University of Phoenix accepting AIB credits

By The Mercury

The AIB International School of Baking’s four-month course, Baking Science and Technology, has been approved for a total of 25.5 hours of college credit through the University of Phoenix.

Any AIB baking science and technology graduate can apply the course to a degree program through the University of Phoenix, in which the credit hours will go toward completion of a bachelor’s or master’s degree.

Kirk O’Donnell, vice president of education at AIB, said the course requirements are demanding and require students to stay on top of their work.

“We are pleased to work with the University of Phoenix to offer our AIB graduates more opportunities to complete a university degree program,” O’Donnell said. “The AIB course is very rigorous, and, in order to be successful, our students must develop good study habits.”

O’Donnell said as a result of the demanding course the students gain confidence and an increased interest in advanced learning. By developing a relationship with the University of Phoenix, AIB can now facilitate that advanced learning.

The University of Phoenix is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association. The AIB International School of Baking is also accredited by the North Central Association.

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