Online IT Education Comes to Central Carolina Technical College Through Magellan University Partnership
TUCSON, Ariz. — Online Information-Technology instruction has come to Central Carolina Technical College, a two-year, fully accredited institution serving four South Carolina counties.
Through a new academic partnership with Magellan University, one of the oldest fully online educational institutions (magellan.edu), CCTC Continuing Education has begun offering Internet-based courses toward certification in:
- MCSE Windows 2000 (certification and upgrade)
- Novell CNE
“Magellan originates the courses, handles teaching and classroom management, and distributes course materials,” explained Tony Davis, Magellan’s director of partner development. “And CCTC markets the program in its publications and enrolls students.”
This makes it easy and cost-effective, added Davis, for institutions such as CCTC to tap into online IT education that has already proven effective.
Magellan president Bill Noyes praised CCTC’s innovative, student-centered learning environment. “Both Magellan and CCTC are committed to teaching excellence,” Dr. Noyes said, adding that Magellan’s online-learning model is unique in its emphasis on teacher-student and student-to-student interaction.
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.
Founded in 1994 by a group of university administrators — including 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.
Details about Magellan’s academic partnerships are available from Tony Davis at 800/4WWWEDU, ext. 112, or online at http://www.magellan.edu/Meet/partners/partnerprogram.htm.
Based in Sumter, S.C., Central Carolina Technical College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. More than 12,000 students each year enroll in its associate degree, diploma, and certificate programs and noncredit continuing education activities.
Maryanne Kee (online courses)
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