sessions college



(Tempe AZ - December 29, 2015)

Two leading pioneers in online education, Sessions College for Professional Design ( and Excelsior College, announce the extension of their educational partnership through 2017. Under the renewed agreement, Excelsior College’s Center for Professional Development will continue offering Sessions College award-winning vocational design certificates, in line with its mission of preparing students for "portable" careers.

"Every business, large or small, public or private requires talented designers for a myriad of projects. Continuing to offer our Programs through Excelsior means we reach more students and train more designers in this ever growing industry." stated Lou Schilt, Sessions College Executive Vice President.

Sessions College promotes the concept that design should never be a one-size-fits-all. The partnership provides an additional avenue to further shape and motivate students into unique designers with management and business skills. Whether they wish to remain as designers or develop their own design business, the one-of-a-kind training they’ll receive at Sessions College and Excelsior College will be rewarding.

Excelsior is a private, nonprofit, regionally-accredited, distance learning institution serving 40,000 students, globally. The College is home to five schools as well as several centers and institutes.

Sessions and Excelsior also have a separate, and exciting, articulation agreement under which Sessions College graduates of its Graphic Design, Web Design, and Digital Media degree and certificate programs can round out their education by earning a specialized Bachelor of Professional Studies degree in either Business and Management or Technology Management from Excelsior, a regionally accredited institution. In two years or less, students can take advantage of outstanding credit transfer program and academic partner tuition.

In addition, the synergy between the Sessions College and Excelsior is based on their shared values of:

  • considering innovation as a source of improvement
  • providing flexibility as a means of service delivery
  • acknowledging excellence as the path to success
  • honoring integrity, honesty, and caring as the basis for lasting relationships

“As the national conversation surrounding the cost and quality of higher education in America grows louder, these types of innovative institutional collaborations will only grow in importance,” said John Ebersole, president of Excelsior College. “Sessions College has been a valued college partner and we look forward to continuing our relationship.”

To learn more about the partnership and Sessions College, talk to us directly at

About Sessions College

Sessions College offers accredited visual arts online degree and certificate programs as well as individual courses. Its mission is to prepare art and design professionals for successful careers by providing the highest quality of online design education. Students gain a thorough training in the technical, creative, and critical-thinking skills that are required for a fast-changing industry.

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