Join Our Department of Criminal Justice Webinar on Feb. 18th

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Are you interested in a career in criminal justice? Do you want to learn more about the narcotics division of law enforcement? If so, you'll want to join AAU's first Department of Criminal Justice webinar presented by faculty member, Brian Danigole.


Drug Cartels and Law Enforcement

Date: Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Time: 5:00 PM PST | 8:00 PM EST Check local time 



Professor Danigole will discuss the current topics and trends in narcotics and what to expect in the future of narcotics law enforcement.

Agenda topics include:

 -- The common drugs law enforcement are seeing in the community
 -- Growing trends
 -- Law enforcement's response to drug abuse in the community and the legalization of marijuana.

 We look forward to seeing you there!


About Brian Danigole: 


Mr Danigole has been a law enforcement practitioner for 15 years and has served as a correctional officer, a canine handler, a criminal patrol officer, a detective in property crimes against persons, economic crimes, street level narcotics enforcement, and investigative narcotics enforcement. 

For more information about this webinar or future criminal justice department webinars, click here





What Can a Certificate Program Do For You?

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What’s the main reason people enroll in a degree or certificate program? Most likely it’s to land a decent job when they’re finished, right?

But what else does your education do for you? How else does going through an educational program help prepare you for the real world? Is it all just about getting that piece of paper or are you really learning valuable skills you’ll carry with you the rest of your life? 

Here are a few extra benefits of completing an educational program that often get overlooked:

  • Smarts. You become smarter. You’ve completed the task you set out to do. You are now better than you were before at: problem solving, task completion, working with people, applying learned knowledge, and the list goes on.  Challenging yourself helps you become better. 
  • Your network. Taking classes gives you the opportunity to meet new people and discover new opportunities. Even online classes have chat rooms and forums in which you can interact with your fellow classmates. And as we all figure out eventually, who you know is just as important as what you know.
  • Your happiness. Believe it or not, all that homework is making you happy. Sort of. Finishing a challenge feels good and when you set goals and meet them, you feel happier. You feel good about what you’ve accomplished and you also get to feel excited about where that accomplishment will lead you. 
  • Discipline. You learn responsibility and how to juggle tasks. When you enlist in a new education program you have to create a schedule to accommodate your new obligations. You need to budget new costs into your expenses. This type of process helps you become more disciplined, more responsible and more reliable. 
  • Personable. Yes, you become more fun to talk to. When you’re involved in something interesting, people like to hear about it…to a point. And when you can convey your passion to others appropriately, the more interesting and enjoyable you become. 
  • Skills for life. You might be furthering your education to get a job, but jobs can come and go. Your education is something that will stick with you for the rest of your life, so be sure to choose an education and career path you can live with.  

In short, you can see getting a higher education is an experience that offers more than just a piece of paper. Challenging yourself and completing tough goals shapes many aspects of your being. You develop skills that you’ll carry with you throughout your life. Skills you might not even know you’re exercising. 

So next time you’re wondering what a certificate program can do for you, the answer is simple… probably more than you think. 

If you’re ready to take the next step to a better you, Allied American University can help you along the way. Check out some of AAU’s certificate programs online or talk with someone now to discuss what type of educational program is best for you. 888.384.0849.


Allied American University Receives Financial Aid Approval for Certificate Programs

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Allied American University received financial aid approval from the Department of Education for its certificate programs. The programs allow individuals with or without degrees who are looking to improve or change their career, to gain knowledge on a particular topic of interest. Allied American University (AAU), an accredited online university is pleased to announce financial aid availability for their online certificate programs.

 AAU’s multi-course certificate programs are designed for students who are looking to excel in the areas of Business, Finance, Management, Marketing, Office Management, Homeland Security, Private Security, Computer Applications, Computer Programming, IT Management, Web Design, Medical Administrative Assisting, Medical Billing, Medical Coding, and Pharmacy Technician.

“In order to remain competitive in the workplace, it is extremely important that professionals have the chance to learn a new skill or build upon their current skill set. We are very excited that AAU students now have the ability to use financial aid towards these shorter, career specific programs that can increase growth potential and help them achieve their long-term career goals,” said Allied American University Chief Enrollment Management Officer, Lindsay Oglesby. 

Financial aid funding has also been granted for AAU’s recently launched Associate of Applied Science in Medical Office Management (MOM) degree. Prospective students should see Allied American University's website at for federal and institutional requirements to participate in financial aid programs.

Apply for federal financial aid at

For more information call (888) 384-0849.

Read the entire press release HERE