Continuing Education (Part-Time Admission)

Students may enroll part time for undergraduate study at Lebanon Valley College through the Office of Graduate Studies and Continuing Education. Students are considered part time if they enroll in 1-11 credit hours per semester.

Part-time students enrolled through Continuing Education may register for courses offered during the day, evening, Saturday and summer sessions on the main campus in Annville. To obtain copies of course schedules or to get detailed information on all academic programs for part-time students, call 717-867-6213 or toll free at 1-877-877-0423.

A candidate for admission to any of Lebanon Valley College’s Continuing Education certificate or degree programs must submit a completed application formwith the required application fee. An official high school transcript is required if students have fewer than 24 semester hours of transferable college credits. Students planning to transfer to Lebanon Valley must submit official transcripts of all completed college or university courses. Official transcripts relating to military or business courses also may be evaluated for possible transfer credit. Although candidates may begin taking classes before they have been accepted, they must speak with an advisor before registering for courses. To arrange an admission interview with an advisor, call 717-867-6213 in Annville or toll free at 1-877-877-0423. Decisions on all part-time student applications usually are made within one month after the last required transcript is received.

Continuing Education Programs
Continuing Education offers credits programs on five levels: certificate, associate, baccalaureate, advanced professional certificates, and teacher certification from non-matriculating, post-baccalaureate students. Certificates are starter programs that approximate the beginning of a four-year college experience, ideal springboards from which to go on for an associate's or bachelor's degree. Advanced professional certificate programs are intended for persons who have already been awarded a bachelor's degree in one discipline and desire to study another discipline in some depth.

A second bachelor's degree may be awarded to adult students who already have received a bachelor of arts or science from Lebanon Valley or another regionally accredited college or university. In such cases, students must only complete the major requirement for the second degree, or a minimum or 30 credits, whichever is greater.

Bachelor's Degrees

The following majors can be completed through coursework offered in the evening: accounting, business administration, health care management, individualized, and psychology. All other undergraduate programs offered by the College can be completed during the day on a part-time basis. 

Associate's Degrees

An Associate's degree may be earned by students who have been admitted through the Office of Graduate Studies and Continuing Education and who have pursued the degree through part-time study. Students must complete a total of 60 credits, including a minimum of 15 credits-and 15 of the last 19 credits-in residence. Students must complete the requirements in general educations and in a major area of study.

General Education Requirements

All students completing an associate's degree must complete the following courses (please see the general education section for a listing of courses that satisfy each subrequirement): ENG 111, 112; one writing process course; one foreign language course; and one Liberal Studies course from the following areas: area 1 (history), area 2 (social science), area 3 (natural science), area 4  (mathematics), area 5 (literature and fine art), and area 6 (religion and philosophy).

Degree: Associate of Science with a major in accounting
Required courses:
Basic concepts of accounting including: accounting for business transactions, preparation and use of financial statements, and measurement of owners' equity.
Cost-volume-profit relationships, cost analysis, business segment contribution, profit planning and budgeting as a basis for managerial decision making.
Study of the application of accounting principles for noncurrent assets, long-term liabilities and stockholder's equity, including analysis of financial statements.
The course focuses on understanding the composition of modern business organizations with respect to the value chain they are a part of, relationships with other organizations in the value chain, and the functions and processes organizations use to create and deliver value to customers, stakeholders, and society. The course includes an introduction to key business communication software.
A study of the principles of management and leadership as they apply to the effective and efficient operation of for-profit and not-for-profit organizations regardless of their size. Emphasizes the organization's structure, leadership, interpersonal relationships, managerial functions, and methods for assessment and control.
The development of writing, speaking, and listening skills for business management.
Elementary principles of law relating to the field of business. The course covers contracts, government regulation of business, consumer protection, bankruptcy, personal property, real estate, bailments, insurance and estates.
The course examines how individuals and firms make choices within the institution of free-market capitalism. Individuals decide how much of their time to spend working and what to buy with the earnings of their labor. Firms decide how much to produce and in some cases what price to charge for their goods. Together these choices determine what is produced, how it is produced, and for whom it is produced in our economic system.
This course extends the study of consumer and producer choices to discover how they affect the nation's economy. Macroeconomics deals with the economy as a whole as measured by the key variables of inflation, unemployment, and economic growth. Emphasis is on both Keynesian and classical theories and how they predict what monetary and fiscal policies can be used to affect these variables and reach national economic goals.
An introduction to elementary descriptive and inferential statistics with emphasis on conceptual understanding.
One from:
Analysis and use of techniques for cost management and control; the accumulation and recording of the costs including job-order, process and standard cost systems, joint and by-product costing; contemporary topics such as activity based costing and just-in-time manufacturing.
A study of the process of evaluation of internal controls and interpretation of financial information to permit an auditor to express a professional opinion on financial reports.

Degree: Associate of Science with a major in business administration
Required courses:
Basic concepts of accounting including: accounting for business transactions, preparation and use of financial statements, and measurement of owners' equity.
Cost-volume-profit relationships, cost analysis, business segment contribution, profit planning and budgeting as a basis for managerial decision making.
The course focuses on understanding the composition of modern business organizations with respect to the value chain they are a part of, relationships with other organizations in the value chain, and the functions and processes organizations use to create and deliver value to customers, stakeholders, and society. The course includes an introduction to key business communication software.
An extensive introduction to spreadsheet, database, and Internet applications software as used in business. Through hands-on classroom instruction, computer-aided learning, and course project assignments, students learn the use of the major analytical software packages that are commonly used in business. The class teaches the basic principles of using this software to solve problems and to enhance critical thinking skills.
A study of the principles of management and leadership as they apply to the effective and efficient operation of for-profit and not-for-profit organizations regardless of their size. Emphasizes the organization's structure, leadership, interpersonal relationships, managerial functions, and methods for assessment and control.
The development of writing, speaking, and listening skills for business management.
Elementary principles of law relating to the field of business. The course covers contracts, government regulation of business, consumer protection, bankruptcy, personal property, real estate, bailments, insurance and estates.
The course examines how individuals and firms make choices within the institution of free-market capitalism. Individuals decide how much of their time to spend working and what to buy with the earnings of their labor. Firms decide how much to produce and in some cases what price to charge for their goods. Together these choices determine what is produced, how it is produced, and for whom it is produced in our economic system.
This course extends the study of consumer and producer choices to discover how they affect the nation's economy. Macroeconomics deals with the economy as a whole as measured by the key variables of inflation, unemployment, and economic growth. Emphasis is on both Keynesian and classical theories and how they predict what monetary and fiscal policies can be used to affect these variables and reach national economic goals.
An introduction to elementary descriptive and inferential statistics with emphasis on conceptual understanding.

Degree: Associate of Arts or Science with a major in general studies
Required courses:

33 elective credits chosen according to the student's interest, in addition to the 28 credits from the general education requirement.

Teacher Certification for Post-baccalaureate Students

Lebanon Valley College offers teacher certification to a variety of special students: students with degrees from other colleges, teachers seeking certification in other fields, or Lebanon Valley College alumni seeking certification for the first time. All candidates must meet the criteria for Admission to Teacher Certification Candidancy as detailed under the Department of Education.