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College Express

Contact

Cathy Woods
Executive Director, Division of Distance Education
423.585.2661

The Adult Learner College Express Program is a degree program in an accelerated format and starts with a cohort model. Most programs meet either one or two nights a week for approximately 3 hours with most students completing 12-14 hours in a semester. These classes are designed in 7 week blocks.

Adult Learner College Express Program
2016-2017

Please click on a question below to view the answer.

What is College Express?
A fast-track alternative delivery program
Compressed class schedule
Encourages teamwork and support to the individuals
Who can benefit from College Express?
Adult learners with a busy lifestyle juggling work and family but want to earn a college degree
Students wishing to complete a specific degree taking one or two classes at a time
What is unique in the design of College Express?
Classes taught by committed Walters State Community College Instructors who provide instruction and support to help students succeed
Classes held in seven week blocks meeting either one or two nights per week
Some classes are available to meet learning support needs
Progress is continual and fast paced. Because a significant amount of learning takes place outside the classroom, students must be highly motivated, independent learners
Some classes may be offered in a hybrid format (some coursework online).
Students will be expected to use eLEARN within College Express courses.
This program allows a pathway to multiple degree options
What is the cost?
Tuition for the semester is due at registration following the college fee deadline. Fees for college express are the same as any other college course.
Is financial support available?
Financial aid is available for eligible students. Complete your FAFSA early and any necessary paperwork by the priority deadline.
Contact the Financial Aid Office 423.585.6811 for detailed information.

*All students should follow the appropriate outline for their specific major and meet each semester with their major advisor and also with the College Express program director.

**In order to add or drop classes in the express program you must see the cohort director: Cathy Woods, Executive Director, Division of Distance Education, WSCC, CCEN 128C. (423 585 2661) catherine.woods@ws.edu

Adult Learner Cohort Accelerated Courses

Summer 2016

Note: These classes are in an accelerated format with the exception of MUS 1030. In order to register for these classes, you must contact Cathy Woods, Division of Distance Education, 423-585-2661, CCEN 126.

(2SU) 10 Week Session
June 2 - August 5

  • Human Anatomy & Physiology I (3 credits)
    BIOL 2010
    CRN 50184 | SEC 002
    T R :: 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology I Lab (1 credits)
    BIOL 2011
    CRN 50185 | SEC 002
    T R :: 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Introductory Biology I (3 credits)
    BIOL 1010
    CRN 50186 | SEC 002
    T R :: 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Introductory Biology I Lab (1 credits)
    BIOL 1011
    CRN 50187 | SEC 002
    T R :: 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Fall 2016

Note: These classes are in an accelerated format with the exception of MUS 1030. In order to register for these classes, you must contact Cathy Woods, Division of Distance Education, 423-585-2661, CCEN 126.

(LSA) Learning Support First Half of Semester
August 22 - October 11, 2106

  • Fundamentals of Speech Communication (3 credits)
    SPEECH 1010
    CRN 80967 | SEC L99
    T :: 6:00 PM - 9:05 PM
  • Mathematics Learning Support (3 credits)
    MATH 0300
    CRN 80908 | SEC CS1
    R :: 6:00 PM - 9:05 PM

(1A) First Half of Semester
August 22 - October 11, 2106

  • Fundamentals of Speech Communication (3 credits)
    SPEECH 1010
    CRN 80984 | SEC 019
    T :: 6:00 PM - 9:05 PM
  • Learning Support Reading (3 credits)
    READ 0800
    CRN 80975 | SEC L99
    M :: 6:00 PM - 9:05 PM
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology (3 credits)
    BIOL 2020
    CRN 81181 | SEC 004
    T R :: 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab (1 credits)
    BIOL 2021
    CRN 81182 | SEC 004
    T R :: 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Intro to Microbiology (3 credits)
    BIOL 2230
    CRN 81183 | SEC 004
    T R :: 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Intro to Microbiology Lab (1 credits)
    BIOL 2231
    CRN 81184 | SEC 004
    T R :: 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM

(LSB) Learning Support Second Half of Semester
August 12 - December 9, 2106

  • Probability and Statistics (3 credits)
    MATH 1530
    CRN 80910 | SEC CS1
    R :: 6:00 PM - 9:05 PM

(1B) Second Half of Semester
August 12 - December 9, 2106

  • Self and Values (3 credits)
    PHIL 2020
    CRN 80538 | SEC 002
    R :: 6:00 PM - 9:05 PM

The Adult Learner College Express Program Admissions Process

Admission Requirements

  • Attendance at registration sessions before classes begin each fall, spring, and summer
  • Attendance at each scheduled class meeting is required. A strict attendance policy is enforced.
  • All applicants will be interviewed within the Division of Distance Education by appointment
  • Performance and advising meetings each semester with program director

FAQ

Please click on a question below to view the answer.

What is an Adult Learner College Express class?
  • A group of people working together within each College Express class in a team environment.
  • A group of people who are more likely to be successful through collaborative learning.
What are the advantages of a cohort of adult learners?
  • Students will move in a unified group, building good relationships with students they will come to know throughout the time spent together.
  • Cohort classes are designed in an accelerated format for degree completion.
  • Some classes may be offered in a hybrid format (some online and some classroom time)
  • Works well for the adult learner juggling both work and family
  • Encourages teamwork and support to the individuals
  • Benefits students who wish to complete a specific degree while taking only one or two classes at a time
What characteristics are seen in successful College Express students?
  • Highly motivated
  • Self-starter
  • Desires to complete a program in an accelerated manner as opposed to taking several years to complete a degree
  • Has support from a spouse or family members where child care is necessary in the evenings
  • Has the ability to work and find time to take classes and study in the evenings
  • Good time management
  • Ability to navigate and utilize the college learning management system (eLEARN)
Are these programs as demanding as regular classes?
  • Definitely and perhaps more demanding as they are in an accelerated format or compressed time requiring self–discipline. Classes are taught by committed Walters State instructors who provide support to the student.
Is it possible to take Learning Support classes with the College Express program?
  • Yes, this program is designed to accommodate students who need learning support classes.
Will previous college credits be applied to a College Express program?
  • Previous college transcripts will be evaluated and any equivalent credits within the degree will be applied.
Is financial support available?
  • Financial Aid is available for eligible students. Complete your FAFSA early and any necessary paperwork by the priority deadline.

Contact the Financial Aid Office 423.585.6811 for detailed information