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SECTION 4 - EXTENSION AND DEGREE CENTER PROGRAMS AND COURSES

The Extension and Degree Center Program provides college opportunities for adults within their communities. Through these courses, county residents can explore new interests, acquire new information, and develop new skills.

Extension credit courses meet throughout the county at convenient times and locations. Currently, the extension centers include:

                        Andrews Air Force Base

                        Laurel College Center

                        Prince George's County Law Library, Upper Marlboro

                        PGCC at Prince George's University Town Center in Hyattsville

Courses at degree and extension centers are identical in title, number, course content, and credit to those available at the Largo Campus.

In addition, the college has three degree centers, Andrews Air Force Base, the Laurel College Center, and the University Town Center. Students attending classes at these three degree centers can complete all the requirements for an associate in arts degree in General Studies, as well as taking selected technical and career courses. Academic advisors staff each degree center during class hours to assist in academic planning. Library and audio-visual services also support instructional areas.

The administration of this program is under the office of the vice president for Instruction. The dean of Educational Development and Degree/Extension Centers and Special Programs, Dr. David James, has line responsibility. If you have questions concerning the physical facilities where you teach, if you need audio-visual equipment, or if you have any other "on-the-spot" problems, go directly to the building coordinator who is in the building during class hours.

 

EXTENSION CENTERS COORDINATORS AND CONTACT REPRESENTATIVES

            ANDREWS AIR FORCE BASE 301-322-0778 or 301-981-5949

            *Lynn Lubey, Supervisor
            
*Also is the evening site supervisor on Thursday.

**Mark Drummeter, Program Coordinator
**Also is the evening site coordinator on Thursday and Friday evenings.

Alberta Stith, Coordinator (Monday and Wednesday evenings)

Fran Fulcher, Coordinator (Saturday)

  LAUREL COLLEGE CENTER

            Nancy Grinberg, Program Supervisor   410-772-4162

            James Davis, Coordinator (Monday and Wednesday)

            Margaret Dyson, Coordinator (Tuesday and Thursday)

            Jereze Campbell, Coordinator (Friday evening and Saturday)

  LAW LIBRARY COURTHOUSE 
  UPPER MARLBORO, MD   301-952-3438

            Pam Gregory, 866-228-6110

            PGCC AT PRINCE GEORGE'S UNIVERSITY TOWN CENTER
            301-277-5934

            Dennis Huffman, Program Supervisor

           James Byrd, Program Coordinator
          
(Monday through Thursday evenings)

            Onwuchekwa Oktara (evening - F)

            CONTACT PERSON FOR EXTENSION CENTERS 301-322-0495

            Dr. David James

 

DISTANCE LEARNING

The distance learning program expands the capability of the college to respond to the changing needs of our learning community, delivering courses and programs through nontraditional means. Included in the distance learning program are:

                     Telecredit courses broadcast over the college’s two cable channels 24A and 25B

                     Online (Web-based) courses that are accessible via computer and the Internet

                     Interactive Video courses delivered through the Maryland Interactive Distance Learning Network (MIDLN).

Each of these alternatives provides learning opportunities for students who cannot, or choose not, to pursue an education through more traditional programs.

The director of Distance Learning, Mary Wells, is responsible for the administration of distance learning programs including their development, promotion, management, and evaluation. The director also coordinates the college’s participation in the MarylandOnline (MOL) which promotes sharing of distance-delivered courses among colleges. If you have any questions concerning distance learning programs, or if you are interested in developing a distance-delivered course, please contact the director at 301-386-7582.