Accelerated Studies Program

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    NextStep is a fast-track alternative delivery program. Through this program, students may complete an Associate of Science Degree in General Studies (University Parallel) or Business Administration (TTP) in 22 months.* Following completion of the degree, students may transfer to a four-year institution for completion of the bachelor's degree. NextStep is a component of the Accelerated Studies Program and is organized around a cohort concept. Generally, students attend classes two nights each week**, complete coursework via traditional, Interactive Television (ITV) and online modalities, and progress with the same group of students. Classes are generally held in 7 week blocks, allowing students continual progress through the program.

    * Completion time may vary according to the number of courses taken each semester.
    ** Based on course availability or student schedule, students may attend classes more than two nights each week.

    Refer to the A.S. in General Studies Degree Planning Guide or the A.S. in Business Administration Degree Planning Guide for a detailed outline of the degree program in the NextStep format.
    NOTE:  Students must contact Jennifer Thacker (423.354.5187) in order to register for classes in these programs.

    Prospective NextStep students interested in receiving additional information, please contact Jennifer Thacker via e-mail at or call 423.354.5187.

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