Jul 24, 2014

COA to Offer an Accelerated Evening Program

COA to Offer an Accelerated Evening Program
For those working 9 to 5 daily – who have long wanted to start studying for a four-year college degree but had difficulty fitting classes into their work schedules – College of The Albemarle has heard you.
Beginning this September, COA will be offering 12 in 12, a new accelerated evening program allowing students to earn 12 credits in 12 weeks.
“What it does is, it gives you full-time student status,” said Dean Roughton, division chair of Arts and Sciences at COA. “It’s designed with those full-time workers in mind. So if they have to take these classes, they could come at night and get a full-time college load at night.”
Each class in the new 12 in 12 program will meet one night a week, Monday through Thursday, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. All classes offered will be general education courses that can be transferred to any four-year public university in North Carolina for full credit. 
“These are the courses that (state) public universities accept,” Roughton said, adding that most of the credits from the 12 in 12 program will transfer to colleges outside of North Carolina as well.
This fall, students on the Elizabeth City and Dare campuses can participate in the new 12 in 12 program. In Elizabeth City, the classes offered will include an English, Math, Social Science and Music class – all general education classes from each category. Dare will start the program off by offering nine credits.
All courses included in the 12 in 12 program will meet in the classroom weekly, but there are some online components to the classes. 
“It’s a way to be a full-time student in a transfer degree program, in a compressed format,” Roughton said. “Spots may fill up fast so people should register as soon as possible. These are all general education classes, so anyone can take them.”
For more information on College of The Albemarle’s new 12 in 12 program, contact John Wells (252) 482-7900 x 6016 or john_wells@albemarle.edu.

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