ST. CLAIRSVILLE As of today, Belmont Technical College has officially changed its name to Belmont College.
More than a year ago, Belmont Technical College began exploring a new brand identity which included not only new colors and messaging, but also a new name for the institution. Enrollment growth and expansion into broader program offerings, including the Associate of Arts (AA) and Associate of Science degrees (AS) fueled the need for the college to adopt a new name that better reflects the current offerings of the institution.
Moreover, coinciding with the college's first fall semester beginning on Aug. 27, the AA and AS degrees will offer an expanded range of courses across the general-education disciplines. College faculty have developed over 30 new courses which will allow students greater access to the courses needed to fulfill the core curriculum requirements in place at many four-year colleges. The new and expanded courses belong within the general-education categories of English and Communications, Arts and Humanities, Mathematics, Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Natural and Physical Sciences.
"This is an exciting time in Belmont College's history," said Dr. Joseph E. Bukowski, president. "As Belmont continues to expand in the areas of enrollment and program offerings, we are also preparing to grow physically as we intend to build a Health Sciences Building in the near future which will accommodate all of our Allied Health programs. The new Belmont College name helps to set apart the campus by enhancing our reputation as valuable providers of a quality education with hands-on training, and industry specific degrees and certificates."
Included in the industry specific degrees and certificates is the Energy Institute which the college just recently announced. The institute will provide education, training, and preparation for employment in current and future sources of energy. Belmont College's Energy Institute will train and retrain individuals in the creation, management, and operation of sources of energy, such as oil and gas. Training may consist of job certifications, skill refreshers, industry specific certificates of completion, associate degrees, and/or transfer capabilities towards a four-year degree.