American Public University To Conduct Graduate Degree Orientation at MITAGS

Glen Paine, Executive Director of the Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies (MITAGS), announces that American Public University System (APUS) will conduct a Graduate Degree Orientation Seminar at the MITAGS campus at 7 P.M. on Wednesday, August 11th, 2010. All Previous and Current CMM Program Students are invited to attend this career changing seminar.

APUS has agreed to allow transfer of academic credit earned from completing the MITAGS Chief Mate/Master (CMM) License Advancement Program courses into APUS Graduate Degree and Certificate Programs.

The AMU Graduate Degree Orientation Seminar will be presented by Mr. Irv Varkonyi, Marketing Manager, Transportation and Logistics Programs at APU.

“These graduate degree transfer credits will allow a MITAGS merchant mariner to leverage their MITAGS classes into degrees which will provide an even stronger foundation for their future maritime careers” say Irv Varkonyi, Marketing Manager, Transportation and Logistics Programs at APU. Topics of the orientation will include:
• Approved Semester Hour Credits by Degree Program
• Differences in Core Requirements and Elective requirements
• Student Enrollment Procedures
• Credit Transfer Procedures
• Financial Aid; Federal Scholarships, Grants, Loans, VA GI Bill Benefits
• On-line Course Delivery Options
All APU courses are delivered exclusively on-line to allow mariners to complete their educational goals wherever they are world-wide.
American Public University System (APUS) is the 2009 recipient of the Sloan Consortium’s prestigious Ralph E. Gomory Award for Quality Online Education and is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association and nationally accredited by the Accrediting Commission, Distance Education and Training Council.

“This ground-breaking agreement finally affords merchant mariners the opportunity to pursue and complete their graduate degrees from anywhere they have access to the internet, no matter where and when they travel throughout their maritime career” says Victor Tufts, Program Manager at MITAGS.

The MITAGS is an open campus dedicated to the education and training of all mariners. For additional information, please contact Mr. Victor Tufts, Program Manager, at 443-989-3531 or via e-mail at vtufts@mitags.org. You may also visit the MITAGS website at www.mitags.org or the American Public University Systems Admissions Department at (877) 777-9081 or visit the APUS website at: http://www.apu.apus.edu/lp/agreements/MITAGS/index.htm