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Glen Oaks receives approval to expand fully-online program offerings

Glen Oaks Community College will expand its distance learning offerings to include fully online programs
as a result of approval received from the Higher Learning Commission.

“We’ve been offering distance learning classes for over 15 years,” said Dr. Patricia Morgenstern, associate dean of
learning and workforce development. “The Higher Learning Commission approval gives us the “green light” to add whole
programs that can be delivered entirely online.”

“We are exploring the development of programs in both the business and allied health areas,” added Morgenstern.
“Distance learning has an appeal since it offers more flexibility for the students in that they can take classes on their
time, wherever they may be, as long as they can connect to the Internet.”

The college will launch its new fully online Mobile Applications Development program beginning with the fall semester,
which starts on Mon., August 26. The program is designed to provide students with an introduction to the mobile phone
applications market. Students will be trained in building, testing, and marketing their Android and iPhone applications.

The Higher Learning Commission accredits degree-granting, post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central