways to gainful employment, career advancement, and economic sustainability.

Take a look at the NWTC campus located on Buffalo’s East Side. Northland’s Career Coaches are dedicated to supporting the academic success of nontraditional students and offer a wide range of services


Northland Workforce Training Center - Train for What's Next!