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Discover CTU’s Military and Veteran Resource Community

Colorado Technical University is proud of our deep relationship with active members of the military and veterans. From the time they begin their education through to their post-service careers, CTU supports members of the military, veterans, spouses, and caregivers in achieving their educational and professional goals.

MBA vs. Master of Science: 5 Questions to Ask Before You Enroll

The primary distinction between an MBA and an M.S. is breadth versus depth. An MBA degree offers a broader view of business management. An M.S. degree hones in on a single specialty, such as accounting, human resources or information technology.

How to Become a Software Engineer: What You Need to Know

With so much of today's business landscape relying more and more on technology, software engineers have become highly sought-after positions. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that software developer jobs will grow by 17% through 2024 (much faster than the national average).1 We've broken down a few tips on how to become a software engineer below.

9 Tools Every Nurse Needs

Being a great nurse is about more than stethoscopes, blood pressure cuffs, and a pair of comfortable shoes; in addition to those tangible tools, a nurse needs to be equipped with the right tools for success.

We’ve highlighted 9 emotional assets to add to their tool box. Learn more about CTU’s dedication to the continued success of nurses.

5 Fast-Growing Healthcare Management Jobs

Healthcare service and administration is a fast-growing field, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics projecting 17% growth in healthcare management jobs through 2024 (an increase of 56,300 positions).1 As a fairly open field, those who choose to pursue a healthcare administration job may have the opportunity to work with hospitals, doctors' offices, nursing homes, public health departments, and even universities and research centers.

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 utilize 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.

CTU Aurora Offers Resume and Cover Letter Workshop

Learn great tips and tricks on to help make your résumé and cover letter effective and stand out in this competitive job market. Be sure to bring your résumé to this interactive workshop and use what you learn to your advantage.

CTU’s Dr. Connie Johnson Appointed to OLC’s Bill and Melinda Gates Grant Advisory Committee

Dr. Connie Johnson, Provost and Chief Academic Officer of Colorado Technical University, was recently appointed to the Online Learning Consortium’s (OLC) Bill and Melinda Gates Grant Advisory Committee (GAC). OLC is seeking to tap Johnson’s decades of experience in online learning as it oversees distribution of a $2.5 million grant for the development and deployment of advanced digital courseware solutions. 

Professional Networking for Nurses

Professional networking is the act of building relationships, communications, and connections in the workplace-related world. While the careers of nurses are unique in many aspects, they can benefit greatly from professional networking.

Demand for Cybersecurity Experts is Growing Faster than Supply

Computer hackers are getting better. Their ability to unleash harmful viruses or expose personal identifiable information has created a need for an entirely new job sector: cybersecurity experts.1 But the supply of trained cybersecurity professionals doesn’t even come close to meeting the demand—and the divide is getting wider every day.1  

CTU Colorado Springs Students Investigate Crime Scene

CTU students pursuing degrees in Criminal Justice at the Colorado Springs campus gained hands-on experience in processing a mock crime scene staged recently on campus.  The CTU College of Security Studies and the student organization Lambda Alpha Epsilon Delta Psi Criminal Justice chapter contributed to the event’s success, inspiring many students to join the chapter’s membership.

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 always worth investigating. “Transfer credit” is a blanket term given to any pre-existing education, certifications, or experience that count toward earning a new degree.

What is the GI Bill®? Am I eligible?

Being a service member, veteran or family member of someone in the military provides some opportunities to pursue your educational goals using military education benefits. One of these benefits is the GI Bill®, which refers to any Department of Veterans Affairs education benefit awarded to servicemembers and eligible veterans of Active Duty, Selected Reserve and National Guard Armed Forces and their families.

Tips for Getting a Job in Compliance

Having a compliance officer or department is crucial for many companies, and it takes a person with a specific set of skills to fill the role. In an article about the increase in demand for people to work in the compliance space — which is a good read for those wondering how to get a job in compliance — The Wall Street Journal noted that these jobs "require keeping up with increasingly strict and complex regulatory systems around the world," describing the field as "booming."1