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Lynne Johnson

University of Phoenix and ATW Training and Consulting Inc., Partner to Offer ATW Learners College Credits For Training

PHOENIX and DES MOINES, IOWA, Nov. 6, 2013—ATW Training and Consulting Inc. today announced its continued educational collaboration with University of Phoenix. The alliance will allow current and past ATW learners the ability to use some completed ATW courses to fulfill credits for an undergraduate degree.

"We're excited to provide yet another way for our clients to earn college credits, which helps working adult students save time and money by applying their past experience and training toward a degree," said Todd McDonald, Founder and President of ATW. "We’re especially excited that the quality of our training programs has been recognized by University of Phoenix.”

"We are committed to continuing this important work with ATW—to help students use Prior Learning Assessments (PLA) to advance toward an undergraduate degree and enhance the affordability of their academic programs," said Dr. Bill Pepicello, president of University of Phoenix. "ATW, like University of Phoenix, is committed to making higher education an achievable reality for anyone who is willing to work hard."

An evaluation of learning and training obtained in a working environment translates into college credits called, Prior Learning Assessment (PLA). University of Phoenix has qualified many ATW courses for credit towards a college degree. In conjunction with ATW, they have also created a Credit Recommendation Guide (CRG) that outlines all the courses that may qualify for college credits. ATW learners will be able to receive up to 15 credits towards an associate degree or 30 credits towards a bachelor’s degree.

“Current and past ATW learners may be able to get credit for some of the training they have received previously as well.  We’re proud to be able to help many of our learners accomplish their personal dreams of completing a degree program," said McDonald.  “Past ATW training participants will work with a credit coordinator at ATW who will help them identify eligible courses.  New training participants can know before they even take a course whether the course is approved and for how many credit hours.”

To learn more about the current listing of approved courses and other important information please visit www.phoenix.edu/atwlearner.

About ATW Training and Consulting, Inc.

Through customized training services, facilitated classroom training sessions, expert consultation, coaching and e-learning programs, ATW works with all levels of employees to help them achieve improved productivity and new heights of professional growth.

About University of Phoenix

University of Phoenix is constantly innovating to help working adults move efficiently from education to careers in a rapidly changing world. Flexible schedules, relevant and engaging courses, and interactive learning can help students more effectively pursue career and personal aspirations while balancing their busy lives. University of Phoenix serves a diverse student population, offering associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs from campuses and learning centers across the U.S. as well as online throughout the world. For more information, visit www.phoenix.edu.