American Public University (APU), part of American Public University System (Nasdaq: APEI), has been selected by the Transportation Security Administration´s (TSA) Institute of Higher Education (IHE) to provide career-relevant academic programs to up to 20,000 TSA employees at 147 airports nationwide, the university said.
APU, one of just two such IHE partners in education, and the only fully-online institution, was competitively chosen from a total field of 19 colleges and universities nationwide.
Under the expanded agreement, in collaboration with SBG Technology Solutions (SBG), TSA employees will be eligible to enroll in APU programs starting in September 2017, reducing the time needed to earn their TSA Certificate by nearly 40%, from 18 to 11 months. The eight- and 12-week programs include undergraduate learning tracks and certificates in Homeland Security, Intelligence Analysis, Security Management, Transportation and Border Security, and Emergency and Disaster Management.
Continuing education courses are available pending approved TSA funding, and students can enroll in subsequent cohorts starting in January and May 2018, with course materials provided at no cost to them.
SBG Technology Solutions, Inc. is a provider of IT solutions, program management services, enterprise engineering support, cyber security services, software development services, intelligence services, and training to federal and commercial clients. Headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, SBG also has a presence in Washington, DC, Jacksonville, Florida., San Diego, California, and Little Rock, Arkansas.
American Public University System offers more than 200 online degree and certificate programs through American Military University and American Public University. Approximately 70,000 alumni worldwide have benefited from APUS´s relevant curriculum, affordability, and flexibility in pursuing and earning degrees in such areas as business, information technology, and security and global studies.