PUT Your Career ON THE FAST-TRACK with an Accelerated Degree!
OFFICE OF EXTENDED AND CONTINUING STUDIES
The Office of Extended and Continuing Studies offers Executive Accelerated Degree Completion programs in Business Administration and Criminal Justice at four convenient locations,
Lawrenceville, Virginia- Saint Paul’s College
Franklin, Virginia- Paul D. Camp Community College
Farmville, Virginia- Prince Edward County Technical Center
Richmond, Virginia- 6800 Paragon 1 Place, Suite 137
The Accelerated Degree programs are designed for individuals who are already employed or have successful careers and their busy schedules do not permit them to pursue further studies in a traditional fashion. In most cases, students can receive credit for employment or military experiences to complete the number of hours that they may be need to meet the General Studies requirements. Enroll today and start to earn a B.S. degree in Business Administration or B.A. degree in Criminal Justice within the minimum 15 months. Fast-track your career today!
The Office of Extended and Continuing Studies is waiting to assist you in answering questions that you may have, or provide you with additional information and the materials you need to begin your studies and finish your degree in just a few months time.
REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION
- Must have at least 51 semester hours from an accredited college with a 2.0 grade point average or better
- At least 25 years of age (The Admission Committee will consider applications for exceptions)
- Completion of an application and payment of $20 application fee (Money order or cash no personal checks)
- Receipt of official transcripts from colleges and universities previously attended
- Two positive references from individuals who feel the applicant possesses the abilities to successfully complete college level courses
- Two (2) positive forms of Identification
- Completion of Student Data Form (enclosed in admission package)
There are 12 instructional modules or courses. They are scheduled to allow the student to fit the program into an already busy schedule. The classes meet from 6.00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. two nights per week for 15 months of the program or more.
All Structured Independent Study is Mandatory
Structured Independent Study may be done individually or in assigned groups as outlined by your Instructor with the approval of the Director of Extended and Continuing Studies.
Documentation is Mandatory Before the Instructor Submits a Grade
The instructional modules are scheduled over three semesters, totaling 42 hours, including prerequisite but not Credit for Prior Learning. The curriculum will be distributed in a series of notebooks, with detailed assignments for each week, helping you adjust your study schedule accordingly.
Credit for Prior Learning
If you enter the program with less than 81 semester hours (51 is the minimum number for admission) or if you must still meet the General Education Requirements, you could earn up to 30 semester hours through credit for prior learning. The 30 semester hours can be comprised of a number of sources: workshops, seminars, self-study, non-credit or unaccredited classes, training programs and work experiences.
To graduate, each student must complete a senior project. The student chooses a topic, which is usually work related (it may also be community related) and develops it during the last course of the program.
Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
CRJS 333 Adult Learner (Orientation) (2)
CRJS 334 Communications I & Portfolio (6)
CRJS 231 Introduction to Criminal Justice (3)
CRJS 232 Introduction to Law Enforcement (3)
CRJS 234 Correctional Institution (3)
CRJS 330 Introduction to Criminology (3)
CRJS 331 Criminal Theory (3)
CRJS 332 Criminal Justice Administration (3)
CRJS 336 Introduction to Criminal Law (3)
CRJS 337 Criminal Evidence (3)
CRJS 432 Probation & Parole/ Community Based Corrections (3)
STAT 330 Social Science Statistics (3)
RESR 430 Interdisciplinary Research (3)
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
BUSN 333 Adult Learner (2)
BUSN 334 Business Communications and Portfolio (6)
MKTG 331 Principles of Marketing (3)
MNGT 333 Human Resource Management (3)
BUSN 331 Business Statistics (3)
BUSN 435 Financial Management (4)
MNGT 434 Business Environment and Ethics (3)
MNGT 438 Organizational Behavior (3)
MNGT 436 Business Policy (3)
BUSN 499 Independent Study (3)
BUSN 420 Business Communications II (3)
BUSN 430 Current Issues (6)
Total Program Cost For 2011-2012 Academic Year $ 18, 462.00
Tuition and fees are due at the beginning of each term. The application fee is paid when the application is submitted. Books and materials are estimated at $450 per semester.
Cost of Program: Tuition is charged in three separate enrollment periods. Current tuition rates are enclosed in the application package. In addition, credit for prior learning is $450 for up to 30 credit hours. A Modified Institutional Assessment fee is $250 (late fee). A Faculty member will evaluate your work in the field that you are petitioning for credits.
During the time that you are enrolled in the program, you will be classified as a full-time student and, therefore, eligible to apply for any federal loans or grants. You may also qualify for employer tuition assistance If you desire, the program director will assist you in obtaining the proper forms to apply for financial aid.
Financial Aid Contacts:
Mrs. Antoinette House– Director of Financial Aid
434-848-6497 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Joan Mayo, Financial Aid Assistant
434-848-6497 or email@example.com
Ms. Patricia Watkins, The Business Office
434-848-1875 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Lois Lambert, Loan Office
434-848-6499 or email@example.com
Employer Tuition Assistance
Many employers provide tuition assistance to encourage their employees to complete the degree program. The curriculum is sequential, so it is possible to turn in one or more completed course grades for reimbursement before the next semester begins. If your employer does not currently offer tuition reimbursement, a representative of the program is prepared to meet with a company representative to discuss developing such a policy.