New Programs Being Launched at Laurel Ridge in Fall 2024

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Dr. Craig Santicola, the dean of professional programs at Laurel Ridge, and Guy Curtis, director of marketing, went on The River 95.3’s radio show, The Valley Today, and highlighted several upcoming certificate programs that will be offered at the college starting Fall 2024. These programs cover a diverse range of fields, including, Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Machine Learning, Immersive Technology, Robotics & Automation, Financial Services, and HR Management.

Dr. Santicola shared insights about the recognition Laurel Ridge received from the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association. He highlighted the collaborative efforts of faculty members across various departments. Also, Dr. Santicola emphasized the integration of STEM principles throughout the curriculum.

These programs were designed in response to regional needs and were created with economic growth in mind. Dr. Santicola underscored their adaptability, catering to both traditional college students and professionals seeking skill enhancement.

Guy emphasized the college’s commitment to addressing the local demand for skilled labor. Dr. Santicola also explained how these programs could benefit individuals contemplating career changes or re-entering the workforce after retirement.

You can explore the new programs at For more info about these programs, contact [email protected].