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Rasmussen College Redesigns Technology Career-Focused Programs to Prepare Students to Work in Today’s Digital Economy
Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college, today announced three newly redesigned technology career-focused degree programs: Network Systems Administration Associate’s degree, Information Technology Associate’s degree and the Information Technology Management Bachelor’s degree-completion programs. These degree options are designed to prepare students to enter in-demand technology careers and help close the technical skills gap in rapidly transforming fields.
Rasmussen College Awarded CDA® Gold Standard Training Certificate
Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited* private college, is proud to be among a select group of early childhood education (ECE) training organizations to be awarded the CDA® Gold Standard Training Certificate. The new industry certification will better help ECE students find the high-quality training and support services they need to prepare for the Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential. The Council for Professional Recognition (herein referred to as the “Council”) recognized seven training organizations, including Rasmussen College, during an awards ceremony July 27 in Washington, D.C.
Rasmussen College Expands Competency-Based Education Model
Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited* private college, recently expanded its Flex Choice® Competency-Based Education (CBE) program model to two additional programs—the Health and Wellness and Early Childhood Education (ECE) Leadership Bachelor’s degree-completion programs. The model, which first launched with the College’s seven business Bachelor’s degree-completion programs in Fall 2016, provides students with an efficient, relevant and flexible way to earn a college degree. The programs include competency-based education courses that allow students to earn credit for skills they already have while mastering the skills they need to complete their degree. Enrollment in both new programs is immediately available with classes beginning in August.
Rasmussen College Launches Surgical Technologist Associate’s Degree Program at Rockford Campus
Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college, today launched a Surgical Technologist Associate’s degree program at its Rockford, Ill. campus with classes beginning in October. The program, which can be completed in as few as 21 months*, prepares students to work as a surgical technologist—one of the fastest-growing professions in the healthcare field.
Rasmussen College Gives Back During Ninth Annual Community Service Day
Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college, will give back to its local communities on Fri., July 21 during the College’s ninth annual Community Service Day. Approximately 900 employees and students from its 22 campuses and three central offices will participate in the national service day event. Through this annual effort, staff and students will volunteer more than 2,700 hours in just one 24-hour period.
Rasmussen College Expands Accelerated Entrance Options for Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree to Ocala
Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college, today announced the expansion of its accelerated entrance options for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree to its Ocala, Fla. campus. The Rasmussen College BSN degree program, which is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE),1 is now available with two accelerated pre-licensure entrance options in Ocala with classes beginning in July. The entrance options are designed for students who are committed to the nursing profession and eager to launch their careers as quickly as possible, as well as help fill a significant need for registered nurses (RNs) with bachelor’s degrees in Florida.
Rasmussen College Launches Data Analytics Bachelor’s Degree Program
Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college, today announced the launch of a new Data Analytics Bachelor’s degree completion-program.1 The flexible, cutting-edge program, offered fully online, is designed to meet the increasing need for professionals across the U.S. with data analytics skills. The degree completion-program, which can be completed in as few as 18 months,2 is immediately open for enrollment with classes scheduled to begin in July.
Rasmussen College Joins the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) to Celebrate Week of the Young Child
Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college, joins the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) to celebrate Week of the Young Child (WOYC) April 24–28. NAEYC has celebrated WOYC annually since 1971. The week is dedicated to better meeting the needs of our country’s young children, their families and those who teach them. This year, Rasmussen College will honor diverse families and bring awareness to anti-bias education. Its theme, Celebrating Our Youngest Learners: Honoring Diverse Families, will be celebrated throughout the College’s 22 campuses.
Rasmussen College Wisconsin Nursing Programs Earn ACEN Accreditation
Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college, today announced its Professional Nursing Associate’s degree programs in Green Bay and Wausau, Wisc. have earned programmatic accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).1 Accreditation signifies the Green Bay and Wausau nursing programs have met or exceeded standards and criteria for educational quality in nursing curriculum and preparation for nursing students to work successfully in the profession.
Rasmussen College Opens Chicago-Based Learning Center, Providing Access to Higher Education
Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college, today announced the opening of a new learning center in southwest Chicago. The Rasmussen College Centro de Aprendizaje (Learning Center), located at 3948 West 55th Street, will expand access to higher education by providing computer workstations, connectivity and academic coaching and advising to local high school students taking dual-credit courses at Rasmussen College as well as degree-seeking adult students. The Centro de Aprendizaje is immediately available to the College’s dual-credit high school students as well as community members to learn more about earning a degree at Rasmussen College.

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The Rasmussen College Mission

Rasmussen College is dedicated to serving our communities by recognizing the diverse needs of individuals.

We encourage personal and professional development through respect, appreciation and a commitment to general education, as a foundation for life-long learning.

As an institution of higher learning, Rasmussen College is committed to preparing students to be active, productive, and successful contributors to a global community.

General Information

Rasmussen College is a regionally accredited private college that is dedicated to changing lives and the communities it serves through high-demand and flexible educational programs. Since 1900, the College has been committed to academic innovation and providing the highest standard of education while empowering students to pursue a college degree. Rasmussen College offers certificate and diploma programs through associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs online and across its 22 Midwest and Florida campuses. A pioneer in online education, the College is helping lead advancements in innovations such as competency-based education and comprehensive student support services that help working adults advance their careers. The College is also committed to providing a positive impact on society through public service and a variety of community-based initiatives. For more information about Rasmussen College, please visit rasmussen.edu.

Rasmussen College has campuses in:

  • Blaine, Bloomington, Brooklyn Park/Maple Grove, Eagan, Lake Elmo/Woodbury, Mankato, Moorhead, and St. Cloud, MN
  • Aurora/Naperville, Mokena/Tinley Park, Rockford, and Romeoville/Joliet, IL
  • Fort Myers, Ocala, New Port Richey/West Pasco, Land O' Lakes/East Pasco, and Tampa/Brandon, FL
  • Green Bay and Wausau, WI
  • Fargo, ND
  • Topeka and Kansas City/Overland Park, KS
  • Online

Depending on the campus, classes are offered during the day, evening, or on weekends.

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Subject Matter Expert Showcase

Rasmussen College, a leader in higher education, presents our Subject Matter Expert Showcase, a speaker series featuring subject matter experts dedicated to educating the community. To learn more, check out our previous presentations below:

Proposals That Persuade: Writing a Winning Business Proposal

Featured Speaker:
Soma Jurgensen, School of Business State Program Coordinator
Rasmussen College

Soma Jurgensen explains why business proposals are the first step to bringing about measured change and what to include in a winning proposal.

World Class Service 2.0: Going Beyond the Basics of Customer Service

Featured Speaker:
Patty Sagert, Campus Director
Rasmussen College

Patty Sagert goes beyond the basics of customer service in this presentation and explains how to set your business apart from your competitors by creating engaging, unique, and memorable customer experiences.

Business Savvy From the Start: Excel in an Entry Level Job

Featured Speaker:
George Alland, Full-time Online Instructor
Rasmussen College

George Alland shares business insight to ensure entry level candidates make the most of their first job, including how to dress, email etiquette and why the relationships you build could make or break your climb.

Civic Engagement: Effectively Advocate Your Needs

Featured Speaker:
Katie Misukanis, Government Relations Director
Rasmussen College

Katie Misukanis explains the practical logistics of communicating with legislators, such as how to locate them, present issues, and what the legislative process looks like. Help yourself and your business and be civically engaged.

Planning for Your Education Investment: Developing a Tuition Repayment Strategy

Featured Speaker:
Oana Zayic, Sr. Student Finance Advisor
Rasmussen College

Oana Zayic explains the fundamentals of student loans, as well as how to take advantage of company tuition reimbursement programs and how to create a personal budget throughout your college career.

Community Policing: How to be an Aware and Active Member of Your Community

Featured Speaker:
Stefanie Dressen, School of Justice Studies Instructor
Rasmussen College 

Stefanie Dressen explains the importance of knowing your neighbors and provides details on how to identify suspicious activity in your neighborhood.

Talent Planning: How to Grow Your Future Leaders

Featured Speaker:
John Smith-Coppes, Campus Director, North Dakota
Rasmussen College 

John Smith-Coppes explains how a company can grow future leaders from within to create a more sustainable, success-driven workforce based on their industry expertise, business goals, and the ability to forecast future trends.

Building Your Enterprise: How to Create an Effective Business Plan

Featured Speaker:
Antar Salim, Program Coordinator, School of Business
Rasmussen College

Antar Salim explains how to create a business plan to help guide future business strategy and expansion by examining the strengths, weaknesses, and the competitive landscape.

Online Networking: Using Social Media to Grow Your Network

Featured Speaker:
Dana DeLapi-Haesemeyer, Online Community Manager
Rasmussen College

Dana DeLapi-Haesemeyer shows how to make your business grow by strategically using social media to boost marketing efforts, customer service, and spur sales.

Marketing 101: Developing a Marketing Plan for Your Business

Featured Speaker:
Soma Jurgenson, Program Chair, School of Business
Rasmussen College

Soma Jurgenson illustrates how to create a marketing plan to further the success of your business. She walks through each step of the marketing plan, including defining your goals and developing activities to achieve them.

World Class Service: Creating a Positive Customer Experience

Featured Speaker:
Patty Sagert, Campus Director, Blaine Campus
Rasmussen College

Patty Sagert explains how creating a positive customer service experience is vital for any business, and how to treat customers in order to keep your doors open.

Online Word-of-Mouth: How to Excel at Online Marketing Using What You Already Know

Featured Speaker:
Josh Braaten, Online Marketing Manager of SEO
Rasmussen College

Josh Braaten explains how to use search engine optimization (SEO) and the resulting online word-of-mouth to improve consumer traffic to your website or blog.

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