Capella University to Offer Credit for Courses Provided by the Defense Acquisition University (DAU)

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The online university to accept ACE recommendations for credit equivalency for the 88 courses provided by DAU.

Capella University (http://www.capella.edu), an accredited, fully online university that offers online degrees to more than 17,900 students, has announced it will offer credit for courses provided by the Defense Acquisition University (DAU) to members of the Department of Defense (DoD) Acquisition, Technology and Logistics (AT&L) workforce. Capella has accepted the recommendations of the American Council on Education (ACE) regarding the amount of transfer credit to be allotted for each of DAU's 88 courses. More than 15 percent of Capella's students are affiliated with the Department of Defense.

"The partnership between Capella University and DAU provides another outstanding opportunity for members of the DoD Acquisition, Technology and Logistics workforce to transfer DAU course credits toward degrees with a university that has a great reputation for working with members of the federal government in achieving their educational goals," said Wayne Glass, Professor, Systems Acquisition Management and Program Director, Strategic Partnerships at Defense Acquisition University.

"Capella is proud to be a DAU partner. DAU has, over the last few years, earned critical acclaim as a pre-eminent teaching organization," said Dr. Valerie Perkins, dean of Capella's School of Undergraduate Studies. "Capella is looking forward to building this relationship for the benefit of current and future DoD AT&L workforce learners."

Capella has also announced that it will waive the application fee for any DAU student who is interested in attending Capella.

The DAU offers courses in the areas of: auditing; business, cost estimating and financial management; contracting; facilities engineering; industrial/contract property management; information technology; life cycle logistics; and more.

DAU, which is headquartered at Fort Belvoir in Virginia, provides education and training to the DoD AT&L workforce. It comprises five campuses: Fort Belvoir; California, MD; Kettering, OH; South Huntsville, AL; and San Diego, CA. With approximately 134,000 members, the DoD AT&L community provides a wide range of acquisition, technology and logistics support for both products and services to our nation's warfighters.

About Capella University

Founded in 1993, Capella University is an accredited,* fully online university that offers graduate degree programs in business, information technology, education, human services, and psychology, and bachelor's degree programs in business and information technology. Within those areas, Capella offers 82 graduate and undergraduate specializations and 16 certificate programs. The online university currently serves more than 17,900 students from all 50 states and 56 countries. It is committed to providing high-caliber academic excellence and pursuing balanced business growth. Capella University is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Capella Education Company, headquartered in Minneapolis. For more information, please visit http://www.capella.edu or call 1-888-CAPELLA (227-3552).

*Capella University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504; 312-263-0456; http://www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org.

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