An accelerated degree program through Concordia University could be available in Dearborn as soon as March.
Saul Davis, who is serving as the director of the new arm of the Ann Arbor-based university in Dearborn, said the timeline for opening depends on the build-out process for the school.
Concordia is a private, liberal arts college based out of Ann Arbor. It’s affiliated with the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. In 2012, the Michigan branch of the school merged underneath Concordia University of Wisconsin.
Since then, it has announced the satellite campuses in Dearborn and Frankenmuth. The Dearborn school will be located at 22720 Michigan Ave.
Davis said that welcoming events aimed at generating interest for possible students—called Get Started Nights—are being planned. One already took place in December.
The accelerated degree program will allow students to take classes over a 6-8 week period, and are geared toward working adults.
Programs will include accounting, criminal justice and nursing, plus masters programs in business management and leadership management.
Classes will be small, and internship possibilities are already being explored.
“There will be 15-20 students per class,” Davis said, adding that the campus will “have state-of-the-art computer labs” and common areas for students to work and study in as well.
The Concordia campus will be part of an already wide array of options for students in Dearborn. The city is home to Henry Ford Community College, the University of Michigan-Dearborn, the Everest Institute, ITT Technical Institute, Sanford Brown College, Central Michigan University, Spring Arbor University, and the Kaplan Career Institute.
To learn more about Concordia’s programs, visit www.cuaa.edu.