Working adults in the Brentwood area have a convenient way to boost their earning power and career potential with two college programs in the area.
Belmont University satellite campus
Belmont University's satellite campus offers a program tailored specifically for working adults‚ with a menu of courses that lead to bachelor's degrees in several academic areas.
The convenient location at 117 Seaboard Lane and flexible class schedules‚ with courses that run in eight-week sessions‚ are designed to help more adults accomplish their career and personal goals‚ says Jodi Glover‚ director of the program. “We know what it’s like for adult students to juggle kids‚ a career and a school schedule‚” Glover says.
Janet Galo of Brentwood earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing through Belmont’s Nashville campus. Galo was enrolled in the same nursing program now available in the Dover Centre. “With the campus here now‚ I think even more people will choose to pursue their degrees‚” Galo says. “This location will take one more obstacle out of the way for busy parents and working adults.”
Other accelerated bachelor’s degrees available through the Cool Springs campus include liberal arts studies and business administration. A certificate program in computer network technology is also offered.
“Students who have completed their degrees through our adult studies program [on the Nashville campus] have realized significant professional growth through promotions‚ wage increases and personal development‚” Glover notes.
Columbia State Community College
Columbia State Community College received an estimate of $6 million from the state for a new campus. The deal will help the growing number of students in Williamson County, which totals around 1,500.
The current location focuses on film and entertainment, however the new campus may allow for more areas of study and growth, particularly in health care.
Williamson Christian College
Another opportunity to earn a college degree close to home is through Williamson Christian College.
The college‚ at 200 Seaboard Lane in Cool Springs‚ is a nontraditional campus offering two bachelor’s degrees – one in management and ethics‚ and another in leadership and ministry.
Ken Oosting‚ president and co-founder of the college‚ says he expects the campus will continue to grow. “Williamson County is the fastest-growing and wealthiest county in Tennessee‚ yet not long ago people had to go elsewhere to get a degree‚” Oosting says. “That’s why we addressed this need‚ which will only increase in the years to come.”
Students attend a sequence of five-week courses that may be taken on campus‚ at The People’s Church in Franklin‚ or online. Classes are held at night and on Saturdays and are designed to make it easier for working professionals to complete their degrees in less than the traditional four-year time span.
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