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SUNY Canton Legal Studies and Finance Degrees Named Among Most Affordable in the Nation

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

SUNY Canton’s four-year bachelor’s degrees in Finance and Legal Studies are among the most economical online programs in the U.S, according to SR Education Group, an organization that advocates for accessible higher education.

The group surveyed and ranked schools based on affordability. To be considered for inclusion, colleges are required to offer programs that are entirely online.

Most Affordable Law Degrees“We completed extensive research into the cost of attending different online colleges to enable students to find the most affordable online degrees,” said Kimberly Wetter, marketing director for SR Education Group. “With the average price of college skyrocketing, forcing many students to rely on student loans to fund their education, we were impressed with SUNY Canton’s ability to continue to offer affordable online degrees.”

SUNY Canton’s Legal Studies program, which was launched in 2006, was ranked 16th on the list. Students in the program have the opportunity to intern with law firms, courts, public defenders and district attorneys. Program graduates either attend law school or begin their careers working for law offices, government agencies or court facilities.
Most Affordable Finance Degrees

The four-year bachelor’s degree in Finance, which was ranked 17th, allows students to develop knowledge of banking, financial markets, insurance, and financial planning and forecasting and use this knowledge to start or continue careers in these fields. Seniors in the program can take advantage of internship opportunities to build practical skills and establish industry connections.

“Students in our undergraduate four-year Finance and Legal Studies programs receive a quality and flexible course of study to prepare them for careers in each field,” said Jondavid S. DeLong, dean of the School of Business and Liberal Arts. “The recognized affordability of the programs relative to others like them makes them even more attractive to students and their families.

Last year SR Education Group announced that SUNY Canton’s Bachelor of Science Nursing program was also one of the most economical online programs in the nation. To view the entire list of rankings, visit www.onlineu.org.

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service. Faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as eight exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 14 athletic teams compete as provisional members of the NCAA Division III and the USCAA.

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SUNY Canton Breaks Summer Session Enrollment Record

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

SUNY Canton has reached an all-time enrollment record for the College’s Summer Session term, which begins June 2.

“We have 1,808 students enrolled in our classes so far,” said SUNY Canton Dean of Academic Support Services and Instructional Technologies Molly A. Mott. “This breaks our 2012 record of 1,796 students.”

More than 150 courses will be available throughout three sessions, which allow students the opportunity to either get ahead and graduate early, or stay on track and graduate on time. Courses will be held June 2 to July 27, June 2 to July 6 and July 7 to Aug. 10.

Many courses are accessible via computer anywhere in the world and provide the same high-quality instruction SUNY Canton offers in a traditional classroom setting.

Students have the option to choose from general education courses such as English, finance, history and business. Elective courses include The Adirondack Experience, a one-week on-site course that allows students to learn digital photography techniques while paddling and hiking through one of the most pristine areas of the Northeast.

“Our success with Summer Session can largely be attributed to faculty members who present interesting courses on in-demand topics in a cutting-edge format,” said Mott.

Summer Session courses can also help satisfy degree requirements at other SUNY schools, which supports SUNY’s goal to facilitate a seamless transfer of credits across campuses. To register or to view the entire course listing, visit http://www.canton.edu/courses/summer.html.

Summer Session 2014

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier College for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and certificate programs. The College delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management, and public service to students in the North Country, New York State, and beyond. Faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to their academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as eight exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The College’s 14 athletic teams compete in state-of-the-art facilities as provisional members of the NCAA Division III and the USCAA.

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SUNY Canton Emergency Management Degree Named Among Nation’s Best

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

The Emergency Management Degree Online Program Guide website has named SUNY Canton’s Bachelor’s Degree in Emergency Management as one of the top ten online programs in the country.

The website, http://www.emergency-management-degree.org, is a resource for those who are interested in pursing a career in emergency management.

The program was chosen as eighth in the nation due to the curriculum’s emphasis on cutting-edge incident management and emergency operating center technology, as well as exercises and drills using virtual disaster simulations and hazard modeling.

Deepwater Horizon, courtesy of FEMA

“We are pleased that our Emergency Management program has received this recognition as a top online program,” said Jondavid S. DeLong, dean of SUNY Canton’s School of Business and Liberal Arts. “Our faculty works hard to assure students gain significant practical experience that prepares them for immediate employment in the field.”

The Emergency Management degree is one of SUNY Canton’s signature online programs. Students are able to participate in exercises and complete internships with local, state and federal agencies.

“Emergency Management is a growing field in uncertain times of natural disasters and terrorism; in response to this, many institutions are offering online emergency management degree programs as a way to prepare professionals for careers in this field,” according to the website.

Emergency Management Degree Program Guide

SUNY Canton is in the running to become the State’s College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cyber Security through a partnership with Clarkson University, Potsdam. The Colleges would become the first in the nation devoted to homeland security and would establish integrated education, training and research in a comprehensive public-private partnership.

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier College for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and certificate programs. The College delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management, and public service to students in the North Country, New York State, and beyond. Faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to their academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as eight exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The College’s 14 athletic teams compete in state-of-the-art facilities as provisional members of the NCAA Division III and the USCAA.

 

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SUNY Canton Online Staff Member Hits 200 mpg in Toyota Green Grand Prix

Monday, April 21st, 2014

Colton resident hand builds a car that appeared in “Total Recall” to tie for the top award in a national competition.

A February 1982 copy of “Mechanix Illustrated” inspired Jerry J. Bartlett to construct a futuristic coupe capable of reaching 200 miles per gallon.

Jerry J. Bartlett, SUNY Canton OnLine learning systems manager stands next to his 200 mpg Urba Centurion.

Jerry J. Bartlett, SUNY Canton OnLine learning systems manager stands next to his 200 mpg Urba Centurion.

Bartlett is a learning systems manager for SUNY Canton OnLine and a 2004 alumnus who loves to make modern technology more efficient. He tied for the Most Fuel-Efficient Vehicle award in the Toyota Green Grand Prix Doris Bovee Memorial Road Rally, held April 11 at the Watkins Glen International racetrack. He entered with his modified Urba Centurion, which was originally designed by Robert Q. Riley.

“The Centurion is built on a 1966 Triumph Spitfire frame with a custom body made with fiberglass over foam,” Bartlett said. “It runs on a three-cylinder Kubota diesel engine and can hit 65 mph. Attention to detail enabled the Centurion to rightfully earn its name on one of the most prestigious racetracks at the most unique green car and driver event on the planet.”

Bartlett recently won the Most Fuel-Efficient Vehicle award at the Toyota Green Grand Prix. His ultra-efficient vehicle is approximately 41 inches tall.

Bartlett recently won the Most Fuel-Efficient Vehicle award at the Toyota Green Grand Prix. His ultra-efficient vehicle is approximately 41 inches tall.

During the first stage of the challenge, he and a passenger drove on the racetrack for over 100 miles against more than 40 other contestants. The award was determined by calculating time, distance and fuel economy of each car. He ultimately tied with a completely electric vehicle. “The competition is a challenge of your technology, your ability as a driver and your car,” Bartlett said.

While building the Centurion, Bartlett modified the retro wedge-shaped design to be more aerodynamic, which gave him an advantage at the Green Grand Prix. The entire car is approximately 41 inches tall and the driver’s seat is about four inches above the road. He said the car performed better than taller, heavier, commercially produced vehicles during the rally because of its design.

The magazine article that inspired Bartlett 30 years ago now hangs on the wall above his desk. Early testing of the car began with hopes of meeting the 128 mpg touted in the article. The small displacement engine coupled with the low weight and custom gearing make it a desirable alternative to larger cars, especially when diesel fuel costs more than $4 a gallon.

His custom creation is powered by a 17 horsepower three-cylinder diesel engine and can achieve 65 mph.

His custom creation is powered by a 17 horsepower three-cylinder diesel engine and can achieve 65 mph.

His award came with a $1,000 prize. Bartlett donated all of his winnings back to the Green Grand Prix, which is a non-profit corporation. Robert Gillespie, Chairman of the Green Grand Prix said the mission of the event is educational and is used to promote sustainable transportation technologies. “This event is truly something I can stand behind,” Bartlett said.

The fuel-efficient Centurion had a big-screen debut. A version of it appears briefly throughout the 1990 movie “Total Recall” starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.

“As far as I know there are only three of these vehicles in existence,” Bartlett said. “One is the car used in the movie and it is in California. Another is in the Lane Motor Museum in Nashville, [Tenn.], and the other is the one that I built.”

Bartlett acquired the original wheels used on the “Total Recall” car for his own vehicle, but didn’t use them for the race due to their excessive weight. He also prepared for the race by dressing in a lightweight jogging suit and using a two-gallon fuel tank to reduce the weight of both the driver and vehicle. “Every pound matters when you are working with a 17 horsepower engine,” he said.

An avid do-it-yourselfer, Bartlett previously built a diesel motorcycle which averages 115 mpg. He also made a hybrid-electric trike that combines human and battery power. He lives off-grid in Colton and powers his home with solar panels and wind turbines. “The whole thing is one big science experiment,” he said. “Once you start, you can’t stop.”

The Centurion is one of Bartlett’s daily-use vehicles and can often be seen in SUNY Canton’s Parking Lot 5.

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SUNY Canton Opens Winterterm Registration

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

Registration is now open for SUNY Canton’s popular Winterterm online session, which begins Dec. 18 and concludes Jan. 16, 2014.

More than 80 courses are being offered in a number of disciplines, including business, economics, history and English.

Winterterm 2013-14

The session is tailored for students who want to catch up on degree requirements or get ahead and graduate early. Since the courses are entirely online, they can be accessed via computer from anywhere in the world.

“SUNY Canton’s Winterterm session offers an affordable, accessible, flexible online learning experience,” said Dean of Academic Support Services and Instructional Technologies Molly A. Mott. “Students from across New York and the entire country take advantage of the opportunity to earn credits during Winter break.”

Many of the courses offered during Winterterm are general education courses that help students fulfill graduation requirements; thus making it easier for students graduate on time or early.

To register or view the entire course listing, visit http://www.canton.edu/winterterm/.

 

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier College for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and certificate programs. The College delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management, and public service to students in the North Country, New York State, and beyond. Faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to their academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as eight exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The College’s 14 athletic teams compete in state-of-the-art facilities as provisional members of the NCAA Division III and the USCAA.

 

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SUNY Canton Nursing Program Ranked Among Most Affordable in the U.S.

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

2014 Most Affordable Online Nursing DegreesA university research company, SR Education Group, has recognized SUNY Canton’s four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree as one of the most economical online programs in the nation.

The results for 2014 were released on the company’s website, www.onlineu.org. To be considered for inclusion, colleges are required to offer programs that are entirely online.

“We have long been innovators in online education,” said SUNY Canton Acting President Dr. Joseph C. Hoffman. “This recognition highlights SUNY Canton’s commitment to providing quality education and meeting industry employment demands, while ensuring that the program remains accessible and affordable.”

The four-year Nursing program, which was launched in 2009, was ranked 13th on the list. According to a statement released by the company, their mission is to highlight colleges’ affordability and quality and making access to online college information more transparent.

“Our main objective is to shift the discussion around higher education from prestige and selectivity to quality and affordability while empowering students to become better-informed consumers,” said Sung Rhee, chief executive officer of SR Education Group. “Skyrocketing college costs combined with the rising burden of student debt are compelling many American families to look for more affordable college education options.”

Nursing

In addition to the four-year program, SUNY Canton also offers a one-year Practical Nursing certificate and a two-year associate degree in Nursing.

The ranking is the latest in a number of recent accolades for the College. Earlier this year, SUNY Canton earned a military-friendly school designation by G.I. Jobs Magazine and was chosen as one of the top 50 colleges in the country committed to saving the planet by the Online College Database. SUNY Canton also earned a spot in U.S. News and World Report’s 2014 list of best colleges in the Northeast.

 

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier College for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and certificate programs. The College delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management, and public service to students in the North Country, New York State, and beyond. Faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to their academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as eight exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The College’s 14 athletic teams compete in state-of-the-art facilities as provisional members of the NCAA Division III and the USCAA.

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SUNY Canton Opens Registration for 2013 Summer Session

Friday, April 26th, 2013

Registration is now open for SUNY Canton’s popular Summer Session, which begins June 3.

More than 100 online courses and several on-campus classes will be offered throughout three sessions: June 3 to July 28, June 3 to July 7 and July 8 to Aug. 11. Courses are accessible via computer anywhere in the world, offering local students and distance-learners the flexibility of earning college credit via the Internet.

summer 2013

“Our online courses offer the same high-quality education that SUNY Canton is known for, but in a flexible learning environment,” said SUNY Canton’s Director of Information Services and OnLine Learning Kyle Brown. “Students from SUNY Canton and across the country continue to utilize our Summer Session course offerings year after year.”

Although courses are available in a number of disciplines, General Education classes have traditionally been in the highest demand over the past several years, especially from students at other colleges and universities.

“Due to the fact that these courses are most easily transferable to a student’s home institution, we anticipate that they will fill up quickly,” Brown added.

Because taking online courses can help satisfy a number of degree requirements at other SUNY schools, they help support SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher’s commitment to ensuring student success by allowing a seamless transfer of credits across campuses.

Summer courses also help students get ahead and graduate early, or stay on track and graduate on time, which also supports SUNY’s strategic plan.

To register or to view the entire course listing, visit http://www.canton.edu/courses/summer.html.

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SUNY Canton’s Funeral Services Administration Program Receives Initial Accreditation

Friday, November 30th, 2012

The funeral services administration program at SUNY Canton recently received its initial accreditation from the American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE).

“By meeting stringent demands of the accrediting agency, we further highlight the strengths of one of our most intensely career-driven programs,” said SUNY Canton Interim President Carli C. Schiffner. “This accreditation is the result of months of work and the cumulative efforts of Program Director David R. Penepent and Interim Dean Kenneth Erickson, with help from many departments and individuals.”

David Penepent and Carli Schiffner

Funeral Services Administration Director David R. Penepent presents SUNY Canton Interim President Carli C. Schiffner with the certificate of accreditation for his program.

The College’s funeral services administration program is one of the very few four-year mortuary science majors in the United States. It is also one of the only programs of its kind within the SUNY System.

“The funeral services administration program has been designed to place a greater emphasis on the skills and knowledge needed to equip graduates with practical information that can be used in the rapidly changing funeral profession,” Penepent said. “Students in the program have an opportunity to apply the knowledge learned in the classroom in their practicum and internship experience in a funeral home of their choosing.”

Currently, the funeral services administration program has approximately 40 students. The program is designed for first-time first-year students and working professionals.

Student pouring embalming fluid

Marissa L. Caskinette of Norfolk, James A. (Andrew) Podeszedlik of Highland, and Justise R. DelFosse of Norwood prepare embalming fluid during a funeral services administration lab.

One of the program’s many advantages is that funeral directors who are currently licensed and working in the profession have an opportunity to complete their degree online and complete their bachelor degree at their own pace, Penepent said. The program grants licensed funeral directors life experience credits for their skills and knowledge in the profession.

“I wish a program like this existed when I was going to mortuary school because I would have had an opportunity to see how mortuary theory was applied in a real-life setting before graduation,” the program director said.

Future plans for the program include new classrooms, a restorative art lab, and a new multi-purpose chapel to be used for mock funeral services.

The ABFSE serves as the national academic accreditation agency for college and university programs in Funeral Service and Mortuary Science Education. The U.S. Department of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation recognize it as the sole accrediting agency for academic programs that prepare funeral service professionals. Receiving programmatic accreditation ensures that the program has been evaluated and meets, or exceeds, set standards of quality determined by the ABFSE.

The four-year program was unveiled in 2010 and replaced the College’s two-year mortuary science program. Previously it was a candidate for accreditation through the same agency.

Media inquiries should be directed to Gregory Kie, Media Relations Manager, or call 315/386-7527.

 

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SUNY Canton Announces New and More Efficient Administrative Structure

Saturday, November 3rd, 2012

SUNY Canton Interim President Carli C. Schiffner today announced several departments and offices were realigned within the College’s organizational structure to better support priorities including student retention, strategic enrollment management and efficient shared services.

Some of the major changes under the new organizational structure include Athletics moving back to Student Affairs, Information Services and University Police shifting to College Administration, and Online Learning and Admissions moving under Academics.

“Canton has been a leader in SUNY’s system-wide shared service initiatives, and today’s realignment by President Schiffner mirrors our broader efforts to streamline administrative overhead so our resources can support student services and institutional priorities,” said Brian Hutzley, vice chancellor for financial services and chief financial officer for SUNY.

“These changes will result in a more effective organizational structure that will allow SUNY Canton to better address its issues and priorities moving forward,” President Schiffner said. “The restructuring of these areas will allow us to focus on student success and better align us with the model of both our SUNY counterparts and colleges and universities around the nation. This is part of the evolution of Canton as we look to continue our remarkable progress.”

Schiffner mentioned the College’s increased focus on academics and student completion as well as future opportunities to continue saving money through shared services. Last month SUNY Canton and SUNY Potsdam announced more than $1 million in shared services savings, and Vice President for Administration Natalie Higley expects those efforts to continue to benefit both schools.

“SUNY Canton and SUNY Potsdam have worked hard together to consolidate administrative services, become more efficient, and direct a larger percentage of funds toward the education of our students,” said Higley, who works for both colleges and is an example of the new shared services model. “We’ve already seen progress in areas such as payroll services and information services, and we look forward to continuing to standardize our processes and procedures for future savings.”

 

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Registration Opens for SUNY Canton’s 2012-13 Winterterm

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Registration is now open for SUNY Canton’s extremely popular Winterterm online session, which begins Dec. 19 and concludes Jan. 15, 2013.

Winterterm 12-13

The classes are accessible via computer anywhere, which is convenient for local students and distance-learners alike.

“SUNY Canton has a reputation for providing quality courses, and our online offerings are no exception,” said Kyle Brown, SUNY Canton’s director of information services and online learning. “Our faculty members are extremely experienced in teaching online, and the thousands of students who have completed classes during Winterterm and Summerterm can speak to the quality of instruction they have received.”

Courses are not only open to SUNY Canton students, but those from other colleges as well. Brown said the college’s course offerings have become tremendously popular. “SUNY Canton has seen an approximate 20 percent enrollment growth each year, and we anticipate that trend to continue,” he said.

Courses in business, finance, criminal justice, social science and other disciplines will be offered. The entire course listing can be found at www.canton.edu/winterterm.

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