(Pasadena, TX) - Adults who thought that there was no way they could continue their education beyond an associate's degree can now look to San Jacinto Community College for more options. Many times, adults who have already attained some college credits find that the pressures of work and family responsibilities make it difficult to continue their education to the bachelor's degree level. However, Franklin University now has a way to help.
San Jacinto Community College has entered into an agreement with Columbus, Ohio-based Franklin University to offer students the opportunity to earn a bachelor's degree by combining on-campus courses at San Jacinto Community College with online courses through Franklin University. First students earn their associate's degree from San Jacinto Community College then complete "bridge" courses at San Jacinto Community College - while simultaneously taking online classes through Franklin University to complete their bachelor's degree.
Franklin's bachelor's degree completion program allows students to combine on-campus coursework at their local community college with online classes through Franklin to complete their degree.
More than 250 community colleges across the U.S. have formed an educational alliance with Franklin University through the Community College Alliance (CCA). The CCA was established to provide students the opportunity to earn their bachelor's degree online while remaining in their community. Majors are offered in 24 high-demand fields: Accounting; Allied Healthcare Management; Applied Management; Business Administration; Business Forensics; Computer Science; eMarketing; Financial Management; Forensic Accounting; Healthcare Information Systems Management; Healthcare Management; Human Resources Management; Information Technology; Interdisciplinary Studies; Management; Management Information Sciences; Marketing; Operations & Supply Chain Management; Organizational Communication; Public Relations; Public Safety Management; Safety, Security & Emergency Management; and Web Development. Franklin University also offers its innovative MBA and Masters of Science in Marketing & Communication online.
Adults have responded enthusiastically to the convenient online format and the ability to fit classes into their daily schedule. Students also have the benefit of belonging to two schools at one time. They can access Franklin's resources in addition to the resources of their community college. Franklin's resources include academic advising, a help desk and a library system. Each student also is assigned a Student Services Associate who provides support and guidance by answering questions about transcripts, financial aid or even how to purchase textbooks.
About Franklin University
Franklin University serves more than 11,000 students annually through its on-campus programs in Columbus, Ohio and the Community College Alliance. More than 250 community colleges in 32 states have teamed with the university to serve students. In addition to offering 24 undergraduate degree programs online, the over 100-year-old university has three master's degree programs, including the MBA and M.S. Marketing & Communication now offered in an online format. In 1999, Franklin was named as one of 15 educations organizations nationwide for a U.S. Department of Education pilot project, which ensures that federal financial aid is available to students pursuing college degrees through distance learning.