Smart Horizons Career Online Education (SHCOE) and ed2go are pleased to announce that Career Online High School is now available to students preparing for automotive technology careers through a new partnership with American Advanced Technicians Institute.
SHCOE is the world’s first SACS accredited online high school district, offering an instructional program that enables students to earn an 18-credit high school diploma and a credentialed career certificate in one online program. A division of Cengage Learning, ed2go is a leading provider of online courses for adult and continuing education students with over 2 million students enrolled in various courses.
Launched by SHCOE and ed2go in May 2012, Career Online High School provides a fast-track, SACS accredited, online high school program that is designed to re-engage students back into the educational system. The program allows students to earn the online high school diploma required for entry into colleges and post-secondary career training institutions.
Through an on-campus hybrid learning lab set up at AATI in Hialeah, Florida, students will be able to take advantage of SHCOE’s innovative online education model while also immersing themselves in a campus-based learning experience.
“We are pleased to expand the program to the American Advanced Technicians Institute,” said Dr. Howard Liebman, CEO and Superintendent of SHCOE. “Career Online High School was specifically designed to prepare students to enter career and technical training programs such as those offered by AATI. Now students can complete their high school education in order to enroll seamlessly into AATI.”
“Career Online High School provides many students a terrific opportunity to expand the skills and education they need to succeed,” said Ron Stefanski, Chief Business Development Officer of ed2go. “We are extremely excited to partner with the American Advanced Technicians Institute to offer Career Online High School, and expand opportunities for those needing a high school diploma to pursue their dreams of further education and career employment.”
Visit www.careeronlinehs.org/partnerships/career-colleges for more detailed information about the Career Online High School program for post-secondary institutions.
AATI began in August of 1995, when its owners responded to a calling from the community of automobile mechanics. The need for the Institute arose from new laws being implemented by Miami-Dade County, requiring all mechanics to be certified by passing the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification exams.
Today AATI is accredited by the Accrediting Council For Continuing Education and Training (ACCET), licensed by The Commission For Independent Education, approved by Miami-Dade and Broward Counties to administer Mechanic/Technicians Certification Exams in Spanish, English and Creole, and it is designated by the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico to exclusively provide examinations for The Board of Examiners of Automotive Technicians and Mechanics.
About Cengage Learning and ed2go
Cengage Learning is a leading educational content, software and services company for the academic, professional and library markets worldwide. ed2go, part of Cengage Learning, is the largest provider of turnkey online training and education solutions serving the adult education, career, and corporate training markets. With over 2,000 colleges, universities, community based organizations and other training providers, ed2go has served more than 2.5 million students. ed2go’s ever-growing catalog of Online Courses and Career Training Programs makes it simple for students to enrich their lives or reach professional goals in a supportive and engaging environment. ed2go also can help educational institutions jump-start their online education programs or augment existing distance learning options. For more information visit www.cengage.com or www.ed2go.com.