Through our programs in Continuing and Professional Education we encourage and support your efforts to invest in yourself.
We offer affordable and flexible opportunities to meet the needs of people like you - people who are working to build and advance knowledge and skill in their chosen professional areas. Our programs are developed and taught by experienced practitioners, professionals, and faculty who are expert and knowledgeable in their professional fields. Apply today!
Degree Completion Programs: Students experience a seamless transfer from Berkshire Community College (BCC) Associate of Arts degree in business administration to an MCLA Bachelor of Science degree in business administration. Once accepted into this program, you only have to complete 57 credits through MCLA - all of which are offered in Pittsfield or online. You can complete a bachelor's degree in less than two years of year-round coursework. Enrollment is also open to students who hold associate's degrees from institutions other than BCC.
FAST-TRACK: Designed for adult learners who have some academic, professional, and life experience, FAST-TRACK provides the same quality MCLA education that full-time day students receive, presented in a convenient format through online and hybrid course offerings. In addition, you may be eligible to receive up to 30 credits for learning experiences outside of a formal academic setting.
Early Childhood Degree Completion Program. Designed to support bachelors level degree completion for early educators. Cohort style, completed in seven semesters. New cohort will launch in September 2014. Link here for more information.
Online Learning: In partnership with Ed 2 Go, one of the largest providers of online continuing noncredit education in the US, MCLA offers a library of courses online in topics of interest, each for $99.
Adult Basic Education Program. These programs support community members interested in earning a GED, learning English, and preparing for college and career. Classes are free and offered both during day and in evening hours. Link here for more information.
Summer College: Each year MCLA's Summer College offers some of the best courses that the campus has to offer. Get ahead of your year-round college program or take a course you haven't been able to fit in. For example, you can obtain the equivalent of two years of Spanish in just two six-week summer sessions through our foreign language institute. And educators can accomplish significant progress toward their Master's degrees by taking week-long intensive day courses and achieving 3-4 credits.
CEU: MCLA supports professional development opportunities for early educators to earn CEU credit. Students participating in MCLA endorsed courses will earn .1 CEU for each hour of instruction. Students will be registered and their participation stored in our student records database. MCLA currently partners with several providers including the Educational Collaborative and the Preschool Enrichment Team. For more information link here.
Berkshire County Professional Development for PK-12 educators. MCLA continues to partner with the Berkshire County Superintendents Roundtable and the Berkshire Readiness Center to offer professional development that supports current topics, license advancement, and district initiatives. Link here for more information.
Summer 2014 information will be available here after January 1, 2014.
For more information on these programs, we encourage you to contact Dean Jake Eberwein, Division of Graduate and Continuing Education.