Martinsburg College has a long history of educational innovation and student success. The college’s roots date back to 1980. Our historical focus has always been on workplace-related, short-term, skills education. Our experience in developing distance education programs and supporting our students’ educational needs have resulted in consistently high student satisfaction levels.
Consistency of Educational Experience
Our experience in developing distance education programs and supporting students ensures a uniform experience for all students at the college. All of our educational offerings must meet the institution’s standards. This means that students receive a consistent educational experience from one course to another.
The college provides certificate programs focused on industry and workplace skills. Most of the certificate programs also prepare students for industry certifications. Many of the college’s certificate programs are credit bearing which allows students to earn credits in addition to the certificate of completion and possible industry certification. Most of our certificate programs also transfer into associate degrees offered at the college.
Transferring from a Certificate program to an Associate Degree program
Several certificate programs offered at the college in the areas of business administration, information technology and healthcare administration transfer into Martinsburg College’s associate degree programs. Please note the transferability of credit to other institutions can never be guaranteed. Each institution determines acceptance of transfer credits based on its own policies.
Associate Degree Programs and Stackable Credentials
As many certificate programs transfer into the associate degree programs offered at Martinsburg College, students have the opportunity to earn multiple certificates of completion while earning credits towards an associate degree, while also preparing students for various industry certifications. This allows a student to earn a credential and acquire valuable skills even if they are unable to complete their associate degree.
Technology-Incorporated Distance Education
The college seeks to utilize technology to enhance the student experience. Our customized learning management system guides students through logical and intuitive pathways to learning. Students may utilize tablets, provided on loan by the college, to increase the flexibility and ease of studying.
In addition, via the online classroom, students can access electronic textbooks, student manuals, the e-reference library, and course materials, and communicate with instructional support staff.
Client Approach to Student Services
Each student is treated as a valued client. Students are provided support from initial enrollment through completion by receiving a detailed orientation, one-week post-orientation follow up, reminder emails prior to coursework and assignment due dates, follow up telephone calls, and the ability to check individual academic progress online at any time.
Academic, technical, and student services support is available Monday through Saturday. Students can interact using chat rooms, email, and/or telephone.
Upon graduation, all students are provided access to a virtual career center in partnership with the College Central Network, accessible 24/7. Please click here for more information https://martinsburgcollege.edu/career-services/.