Portland, Oregon—August 16, 2010—The American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) has been named a Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs magazine for 2011, its second year to receive this honor. ACHS was previously named a Military Friendly School for 2010, an honor ranking ACHS in the top 15 percent of colleges, universities, and trade schools who do the most to create opportunity for American veterans.
ACHS currently has more than 150 active duty service members, veterans, and military spouses enrolled. The College participates in the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program and is a member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC), strictly complying with SOC principles and criteria for flexible programs, including accommodations for non-traditional learners, a fully online format, and 24-hour access.
In addition, ACHS accepts all military education benefits, including the Military Spouse Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) for military spouses pursuing degrees, licenses, or credentials leading to employment in portable career fields, and a partnership with the Imagine America Foundation to offer a military scholarship for veterans and military spouses.
“It’s wonderful to see our military students apply what they learned where deployed to prepare for a career stateside,” says ACHS Dean of Admissions and Military Education Coordinator Tracey Miller. “CAM education and career training are a perfect fit for military students who are looking to continue their work educating others about holistic approaches to wellness, such as helping military and non-military clients who may be struggling with PTSD.”
About Military Friendly Schools
The G.I. Jobs list of Military Friendly Schools is complied from thousands of schools polled nationwide. An Academic Advisory Committee including educators and administrators from Carnegie Mellon University, Duquesne University, Lincoln Technical Institute, and Embry Riddle helped to develop the methodology, criteria, and weighting for the list.
The criteria for being selected as a Military Friendly School included efforts to recruit and retain military and veteran students, results in recruiting military and veteran students, and academic accreditations.
A detailed list of Military Friendly Schools will be highlighted in the annual Guide to Military Friendly Schools, which will be distributed to thousands of active and former military personnel in late September. For more information, see the G.I. Jobs Military Friendly Schools announcement here: http://militaryfriendlyschools.com/Article/2011-military-friendly-schools-list-released
American College of Healthcare Sciences is one of the first accredited, fully online college offering degrees, diplomas, and career-training certificates in complementary alternative medicine. Founded in 1978, ACHS is committed to exceptional online education and is recognized as an industry leader in holistic health education worldwide. For more information about ACHS programs and community wellness events, visit www.achs.edu, call (503) 244-0726, or stop by the College campus located at 5940 SW Hood Ave., Portland OR 97239.