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5 Innovative Partnerships and Programs As part of Richard Bland Colleges goal of 100 student success the College aims to provide its students with the best academic programs to facilitate their journey to a baccalaureate degree and a career. The following programs and partnerships are designed to advance 100 student sucess. ESERBC Exceptional Student Experience Richard Bland College has launched a new program ESERBC in support of its bold goal of 100 student success. IBM-Portal is partnering with the College to build a predictive analytics tool that will alert a Learner Mentor to proactively intervene if a student veers off-track. Learner Mentors use real-time data to keep students on course to graduation. Exceptional Student Experience ESE provides a personalized system and a comprehensive network of tutoring advising and tools for success. Dual Enrollment Richard Bland College offers dual enrollment classes for qualified high school juniors and seniors at both public and private schools throughout Virginia. Credits for courses successfully completed may be used toward a degree at Richard Bland College or may be transferred to another college or university. Dual Degree Program Through the Dual Degree Program Fork Union Military Academy students are eligible to receive a two-year college degree through distance learning. The agreement requires FUMA to provide 32 to 34 credits of the Associates Degree program for its students and Richard Bland College to deliver the remaining 26 to 28 credits. Middle College Program In partnership with Petersburg City Public Schools the Middle College Program enrolls qualified juniors to take courses at Richard Bland Colleges campus. Students will complete their high school diploma requirements at RBC while also receiving an Associates degree. Weekend College Richard Bland Colleges Accelerated College Track ACT is designed for working adults who want to complete their Associates degree further their education and expand their skill sets. Students who complete this program with a 2.5 GPA will be eligible for guaranteed admission into the University of Richmonds School of Continuing and Professional Studies Weekend College Program. Equine Therapy Certificate The Equine Therapy Certificate is designed for students interested in pursuing degrees and professions in the behavioral sciences including psychology counseling and social work. The certificate provides students with an introduction to and basic knowledge of equine-assisted psychotherapy and learning. The program is based on the model created by the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association EAGALA. RBC is one of two colleges in the U.S. offering this program. Logistics Certificate The Logistics Management Certificate program was designed in response to market demand. This program teaches tangible skills that prepare individuals for good-paying jobs in the global economy and provides a stackable credential to an associates or baccalaureate degree. Army Logistics Richard Bland College is partnering with the Army Logistics University at Fort Lee to offer soldiers a chance to earn an accelerated Associate Degree through their Army training. Courses are offered online enabling soldiers to earn their Associate of Science degree in Business Administration with a Logistics Certificate in less than two years. InnovativePartnershipsandPrograms The Equine Therapy Program taught me a lot about life and how to interact with others. It broadened my horizons and I appreciate having had this experience at Richard Bland College. -RBC graduate Patrick West RBC.EDu