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CPR Training, AED Courses, First Aid Classes and 100 ‘s of other OSHA Safety Training Topics

Train in an accelerated format at your location (training at work, home, you name it – we come to you!) using the knowledge of the industry’s leading professionals, presented in an entertaining and informative manner. Our OSHA Safety Training Classes are offered in a “corporate style”, streamlined format

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American CPR Training . Be sure to try our On-Line Price Quote Form for group training at your facility. CPR. First Aid. AED. BBP. Forklift OSHA Safety Classes.

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America’s Favorite CPR, AED First Aid Training is more than just the Leader in Safety Training throughout the US, Canada, Mexico.
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American CPR Training also offers all aspects of Environmental Health Safety consulting, training, products, management, and services.

Among the services we offer are:
OSHA Forklift Safety Training. Train the Trainer, and Do-it-Yourself Industrial Lift Truck Training and Compliance Packages
First Aid Kits. First Aid Courses. First Aid Refills First Aid Programs
CPR Videos and DVDs. First Aid VHS or DVD – even Spanish CPR, First Aid AED Videos. Starting at $49
Emergency Response Team Training, Emergency Response Supplies Response Team Development
OSHA Illness Injury Prevention Programs, OSHA Training DVDs Software, and Packages
Fire Extinguisher and Fire Safety Training

In the News

American CPR Training Affiliate Instructor, Tech Sergeant Earl Scott, returned from a 7 months deployment at Al Udeid Air Force base overseas in Qatar. He is originally from Brooklyn, NY but resides in Philadelphia, PA. Friends and family were anxious for his arrival. His family was told to meet at the base for an orientation about what they should expect when their loved one came home. To their surprise- Earl was already home!

On top of being a Tech Sergeant and American CPR Training Affiliate Instructor, Earl is also a teacher, a coach, and the athletic Director at Holmesburg Christian Academy. He cares about his students and made sure he took the time to also explain to them what it was like and what he did overseas. After a little bit of R R he has returned to his normal routine, including teaching for American CPR Training . His love for teaching makes his classes “fun, highly informative and very hands-on”. He uses real world experience and provides a lot of feedback so the American CPR Training participants feel confident when providing lifesaving skills.

Earl Scott is a representative of the caliber we look for in our American CPR Training Instructors.


Spanish Training Too!

Learn at Home!

ACT is proud to be home to the first and only American Heart Association Approved “Learn at Home” CPR programs including CPR Anytime. These programs come complete with instruction DVDs, student workbook, and up to TWO Mannequins for practice and review so you can keep your skills fresh. ALL FROM ONLY $34.95!

What’s New..

ACT now has more to offer!

CORPORATE CLIENTS: Besides our international group of affiliate instructors, we now also are proud to offer full EHS services in these, and many other communities:
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Online Ukrainian courses, UCU School of Ukrainian Language and Culture, study distance learning.#Study #distance


Online Ukrainian courses

Study distance learning

For people who wish to learn Ukrainian but for some reason cannot come to Ukraine, we offer our Distance Courses. The program can be completed over the internet without having to physically travel to our university. Instead of meeting face-to-face, our teachers contact students via Skype at times convenient for the student.

Private individual lessons(one-to one lessons – student and teacher)

Group lessons (group of students and teacher)

Study distance learning

Every session is individually tailored to each student s specific needs in order to maximize motivation and offer a more effective and comprehensive learning experience.

Lessons can be conversational, provide vocabulary training, explore grammar and syntax, prepare for a special occasion, fulfill business needs, or even offer assistance with homework. During real-time online language lessons, our students are also taught correct pronunciation and intonation. Listening to and speaking with native speaking teachers is the best and most effective way learn how to speak correctly. The Skype chat option is also used as a tool to practice and evaluate writing skills.

Our Skype lessons are the most flexible of all the courses we offer – they enable the student to decide the quantity of lessons as well as contribute to the creation of the syllabus and schedule.

To learn Ukrainian, our Skype students only need an internet connection, a headset, and motivation!

Study distance learning

Students Blogs

4 Ways Studying Abroad Can Advance Your Career

More and more employers are recognizing the benefits of studying abroad, and are actively seeking out candidates with study abroad experience.

Програма дистанційного навчання для студентів Університету UNICENTRO

Тривалість курсів 10 місяців.

8 порад тим, хто хоче перейти з російської на українську мову

З часів Євромайдану українська мова в спілкуванні стала ознакою патріотизму. Після анексії Криму та військової агресії Росії на Сході російськомовні українці почали відмовлятись вживати російську як мову окупанта.

Ukrainian language blog

How to learn a new language: 7 secrets from TED Translators

Best strategies distill into seven basic principles how to learn a new language

Як і хто має навести лад у правилах сучасної української мови?

Від кого залежить мова, якою, навіть не замислюючись, користуємося ми зі своїми сучасниками?

In Ukraine Churches With a Distinctive Allure

Zakarpattia, the western region of Ukraine that abuts eastern Slovakia and northeastern Hungary, is home to a number of unusual wooden churches dating from the 15th to 18th centuries.

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Online Graduate Program in Logistics Management #american #public #university #system, #american #military #university, #accredited


Logistics Management

Graduate Certificate

The graduate certificate in Logistics Management is a concentrated program designed to provide the knowledge and skills necessary for individuals within any organization to excel in the dynamic field of logistics and supply chain management. This online certificate is intended for graduate students who wish to further their knowledge of logistics management without committing to a degree program.

Program Courses

The curriculum for this online graduate certificate is reviewed by an advisory council of industry experts for relevancy to today’s marketplace. Course topics include:

  • Strategic transportation and logistics planning
  • Financial controls and logistics performance measurement
  • National transportation management and economics
  • Physical distribution, materials, and supply chain management
  • International intermodal surface transportation
  • Port and terminal operations, transportation, and trends
  • Global logistics management

Program Objectives

In addition to the institutional and degree level learning objectives, graduates of this program are expected to achieve these learning outcomes:

  • Evaluate the importance of the maritime industry to the global economy.
  • Evaluate the role of the maritime industry as part of our national defense.
  • Measure the ways in which logistics processes contribute to meeting the financial goals of businesses.
  • Evaluate customer service requirements and their relationships to the goal of driving logistics.
  • Assess the role of logistics in optimizing supply chain management.

Degree at a Glance

  • Number of Credits 18
  • Max Transfer Credits 9
  • Tuition Per Credit $350 | $325 with military grant
  • Program Length 1 year full time
  • Program Format Online | Monthly course starts
  • Program Director Stacey Little
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Admission Requirements

  • All AMU graduate programs require you to have earned a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an institution whose accreditation is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
  • If you have a non-U.S. transcript, please view our International Admissions page for more information.
  • There is no fee to complete the AMU admission application. View steps to apply.

Please be prepared to submit a legible copy of your valid government-issued photo ID (civilian students) or government issued JST or CCAF transcript (military students) upon request.

An AMU admissions representative will contact you with further details about how to submit the required documentation after you complete the enrollment application.

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Graduate Tuition Rates

Per credit hour: $350 | $325 with military grant*

*To help minimize out-of-pocket costs, AMU offers a tuition grant for U.S. active-duty servicemembers, Guard, Reserve, military spouses and dependents, and veterans. See all military-affiliated student benefits .

Paying for School

Because our university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC ), (the same as the Ohio State University, Univ. of Chicago, and U.S. Air Force Academy, to name a few), we can accept the following forms of financial aid and payments:

Ways to Save

Transfer Credits

Accelerate your degree completion by taking full advantage of our transfer credit options. including credit for your previous college courses, military service schools, American Council on Education (ACE) and College Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests, and prior learning experiences.

Employer Contributions

AMU has educational partnerships with many employers and associations. Be sure to accurately enter your employer information when you complete our admissions application. Your employer might also offer a tuition reimbursement plan as one of your benefits.

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Online Learning #online #learning,summer,class,classes,course,courses


Online Learning


American University offers an expanding number of online programs and classes to help you reach your professional and educational goals. Our online classes retain the rigorous academic standards and high quality of instruction expected in all AU courses while offering you the convenience and flexibility of online learning. AU’s unique online graduate programs are designed to fit the schedules of working professionals seeking the advanced knowledge and skills needed in today’s competitive world. Although we do offer undergraduate online courses, we do not offer undergraduate online degrees .


American University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and authorized to offer online learning in most states. For further information, please consult the current list of states in which American University is authorized to offer online learning.

Current AU Students

Current AU students can select from over 100 online classes offered during the Fall, Spring and Summer sessions. AU undergraduate and graduate students can find many options to fulfill curriculum requirements, to explore special topics, or to work toward degree completion while studying or researching aboard. Online summer classes offer a great way to earn AU credits, even while you cannot be on campus!

Visiting Non-Degree Students

Visiting Non-Degree (Non-AU) Students seeking to supplement the courses offered by their home institutions or to earn credits during the summer sessions may enroll in AU’s online classes. Always consult with your academic advisor at your home institution to ensure that classes taken at American University will be accepted for credit, since the transfer of course and degree credits are determined by the receiving institution.

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Online Medical Billing, Coding, and Administration Classes #online #medical #coding #and #billing #classes, #advocacy


Online Medical Billing Courses

Online Medical Billing, Coding, and Administration Classes

Did you know that the rate of growth in the medical billing and coding industry is expected to increase at a faster rate than most other occupations? Skilled medical billers and skilled coding technicians are in high demand. Your online training in billing and coding can help you find work in a variety of medical settings whether a private medical office or healthcare facility, a hospital or clinic, or even a claims examiner for insurance companies. If you’re interested in learning a new career, or advance within your current career, or maybe learn new skills to start your own home business, taking courses in our online classrooms is a convenient way to start your education.

Universal Class courses are a perfect fit for today’s fast-paced and busy lifestyles. The classes require no special software or hardware. You can study on your own time without the hassle of commuting or arranging your work schedule and finding childcare.

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Why Universal Class?

UniversalClass.com offers over 5,000 hours of online continuing education training! Here’s a few reasons why lifelong learners prefer Universal Class continuing education courses:

  • Accredited by IACET – Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)
  • Supportive Instructors !
  • Earn a Certificate of Course Completion documenting your CEUs and Contact Hours
  • Verify your CEUs and Contact Hours via unique certificate serial number on our service (great for employers)
  • Easy to use. Our online courses are the easiest and most fun courses available anywhere
  • Self paced. Go at your own pace. You do not need to be online at a specific date or time
  • Start right now. You can start the class right now by clicking on the button ‘Join this Course’
  • Extremely affordable. Pay one time for a course and you have 6 months to finish it. Or pay $189.00 for a yearly subscription and take any course you want . as many courses as you want (over 500 to choose from)
  • High quality courses. Since 1999, Universal Class has provided high quality continuing education training to over 600,000 satisfied students

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Online Course: Chemistry 101 – Learn the Fundamentals #online #college #chemistry, #online #course #class


Online Class: Chemistry 101

Course Description

At a minimum, a basic understanding of chemistry is needed for it offers a foundation for comprehending the inner workings of biology (how cells function and the behavior of organisms), as well as, the ecological relationships that exist between organisms and their environment.

In short, chemistry offers us a way of understanding the world in which we live.

Chemistry provides us with insights into how our bodies function; the ingredients that are contained within the foods we eat; the reason cars, planes and trains are able to run as efficiently as they do; the manner in which computers are built and operate; and the materials used to construct our homes and buildings within our communities.

Basically, chemistry is a part of almost everything we do for everything is comprised of chemical compounds. The claim that chemistry is everywhere is, thus, entirely accurate.

Chemistry encompasses a multitude of specialized sub-disciplines which have proven highly useful to chemistry as they have provided for the following: the production and testing of stronger materials, creation of pharmaceuticals to treat disease, and the study of life processes.

Lesson 1. Atoms, Molecules, and Ions

The ordination of who was the true “father” of modern chemistry is a disputed point.

  • Lesson 2. Chemical Foundations

    In chemistry the accepted measurement system for mass (m) or volume (v) is the metric system, also known as the System International (SI) system.

  • Lesson 3. Stoichiometry

    Stoichiometry is the field of chemistry used to determine the quantities both for the required reactants of a chemical reaction and the predicted product of said reactions.

  • Lesson 4. Types of Chemical Reactions and Solution Stoichiometry

    Most chemical reactions require a catalyst, a certain condition external to the reactants themselves that facilitates or causes the molecules to react with one another.

  • Lesson 5. Gases

    Matter in gaseous form does not have an absolute density. In order to determine the density of any volume of gas, we must first determine the pressure under which the gas is being held.

  • Lesson 6. Thermochemistry

    There are two types of energy, potential (the amount of energy possible given a certain circumstance) and kinetic (the amount of energy being expended).

  • Lesson 7. Atomic Structure and Periodicity

    Electromagnetic radiation refers to the wavelengths on which energy travels through the Universe.

  • Lesson 8. Bonding. General Concepts

    Hydrogen bonds are the bonds established between hydrogen and elements with a high level of electronegativity.

  • Lesson 9. Valence Bond Theory

    Atoms form a bond when both of these two conditions occur 1) There is an “orbital overlap” between two atoms and 2) only two electrons, both of opposite spin, are present in the overlap.

  • Lesson 10. Properties and Solutions

    Solutions are a combination of solutes and solvents, which are not necessarily composed of the same forms of matter.

  • Lesson 11. Chemical Kinetics

    Chemical kinetics is concerned with the rates of chemical reactions.

  • Lesson 12. Chemical Equilibrium

    The first thing to understand about equilibrium in chemistry is that it is a dynamic state.

  • Lesson 13. Spontaneity, Entropy, and Free Energy

    Spontaneous processes occur without outside intervention. Some of these occur very quickly, such as combustion, whereas others like the formation of diamonds occur very slowly over millions if not billions of years.

  • Lesson 14. The Nucleus, A Chemist’s View

    The nucleus of an atom is not always stable.

  • Lesson 15. Transition Metals and Coordination Chemistry

    Many transition metals commonly form more than one form of oxidized compound depending on the conditions of formation.

  • Lesson 16. Organic Chemistry

    Organic chemistry is the study of carbon based chemistry in the realm of living things.

  • Additional Course Information

    • Document Your Lifelong Learning Achievements
    • Earn an Official Certificate Documenting Course Hours and CEUs
    • Verify Your Certificate with a Unique Serial Number Online
    • View and Share Your Certificate Online or Download/Print as PDF
    • Display Your Certificate on Your Resume and Promote Your Achievements Using Social Media

    Course Title: Chemistry 101

    Course Number: 8900109

    Learning Outcomes

    By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

    • Define atoms, molecules, and ions.
    • Describe chemical foundations and stoichiometry.
    • Identify gases and thermochemistry.
    • Describe atomic structure and periodicity.
    • Describe bonding and the Valence Bond Theory.
    • Know properties and solutions.
    • Describe chemical equilibrium.
    • Know spontaneity, entropy, and free energy.
    • Know the nucleus, a chemist’s view.
    • Know transition metals and coordination chemistry.
    • Know organic chemistry, and
    • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

    Student Testimonials

    • “I am satisfied with the course I want to continue on.” — Viera V.
    • “She was prompt with all grading and any questions I had. It was a 101 course and offered a well rounded experience. It gave me more background on how I was using chem. in my wastewater, water operations.” — Tim M.
    • “The instructor was very helpful and available. She is very knowledgeable. This was an EXCELLENT course.” — Donna N.

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    15 Free Online Learning Sites Every Entrepreneur Should Visit #business #plan #writers

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    15 Free Online Learning Sites Every Entrepreneur Should Visit

    Entrepreneur and Marketer, Co-founder of ContentMarketer.io

    November 3, 2014

    Being a successful entrepreneur means you have to wear a lot of hats, especially when your company is just starting out and you don t have enough employees to cover all the areas you need.

    Learning the new skills necessary to start a new business can be expensive, but fortunately the initiative for free, high-quality, educational resources online has only continued to grow in the past few years. Below are some of the resources available to learn more about marketing, entrepreneurship, business management and more.

    1. CodeAcademy

    This great resource offers free interactive programming sessions to help you learn programming languages such as HTML, CSS, Javascript and PHP. You can save your progress as you go with a free account. Learning to code can help entrepreneurs fix bugs if they don t have a developer, or even go down the road of building their own website or products (such as apps).

    2. HubSpot Academy

    The free certification program offers courses on inbound marketing, including website optimization, landing pages and lead nurturing. These skills are a must for business owners as they try to grow their business and online presence.

    3. Moz

    If you want to learn search-engine optimization to make sure your website is as visible as possible, check out this treasure trove of resources from SEO leader, Moz. Besides having the free Moz Academy, there are also webinars (live and recorded), and beginner s guides to SEO, social media and link building.

    4. LearnVest

    The most successful entrepreneurs know how to manage their money both on a business and personal side. In addition to having extremely affordable finance classes, LearnVest also offers some of its classes for free, such as Building Better Money Habits and How to Budget.

    5. Niche consultant courses

    The Internet has made for a coaching boom, which is extremely helpful to entrepreneurs who want to learn how to start or better a business in a specific niche. Some great coaches and organizations that routinely have free courses and ebooks on building a business include Natalie MacNeil and MyOwnBusiness. Try searching niche keyword + business course to find one most applicable to you.

    6. edX

    This free site currently has over 300 courses on a variety of topics, including Financial Analysis and Decision Making and Entrepreneurship 101: Who is your customer? These courses not only cover business in general, but can also you help learn more skills that are applicable to your industry, such as big data or environmental conservation.

    7. Khan Academy

    This free learning resource was created to give everyone access to education in math, science, art, technology and more. There are over 100,000 interactive exercises to put your education to practical use. Even though many of the courses are geared toward high school students, there are several courses that would be good for anyone to have a refresher on, such as taxes and accounting.

    8. MIT Open Courseware

    These are actual courses taught at MIT and offered for free on the site for viewing and reading at your discretion. The school put together an entrepreneurship page that lists available courses that are beneficial to new business owners. Courses include Early State Capital and The Software Business.

    9. Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

    This university has almost 100 free on-demand college courses that are extremely applicable to entrepreneurs, including ones that cover business planning, operations and management and small-business tax.

    10. Coursera

    Much like MIT s Open Courseware, this site has 114 educational partners that provide free courses to almost 10 million users. One benefit to Coursera is that there are very specific courses that fit perfectly into particular niches, such as Data Management for Clinical Research from Vanderbilt University and Innovation for Entrepreneurs: From Idea to Marketplace from the University of Maryland. Its wide network of partners allows for a greater selection.

    11. OpenCulture

    This site isn t an educational platform on its own, but rather collects and shares free resources from around the web. Its list of 150 free online business courses is a great resource because it offers classes from iTunes U and other lessons on video and audio. The site also has lists of free audiobooks, certificate courses and other online courses.

    12. YouTube

    It s probably unsurprising to most users that YouTube is one of the world s largest search engines, as there are literally videos on just about anything you can imagine. From TED talks to recorded presentations on building a business, it s a great free resource on just about any topic.

    13. Alison

    This platform offers free online courses from some of the most well-known names on the internet today, including Google, Microsoft, and Macmillan. With over 4 million users and over 600 courses already, it covers topics such as economic literacy, personal development and business/enterprise skills.

    14. Saylor

    The Saylor Foundation offers tuition-free courses and also works with accredited colleges and universities to offer affordable credentials. Its course offerings are similar to what you d see when working toward a bachelor s degree.

    15. Podcasts

    Even though it s not an official course, podcasts are an amazing (and easily digestible) way to become a better entrepreneur. Podcasts can be listened to via streaming on your computer (if that certain podcast offers it) or via iTunes for iOS and apps such as Podcast Republic for Android. Podcasts such as Entrepreneur of Fire already garner thousands of listeners every episode and are a great way to learn the most up-to-date information and strategies possible. Another good list of entrepreneur podcasts include Think Entrepreneurship s .

    Whether you learn best by audio, video or text, this list of 15 learning resources for entrepreneurs can help you learn more about building a business, accounting and getting customers.

    Do you have a favorite resource not listed here? Let us know in the comments section below.

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    Online Bachelor s Degree in Homeland Security #american #public #university #system, #american #military #university,


    Homeland Security

    Bachelor of Arts

    The Bachelor of Arts degree in Homeland Security offers you a comprehensive education in the basics of terrorism, counterterrorism, hazard management, intelligence, and other components of national security. Members of the homeland security enterprise – such as the Department of Homeland Security, state and local public safety entities, and large corporations – are aggressively searching for people who have the comprehensive educational training to be intellectual and strategic leaders in this field. Knowledgeable employees who can contribute new ideas, identify and critique unexamined assumptions of policy and strategy, and who have the ability to translate good intentions into effective action are in demand.

    This online bachelor’s degree is designed to meet this market need. Through this bachelor’s program, you will receive a holistic liberal arts education that covers the range of domestic security efforts, helping to prepare you for advancement or new entry into the homeland security field. This degree program is taught by highly credentialed and experienced instructors, many who hold key positions in government agencies or public safety organizations.

    Program Courses

    The curriculum for this online program is reviewed by an advisory council of industry experts for relevancy to today’s marketplace. Course topics include:

    • Terrorism psychology, behavior, activities, and roles
    • U.S. security policies, operations, and central concepts
    • Private sector homeland security roles and responsibilities
    • Border and coastal security
    • Intelligence’s role in homeland security strategies and decisions
    • Law enforcement’s functions, legalities, theories, and ethics
    • Emergency and disaster planning and incident command
    • Homeland security risks, threats, and consequences
    • Information technology security, cyber laws, and digital privacy
    • Research, analysis, and writing

    Program Objectives

    In addition to the institutional and degree level learning objectives, graduates of this program are expected to achieve these learning outcomes:

    • Examine the historical and evolving concept of homeland security within the broader political and national security system of the contemporary nation-state.
    • Recognize the detailed mitigation, planning, response, and recovery phases to and from a homeland security incident.
    • Differentiate among the various homeland security threats, to include those that are manmade, technological, and natural.
    • Discuss the strategic, operational, and tactical threats presented by chemical, nuclear, and biological agents, to include agent characteristics and delivery systems.
    • Distinguish among and assess the various homeland security approaches, techniques, and processes, such as analytics, indications, warnings, and forecasting.
    • Explain the key administrative and command and control elements of the evolving homeland security relationships among the intelligence community; Department of Homeland Security; interagency processes and institutions; federal, state, and local intergovernmental relations; and a comprehensive U.S. homeland security strategy.

    Degree at a Glance

    • Number of Credits 121
    • Max Transfer Credits 91
    • Tuition Per Credit $270 | $250 with military grant
    • Program Length 4 years full time
    • Program Format Online | Monthly course starts
    • Program Director Kelli Frakes
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    Admission Requirements

    • All AMU undergraduate programs require a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent (i.e. GED).
    • You may be asked to complete our College Readiness Assessment before registering for courses. Learn more .
    • If you have previous college experience, you will be asked to submit your transcripts from previous schools where you earned academic credit.
    • Please be prepared to submit a legible copy of your valid government-issued photo ID (civilian students) or government issued JST or CCAF transcript (military students) upon request.
    • There is no fee to complete the AMU admission application. View steps to apply.

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    School of Security Global Studies

    This program resides in the American Military University School of Security & Global Studies where many of the university’s flagship programs were created by experts from the Departments of State, Defense, and Homeland Security, the intelligence community, and private businesses throughout the world. The programs taught in the School of Security Global Studies truly embody our Educating Those Who Serve motto because many of our students come from active-duty military and federal, state, and local government agencies.

    The AMU faculty is committed to helping you apply educational theories to real-world challenges in preparation for leadership opportunities in criminal justice, public safety, public administration, national security, and more. Many of our professors are highly credentialed and respected leaders in their fields and currently work in the U.S. government.

    At AMU, we understand your need for flexibility because most of our students are working adult learners who balance school around work and service commitments. This is why we offer 8-week or 16-week online courses that start monthly. Through an online virtual classroom, you’ll communicate with classmates and professors in forum communities as you work to complete your weekly assignments on your own schedule from anywhere in the world. And with our mobile application, you can work offline and upload your assignments when you reconnect – a strong benefit for deployed personnel.

    We encourage you to browse the School of Security & Global Studies webpage to learn more about our what’s happening in the school and to find a program that’s right for you.

    If you’re ready to move forward, we’re ready to take you there.

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    Fast Track PHD on #phd,phds,masters,mba,courses,studentships,help,support,msc,post #docs,professional #doctorates, #mba #admissions, #mba #application, #mba #career #change,


    Fast Track PHD

    posted about 2 years ago

    Depending on the country it might also mean without doing the master first (?) Otherwise it would be a bit strange to have just 3 years of bachelor followed by a fast track Phd. That would mean only 5 years compared to the 8-9 years it takes in every other country. Can t believe that this is possible. Would be a bit too easy in my opinion 😉

    posted about 2 years ago

    In Australia you can go straight from a BA Honours to a PhD without having to do any postgrad stuff in between.

    When I went to Australia for my Masters by Research Only (no coursework) in 2011, the first day I met my supervisor he advised me to upgrade to a PhD and to treat the project as a PhD project, which I did. I submitted in 3.5 years and have been finished since December 2014 (now graduated and officially a Dr yay!)

    I m originally from Canada, so had applied for a masters thinking that I had to do one first, but this wasn t the case in Australia.

    It s not a fast-track per say but the option to skip the MA if you have the capacity. However, there are upsides and downsides. The upside was a quicker finish for the PhD, but some downsides included feeling a bit behind (even though I did very well) because I didn t have the MA experience coming straight out from a BA honours, and feeling behind in some areas such as knowing about grants, getting published and conference attending. It was also a whole new subject area for me as well.

    So to fast track, the options need to be weighed. It hasn t impacted my career as I managed to land a T R position at my uni and am beginning to collaborate with other researchers on projects, but it also hasn t been easy.

    So one thing to keep in mind is that fast tracking can be a disadvantage for you when considering all the other not-so-directly related aspects of the PhD/Academic life. I had full funding from the university in the form of an international scholarship, so grants were not things I was thinking about (but now wish I had to beef up the CV).

    I had 4 years BA and then the PhD took an additional 3.5 years, so a total of 7.5 years.

    04-Jun-15, 22:35

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    Quote From awsoci:
    However, there are upsides and downsides. The upside was a quicker finish for the PhD, but some downsides included feeling a bit behind (even though I did very well) because I didn t have the MA experience coming straight out from a BA honours, and feeling behind in some areas such as knowing about grants, getting published and conference attending. It was also a whole new subject area for me as well.

    I definitely agree. I think even though it takes longer, there are big advantages to doing an MSc before a PhD.

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    I think it depends on your long-term goals. If you go for a position in academia such as lecturer, assistant professor etc. it is probably an advantage. It is hard to compare PhD students among each other but I have a hard time believing that someone with only the bachelors degree has the same routine and performs as well as someone with a master degree. I definitely would not. We have 2 year master programms and that is often more than 1 year practical lab research + the course work combined. That is just a lot of experience.

    However, if you don t want to continue in academia, I would consider it a huge advantage to skip the master. Companies often appreciate younger applicants, as they are more shapeable and you also have the advantage of getting a real salary two years earlier. Not so bad. It is definitely one of the down sides that you are often 30 years + until you enter the job market.

    05-Jun-15, 08:24

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    . It is hard to compare PhD students among each other but I have a hard time believing that someone with only the bachelors degree has the same routine and performs as well as someone with a master degree.

    I find this a little insulting. However, it s also not clear if you are referring to hard science degrees only, because I am in the social sciences and do mixed methods (quant/qual) as well as both content analysis and interviews as my major research methodologies.

    If the former, I may have had just bachelors with honours, but I also graduated with an exceptionally high average (over 90%), had two RAs under my belt by my undergraduate graduation, one completed for a not-for-profit while the other for my university, 2 scholarships and 1 grant, a publication and fieldwork experience.

    I performed exceptionally well during my PhD despite the set backs I mentioned earlier. I was fully funded, had a very strong result with my PhD examination (pass with minor and I mean took 2 days minor changes), continued to gain RA experience, completed social research tenders (i.e. outside the university research for not-for-profits/governments), conference presentations, had published from my PhD prior to submission and am currently publishing more works, and a heap of teaching experience that included complete unit coordination and lecturing as well as tutoring and guest lecturing. None of this includes any of the community outreach or professional service that I engage in on top of all of this.

    But this wasn t easy and I worked very, and I mean very hard. I knew I had a disadvantage coming in straight from a BA Honours, but to suggest that someone like me wouldn t perform as well as someone with a masters degree is a bit pretentious. I know a number of masters to PhDs doing absolutely poorly, and ones doing very well.

    It s highly individual and on that note, no PhD student will have the same routine that works for them.

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    You would have exactly the same CV if you did a 2-year master before your PhD project. I am not saying that people who start a PhD after their bachelor degree are generally incompetent, but that 2 years more experience are 2 years more experience (for the individual researcher !). No need to justify yourself. It is just a completely objective fact. Of course you also find incompetent master graduates but that is completely individual. Those people would not have performed better if they started the PhD right away after the bachelor.I may relate it to natural sciences, but that does not change the point. More experience is more experience. I don t really believe that someone does 2 years of masters and does not develop at all.

    I did not mean that offensive but I truly believe that e.g. a physicist needs much more supervision and guidance if he starts a PhD after the bachelor compared to the same physicist with a master degree. If you just compare a master thesis to a bachelor thesis and the amount of time you spent for the research. That is a huge difference. I can t believe that this makes no difference for the individual. That you worked hard doesn t change that fact or would you ve worked less hard during a master degree? 😉

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