Tuesday, June 17, 2008

American Heritage University sets Grand Opening

American Heritage University has expanded to this office at 255 N. D Street.

(SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.) After merely five years American Heritage University of San Bernardino is adding to its facilities, expanding into its new space at 255 North D Street, Suite 403.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony is set for 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 24 at the new location’s entrance. There will be refreshments, facility tours and guest speakers highlighted by corporate trainer and motivational speaker Robin De-Ivy Allen.

Allen, an author, consultant and business woman, has dedicated herself to “helping others to successfully balance work, family, interests and obligations,” she says. She has appeared before such national organizations as the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association and Riverside County’s Center for Governmental Excellence. “My brief remarks will focus on achieving one’s goals and accepting success,” she explains.

As lawyer and AHU President Tony Ogiamien says “The objective of the American Heritage University is to help mid-career adults who are personally motivated and self-directed complete their education and achieve their university undergraduate and graduate degrees. Using both traditional and online classrooms, and a combination of both, AHU offers degrees in Law, Public Policy, Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, Media Studies, Criminal Justice and General Education.”

“Some adults have full-time jobs, but still need their degrees,” notes Ogiamien. “For others, an active family life may have prevented them from continuing their university studies, or a single parent may had had to postpone their work toward a degree. Regardless of the reason, American Heritage University can help them reach this important milestone.”

Undergraduate degree programs at AHU are designed to allow students to proceed at their own pace. They are required to complete a minimum of two courses per session, and must complete their program within five years. The postgraduate work must be finished within four.

In the case of the popular Doctor of Jurisprudence program offered online by the School of Law and Public Policy, the California Bar requires four years of continuous study.

The School of Law and Public Policy also offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Law and a Master of Arts. in Public Policy, with courses covering such subjects as contracts, criminal law, criminal procedure, legal writing, torts, Constitutional law, civil procedure and real property law.

At the doctoral level, there are also required classes in wills and trusts, corporations, agency and partnership, evidence and professional responsibility. Electives include bioethics and the law, religious freedom, income taxation and medical law and ethics.

For the convenience of fully employed students, American Heritage University provides a full online curriculum. Faculty-student communication is available via computer, and there are 90-minute weekly chat room sessions with main topics covered in question and answer formats, accessible at any time during the course.

Additionally, via the Discussion Boards students can post questions of their own and answers to previous questions at any time of the day or night.

E-mail communication is important, too, and those addressed to instructors are to be answered within 24 hours. A weekly Grade Book is posted as well, and students can access not only their test grades, but can also review any errors while studying the correct answers. Online, students are graded based on test results, quality of work and their demonstration of knowledge through the assignments.

“We pride ourselves in providing adult students with the in-depth courses they need to complete their university education,” notes Ogiamien. “Our online program even permits them to do their work at any time from anywhere there’s a computer with Internet access. And in the classroom we have instructors who have reached the highest academic levels of their professions.”

American Heritage University has been granted full approval to operate by the California State Bureau for Postsecondary and Vocational Education.

For more information, call (909) 884-9000.