Designed for busy, working adults, Walters State is offering its associate’s degree program in business in an accelerated format beginning this fall.
The associate of science in business and the associate of applied science in business management with a concentration in business administration will be offered through Walters State’s popular College Express program.
New students will first need to be admitted and complete required paperwork prior to an Aug. 1 orientation at the Morristown campus. Contact Frank Umbarger, distance education specialist at Walters State, at 423-585-6989, for more information.
“College Express gives adult learners the chance to complete an associate’s degree in two years, attending one class a night and taking one class at a time,” said Umbarger.
“Business was added to our College Express offerings because of the many working adults in business-related occupations. This gives them the opportunity to continue full-time employment and receive a degree in two years,” Umbarger also said.
Business becomes the sixth program to be offered under the College Express format. Others include general studies, teaching, early childhood education, clean energy technology and pre-allied health.
Classes will meet on Thursdays from 5:30-9:30 p.m. beginning Aug. 16, a week before the regular fall semester begins at the college.
“Students are part of a cohort of working adults where teamwork creates a unique and supportive learning environment,” said Umbarger.
The associate of science degree in business at Walters State is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college university. It is a Tennessee Transfer Pathway program ,which guarantees the transfer of credits to all public and many private four-year Tennessee colleges and universities.
The associate of applied science in management with a concentration in business administration is designed for students who want to enter the workforce immediately after completing their degree.