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Adult Education Accelerated

DEGREE PROGRAMS

Individualized attention and experiential learning are hallmarks of the Concordia College academic experience. Distinguish yourself in a program that draws on our expert faculty and the ideal setting to help you excel.

Get the skills

TO GROW

Concordia's Accelerated Degree Programs are designed to give you the skills to be competitive in your chosen career or in graduate school.

The design of our Accelerated Degree Program has distinctive and important elements:

  • Developed for adults 22 years+
  • Classes meet one night per week, from 6-10pm
  • Courses are accelerated and presented in 4, 5, or 6 weeks
  • Complete one course at a time and earn 12 or more credits in one term to be eligible to apply for maximum financial aid benefits
  • Book loan program
  • Small class sizes, ranging from 15 to 20 students
  • Affordable tuition plus assistance processing your request for financial aid
  • Transfer Credit Policy: College-level courses in which students earned a grade of C or higher are considered for transfer from regionally accredited colleges and universities.  A maximum of 75 semester credits-which include CLEP, military credits, and Validated Life Experience may be transferred.

Courses of

STUDY

You will attain the skills and flexibility essential in a world where critical thinking, communication skills, and a broad understanding of history, politics, and religion are vital for future education and career opportunities. 65-semester credit program.

Concordia College's Associate of Arts degree gives the student a strong liberal studies background to go on in a major of his/her choice. The delivery is in accelerated format, allowing busy, working adults with few or no previous college credits to begin or continue with their college degree. Students take one course at a time, meeting one night a week. Occasional Saturday Seminars are required during the course of the program.

Accelerated Degree Programs of the Adult Education Division are available to commuter students over the age of 22. 

Below is a sample schedule. Courses are subject to change.

Semester 1 (15 credits)

Course Number Course Title Semester Hours
COM 234 Public Speaking  3
ENG 101 First-Year Composition 3
HUM 100 Living with the Arts 3
ENG 102 Introduction to Literature 3
THE 111 Narrative of the Sacred Scriptures 3

Semester 2 (15 credits)

Course Number Course Title Semester Hours
SOC 151 Elements of Sociology 3
PSY 181 General Psychology 3
MAT 121 Introduction to Probability and Statistics 3
SCI 100 Science in Context 3
BIO 153 Issues in Human Ecology 3

Semester 3 (15 credits)

Course Number Course Title Semester Hours
THE 234 The Christian Faith 3
PHI 101 Introduction to Philosophy 3
PSY 281 Developmental Psychology I 3
PSY 291 Developmental Psychology II 3
THE 252 World Religions 3

Semester 4 (20 credits)

Course Number Course Title Semester Hours
SOC 252 Race and Ethnicity 3
ECO 263 Microeconomics 3
ECO 264 Macroeconomics 3
HIS 102 Western Civilization II 3
ENG 241 World Literature 3
GOV 271 American Government 3
LAP  ----- Life Application 2

You will gain broad understanding and insights into psychology and sociology. Graduates from this program work in fields such as education, social work, counseling, human resources, business, and not-for-profit organizations.

122-semester credit program

Liberal Studies Core Courses: 45

Program Requirement Courses: 45

Elective Courses: 32

Additional classes such as liberal arts requirements may be required based on transcript evaluation.

Below is a sample schedule. Courses are subject to change.

Semester 1  (15 credits)

Course Number Course Title Semester Hours
SWK    336 Organizational Behavior 3
ENG    341 Advanced Writing 3
PSY   311 Philosophy of Social Sciences 3
SOC    420 Methods of Social Research 3
SOC    255 Social Problems 3
SOC    452 Senior Seminar in Sociology, Meeting #1 ---

Semester 2 (15 credits)

Course Number Course Title Semester Hours
SOC   455 Social Theory 3
SOC/BIO   215 Heredity and Society 3
SOC   241 Violence in the Family 3
PSY   294 Psychology of Exceptional Children & Adolescents 3
SOC   252 Race & Ethnicity 3
SOC   452 Senior Seminar in Sociology, Meeting #2 ---

Semester 3 (15 credits)

Course Number Course Title Semester Hours
PSY 481 Counseling Psychology 3
PSY 382 Social Psychology 3
PSY 385 Abnormal Psychology 3
PSY 483 Theories of Personality 3
SOC 452 Senior Seminar in Sociology, Meeting #3 3
  • Accelerated Degree Programs of the Adult Education Division are available to commuter students over the age of 22 
  • Students who transfer 60 credits or more must attend a minimum of five seminars.
  • Students who transfer 31-59 credits must attend a minimum of eight seminars.
  • Students who transfer 0-30 credits must attend a minimum of fourteen seminars.

While specific content is to be determined, Saturday Seminars in Behavioral Sciences include:

  • Writing in College
  • Critical & Creative Thinking
  • Child Abuse Identification
  • Religion Topic
  • Cultural Topic
  • Computer Skills
  • Conflict Resolutions
  • Career Resources
  • Sociology Topic
  • Business Topic
  • VLE Workshop

You will get a real-world education in all aspects of business, with a strong emphasis in the management of people in today's global economy. Graduates of this program are prepared to work as managers, vice presidents, entrepreneurs, financial advisors, human resources managers, and more.

122-semester credit program

Liberal Studies Core Courses: 45

Program Requirement Courses: 50

Elective Courses: 27

Additional classes such as liberal arts requirements may be required based on transcript evaluation. 

Below is a sample schedule. Courses are subject to change.

Semester 1  (15 credits)

Course Number Course Title Semester Hours
BUS 336 Organizational Behavior 3
BUS 331 Advanced Business Communications 3
BUS 335 Human Resource Management 3
BUS 234 Principles of Management 3
BUS 242 Principles of Marketing 3

Semester 2   (20 credits)

Course Number Course Title Semester Hours
BUS 437 Business Ethics 3
BUS 251 Business Statistics

3

ACC 223 Financial Accounting 4
ACC 224 Managerial Accounting 4
BUS 366 Money and Banking 3
BUS 352 Principles of Finance 3

Semester 3  (15 credits)

Course Number Course Title Semester Hours
BUS 281 Business Law I 3
BUS 361 Managerial Economics 3
BUS 371 International Business 3
BUS 321 E-Commerce 3
BUS 491 Strategic Management 3
  • Accelerated Degree Programs of the Adult Education Division are available to commuter students over the age of 22 
  • Students who transfer 60 credits or more must attend a minimum of five seminars.
  • Students who transfer 31-59 credits must attend a minimum of eight seminars.
  • Students who transfer 0-30 credits must attend a minimum of fourteen seminars.
     

While specific content is to be determined, Saturday Seminars in Business Administration include:

  • Writing in College
  • Critical & Creative Thinking
  • Investing
  • Religion Topic
  • Cultural Topic
  • Computer Skills
  • Conflict Resolutions
  • Career Resources
  • Sociology Topic
  • Business Topic
  • VLE Workshop

Designed for students who are interested in pursuing a career in a health-related administration field.

122-semester credit program

Interdisciplinary Studies Core Courses: 45

Program Requirement Courses: 53

Elective Courses: 24

Additional classes such as liberal arts requirements may be required based on transcript evaluation.
Below is a sample schedule. Courses are subject to change.

Semester 1 (12 credits)

Course Number Course Title Semester Hours
BUS 336 Organizational Behavior 3
BUS 331 Advanced Business Communications 3
BUS 234 Principles of Management 3
BUS 242 Principles of Marketing 3

Semester 2 (17 credits)

Course Number Course Title Semester Hours
SOC 255 Social Problems: Poverty and Discrimination 3
BUS 335 Human Resources Management 3
ACC 223 Financial Accounting 4
ACC 224 Managerial Accounting 4
HEA 361 Field Work in Health Services, Meeting #1 --
HEA 234 Health Care Management 3

Semester 3 (12 credits)

Course Number Course Title Semester Hours
SOC 252 Race & Ethnicity 3
HEA 355 Health Care Financing 3
BUS 281 Business Law 3
HEA 361 Field Work in Health Services, Meeting #2 --
PHI 211 Bioethics 3

Semester 4 (12 credits)

Course Number Course Title Semester Hours
HEA 441 Capstone in Health Services 3
SWK 395 Children, Courts and Care 3
HEA 361 Field Work in Health Services (100 Hours) 6
  • Accelerated Degree Programs of the Adult Education Division are available to commuter students over the age of 22 
  • Students who transfer 60 credits or more must attend a minimum of five seminars.
  • Students who transfer 31-59 credits must attend a minimum of eight seminars.
  • Students who transfer 0-30 credits must attend a minimum of fourteen seminars.

While specific content is to be determined, Saturday Seminars in Adult Education’s Accelerated Degree Programs include topics such as:

  • Writing in College
  • Critical & Creative Thinking
  • Child Abuse Identification
  • Religion Topic
  • Cultural Topic
  • Computer Skills
  • Conflict Resolutions
  • Career Resources
  • Sociology Topic
  • Business Topic
  • VLE Workshop

Designed for students who are interested in pursuing a career in a health-related field outside of nursing and social work.

122-semester credit program

Interdisciplinary Studies Core Courses: 60

Program Requirement Courses: 56

Elective Courses: 6

Additional classes such as liberal arts requirements may be required based on transcript evaluation.

Sample course schedule below, subject to change.

Semester 1 (12 credits)

Course Number Course Title Semester Hours
SWK 336 Organizational Behavior 3
ENG 341 Advanced Writing 3
PSY 311 Philosophy of Social Sciences 3
SWK 281 Working with Special Populations 3

Semester 2 (11 credits)

Course Number Course Title Semester Hours
SOC 255 Social Problems: Poverty and Discrimination 3
SOC 455 Social Theory 3
HEA 361 Field Work in Health Studies, Meeting #1 --
SOC 241 Violence in the Family 3
NUR 331 Prevention, Health Promotion and Risk Reduction 2

Semester 3 (15 credits)

Course Number Course Title Semester Hours
SOC 252 Race & Ethnicity 3
HEA 361 Field Work in Health Studies, Meeting #2 --
PSY 481 Counseling Psychology 3
PSY 382 Social Psychology 3
PHI 211 Bioethics 3
PSY 385 Abnormal Psychology 3

Semester 4 (18 credits)

Course Number Course Title Semester Hours
PSY 483 Theories of Personality 3
HEA 234 Health Care Management 3
SWK 395 Children, Courts and Care 3
HEA 441 Senior Capstone in Health Studies 3
HEA 361 Field Work in Health Studies (100 Hours) 6
  • Accelerated Degree Programs of the Adult Education Division are available to commuter students over the age of 22 
  • Students who transfer 60 credits or more must attend a minimum of five seminars.
  • Students who transfer 31-59 credits must attend a minimum of eight seminars.
  • Students who transfer 0-30 credits must attend a minimum of 14 seminars.

While specific content is to be determined, Saturday Seminars in Health Studies include:

  • Writing in College
  • Critical & Creative Thinking
  • Child Abuse Identification
  • Religion Topic
  • Cultural Topic
  • Computer Skills
  • Conflict Resolutions
  • Career Resources
  • Sociology Topic
  • Business Topic
  • VLE Workshop

Class

START DATES

Rolling Admission and registration means you can begin pre-requisite and liberal arts courses throughout the year.

The Accelerated Degree Program offers courses 12 months of the year.

New Student Orientation is held in January and August. Dates and location will be provided upon admission and enrollment. 

All classes are offered at our Bronxville campus.