DeVry offers Alberta students the flexibility to take diploma classes online or onsite
CALGARY, Aug. 15, 2012 /CNW/ - DeVry Institute of Technology is pleased to announce that it has been approved by Alberta Enterprise and Advanced Education to expand its Diploma in Business Administration program into the online education realm. Beginning in September, students will be able to complete courses online, in the classroom or a combination of the two, as they work towards a diploma.
"The expansion of our Diploma in Business Administration program is part of DeVry's ongoing commitment to making post-secondary education more accessible to Albertans," said Ranil Herath, president of DeVry Institute of Technology. "Not every prospective student is able to spend their days in the classroom. By providing an online diploma option students, who in the past have not been served by the traditional education experience, will now be able to receive the training needed to enter their chosen career path."
DeVry's online offering of its Diploma in Business Administration program provides students the flexibility to earn a diploma in 10 months.
Students graduating with a DeVry Institute of Technology Diploma in Business Administration will be qualified for careers in Albertan industries, such as finance, hospitality, operations and service, among others. Courses are designed with employer needs in mind. Students in DeVry's diploma program take courses that provide them with fundamental skills needed for their chosen career path, including business management and computer applications for business and accounting.
"We are not just interested in getting students into the workforce, but also ensuring that they have open pathways to further post-secondary education," explains Ranil Herath, president of DeVry Institute of Technology. "Students have the ability to apply select credits from both online and classroom courses towards continued education in a bachelor's degree program at DeVry and at other Alberta institutions."
DeVry's Diploma in Business Administration program allows students the flexibility to continue onwards to a degree program after graduation. Qualifying credits from this program can be transferred to degree programs at DeVry Institute of Technology, the University of Calgary, the University of Lethbridge and Athabasca University. These credit transfers are part of the ACAT framework for post-secondary transfers (www.acat.gov.ab.ca).
For more information on DeVry Institute of Technology's new online Diploma in Business Administration program, please visit www.devry.ca/diploma-program/diploma-program.jsp.
About DeVry Institute of Technology
DeVry Institute of Technology in Alberta is part of the DeVry University system, one of the largest degree-granting higher education systems in North America, with more than 90,000 students enrolled in the United States and Canada. At more than 90 locations, DeVry University delivers practitioner-oriented undergraduate and graduate degree programs, onsite and online, that meet the needs of a diverse and geographically dispersed student population. DeVry Institute of Technology offers degree programs in Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, Electronics Engineering Technology and Network Communications Management. In Canada, the government of Alberta grants approval for baccalaureate degrees awarded by DeVry Institute of Technology. In the United States, DeVry University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, www.ncahlc.org. DeVry University, a part of DeVry Inc. (NYSE: DV), is based in Downers Grove, Ill. For more information about DeVry Institute of Technology, find us on Twitter @DeVryCalgary or visit www.devry.ca.
SOURCE: DeVry Calgary
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