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AMVETS Career Center Online CoursesAmvets Career CenterCenter for Applied Innovation

Frequently Asked Questions

How does AMVETS assess a potential student for on-line training?
As a pre-requisite for enrollment in the AMVETS Career Center Program, each potential student will take the Learning Style Analysis prior to a decision by AMVETS to select the applicant for the on-line courses. The LSA will provide each potential student with critical information on their individual learning and working styles that will enable them to maximize the learning experience. In addition, the LSA will provide an objective assessment of each student's potential for on-line training. In cases where students are at risk for not completing on-line training, these obstacles can be addressed or they can be tracked to more traditional Instructor Led Training (ILT) in a classroom or blended learning environment. Once accepted for enrollment, it is highly encouraged that students take the additional appropriate assessment based upon the career field the student intends to pursue. These will provide an individual development plan during the instruction that allows students, instructors, and career center counselors to focus on areas that need improvement and leverage their strengths. This will produce the best set of Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA) in graduates. Your Career Center Counselor will coordinate with the course providers who will recommend any appropriate career specific additional assessment. Veterans or their dependents who desire to utilize these powerful tools on their own may contact the Center for Applied Innovation directly.
How does AMVETS assess a potential student's potential for on-line training?
As a pre-requisite for enrollment in the AMVETS Career Center Program, each potential student will take the Learning Style Analysis prior to a decision by AMVETS to select the applicant for the on-line courses. The LSA will provide each potential student with critical information on their individual learning and working styles that will enable them to maximize the learning experience. In addition, the LSA will provide an objective assessment of each students potential for on-line training. In cases where students are at risk for not completing on-line training, these obstacles can be addressed or they can be tracked to more traditional Instructor Led Training (ILT) in a classroom or blended learning environment. Once accepted for enrollment, it is highly encouraged that students take the additional appropriate assessment based upon the career field the student intends to pursue. These will provide an individual development plan during the instruction that allows students, instructors, and career center counselors to focus on areas that need improvement and leverage their strengths. This will produce the best set of Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSA) in graduates. Your Career center Counselor will coordinate with the course providers who will recommend the appropriate career specific additional assessment for consideration. Veterans or their dependents who desire to utilize these powerful tools on their own may contact the Center for Applied Innovation directly.
Do you track student progress? How do you support or screen potential students?
We can track student progress. We have various methods in obtaining a progress report on a student. For about 65% of courses taken, we can pull an automated report on a student through our registration system. For the rest, we go direct to our content developer and do an individual Progress Report (PR) for that student. We are continuing to work with our content developers to upgrade the means to pull automated PRs in the most expeditious manner. Students are provided a toll-free number that they can call to access live help between 8:00 AM and 6 PM EST. Students (or potential students) can access these tutorials using a current Web Browser at their convenience.
What is the minimum course completion requirement to get credit for completion of a course/certificate/certification learning plan?
Course completion requirements differ by course. Majority of courses will require students to achieve a 70 or higher on lesson quizzes and / or a 70 or higher on the end of course examination.
How long does it take to complete a program?
Nearly all of our courses and programs are self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start your training immediately and move at your own pace until completion. Most programs can be completed with-in 4 to 6 months after you register but you are given plenty of time to complete if needed. Course and Program lengths vary depending on the subject matter. All courses and programs list the average number of hours to complete and the length of time you have to access your training. As a general rule, if you spend 5 to 7 hours per week on your studies you should be able to complete your training in the timeframe allotted.
Do I have to buy additional materials?
Most materials that you will need are included. If your materials are included then their cost will be covered by your tuition. For those courses that do not have materials included, you will be told by your Training Assessment Manager (TAM). Also, Software is not included/supplied with any course/program at all. We will ship materials that are included through ground service upon enrollment. Some course and programs contain online material for download only. For these courses shipping of books is not required. Please make sure that you list a valid mailing address and we cannot ship to P.O. Boxes.
Do I have to login and attend class at a certain time or be forced to study on a fixed schedule?
No. Students are encouraged to work at their own individual pace in order to get the maximum benefit from their course. Login when you want (24x7) and start learning. You may progress through your course as quickly or slowly as you wish provided that you finish your training.
What system requirements are needed for these programs/courses?
Internet Connectivity Requirements: Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended. Hardware Requirements: Minimum Pentium 400 Mhz CPU or G3 Macintosh. 1 GHz or greater CPU recommended. 256MB RAM minimum. 1 GB RAM recommended. 800x600 video resolution minimum. 1025x768 recommended. Speakers/Headphones to listen to Dialogue steaming audio sessions. A microphone to speak in Dialogue streaming audio sessions. Operating System Requirements: Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 Mac OSX 10 or higher. OpenSUSE Linux 9.2 or higher. Web Browser Requirements: Google Chrome is recommended. Firefox 13.x or greater. Internet Explorer 6.x or greater. Safari 3.2.2 or greater. Software Requirements: Adobe Flash Player 6 or greater. Oracle Java 7 or greater. Adobe Reader 7 or greater. Web Browser Settings: Accept Cookies. Disable Pop-up Blocker.
What are the differences between self-paced, mentor supported, and instructor supported?
A self-paced course means that the student is given all of the resources necessary to study, understand and pass the course. There is not an industry expert available for these courses to help the student understand the content of the course. A mentor supported course functions the same way as a self-paced course does but there is an industry expert available for these courses to help the student further understand the content of the course. An instructor supported course means that the course has an instructor who will dictate the flow of the course. The instructor is also there to help the student understand content related questions of the course and grade turned in assignments from the student.
What is the difference between certification and certificate programs?
Certificate: Programs listed as certificates will provide a student a certificate of completion at the end of their course. This can be used as proof that the student passed the program with a grade of 70 or higher in each module of study. Certification: Programs listed as certifications prepare a student to take a national certification exam after the program is completed. Usually, the cost of a certification exam is not included in the price of a course unless specified. Certification exams are proctored by third party companies located across the United States.
What kind of financial assistance does this school or its partner, ProTrain offer students wanting to take a course?
We know that many schools cannot offer any financial aid for CE non-credit programs. Financial assistance like Pell grants and FASA are not available since these are CE non-credit programs. At times, a continuing education department also cannot offer Sallie Mae loans.
Where can I find the hours and access length for a course and what do they mean?
The hours and access length for a course is found at the top of the full outlines underneath the title of the course. The number of hours displayed is the amount of time it should take a normal student to complete that course. Beside the hours is the access length for the course. Most of our courses are 12 months in length so it will display 12 Months. (i.e. 300 Hours / 12 Months Access)
How do I determine my level of proficiency with computers?
If you want to determine your level of proficiency with computers, a great free resource is the https://www.digitalliteracyassessment.org/ provided by the Northstar Digital Literacy Project. Completion of modules one through four would demonstrate enough proficiency with computers to be able to take an online course.
Are these courses ADA and Section 508 compliant?
Disabilities come in many forms, including but not limited to hearing impairment, visual impairment, and cognitive disorders. Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate all users who utilize standards compliant web browsers, enabling software, or assistive devices. Accessible Web design provides benefits to both those using assistive technology, as well as others. It provides benefit to users with text-based browsers, low-end processors, slow modem connections, or users who do not have state-of-the-art computer equipment. It also allows for easier access to the Internet via technologies such as internet-enabled phones or personal digital assistants. We strive to ensure the accessibility of our education and training programs students with special needs. We stay up to date on current practices and conduct testing throughout development of the education and training programs as well as when applying new technologies and advancements. ProTrain has submitted and has had continuously approved a Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT). A VPAT evaluates the accessibility of our education and training programs are according to the Section 508 Standards. Students have to notify ProTrain 45 days in advance to enrolling into a course in order for ProTrain to provide accommodations.
As a student taking an in-classroom, online, and/or synchronous class wherein the cost was out of pocket and not paid through an outside source, will I be issued a 1098 T Form at the end of the calendar year?
No. This school is not required to issue 1098 T forms at this time, pursuant to the IRS eligibility requirements. The student should seek guidance from a tax professional as to the possible deductibility of expenses, as this school is not authorized to provide tax advice. The school encourages students to maintain records of their expenses.
What does Connect ANYTIME. Online mean?
These courses are available to students at their convenience to enroll and access 24/7, 365 days a year.
What does Connect LIVE. In Person mean?
These courses are taught in a physical classroom that students report to with a live instructor that teaches based on a predetermined schedule.
What does Connect LIVE. Online mean?
These courses are taught real time online by a live instructor based on a predetermined schedule.
What are the minimum requirements to take a course?
Students should have at least a 10th grade reading level in order to take a course. More additional prerequisites can be found on each individual course outline if necessary.