Aims Loveland Campus to Add DegreesSubmitted on: 03-27-2006
Students at Aims Community College’s Loveland campus will soon be able to enroll in new degree programs and courses as part of a number of improvements planned. In addition to the Associate of Arts degrees and Associate of Science degrees in Liberal Arts, Aims will add courses to allow students to earn Associate of Arts degrees in Pre-Nursing, Business, Criminal Justice and Elementary Education. “The strength of our campus is as the premiere entry to four-year institutions in the area,” said Associate Dean Don Abbott. “Aims students who continue to area four-year universities do better than students who begin at those schools as a freshman.” Cost is also a factor, Abbott said. “Currently, our students save enough on their two years at Aims to pay for their third year at UNC or CSU or other state schools,” he said. Aims anticipates making a competitive decrease in the tuition students pay who are outside of the Aims taxing district. “We are a great value, and we’re always looking at ways to improve that,” Abbott said. “And combined with our new course offerings, I am excited to see this campus boom.” The new course selection will begin with the Spring 2007 term. With the new courses will be an influx of new instructors. “We have an amazing collection of talented and innovative instructors on all of the Aims campuses,” Abbott said. “We want to share that wealth, so that instead of making the students come to those teachers and classes, we’ll have the instructors come to the students here in Loveland.” For people interested in personal interest and professional development courses in Loveland, there is good news as well. The Aims Continuing Education site in Fort Collins is being consolidated to the Loveland campus which will provide many new opportunities. “We will now have a full-time continuing education employee in Loveland as well as more personal and professional course offerings and faculty to consult with area businesses for customized training as well as determine the types of courses needed in the Loveland area,” said Roseann Guyette, interim dean of Aims Continuing Education. For more information on registering for classes and late-starting classes, visit www. aims.edu or call the Aims Loveland campus at 970-667-4611 Ext. 3300.
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