Montgomery County Community College’s University Center welcomes Alvernia University to its partnership of higher education institutions to expand its advanced-degree opportunities for students and the community, as part of its ongoing commitment to the Pottstown area.
As a new partner of MCCC’s University Center, Alvernia University will offer Master of Business Administration and Master of Education degrees at MCCC’s West Campus in Pottstown, according to a press release.
“Expanding Alvernia graduate programs in Business and Education into the Pottstown area provides tremendous opportunities to advance careers in these areas,” said Jerry Greiner, provost at Alvernia. “We understand the importance of offering quality programs with flexible formats that allow people to balance work, family and their professional lives.”
Alvernia’s ethics-driven Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) and by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and can be completed in Reading, Pottsville and now in Pottstown.
Students can also pursue Alvernia Master in Education (MED) degrees with certification in either English as a Second Language (ESL) or Special Education (PK-8 or 7-12) in Pottstown. Alvernia’s ESL program prepares teachers to instruct and support both culturally and linguistically diverse populations. In addition to coursework that focuses on young students with special needs such as learning disabilities, social/emotional disorders, and autism, the special education certification program also includes coursework in technology, literacy and teaching strategies, and methods for the instruction of students
“This is another fine example of us continuing to grow our West Campus by providing more educational opportunities for the community and strengthening our long-term commitment to Pottstown and the surrounding area,” said MCCC President Dr. Kevin Pollock. “Since we opened our West Campus 1996, we have served as an educational resource for the area, expanding our programs by adding the University Center, Workforce Development division and our Sustainability and Innovation Hub, and we will continue to expand our offerings as an anchor of the Pottstown community.”
MCCC’s University Center offers advanced degrees – bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral – on its campuses through its partnerships with Albright College, Alvernia University, Cabrini University, Chestnut Hill College, Immaculata University and Penn State (Abington) University. To learn more about the University Center, its partner institutions, locations, hours and programs, visit http://www.mc3.edu/universitycenter.
About Alvernia University
Alvernia is a thriving university that empowers students through real world learning to discover their passion for life, while providing the education to turn what they love into lifetimes of career success and personal fulfillment, helping them make the world a better place. Situated on a scenic 121-acre suburban campus in historic Berks County, Pa., the university of more than 3,000 students is conveniently located near Philadelphia (60 miles) and within an easy drive of New York, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.
About Montgomery County Community College
For more than 50 years, Montgomery County Community College has grown with the community to meet the evolving educational needs of Montgomery County. The College’s comprehensive curriculum includes more than 100 associate degree and certificate programs, as well as customized workforce training and certifications. Students enjoy the flexibility of learning at the College’s thriving campuses in Blue Bell and Pottstown, at the Culinary Arts Institute in Lansdale, and online through a robust Virtual Campus.
As an Achieving the Dream Leader College, the institution is positioned at the vanguard of national efforts to increase completion, improve learning outcomes, and remove barriers to access for students. The College also is recognized regionally and nationally for its sustainability leadership, work with military veterans, community service and service learning opportunities, and use of classroom technology. For more information, visit http://www.mc3.edu.