BY ANN PARK
Independence University Offers Online and On Campus Degree Programs
Independence University (IU), an ACCSC-accredited* school known nationally for its career-focused degree programs earned online, has expanded its reach to include degree offerings in a blended in-class/online environment at its beautiful West Haven/Ogden, Utah campus.
The blended learning model provides students with the flexibility of online learning along with the personal and social connections made in the classroom. As a nonprofit university, IU believes in investing in its students. Along with offering degrees in Healthcare, Business, and Technology, IU invests heavily in resources and tools that encourage success. In addition to one-on-one tutoring and career services, caring instructors with real-world experience help to ensure students enter their career field with confidence.
One of the largest degree programs at our ground campus is Surgical Technology. IU is one of only a handful of schools in the state to offer a Surg Tech degree. This valuable healthcare program was created by first consulting the medical community and then putting local surgeons and medical professionals on the medical advisory board to help determine the scope of the curriculum. Students complete a three-month externship as part of their schooling, providing them with valuable field experience. Surg Tech students also determine what specialty they would like to focus on during their externship, making this real-world experience even more valuable and targeted to their goals.
The university is known for its efficiency in getting students quickly through their schooling so they can get on to their career fast. An Associate’s degree can be completed in as few as 19 months and a Bachelor’s degree in as few as 36 months. Students take one or two classes at a time that are completed in four-week modules. With 24/7 anytime, anywhere learning, students’ study schedules can work around their jobs and family commitments.
In addition to the Surgical Technologist program, IU also offers degrees in Medical Assisting, Business Administration, Software Development, and Network Security. Students’ tuition is all-inclusive and covers not only classes but textbooks and even a laptop that students can keep at the end of their schooling.
For most programs, students can enroll and start within four weeks. Class sizes are kept small and feature hands-on learning wherever possible.
The professional faculty at the university includes full-time teachers and program directors, plus some adjunct professors who come from the field they’re teaching in. There is also a compliance department that helps the school and its programs stay consistent within their accreditation requirements.
Those interested in earning a career-focused degree can call IU at 801-284-3216 to learn more.
*Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC)
1890 South 1350 West
Ogden, Utah 84401