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Q U A L I F I C AT I O N S F O R A D M I S S I O N : ■

Associate degree or a minimum of 48 transferable credits

One transferable English composition course (3 credits)

23 years or older with five years of documented, full-time work or volunteer experience

Completion of application including a personal statement/essay

2. Complete application

Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above

3. Answer two of the three essay questions

Computer technology proficiency

G E T S TA R T E D : 1. Meet with your local Enrollment Advisor CALL: 1-855-ALB-ARIZ (855-252-2749) or EMAIL: dcpaz@alb.edu

4. Request official transcripts be mailed from any previous colleges and universities to Albright College

FAST FACTS:

5. Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at www.fafsa.ed.gov ■

Accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association

Albright College school code: 003229 of Colleges and Schools.

6. All items to be mailed can be sent to: Albright College

Approved by the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education.

Accelerated Degree Programs

For those with more than 48 credits (including one English Composition course)

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who would like to pursue their major in a sequential and accelerated course of study. ■

Partner Community College Scholarship: Students who complete an associate degree

Mesa, AZ 85210 from one of Albright’s partner community colleges receive a $2,500 scholarship, upon acceptance to the Degree Completion Program.

Lots of people say, ‘I don’t have time.’ But I say, ‘you just can’t afford to NOT do something.’

Each completed course is equivalent to 3 credits.

Courses begin when cohorts (groups of students in the same program) form through the year.

Classes meet one night per week, from 6-10 p.m.

Classes are accelerated, five to seven weeks in length, and are offered continuously throughout the year.

Courses taught by a blend of Albright full-time and adjunct faculty who often also have professional experience.

– Erica Jackson, Information Sciences major

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Textbooks included.

Explore your major in an accelerated, adult oriented classroom.


WE’RE IN IT

It’s never to late to begin. We can help you start or finish your degree in as little as two years—

We know that by providing you with focus, structure, and an unwavering support system,

while you attend class once a week.

you can accomplish any of your goals.

We know how difficult it is to find the time to go back to school. Yet, we also know how

Earn a bachelor of science degree in one of our majors offered in Mesa, Arizona:

important it is to your future. That’s why we work with you step-by-step, challenge-by-

Organizational Behavior/ Applied Psychology

challenge, achievement-by-achievement, to make sure you reach your goals. We’ve watched

Business Administration

other potential students like you—from various backgrounds and ages—chart their course

Information Systems

to personal satisfaction and financial success. Albright’s Accelerated Degree Programs (ADP)

Our students often use the word “family” when describing the friendships and networking

can help you start planning for your future today. Whether you are a working adult with two

contacts they make through our programs, not to mention the reliable class structure and

years of college credits or you don’t have any college credits at all, Albright will help find the

caring faculty they know will always be there for them even after they graduate.

program that is right for you. In fact, our enrollment advisors are there for you right from the beginning, from your initial consultation to

One day a week really fit my lifestyle.

graduation and beyond.

– Cheyleen Cruz, ADP Student

What students usually value most is that we bring real world experience directly into the classroom. – Melissa Wells, Albright Instructor of Economics & Business

Start planning your future with us today. 1-855-ALB-ARIZ (855-252-2749) 2


P R O G R A M : B U S I N E S S A D M I N I S T R AT I O N

TYSON INTILE

Favorite Class: “Management Concepts” Location: Allentown

Employer: Fabcon Position: Project Manager

After he graduated from high school, Tyson took classes at a community college. He planned on becoming an English major at a college or university but postponed his studies after he landed a good job in construction, got married and started a family. “I spent a lot of time waiting for a better time to come, when it would be more ‘convenient’ to go back to school. But eventually I realized that things only become busier in your career and with your children. I’m really glad I went back when I did,” reflects Tyson. When Tyson enrolled in Albright’s DCP program (Degree Completion Program), his plans and priorities had shifted from his initial focus on the liberal arts. An established project manager at a successful concrete products company, he was looking for a degree that would have practical applications in his profession coupled with a broad business base. He also wanted to devote enough time to his wife and young daughter. “My wife is in graduate school and I work a lot, so time was really the issue. I looked at all of the online programs but I really wanted to experience the classroom environment. That was the major selling point for me,” emphasizes Tyson. With a number of convenient locations in Pennsylvania (one of which was close to Tyson’s house) and a straight forward, classroom-based program scheduled for one

My advice to people is not to put it off. It’ll be easier the sooner you do it.

night a week over the course of two years, Tyson found what he was looking for in DCP’s program for business administration. “Everything we studied from management techniques to strategy and planning helped me learn new techniques for my job.” Many classes and textbooks later, not to mention lunchtime and weekend study sessions, Tyson is on track to graduate with a GPA of 3.93. “The program has enhanced everything I do,” smiles Tyson.

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ON ALBRIGHT’S CENTER FOR EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING AND RESEARCH: “When I first met with the advisor at Albright, I was encouraged to put together a portfolio. This was a great opportunity for me, because I felt I had undergone relevant business training—everything from LEED certification to workplace ethics— and I liked the idea that I could get credit for things I’d accomplished outside of class work.


I wanted a broad degree that would have specific applications for what I do for a living and what I intended to pursue in my career. – Tyson Intile, Business Administration Major

OUTLOOK Business administration deals with the day-to-day operation of an organization as well as with industry-changing economic trends, business technologies, ethical leadership and effective management. Put simply, business administration is a holistic approach to creating

The projected outlook for employees in the management, business, and financial occupations shows that employment in this sector is expected to increase by 11% through 2018. Future employment projections show that occupations requiring a bachelor’s degree are expected to grow by about 17% through 2018.*

a successful, efficient and well-run company. The accelerated program in business administration prepares students for a wide variety of careers in finance, banking, marketing and management. This major also provides students with a strong foundation for entering a graduate school program. REQUIRED COURSES BUS 905 Management Concepts & Applications I BUS 910 Management Concepts & Applications II BUS 915 Managerial Economics

POTENTIAL CAREERS Sales Management Accounting Economics Human Resources Marketing Hospitality Management Operations Management International Business

Retail Management Finance Transportation & Logistics Management Information Technology Health Care Administration Entrepreneurship E-commerce

BUS 920 Marketing Management I

Also, occupations requiring a bachelor’s degree are expected to grow by about 17% through 2018. (BLS)

BUS 925 Marketing Management II

*Source: Occupational Outlook Handbook 2010-2011 Edition, BLS

BUS 930 Applied Macroeconomics BUS 935 Accounting I BUS 936 Accounting II BUS 941 Business Statistic BUS 942 Production Management BUS 945 Financial Management I BUS 950 Financial Management II BUS 952 Management of Information Systems BUS 955 International Aspects of Business BUS 960 Business & Society BUS 965 Integrative Capstone Course

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GET ON THE FAST TRACK TO YOUR DEGREE ■ Finish in approximately 24 months ■ Attend class only one night a week ■ Financial Aid is available ■ Scholarship opportunities for those with partner community college associate degrees ■ Three majors offered ■ Complimentary unofficial transcript evaluation ■ All classes in a single location ■ Attend class with other adult students ■ Classes are guaranteed ■ No “expiration” date on credits you’ve earned ■ Books included in tuition costs and delivered right to you ■ No technology or computer fees

Credits taken at Albright College in your major

Read about Tyson’s ADP experience: http://mesa.albright.edu/tyson

Credits accepted for transfer from previous schools

Learn more about the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration:

(Missing some courses? Take them at your local community college.

http://mesa.albright.edu/busadm

Life credit and CLEP exams can help make up the difference here as well!)

Schedule a personal appointment with an Enrollment Advisor to get started:

126 Credits needed to graduate from Albright College

http://mesa.albright.edu/advisor — 1-855-ALB-ARIZ (855-252-2749) — dcpaz@alb.edu

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P R O G R A M : O R G A N I Z AT I O N A L B E H AV I O R / A P P L I E D P S Y C H O L O G Y

Tracy Hemmerle

Favorite Class: “Management Concepts” Location: Pottstown

Employer: Vector Security Position: Assistant Central Station Manager

Once upon a time, Tracy thought her time had passed. Though she had attended college after high school, she hadn’t finished. And she noticed that the people who were promoted within her company all had their college degrees. When Tracy found out about the organizational behavior / applied psychology program at Albright, it struck a chord. For one, she thought it sounded like the perfect combination of psychology and management. But more than that, the program offered her a realistic path toward reaching her

Albright is the most adult-friendly program I’ve ever seen.

ultimate goal—to get her bachelor’s degree so that she could get promoted within her own company.

After she enrolled, she noticed that the classes fed directly into how she approached and solved problems in her job. “I gained so much insight—how to deal with people, how to motivate people, how to advance them to the next level. I actually took some of the things I learned in ‘Management Concepts’ and trained the supervisors in my department with it!” Though skeptical about DCP’s cohort-based program, where she would work with the same group of individuals through the entire program, after two courses, she was hooked. “We connected completely and built such a great support system for one another. Albright is definitely a place where you are supported and it makes a difference. With that kind of structure, you can reach your academic dreams.” In terms of Tracy’s dreams, her employer just chose her out of 1,500 people to attend a leadership program designed for the next leaders of the company. Oh, and after attending Albright, she added another goal to her list... going back to school to get a master’s degree.

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“I NEVER THOUGHT THAT THERE WOULD BE A PROGRAM WHERE I COULD ACTUALLY COMPLETE MY BACHELOR’S DEGREE.” Albright's innovative Degree Completion Program gave Tracy the tools and the opportunity to finish her degree in approximately 24 months. Whether you’re a working adult with approximately two years of college credit (or don't have any college credits), Albright will help you find the program that is right for you.


I never thought that there would be a program where I could actually complete my bachelor’s degree. – Tracy Hemmerle, Organizational Behavior / Applied Psychology Major

OUTLOOK Applied psychology is the scientific study of human behavior and mental processes, and how they are affected and/or affect an individual’s or group’s physical state, mental state and external environment. Its goal is to describe, understand, predict and modify behavior within the organizational dynamic. The accelerated program in organizational behavior / applied psychology prepares students for a wide variety of careers in social services, management, human resources, training and development. This major also provides students with a strong foundation for entering a graduate program. REQUIRED COURSES APS 900 Introduction to Organizational Behavior APS 905 Management Concepts APS 911 Introduction to Human Resource Management

Employment in community and social services occupations is projected to increase by 16%, growing by roughly 448,400 jobs through 2018. This is partially due to health insurance providers covering mental and behavioral health services, as well as an increase in the need for social services by many individuals. For those interested in more of the organizational side of this major, management positions are estimated to increase by 11% over the same time period.* POTENTIAL CAREERS Administrative Manager Corporate Trainer Customer Service Supervisor Master’s degree student in related field Human Resource Assistant Instructional Development Specialist

Admissions Counselor Manager Non-Profit Program Director Team Coordinator Training Coordinator E-commerce

Also, occupations requiring a bachelor’s degree are expected to grow by about 17% through 2018. (BLS)

APS 914 Abnormal Psychology *Source: Occupational Outlook Handbook 2010-2011 Edition, BLS APS 916 Topics in Psychology APS 920 Adult Development APS 925 Quantitative Analysis APS 930 Research Methodology APS 935 Applied Research Project I APS 936 Program Evaluation APS 938 Learning and Motivation APS 940 Ethical Issues APS 950 Group Dynamics and Processes APS 955 Human Diversity/Cross Cultural Issues APS 960 Professional Development Seminar APS 965 Applied Research Project II

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GET ON THE FAST TRACK TO YOUR DEGREE ■ Finish in approximately 24 months ■ Attend class only one night a week ■ Financial Aid is available ■ Scholarship opportunities for those with partner community college associate degrees ■ Three majors offered ■ Complimentary unofficial transcript evaluation ■ All classes in a single location ■ Attend class with other adult students ■ Classes are guaranteed ■ No “expiration” date on credits you’ve earned ■ Books included in tuition costs and delivered right to you ■ No technology or computer fees

Credits taken at Albright College in your major

Read about Tracy’s ADP experience: http://mesa.albright.edu/tracy

Credits accepted for transfer from previous schools

Learn more about the Bachelor of Science in Organizational Behavior / Applied Psychology:

(Missing some courses? Take them at your local community college.

http://mesa.albright.edu/obap

Life credit and CLEP exams can help make up the difference here as well!)

Schedule a personal appointment with an Enrollment Advisor to get started:

126 Credits needed to graduate from Albright College

http://mesa.albright.edu/advisor — 1-855-ALB-ARIZ (855-252-2749) — dcpaz@alb.edu

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P R O G R A M : I N F O R M AT I O N S Y S T E M S

Erica Jackson

Favorite Class: “Structural Analysis & Logical Design” Location: Harrisburg

Employer: Transportation Security Administration Position: HR Assistant

Erica went to college straight out of high school, but she left after two years. “I wasn’t disciplined yet,” she remembers. After that, she landed a job in retail, but she still felt unsatisfied. “I learned that I did not want to work retail!” Erica laughs. She talked to her father, who had been in the Air Force for many years and soon decided to follow in his footsteps. During her time in the service, she was able to take many courses in avionics instruments. She always planned to go back to school and finish her bachelor’s degree. It was many years later that Erica, a mother of six, registered for college again. Her oldest child had just graduated from college and her second oldest (who had just recovered from cancer)

My job directly benefits from my being in the program.

was about to return to college. Erica was determined to get a bachelor’s degree and follow her passion for lifelong learning. “There are a lot of people who say, ‘I don’t have the time.’ But I say this is about keeping yourself and your mind sharp, ‘you can’t afford to NOT do something.’”

After she enrolled in the information systems program, Erica learned how much taking classes and moving towards her degree would also improve her experience on the job. “I went to work and watched what I was being taught unfold before my eyes,” says Erica. One such class, “Structural Analysis and Logical Design,” came in handy when her employer moved all of their systems from one service provider to another. “Having that knowledge gave me patience during the switch and an understanding of the issues that came about,” Erica recalls. The program also showed Erica just how much she could accomplish. “Not only has my degree moved me into a different career, I achieved a life long goal ahead of schedule.”

ON DCP’S COHORT SYSTEM: “Albright’s greatest gift was the support system built into my classroom experience. Even when I couldn’t make it to class because of work, the instructors and others in my cohort made sure I wouldn’t miss anything. There was a real sense of camaraderie.” 7


Not only has my degree moved me into a different career, I achieved a life-long goal ahead of schedule. – Erica Jackson, Information Systems Major

OUTLOOK

Employment in the information sector is expected to increase by 4%,

There continues to be an increasing demand for college graduates who possess an information

adding 118,000 jobs by 2018. A gap will continue to widen

systems (IS) degree. Projections are for the needs to be further unmet over the next five years,

for the supply of individuals with a bachelor’s degree in Information Systems to fill individual IS jobs.*

as the gap widens for supplying skilled individuals to IS jobs. The accelerated program in information systems is based on common structures and degree programs in the United States and Canada. It also meets the recommendation of the Association for Computing Machinery, which sets a variety of standards in technology fields, as well as graduate study programs. REQUIRED COURSES IST 905 Fundamentals of Information Systems IST 910 Object-Oriented Programming Module I IST 915 Object-Oriented Programming Module II

POTENTIAL CAREERS Analyst/Programmer Applications Programmer Computer Systems Hardware Analyst Data Communications Analyst Database Manager/Administrator Information Systems Application Developer Information Systems Manager Systems Administrator Network Administrator/Manager Systems Analyst

SKILLS SOUGHT BY EMPLOYERS WITHIN THIS DEGREE: Different Learning Strategies Design Systems Research Oral & Written Communication Skills Critical Thinking Advising on Business/Research Work independently or on a team Investigate data to solve problems

IST 920 Information Technology Hardware & Software

Also, occupations requiring a bachelor’s degree are expected to grow by about 17% through 2018. (BLS)

IST 926 Discrete Math

*Source: Occupational Outlook Handbook 2010-2011 Edition, BLS

IST 930 Data Structures IST 936 Operating Systems IST 940 Statistics IST 945 Structural Analysis & Logical Design IST 950 Structural Analysis & Logical Design IST 955 Database Management Principles IST 960 Advanced Data base Concepts IST 965 Networks & Telecommunications Module I IST 970 Networks & Telecommunications Module II IST 975 Project Management & Practice Module I IST 980 Project Management & Practice Module II 48 + 78

Credits taken at Albright College in your major Credits accepted for transfer from previous schools (Missing some courses? Take them at your local community college. Life credit and CLEP exams can help make up the difference here as well!) 126 Credits needed to graduate from Albright College

GET ON THE FAST TRACK TO YOUR DEGREE ■ Finish in approximately 24 months ■ Attend class only one night a week ■ Financial Aid is available ■ Scholarship opportunities for those with partner community college associate degrees ■ Three majors offered ■ Complimentary unofficial transcript evaluation ■ All classes in a single location ■ Attend class with other adult students ■ Classes are guaranteed ■ No “expiration” date on credits you’ve earned ■ Books included in tuition costs and delivered right to you ■ No technology or computer fees

Read about Erica’s ADP experience: http://mesa.albright.edu/erica Learn more about the Bachelor of Science in Information Systems: http://mesa.albright.edu/is Schedule a personal appointment with an Enrollment Advisor to get started: http://mesa.albright.edu/advisor — 1-855-ALB-ARIZ (855-252-2749) — dcpaz@alb.edu 8


WHY CHOOSE THE ALBRIGHT A C C E L E R AT E D D E G R E E P R O G R A M ? ■

High Quality Education (in as little as two years): With our small class size and faculty support, you’ll learn, grow and reach your goals in our challenging programs. Most programs last 24 months.

Convenience: Our all-inclusive tuition covers ALL course expenses including books that we provide for you.

LEARN MORE ABOUT ALBRIGHT’S A C C E L E R AT E D D E G R E E P R O G R A M S

Our cohort-based program: Provides important support, instant collaboration and future networking contacts. (Find out more about cohorts below.)

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Transfers and work experience: Not only do we accept credits from most regionally accredited colleges and universities, but we will also take your work experience and consider any associated learning toward your degree. Guidance: Our Accelerated Degree Programs will provide you with supportive friends, consistent faculty support and excellent networks!

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What’s a cohort? A cohort is a group of nine to 15 adult students who complete the DCP as a unit. Students enjoy the collaborative learning that takes place within the cohort group, as well as the lasting relationships that develop.

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C O N TA C T U S Cohort start dates begin when around nine students have been accepted. Students may work on general studies and elective credits if needed while a cohort is forming. What does the cohort system mean to students? “It’s a built-in support system. My cohort encouraged me and gave me the drive whenever I lost it when things got really tough. It’s like we had a family within the class setting. I still stay in contact with everyone from the program.” – Cheyleen Cruz, Legal Assistant

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“We all came to the program at different stages in our life. What we held in common is that we were all willing to buckle down and help one another.” – Erica Jackson, Transportation Security Administration

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