StraighterLine To Exhibit At CCA Convention & Exposition In Las Vegas

Published: Tue Jun 10 2008

StraighterLine (, a new online education solution that provides students a high quality, better supported, and lower cost way to obtain college credits through regionally accredited colleges and universities, has announced that its representatives will participate in the Career College Association (CCA) Convention & Exposition June 25-27 at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. The event, which features informative breakout sessions on business and education issues led by notable featured speakers such as Newt Gingrich, as well as a wide array of exhibits, attracts presidents, owners, directors and administrators of private postsecondary schools from the United States and Puerto Rico.

StraighterLine will have an exhibit at the convention under the banner of SMARTHINKING, Inc., the parent company of StraighterLine. The convention’s theme is "Made in America: Education for a Global Marketplace."

Currently StraighterLine offers four entry-level curriculum courses where credit can be transferred: College Algebra, English Composition, Economics 101 and Accounting 101. More courses are planned for the future.

Additional information on the StraighterLine program can be found at

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"We look forward to attending the CCA Convention & Expo," said Ryan Busch, director of StraighterLine. "This will be an excellent opportunity for us to network and share our program with other CCA members so that they can understand how our unique online educational program can work together with their efforts in graduating top students."

About the Career College Association:
The Career College Association is a voluntary membership organization of private postsecondary schools, institutes, colleges and universities that provide career-specific educational programs. CCA’s 1,400 members educate and support nearly 2 million students each year for employment in over 200 occupational fields. These schools and colleges graduate approximately one-half of the technically trained workers who enter the U.S. workforce each year and also provide retraining for displaced workers and skills-upgrading for a wide variety of public and private employers.

About StraighterLine:
StraighterLine provides students with a new online option for obtaining required college credits from accredited colleges and universities. StraighterLine’s affordable courses are the first to include up to 24/7 live, on-demand instruction. StraighterLine offers entry-level college courses including College Algebra, English Composition, Economics 101 and Accounting 101, with many more under development. StraighterLine students may choose to receive credit from StraighterLine’s regionally accredited partner colleges. Student-earned credits may also be transferable to non-partner colleges that recognize StraighterLine’s partner’s courses as equivalent programs. There are no set due dates for StraighterLine courses. Students may start and stop at any point with up to six months of access. For more information, visit or call 202-507-7020 or 1-877-str8erline (1-877-787-8375).

SMARTHINKING, based in Washington, D.C., is an award-winning, market leader in providing online tutoring and academic support to students. Schools, colleges, universities, libraries, government agencies, textbook publishers and other education providers partner with SMARTHINKING to increase student achievement and enhance learning. SMARTHINKING connects students to e-structor® certified tutors for assistance I math, writing, science and business at anytime, from any Internet connection. SMARTHINKING currently works with over 500 school clients and businesses, including the U.S. Army, Capella University, University of Texas Telecampus, and Houghton Mifflin. Our unique standing in the e-learning market has allowed us to attract an outstanding management team and staff of over 700 professionals and educators. For more information, visit

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