Sessions College was honored to receive a USDLA (United States Distance Learning Association) Silver award for Best Practices in Distance Learning Programming. The awards were announced at the 2016 USDLA National Conference in St. Louis, Missouri.
School President Gordon Drummond attended the ceremony to receive the Best Practices award for the Sessions CollegeAssociate of Occupational Studies in Graphic Designprogram. This is the fourth USDLA award for excellence and the second specifically for the Sessions College graphic design programs.
The Associate Degree in Graphic Design is a 2-year program that provides a thorough creative and technical training in graphic design techniques and software, giving students the skills, experiences, and portfolio of work to succeed as creative professionals.
The annual USDLA awards recognize achievement in distance learning by identifying programs that are exemplary - offering outstanding interactivity, online design, technology, and assessment.
"As a premier organization for the entire distance learning profession, we are honoring Sessions College as a leader in the industry," said Dr. John G. Flores, Executive Director of USDLA and Program Professor at Nova Southeastern University." Sessions College has raised the bar of excellence and we are truly honored by its contributions within all distance learning constituencies."
Launched in 2010, the Associate Degree in Graphic Design program has become one of the most effective, affordable art/design programs available online. With a Design Business course, Capstone Project, and Portfolio Review. the program has a specific focus on career preparation. Sessions College is also the sole developer of the program's learning materials. This is in line with its mission to be ahead of the trend for portable digital education materials with no dependency on external sources for content, technology, learning tools and processes.
"The award is a tremendous honor, a tribute to the development team, faculty, staff, and students who have made the program a success." stated Drummond. "Not only does the program deliver the skills, experiences, and portfolio of work that students need to succeed as creative professionals. It also delivers student outcomes - affordable tuition, high graduation rates, low loan debt, and good employment data - that provide value to our students and set us apart in online education."
The United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) is a 501(c) 3 non-profit association formed in 1987 and is located in Boston, Massachusetts. The associationreaches 20,000 people globally with sponsors and members operating in and influencing 46% of the $913 billion dollar U.S. education and training market. USDLA promotes the development and application of distance learning for education and training and serves the needs of the distance learning community by providing advocacy, information, networking and opportunity. Distance learning and training constituencies served include pre-k-12 education, higher and continuing education, home schooling as well as business, corporate, military, government and telehealth markets. The USDLA trademarked logo is the recognized worldwide symbol of dedicated professionals committed to the distance learning industry. http://www.usdla.org
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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