National Technological University to Mark 20th Anniversary.Business Editors/Education Writers/High-Tech Writers
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 11, 2003
NTU Upgrades Delivery Formats and Introduces Cutting-Edge Courses for Degree, Certificate and Professional Development Programs
As National Technological University (NTU) prepares to mark its 20th anniversary, the nation's first accredited accredited
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NTU's unique approach to learning incorporates courses designed and taught by a number of engineering's best-known faculty, allowing students to customize their programs of study and select courses from a variety of NTU's university partners. Students choose courses from engineering and technology programs from across the nation. NTU partners with the University of California, Berkeley The University of California, Berkeley is a public research university located in Berkeley, California, United States. Commonly referred to as UC Berkeley, Berkeley and Cal , Southern Methodist University Southern Methodist University, at Dallas, Tex.; United Methodist; coeducational; chartered 1911. The school's facilities include laboratories for electron microscopy and stable isotopes, a museum of paleontology, and a graduate research center. , the University of Massachusetts Amherst US News and World Report's 2008 edition of America's Best Colleges ranked UMass Amherst as one of the top 100 universities in the nation, placing it at #96, and ranking it the joint 46th amongst Public Universities. , the University of Florida University of Florida is the third-largest university in the United States, with 50,912 students (as of Fall 2006) and has the eighth-largest budget (nearly $1.9 billion per year). UF is home to 16 colleges and more than 150 research centers and institutes. and The University of Arizona (body, education) University of Arizona - The University was founded in 1885 as a Land Grant institution with a three-fold mission of teaching, research and public service. , among others.
"By continually listening to our students and their employers, and by working with some of the finest universities and faculty in the world, NTU is able to consistently deliver relevant, cutting-edge academic programs," said NTU Provost Dr. James Patton. "The result: technical professionals equipped with forward-looking skills and the knowledge needed to advance their organization's goals and their own careers. Our students are better able to compete in a global, technical marketplace that waits for no one."
As master's degrees become the entry point for many engineering careers, NTU's Spring 2004 course offerings reflect this growing demand with new courses that include Physiological Engineering Control Systems (with the University of Colorado University of Colorado may refer to:
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NTU's Spring 2004 academic lineup includes three new graduate certificate programs and its first bachelor's degree completion program. These new programs address the necessity of a skilled, highly educated technical workforce.
The graduate certificate programs provide comprehensive education and mastery of skills in project management, systems engineering, and durability and reliability in design.
NTU's new bachelor's degree completion program is presented in conjunction with the New Jersey Institute of Technology. This unique program in Information Technology allows students with associate's degrees to build a solid foundation in both software and hardware applications, while concentrating in Management Information Systems, Network Security or Software Engineering.
Beginning in Spring 2004, NTU will introduce a cost-effective delivery format, video compact disc (storage) Video Compact Disc - (VCD) A storage format used for film distribution. (VCD). VCD offers the visual clarity, convenience and flexibility of a DVD DVD: see digital versatile disc.
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"We continue to uphold our reputation by responding to the ever-changing, and growing, requirements of technical professions," said Dr. Patton.
About National Technological University
Founded in 1984, National Technological University (NTU) is the first accredited "virtual" university. NTU is committed to providing access to high-quality education for engineering and IT professionals. Today, with over 300 academic course offerings, technical professionals may choose from 14 master's degrees or numerous graduate-level certificate programs. Through NTU's professional development program, they are also updating their skills and continuing their education. NTU is dedicated to providing its students with a rigorous academic curriculum that instills a passion to pursue knowledge with an integrity that benefits their organizations and the national and global community.
NTU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association, located at 30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602. The association is online at www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org, and can be reached at 312-263-0456. NTU is a subsidiary of Sylvan Learning Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ NASDAQ
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