The Irvine Valley College (IVC) Weekend Pathways program, which was first piloted last fall, will return in August. The first cohort starts in fall 2017, with the goal of achieving an Associate Degree in Science for Transfer (AS-T) in Business Administration. A weekend pathway offers students a path to earn an AA/AS degree or certificate in two years or less. It’s ideal for anyone whose schedule prevents them from taking courses during the week. Classes take place on Friday evenings and weekends, and are offered in a combination of hybrid, traditional, and online formats. Students can take four classes per semester, most in accelerated 8-week modules.
“The cohort model enhances student learning and success as students move through the program together,” said Traci Fahimi, IVC dean of social and behavioral sciences. “There is a dedicated counselor for this program as well, so students will be receiving additional, specialized support to help them reach their goals.”
Students who complete the program will have a strong academic foundation in business administration and will be prepared for upper division baccalaureate study. The AS-T in Business Administration is intended for students who are interested in the theory of business and are planning on transferring to a four-year university and majoring in business. To join the cohort or for more information, visit academics.ivc.edu/pathways.