For OVCT student Quinsean Jones, the first attempt at a college experience did not result in a fruitful ending. “My past experience, in a nutshell, can be generalized as hectic and premature.” This is a stark contrast to his experience with higher education today. He is enrolled in Ohio Valley College of Technology’s Business Administration program and will soon receive certification in entrepreneurship and small business via Certiport.
Quinsean says his favorite class thus far is psychology. “It is something that has always interested me, and I enjoy learning it.” During his time at OVCT, he will also be taking business-specific courses to learn all aspects of the industry including Microsoft Excel, marketing, business law, and accounting. These courses are all able to be completed in just 18 months with OVCT’s accelerated program.
After graduation, Quinsean plans to utilize his degree and information learned to manage his own barbershop. “In five years, I would like to have purchased a home and have a successful business and a happy family.” Before starting at OVCT, he was a freelance barber in Colorado and moved to the Ohio Valley while attempting to gain new clientele.
The future is bright for Quinsean, and was made brighter due to the cost of attendance at OVCT. “OVCT is extremely affordable compared to other schools near me that I have looked at.” Aside from the cost, the instructors and staff were also deciding factors. “My favorite part of attending OVCT is the friendly and helpful staff. I was able to start easily and comfortably with everyone’s help.”