Magellan University, Wave Technologies Collaborate to Offer CompTIA A+, Network+ IT Training; Magellan Emphasizes Teacher-Student Interaction

February 8, 2001

Magellan University, one of the first online IT training providers, has adopted Wave Technologies’ acclaimed A+ and Network+ courseware for the university’s CompTIA courses.

The new partnership takes effect immediately, and students who register for Magellan’s A+ and Network+ eight-week courses starting March 6 will use Wave learning materials.

“The shortage of skilled IT professionals is as severe as ever in spite of the economic slowdown,” said Barbara Ryan, executive director of IT education at Magellan ( “We want to help fill that shortage, and help students become highly qualified, as quickly as possible without compromising educational quality. We believe Wave Technologies’ courseware is ideal for our needs.”

Magellan offers instructor-led, student-centered courses in information technology, usually eight weeks in length. Courses leading to certification include:

  • MCSE and Windows 2000 upgrade

  • MCSD

  • CompTIA A+ and Network+

  • Cisco

  • CIW (Webmaster)

  • Sair Linux

  • Novell

  • in addition to Introduction to Networking, plus CPE courses for accounting and finance professionals. IT courses are also available in self-paced format.

The Magellan “classroom” consists of Internet-based asynchronous and synchronous communication among students and teachers, with 24-hour access to Magellan’s online library and multimedia tools. Class size is limited to 15. Students work in groups, and Magellan’s classroom archives are available for review at any time.

Wave Technologies develops, markets, and delivers training and instructional products related to sophisticated information technologies.

Identified in 1997 as one of the nation’s fastest-growing technology companies by Deloitte & Touche LLP, the company provides services to information management systems professionals, system integrators, value-added resellers and others with systems management responsibilities.

More information is available at or from Mimi Ricketts, director of public relations, 314-692-1988,

Magellan University was founded in 1994 by a group of university administrators

  • including Dr. Bill Noyes, a longtime University of Arizona senior administrator, and Dr. John P. Schaefer, president emeritus of the University of Arizona.

Magellan delivers teacher-led, student-centered distance-learning programs to individual enrollees as well as students and employees at other institutions, businesses, and government agencies.

Contact Information:

Magellan University, Tucson

Barbara Ryan, 800/499-4338, ext. 101