Accelerated Studies for Adults and Professionals (formerly the Accelerated Degree Completion Program- ADCP) provides a non-traditional learning environment designed to help adults and professionals complete a bachelor’s degree by attending class one night a week (or on Saturday mornings).
Our adult and professional studies program is designed with the working adult in mind. Students experience significant improvement in their communication and decision-making skills as well as leadership abilities. Knowledge and skills learned in class can be applied in the workplace from the beginning of the very first class. The Accelerated Studies for Adults and Professionals (ASAP) program provides each student with a solid foundation for further career development.
Careful attention is taken to select faculty members who understand the special needs of the mature learner. Program faculty members possess solid academic backgrounds and extensive practical work experience in business, criminal justice, jurisprudence, government, and consulting. This blend of experience and education enables our instructors to apply the theories and concepts of business and criminal justice to real issues faced in today's workplace.
Complete a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management or Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree in approximately 18 months, if college core requirements are met and 120 credit hours are successfully completed. Students typically transfer a minimum of 45 credit hours.
Convert learning from work experience into credit.
After entering the program, students can earn up to 15 credit hours for knowledge gained through work experience through Credit for Prior Learning (CPL). Veterans can use their official military transcript to earn credit hours for military training.
Attend many classes only one night per week.
Classes are scheduled from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. (8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays) so that students with full-time responsibilities at work and/or home are able to participate and complete the program. Some classes associated with the criminal justice degree are offered during the daytime.
(Note: College core courses and some elective courses typically meet twice a week in the evening.)
Enjoy small class sizes.
Business Management majors are formed into small cohort groups and remain together through completion of the program. Business students utilize their peers as a support group throughout the completion of the degree. Criminal Justice students also benefit from small class sizes thanks to the college’s low Student/Faculty ratio of 14:1.
Explore new and exciting possibilities.
Graduates are more marketable in the workplace. Many ASAP graduates continue on to graduate school.