MCLA to host information night for Degree Completion, certificate programs in Pittsfield August 5

NORTH ADAMS, MASS.—Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will host an information night for people interested in the College’s Degree Completion and certificate programs. The session begins at 5 p.m. on Monday, August 5, 2019, at MCLA-Pittsfield, the College’s new academic center at 66 Allen St. in Pittsfield, Mass.

The information session will provide an in-person opportunity to learn about MCLA’s Degree Completion program and the College’s new certificate programs in principles of accounting and network security.

No registration for the information session is needed, and there is still time to apply for the fall semester. To learn more, or apply to one of MCLA’s graduate or continuing education programs, visit, or call 413.662.5409.

More about MCLA’s degree completion and certificate programs:

Degree Completion

The MCLA Degree Completion Program is designed for adults seeking an accelerated, non-traditional pathway to completing a bachelor’s degree. Each program is delivered in a cohort-style learning format, allowing students to  work and study with a group of their peers and proceed through the program together. Classes are offered in the evening and online to help students meet the demands of work, family, and academic classes. Students in the program may be eligible to earn credit for prior learning in work and life experience. Additional college credits may be awarded via the College’s transfer credit process, and through the College Level Examination Program (CLEP). More info at

Certificate in Principles of Accounting

The Accounting Certificate is ideal for small business employees, those in career transitions or interested in building professional credentials. Aspiring bookkeepers and entrepreneurs will also receive academic benefits from this certificate. The program emphasizes skills using MS Excel, QuickBooks, and skills employers are seeking. The program may be completed in just over one year for students attending half-time. All courses in the certificate are eligible for transfer to MCLA’s Business Administration degree if graduates decide to pursue the degree. The program is a great alternative for students who may not be seeking a degree or CPA-preparation. Experiential, hands-on learning will be included in the program.

Certificate in Network Security

The Certificate in Network Security will provide participants with a strong, undergraduate-level foundation in networking, network security, troubleshooting, and problem-solving for computer networks. The Certificate in Network Security provides excellent preparation for a variety of career paths in business, education, non-profits, human services, or any endeavor that relies on networks and information technology.

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