PCI-Online to Become One of the Premier Online Career Colleges in Cyberspace

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The challenge by President Bush about "The way to increase jobs in America is through education", is being taken up by Pinnacle Career Institute's new online degree program PCI-Online.In partnership with Comcourse, PCI-Online will be especially important to adult students in the midwest and southeast, who have been the most hard hit by a changing economy and the need to learn a new job, earn degrees towards a new career, and create a better life.

Pinnacle Career Institute announced today that it is opening a new fully-accredited elearning division of their school, PCI-Online. The goal of the new division is to reach students who are unable to travel to their campus facilities, and provide adult students with an alternative way to learn new skills. They have signed an agreement with Comcourse to develop and administer their online degree and certificate programs.

The Comcourse program for Career Colleges is an end-to-end program that starts with enrollment and goes beyond employment. The Comcourse programs are student-centered and skills-based and focus on helping students become qualified for entry-level or better jobs.

”In a very real sense, we are the back office for the new PCI division. We do everything connected with the students and what they need to learn.” said James Chellis, CEO of Comcourse. “This includes helping with enrollments, developing the programs, helping with accreditation of the courses, delivering a really unique blended program that uses our LMS to knit everything together. We track students and maintain their records.” Mr. Chellis continued, “We even have a Director of Student Success that helps students succeed and stay in the program, and our Learning Bridge that provides an easy transition into the workplace, and keeps them connected to the school and to each other.”

“We were really looking for a partner and not a vendor,” said Mr. Freeman from PCI. “Comcourse was the only company out there that has as much invested in the success of the students and the program as we do. If we succeed they succeed. It’s as simple as that.” Mr. Freeman added that “Comcourse really does just about everything. All we needed to do was work with them to find students, enroll them and add financial aid if it was necessary. They do all the rest. And their elearning programs were far and away the best. It was a great deal for us in every respect.”

About Comcourse

Comcourse was founded in 1994 as EdgeTek Computer Education. Thousands of students have completed Comcourse classroom trainings, videos and used their related simulations. In 2004 EdgeTek became Comcourse, partnering with Career Colleges to offer turnkey online programs. These programs, now expanded beyond IT, provide The Comcourse Learning Experience™ that includes the latest methods and technology in blended online courses and online course management. For more information, visit http://www.comcourse.com or email david@comcourse.com.

About Pinnacle Career Institute

Pinnacle Career Institute provides the highest quality of education and services required to prepare our students for careers in industry-related employment. For more 40 years, in fact, Pinnacle Career Institute has worked to establish an environment for its students and staff that promotes professional growth, encourages each person to achieve his or her highest potential, and fosters ethical responsibility and individual creativity within a framework of equal opportunity and affirmative action. For more information, visit http://www.pcitraining.com.

Contact Person:

David A. Pettrone Swalve

PCI-Online Director Academic Affairs



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