Online psychology program ranked No. 2 by web site

Holmes' online psychology program was ranked #2 by national website.Holmes Community College was recently ranked #2 for Best Online Associate in Psychology Programs by TheBestSchools.org.

"Our team at TheBestSchools.org connects prospective students with the best online degree programs available," said Clifford B. Kvidahl, marketing and communications outreach coordinator. "This year, we reviewed all accredited online Associate's in Psychology degree programs in the U.S. to select the Top 25 programs in the nation. Holmes CC stands out as one of the best of the best."

In March, Holmes became the first community college in the nation to offer a psychology course, PSY 2543 - Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). This online course counts toward the 40 hours of training needed to apply for the Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) credential. The college also offers traditional psychology courses, including General Psychology, Child Psychology, Adolescent Psychology and Human Growth and Development.

"It is truly an amazing honor to have our psychology program recognized as #2 in the Best Online Associate's in Psychology Degree Program," said Jacqueline Bell, lead online psychology instructor. "Our psychology faculty work extremely hard to make sure we provide our students with the best educational experience around and are committed to an investment in the success of our students. Our faculty work to stay up-to-date on our evolving field by providing interactive and real-world application of content in our online courses. It is an honor itself to work alongside such dedicated individuals and I am grateful for the support of an amazing eLearning department staff and administration."

Holmes eLearning as a whole has been successful, as well. The Center for Online Education released its list of the 50 best online community colleges for 2017, and Holmes eLearning came in at number three in the nation. The college's eLearning program has also been ranked the #2 best community college in the United States in terms of "Best Value" by AffordableCollegesOnline.com (ACO), for standing out in both quality and affordability.

"I am proud to work with such an awesome team of instructors and administrators who always strive to offer the best learning experience possible to our students," Holmes Social and Behavioral Science Department Chair Tina Garrett said. "Our students benefit from the interactive nature of our courses and are fully prepared to enter the workforce or to continue their education. It is such an honor for our program to be recognized as #2 in the Best Online Associate's in Psychology Degree Program This distinction validates the greatness and dedication of our administrators, faculty, staff, and students. There is truly no place like Holmes."

To view the entire list, visit: https://thebestschools.org/rankings/best-online-associate-degree-psychology/.

For more information about Holmes' online psychology program, contact Bell at jbell@holmescc.edu or (662) 472-9168.

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