APT College has received several accommodations for excellence in services rendered. (Note, please contact APT to remove reference.)
A Student's Happiness over passing the CCNA exam from APT training:
"I PASSED!! I PASSED!! I PASSED THE CCNA CERT.!!!!!
I passed the CCNA certification test. It took me two tries, but I passed it on my second attempt. But, I PASSED!!!! I hope you can hear the excitement in my voice!
I would like to personally thank you for your instruction throughout our classes down in Goldsboro. I anticipate this to open the doors to better opportunities, and I have a great deal of gratitude to you for helping me achieve this.
Please send Robert P. a note letting him know that I passed and am thankful for his help as well!
-Matt H (July 11, 2011)
A Student Gets New Wireless Position from APT training:
It’s me Donnie, remember from Electronics and wireless class in WB Florida. I just wanted you to know that I accepted a job as a Cellsite Tech II, I guess all those classes did help huh? Well I was really happy about it, and I wanted you to know about it, you were my favorite teacher in that place. I will let you know how it is going,
-Donnie C. (August 10, 2010)
A Student's review of APT's Solar PV Systems Introduction and Installation course: <Link to Testimonial>
"First said, overall, I was impressed with the course and the school. The staff is professional and courteous. The workbook for the class is very comprehensive and the instructor has many years of actual roof top solar PV installation experience. The course provided this exact knowledge in a clear and thorough manner. I now possess this knowledge. Both the course manual and the instructor did well in this objective. Overall, we did learn what is promised here. We were exposed to several poor quality installations and were shown what high quality installations should be and the importance of a job well done. An added bonus for our class was the off-site visit to an established PV system. The later discussion of wire size and loss as associated with the off-site PV system was excellent! Steven did a fantastic job in helping us understand the importance of proper wiring selections and the negative effects of using the wrong wires on both the DC and AC side of the inverter.
The knowledge was presented in the class fairly well and an overall good understanding of the principles needed to pass the NABCEP exam were learned. I did pass the NABCEP exam and have received my certificate.
I would like to thank our instructor Ken, for his efforts overall positive experience with the class. Also, Jeff provided additional insight that was much appreciated. Steven went above and beyond in sharing his knowledge of advanced electrical, commercial and 3-phase concepts – that I am sure would normally not be covered in a class of this scope.
Your desire to improve your course was made evident with your frequent requests for feedback from the students. It is obvious that you are open to critique and you showed, even during our week, that you would respond and react to making your school and this course the best it can be. I wish you much success in your future at becoming a premier training facility for Solar PV systems.
-Richard Romero (April 13-17, 2009)
The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) wrote: <Link to Testimonial>
“The Institute for Electronic and Electrical Engineers-Power Engineering Society (IEEE-PES) went out to bid for the development of a fundamentals course entitled “Power System Basics for non-Engineering Professionals. President of IEEE-PES John McDonald and his technical advisory committee made up of major university deans, PhD’s, etc. in electrical chose APT hands down out of 22 colleges and universities world wide for our simple approach to teaching fundamentals of electric power systems. APT developed the course and it is now available worldwide to IEEE meetings, conferences and conventions. APT has delivered the course to Capital Hill staffers universities, the IEEE T&D conventions and is scheduled to teach it 4 more times in 2006….IEEE PES is extremely pleased with APT's efforts ... “The quality of the final course material is exceptional…” more
John D. McDonald, P.E.
IEEE PES President-Elect
The Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) wrote: <Link to Testimonial>
“APT developed a customized electrical grounding safety course for Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) included their electrical operations procedures from their manual. After the first class was conducted, the crew that attended the class started a 138kV transmission project that had an accident that resulted in a major outage. The entire crew followed APT’s training procedures and no one was hurt….The manner in which you teach/communicate is special…” more
Safety & Training Program Leader, Transmission Services
Lower Colorado River Authority,
A Southern California investor owned electric and gas utility wrote:
We are now entering Phase-III of a complete training program assisted by APT. The project started with an assessment of current training materials, gap analysis to desired program, course program development, course delivery, and Learning Management System. “In the fourth quarter of 2005, APT was commissioned by a Southern California investor owned utility to create a training roadmap for their transmission system operators. APT assessed the required apprentice and journey level training needs against industry standard practices. Project deliverables include a matrix of job requirements against utility job classifications, a matrix of training objectives for each job classification. Future work includes creating training plans to implement the objectives.”
Alliant Energy wrote: <Link to Testimonial>
“APT worked with Alliant Energy’s Safety, Electric Distribution and Transmission Operations and management personnel to develop an electric grounding safety training program. A pilot class was conducted for their most experienced foreman, journeymen, safety supervisors. Comments were incorporated into a training program presented to everyone in Alliant Energy Electric Operations…. [APT] was able to take complicated, technical material and present it at various levels for the audience without going over their heads or insulting the level of knowledge that some participants already possess…” more
Manager, Technical Training and Certification,
IEEE’s Today’s Engineer, Capitol Hill, Washington DC wrote: <Link to Testimonial>
APT presented an electric power systems basics course to Capitol Hill. “The IEEE's Power Engineering Society (PES) and IEEE-USA’s Energy Policy Committee (EPC) joined forces …to bring …“Power System Basics for Non-Engineering Professionals,” to Capitol Hill for the benefit of congressional staff. ...IEEE Senior Member Steven Blume, … “We want to help non-engineering professionals understand the fundamentals of electric power system operations to improve their contribution in whatever role they play in this industry,” said Blume… Approximately 25 congressional staffers attended the course, including the general counsel for the House Energy and Commerce Committee. … “The presentation discussed in detail many of the technologies in use today, as well as the various tradeoffs associated with the way the power system is designed and operated.” more
Today’s Engineer, IEEE
Texas New Mexico Power wrote: <Link to Testimonial>
“…thank you and your group for their hard work and professionalism… This is the best money the company has ever spent…” more
Daniel J. Nelson
Supervisor Safety Services,
Texas New Mexico Power Company
Salt River Project, Phoenix, AZ wrote:
“We have had nothing but praises from our employees for the APT classes they have attended. We feel that we found the "Training Guru" when we found APT."
Salt River Project
CWA Local 9509, San Diego, CA wrote: <Link to Testimonial>
You have truly exceeded all our goals…truly great customer service…expert in the subject…interesting…understandable. more
Local 9509, San Diego, CA
National Security Technologies, Nevada Nuclear Test Site wrote:
“I would like to express my appreciation for the services rendered at the Fiber Optic Communications and Installer Training.... The comments of the technicians after completing the training were very positive. Everyone was enthusiastic about the training and the information received. The class was very flexible and was tailored to the level and needs of our group. Thank you for the excellent training and customer service.”
Senior Fire Alarm Technician
SBC Communications, San Antonio wrote: <Link to Testimonial>
“I would like to thank you for the truly outstanding work you have done for Southwestern Bell in developing a Data Communications Seminar for External Affairs Managers. ...The seminar continues to get extremely high marks from those folks who attended, and has become recognized across our organization as a significant learning experience. After taking this seminar, our folks feel much more confident in their data communications knowledge. ... The content and presentation of this seminar are of such high quality that I continue to get requests from people all over Southwestern Bell and SBC to bring the seminar to them. ... You enormous contributions of personal time and effort in customizing this seminar for us has been the key factor in our success... As we continue to deliver the seminar and expand the content of it, you should feel quite proud of this excellent product. This is a winner!”
Vice President – External Affairs,
San Antonio, Texas
Verizon, Dallas, TX wrote: <Link to Testimonial>
“Thank you for your recent presentation to Verizon Engineers …T&P/ICEP Seminar. Your presentation on Power Systems High Voltage Protection and Safety was extremely informative and was presented in a clear and understandable manner. …Much positive feedback was received from those in attendance. ...You are an active participant in the Wireline Subcommittee of the IEEE Power Engineering Society...have made numerous contributions…such as IEEE 487 and IEEE 1590. …your desire to share your knowledge with others in the industry. more
Percy E. Pool, P.E.
Lead Engineer – Network Engineering,
Verizon, Dallas, TX
at&t, SBC, NvBell wrote: <Link to Testimonial>
“I just wanted to write and thank you for the content in your excellent course … everyone I have spoken with thought the class was tremendously helpful…” more
Manager, Safety Administration,
SBC, Nevada Bell
Fleishman Hillard, wrote: <Link to Testimonial>
“It's unanimous! Our entire team agrees that the course you designed and taught for our company was absolutely superb! You presented the technical information that we needed to effectively serve our client's needs into the future, yet explained it on a level that we non-technical types could understand and use. We look forward to working with you again as our client's technology grows…” more
Shawn S. Ramsey
Sr. Vice President, Partner &
Niels Fogt, Quexion, wrote: <Link to Testimonial>
“We help APTC with their website and business email hosting,
they keep us pretty busy with new functionality to ensure they are always
offering the most up to date online resources for their students.”
Account Manager, Quexion LLC