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Capella University Introduces Four New BS in Information Technology Minors
[April 30, 2012]

Capella University Introduces Four New BS in Information Technology Minors

MINNEAPOLIS --(Business Wire)--

Capella University (News - Alert), an accredited online university* that has built its reputation by providing high-quality online degree programs for working adults, has announced four new minors in its ABET-accredited**, online Bachelor of Science in Information Technology program. They include Network Technology: Cisco, Network Technology: Microsoft, System Development: Mobile, and System Development: Web Application.

"Our new minors represent some of the most in-demand skills in the IT industry today, including networking and application development," said Feranda Williamson, EdD, dean of Capella's School of Undergraduate Studies. "Although we have offered coursework in these areas before, we have redesigned the content to include additional hands-on, interactive learning activities that will help our students gain skills they can apply immediately on the job. These skills-focused minors also allow students more options for differentiating themselves professionally."

Network Technology minors help prepare students for certification exams
Capella's Network Technology: Microsoft (News - Alert) and Network Technology: Cisco minors are modeled on professional certification standards, allowing students to earn a BS in IT degree while also preparing for icrosoft or Cisco (News - Alert) certification exams. The programs provide courseroom study, real-world learning scenarios, and valuable exposure to industry-standard tools, focused on the design and administration of Microsoft or Cisco networks, depending on the minor chosen. The curriculum includes planning, designing, configuring, and troubleshooting Microsoft or Cisco environments, ranging from small, local networks to enterprise-wide integrated networks. Specific topics include cloud computing, security, wireless networks, and RFID architectures.

System Development minors focus on in-demand Web and mobile application skills
Capella's System Development: Web Application and System Development: Mobile minors focus on the growing need for developers skilled in Web and mobile applications. The online BS in IT programs offer courseroom study and interactive learning activities drawn from real-world scenarios, providing students with the opportunity to gain workplace-ready skills. Both minors focus on planning, evaluating, designing, and managing applications in environments from single user to complex enterprises. Special topics in the Web Application minor include implementing multimedia, application services, databases, and servlets; and the use of such advanced languages including .Net, Java, JavaScript, AJAX, XHTML, and SQL to develop databases, web sites, web applications, web services, and web technologies. Special topics in the Mobile minor include managing data and effective requirements analysis, as well as creating innovative applications for iPhone®, iPad®, Android (News - Alert)®, and Windows® mobile devices.

$2,100 Learner Success Grants available for eligible students
Enrollees in Capella's online bachelor's degree programs, including the BS in IT, may be eligible for a $2,100 Undergraduate Learner Success Grant. Students must be new enrollees, begin a Capella bachelor's program in April, May, or June 2012, and pass their first course. Students must apply before their first course begins and no later than Monday, June 4, 2012. The grant will be applied to each recipient's Capella account, distributed evenly over the course of six consecutive quarters. For complete information on eligibility requirements and application instructions, visit Spring 2012 Undergraduate Learner Success Grants on Capella's website or call an enrollment counselor (see below).

Enrollment now open
Capella is now accepting enrollment applications for these new minors. For more information, please call 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552) or email The learning and career outcomes of Capella's students and alumni can be found at

Arkansas residents must complete Arkansas general education requirements.

About Capella University
Capella University ( is an accredited online university* that has built its reputation by providing quality online degree programs for working adults. Nearly 80 percent of Capella students are currently enrolled in master's or doctoral degree programs in business, counseling, education, health administration, homeland security, human resource management, human services, information technology, nonprofit management and leadership, nursing, psychology, public administration, public health, public safety, and social work. Capella also offers bachelor's degree programs in business, information technology, nursing, psychology, and public safety. Within those areas, Capella currently offers 144 graduate and undergraduate specializations and 17 certificate programs. More than 37,000 learners were enrolled as of March 31, 2012, from all 50 states and 59 other countries. Capella is committed to providing high-caliber academic excellence and pursuing balanced business growth. Founded in 1993, Capella University is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Capella Education Company, headquartered in Minneapolis. For more information, please visit or call 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552).

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* Capella University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA),
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**ABET is the recognized accreditor for college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and technology.

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