American Military University Signs Cooperative Degree Agreement With Goodfellow Air Force Base

Goodfellow Students Can Earn Transfer Credits Toward Online Bachelor's, Master's Intelligence Degrees

Charles Town, West Virginia, UNITED STATES


CHARLES TOWN, W.Va., Feb. 5, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Goodfellow Air Force Base's 17th Training Group and American Military University (AMU) recently signed a cooperative degree program agreement. Service members who now complete Goodfellow's intelligence and related courses can transfer those credits toward online intelligence bachelor's or master's degrees at AMU (www.amu.apus.edu/goodfellow).

AMU (www.amuonline.com) is a regionally and nationally accredited distance learning institution based here. It serves more than 20,000 civilian and military students worldwide -- and has one of the nation's largest intelligence degree programs.

Goodfellow's 17th Training Group (www.goodfellow.af.mil) provides cryptologic and intelligence training for the Air Force, Army, Navy and Marine Corps. It is located in San Angelo, Texas.

"Our partnership with Goodfellow underscores our mission -- and the reason AMU was founded -- to provide relevant, affordable higher education to service members and others," says Wallace E. Boston Jr., president and chief executive officer of American Public University System. AMU is part of the University System.

"This agreement provides our intelligence professionals with a tremendous opportunity," says Air Force Col. D. Scott George, 17th Training Group commander. "Their hard work at Goodfellow can help them earn their intelligence degrees more quickly."

Agreement details

Goodfellow students who successfully complete these programs after the Jan. 9, 2007 agreement signing date will earn transfer credits toward AMU's graduate strategic intelligence degree:

 * Intelligence officer course, 15 semester hours
 * Five other officer-level courses, three semester hours each

Students can transfer up to 15 semester hours toward a master's degree.

Goodfellow students who successfully complete the following programs after the Jan. 9, 2007 agreement signing date will earn transfer credits toward AMU's undergraduate intelligence degree:

 * Initial enlisted courses for specific fields (imagery, signals,
   network, electronic warfare and systems), three semester hours
   each
 * Cryptologic courses, nine semester hours each

Students can transfer up to 90 semester hours toward a bachelor's degree.

Separately, Community College of the Air Force credits may also be applied toward elective requirements in the bachelor's intelligence degree program. For more information, contact an admissions representative at 1-877-468-6268 or visit AMU's Web site at www.amuonline.com.

About American Military University

American Military University is part of American Public University System. The distance learning institution provides relevant and affordable distance learning in more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs -- taught by professors who are experienced in the real-world subjects they teach. AMU prepares students for careers in homeland security, intelligence, national security, criminal justice, emergency management, business and more.

AMU is hosting "Homeland Security: The Ripple Effect," Feb. 6-7 at the National Press Club, Washington, D.C. (www.apus.edu/disaster). The symposium is one of the first-ever homeland security conferences to address the needs of smaller communities when catastrophe strikes. Go to www.inhomelandsecurity.com for discussions on the topic.


        

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