Find out more at July 10 info session at HACC's Lancaster Campus
June 17, 2008
LANCASTER - You know you need more education to advance your career but family, work and other obligations make it difficult to fit in classes.

Starting this fall semester, the Lancaster Campus of HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College will offer a solution with a fast-track Business Studies associate degree.

“We know it’s tough to juggle career advancement with the everyday realities of family and work, so we have developed a program that compresses class time for the student who is focused and motivated to get an associate degree,” says Stuart Savin, Ed.D., campus dean and vice president.

Prospective students can find out more about the evening classes offered in this accelerated program at an informational session at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 10, in Room 227 of the Main Building on the Lancaster Campus.

Fast-track courses start Aug. 19, with the 2008-09 school year divided into five eight-week terms. Classes will meet two nights a week and you can sign up for as many or as few of these sections as you choose. Financial aid options are available.

“This is an intensive program that fits full semester-long classes into just eight weeks,” said Mike C. Corradino, assistant dean of academic affairs.

Rather than the five- to six-years often required to complete a degree program by attending college on a part-time basis, the fast-track option can reduce that time to 24 months to 36 months, he said.

“We have designed special ‘stop-out’ options to accommodate particularly busy times. You can skip an eight-week term if things get busy at work or home and then jump right back in where you left off,” Corradino said. “This program will be hard work and will take a real commitment from the student, it offers an alternative but those who don’t have the time to attend a semester-long class,” he added.

Savin said, “Today’s fastest-growing careers require an education, and as one of the top providers of education in central Pennsylvania, HACC is proud to offer this phenomenal opportunity to meet that need.”

To find out more, attend the info session at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 10, in Room 227 of the Main Building or call (717) 358-2966 or send an e-mail by clicking on the e-mail address below.

Folks also can visit the fast track page by clicking on the Web site below to get information as well. By calling the number or e-mailing, prospective students can also set up an appointment with a counselor prior to July 10.

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