ACOT Launches New Degrees

ACOT Launches New Degrees

Students now have more options at American College of Technology with the launch of a new Bachelor’s degree and three new Master’s degrees.

A Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Criminal Justice was just recently launched for student enrollment. This comes in addition to the school’s current Associate’s in Criminal Justice. Students are now able to complete the Associate’s and move on to the Bachelors. This is called the 2+2 program. Students with an Associates from another school can also enroll in the last 2 years of a Bachelors as well. This will help to promote higher completion rates and will allow a student to gain a credential within 2-years, as they work to gain their Bachelor’s degree.

Also added to the list of programs available include, an MBA with a Concentration in Marketing and Social Media, one with a Technology Management Concentration and an MBA with a Global Business Concentration.

“The more specific concentrations make our MBA stand out a bit more from the rest,” Lute Atieh, ACOT Chief Operations officer said.The programs were developed based on a need seen in the workforce. “We gather market information and gauge the interest of our graduates,” Atieh said. “We also look at job trends.”

Several other programs are currently in the works for 2014.
In 2013 the most popular programs at ACOT that saw a large number of student enrollment included Business Administration and Information Technology, Health Information Technology and Network Information and Information Security.

The school also gained University status approval this past week and will become American Business and Technology University starting April 2nd.

To learn more about ACOT programs call (800)-804-1388 or check us out online at
American College of Technology is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council. ACOT is also certified by the Missouri Department of Higher Education to operate in the state of Missouri.


New program allows students to earn free MBA tuition

March 18, 2013: The American College of Technology (ACOT), a nationally accredited online college, offering a variety of convenient, affordable and military friendly online education programs, has announced its Pathway to a Debt Free MBA program. Given the recent cuts by the government to slash spending across the board, this program offers affected military personnel an opportunity to extend their education.

This new program will allow students to complete a portion or an entire undergraduate program to earn free tuition towards a master’s degree program at ACOT. This is a great value to enlisted men and women and veterans. The United States Army and Marine Corps have already said they will not offer Tuition Assistance for activity duty personnel. Other branches of the military are expected to follow suit. This puts a damper on those who have provided, and continue to provide protection to all U.S. citizens.

ACOT prides itself on offering affordable, accredited degree programs at reasonable rates. In the last four years, the college hasn’t raised its tuition rates. Students starting from scratch will achieve both an associate’s and bachelor’s degree while earning 12 courses worth of MBA tuition, a $10,000 value.

“With the economy still recovering, we feel that this is the best time to offer our Master’s program at potentially no out-of-pocket cost,” said Lute Atieh, Director of Operations and Technology. “As a Veteran Friendly School, ACOT wants to ensure that the loss of the Active Duty Tuition Assistance Program does not prevent veterans from achieving a higher degree such as an MBA.”

This isn’t the first time military personnel have narrowly escaped educational budget cuts. Tuition Assistance was discontinued in the early 1990s, during the “peace dividend” action. Like before, ACOT has been able to weather the storm and continue to provide quality and affordable education to our men and women of the armed forces.

Voted military friendly for the last three years, ACOT has continued to be recognized as one of the nation’s top schools. Besides earning master’s degree credits, ACOT has interest-free payment plans and tax credits to reduce education expenses. An ACOT Pathways calculator is available to all students to not only estimate the cost of each degree but track the progress of earning a tuition-free MBA.

All students enrolled in an undergraduate program are eligible to participate in the Pathway to a Debt Free MBA. However, the scholarship is not applicable to spouses or other dependents and transfer courses don’t apply. All courses taken at ACOT, after transfer credits are accepted, will accumulate towards the master’s degree, resulting in a discount.

The total cost of the program is $12,564, with books. Because the scholarship saves active duty and veteran students over $10,000, they can earn their master’s degree for as little as $100 a month. This makes ACOT one of the most affordable and esteemed colleges in the country.

About ACOT

Sam Atieh founded American College of Technology in 2001 in an effort to provide career focused technical education that could be delivered 100 percent online. His dream of live instruction combined with more than 100 years of experience in both business and technology, has made ACOT a success for more than a decade.

ACOT is dedicated to delivering high quality, innovative, affordable, and accessible educational opportunities and services that focus on skills and career building for students to become valued and productive members of society. ACOT offers its students individual attention and live interactive classes that are recorded and posted to the college’s website for 24/7 convenience.

By Lute Atieh

The Masters of Business Administration, also known as the (MBA) is one of the most sought after degrees in the world.

Education Pays

The Masters of Business Administration, also known as the (MBA) is one of the most sought after degrees in the world by professionals. Students of MBA programs study the theory and application of business and management principles. This type of study equips students with knowledge that can be applied to a variety of real world business situations.  ACOT’s MBA faculty have academic credentials and years of relevant business experience and certifications that will help you build the skills, tools and techniques you need to lead and manage innovation and creativity within your organization.

This applied program is offered in a highly interactive online format that makes it possible for you to immediately apply what you learn. MBA students meet with a live instructor once per week in a virtual classroom that allows you to see and communicate with your instructor using voice and video technology. This meeting is recorded and can be reviewed at any time to accommodate your busy schedule. Each course also has offline resources, videos and case studies designed to get you thinking about real business problems and solutions.

ACOT’s Accredited Online MBA degree can help advance your career in a way that is convenient for you.


American College of Technology offers one of the most affordable MBA programs in the nation. Most MBA’s that are offered online are text based learning with little or no interaction with others. You end up paying more for a watered-down version of what that institution is offering online. At ACOT, our primary delivery method is online. Every course we offer is offered live, 100% online, and accessible 24/7. Come see the ACOT difference.

What can you do with an MBA Degree?

In most cases, an MBA degree is required for executive and senior management positions. There are some companies who will not even consider applicants unless they have an MBA degree. MBA holders have a greater opportunity for employment and advancement.

Specializing your MBA with a concentration is one way to give you a competitive advantage over others.  You will still have the general MBA knowledge with an added focus on a vital business function. This can often be the deciding factor when hiring decisions are made.

By Lute Atieh