When Annual Brackin was planning to return to college after 24 years in the corporate world, he had more to consider than just what classes to take: he was juggling family responsibilities, professional travel obligations and managing an apartment building.
Finding a program that allowed him to pursue a degree at an accelerated pace made the prospect more manageable.
“I was able to focus on one class at a time, getting as much as I could from each one without thinking too much about how far I was into the program,” Brackin said. “I waited 24 years to start back up in college, and I wanted that degree. One day I realized I was down to only three classes left and couldn’t believe how the time flew.”
Adult students like Brackin looking to take college courses can find out more about Harper’s programs at two upcoming information sessions.
A free session for prospective adult students is at 6 p.m. Wednesday, October 23 in Room A243 of Building A on the main campus, 1200 W. Algonquin Road in Palatine.
A separate session specifically addressing the Fast Track adult program will be offered at 6 p.m. Tuesday, November 12 in Room 122 of the Harper Professional Center, 650 E. Higgins Road in Schaumburg.
Both will provide overviews of Harper's degrees and certificates and allow interested adults to meet with admissions representatives for details on getting started on a higher education credentials.
Harper's Fast Track program offers an accelerated Business Administration associate degree and accelerated certificates in accounting, general and advanced management, human resource management and supply chain management.
The College overall boasts more than 50 degree programs. To RSVP for the info sessions or for more information, call 847.925.6081 or visit www.harpercollege.edu/mysuccess