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New Edinboro University degree program expands skills of region’s workforce

Courses offered in Meadville, Erie

11/16/2012

A new Edinboro University degree program that expands career opportunities for workers who have technical training and helps to meet the region’s need for a more skilled workforce will begin educating its first students in January.

AAS, the Associate of Applied Science in Applied Technology program, is designed to complement certificate-level technical training with college-level knowledge. Its courses in essential math, communication, business and technical skills are offered at Edinboro University in Meadville as well as  at The Porreco Center in Erie.

“The AAS program can provide the added skills that employers are looking for and workers will need to make a career for themselves in the long haul,” said Dr. Denise L. Ohler, Assistant Dean of the University’s College of Arts & Sciences. “It’s a solid academic, yet practical, degree program that employers are seeking.”

The program is open to individuals who have completed a diploma or certificate program at an approved technical school within the last five years. Students also can choose to complete the college coursework before beginning their technical training.

Special reduced fees are being offered, saving the student more than $1,000, and financial aid is available.

The AAS program will prepare students for occupations such as engineering technicians, industry team leaders, quality coordinators, new product development coordinators and sales specialists, among others.

Applications are now being accepted at www.edinboro.edu/aas. Additional information about the program is available by calling (814) 732-2761 or toll-free at 888-8GO-BORO