Kaplan College Extends Degree Credit
To Students Enrolled in NETg's Wave Boot Camps
NEW YORK, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Kaplan College, an accredited leader in higher education with campus-based and online programs in business, information technology, criminal justice and paralegal studies, has formed a strategic partnership with NETg, a worldwide leader in corporate education and training and part of The Thomson Corporation (NYSE: TOC, TSX: TOC), that will enable individuals to transfer up to 40 credit hours towards a Kaplan College bachelor's or associate's degree.
Under the terms of the agreement, students who have completed Microsoft and CompTIA training through NETg's Wave Boot Camps can transfer their credits towards Kaplan College's online Associate of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and Bachelor of Science in Management degree with a concentration in Information Technology Management, provided they pass corresponding examinations.
"NETg, like Kaplan College, has been a pioneer in online learning with an established record of developing well-trained professionals through successful learning programs," said Robert Greenberg, President and CEO of Kaplan Higher Education. "We're pleased to be able to confer some of the benefits of our program to a greater pool of deserving students."
"This partnership enables students who participate in our Wave Boot Camps to gain the competitive advantage needed in today's marketplace," said Joe Dougherty, president of NETg. "By transferring credits into Kaplan College's programs, students can leverage their training investment from NETg to earn bachelor's and associate's degrees from a highly-regarded educational institution. It is the ultimate flexible learning option."
Additional information about the programs available through this partnership is online at: http://www.kaplancollege.edu/netg.
About The Thomson Corporation & NETg
The Thomson Corporation (www.thomson.com), with 2001 revenues of $7.2 billion, is a global leader in providing integrated information solutions to business and professional customers. Thomson provides value-added information, software applications and tools to more than 20 million users in the fields of corporate and professional training, assessment and testing, higher education, reference information, law, tax, accounting, financial services, and scientific research and healthcare. The Corporation's common shares are listed on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges (NYSE: TOC; TSX: TOC). Its learning businesses and brands serve the needs of individuals, institutions, and businesses with a blend of products and services tailored to any learning environment. As part of Thomson, NETg (http://www.netg.com) is a global leader in blended learning with a complete solution of content, technology and services. NETg's offering is comprised of its award-winning e-Learning courseware, Course Technology books, CourseCards and instructor-led training manuals and Wave accelerated IT Boot Camps and self-study kits. For more than 30 years NETg has been an innovation leader incorporating Internet deployment and interactivity with over 85,000 learning objects in popular IT, desktop computing and professional development topics.
About Kaplan Higher Education
Kaplan's higher education division (http://www.kaplancollege.edu) is a group of institutions that is made up of three separately accredited and authorized institutions: Kaplan College, a regionally-accredited institution, offers both online and classroom-based bachelor, associate, and certificate programs in business, information technology, criminal justice, and paralegal studies, as well as an online certificate in financial planning program; Concord Law School, the nation's first and only entirely online law school, offers J.D. and Executive J.D.(SM) degrees to approximately 1,000 students, including working professionals, family caretakers and others whose circumstances prevent them from attending a fixed-facility law school; and College for Professional Studies offers bachelor's, diploma, and specialized associate's degrees through traditional distance education in paralegal studies and criminal justice and diploma and certificate program in legal nurse consulting. Each of the individual schools in the division has its own individual accreditation by one of several national or regional accrediting agencies approved by the U.S. Department of Education. The division includes 45 campus-based schools in 13 states as well as online post-secondary and career schools. Kaplan, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Washington Post Company (NYSE: WPO).
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