BUFFALO, NY--(Marketwire - February 25, 2010) -  Bryant & Stratton College, a pioneer in career education since 1854 and the premier provider of online associate's degrees, has announced the launch of nine new online certificate programs. On average, students can earn a certificate in just nine months, preparing them for positions in business, healthcare, human resources and criminal justice fields. Courses are online and led by credentialed instructors. Additionally, students who successfully complete one of the new online certificate programs can articulate their course credits upon acceptance into a corresponding Bryant & Stratton College degree program.

"Jobs that only require a high school diploma are disappearing, so to compete for positions in this modern economy, everyone needs to make sure they have up-to-date skills," said Scott Traylor, Bryant & Stratton's Director of Admissions for Online Education. "These new online certificate programs offer students an opportunity to quickly gain the training necessary to qualify for positions in some of the fastest growing fields." 

Bryant & Stratton College Online is currently accepting enrollments for the following new online certificate programs for classes beginning March 3, May 5 or June 23, 2010:

  • 21st Century Business Management
  • Accounting
  • Certified Financial Planning (CFP®)
  • Criminal Justice
  • Healthcare Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Medical Office Technology
  • Medical Reimbursement (Billing)
  • Medical Reimbursement & Coding

Tuition for the new online certificate programs ranges from $2,500 to $5,000, which for most programs includes the cost of books. Affordable payment plan options are available. Once students successfully complete their certificate program, they receive a free career coaching session with an advisor to discuss their career aspirations and how their certificate and future education can help them achieve their goals. More information about the nine new certificate programs offered by Bryant & Stratton College Online can be found at www.bryantstratton.edu/online/

On Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. (EST), Bryant & Stratton College Online is hosting a free webinar to provide prospective students an opportunity to learn more about several of the new online certificate programs. Anyone interested in participating should register in advance at www2.gotomeeting.com/register/290819643.

In addition to the recently launched online, instructor-led certificate programs, Bryant & Stratton College Online also offers self-paced certificate programs that provide a variety of career training. Students can begin these certificate programs at any time and have eight weeks to complete them. Tuition for these certificate programs ranges from $299 to $1,999. Information about the self-paced programs can be found at http://certificates.bryantstratton.edu

All Bryant & Stratton College Online certificate programs are offered in conjunction with the college's Professional Skills Center, which also provides training and development programs, including licensing, study aids and continuing education opportunities. Bryant & Stratton College believes in teaching students the importance of lifelong learning by ensuring access to high-quality professional development resources. More information about the Professional Skills Center is available at http://www.psctraining.com.

About Bryant & Stratton College Online
Bryant & Stratton College is one of the nation's pioneers in career education and is the premier provider of online associate degrees. Bryant & Stratton offers accredited education that upgrades student capabilities and maximizes their marketability. For over 150 years, Bryant & Stratton College has helped students gain the career skills they need to succeed in the workplace. Currently, Bryant & Stratton College Online offers three online bachelor degree programs, ten online associate degree programs and nine online certificate programs in a variety of fields including business, criminal justice, financial services, healthcare, human resources and information technology. Bryant & Stratton College is regionally accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Bryant & Stratton College also offers flexible scheduling at its 16 campuses located in four states: New York, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin. For more information about Bryant & Stratton College and its online degrees, visit http://bryantstratton.edu/online/.

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