National University College Online announced Monday the expansion of its online college degree programs in Spanish to Florida, offering students the opportunity to earn associate, bachelor and master degrees in fields such as business administration, criminal justice and education.
“As one of the leading higher education institutions serving Latinos, we know that many of our students excel in learning environments where they can speak to their instructors and engage in their coursework all in Spanish,” said Jonathan B. Morris, acting president of National University College Online, or NUCO.
“To meet the educational needs of the growing Hispanic population in Florida, NUCO is offering competitively priced, accredited programs in Spanish through an online platform that is convenient to access,” Morris adds.
NUCO is the online branch of National University College, which has offered degree programs in Spanish for more than 25 years in Puerto Rico.
National University College is a member of the EduK Group of educational institutions, one of the primary providers of private postsecondary career education serving the Hispanic community. EduK schools include Instituto de Banca y Comercio, National University College and Ponce Paramedical College, the Florida Technical College and The DAVE (Digital Animation and Visual Effects) School in Florida.
“NUCO offers students flexibility while ensuring the total college experience is available to students,” said Morris. “Furthermore, every educational resource is accessible from admissions to financial aid to career placement in Spanish.”
The NUCO portal extends beyond computers to applications for iPad, iPhone, Blackberry and Android and other technologies as well as student communities on Facebook and other social media.
Students can enroll in NUCO degree programs in a range of high-demand fields. For example, criminal justice students can take online classes that will prepare them for employment in criminology, law enforcement, security and corrections.
The business administration programs, with minors in accounting, consist of coursework that can lead to careers in accounting, business analysis, taxation, auditing and other finance sector fields.
Masters of education graduates learn the skills needed to assume leadership roles within academic institutions at the elementary, high school or college level, Morris said.