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Nontraditional Education: The New Tradition

Dr. Emad Rahim – CTU Business Alum and Real-World Faculty Member

Going to school traditionally, sitting in a class for a few hours was not an option for me.
Richard Holloway, J.D. – Program Direction, Criminal Justice
When I was a law student I was working three jobs.

Dr. Emad Rahim – CTU Business Alum and Real-World Faculty Member

I had multiple jobs. And I also had a family, I had a child, I had an elderly parent that I needed to take care of.

Richard Holloway, J.D. – Program Direction, Criminal Justice

I worked about 60 hours a week on average while I was a full time law student.

Dr. Emad Rahim – CTU Business Alum and Real-World Faculty Member

It was very difficult for me to take those classes that were spread out throughout the day and then work full time and work a second job.

Richard Holloway, J.D. – Program Direction, Criminal Justice

I really do know what it’s like to have to juggle your time, juggle your responsibilities.

Dr. Emad Rahim – CTU Business Alum and Real-World Faculty Member

It’s very difficult to be in a classroom when you’re thinking about your schedule, when you’re thinking about your family.

Richard Holloway, J.D. – Program Direction, Criminal Justice

At CTU, the ability to go to class on your schedule is really huge.

Elizabeth Melvin – Faculty Development Facilitator and Assistant Professor

With the online format, students are able to come into this school and keep their lives intact while they get their education.

Dr. Emad Rahim – CTU Business Alum and Real-World Faculty Member

You can focus on education when you want to focus, when you need focus, when you can focus.

Elizabeth Melvin – Faculty Development Facilitator and Assistant Professor

If they were to go to a traditional campus, they might have to deconstruct their lives to fit in classes.

Dr. Emad Rahim – CTU Business Alum and Real-World Faculty Member

But when you can complete education on your own time, it just makes so much more sense. My passion is really to show people how they can get the same quality of education in a non-traditional environment from the same type of faculties as they would in a traditional university setting.

Richard Holloway, J.D – Program Direction, Criminal Justice

I see it more as the new tradition.