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Beckfield College in Florence is hosting open house on June 11, tour campus, get snacks — and prizes

Beckfield College is hosting their first, post-pandemic on-campus Open House on June 11 from 3–5 p.m. The event is open to anyone wanting to learn more about career training education and visitors can tour the campus, including the classrooms, labs, and student areas.

Visitors will enjoy free snacks and refreshments and live entertainment from Q102’s DJ Fritsch. There will also be drawings for prizes including Fire tablets, fitness trackers, gift cards, and more (while supplies last).

Despite COVID-19, Beckfield launched two new programs in 2020, Medical Massage Therapy and Diagnostic Medical Sonography. The Sonography program saw immediate enrollment success and the program is currently on a waitlist. The Massage Therapy program launch faced some challenges due to the nature of the pandemic but over the last several months, the College has seen an increased interest from prospective students and potential employers looking for graduates.

“Beckfield College is focused on providing career training programs that benefit their students and align with industry demand” said Beckfield College President Diane Wolfer. “What we saw as a result of the pandemic lockdown, more people want to further their education in essential career fields – in areas like nursing, allied health and business.”

During the pandemic, Beckfield moved its theory and didactic classes to a virtual platform, while still offering labs of limited size on campus so students could receive the hands-on training necessary for their education. The College followed CDC guidelines for colleges before reopening the campus to students, faculty, and staff for on-ground learning.

Beginning June 11, most campus employees will be fully back on campus. The summer term beginning June 28 will still offer some classes online.

President Wolfer added, “Our goal is to have all students back on campus for the Fall term. One of the benefits to going to Beckfield is that we have always focused on offering small class sizes, so students have more interaction with their instructors and get the attention they need.”

Programs offered at Beckfield College also include a practical nursing diploma, associate degree of nursing, a 3-year bachelor of science in nursing, an online RN to BSN program, a medical assisting diploma, an online diploma in medical billing and coding, and online associate degree of business administration.

“After one of the most challenging years, we are excited about moving forward, expanding our programs and services, and graduating more students who continue to make our community better.” President Wolfer said.

Beckfield College is a career-focused educational institution with a campus in Florence which is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools to award baccalaureate degrees, associate degrees, and diplomas.

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