Direct Degree: New College Option For Working Adults
“We believe Direct Degree will change the way you think about going to college while working full-time and juggling family responsibilities,” said Dr. Cindy Hess, TCC senior vice president and chief academic officer. “We know national data shows greater success and completion rates for accelerated, cohort-based programs. Students will be able to focus on two classes at a time and move through the classes as a group.”
Direct Degree courses are offered in 8-week blocks. Other features include 50 percent online and 50 percent classroom learning, academic and personal support for students, free math and English tutoring, and a yearly $500 textbook credit. Additionally, tuition is waived for summer coursework. Pre-selected courses add to the appeal of this streamlined approach for adult learners.
TCC will offer an Associate in Arts degree in Psychology in this accelerated format through Direct Degree. Classes will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. – 8:20 p.m. on the TCC Northeast Campus, 3727 East Apache Street.
Direct Degree has limited space and a selected admission process for the program. Additional eligibility and requirements include: computer and internet access, being college-ready (not needing developmental courses) and entering college for the first time with no more than six college credit hours earned.