(DRAPER, Ut. – July 6, 2012) Argosy University, Salt Lake City is pleased to announce the acceptance of Utah Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) for prior learning assessment at the university. Through this assessment program, Utah peace officers can receive up to 29 college course credits when they choose to attend bachelor of science in criminal justice or other program at Argosy University.
Prior learning assessment is the process used by the university to evaluate learning acquired outside the classroom for the purpose of assigning academic credit. Common ways that college-level learning is acquired through law enforcement, corporate or military training; other work experience; civic activity; and independent study.
“Prior learning assessment helps us to recognize, through college credit, the knowledge, skills and training that peace officers in the state of Utah bring to their college education,” says campus President David Tietjen. “This helps our commitment to supporting the educational needs of our law enforcement community by helping those who qualify to reduce the total cost of, and amount of time it takes for, an officer to complete their education.”
Through prior learning assessment, Utah peace officers can potentially qualify for up to 17 college course credits for those who have completed their basic training or up to 29 credits for officers with several trainings. These credits can be applied towards and undergraduate degree at the university.
For more information about prior learning assessment or the criminal justice program at Argosy University, Salt Lake City, visit www.argosy.edu/saltlakecity or contact Amy Miner at email@example.com or 801.601.4932.
About Argosy University
Argosy University (www.argosy.edu), with 28 campus locations in 13 states and its online program, is a private academic institution dedicated to providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs to students in a supportive learning environment where academic knowledge is enriched by the acquisition of interpersonal skills vital to success. Argosy University has seven colleges: Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, Business, Education, Health Sciences, Undergraduate Studies, The Art Institute of California and Western State College of Law. With one of the largest communities of graduate students in the nation, Argosy University offers doctoral and master’s degree programs in Psychology, Business, Counseling and Education. The institution also offers bachelor’s degree programs in Psychology, Business, Liberal Arts and Criminal Justice and, through The Art Institute of California, serves as an important source of education for design, media arts, fashion and culinary arts students and professionals. . Degree level and programs offered vary by location. Full and part-time law programs are offered through Western State College of Law.
Argosy University is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, California, 94501, http://www.wascsenior.org).
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