updated - May 19, 2013 Sunday EDT
StraighterLine announced Thursday a partnership with Jack in the Box Inc., which operates and franchises the Jack in the Box and Qdoba restaurant chains, to add StraighterLine's self-paced online college courses as an option for its employees.
Jack in the Box Inc.'s employees are now able to earn a degree on their own time while balancing workplace and lifestyle commitments and responsibilities, the company said in a statement. StraighterLine's programs allow students to earn credit for their life experiences through a prior learning assessment option. Course credits can also transfer to StraighterLine's partner colleges and universities or through the ACE Credit service.
Currently, StraighterLine offers 38 entry-level college courses online, including college algebra, precalculus, calculus I, calculus II, business writing, introduction to biology, general chemistry I, English comp I, introduction to criminal justice, introduction to nutrition, introduction to sociology and more.
"Like Jack in the Box, StraigtherLine is committed to providing affordable educational and career advancement opportunities to working adults" said Burck Smith, CEO and founder of StraighterLine, in a statement.
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