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Lindsey Wilson College Offers Degrees at HCCs Campus

Lindsey Wilson College will be having a ribbon cutting at Hopkinsville Community College on Tuesday, October 27 at 10:00 a.m. on the 2nd floor of the Administration Building to celebrate the recent partnership between the two colleges.

Lindsey Wilson College is offering classes on the HCC campus for bachelors degrees in counseling and human services, as well as a masters degree in counseling. Each program of study is set up with students convenience in mind since each degree can be obtained completely on the HCC campus. Having Lindsey Wilson on our campus allows us to extend even more educational opportunities to our students, said HCC President James Selbe. Many students have challenges with transportation. Partnerships like these help eliminate those types of barriers to education.

Lindsey Wilson College is home to the largest school of professional counseling in the nation. Its undergraduate and graduate programs in counseling are well respected among professionals. The need for professional counselors continues to rise in Kentucky and throughout the country. The Lindsey Wilson School of Professional Counseling has formed this partnership with Hopkinsville Community College to train future therapists for the region, said Martin Cortez Wesley, Lindsey Wilson Regional Director for Western Kentucky.

The bachelors degrees in counseling and human services can be obtained in 18 months for students who enter the program with 60 credit hours of general education from Hopkinsville Community College or any other accredited college.

The masters degree in counseling can be obtained in two years. The program requires that students have a bachelors degree, but that degree does not have to be in counseling.

Founded in 1903, Lindsey Wilson is a vibrant liberal arts college in Columbia, Ky., affiliated with the Kentucky Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church. Lindsey Wilson offers a bachelors degree in 21 career areas and a masters degree in three areas, including counseling and human development. In addition to Columbia, the college also serves students at 21 Kentucky, Ohio, Virginia and West Virginia. Its 2009-10 enrollment is 2,341.

For most Pennyrile region residents, higher education begins at Hopkinsville Community College (HCC). The college serves thousands of area residents each year as a comprehensive regional learning center providing academic and technical associate degrees; diploma and certificate programs in occupational fields; prebaccalaureate education; adult, continuing and developmental education; customized training for business and industry; and distance learning. As part of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, HCC provides real opportunity to real people transforming the economy of the region by transforming the lives of the people who live in it. Help us continue transforming lives and our states economy by joining the Kentuckians for Community and Technical Colleges at kctcs.edu.