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Peirce College’s New Three-Week Courses Allow Working Adults to Earn Degrees Faster


Peirce College’s New Three-Week Courses Allow Working Adults to Earn Degrees Faster

PHILADELPHIA, August 31, 2015 -- Peirce College, a non-profit four-year college specializing in providing career-focused education for working adults, will begin offering three-week intensive courses this fall to further expand the options it offers to students looking to fit education into their busy schedules. Additionally, Peirce has added a new Winter Session to the 2015-2016 calendar, during which it will offer intensive classes  online.

The move is yet another part of the college’s efforts to make higher education as accessible and convenient as possible for its working adult students. Peirce’s regular class offerings are already accelerated, meeting once a week for seven or eight weeks.

“Peirce students have one goal in mind – getting the degree they need to advance their career,” said Rita Toliver-Roberts, vice president of academic advancement. “With intensive courses they can reduce the time it takes to complete their credentials and take the next step in their careers.”

Intensive classes during the Fall Session will meet on campus on Fridays from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Winter Session, which runs from Dec. 21 to Jan. 10, will offer online intensive courses. Guest students from other colleges can also take advantage of intensive courses to supplement their current degree program. 

This offering complements a variety of other Peirce initiatives intended to meet student needs, including the College’s flexible delivery model where students in many courses are able to choose from week-to-week whether to take classes in person or online. This new model will be implemented across the entire curriculum by fall 2016.

“At Peirce, we are dedicated to providing students with the employer-valued skills and credentials they need in a format and at a pace that works for them,” said Toliver-Roberts.

About Peirce College
In 2015, Peirce College celebrates 150 years dedicated to providing higher education to working adults. In celebration of this momentous occasion, Peirce will host a year-long series of events surrounding the theme, "Many Years, One Purpose." Peirce College offers bachelor's and associate degree programs in the areas of Business, Healthcare, Information Technology and Legal Studies and a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership & Management. Located in thee hart of Philadelphia, Peirce is a non-profit institution that specializes in serving the unique needs of working adults, many of whom work full time and are raising families. Peirce College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19104 (phone: 267-284-5000). Additionally select programs are accredited by The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs the American Bar Association and the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education.

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