Potomac College, founded in 1991 in Washington, D.C., is best known for its commitment to increasing student access to higher education. The school maintains commuter-friendly campuses in D.C., Vienna, Virginia; and also offers corollaries to many of its degree programs online. Military personnel and their families receive tuition at a 50% discount.
Before beginning classes with Potomac, students meet with an academic adviser to put together a curriculum plan meets their academic and professional needs. The personalized programs designed in these consultations can consist of on-campus classes, online classes, or some mixture of both. Of course, nothing is written in stone. Potomac student course plans are designed to be highly flexible. Advisers know that circumstances and interests change between the first day of class and graduation.
Potomac is also passionate about exposing its students to the real-world applications of their studies. Faculty are known to consult with local employers to build curriculum plans that privilege professional skills and market awareness.
Many of Potomac’s programs and classes are offered both on campus and through Potomac College online, allowing for a great deal of freedom for students who want to create their own educational experiences. Potomac Online uses the eCollege System as its online learning platform. Through it, students are free to access lessons, submit assignments, interact with peers and faculty, create calendars and reminders of due dates, and receive instructor feedback.
Potomac College online degrees include five associate’s degrees, six bachelor’s degrees, and one Master’s of Business Administration degree. Those looking for an associate’s degree can choose between accounting, network security management, information systems, business management, and international business. Associate’s programs are 60 credits and can be completed in as few as 20 months. Potomac Online’s Bachelor of Science degrees include accounting, government contract management, information systems, digital forensics, business management, and international business. Students can choose to specialize their 70-credit Master’s of Business Administration degree in management, marketing or finance.
In addition to its bachelor’s and associate’s degrees, Potomac offers a wide array of advanced and general certificate programs that include international studies, business, and network security management. At only 18 credits, these programs are quick. They are intended to enhance the expertise, skill sets and earning power for students who are looking to advance their careers. Likewise, the seven advanced certificate programs are only 18 credits, but their courses are more specialized and higher-level. They help students develop a command of technical subjects like health systems management, government contract management, and information systems.