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Benedict College Launches Virtual Professional Certificate Programs Targeted to Professionals and Small Business Owners

Supply Chain Management and Digital Marketing Certification Discounted until June 1

COLUMBIA, SC – April 7, 2020 Benedict College, in partnership with Aperion Global Institute (AGI), announces the launch of a series of online, noncredit courses designed to prepare professionals, entrepreneurs, small business owners and lifelong learners for today’s competitive and changing global market. Accessible through the Benedict College Virtual Learning website, prospective students from across the region will have the opportunity to receive professional development certifications in programs such as Cyber Security, Digital Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Supply Chain Management and more.

“Aperion Global Institute and its affiliates have assembled the best in the industry to design innovative, high-demand courses in high-demand fields,” said Benedict College President & CEO, Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis. “At this critical time in our nation, professionals and small business owners are also looking ahead to diversify their professional skills, and we believe that this catalog of specialized professional certifications can help professionals, business owners, entrepreneurs and students build sustainable and resilient career paths.”

A unique approach to online learning, Aperion Global Institute (AGI) has developed relationships with well-known industry experts and professionals. Certificate programs in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Project Management are designed using AGI’s high profile experts from Silicon Valley.

“Our virtual campus partnership with Benedict College features over 1800 continuing education certificates, it gives professionals, entrepreneurs, students and even those who have not finished school an opportunity to enhance their skills and remain relevant in this 21st century digital world by using a self-paced e-learning platform. Our entire company is extremely excited about this partnership” commented Isiah Reese, chief executive officer of Aperion Global Institute.

Select courses, such as certifications in Digital Marketing and Supply Chain Management are being offered for a discounted rate until June 1, 2020. To access the Benedict College virtual learning professional development continuing education website visit: http://benedictcollegeonline.com

All courses are noncredit and offered online as low as $99 and are accessible from any mobile device, tablet, laptop, or computer. They are available to all learners 24-hours a day, year-round, across the globe, and there is no admission or application required for acceptance.




About Aperion Global Institute™: A unique digital educational model that has a direct focus on its mission which is “Erasing the Digital Educational Divide and Create Lifelong Learners.” Aperion Global Institute will accomplish this goal by ensuring that the art of learning is accessible, 24/7-365 days a year, and flexible, through a reliable cloud-based all-inclusive advanced technology multi-language licensed e-learning platform. For more information, please visit, https://aperionglobalinstitute.com.


About Benedict College: Founded in 1870 by a woman, Bathsheba A. Benedict, Benedict College is a private co-educational liberal arts institution with over 2,100 students enrolled in its 25 baccalaureate degree programs. Defying trends, Benedict College maintains an equal male and female student population. This Midlands HBCU welcomes students from all 46 counties in South Carolina, 30 states across America, and 26 countries around the world.

Benedict offers several high-demand fields of study in STEM, Cyber Security, Mass Communication, Sport Management, Business Administration, Engineering, Computer Science, Biology, and Education. The College also has a diverse faculty of which 80 percent are full-time, and 60 percent hold doctorates or the equivalent.

Over the past ten years, three out of five Benedict College graduates have attended professional or graduate schools. There are over 17,000 proud Benedict Tigers throughout the nation. Benedict College has been a community leader for over 150-years and is a significant contributor to South Carolina and the region. Contributing $130 million and 1,218 jobs in total local and annual economic impact, a Benedict graduate working full-time throughout his or her working life can expect to earn $1.1 million in additional income because of their Benedict College degree.

The College made front-page news in the spring of 2018 when it became the first South Carolina college to lower its tuition by 26 percent. Cutting tuition drew praise from the Commission on Higher Education, South Carolina’s education oversight body. The commissioner noted that the move Benedict College made should be applauded because it offers families affordability and students greater access to higher education.

Benedict College has been highly regarded and exceptionally ranked for its programs by several academic and traditional publications.  For example, Benedict College was ranked as one of the top baccalaureate colleges in the nation by Washington Monthly magazine for creating social mobility, and producing cutting-edge scholarship and research. In 2019, Benedict College received the 2019 ACE/ Fidelity Investments Awards for Institutional Transformation and was named the HBCU of the Year by HBCU Digest.

Benedict College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and masters degrees. Five of the College’s degree programs hold national accreditation: The School of Education, Social Work, Environmental Health Science, Arts and Sciences and the Tyrone Adam Burroughs School of Business and Entrepreneurship.


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