Based on a 2009 survey, we learned that our student and alumni value specialization as well as management training and knowledge
Houghton, NY (Vocus) April 14, 2010
Houghton College is pleased to announce the addition of degree minors within the framework of the college’s P.A.C.E. (Program for Accelerating College Education) adult degree completion program. Minors in Leadership, Human Resource Management and Marketing will be offered to students at all six program locations (Arcade, Dansville, Jamestown, Olean, West Seneca and Williamsville) starting July 2010. Houghton College is the only higher education institution in Western New York to offer minors to adult learners.
In 1991, after two years of study and preparation, Houghton College offered its first accelerated course through P.A.C.E. The program provided a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management. By offering these additional courses, in both classroom and online formats, the college anticipates serving existing and prospective students through specialization. With these minors, students can seek ways to distinguish themselves from other job candidates and can receive further training in their own areas of expertise. Students will also benefit from curriculum which provides them with immediate opportunities for workplace application.
“Based on a 2009 survey, we learned that our student and alumni value specialization as well as management training and knowledge,” remarks Ronald Mahurin, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College. “As we looked at our regional competitors and national sister schools, we discovered that many offer specialized degrees, but none offer minors.”
Minors will be offered in Human Resource Management, Leadership and Marketing. Courses within the Human Resource Management minor will include employment law, conflict management or employee relations, business ethics, performance management or employee training and development. Leadership minors will focus on social psychology or psychology of personality, leadership development, conflict management and business ethics. Those minoring in Marketing will take courses that include marketing principles, advertising principles, marketing research and business ethics.
“I am excited that Houghton has given me the opportunity to take additional courses and obtain a minor in Human Resources Management,” states Robin Messenger who is completing the P.A.C.E. program in West Seneca. “I have new found incentive to complete my degree with Houghton’s new minors.”
“I am thrilled that Houghton’s Program for Accelerating College Education in Management is adding a minor in Leadership,” remarks Monica Thompson, a current P.A.C.E. student studying in Olean. “This program has exceeded my expectations and by adding the Leadership curriculum it will enable me to become an effective manager in the administrative field and a respected leader in my community.”
“We believe that our core program in management cannot be matched and should be preserved,” remarks Katherine Buvoltz, Associate Dean for Adult & Distance Education. “The addition of the minors will build upon the strengths of our program and equip students with additional skills for their future in the workplace.”
Houghton College P.A.C.E. offers a Bachelor of Science in Management in a convenient format for working adults. If you have approximately two years of college credits and are 25 or older, P.A.C.E. will allow you to conveniently complete your bachelor’s degree. Call us today at 1.888.874.P.A.C.E. or send us an e-mail at pace(at)houghton(dot)edu.
Houghton College, founded in 1883, provides an academically challenging, Christ-centered education in the liberal arts and sciences to students from diverse traditions and economic backgrounds and equips them to lead and labor as scholar-servants in a changing world.
The college of 1,200 students is located in western New York, just 65 miles from Rochester and Buffalo. For more information, please visit http://www.houghton.edu .