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Holden University Center of Lakeland Community College expands partnership with Franklin University

Posted: October 12, 2021

The Holden University Center of Lakeland Community College has expanded its partnership with Franklin University adding more than 30 additional bachelor’s degree programs to its current offering.

“Franklin University has been a loyal university partner since our inception 10 years ago,” explained Kristina Willey, director for Lakeland’s Holden University Center. “Over the past 10 years, 79 baccalaureate degrees have been awarded to Franklin students in the partnership program, many of whom double majored. We are excited to expand the program offerings for our students opting to continue their education close to home in Lake County.”

Franklin University will be hosting a lunch and learn open house at Lakeland, Thursday, Oct. 21, between 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Refreshments will be served and guests will learn about Franklin’s programs offered through the Holden University Center including:

  • College of Arts, Sciences and Technology: Bachelor of Science in communications, computer science, cyber security, information systems, information technology, interactive media design, psychology, public relations, social sciences and web development.
  • Ross College of Business: Bachelor of Science in accounting, applied management, business administration, business forensics, energy management, entrepreneurship, financial management, financial planning, forensic accounting, human resource management, logistics management, management and leadership, marketing, and operations and supply chain management.
  • College of Health and Public Administration: Bachelor of Science in criminal justice, emergency management and homeland security, exercise science, health education and promotion, health information management, healthcare management, nursing (RN-BSN), public administration, public safety management and leadership, and sport management.
  • School of Education: Bachelor of Science in primary education (PK-5), adolescence to young adult educations (7-12), middle childhood education (4-9), and intervention specialist: mild-moderate (K-12).

“Franklin is committed to removing barriers to education, and Lakeland’s Holden University Center exemplifies that commitment,” said Bill Chan, Franklin University senior vice president of strategic alliances. “We are proud of our transfer partnership with Lakeland since 1999 overall and the Holden University Center over the past decade. We are eager to offer even more programs to Lake County. Lakeland students come to us prepared and they succeed.”

Through the partnership programs, many of Lakeland’s associate degree pathways are considered recommended paths of study for Franklin’s programs. Once all Lakeland requirements have been met, students will be required to complete a minimum of 30 credit hours of Franklin University courses through Lakeland’s Holden University Center to complete their bachelor’s degree.

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