Moore County News

Follow Us On:

Motlow plans ACE Information Session

Posted on Monday, July 16, 2012 at 1:38 pm

Fayetteville – The Adult College Express (ACE) program at Motlow College is designed to provide educational opportunities for the working adult and will be the topic of an informational meeting to be held at Motlow’s Fayetteville Center on Tuesday, July 24 at 5 p.m. The information session will take place in room 017 of the Don Sundquist Center of Advanced Technologies. Prospective students are asked to bring their transcript if they have attended any school other than Motlow.

“The ACE program at the Fayetteville Center has been very popular with our adult students. It allows these students to go to their children’s school activities while leaving time for them to go to school also. The students love taking one class at a time,” said director of the center Laura Monks.

Degrees currently offered at the Fayetteville Center through the ACE program include: an AS (Associate of Science) in general studies, an AST (Associate of Science in Teaching) and an AAS (Associate of Applied Science) that prepares students for CDA (Child Development Associate.) In addition to the associate’s degree offered for the latter, childcare providers can also earn the Technical Certificate in Early Childhood Education that is embedded into this program.

Motlow is preparing to begin new groups or cohorts this fall for each of the degrees. “People generally have a lot of questions about the ACE program. It is structured for a busy adult to attend classes at least one evening a week to achieve a degree,” according to Monks. “Through this meeting we plan to explain the different degrees available and answer questions from those seeking information.”

Melissa Ogle of Fayetteville recently completed the ACE program and graduated from Motlow in May. “It was a dream come true for me. I started college 20 years ago and I wanted to finish. The ACE program was wonderful and allowed me to get my associate’s degree. Now I’m on my way to getting my bachelor’s degree through the Trevecca program at Motlow. It’s a hard program, but it is so worth it. I would highly recommend it,” she said.

Registration for fall enrollment at Motlow College will continue through August 17 with classes beginning August 27. For additional information contact Director Laura Monks by email, or by calling (931) 393-3000.