APT College is a closed enrollment school. In order to enroll, you need to be an employee in the telecom, cable, electric power utility, or related industries, and you need to be eligible for employer tuition assistance.
Click here to find the upcoming APT College courses. Once you select a course, choose if you are a new student or existing student and you will be requested to fill out and sign the “Enrollment Agreement”. An Education Advisor will contact you to validate your enrollment agreement submittal.
NOTE: For assistance with course enrollment or with existing student credentials, please contact your Education Representative.
All colleges currently identify transfer credits for individuals by their Social Security number. In order to report any college credits earned in a class to the American Council on Education we need your Social Security number. Social Security numbers and all personal information are kept in strictest confidence according to legal requirements. This information is not used for any other purpose.
When enrolling online, the APT website automatically sends you a confirmation reply. Feel free to contact the APT office to verify a submitted enrollment.
If APT cancels the class, you will not incur a fee.
If you withdraw from a class after it has begun, you are responsible for a prorated portion of the tuition fee. Click here to read the Cancellation and Refund Policy.
Yes, you need a computer and a reliable Internet connection to access the available multimedia content and complete all of the required activities. To complete an online course, you will need a webcam. Click here to view the minimum requirements necessary to attend an APT class .
Click here to view the minimum requirements necessary to attend an APT class.
The basic Internet and computing skills needed for all courses completed at APT College include the following:
Once your enrollment agreement is validated, a Welcome Letter will be e-mailed to you that will explain the details of your course. If you are enrolled in a blended course, you will also find the address of the location where you will meet with your instructor.
If you are a new student, login information will be sent to you in a separate email.
In order to learn how to get help, use the “How to Get Help” procedure that your instructor has posted in the Course Announcements forum in your online courseroom. The same How to get Help procedure is available in the top menu from any page of your online courseroom, on the far right.
The Academic Policy available to you in the College Policy and Procedure section of your online courseroom outlines the Incomplete Gradebook process. An incomplete letter is our attempt to highlight where there is missing work and to provide an opportunity for you to submit the work within a specified period of time. The Academic Policy and Course Syllabus outline assignment requirements.
Please, contact your Instructor first, who will enable you to complete the required activities within the timeframe indicated in the Incomplete Letter. Once you submit the missing activities, we will complete your grading and issue your Course Completion Certificate assuming no other requirements are pending.
We make our best to have our students strive. However, in order to successfully complete a course you have the responsibility to complete the activities online which give points toward the final grade, as reported in the syllabus. If you receive a failing letter because your grade was less than 70% or C-, APT College gives you the opportunity to attend the same class one more time at no charge. Please, contact your Education Representative, or call the APT Office at 800-431-8488.
As outlined in the Academic Policy available in your online courseroom, in order to meet the attendance requirements you must post at least one message in the Weekly Discussion Forum each week. If for any unforeseen reasons you are unable to fulfill the minimum attendance requirements and fall behind in completing course activities within the established deadlines, you must submit a formal request for extension to your instructor with a clear rationale for the request. The instructor will coordinate exceptions granted with APT College Academics Department.
As outlined in the Academic Policy available in your online courseroom, in a blended class you must attend 70% of the class time at minimum in order to successfully complete the class. For example, you can miss a maximum of 3 sessions in a course with 10 sessions.
If you have to miss a session of your blended course, please coordinate with your instructor and ask about activities you miss that may be important for the course completion. Make sure you don’t miss the hands-on sessions or the proctored exam sessions. Hands-on sessions are carefully scheduled and, most likely, there will not be an opportunity for a lab make-up before the next scheduled class in your area.
All of the courses offered by APT College allow you to earn credits towards an APT College degree program. More information on APT College programs is provided in the Academic Program pages of this website, or in the College Catalog.
Please contact the APT office to discuss options.
View the course descriptions of each course in the Academic Program pages to find the industry certifications they prepare for.
Some courses offer industry certification exams that are scheduled and proctored by APT College. In this case, the exam fee is included in the course tuition.
In contrast, there are some industry certification exams that are proctored exclusively by a third party proctoring service. When this is the case, you are required to schedule the exam when ready and pay the appropriate exam fee.
Note: The online courseroom for industry certification courses provides details about the certification exam process.
College credits are available to students taking degree-based courses beginning in 2007. To request an official transcript, please complete and return the APT Official Transcript Request Form. The first two transcripts in a student's lifetime are free. Every transcript requested thereafter costs $10. Upon graduation from APT, an official transcript will be included with the student's diploma at no additional cost.