Friday, December 29, 2017

Born to be an Information Technology Major – Meet Joe Turner

When Joe Turner was a child, his parents noticed him tinkering with their computers at home more often than they would have liked. But they eventually realized it was the beginning of his passion.

As Joe grew older and considered what to study in college, his parents reminded him how much he loved working with computers and urged him to study Information Technology. By the time Joe approached his high school graduation, his interest in computers continued to develop, so he applied to Bucks County Community College (BCCC) for their Information Technology program and started in 2014.

After excelling during his associate degree program, Joe decided to take things one step further and earn his bachelor’s degree. Joe fondly recalls “discovering” Peirce College in the months leading up to his graduation from BCCC.

“When I saw that I could finish my IT degree, all of my classes would transfer, and I could complete the entire program online,” recalls Joe, “it was an easy decision for me.”

For Joe, now a current Information Technology student at Peirce College, online learning makes the most sense strictly due to his location. The commute from Bucks County to Center City Philadelphia can be difficult, but thanks to the Peirce Fit® model, Joe is able to attend class online while still having the option to attend class on campus whenever he wants.

“It just makes the most sense for me,” says Joe. “I’d like to come in to class a bit more, but the convenience of Peirce Fit really helps me out with the other aspects in my busy life.”

Another Peirce feature he appreciates is the College’s accelerated, eight-week sessions. Like the Information Technology world, Joe finds the sessions fast-paced and fascinating. “Those two-month sessions are a whirlwind, but in a good way,” he says. “When eight weeks are over, you can’t believe the amount of content that was covered and the amount of information you’ve learned.”

Joe is on track to graduate with his bachelor’s degree in 2018, and although he works nearly full-time outside of his current field in Bucks County, he intends to become a computer programmer when he graduates. In his spare time (which Joe wishes he had more of) he likes to read, play video games and cheer on his favorite team, the Philadelphia Eagles.

Peirce College salutes Bucks County Community College for providing Joe the foundations of a great education and wishes Joe success in all of his future endeavors!

If you or someone you know is looking to transfer to Peirce College, please contact me, Tom Tschop, Manager, Institutional Partnerships, today at 215.670.9203 or