Virginia University at Parkersburg
WVU Parkersburg to offer new adult learner associate degree.
CONTACT: Paul Milhoan, program coordinator, 304-424-8000, ext. 468.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Area residents can earn an associate degree in a non-traditional way thanks to a new program for adult learners being offered for the first time at West Virginia University at Parkersburg.
Available now, the new statewide program is a non-traditional degree completion opportunity for adult learners. It features a flexible design to meet the educational needs of adult students with busy schedules. College courses and credit for prior learning experiences such as licenses, certificates, military credit, testing, cooperative learning and other sources can be applied toward the associate degree requirements.
"This program offers adults the opportunity to meet occupational goals and employment requirements, establish professional credentials or achieve personal goals," said Joseph L. Badgley, dean of academic affairs at WVU Parkersburg.
In addition, the college will award credit for learning acquired through work or life experience that is equivalent to course or program outcomes that meet degree requirements.
"The structure of the adult learner associate degree is flexible to meet individual needs of non-traditional students," noted Paul Milhoan who is serving as the program's coordinator.
"We anticipate that a number of area residents will take advantage of the degree's non-traditional way of applying college credit toward completion of the degree," he added.
Known as the Board of Governors Associate in Applied Science degree, the adult learner program requires 60 credit hours and a minimum overall grade point average of 2.0. Participants must have been out of high school for at least two years.
Additional information is available by contacting Milhoan at the college.
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