All Press Releases for November 15, 2004

Comcourse and Pinnacle Career Institute Join Forces to Create PCI-Online

Comcourse has partnered with Pinnacle Career Institute, to create PCI-Online. Their goal: Help people find better jobs as the old industrial economy jobs disappear.

    / - Santa Cruz, CA, October 14, 2004 - Comcourse announced today that it has signed a partnership agreement with Pinnacle Career Institute to develop and administer programs from their new PCI-Online Division. The agreement will enable Pinnacle to offer a full range of certificate and degree programs online.

The Comcourse program for Career Colleges is a fully-hosted turnkey program centered on the Comcourse Learning Management System. Their LMS is completely integrated with a variety of self-paced and online educational elements. Comcourse has a focus on the skills and know-how students in Career Colleges really need to find a job.

“We’re fortunate to have partnered with a company that really understands how students learn online,” said PCI President Jeff Freeman.” Especially students in Career Colleges who have a definite need to learn the skills required for entering new jobs. They have the best blended online programs I’ve seen anywhere and they add a lot of unique elements that no one else has. They have a Director of Student Success who contacts students if they need help and the Learning Bridge that keeps a connection between us and the students after they graduate and a lot more.” Mr. Freeman added that “Comcourse is really our partner in this. They want it to succeed as much as we do. Partnering with them was a much faster and less expensive way to get started.”

”We’re delighted to add PCI-Online as our partner and help them build one of the best online programs in the country.” said James Chellis, CEO of Comcourse. “PCI-Online is an ideal candidate for us. They are looking to add online programs in the IT, Healthcare and Business areas, and they have a strong desire to excel and be the best.” Mr. Chellis went on to say that “PCI understands that Career Colleges, because of the population of adult students they serve who are really looking to change their jobs and their lives, must begin to offer programs online. Adults who need to learn, and have jobs and homes and families, really have very little choice.”

About Pinnacle Career Institute

Pinnacle Career Institute provides the highest quality of education and services required to prepare our students for careers in industry-related employment. For more 40 years, in fact, Pinnacle Career Institute has worked to establish an environment for its students and staff that promotes professional growth, encourages each person to achieve his or her highest potential, and fosters ethical responsibility and individual creativity within a framework of equal opportunity and affirmative action. For more information, visit

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Comcourse was founded in 1994 as EdgeTek Computer Education. Thousands of students have completed Comcourse classroom trainings, videos and used their related simulations. In 2004 EdgeTek became Comcourse, partnering with Career Colleges to offer turnkey online programs. These programs, now expanded beyond IT, provide The Comcourse Learning Experienceâ„¢ that includes the latest methods and technology in blended online courses and online course management. For more information, visit or email [email protected]

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