BC Online Degree Info Session in Dickenson
Bluefield College is taking its inSPIRE Online Degree Completion Program to residents of Dickenson County, Virginia. Through an information session at the DickensonCenter for Education and Research, Tuesday, January 29 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., the college will share with Dickenson County residents the opportunities available through is Online Degree Program.
January 10, 2013
The Dickenson Center is located at 818 Happy Valley Drive in Clintwood, Virginia, and the information meeting is an open house style gathering, allowing prospective students to attend any time during the three-hour session.
“This will be a come-and-go type meeting,” said Brenda Workman, an admissions counselor for the inSPIRE Program. “Prospective students may stop by at any time between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to pick up information about the Online Program or to talk to an admissions counselor.”
Designed to provide working adult students from all walks of life the opportunity to earn an affordable, convenient, accredited degree, BC’s inSPIRE Online Program offers baccalaureate degree opportunities in human services, management and leadership, nursing (RN-to-BSN), criminal justice, public safety, and e-business and entrepreneurship.
“Bluefield College’s online inSPIRE Program has the working adult in mind,” said Workman, “with six degree programs offered 100 percent online and structured to provide students with all the necessary knowledge and skills for the job they want to pursue or the promotion they want to obtain.”
In keeping with a liberal arts education, the curriculum emphasizes a broad array of perspectives. Classes are delivered in an online format with close contact with professors who genuinely care about the students in the classroom. All faculty members possess a combination of academic credentials, practical experience in the field, and a commitment to the Christian heritage of the college.
“If you’re looking for an online college where you will receive personal attention from your professors, look no further,” said Workman. “Unlike most for-profit schools, Bluefield has a small student to teacher ratio (11:1).”
Classes are offered in an online eight-week course format with lecture videos available for viewing on desktop computers, Internet TVs and mobile devices. In addition, online discussion boards and virtual classrooms allow students to receive the same caliber of education enjoyed by traditional on campus students.
“This program is very doable for a working adult, offering two classes at a time for an eight-week session,” said Workman. “When those eight weeks are up, the next two classes start. If you don’t have any college credit, Bluefield College also offers the general education classes online that you will need.”
Bluefield College also has an articulation agreement with the Virginia Community College System, meaning all Virginia community college students with an associate of art or associate of science degree and a grade point average of 2.5 or better receive automatic admission into BC’s Online Program with credit for all of the college’s general education requirements, except two for Christian studies.
For more information about the inSPIRE Online Degree Program, visit the BC web site at www.bluefield.edu/online or www.bluefield.edu/inspire. For more details about the information session at the Dickenson Center for Education and Research, please contact Workman by e-mail at or by phone at 276-326-4293.