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College to host educational information night, Foundation chips in $500 tuition award
Posted: 7/25/2012 Centralia College is rolling out its hybrid bachelor and associate in arts degrees and is hosting an information night to provide detailed information on those and other programs that will be accepting students fall quarter.

The information night takes place Thursday, Aug. 9, from 5 to 7 p.m., in the foyer of the college’s science center. There will be a drawing for a $500 tuition award, courtesy of the Centralia College Foundation, and the college’s bookstore will provide a $50 gift certificate. Eligibility stipulations apply and will be posted at the Information Night. Light refreshments will be available. The public is invited to the free event.

Representatives from the college’s Financial Aid and Enrollment Services offices will be on hand, and faculty advisors will be available to answer questions. Individuals who have already earned some college credits may have their credits evaluated to get an idea of what it would take to complete their two-year degree. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) faculty members will be available to talk about opportunities available in those fields.

The Bachelor of Applied Science in Management (BASM) degree, is the college’s four-year degree offering and information night attendees will be able to get information on what it takes to enter the program. BASM faculty members will be on hand to answer questions.

Accompanying the four-year degree is a newly minted Associate in Arts (two-year) degree in the hybrid format. The hybrid format is a blending of online and in-the-classroom course delivery.

The BASM and the two-year associate’s degree cater to working adults who want or need to keep their daytime activities in place, yet want to work on a college degree.

“New research indicates that hybrid is increasingly becoming the method of choice for learning,” John Martens, vice president of Instruction, said. “People can take portions of the class via the Internet yet keep the face-to-face contact that is more traditional.”

The information night will also provide information on the current Associate in Applied Science–Business Administration, Management Emphasis degree.

“This is a great program for people who want to better understand the principles of management and upgrade their skills and knowledge in that field,” Connie Smejkal, director of Workforce and Continuing Education, said. This degree could be a feeder program for students who want to move directly into the bachelor’s degree program.

One of the features of the information night is that Enrollment Services will provide detailed information on the enrollment process.

For more information on the Information Night, please call 360.736.9391, ext. 605.


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