PBSC TO OFFER ONLINE ASSOCIATE DEGREE

Published Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Lake Worth, Fla. (August 7, 2018)—Palm Beach State College will offer an online 62-credit hour Associate in Arts in business degree program starting this fall.

This will be the College’s first fully online A.A. degree program. It will begin with one to two cohorts of students who will take all the courses together, allowing them the opportunity to encourage one another and form study groups.

There are still available slots. Students who are interested in enrolling may contact the College Information Center at 561-967-7222 for more information.

“A fully online Associate in Arts degree program will make the College more accessible to all individuals, especially the adult population, who are in need of this type of an undergraduate degree program,” said Dr. Bernadette Russell, vice president of e-learning and instructional technology and provost of the Boca Raton campus. “It provides quality, is highly interactive, and is easily transferable to baccalaureate programs upon completion.”

The program requires students to complete 20 online courses, including two four credit hour classes, organized into six terms over the next two years. There are four courses in both the fall and spring terms and two courses each summer. The degree provides students with a solid foundation to continue at a university to study accounting, management, marketing, finance or management information systems.

All courses in the program are certified through Quality Matters, a leading independent national online course quality assurance organization. All coursework and exams will be provided online.

Students will also be assigned an online learning student success advisor who will guide them through the program and help them achieve completion.

Serving 48,000 students annually, Palm Beach State College is the largest institution of higher education in Palm Beach County, providing bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, professional certificates, career training and lifelong learning. Established in 1933 as Florida's first public community college, Palm Beach State offers more than 130 programs of study at locations in Lake Worth, Boca Raton, Palm Beach Gardens, Belle Glade and Loxahatchee Groves.

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