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ACE is the place to get online degree at Motlow State now

LYNCHBURG, TN (Aug. 8, 2016) — Getting a college education for working adults just got easier at Motlow State Community College, thanks to the Adult College Express (ACE) program now being offered online.

"I am so excited to announce that the Motlow ACE program is offered online," said Dayron Deaton-Owens, coordinator of ACE and assistant professor of sociology and psychology at Motlow. "Three words sum up why (adult) students should choose the ACE program: flexibility, credibility and interactivity!"

According to Deaton-Owens, the ACE online program offers all the benefits of the traditional ACE program, a program designed to give a "fast-track" degree completion plan for busy adults and working parents. Additionally, the online ACE program allows the adult learner the convenience of learning on their own schedule.

Through the ACE online program, college courses can be completed in an accelerated five-week format, with students only needing to hit a weekly deadline.

Credibility is at the forefront of reasons why students are attracted to the Motlow ACE program, in that all online classes are taught by full-time Motlow faculty with experience in web course design and online instruction. Motlow does not contract out ACE online courses.

Deaton-Owens added, "A Motlow online ACE class is more than a mere digital correspondence course. The days of an isolated online experience are past. Motlow online ACE students participate in digital discussions, receive video and audio course content, and receive prompt feedback from their ACE professors.

"Motlow online courses boast an average student-to-teacher ratio of six to one, where," added Deaton-Owens, "You won't be another digital face in the crowd!"

The requirements for ACE are:

  • Complete a Motlow Application at
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED score
  • Submit official college transcript, if applicable
  • Take the COMPASS test, if required, unless previous collegiate-level work
  • Attend New Student orientation
  • Complete an ACE application at
  • Submit Hepatitis B form
  • Show proof of citizenship (EVEA form)
  • Provide proof of immunization

For more information about classes offered and questions concerning the ACE program, contact Dayron Deaton-Owens at or call 931-668-7010 ext. 2126.