SUNY Plattsburgh and Adirondack Community College to Offer Two New Degree Programs
PLATTSBURGH, NY __ The State University of New York College at Plattsburgh and Adirondack
Community College (ACC) have added two new bachelor of science degree completion programs
for students in the Glens Falls region, including Saratoga, Washington and Warren
Students will now be able to complete a bachelor's degree in childhood education (grades 1 - 6) or management from SUNY Plattsburgh by taking classes in Queensbury, N.Y. These programs are in addition to the bachelor of arts degree completion programs in psychology and criminal justice already available to students through the SUNY Plattsburgh Extension Center at ACC.
"The success of the psychology and criminal justice programs through the extension center at ACC has led to the addition of these two new programs in education and business," said Dr. John Ettling, president of SUNY Plattsburgh. "The partnership between SUNY Plattsburgh and Adirondack Community College continues to grow."
Beginning this past fall, about 40 students signed up for classes in the psychology or criminal justice degree programs. The SUNY Plattsburgh Extension Site at ACC also provides courses for master's degrees in education, liberal studies and a bachelor's degree in nursing.
Thomas Corigliano, the SUNY Plattsburgh Extension director in Queensbury, N.Y., said, "There has been a tremendous response to SUNY Plattsburgh's introduction of bachelor degree completion program as ACC. These new programs will add exciting new opportunities for students in the region to pursue a quality SUNY education."
The childhood education program is intended for students who hold or will hold an associates degree in liberal arts by the time they begin classes for the bachelor's degree. The management program is intended for students who hold or will hold an associates degree in business (an AA or AAS).
Students will be admitted to SUNY Plattsburgh at the junior-year level and attendance may be on a full- or part-time basis. All Plattsburgh State courses will be held on the campus of Adirondack Community College in Queensbury.
The programs also require participation in an extended weekend course on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus during January in the second year of the program. Upon completion of the program, students will earn a SUNY Plattsburgh bachelor's degree.
Applications are now being accepted for the Fall 2006 semester. For additional information, or to apply for the program, students should contact Tom Corigliano, director of the SUNY Plattsburgh Extension Center at Adirondack Community College, at 518-792-5425 or email him at [email protected]
The State University of New York College at Plattsburgh opened its doors 116 years ago as the state Normal and Training School for teachers. Today, SUNY Plattsburgh is comprised of 35 academic buildings, 12 residence halls and stretches across 300 acres in the City of Plattsburgh on the banks of the Saranac. Plattsburgh State, which is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, offers nearly 60 majors within its three academic divisions of liberal arts and sciences, school of business and economics and education, health and human services.
As part of the State University of New York, Adirondack Community College is a two-year college accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The institution offers extensive Associate degrees and Certificate programs. Situated in the foothills of the beautiful Adirondack Mountains, the community college is conveniently located in Queensbury between Saratoga Springs and Lake George. Abundant in natural resources, the area is surrounded by numerous ski centers, rivers and lakes and the high peaks region of the Adirondack Mountains. The area is also home to cultural sites such as the renowned Hyde Art Collection, the Lake George Opera Festival and the Saratoga Performing Arts Center.