January 21, 2011 | Adam Sorensen | Leave a comment California College San Diego recently announced that it will be launching FastFlex programs to help students graduate faster. Officials said that the FastFlex programs are designed for working professionals, stay-at-home mothers and students who want to enter the workforce quickly. Each course is delivered in a hybrid format, meaning class time is divided between online and in-person instruction. Students can earn an associates degree or associate in occupational studies in 20 months on the FastFlex schedule. Furthermore, a bachelors degree in fields such as healthcare, business and information technology can be obtained in 36 months. Officials said that the web-based curriculum is the same as the traditional version of this course of study. They added that classes begin January 31 and financial aid is available to eligible students. According to the 2010 Sloan Survey of Online Learning, online enrollment numbers have increased by 21 percent since 2009, which exceeds the 2 percent growth in the overall higher education student population.