Colorado Technical University Forms Agreement with The Saylor Foundation
Saylor Foundation students are now eligible to apply academic credits from completed courses toward degree opportunities at CTU
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Colorado Technical University (CTU), a leading provider of education for career-motivated students, and The Saylor Foundation, a non-profit provider of more than 280 free online courses, today announced an agreement to expand higher education opportunities for Saylor Foundation students and professionals. Under this agreement, students can earn up to nine credits at CTU by successfully completing the following National College Credit Recommendation Service (NCCRS)-approved Saylor Foundation courses:
BUS205: Business Law and Ethics
BUS210: Corporate Communication
POLSC201: Introduction to Western Political Thought
BUS205 and BUS210 would count as core credit for CTU's Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree program. POLSC201 would count as a General Education or Elective credit.
"Eligible Saylor Foundation students now have an opportunity to further their educational goals and pursue selected graduate degrees at CTU," said Emad Rahim, dean of CTU's College of Business. "We look forward to providing these students with the industry-relevant courses and skills they need to prepare for today's marketplace demands."
With this agreement, Saylor Foundation students enrolled in the designated free online courses must take and successfully pass a proctored exam to earn credits that can be applied to specific CTU degree programs.
"We are pleased to have established this agreement with Colorado Technical University," said Devon Ritter, special projects administrator for The Saylor Foundation. "This agreement will increase the number of outstanding educational opportunities provided to our students to help them meet their educational goals and requirements."
CTU was the only proprietary school invited by Saylor Foundation to participate in this agreement.
For more information about CTU's admissions policies and how to apply, visit www.coloradotech.edu/Admissions. For more information about The Saylor Foundation and its partner schools, visit http://www.saylor.org/partner-schools.
About Colorado Technical University
Founded in 1965, Colorado Technical University (CTU) provides higher education for today's career-focused students and offers support, flexibility and resources to help students pursue new opportunities. CTU's industry-focused curriculum has courses taught by instructors, many with experience in the fields that they teach. CTU was named to the 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012 list of military-friendly schools by G.I. Jobs Magazine, which includes the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools which are doing the most to embrace America's veterans as students. At CTU, students can collaborate with people from all over the country via the CTU award-winning Virtual Campus, which was recognized as the "Best of the Best" in the Education and Academia category of the 2009 Computerworld Honors program. Students can also connect on campuses in multiple cities. CTU students can choose from more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs. For more information, please visit www.coloradotech.edu.
CTU is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association, www.ncahlc.org. CTU is also a member of the Career Education Corporation (NAS: CECO) network of universities, colleges and schools. For more information visit www.careered.com. CTU cannot guarantee employment or salary. Find disclosures on graduation rates, student financial obligations and more at www.coloradotech.edu/disclosures.
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