Skillsoft elearning can help you earn academic credit toward undergraduate degrees, professional certification programs or continuing education units (CEU) that recognize time and effort spent in sharpening professional skills.
Mission: Make High Quality Post-Secondary Education Available to People Everywhere
Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, and recognized by education industry leaders including Educause, The California Endowment as well as The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as a "Breakthrough Model in Higher Education".
Patten University students are working in some of the largest global organizations across industry and around the globe, including Fed Ex, Home Depot, Humana, Wells Fargo, UPS, Walgreens, U.S. Bancorp, Nationwide Mutual Insurance, General Electric and more.
In addition to offering Skillsoft customers affordable opportunity for post-secondary education, Patten University and Skillsoft have collaborated on a unique Business Certificate offered only to Skillsoft customers. The three course certificate can ladder to bachelors and Masters degrees. Learn more about the Business Essentials certificate.
Patten University offer flexible, competency-based degree programs and certificates in business that are:
- Self-paced - Classes start every Monday; take at own pace
- Competency-based - Focused on skills employees will use on the job
- Affordable - Offer certificate and degree opportunities without high cost burden.
University of Phoenix
Skillsoft is proud to partner with the University of Phoenix to help hard-working adults achieve their dreams for higher education. Over 2,400 Skillsoft courses are eligible for credit toward the University's undergraduate degree programs through their Prior Learning Assessment Center (PLAC). The University has published a Credit Recommendation Guide which specifies the University of Phoenix Equivalency for each of the approved Skillsoft courses.
American Council on Education
The American Council on Education's College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT), connects workplace learning with colleges and universities by helping adults gain access to academic credit at colleges and universities for formal courses and examinations taken in the workplace or other settings outside traditional higher education. ACE CREDIT has evaluated and recommended college credit for over 40 Skillsoft learning programs, comprising hundreds of Skillsoft course titles.
Drexel University holds a unique place in higher education as Philadelphia's technological university and a leader in the integration of technology into academics. Drexel's distinguished faculty and quality academic programs have been recognized internationally. Through a collaboration between Skillsoft Corporation and Drexel University, as a Skillsoft client, you can earn a degree or certificate and receive special tuition rates when you enroll in one of Drexel's online programs.
George Mason University
(Continuing Education; Non-Credit Programs)
George Mason University's reputation as an innovative educational leader is rooted in Virginia's strong educational tradition. Skillsoft has partnered with GMU and will award non-credit certificates in continuing education to students who successfully complete Skillsoft's non-degree courses. The CEU (Continuing Education Unit) is a nationally recognized unit of measurement for participation in a non-credit continuing education program. This online curriculum is available to all continuing education students at the university.