What can you expect when trying out Web-based classes compared to traditional classroom-based learning? See the advantages of online classes, and how students' experiences may differ from courses attended on a traditional university campus.
CTU Wins Best of Elearning! Award
Our intellipath™ platform recognizes what you already know, anticipates what you’re ready to learn, and tailors course materials accordingly, so you can move quickly over existing knowledge and learn something new. This innovative intellipath™ platform and virtual learning program won Elearning! Magazine’s 2015 Best of Elearning! Adaptive Learning Content award.
Getting to Know CTU’s Aurora and Colorado Springs Campuses
You probably know about CTU’s online degree programs, but did you know we have two ground campuses in Colorado where you can pursue your degree program in a traditional classroom setting? At CTU Colorado Springs and CTU Aurora you can experience small-class sizes and one-on-one learning on a flexible schedule that suits your busy life.
Transfer Credit: Make the Most of What You Know
When moving from one university to another or starting on the path to earning a new degree, transfer credit is something that’s worth investigating. “Transfer credit” is a blanket term given to any pre-existing education, certifications, or qualifying experience that may count toward earning a new degree.
What Is an Experiential Learning Portfolio?
An Experiential Learning Portfolio, or an ELP, gives you the chance to document and demonstrate how previous non-collegiate experience, often work experience, meets the objectives of a given course. Your portfolio will be evaluated, and if it meets course goals and American Council of Education (ACE) recommendations, you may be able to bypass the course.
Explore CTU’s Mobile App
CTU Mobile has features and functions that enhance and streamline your academic experience. Once you've familiarized yourself with its environment, you can accomplish a lot with just a few taps and swipes.
5 Essential Questions for Anyone Considering a Career Change
When choosing a career path, it’s important to follow your passions, but you also want to make an informed, honest assessment about your career and life goals. Ask yourself these five questions before making a big decision in your career.
CTU has a strong relationship with our military. If you’re active or retired military, our military specialists will walk you through your application process, your selection of courses for your degree program, and stand with you until you reach your goals.
Discover CTU’s Military and Veteran Resource Community
The Military and Veteran Resource Community (M.V.R.C) online tool connects you with numerous educational and professional resources, along with an outlet to communicate with other military members and veterans.
What are Military Education Benefits and How Do I Use Them?
Active Duty, Guard, and Reserve members are eligible for a variety of military education benefits that can help pay for college degree courses, in addition to covering the costs of textbooks.
5 Transition Tips for Life After Military Service
If your military service is winding down, you’ve likely started thinking about the upcoming transition to civilian life. What will it be like? Will you have a new career? How can you best use the skills you learned in the military in your everyday life? These are all complex challenges, but ones that you can meet and exceed with the right preparation. Here, we’ll illustrate some key tips for life after military service.
Writing a Cover Letter When You Have a Military Background
The skills, experiences, and training you gained in your military career can give you a distinct advantage with prospective employers. Take a few minutes to write down these attributes. Use civilian terms instead of military words and phrases. Categorize your qualities into technical skills, leadership experience, goal-setting abilities, etc. and craft a personalized cover letter to help you stand apart from a company’s other applicants.
Students in our degree programs work around busy schedules while pursuing the college degree they want for professional or personal accomplishment. Many of our degree programs and the technology we use have received awards or recognition. CTU is ranked among U.S. News & World Report's 2017 best online programs.
Intellipath™: Be the Boss of Your Learning Experience
Every student learns differently—we understand that. Intellipath™, an adaptive learning technology, aligns college degree course material to your knowledge level, your activity is assessed as you proceed through the course material and you’re served a personalized learning experience along the way.1
Six Degree Programs in CTU’s College of Business and Management To Receive Accreditation From the Project Management Institute
The Project Management Institute’s Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs has awarded programmatic accreditation to six of CTU’s Bachelor and Master level project management degree programs.
CTU is ranked among U.S. News & World Report's 2017 best online programs.
U.S. News & World Report, a provider of education rankings and advice for more than 30 years, recently named three Colorado Technical University (CTU) online degree programs to its prestigious 2017 list of Best Online Programs.
Many CTU Degree Programs Are Programmatically Accredited
Accrediting organizations set the academic standards by which their member institutions must comply. This quality assurance process is performed by private membership associations. Colorado Technical University has programmatic accreditations from many organizations.
How Could an Internship Benefit Me?
If you’re an adult learner, transitioning from a military career, or re-launching a career after a hiatus, you may think you’re not a good candidate for an internship opportunity. That may not be the case. Just like any other student, you may benefit from internships that are related to your intended career.
Get Your Résumé Up to Date
One day, you’ll be ready to send out your résumé to apply for an internship, a promotion at your current company, or to enter a new industry. Make sure your résumé is as ready as you are. Employers sort through piles of résumés (often electronically). Many résumés can go unnoticed because of dull formatting or lack of obvious achievements, or they can end up in the recycling bin because of easily avoidable mistakes or inappropriate information. So take the time and update your résumé when you’re looking for a new job.
Each student and instructor has a story. Get to know some of your instructors and fellow students at CTU through their personal stories below.
Overcoming Obstacles: How a CTU Commercial Reinvigorated A Student’s Passion to Learn
Kelly Smith’s story of rebirth, hope, and passion is nothing short of amazing. And the magical moment that her new life began happened as she sat on the couch at home in southwest Louisiana and watched a television commercial about Colorado Technical University. Read more
A Teacher First: A Conversation with Dr. Richard Fairley
Every year, the Nancy Mead Award for Excellence in Software Engineering Education is given to one teacher who has demonstrated a history of achievement in the field. CTU is proud to announce that one of our faculty members, Dr. Richard Fairley, received the honor for 2016.
McDonald’s Employee Enjoys Success at CTU
Colorado Technical University student, Brenda Davis, of Mesa, Arizona, started working at McDonald’s when she was 16 years old. “I took the job at McDonald’s only intending to work there for the summer, but I never left,” said Davis. Twenty-one years later, she’s still there. Read her success story.
Overcoming Adversity: The Unforgettable Story Of Nadia Marquez
Nadia Najat Marquez's academic journey at CTU began with a phone call, but her life before that moment was defined by a series of hardships that has only strengthened her resolve. Nadia is of half-Navajo descent and grew up in the Four Corners region of New Mexico. As a teenager, she was taken out of public high school because of a debilitating heart condition. Nadia still managed to complete her homeschooling and graduate at the age of 16 — a full two years early.
Mother and Caregiver Receives CTU’s Wounded Warrior Scholarship
When Deborah Fletcher’s daughter was injured in a military vehicular accident as a Marine, Fletcher dropped everything to become a full-time caregiver. She quit her job in the catering field and focused on helping her daughter adapt to the mental and physical challenges that lay ahead. Little did Fletcher know that this experience would lead to a new direction in her own life — earning a college degree as a student at Colorado Technical University.