San Antonio – At a grand opening held Monday, March 4, the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) officially opened the newest location of its Adult Degree Completion Program (ADCaP), the Pecan Valley Center located at 408 Bushick Drive. University and community officials were on hand for the festive event which included remarks from UIW President Dr. Louis J. Agnese and mariachis to entertain the crowd.
“The new center provides an affordable college option in an area of town that is surrounded by new growth and progress,” said Agnese. “We are equally pleased that the new center is located in the Southeast part of the city, an area that’s been historically underserved by higher education.”
The Pecan Valley Center, UIW’s seventh ADCaP site, is the first to be located in the southern part of San Antonio. The 9,000 square-foot facility has four classrooms and a computer lab as well as a student lounge and reception area. It will be staffed with a full-time advisor from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Undergraduate classes will be held from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Several undergraduate degrees will be offered at the new site including a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) with concentrations in Management, Marketing and General Business; Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Development; Bachelor of Arts in Human Resources; Bachelor of Arts in Administration; and a Bachelor of Arts and Applied Sciences. Additional undergraduate and graduate degrees will be added in the future. Applications are now being accepted. Classes will begin Tuesday, March 12.
UIW’s Adult Degree Completion Program was established in 1995 to give working adults the opportunity to complete their degree while still maintaining their family, social and career responsibilities. ADCaP offers Bachelor and Master’s degrees in San Antonio and Corpus Christi. The program has a reduced tuition rate, provides free textbooks to all undergraduate students, and has accelerated 8-week terms. We also have special tuition rates for military and veterans.