Information sessions about Columbia Basin College’s newest type of business administration degree, which allows students to finish in as little as a year and a half, are available beginning June 12.
CBC will offer three info sessions about the competency-based education program so that anyone interested can learn about applying for the program, the academic requirements, prerequisites and what’s needed to graduate.
The new degree requires students to take the same 18 courses required of anyone pursuing an associate degree in business administration. But rather than require students to spend a specific amount of time in courses for the degree, students can move through the program more quickly if they can prove proficiency with the coursework.
That could trim as much as six months off the time needed to earn what is typically a two-year degree.
The program is particularly geared for people who started pursuing a degree in the recent past but were unable to finish and for recent high school graduates who may have completed college-level courses, college officials have said.
Program officials and CBC counselors will be at the info sessions to advise interested individuals. Here are the times and locations of the sessions:
• 11 a.m., June 12, Room 141 in the Health Science Center, Richland campus
• 5 p.m., June 16, Room 101 in the library, Pasco campus
• 11 a.m., June 19, Room 141 in the Health Science Center, Richland campus