TEMPLE, AZ - 1/25/2016 (PRESS RELEASE JET) -- Two leading pioneers in online education, Sessions College for Professional Design and Excelsior College, announce the extension of their educational partnership through 2017. Under the renewed agreement, Excelsior College’s Center for Professional Development will continue offering Sessions College award-winning vocational design certificates, in line with its mission of preparing students for "portable" careers.
"Every business, large or small, public or private requires talented designers for a myriad of projects. Continuing to offer our Programs through Excelsior means we reach more students and train more designers in this ever growing industry." stated Lou Schilt, Sessions College Executive Vice President.
Sessions College promotes the concept that design should never be a one-size-fits-all. The partnership provides an additional avenue to further shape and motivate students into unique designers with management and business skills. Whether they wish to remain as designers or develop their own design business, the one-of-a-kind training they’ll receive at Sessions College and Excelsior College will be rewarding.
Excelsior is a private, nonprofit, regionally-accredited, distance learning institution serving 40,000 students, globally. The College is home to five schools as well as several centers and institutes.
Sessions and Excelsior also have a separate, and exciting, articulation agreement under which Sessions College graduates of its Graphic Design, Web Design, and Digital Media degree and certificate programs can round out their education by earning a specialized Bachelor of Professional Studies degree in either Business and Management or Technology Management from Excelsior, a regionally accredited institution. In two years or less, students can take advantage of outstanding credit transfer program and academic partner tuition.
“As the national conversation surrounding the cost and quality of higher education in America grows louder, these types of innovative institutional collaborations will only grow in importance,” said John Ebersole, president of Excelsior College. “Sessions College has been a valued college partner and we look forward to continuing our relationship.”
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About Sessions College
Founded in 1997, Sessions College for Professional Design www.sessions.edu offers degree and certificate programs in the visual arts. Our mission is to prepare art and design professionals for successful careers by providing the highest quality of online arts education. Our students gain a thorough training in the technical, creative, and critical thinking skills that are required for a fast-changing industry. Sessions College is nationally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) and regionally accredited at the certificate level by The Middle States Commission on Secondary Schools. Sessions is licensed by the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education
About Excelsior College
Excelsior College www.excelsior.edu is a regionally accredited, nonprofit distance learning institution that focuses on removing obstacles to the educational goals of adult learners. Founded in 1971 and located in Albany, NY, Excelsior is a proven leader in the assessment and validation of student knowledge. It offers more efficient and affordable access to degree completion through multiple avenues: its own online courses and college-level proficiency examinations, and the acceptance in transfer of credit from other colleges and universities as well as recognized corporate and military training programs. Excelsior College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.