* Postsecondary nondegree award: These programs lead to a certificate or other award, but not a degree.
The certificate is awarded by the educational institution and is the result of completing formal
postsecondary schooling. Certification, issued by a professional organization or certifying body,
is not included here. Some postsecondary nondegree award programs last only a few weeks, while others
may last 1 to 2 years. Examples of occupations in this category include nursing assistants,
emergency medical technicians (EMT's) and paramedics, and hairstylists.