(PRWEB) May 08, 2013
On May 6th, Brandman University’s Ameritas College welcomed its first class of students attending the Irvine campus for a Dual Language English Immersion (DLEI) program. The innovative DLEI program provides opportunities for those in the Hispanic community wishing to acquire a college degree by using a combination of onsite classes with an online component. This model addresses two vital areas: that of a dual language education in English and Spanish and the flexibility of courses that meet the needs of busy Hispanic working adults.
The incoming students will attend class one evening a week at the Irvine campus, with the rest of their coursework completed online. Further enriching the DLEI program for the Hispanic community is Ameritas’s robust financial aid opportunities for qualifying students, with 86 percent of the student body qualifying for Pell Grants and a majority of students also receiving scholarships. This makes the DLEI program both convenient and affordable for many students who might not otherwise have an opportunity to earn a college degree.
Brandman University’s Ameritas College has targeted the fastest-growing minority population in America in an effort to serve Hispanic students interested in attaining a college education. They also recognized the necessity to address America’s industrial and business community’s need for a bilingual workforce. Consequently, both students and businesses alike benefit from Ameritas College’s dual language education platform.
About Ameritas College of Brandman University:
Ameritas College is the newest college of Brandman University, which was originally chartered to serve military personnel as Chapman University located at the El Toro Marine Station, California in 1958. After receiving a grant from the Brandman Foundation, they became a separate institution, Brandman University. In 2012, Ameritas College was formed with the express goal to serve the unique educational needs of the U.S. Hispanic community. To that end, Ameritas College provides an affordable, high-quality dual language education to students who demand high academic standards but whose lives require greater flexibility. Ameritas offers its courses through Brandman’s Southern California campuses in Irvine, Palm Desert, Ontario, Riverside, San Diego and Victorville. For additional information, visit http://www.ameritas.brandman.edu.