Here’s a great example of how colleges are adapting their programs to cater to the growing demand for lifelong learning.
One River School of Art and Design in Englewood, NJ will be launching specialized Digital Certificate Programs that will aim to meet the creative learning needs of adults in northern New Jersey. The Programs will be in four specific areas of interest: Graphic Design, Web Design, Online Marketing and Digital Photography.
“In today’s marketplace, adults want new digital skills that will contribute to their personal or professional growth,” says Matt Ross, founder of the One River School. “If you run a small business, having these skills can provide you with new services to sell. If you work in the corporate world, these skills may help to increase your salary or provide flexibility to gain a new position. On a personal level, these can simply be cool, exciting, and fun skills to have. Whatever the goals are of interested adults, our four Digital Certificate Programs will allow them to attain this valuable education at an affordable cost in a high-tech facility that’s centrally located and easily accessible.”
One River School of Art and Design’s Digital Certificate Programs will be flexible: they will allow students to customize their areas of study and tailor the days/times of their classes to mesh with their busy home or work schedules. The Programs will require students to take three required classes in their chosen specialty and complete their certificates by adding three electives from a large menu of class options, including “Intro To Online Marketing”, “Photoshop and Illustrator”, and “Blogging Basics”. There will be a maximum of 12 students per class, and each class will be taught by industry-leading instructors who also teach at major universities in the tri-state area.
“One River School of Art and Design’s new Digital Certificate Programs will be personalized for all of our adult students,” says Ross. “They’ll allow members of our community to gain experience with the latest digital creative tools, and be more competitive in their chosen fields.” Classes will begin in April.