Argosy University

Social Media Strategist Certification Course Being Offered by Argosy University, Washington DC through the National Institute for Social Media

ARLINGTON, VA June 21, 2013--   Argosy University, Washington DC and the National Institute for Social Media (NISM) are pleased to announce social media certification courses being offered at the university’s Arlington campus.

Beginning on July 13, 2013, NISM’s “Social Media Strategist Certification Preparation Course” will be held on campus at Argosy University, Washington DC, located at 1550 Wilson Blvd, #600, Arlington, VA 22209. The course will meet each Saturday for four weeks from 9 am to 5 pm, beginning July 13.

Prospective and current students who complete the course and achieve social media certification can apply to receive three course credits towards a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts, business, psychology or criminal justice through the College of Undergraduate Studies at Argosy University.

“Finding talented social media professionals is one of the top priorities of many businesses across the country,” said Eric Mills, president of the NISM.  “Best practices in the business use of social media are emerging, and hiring managers are looking for qualified professionals.  By partnering to combine a high quality social media education at Argosy University with a professional industry certification from the National Institute for Social Media, participants can set themselves apart from their peers and demonstrate their unique value to future employers.

“Though social media is a relatively new phenomenon, it has had an enormous impact on businesses and society. We look forward to providing Washington, DC area professionals the opportunity to learn how to leverage the power of social media in their personal and professional lives. This is a very exciting opportunity,” says Argosy University, Washington DC president, Dr. Dave Erekson.

The NISM Social Media Strategist certification program validates the foundational skills required of professionals using social media. To achieve certification as a Social Media Strategist, participants complete the coursework and are required pass a certification exam covering the six primary content domains of general practitioners in social media: strategic planning; compliance and governance; project management; social media marketing; community management; and research and analysis. Certified professionals have demonstrated at least minimum levels of comprehension and mastery of essential social media best practices, and are able to apply them on the job with a marginal level of supervision.

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About Argosy University

Argosy University (, with 28 campus locations in 13 states and online, is a private, accredited academic institution dedicated to providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs to students through its eight colleges: College of Clinical Psychology, Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, Business, Education, Health Sciences, Undergraduate Studies, The Art Institute of California and Western State College of Law. Degree levels and programs offered vary by location. Argosy University is accredited by the Senior College and University Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, California, 94501, Administrative office: Argosy University, 333 City Boulevard West, Suite 1810, Orange, CA 92868. Licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education, License No. 2610, 2630. Certified by SCHEV to operate in Virginia. See for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, federal salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

About the National Institute for Social Media

The National Institute for Social Media (NISM) is dedicated to social media education and certification for professional social media practitioners. The organization’s mission is to provide premier, vendor-neutral public education and resources related to social media. In addition, its Industry Advisory Committee defines and supports certification and continuing education standards for social media professionals in a manner that upholds industry standards for competent practice. For additional information, call 763-200-6476 or visit

To request accommodations in connection with this event, contact the Student Services Department or program organizer in advance at (703) 526-5800.

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