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Porreco Center Open House to highlight educational offerings in Erie

04/29/2013

 

Opportunities for career advancement and a fresh academic start in a supportive environment will be highlighted Tuesday, April 30, during an open house at Edinboro University’s Erie campus.

 

Prospective students can tour and learn about the programs of Edinboro University in Erie – The Porreco Center from 5 to 7 p.m. The campus, located at 2951 W. 38th St., offers the new Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree as well as an array of courses that enable Erie students to get a solid, full- or part-time start toward other degree programs without traveling far from home.

 

AAS, which complements certificate-level technical training with essential college-level math, communication and business instruction, can be completed in its entirety at the Porreco Center in as little as two or three semesters. Late-afternoon and evening classes also accommodate the needs of students who are working full time but recognize that the degree is the best route to advancement in their manufacturing or technical careers.

 

Janet L. Bowker, Porreco Center Director and Outreach Coordinator, said the campus, located just outside the city of Erie in Millcreek Township, is an ideal location for new high school or GED graduates, transfer students and those returning to the classroom after time away to continue their studies. In addition to easy access by car and bus – all EMTA bus routes are free with Edinboro student ID – the Porreco Center offers:

  • Small class size, enabling individual attention to student success.
  • A supportive faculty and staff that understand the needs of working students and those beginning college after time away from the classroom.
  • Attentive academic advising.
  • Remedial classes for students who need them.

 

In addition to these offerings and other educational opportunities, the open house will showcase the campus, a picturesque former farm that is attractive year-round but especially beautiful in springtime.

 

Information about Edinboro University in Erie – The Porreco Center is available by calling (814) 836-1955 or (814) 732-2544 or visiting http://www.edinboro.edu/porreco.