But Macknik cautions that you choose a college that understands the
needs of students representing a wide range of age groups. She
explains, “At Bryant & Stratton College, we maintain an atmosphere
where all of our students feel comfortable and welcome, whether they’re
just out of high school, or if they have high school kids of their own.
We also keep classes small so students who may not have been in a
classroom setting in years, can receive all the personal attention they
need to learn the material and not feel stressed that everyone else is
pulling ahead of them.”
Bryant & Stratton College’s commitment to lifelong learning
includes offering Retraining Opportunity Grants to those who qualify.
So, if you decide you want to finally earn your degree, they will help
you pay for college. They also offer other types of financial aid,
Bryant & Stratton College offers fast-track degree programs that
students can complete in as few as 16 months. They also offer degree
programs in industries that are hiring now, and are predicted to still
be hiring in the future; from technology and hospitality, to healthcare
and the legal field.
Earning your degree at any point in your life can pay off
significantly. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, people with an
associate’s degree will earn nearly $400,000 more over their working
life than high school graduates will earn.
Once you earn your degree at Bryant & Stratton College, you will
receive job placement assistance for life. So, not only will they help
you find a job when you graduate, they will help you find one years
later as well. In fact, they have a career placement rate of more than
90 percent college-wide.
While no one can predict what will happen with the economy in the
future, you can improve your career prospects significantly by
enrolling in one of Bryant & Stratton College’s fast-track degree
programs starting in the fall.
Bryant & Stratton College has two convenient local campuses: in
Syracuse on James Street (472-6603) and in Clay off Route 31 (652-6500).
Call them today to arrange a tour of one of their campuses. You can also visit www.bryantstratton.edu.
Le Moyne College
Le Moyne College’s Center for Continuing Education supports
adults in Central New York as they seek to enrich their lives and their
community through undergraduate evening degree programs, certificate
programs and credit courses. Evening degrees are offered in information
systems, nursing, sociology, psychology and English, as well as New
York state teacher certification.
For individuals seeking to enhance their professional qualifications
or acquire new skills, evening certificates are available in human
resource management, information technology, pastoral ministry and
post-baccalaureate RN to MS in nursing. This fall the college will
unveil a new certificate program in holistic aging, ideal for
professionals who work with or on behalf of older adults or those
interested in that general field.
The “Success for Veterans” program at Le Moyne College provides
veterans and their dependents with a one-stop service center, from the
point of entry until the time of graduation. Transfer credit for
military courses can be awarded on admission. Other services include
orientation to academic life, advisement, academic support and
tutoring, participation in our student veteran’s community, mentoring,
career counseling and an interface with the local veteran’s resources.
The journey back to the classroom is not a difficult one. Advisers
at Le Moyne’s Center for Continuing Education provide each student with
intensive, personalized support in planning their education and
adjusting to life on campus. They are also ready to work with those who
want a new challenge and opt to change careers.
“Our goal is to ensure each student’s academic success,” says
Patricia Bliss, director of continuing education. “That is a commitment
we take very seriously.”
In addition to meeting each student’s individual needs, Le Moyne
also offers innovative noncredit professional development programs for
special populations in Central New York.
For further information or to schedule an appointment with an adviser, call 445-4141 or visit www.lemoyne.edu/continuing_ed.
Le Moyne’s graduate programs provide the opportunity for adult
learners to advance their careers and expand their professional
horizons. Master’s level degrees are offered in New York state
certification for teachers and educational leaders; general
professional education for those interested in working with adult
education, health services and nonprofit organizations; physician
assistant studies; business administration; and nurse education and
nurse administration. A certificate in adult education is also offered.
What’s more, college officials continue to assess the need for new
programs and initiatives to meet the demands of the community.
Alumni and current students in the graduate programs are engaged
throughout the region—collaborating with urban, suburban, rural
elementary and secondary schools; treating patients in hospitals,
clinics and private practices; promoting nurse education and teaching;
and directing and providing strategic plans in small businesses and
“Through their applied knowledge and skills, Le Moyne students
contribute so much to support Central New York,” says Kristen Trapasso,
director of graduate admission. “Their many partnerships with business
and industry help in maintaining the vitality of this region.”
For information on graduate programs at Le Moyne, call 445-5444 or visit www.lemoyne.edu/admission/grad.
Phillips Hairstyling Institute will begin celebrating its
30th year in business this September. In 1980 Steven C. Phillips bought
the school he had graduated from eight years earlier. His approach to
education has been recognized locally, statewide and nationally. His
advanced training with the world’s masters helped him develop an
excellent method of teaching hair cutting and styling.
He believes that his philosophy of “students come first” is the
backbone for the 30 years of successful graduates. The school has also
assembled an outstanding staff of instructors, most of them Phillips
graduates, with an average of 12 years of teaching experience each.
One illustration of “students come first” is the fact that Phillips’
Cosmetology tuition is thousands of dollars less than their closest
competitor. As a matter of fact, all Phillips tuition costs less than
their closest competitors.
You can also see Phillips students in the Grange Building at the New
York State Fair where the school sets up a temporary classroom and
students provide more than 2,000 haircuts; two-, three-, four- and
five-strand French braids and manicures.
Students who want to participate receive free admission and parking
passes to the Fair and simply report to the Fair instead of their
regularly scheduled class at the school. This opportunity provides
Phillips’ students with excellent “hands-on” practical experience. This
will be the school’s 25th year at the Fair.
Phillips offers a full 1,000 clock-hour course in
Cosmetology/Hairdressing, which satisfies the New York state
requirement to take a state Board Examination for licensing. This
course is offered full-time days, Tuesdays through Fridays, 8 a.m. to
3:30 p.m., for 36 weeks; full-time nights, Tuesdays through Fridays, 4
to 10 p.m., for 42 weeks; and part time, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6
to 10 p.m., and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., for 52 weeks. Financial
aid is available for this course if you qualify.
To have a financial aid review, call the school at 439-2040.
Phillips also offers a Nail Specialty and Waxing course on an
as-needed basis. When the school has enough interest it schedules a
session. These courses run Tuesdays through Fridays, 5 to 10 p.m.
The school is located at 709 E. Genesee St., next door to the newly
renovated Hilton Renaissance Hotel, and offers free parking for its
students. For additional information, contact the school at 422-9656,
Ext. 13, or check it out on the web at www.phillipshairinstitute.com.
It’s hard to imagine a promising future when the economy is sluggish
and jobs are scarce. But this is actually a great time to think about
returning to school to finish the degree you started. University College of Syracuse University offers degrees you can earn part time while fulfilling your other responsibilities, like work and family.
And right now, you have a rare opportunity to prepare yourself for
careers that will be in demand when the economy recovers. Applicants
with bachelor’s and master’s degrees fare much better than those with
two-year degrees or high school diplomas. A college degree can
transform your life and your future.
Don’t be afraid that roadblocks will prevent you from reaching your
goals. Each challenge you encounter can be overcome with simple
solutions and determination. Consider this advice when you’re returning
to school as a non-traditional student:
• Don’t be intimidated by the thought of being surrounded by
students who are younger than you. There are many nontraditional
learners on campus, and adult students are highly valued as
contributing members of the college community.
• Choose from 200 different degree programs that can be completed
part time at Syracuse University. Academic programs are created with
the demands of the modern workplace in mind, using relevant course
material that keeps pace with a rapidly changing professional job
• Take advantage of flexible course formats. Classes are offered in
the evenings, online and throughout the summer. You’ll be surprised how
well they fit into your busy schedule, even with work and family
• Don’t assume you can’t afford an SU degree. Matriculated part-time
students are eligible for grants, scholarships, financial aid and child
care assistance. Higher education translates into higher earning
power—workers with bachelor’s degrees earn, on average, more than
$20,000 a year more than high school graduates, according to the U.S.
• Don’t “go it alone.” UC has knowledgeable, helpful academic and
financial aid advisors to help you every step of the way, from
registration to graduation. That includes choosing courses and majors,
identifying goals, obtaining financial aid, arranging for tutoring and
working cooperatively with other SU offices like disability or career
services. Your convenience is key—there are evening hours and a variety
of services at one location.
• Take part in all that college life has to offer. SU students have
access to world-class faculty and libraries, bookstores, computer labs
and recreational facilities. You can study abroad, complete an
internship and work with career counselors. After graduation, you’ll
enjoy the prestige of an SU diploma that is internationally recognized
for excellence, and become part of a connected, active alumni network
with representatives across the globe.
Call University College today at 443-9378 or e-mail us at email@example.com. We’ll help you get started!