ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS for ADULT LEARNERS
NON-TRADITIONAL BACCALUREATE DEGREE PROGRAMS
Roberts Wesleyan College
Monroe Community College and Roberts Wesleyan College have created a seamless program for adult learners interested in earning a bachelor's degree in Organizational Management and Health Administration in a shorter period of time. Complete your MCC associate's degree in 3 years and then complete your Roberts Wesleyan bachelor's degree program 15 months later. To enter the program, you must be a working adult 25 years of age or older, have substantial work experience and have at least 62 transferable college credits from an accredited institution. Roberts will allow you to transfer to 72 MCC credits toward their degree requirements totaling 124 credit hours. While in the Roberts program, you would be considered a full-time student for financial aid purposes.
Charter Oak State College
Charter Oak State College of Connecticut allows MCC associate degree graduates to continue their education at MCC and transfer up to 90 credits toward the bachelor's degree at Charter Oak. There are two options for completing the additional 30 credits (15 must be upper level) needed for the bachelor's degree: (1) using Charter Oak on-line courses OR using a variety of other credit-earning options including taking classes at a college near your home. A four-year degree is available in Liberal Arts with concentrations in over 30 areas. Certain fees apply in addition to tuition costs. Many courses are offered online. To learn more, visit www.charteroak.edu.
Franklin University has 3 + 1 bachelor's degree completion program offered via the internet with Monroe Community College graduates. Bachelor's degrees are currently available in 25 high-demand majors: Accounting, Allied Healthcare Management, Applied Management, Applied Psychology, Business Administration, Business Forensics, Computer Science, e-Marketing, Financial Management, Forensic Accounting, Information Technology, Interdisciplinary Studies, Healthcare Information Systems Management, Healthcare Management, Human Resources Management, Management, Management Information Sciences, Marketing, and Operations & Supply Chain Management. Students complete their associate's degree plus 24 semester hours of prerequisite (bridge) courses, at MCC. Students then complete 40 semester hours towards a bachelor's degree from Franklin University via the Internet. Courses at Franklin are available in 3,6,12, and 15-week formats. To learn more, visit www.franklin.edu.
Empire State College (SUNY)
Through the Pathways Transfer Program, MCC graduates (AA, AS, or AAS) are able to transfer into a bachelor's degree program at Empire State College with a full junior status. During the first year at Empire State, students will be able to take up to 16 additional credits at MCC that will be applied toward their bachelor's degree program, bringing the total number of transfer credits to 80. The remaining 48 upper-division credits will be completed at Empire State College. The college offers an extensive list of Concentrations to choose from across twelve major areas of study: The Arts, Business and Economics, Community and Human Services, Cultural Studies, Educational Studies, Historical Studies, Human Development, Interdisciplinary Studies, Labor Studies, Nursing, Science and Mathematics, and Social Theory and Change. Empire State's individualized and flexible educational model allows students to pursue their studies while also meeting work, family and community commitments. Courses are offered in several different formats, including online (400+ courses), one-on-one independent study, seminars, and small group studies, and week-end residencies. To learn more, visit www.esc.edu.
Medaille College Accelerated Learning Program
MCC has established a partnership with Medaille College that allows adult students to transfer into the Bachelor in Business Administration degree sequence in the Accelerated Learning Program. Students will earn party of their junior year requirements at MCC, and then transfer into the accelerated study group-enhanced program at Medaille. Because students will bring 76 credits, the program minimizes the transfer of credit for MCC students. As part of the learning process, the Medaille Accelerated Learning Program established small cohorts of adult students. Students are considered full-time for financial aid purposes. To learn more, visit www.medaille.edu.
Keuka College Accelerated Degrees
Keuka College offers convenient, affordable degree programs for working adults. Thanks to a partnership between Keuka College and Monroe Community College, students can earn a bachelor’s or master’s degree by attending class one night a week on the Damon City Campus. With Keuka’s face-to-face, cohort model, students experience small class sizes and complete their degree with the same group of people from start to finish. Students entering the program with 60 or more college credits can earn a bachelor’s degree in as little as two years. Master’s students can earn a degree in 18 months with a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. Keuka’s Office of Financial Aid provides a variety of programs to assist you in meeting your educational expenses, and textbooks are included in your tuition and shipped directly to your door. To learn more, visit www.keuka.edu/asap.
Office of Experiential and Adult Learning
Building 3, Room 108