New Online Degree Options Offered at Prairie State College this Fall [05/02/2019]
Prairie State College (PSC) is offering new, online degree programs geared to provide more flexibility for individuals who are on the go. Beginning in the fall 2019 semester, students can select from an A.A.S. in Business Management, an A.A.S. in Accounting and Business Management, an A.A.S. in Information Technology Programming option, and an A.A.S. in Information Technology Web Development option. PSC also offers an A.A. in Liberal Arts, a transfer degree option where students can earn their degree online, and transfer to a four-year college or university to continue their education.
PSC Dean of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Elighie Wilson, is pleased with the direction the college has taken to accommodate students’ needs.
“As the world evolves and personal situations change, we want to be mindful of our students by meeting them where they are,” he said. “Online academic programs are the way of the future, and I am happy that we can offer more options to our community.”
Online classes are taught by highly trained instructors who are passionate about teaching, said Landon Dickerson, an academic advisor at PSC. He says learning from the comfort of your home is just one of the many perks of online courses.
“Taking online classes allows you to log in from anywhere and get the same level of instruction as you would inside the classroom,” Dickerson said. “It gives you the freedom and flexibility to balance school and other priorities, while working towards your goals.”
Dickerson stressed that online students will still benefit from student engagement through group projects, papers, peer reviews, and discussions held in online forums and discussion boards.
The online degree option conveniently offers flexibility for those who face challenges in the effort to balance life and school. While the pros of earning a degree online are tempting, students are encouraged to prepare themselves before enrolling in an online program.
“Students must prioritize and stay organized if they want to be successful in our online programs,” said Dean Wilson. “The courses require strong time-management skills and self-motivation to complete assignments and meet deadlines.”
Before enrolling in an online program at PSC, students can review Tips for Online Course Readiness, as well as a list of things to consider before enrolling in an online course.
To get started on your online degree, contact Dickerson at firstname.lastname@example.org or (708) 709-3641. New students must first complete an enrollment application in the Enrollment Services Department on the main campus at 202 S. Halsted St. in Chicago Heights or online at prairiestate.edu.
For a complete list of online classes, visit WebAdvisor, search for sections, select the fall 2019 term, and in the location drop-down menu, choose Online and then Submit to explore your options.