Sierra Nevada College and Capital Education Launch Online Adult Degree Completion Program

January 31, 2011

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev., Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Sierra Nevada College today announced the college will offer a new online adult degree completion program in partnership with Capital Education, a full service provider of online learning platforms for colleges and universities.

The program starts in February 2011 and will begin offering Bachelor of Arts degrees in business administration and psychology in the first term.

The Sierra Nevada College (SNC) online adult degree completion program is designed to provide working adults a non-traditional opportunity to complete a degree to advance their career from a non-profit liberal arts college. Students can transfer credits from accredited community colleges and other post secondary schools and use them toward a four-year degree. It is ideal for students who desire the experience and community of a traditional campus, but need the flexibility of an online program in order to complete their degree at their own schedule.

“Sierra Nevada College is excited to offer this excellent education opportunity for adults across the country,” said Richard Rubsamen, President of Sierra Nevada College. “Students searching for a high quality academic experience with the flexibility to meet their needs will find success through our program.”

The program features a best in class online software platform that keeps students interacting with one another and with the class professor in team assignments, group discussions and casual chatting. Students will experience an interdisciplinary curriculum based on applied critical thinking skills (not just grades and paper assignments) that relates coursework to real-world problems.

Students enrolled in the online program will benefit not only from SNC’s experienced faculty who focus on active learning but also from the strong foundation of a liberal arts college with a solid reputation as a leading institution for sustainability, entrepreneurial thinking and professional preparation.

Capital Education will work in partnership with Sierra Nevada College to deliver the program.

“The decade of experience that Capital Education’s team has in online course development and technology is unique,” said John Olsen, President of Capital Education. “We are excited to support the development of Sierra Nevada College’s online programs, enabling students to achieve success and helping Sierra Nevada College have a greater impact in higher education.”

SNC’s Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration Online Adult Degree Completion Program provides students with an outstanding business and management education that will help them to perform more productively and professionally in their current work place, be positioned for higher levels of responsibility, or be ready to start a new career or even their own businesses. Graduates will be experts in team management, problem solving, and entrepreneurial thinking, and will be prepared to further their education through business graduate programs upon completion of this degree.

SNC’s Bachelor of Arts in Psychology Online Adult Degree Completion Program is ideally suited for working adults who wish to move on in careers involving any area of human interaction as well as a sophisticated understanding of the self, leading to several attractive options in counseling, management, human resources and welfare, and education. The program is ideal for students seeking to further their education through graduate programs upon completion of this degree.

More information on the SNC Online Adult Completion Program can be found at http://www.sierranevada.edu/index.php?id=1343.

About Sierra Nevada College:

Founded in 1969, SNC is a private, not-for profit liberal arts college located in Incline Village, Nevada. SNC offers degree programs in more than 14 different fields, as well as offering continuing education programs, an acclaimed summer arts program, and masters degrees at satellite centers in Reno and Las Vegas, Nevada. The college combines the liberal arts and professional preparedness through an interdisciplinary curriculum that emphasizes entrepreneurial thinking and environmental, social, economic and educational sustainability.

SNC is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). More information can be found at www.sierranevada.edu

About Capital Education:

Capital Education is a full-service provider of online learning programs. For colleges and universities seeking to broaden their reach and build or expand their online presence, Capital Education offers a financially attractive, minimal risk solution for launching, expanding, and/or operating a high-quality online learning program. Capital Education works hand-in-hand with its partner colleges to deliver an enhanced online learning experience, and ensure students complete their programs and attain their degrees.

Capital Education is owned by K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN), a technology-based education company and leader in online education. More information can be found at www.capitaleducation.com.

SOURCE Sierra Nevada College and Capital Education

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