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Working adults looking for new opportunity find the answer at Motlow State in Fayetteville

Motlow's Fayetteville Campus

LYNCHBURG, TN (Aug. 8, 2016) — Area working adults looking to improve their lives are finding the means to do so right here in their backyard at the Fayetteville campus of Motlow State Community College. The college is providing affordable education programs that accommodate the working adult and translate into better paying jobs.

"We realize the challenges that working adults face when it comes to returning to school," said Lisa Smith, assistant dean of the Fayetteville campus. "That is why we have specific programs that allow adult learners the opportunity to balance college demands with their work and personal lives."

The Motlow Adult College Express (ACE) program is for adults over the age of 25 who are seeking to earn a degree in a team-oriented environment. ACE provides a cohort-based "fast-track" completion plan for busy adults and working parents, allowing completion of a general studies degree within 24 months. The program recently became available online.

"We have also taken measures at Motlow to make returning to college as affordable as possible," Smith added. "Residents of neighboring Alabama counties now qualify for in-state tuition."

Students planning on attending Motlow State this fall must submit an application for admission by Aug. 15 and can do so online at

Adding to the opportunity at Motlow State for adult learners is Governor Bill Haslam's Tennessee Reconnect program (, an initiative to help more of the state's adults re-enter higher education to gain new skills, advance in the workplace, and fulfill lifelong dreams of completing a degree or credential. The program provides funding and mentoring for adult learners who qualify.

The Motlow Fayetteville campus, conveniently located near downtown Fayetteville, offers more than 40 programs of study, and features a 14,000 square foot instructional facility. These programs focus on training and educating students specific to the needs of area businesses and industry, as well as providing coursework that transfers to four-year universities.

"Students, whether working adults or high school graduates, want an education that results in quality employment; a job that their education made possible," Smith said. "We have the programs, such as mechatronics and our Emergency Medical Services (EMS), that provide that result."

Motlow's nationally recognized mechatronics program will be offered at the Fayetteville campus beginning with the fall 2016 semester. This cutting edge program generates graduates that are in high demand by industry and who make beginning annual salaries of over $40,000.

Mechatronics is a form of engineering that blends computer, electrical and mechanical technologies that together form a complex system used by many manufacturing, packaging, and other modern operations.

Motlow offers flexible pathways for students with traditional and online courses as well as dual/joint enrollment for local high school students.

To learn more about Motlow State in Fayetteville, call or email Cindy Jackson at 931-433-9346,