Aug. 9, 1999
Albright College will offer its Accelerated Degree completion Program at Harrisburg Area Community College' s Harrisburg Campus beginning in September. A new partnership between Albright College and Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC) has created a joint bachelor's degree program, linking HACC associate degrees to selected Albright bachelor's degrees through Albright¹s Accelerated Degree Completion Program (DCP).

The HACC's associate degrees will transfer fully to Albright DCP degrees in business administration, accounting or organizational behavior/applied psychology. All HACC associate degree graduates are guaranteed admission to the Albright program.

Designed for adults with a minimum of 50 college-level credits toward a bachelor's degree, the Albright Accelerated Degree Completion program allows students to complete a bachelor's degree in 18 months to two years while working full time. Albright DCP also features rolling start dates for class sections. Financial aid is available.

The Albright DCP curriculum is specifically designed for motivated adult learners. Classes are held in five-week modules in an accelerated seminar format, with class meetings only one night per week. Intensive use of the Internet, with access provided by Albright, as well as other computer technology is featured. Interaction between students and collaborative group activities are emphasized as well as a practical approach to the subject. All classes will be taught by Albright faculty.

"Albright is delighted to forge this partnership agreement with HACC," said Ronald G. Green, Albright College's executive vice president for academic affairs and dean. "Our program offers many advantages for HACC's non-traditional students and the high quality of HACC's associate's degrees is an ideal springboard to an Albright's bachelor's degree."

"HACC's partnership with Albright truly benefits students," said HACC President Edna V. Baehre, Ph.D. "Students with associate degrees from HACC, in any field, can earn their baccalaureate degrees from Albright with the convenience of taking courses in Harrisburg."

Albright DCP is part of Albright's Professional Division and currently offers classes in Reading and Pottsville. Albright is a nationally ranked four-year liberal arts college with about 1,500 students. Founded in 1856, Albright is located in Reading.

Pennsylvania's first community college, HACC offers programs at its campuses in Harrisburg, Lancaster, and Lebanon, and at its Center in Gettysburg. HACC is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

For information about Albright's Accelerated Degree completion Program, call HACC at 717-780-2665 or 1-800-ABC-HACC, extension 2665.

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