StraighterLine Launches 2 New Courses for Students Pursuing STEM Careers (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)

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StraighterLine announced today they have launched 2 new STEM courses, Introduction to Computer Programming in C++ and Introduction to Statistics. These courses, like all of StraighterLine’s general education online college courses, have been evaluated and recommended by the American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT).

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With careers in the STEM fields booming, our students are demanding more online courses that can support those degrees.

StraighterLine (StraighterLine.com) announced today they have launched 2 new STEM courses, Introduction to Computer Programming in C++ and Introduction to Statistics. These courses, like all of StraighterLine’s general education online college courses, have been evaluated and recommended by the American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT®). Equally important, all StraighterLine courses exceed industry standards for identity verification.

Introduction to Computer Programming in C++ is a 4-credit course that functions like a highly interactive lab course, with required assignments that will be graded by real course TAs. The course teaches core computer science concepts like variables, branching, loops, vectors, functions, code formatting and good coding practices. The course content is provided by Zyante, a publisher whose content is in use at leading US universities including University of Michigan, UC Davis and Arizona State University. For a limited time, StraighterLine is offering this course at an introductory price of only $99.

Introduction to Statistics is a 3-credit course that provides students with a grounding in statistics and probability, which prepares them for a wide range of higher-level math, science and technology courses. Course content is provided by The Saylor Foundation, an educational non-profit who also provides StraighterLine’s Microbiology course content. By choosing to take Introduction to Statistics at StraighterLine, enrolled students may take the course for free, and need only pay the $25 proctoring fee for their final exam to earn college transfer credit.

StraighterLine helps all adult learners, regardless of major, educational experience, or economic status, get a quality education online, flexibly, conveniently and affordably. This year, over 20,000 students will choose from more than 50 courses and more than 100 ways to earn college credit. StraighterLine’s customized degree plans show students how they can save up to $15,000 and get their dream degrees at America’s best online colleges on the road to careers in today’s fastest growing, most desirable fields, including Business, Engineering, Criminal Justice, Healthcare, Nursing, Psychology and Education/Teaching.

“With careers in the STEM fields booming, our students are demanding more online courses that can support those degrees. In fact, our most popular courses are STEM-related, so adding these two new classes adds up to a win-win for our students and for StraighterLine,” says Josef Katz, StraighterLine’s VP of Marketing.

About StraighterLine
StraighterLine’s mission is to help students reach their full potential by putting them on a straighter line towards the degree of their choice, the career of their dreams, and the life they've always wanted – on their budget and on their schedule. StraighterLine has been recognized as an innovator in higher education by major news organizations and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. It has forged partnerships with more than 50 leading accredited online colleges and universities, where students ultimately earn their degrees after taking StraighterLine courses, lowering their cost of college and reducing their student debt.

StraighterLine’s courses have been evaluated and recommended by the American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT®). More than 2,000 colleges and universities consider ACE CREDIT recommendations in determining the applicability to their course and degree programs. It is up to individual institutions on a case by case basis whether to accept ACE credit recommendations. In addition to StraighterLine’s partner schools, StraighterLine has found that more than 400 other schools have accepted StraighterLine coursework for transfer credit.

For information, visit http://www.straighterline.com or call 1-877-str8erline (1-877-787-8375).

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