PRLog - Oct. 9, 2012 - NORCROSS, Ga. -- PEACHTREE CORNERS, Georgia – Ashworth College recently added an accredited online General Studies Undergraduate Certificate to its suite of online certificates. Ashworth’s (http://www.ashworthcollege.edu) new program was developed with the military education needs of servicemembers and veterans in mind.
Changing Lives for 25 Years
By offering students the flexibility to transfer in up to nine credit hours from previously attended colleges and universities, Ashworth’s online certificate in general studies program provides a solid academic foundation that can serve as a starting point for servicemembers working towards promotion points, as well helping veterans demonstrate to employers that they have achieved a level of self-discipline and commitment to work through a college-level program.
“One of the reasons why we developed the General Studies Certificate was to better accommodate servicememembers and veterans who had credits from other institutions and wanting to apply them toward a college-level program,” said Dr. Leslie Gargiulo, Chief Education Officer. “A general studies certificate can go a long way towards breaking into a new career or advancing in a current career. It can also be an opportunity to lay the foundation for a college degree program down the road.”
Comprised of five courses of three credit hours each – the equivalent of one semester – the general studies certificate program is designed to provide students with a strong foundation in general education by combining required courses in English and math with elective courses. All general studies courses are fully transferable into Ashworth’s Associate of Science, Associate of Arts, Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees
Ashworth also offers accredited general studies programs at the associate and bachelor’s degree level.
Dedicated to military education
Ashworth is a Yellow Ribbon school, a S.O.C. Institutional member, accepts A.C.E. credits, and is approved for GI/VA education benefits, DANTES, MyCAA and GoArmyEd. With a dedicated team of Military Education Advisors, Ashworth offers personal, one-on-one assistance from completing applications, to maximizing education benefits and transfer credits through graduation.
Additionally, Ashworth is consistently listed as a military-friendly institution by G.I. Jobs and Military Advanced Education, is a corporate sponsor of The Fort Benning Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, and its sister school, James Madison High School, was elevated to Tier I status by U.S. Department of Defense earlier this year.
About Ashworth College
Celebrating 25 years of Educating Minds and Changing Lives, leading online school Ashworth College has built a tradition of excellence by offering students worldwide an extensive range of online college degrees, online certificate programs, career training and online high school diploma options that are affordable and fit the busy schedules of working adults. Ashworth offers military education as well as specialized programs for corporate partners and homeschoolers.
Headquartered in Peachtree Corners, GA, Ashworth is accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). The Accrediting Commission of the DETC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency. Ashworth is parent to James Madison High School which is accredited regionally by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI), an accreditation division of AdvancED and further provides career training and vocational programs in the fields of health, business, technology, education, and skilled trades through sister schools PCDI Canada, New York Institute of Photography and Sheffield School.