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Motlow’s ACE program going online

Posted on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 1:08 pm

LOGO motlow college 001LYNCHBURG, Tenn. — Motlow State Community College has begun to offer its Adult College Express program online, Dayron Deaton-Owens, coordinator of ACE, has announced.

ACE is an adult-centered program for students 25 or older who are working toward earning an associate of science in general studies.

According to Deaton-Owens, Motlow has offered its ACE program for several years and launched the ACE online classes on Aug. 22.

This fast-track program offers a degree completion plan for busy adults and working parents. Through ACE, students can graduate in just 24 months, according to Deaton-Owens.

“We have been offering ACE face-to-face classes for many years,” Deaton-Owens said.

The ACE online program will offer all the benefits of the traditional ACE program, said Deaton Owens. Furthermore, the online ACE program allows the students the convenience of learning on their own schedule.

Through the ACE online program, students can complete college classes in an accelerated five-week format, with students only needing to hit a weekly deadline, said Deaton-Owens.

All online classes are taught by full-time Motlow faculty with experience in web course design and online instruction. Motlow does not contract out ACE online courses, according to Deaton-Owens.

“A Motlow online ACE class is more than a mere digital correspondence course,” Deaton-Owens said.

“The days of an isolated online experience are past. Motlow online ACE students participate in digital discussions, receive video and audio course content and receive prompt feedback from their ACE professors. The online courses boast an average student-to-teacher ratio of six to one,” said Deaton-Owens, “You won’t be another digital face in the crowd.”

One of the students who took advantage of the program is Daniel Owens, 31, of McMinnville. He completed the ACE program in May 2014.

“The ACE program allowed me to continue to work full time and focus on my family, all the while accomplishing my educational goals,” Owens said.

The way the ACE program is structured eased the hardships of managing his time between work, school and family, Owens said.

“The ACE program was a great opportunity to reach my educational goals as an adult,” Owens said. “This program showed me that I could go to college and be successful, while furthering my educational dreams along the way. Without this program, I would not be where I am today in my professional and college career.”

The ACE program was a great opportunity to reach his educational goals as an adult, said Owens.

“This program showed me that I could go to college and be successful, while furthering my educational dreams along the way,” he said. “Without this program, I would not be where I am today in my professional and college career.”

In 2014, Owens graduated from Motlow with a general studies degree and transferred to MTSU to pursue a bachelor’s degree in accounting. He will graduate from MTSU in May 2017.

The ACE Program is available at all four Motlow College locations: Moore County, Fayetteville, McMinnville and Smyrna.

The tuition for ACE classes is the same as the tuition for attending regular classes. To find out more about tuition, go to <www.mscc.edu/documents/business-office/tuition-fees.pdf>.

To find out more about the program or apply online, visit <www.mscc.edu/ace> or contact Deaton-Owens at <ddeaton@mscc.edu>.