College Name Change Now Official
College formally changes name to Belmont College as of July 1.
St. Clairsville, OH (July 1, 2012) – 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 August
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
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Belmont College students Paige Harter (left) and Evan Marling pose next to one of
the College’s new signs touting the new name, logo, and colors. Updated
signage is being placed internally and externally throughout the College.
Paige from Bridgeport, Ohio is enrolled the Medical Assisting program and Evan is
a Welding major from Shadyside, Ohio.
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