APT was founded in 1993 by CEO Steven W. Blume to offer electric power and telecommunications training. In 2003 APT became a Distance Education and Training Council
(DETC) accredited institution. Since the College’s inception, it has gained the reputation as being the premier technical training provider for the telecommunications and electric power industries, and recently added renewable energy training to its repertoire. APT not only offers professional certifications and college degrees, but also industry certifications and career-oriented courses designed to enhance employee knowledge, skills, and abilities related to both current and emerging technologies.
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APT is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC) as a degree granting institution. The independent Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council is listed by the United States Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency. The Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council is also a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Administration (CHEA).
The mission of APT College is to provide industry leading certificate and associate degree programs in telecommunications, electric power, and renewable energy to industry and entry-level personnel through distance learning and in combination with residency modalities. APT College is committed to service excellence and to helping students advance their educational and professional goals.
APT College aspires to be the preeminent technical training college in the fields of Telecommunications, Electrical Power, and Renewable Energy. APT endeavors to encourage students to strive for excellence in fulfilling their academic and professional goals. Through continued evaluation of industry trends, APT aims to meet and exceed the technical training needs of the future.
To accomplish APT’s Mission and Vision, the College has set forth the following institutional objectives:
- Develop and maintain curriculum that is aligned with current and future industry technologies and career opportunities.
- Design curriculum so that all learning outcomes are always met or exceeded regardless of the learning environment and/or delivery platform.
- Provide students with interactive and applied learning opportunities to enhance knowledge and build relevant job skills.
- Provide seamless and comprehensive academic and student support services.
- Support and promote continued training and professional growth opportunities for all College instructors and staff.
- Review, assess, and adapt all collegiate objectives and processes to ensure academic success for our students.
- Work closely with corporate and technology industry leaders for the purpose of customizing curriculum to the specific needs of current and future job position requirements.
Institutional Objective Guidelines
To help achieve our mission and objectives, the following Institutional Objective Guidelines will be used:
- Students will successfully complete the required courses prescribed by their elected Program of Study.
- Student performance will be evaluated via course assignments, examinations, and hands-on laboratory assessments.
- Students are asked and encouraged to complete Course Evaluations at the conclusion of each course.
- Students are asked and encouraged to complete Program Completion Evaluations upon graduation.
- Students must maintain positive academic standing.
- Students: Working with competence, purpose and
urgency to serve our students with excellence.
- Team: Managing as a single unit and monitoring,
measuring and correcting our collective decisions.
- Integrity: Being honest, ethical, fair and valuing
the dignity and work of all persons -- do what we say and say what we do.
- Compliance: Assuming an active role in learning and
performing within the rules and regulations applicable to APT.
- Communication: Listening, speaking, and writing
clearly to inform and collaborate with our students, staff, partners, and
- Empowerment: Fostering an environment where everyone
makes decisions about their work and the betterment of APT.
- Development: Exploring, implementing, and sharing
best practices – in support of our mission -- and seeking professional and
Please refer to the BPPE School Performance Fact Sheet, Link to BPPE 2010 Annual Report,
and the DETC Consumer Information Disclosure form
for more information about APT and the industries we serve.