The Accelerated Program is a category of classes rather than an actual class itself. The Accelerated Program course path consists of taking 8 sequential classes, E010 through E080. The main feature of the Accelerated Program is its frequency: students attend class four days a week, Monday through Thursday, for two hours each day. Therefore, the eight classes within the Accelerated Program can be completed in one year.
Since the HAI conducts classes all year round, any given academic year consists of four trimesters: Jan-Mar, Apr-June, July-Sept, Oct-Dec. The eight courses of the Accelerated Program are therefore completed in 1 year, with E010 – E040 completed in the first half of the year (or 2 consecutive trimesters), and E050 – E080 completed in the second half of the year.
At the end of the eight-class Accelerated cycle, you may receive a transcript, which is available upon request. In order to achieve a Certificate, you must have successfully completed the eight classes of the Accelerated cycle. Then you will be eligible to continue on to the four Advanced Certificate Classes. These are mandatory classes that must be completed successfully in order to obtain a Certificate.
The Accelerated Program uses the Step Forward series of textbooks.