Up & Coming Weekly

July 02, 2019

Up and Coming Weekly is a weekly publication in Fayetteville, NC and Fort Bragg, NC area offering local news, views, arts, entertainment and community event and business information.

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JULY 3-9, 2019 UCW 17 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM Fayetteville Technical Community College is making a significant con- tribution to the education of people in our military community. FTCC leaders and educators work hard to positively impact the educa- tion of our students through their knowledge of an appropriate pedagogy for veterans, members of the military and their families. Competition is fierce, both in the military and civilian sectors. Today, more than ever, a good col- lege education can provide a competitive edge for military personnel. Whether students are active duty, National Guard, Reserve, retired, veteran, military spouse or dependent, FTCC's counselors, staff and educators want to serve them. FTCC wants to help students in these categories realize not only their educational and career goals but also their personal, individual potential. FTCC provides flexible, accessible, affordable education to support military students' needs. It offers over 280 programs of study in seven major program areas: arts and humanities, math and sci- ences, business, computer technology, engineering/ applied technology, health, and public service. Some of these academic programs are offered completely online. Many include rolling monthly start dates, programs for spouses like the My Career Advancement Account scholarship, fast-track degree programs, flexible courses, military certifica- tion programs, tuition-free transition tech programs for veterans, and university partnerships to provide ease of credit transfers to four- year universities. The FTCC Fast Track Degree program recognizes the value of military training and is able to combine credits from military training with FTCC academic credits. This unique program reduces the overall amount of time required for soldiers to earn credits to achieve a degree. At FTCC, online flexible courses allow soldiers to complete the course at their own pace and/or com- plete a military certificate program for additional industry credentials. FTCC refers to its military service members as "student warriors," and its goal is for these students to achieve great success. In FTCC's 2019 summer graduation class, more than 300 student warriors graduated with an associate degree. Over 1,700 more student warriors enrolled in classes throughout the 2018-19 academic year. Many of these students enrolled in classes while stationed throughout the United States and other countries around the world. Online courses provide student warriors with instant access to course materials and flexible study times. For soldiers' convenience, FTCC offers lunchtimes classes at the Bragg Training and Education Center and at the Soldiers Development Center. FTCC also recently began offering unit classes throughout the Fort Bragg community. With unit classes, an FTCC instructor travels to Fort Bragg for eight weeks to conduct the class. Many military organizations in the Fort Bragg area have taken advantage of unit classes, and the feedback has been positive. FTCC is excited to have been voted No. 1 by Military Friendly Schools and VIQTORY in the Top 10 Gold Category (Large Community College) for the 2019-20 school year. The school takes great pride in supporting our military and veterans com- munity. FTCC is home of the All American Veterans Center at the Fayetteville campus, where veterans serve other veterans. FTCC's Fort Bragg campus is equipped to handle all the educational needs of military service mem- bers and their dependents. We encourage service members to visit their education center on post to learn more about how FTCC can benefit them in their quest for higher education. CHUCK BRADLEY, Director of Military Programs, FTCC. COMMENTS? Editor@ upandcomingweekly.com. 910-484-6200. EDUCATION FTCC honored to serve military community by CHUCK BRADLEY FTCC provides flexible, accessible, affordable education to support military students' needs. Photo by Sgt. Christopher Hernandez L O C A L V E T E R A N O W N E D B U S I N E S S Signs Banners Business Cards Digital & Wide Format Printing Graphic Design Copies/Prints Binding/Laminating Notary Services Direct Mail Solutions UPS/USPS/DHL Shipping Packaging Ma terial/Supplies Document Shredding Mailbox Solutions Freight Services Westwood: 439 Westwood Shopping Center 910.860.1220 | theupsstorelocal.com/2974 Fort Bragg: Fort Bragg Mini-Mall 910.436.7877 | theupsstorelocal.com/4787 Steve Milburn, Owner ANYTHING! We Print, Pack & Ship! Happy July Happy 4 th July of Print/Sign Shop

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