Applied Professional Training now offers Associates Degrees in Applied Sciences:
Electric Power Systems Operations
Renewable Energy (website being updated)
APT offers Professional Certificates in Telecommunications Technology
APT offers Proficiency Certifications in Electric Power Systems, with specializations in:
APT has achieved several accreditations, endorsements and industry certifications to assure you of its commitment to dependable excellence in curriculum quality, instructional delivery and administration. Note: if you don’t see the official recognition you are seeking, please contact the APT office to find out about other accreditations and endorsements that are in progress of being acquired.
Industry certifications provide students assurance that the courses meet industry standards in hands-on skills training and verify demonstrated learning outcomes. Note: All industry certification and license exams are proctored in class.
Summary of Accreditations, Endorsements and Industry Certifications
- Distance Education and Training Council (DETC)
- Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
- Bureau for Private Post Secondary Educations (BPPE)
- International Association for Education and Training (IACET)
- California State University at San Marcos (CSUSM)
- North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC)
- Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
- Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES)
- North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP)
- Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA)
- Electronics Technicians Association, Int’l (ETA)
- Fiber Optics Association (FOA)
Distance Education and Training Council (DETC)
APT is nationally accredited by the U.S. Department of Education’s recognized Distance Education and Training Council (DETC) a non-profit educational association located in Washington, D.C. The association also sponsors a nationally recognized accrediting agency called the "Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council."APT received its accreditation from DETC (www.detc.org/) in January 2002.
Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
APT is recognized by this national accreditation service for assuring academic quality. CHEA is a non-governmental higher education organization that undertakes the scrutiny and certification of the regional, faith-based, private career and programmatic accrediting organizations such as DETC. (www.chea.org/)
Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE)
APT is approved as a degree granting institution and is registered as a short-term career, continuing education and examination preparation training provider by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education, an agency of the State of California Department of Consumer Affairs. (www.bppve.ca.gov) Please note, the BPPVE has entered a sunset phase and APT agreed to voluntarily abide by the rules and regulations set forth by the Dept of Consumer Affairs.
International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)
APT has been approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 8405 Greensboro Drive, Suite 800, McLean, VA 22102. In obtaining this approval, the APT has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standards which are widely recognized as standards of good practice internationally. As a result of their Authorized Provider membership status, APT is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standards.. (www.iacet.org/)
California State University San Marcus – Extended Studies
APT courses can be taken through CSUSM’s Extended Studies (www.csusm.edu). APT's position with CSUSM allows for joint partnership programs to assist APT students with Continuing Education Units and funding program support.
North America Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC)
APT is an approved NERC (North America Electric Reliability Corporation) (www.nerc.com) training company. APT offers several instructor-led and online plus simulator courses to electric power system operators on reliable system operations, proper dispatching/switching techniques and control center software tools to improve operator competence while earning required Continue Education Hours (CEH).
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
The FCC is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress, that is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. APT is recognized by the FCC and is authorized to provide official FCC exams in class for students to obtain lifetime licenses. (www.fcc.gov)
Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES)
APT is registered as a DANTES (www.dantes.doded.mil) Nationally Accredited Distance Learning Program provider. DANTES provides military personnel funding programs to take APT's online or computer based training (CBT) programs.
North American Board of Energy Practitioners (NABCEP)
NABCEP is a volunteer board of renewable energy stakeholder representatives that includes representatives of the solar industry, NABCEP certificants, renewable energy organizations, state policy makers, educational institutions, and the trades. APT CAN PROCTOR THE NEBCEP EXAM IN CLASS! (www.nabcep.org)
Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA)
TIA is a leading trade association serving the communications and information technology industry. TIA has created an international standard for vendor-neutral convergence technologies training by offering programs such as CTP. APT is a certified training provider for CTP convergence technology and APT CAN PROCTOR THE CTP EXAM IN CLASS! (www.tiaonline.org)
Electronic Technicians Association International (ETA Int’l)
APT offers ETA’s broadband VoIP certification (www.eta-i.org) and for certification in Broadband-VoIP, Fiber Optics, Residential and Commercial building structured wiring, Telecommunications technicians, Data Cabling and others.
Fiber Optics Association (FOA)
Our Fiber Optics course has been nationally recognized by the Fiber Optics Association (FOA) (www.thefoa.org).