Alvernia University has joined Montgomery County Community College’s University Center and will offer two advanced degree programs at the college’s west campus in Pottstown.
As part of the University Center, Alvernia will offer a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and a Master in Education (MED) — with certification in either English as a Second Language (ESL) or Special Education (PK-8 or 7-12). The courses will be taught by Alvernia faculty at the Pottstown campus of Montgomery County Community College, writes Donna Rovins in the Pottstown Mercury.
MCCC President Kevin Pollock told the group that the new partnership supports the college’s vision of being an innovative educational hub where students can achieve their educational goals.
The 30 credit hour program is flexible, according to Donald Schalk, Alvernia’s director of business and corporate development, who added that students can go through the program as fast as they want.
“If they do not have a business degree there are a couple of courses they will need to take. But students can complete the program in one year, or it might take three or four,” he said.
Schalk added that business organizations need to think about succession planning, because the country is basically at full employment — but older workers will be leaving the workforce.
“In order to keep the community and businesses functioning at a very high level, this workforce development needs to take place. We’re excited to be in a partnership with Montgomery County Community College,” he said. “I’m looking forward to working with you in helping this community continue to thrive but also improving the workforce and the opportunity to attract businesses here.”
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