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University of Phoenix Announces New Degree Concentration in Web Administration

New concentration made possible through industry-recognized Certification Partners curriculum

University of Phoenix® today announced a new associate degree concentration in Web Administration. This new degree incorporates the industry-standard CIW Web Foundations Associate curriculum, provided through a new agreement with Certification Partners. This curriculum includes three courses — Internet Business Associate, Site Development Associate and Network Technology Associate — and provides the knowledge and skills that students need in order to earn the related professional CIW certifications, as well as perform the technology-based job tasks that employers demand.

As the Internet continues to grow and thrive as a critical source for information and commerce, the need for skilled professionals who can develop and manage websites increases. The new Web Administration concentration fulfills this need by providing University of Phoenix students the skills to handle these jobs using the industry-leading CIW Web Foundations Associate curriculum, which focuses on how businesses use Internet and Web technologies.

“University of Phoenix is dedicated to providing our students with employable education that is relevant to current industry needs,” said Dr. Bill Pepicello, president of University of Phoenix. “This new relationship with Certification Partners will provide our students with the skills and education they need to be effective Web administrators who can positively impact the success of the businesses for which they work.”

University of Phoenix has worked with Certification Partners, the leading provider of vendor-neutral Web technology skills certification, since mid-2011 to develop the Web Administration associate program. The degree will be administered through University of Phoenix’s College of Information Systems and Technology, and enrollment for the program is now open to the public.

“This is a great opportunity for working professionals and students to begin a highly relevant career in Web development,” said Certification Partners President and Chief Certification Architect James Stanger, Ph.D. “University of Phoenix’s Web Administration program will provide the foundational knowledge for professionals to grow along with the Internet. By using the CIW Web Foundations Associate curriculum, this program will help its students evolve from Web consumers into Web producers.”

To learn more about University of Phoenix and its information technology programs, please visit For more information about all of the offerings in the CIW certification standard, visit the CIW Certifications page at

About Certification Partners

Certification Partners delivers industry-leading courseware, certifications and training solutions to higher-education institutions, corporations, associations, government agencies, non-profit organizations and career-minded individuals. The company specializes in information technology (IT) job skills with its premier CIW brand, delivers essential workforce training with its LifeSkills certification series, and offers a variety of job skills training internationally with CertPRESS. Certification Partners products bring learners of all ages the knowledge and skills essential to success in the modern workplace. Certification Partners is headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, with satellite offices in Ireland and Japan, plus a worldwide reseller network.

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About the College of Information Systems and Technology at University of Phoenix
University of Phoenix College of Information Systems and Technology is a national leader and advocate for the development and advancement of IT in the landscape of global business operations. The College graduates more IT students than any other institution in the nation and offers associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs. Its Faculty Advisory Council, composed of experts and leaders in the IT field, helps ensure curriculum is on pace with national and international market demands.  Providing innovative digital learning tools developed to suit all learning styles, the College focuses on building technical knowledge and its successful application to real-world business environments. For more information, visit

About University of Phoenix
University of Phoenix is constantly innovating to help students balance education and life in a rapidly changing world. Flexible schedules, challenging courses and interactive learning can help students pursue personal and career aspirations without putting their lives on hold. As the flagship university of  Apollo Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: APOL), University of Phoenix serves a diverse student population, offering associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs from campuses and learning centers across the U.S. as well as online throughout the world. For more information, visit