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‘Experience Your Future’ at South College open house in Asheville
Regionally accredited higher education institution to hold free event March 15
South College in Asheville will host an “Experience Your Future” event in March for prospective high school students and their parents, along with adults seeking to enhance or change their careers.
The open house will be held Thursday, March 15, 3-7 p.m., on the South College Asheville campus at 140 Sweeten Creek Road, conveniently located just south of Interstate 40.
The immersive open house event will offer prospective students live laboratory experiences with program instructors, particularly in such health care fields as medical assisting, surgical technology, and physical therapist assistant. Attendees will also have an opportunity to inquire about financial aid availability including grants and scholarships.
“The prospective students will be able to see where they’ll learn and how they’ll learn,” said Josh Huffaker, campus president of South College in Asheville. “They will be able to visualize themselves as a student at South College.”
South College is an accredited institution that offers at its Asheville campus certificate, associate, and bachelor’s programs in such fields as accounting, business administration, criminal justice, diagnostic medical sonography, engineering technology, health science (including pre-pharmacy), legal/paralegal studies, medical assisting, nursing, occupational therapy assistant, physical therapist assistant, radiography and surgical technology.
“We want to introduce our modern facilities to students who are still in high school or about to graduate and to also adults who want to elevate their current career level or even change course,” Huffaker said. “We offer academic programs in multiple fields of study, including many of the fastest-growing careers in health care services.”
The open house also will offer group and one-on-one financial aid counseling; assistance with the admissions process; details about flexible evening, weekend and online classes offered; and information about student support services, such as tutoring and resume assistance, provided at no additional cost.
The Asheville campus offers federal and other financial aid programs to those who qualify, including the “South College Promise Grant,” a tuition assistance grant funded directly by South College and awarded to qualified recent high school graduates. Eligible recipients receive $4,000 per quarter for a maximum of three quarters when enrolled in approved, full-time undergraduate degree programs.
The South College Military Grant program provides tuition benefits to veterans and spouses of veterans with honorable discharge status; active duty military and spouses; and dependents who are eligible for U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs educational benefits. South College has earned the 2017-2018 Military Friendly® School designation.
“We are confident that South College can put students on the right path for their educational needs and career pursuits,” Huffaker said. “We look forward to seeing many visitors and showing them our campus on March 15.”
For more information about South College in Asheville, call 828-398-2500 or visit https://www.southcollegetn.edu/locations/asheville/.
About South College
South College is a private institution accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to offer programs at the doctorate, educational specialist, master’s, baccalaureate, and associate levels. To learn more about South College, visit https://www.southcollegetn.edu.