Working Students Can Now Get a Degree at DSC by Attending One Night a Week

ST. GEORGE, UT – Dixie State College is offering a fast track to communication degree completion. Through a series of nighttime courses students with an associate’s degree or at least 60 hours of college credit can complete a bachelor of science communication degree in as few as 20 months.

“So many people work full time and sincerely want to complete their degrees, but simply can’t fit the coursework into their busy schedules,” Communication Department Chair Brent Yergensen said. “We recognize the importance of family and jobs, but we also recognize the importance of earning a college degree. Our Degree Completion Program makes both possible.”

The Organization and Leadership Degree Completion Program (DCP) is overseen by adviser who works with students to achieve success in earning an academic degree. Students who have an associate’s degree or who have completed 60 hours and all general education requirements will work with a cohort to map out a fast track. DCP Students will attend classes only one night per week. Each student will complete one course at a time, usually in four weeks, and then move on to the next course with a different instructor. Additional coursework during each week is completed online and at home.

The Degree Completion Program is a cohort program. Each cohort is a group of up to 30 students who complete the entire program from start to program together. “When you do such an intensive program with this group, you become a family. These students just refuse to let each other fail. We’ve seen it with every cohort,” DSC Communication Department Administrative Secretary Kathleen Briggs said. The team-based learning plan helps students who might otherwise feel disconnected from the educational experience become connected.

The next cohort begins fall semester 2011. For more information contact Briggs by email, kbriggs@dixie.edu or by telephone, 435-879-4320. Detailed information is also available online at www.dixie.edu/cnm, click on “Organization and Leadership Degree Completion Program” on the right side of the page. To view a YouTube video about the program search, “DSC night classes” by cmidsc.

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