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Rasmussen College School Of Technology Offers New Certification Options To Increase Employability Of Graduates

Academic Alliances with CompTIA, EMC Corporation and Microsoft provide in-demand skill set for careers in IT field

October 14, 2013

Erin Werthman
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MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (October 14, 2013) – To further prepare graduates for employment in the IT field, Rasmussen College School of Technology today announced alliances with the CompTIA® Authorized Academy Partner Program, the EMC® Academic Alliance Program and the Microsoft IT Academy Program. Through the alliances, the School of Technology increases the rigor of its curriculum and expands to offer students access to more than 20 respected industry certifications.

Rasmussen’s School of Technology faculty also receives access to academic coursework in some of the most in-demand IT fields including information storage and management, cloud computing, big data analytics and STEM-focused training and certification. In addition, these relationships enable faculty to easily stay current with their certifications.

“The technology industry is evolving rapidly. We need to keep our curriculum and certifications current with the demands of employers,” said Eileen Long, Rasmussen College vice president of product management. “We are very pleased to have forged relationships with CompTIA, EMC and Microsoft to heighten the academic quality of our School of Technology programs and offer degrees valued by employers. Our students will leave Rasmussen with a competitive edge, entering the workforce with documented skills that will help them earn one of the thousands of high-wage IT jobs currently open.”

Rasmussen College’s School of Technology offers Bachelor’s and Associate’s degrees, as well as Diploma and Certificate programs in fields such as Computer Science, Software Application Development, Information Security, Information Technology Management, Web Programming and Game and Simulation Programming. In recognition of the high value employers place on industry certifications, Rasmussen College provides all School of Technology students access to up to three certification exams and practice tests at no additional cost.

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Rasmussen College is a regionally accredited private college and Public Benefit Corporation that is dedicated to changing lives through high-demand educational programs and public service. Rasmussen College offers Certificate and Diploma programs through Associate's and Bachelor's degrees online and across its 24 Midwest and Florida campuses in a supportive, student-centered and career-focused environment. Since 1900, Rasmussen College has been dedicated to being a primary contributor to the growth and development of the communities it serves. As a Benefit Corporation, Rasmussen College is committed to helping change lives through education and making a positive impact on society through public service and a variety of community-based initiatives. For more information about Rasmussen College, please visit

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