Syracuse University announces new professional studies credit certificates available for part-time students
Syracuse University announces new professional studies credit certificates available for part-time studentsJuly 26, 2002Linda Kristensenlgkriste@syr.edu
The New York State Education Department has approved two new undergraduate credit certificate programs at Syracuse University. Designed for adult, part-time students, Applied Computer Technology/Network Professional (24 credits) and Legal Studies (26 credits) are both offered by University College, SU’s continuing education division.
Applications for these credit certificates are accepted on a continuous basis. Further information is available from Academic Advising at UC, 315-443-3261, by e-mail at PartTime@uc.syr.edu and on the web at , http://www.suce.syr.edu. Registration for Fall ’02 continues through Aug. 25 (with late registration through Sept. 9). The fall classes start on Aug. 26.
UC’s public information sessions for prospective SU part-time students will cover the new credit certificate programs as well as degree and noncredit program opportunities. The programs will be held at 5:30 p.m. at University College, 700 University Ave. on Tuesday, July 30 and Wednesday, Aug. 7.
Program information will also be available at the Academic and Career Exploration Day on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Courses for both of the new credit certificate programs draw from the Bachelor of Professional Studies (BPS) degree programs launched a year ago by UC. The credit certificate programs can be used as a stepping-stone for part-time students earning a BPS degree in either legal studies or applied computer technology or a career credential for those who have a bachelor’s degree but seek new competencies. Students in the Applied Computer Technology/Network Professional certificate program can also prepare for the Microsoft Certified Network Administrator (MCSA) certification.
The BPS degree programs and the new credit certificates are designed to respond to employers’ needs for the 21st century, contribute to the region’s economic development and benefit people in the local workforce. Admissions continue year-round for the BPS degree programs, which had an inaugural class of 68 part-time students. The 120-credit multidisciplinary programs develop teamwork, strategic thinking and other desired skills sets.