Earn a Four-Year Degree Without Leaving Tri-C's Brunswick University Center
January 22, 2015
Picking a career can be daunting. How do you know what job will make you happy? How do you know you’ll earn a decent salary?
Changing careers, however, can be downright scary. Get into your 30s, add a kid or two, a job and a mortgage to the proposition, and the prospect can seem impossibly out of reach, especially if going back to school is part of the equation. Where’s the time? Where’s the money?
However, a couple innovative partnerships at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C)’s Brunswick University Center (BUC) are working to make retooling your education more realistic.
Those looking to conveniently and affordably earn a bachelor’s degree are in luck at BUC. Tiffin and Franklin universities offer courses on site, and class schedules are flexible; day, evening and weekend courses are available. Through Franklin, earn a bachelor’s degree in accounting and forensic accounting (double major); or management and leadership and business administration (double major). Tiffin offers a bachelor’s in criminal justice.
One-stop, budget-conscious shopping is available by earning your first two or three years of credit at Tri-C’s affordable tuition rates, then seamlessly transferring to one of Tiffin or Franklin’s four-year degree programs, without needing to leave the campus.
Through Franklin University’s 3+1 programs in accounting and business, a student can complete three years of courses at Tri-C’s tuition rate before transferring to Franklin to complete a bachelor’s degree.
BUC offers more than 100 courses each semester and a variety of associate degrees for those starting or returning to their higher-education journeys.
“We give job seekers an affordable, convenient way to continue their education if they want to make a career change,” said Terri Hradek, director of Brunswick University Center. “We offer life-changing opportunities for our students.”
Opened January 2011 and located at 3605 Center Road on the Brunswick Campus with the city’s high school and community recreation center, BUC is easily accessible from I-71 and Route 303.
BUC also has a complete enrollment center with a full array of student services on site, including counseling, advising, veterans benefit services, career counseling services, placement testing, library services, tutoring, computer lab, study lounges, science labs and Wi-Fi. Also, the Neighborhood Scholars Food for Thought series is available for senior citizens in the community.
No surprise that Brunswick University Center, the only Tri-C facility outside Cuyahoga County, is known as Medina County’s “Gateway to Higher Education.”
For the spring semester 2015 course schedule and general information, visit www.tri-c.edu/brunswick or call 866-933-5182. Spring semester classes begin Monday, Jan. 26.
Come to an open house on Monday, Feb. 16 from 10 – 11:30 a.m. or 2 – 3:30 p.m. to learn more about what Brunswick University Center has to offer.