Heritage College to offer UW online courses

September 15, 2003

The two-year agreement, effective this fall quarter, allows Heritage students to enroll in UW Extension certificate programs or courses in web technology essentials, web administration, internet programming and C++ programming.

These distance learning programs will be taught by UW instructors, but Heritage will award students academic credit for their work. Students will study online, communicating with instructors and other students via e-mail. Students who complete the courses will also earn UW Extension continuing education units (CEUs) or credits; those who successfully complete all the program requirements will earn UW Extension certificates.

“We are very excited about this partnership with UW Extension. It is a great opportunity for Heritage College students to gain additional expertise in specialized technology areas,” said Ryan Landvoy, chair of the department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Heritage College.

Under this agreement, Heritage will also handle student enrollments in the courses and collect tuition and fees.

“This is a unique agreement that will allow the UW to reach beyond the Puget Sound to help an important and underserved student population,” said David Szatmary, vice provost for UW Educational Outreach.

Heritage College is a non-profit, independent, non-denominational college located in Toppenish, Washington. Its mission is to provide quality, accessible higher education to a multicultural population that has been educationally isolated.

The UW Extension is a non-profit division that administers most of the UW’s continuing education and distance learning programs. It offers over 100 certificate programs in business, health sciences, technology, arts and the humanities, including nearly 30 online certificates and over 300 online courses.

For more information about UW Extension certificates, visit: http://www.extension.washington.edu/ext/

For more information about Heritage College, visit:

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