Frequently Asked Questions

How is 180 Skills different from other online course offerings?

We develop all our courses with input from leading education and industry experts This ensures that the content is the most relevant to skills needed to start or advance your career. Our courses teach form, fit, function, and purpose. We want you to know why something is important and how it impacts you and the rest of the world.

What are 180 Skills courses like?

All 180 Skills courses are hand crafted to deliver an experience like no other. The courses are online, asynchronous, highly interactive, engaging courses that allow students to move through the content at their own pace. Students can review the content over and over again, or move quickly if they comprehend the concepts. 180 Skills Maker creates every course using detailed illustrations, animations, and interactive exercises to ensure the students are engaged.

Are there prerequisites for 180 Skills programs?

Some minimum requirements include:

  • You are self-driven and motivated to learn.
  • You can communicate in written and spoken English.
  • You have access to a computer with a broadband connection.
Do I have the right background or skill set to take 180 Skills courses?

Anyone with the drive to learn can be successful in 180 Skills programs.

What kind of person takes 180 Skills programs?

Students vary from 18-year-old high school graduates to people who have been in the workforce for twenty years. The common denominator among all our students is a drive and commitment to learn skills to get a good earning wage career.

How can I get the most out of 180 Skills courses?

To get the most out of any 180 Skills course, it’s important to be a self-disciplined learner. Take your time working through the lessons, and go back as often as needed.

Do 180 Skills courses have tests?

Yes. All of our courses have module assessments. Students must attain a score of 100%. You can take the assessment as many times as you need to achieve the 100% score.

When does each course begin?

All of our courses are open enrollment. You can start a course at any time, on-demand, and at times that fit in your schedule.

How long is a 180 Skills course available?

Courses are available for one year from the date of purchase.

Can technical skills be taught in an online medium?

It takes a special approach to teach technical skills online. The learning needs to be organized in a manner that allows the student to gain a full understanding of the technology before they are asked to use the technology. Separating these two components allows the student to separate technology purpose from technology mastery.

How much time will a 180 Skills course take?

Each program varies, based on the number of courses included in the program. As a general rule, the 180 Skills modules take approximately 1 hour to complete. Career pathways take between 1 and 4 months to complete based on 20 hours per week.

The actual time will vary considerably from individual to individual—so don’t be surprised if it takes you more or less time.

Are there course textbooks?

There are no textbooks for 180 Skills courses. All courses are totally asynchronous, online courses.

How does 180 Skills prepare me for a job?

The 180 Skills program curriculum is built with input from leading industry employers who know what technical skills they are looking for in potential employees. The information taught in our courses are immediately applicable in the current job market.

What do graduates of 180 Skills receive?

180 Skills awards Career Diplomas to those who complete Career Programs.
We also issues Certification Certificates to those who successfully pass a Career Program Certification exam.

Is 180 Skills an accredited institution?

180 Skills is accredited by the Indiana Office of Career and Technical Services. This accreditation applies only to resident of Indiana.

For more information about our accreditation, please contact:

Office of Career and Technical Schools
10 North Senate Avenue, Room 304
Indianapolis, IN 46204
OCTS@dwd.IN.gov

Is 180 Skills a college?

No, but our courses teach the competencies that employers want. We offer extremely affordable and high-quality online courses that lead to careers.

Can Skills Courses and learning programs be customized?

Yes, but we prefer not to customize courses or modules. Each course has been authored to attain a specific, industry-based learning objective. Keeping these outcomes consistent across the nation ensures employers understand the output regardless of geographic location. Fees for customization would apply.