News Article | October 28, 2016
The Community for Accredited Online Schools (AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org) has published it’s 2016-2017 Best Radiology Technician Programs ranking for 2016-2017. An online leader for higher education resources and information, AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org compared data from both online and on-campus programs, highlighting the following schools as those receiving top scores: Clarkson College, Valencia College, Weber State University, Idaho State University and Southern Illinois University Carbondale for four-year schools; Pitt Community College, Owensboro Community & Technical College, Somerset Community College, Washtenaw Community College and Chattanooga State Community College for two-year schools. “With higher median pay and job growth projections than many occupations in the U.S., radiology tech programs are a positive choice for college-bound students,” said Doug Jones, CEO and Founder of the Community for Accredited Online Schools. “Hundreds of radiology tech programs are available around the nation, but this list pinpoints the schools who offer the best combination of affordability, quality and flexibility for aspiring radiology technologists.” In order to qualify for the list, AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org requires all schools with a Radiology Technician program to meet several base criteria points. All colleges and universities must be accredited, two- or four-year public or private not-for-profit institutions. Each schools must also offer career placement services to its grads. Each school was ranked and scored by comparing more than a dozen data points, including cost and financial aid reports, student-teacher ratios and more. A full list of the 2016-2017 Best Radiology Technician Programs in the U.S. is included below. More details on the specific data and methodology used can be found at the link below, along with specific information on where each school placed in the ranking: Two-year schools recognized for providing the Best Radiology Technician Programs: Ashland Community and Technical College Bluegrass Community and Technical College Bunker Hill Community College Cape Fear Community College Chattanooga State Community College Chippewa Valley Technical College Columbus State Community College Community College of Denver Cuyahoga Community College East Central College Eastern Maine Community College Galveston College Georgia Northwestern Technical College Guilford Technical Community College Hagerstown Community College Hillsborough Community College Jefferson Community and Technical College Lakeland Community College Lakeshore Technical College Lone Star College Lorain County Community College Middlesex Community College Mountwest Community and Technical College North Arkansas College Northeast Community College Northwest Mississippi Community College Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College Owens Community College Owensboro Community and Technical College Pitt Community College Rend Lake College Rhodes State College Roane State Community College Sinclair College Somerset Community College South Arkansas Community College Southcentral Kentucky Community & Technical College Southeast Arkansas College Southeast Community College Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College Southern Union State Community College SUNY Broome Community College Tallahassee Community College Technical College of the Lowcountry Truckee Meadows Community College Tulsa Community College Washtenaw Community College West Virginia Northern Community College Western Nebraska Community College Western Wyoming Community College Four-year schools recognized for providing the Best Radiology Technician Programs: Arkansas State University - Main Campus Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences Bellevue College Bluefield State College Boise State University Briar Cliff University Broward College Clarkson College College of Southern Nevada Concordia University - Wisconsin Daytona State College Eastern Florida State College Florida SouthWestern State College Florida State College at Jacksonville Gulf Coast State College Idaho State University Keiser University - Fort Lauderdale La Roche College LIU Post Miami Dade College Minot State University Missouri Southern State University Morehead State University Mount Aloysius College Newman University Notre Dame of Maryland University Palm Beach State College Pensacola State College Saint Catharine College Santa Fe College Shawnee State University Siena Heights University South Florida State College Southern Illinois University - Carbondale Southwestern Oklahoma State University St. Catherine University St. Luke's College St. Petersburg College State College of Florida - Manatee-Sarasota Suffolk University University of Charleston University of Cincinnati - Blue Ash College University of Hartford University of Jamestown University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University of Sioux Falls University of St Francis Valencia College Vincennes University Weber State University About Us: The Community for Accredited Online Schools (AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org) was founded in 2011 to provide students and parents with quality data and information about pursuing an affordable education that has been certified by an accrediting agency. Our community resource materials and tools span topics such as college accreditation, financial aid, opportunities available to veterans, people with disabilities, as well as online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning programs that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational success. environments that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success.
News Article | February 25, 2017
The Community for Accredited Online Schools, a leading resource provider for higher education information, has ranked the best colleges and universities with online programs in the state of Illinois. Of the four-year schools that were ranked, 35 made the list with Northwestern University, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Loyola University Chicago, Southern Illinois University Carbondale and DePaul University positioned as the top five. Illinois’ top 19 two-year schools were also included on the list, with Illinois Central College, Richland Community College, Kaskaskia College, Harper College and Waubonsee Community College coming in as the top five. “As online programs become more readily available at Illinois schools, the options for students who want to earn a degree on their own schedule become more difficult to choose from,” said Doug Jones, CEO and founder of AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org. “The schools on our list have proven themselves to be the most high-quality options for an online education in Illinois.” To earn a spot on the Best Online Schools list, Illinois colleges and universities must be institutionally accredited, public or private not-for-profit entities. Each college is also scored based on more than a dozen unique data points that include graduation rates, total online program offerings and financial aid availability. For more details on where each school falls in the rankings and the data and methodology used to determine the lists, visit: The Best Online Four-Year Schools in Illinois for 2017 include the following: Aurora University Benedictine University Chicago State University Concordia University-Chicago DePaul University Dominican University Eastern Illinois University Elmhurst College Governors State University Greenville College Illinois Institute of Technology Illinois State University Judson University Lewis University Lincoln Christian University Loyola University Chicago MacMurray College McKendree University Moody Bible Institute National Louis University North Park University Northwestern University Olivet Nazarene University Quincy University Roosevelt University Rush University Saint Xavier University Southern Illinois University-Carbondale Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville University of Chicago University of Illinois at Chicago University of Illinois at Springfield University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign University of St Francis Western Illinois University Illinois’ Best Online Two-Year Schools for 2017 include the following: Frontier Community College Harper College Illinois Central College John A. Logan College John Wood Community College Joliet Junior College Kaskaskia College Lincoln Trail College McHenry County College Moraine Valley Community College Olney Central College Richland Community College Shawnee Community College Southeastern Illinois College Wabash Valley College Waubonsee Community College ### About Us: AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org was founded in 2011 to provide students and parents with quality data and information about pursuing an affordable, quality education that has been certified by an accrediting agency. Our community resource materials and tools span topics such as college accreditation, financial aid, opportunities available to veterans, people with disabilities, as well as online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning programs that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational success.
News Article | February 22, 2017
Coding Dojo will provide curriculum and teachers for evening and weekend Continuing Education classes at Seattle Central to meet demand for employee coding training SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwired - Feb 22, 2017) - Coding Dojo, a pioneer in the coding bootcamp space, and Seattle Central College, one of the three colleges that make up the Seattle Colleges District, today announced a program to deliver courses covering in-demand programming languages and technologies. These classes will be hosted by the Continuing Education department at Seattle Central College, and Coding Dojo will provide the curriculum, instructors and access to its online platform. The Seattle Central College program is part of Coding Dojo's Coding for Higher Education Program, which ensures higher education institutions have a quick and cost-effective way to roll out a cutting-edge programming curriculum. This non-credit program is designed for the working professional. The program does not require any previous coding experience or a student to take a coding aptitude test to attend. Students may register directly with Seattle Central's Continuing Education department and are not required to complete the college's formal application process to enroll in the program. "At Coding Dojo, we strongly believe that anyone can learn to code if they have the drive and are given the appropriate resources," said Kevin Saito, Vice President of Marketing and Product Management at Coding Dojo. "We're excited to partner with such a progressive college that walks the walk when it comes to ensuring all ethnicities and genders have equal access to the appropriate education to transform their careers and lives." Seattle Central has been called one of the nation's most diverse colleges. It can accept third party tuition payments from employers and the Coding Dojo programming classes will take place on Tuesday and Thursday nights, as well as Saturdays to accommodate working professionals. The inaugural Coding Dojo-Seattle Central courses will teach the LAMP and Python coding languages, and will run April 1 to June 29. It will include three modules for each coding language. 1) Web Fundamentals and Introduction to the LAMP Stack (April 1 to 27) 2) Introduction to PHP (April 29 to May 25) 3) Advanced PHP Concepts (June 3 to 29) 1) Web Fundamentals and Introduction to Python (April 1 to 27) 2) Introduction to Python and Object Oriented Programming (April 29 to May 25) 3) Advanced Python Concepts (June 3 to 29) Each module will cost $1,299, while all three combined will cost $3,500 Students will receive 9.9 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and a certificate of completion. For more details and to sign up for the inaugural Coding Dojo-Seattle Central classes, go to www.learnatcentral.org/codingdojo About Coding Dojo Coding Dojo is one of the highest rated coding bootcamps in the industry, and the only coding bootcamp in the world to teach three full technology stacks in a single 14-week program. Since 2012, Coding Dojo has helped individuals from a variety of backgrounds and skill levels transform into professional developers who go on to be hired by start-ups and world-class companies like Expedia, Microsoft, JPMorgan Chase, DocuSign and Skytap. Coding Dojo has campuses in Dallas, Los Angeles, Seattle, Silicon Valley, Chicago and Washington D.C. and will expand to Berkeley and Orange County in early 2017. The company is one of the fastest growing startups with recognition in rankings like the GeekWire 200. Go to www.codingdojo.com to learn more. About Seattle Central College Chosen by nearly 16,000 students each year, Seattle Central College offers a comprehensive range of educational programs and opportunities in academic transfer, career preparation, basic studies and continuing education in an urban environment. For 50 years, Seattle Central has been committed to providing accessible, socially responsible higher and continuing education to the diverse community of Seattle and the surrounding areas. Our breadth of effective programs -- held in real world facilities and taught by nationally recognized faculty and industry professionals -- prepare students for a diverse range of pursuits. To learn more go to www.seattlecentral.edu.
News Article | October 28, 2016
SAE International announces that Ramin Younessi, Vice President, Industrial Power Systems with Caterpillar and President of Perkins Engine Company, is winner of the Sid Olsen Engineering Executive of the Year Award. Younessi will receive the award at the SAE 2016 Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress, which will be held Oct. 4-6 in Rosemont, Ill. The Sid Olsen Award recognizes an outstanding engineering executive in the off-highway industry. Candidates are nominated by their employees, colleagues, supervisors, or the local SAE International Section, with the nomination supported by another individual from the same group (e.g. employees, colleagues, supervisor or SAE International Chapter). The award honors Sid A. Olsen, an SAE International Fellow and industry leader who actively supported and participated in leading industry activities. As part of the award, $500 was donated to two colleges of Younessi’s choice: Illinois Central College and University of Texas (Austin) Cockrell School of Engineering. In his role with Caterpillar, Younessi has global business responsibility for Cat and Perkins engines 18 liters and below as well as Cat and FG Wilson generator sets (<750kVA). http://www.cat.com/ - https://www.perkins.com/ - https://www.fgwilson.com/ He brings more than 29 years of progressive global business leadership in the industrial, commercial vehicle and engine industry in the United States, Europe, Asia, Mexico, Australia and South America. Younessi most recently spent six years as a group vice president, product development with Navistar Inc., where he was responsible for all global vehicle and powertrain engineering functions, including advanced engineering, purchasing, product planning and quality. Prior to joining Navistar in 2007, he held a number of senior leadership and executive positions in the United States and Germany with the commercial vehicle division of Daimler AG. Younessi has a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology and master's degrees in engineering from Syracuse University and engineering management from the University of Maryland. He is a registered professional engineer in Illinois and Maryland. He serves on the Madison Dearborn Partners’ Basic Industries Roundtable. He is a member of SAE International and American Trucking Association. SAE International is a global association committed to being the ultimate knowledge source for the engineering profession. By uniting over 127,000 engineers and technical experts, we drive knowledge and expertise across a broad spectrum of industries. We act on two priorities: encouraging a lifetime of learning for mobility engineering professionals and setting the standards for industry engineering. We strive for a better world through the work of our philanthropic SAE Foundation, including programs like A World in Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series™.
News Article | February 21, 2017
Nancy Johnston Toll marks her debut in the publishing scene with a new guidebook offering readers a way to “Getting Over the Bump in the Road” (published by Xlibris). Inspired from her personal experiences, this compendium abounds with helpful tips and lessons learned on how to cope with the ups and downs experienced by anyone going through cancer treatment and how one can be a caregiver to others through their own healing journey. Written for anyone experiencing cancer or helping to care of someone in need, this book describes the experiences of a breast cancer survivor, her outlook on the disease and how she grew to understand the importance of helping others. Readers will find a refreshing take on how to cope with the ups and downs experienced by anyone needing long-term care and some concrete ways one can help those going through chemotherapy and radiation. Sometimes poignant, sometimes humorous, this book will help readers get through those bumps in the road. “During my journey with cancer I read a lot of books that had factual information on breast cancer or those that were meant to be inspirational. I didn’t find any though that told me in plain English some of the physical and emotional things I would go through and I think readers will appreciate the frank account of my experiences and will thus be better prepared to face the effects of cancer treatment themselves,” Toll shares. “I want others to know how important it is to help others, regardless of what they are facing, and that having cancer doesn’t mean that you can’t get over the bumps in the journey.” A snippet from the book reads: I’ll never forget the morning I got out of the shower to go to work and ended up with a handful of hair in my hand. Yes, it does come out by the handfuls. “Getting Over the Bump in the Road” By Nancy Johnston Toll Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 108 pages | ISBN 9781524572518 Softcover | 6 x 9in | 108 pages | ISBN 9781524572501 E-Book | 108 pages | ISBN 9781524572495 Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble About the Author Nancy Johnston Toll grew up in Iowa, completed her bachelor’s degree from Central College in Pella, Iowa, and her master’s from the University of Wisconsin – River Falls. She also has a specialist’s degree in educational technology from University of Wisconsin – Madison. She was a science teacher in Iowa and then Wisconsin for 20 years before helping staff as the technology coordinator for her school district the past 16 years. She enjoys playing golf, the piano and swimming and her most cherished times are with her family. Toll was diagnosed with breast cancer and feels it is important to share her journey with others so that they know they are not alone in this “bump” in the road. Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit xlibris.com or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.