– Students Must Advance Beyond Certifications and Earn Higher Level Degrees to Flourish in Today’s Job Market –
AURORA, Colo. – April 9, 2014 – American Sentinel University, an accredited online university that offers degree programs focused on the needs of high-growth careers, today announced a new learning partnership with VTEC, New England’s premier technology training center.
The learning partnership will support the mission of both organizations and provides American Sentinel’s students and faculty with access to VTEC’s recognized technology certification training offering an additional level of expertise for a competitive edge in the job market. VTEC students can now move beyond a specialized certification, utilizing the skills learned to take the next step in their education through an accredited online platform.
“For long-term growth and career advancement in today’s job market, students need skills and capabilities that go beyond the knowledge provided by an industry certification. They need to earn higher level degrees,” says Blair Smith, Ph.D., dean, informatics-management-technology at American Sentinel University. “The strength in the synergy of this partnership benefits our students in helping them to excel within their careers. Our programs offer VTEC students the next step in their pursuit of an advanced degree and VTEC’s certifications allow our students to diversify their degrees with specialized skills.”
American Sentinel’s unique online degree programs, coupled with VTEC’s specialized IT training, will enhance every student’s educational experience and create opportunities to help them reach their full career potential.
“We are excited to enter into this learning partnership with American Sentinel University,” says Stacie Boilard, director of training at VTEC. “Companies today want to see graduates with certifications for hands-on skills in the technologies being used in careers today.”
American Sentinel currently offers eight informatics and technology degree programs focused on meeting the needs of today’s high-growth sectors, which include: geographic informatics systems (GIS), computer science, information systems management, health care informatics and a nursing informatics specialization. VTEC certification training includes Microsoft applications and engineering classes on products from vendors that include: Cisco, CompTIA, Microsoft Technical, and VMware.
About American Sentinel University
American Sentinel University delivers the competitive advantages of accredited associate, bachelor’s and master’s online degree programs focused on the needs of high-growth sectors, including information technology, computer science, GIS masters programs, online GIS certificates, computer information systems and business intelligence degrees. The university is accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC), which is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency and is a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
About VTEC Training
VTEC Training is New England’s premier technology training center located in Portland, Maine on the banks of the historic Fore River. VTEC Training specializes in providing computer software training and has been delivering career-oriented results for over 25 years. VTEC offers hands-on, instructor-led courses that are comprehensive and provide real life examples that create an engaging and rewarding learning experience. VTEC’s mission is to help students meet their technical and professional potential.