York Technical College will offer a new Accelerated College Experience program at its off-campus center in Indian Land, beginning in the Fall 2015 semester.
The program, nicknamed "Indian Land ACE," offers students the opportunity to complete courses for an associate degree in four semesters. The classes will be a combination of traditional classroom instruction, online courses and hybrid courses which combine the traditional and online formats. The curriculum will be based on the college's University Transfer program, which provides students with the first two years of university course work which they can then transfer to the university of their choice to earn a bachelor's degree.
While the program is open to all students, it was designed with working professionals in mind, according to John McGill, associate dean of the Division of Business, Computers, Arts and Sciences. "We know that many adults think it may be too difficult to attend college while also juggling their jobs and family responsibilities," he said. "The Indian Land ACE program will meet two night a week for the duration of the program, so our students can plan ahead and have a consistent schedule. We think that's a real advantage."
Fall classes at York Tech begin Wednesday, August 19. Students are encouraged to apply by July 15 to allow sufficient time to process financial aid and complete enrollment steps.