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Students can graduate in as few as nine months and apply course credits toward degree programs
BUFFALO, NY (February 25, 2010) Bryant & Stratton College, a pioneer in career education since 1854 and the premier provider of online associate degrees, has announced the launch of nine new online certificate programs. On average, students can earn a certificate in just nine months, preparing them for positions in business, healthcare, human resources and criminal justice fields. Courses are online and led by credentialed instructors. Additionally, students who successfully complete one of the new online certificate programs can articulate their course credits upon acceptance into a corresponding Bryant & Stratton College degree program.
Jobs that only require a high school diploma are disappearing, so to compete for positions in this modern economy, everyone needs to make sure they have up-to-date skills, said Scott Traylor, Bryant & Stratton';s Director of Admissions for Online Education. These new online certificate programs offer students an opportunity to quickly gain the training necessary to qualify for positions in some of the fastest growing fields.
Bryant & Stratton College Online is currently accepting enrollments for the following new online certificate programs for classes beginning March 3, May 5 or June 23, 2010:
Tuition for the new online certificate programs ranges from $2,500 to $5,000, which for most programs includes the cost of books. Affordable payment plan options are available. Once students successfully complete their certificate program, they receive a free career coaching session with an advisor to discuss their career aspirations and how their certificate and future education can help them achieve their goals. More information about the nine new certificate programs offered by Bryant & Stratton College Online can be found at www.bryantstratton.edu/online-learning.
On Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. (EST), Bryant & Stratton College Online is hosting a free webinar to provide prospective students an opportunity to learn more about several of the new online certificate programs. Anyone interested in participating should register in advance at http://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/290819643.
In addition to the recently launched online, instructor-led certificate programs, Bryant & Stratton College Online also offers self-paced certificate programs that provide a variety of career training. Students can begin these certificate programs at any time and have eight weeks to complete them. Tuition for these certificate programs ranges from $299 to $1,999. Information about the self-paced programs can be found at https://www.bryantstratton.edu/continuing-education.
All Bryant & Stratton College Online certificate programs are offered in conjunction with the college's Professional Skills Center, which also provides training and development programs, including licensing, study aids and continuing education opportunities. Bryant & Stratton College believes in teaching students the importance of lifelong learning by ensuring access to high-quality professional development resources. More information about the Professional Skills Center is available at www.bryantstratton.edu/continuing-education.
About Bryant & Stratton College Online
Founded in 1854, Bryant & Stratton College has built its reputation and success on a commitment to excellence and high standards. We're proud to be regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, (267) 284-5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Bryant & Stratton College has campus locations in New York, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin, as well as an Online Education division, and a Professional Skills Center. For over 160 years, Bryant & Stratton College has offered students access to career-relevant education leading to bachelor's degrees, associate degrees and professional certificates in the fields of business, criminal justice, design, financial services, healthcare, hospitality, human resources, paralegal studies and information technology. General information can be found on the college′s website at https://www.bryantstratton.edu.