American Professional Institute Chooses Three Rivers Systems’ CAMS Enterprise to Manage Statewide Georgia Campuses

Fast-growing private technical school American Professional Institute chooses Three Rivers Systems' CAMS Enterprise to manage the entire student lifecycle of its seven locations offering 11 career paths.

St. Louis, MO, June 24, 2011 --( American Professional Institute, a fast-growing private technical school based in Macon, Ga., has selected CAMS® Enterprise, the flagship product of St. Louis-based Three Rivers Systems Inc. as its campus administrative software system to manage the institution’s entire student lifecycle.

CAMS Enterprise is a fully integrated, 100-percent Web-native academic enterprise resource planning — or ERP — system exclusively for higher education built around a single, secure database with one set of shared code. These well-known virtues as well as CAMS’ built-in course management system, a unique feature, were key factors in the choice of the Three Rivers Systems ERP.

CAMS also includes a host of other advanced automated features — CRM, registration, financial aid, billing, fundraising, built-in portals and more — to manage the entire admissions-to-alumni student lifecycle for colleges and universities. As a fully integrated solution, CAMS Enterprise eliminates the need for academic institutions and end users alike to learn, interface and manage a patchwork of often incompatible systems. These benefits and others make it an ideal choice for colleges and universities seeking higher returns from their IT infrastructure investments and those needing to keep up with expansion.

With seven campuses throughout Georgia, API offers 11 career paths students can complete in less than a year. API has training programs for surgical, patient-care and pharmacy technicians, medical assistants, billing/coding specialists, master cosmetologists, massage therapists and more. API offers day and evening classes for many programs and provides job-placement assistance for graduates.

According to Director of Information Technology Jayson Ausburn, API is committed to bringing together appropriate staff, curricula, physical facilities, instructional equipment and all other components needed to deliver an exceptional education experience. He cited several reasons why CAMS Enterprise was a perfect choice to meet these goals.

“Our strategy, success and rapid growth require a student information system like CAMS that is truly integrated around one database and that can grow with us on demand. CAMS built-in Course Management system is also a welcomed addition as are its built-in portals. We must offer our students sophisticated Web services, and Three Rivers Systems makes that easy,” Ausburn said.

After extensive due diligence, API narrowed the field to two systems before selecting CAMS Enterprise. API had been using a custom solution it had outgrown.

Amir Tajkarimi, Three Rivers Systems founder and president, welcomed API to the international community of CAMS users. “Technical institutions like API play an important role in ensuring that the people supporting the world’s vital health-care services infrastructure are professionally trained and have wide-ranging occupational careers available to them. We are delighted CAMS Enterprise is now able to help propel API toward its goals and even greater growth,” he said.

About American Professional Institute
Based in Macon, with seven locations in Georgia, the American Professional Institute offers 11 career paths students can complete in less than a year. The school was established to provide each student with a thorough knowledge of their chosen careers. API has training programs for surgical technicians, patient-care technicians, pharmacy technicians, medical assistants, billing/coding specialists, master cosmetologists, massage therapists and more. Day and evening classes are offered for many programs, and API provides job-placement assistance for graduates. With locations in Decatur, Duluth, Eisenhower, Gainesville, Mercer, Milledgeville and Riverside, API is state approved and features campuses accredited by the Council on Occupational Education and the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools.

About CAMS Enterprise
Developed from the ground up with Microsoft Internet technologies, CAMS Enterprise is a highly scalable, comprehensive academic management system that is quick to implement and easy to use. CAMS Enterprise consolidates multiple stand-alone systems including admissions, student information, financial aid, student services and fiscal management with HR and payroll, fund-raising, alumni relations, document management, course management, a full suite of portals, and more, into one solution that ensures administrators, staff, faculty and students all work with the most-recent and most-accurate information. By uniting administrative and academic management systems, CAMS Enterprise is the only totally Web-native, completely integrated solution for managing the entire student life cycle.

About Three Rivers Systems Inc.
Three Rivers Systems Inc. is a leading provider of comprehensive administrative software solutions for higher education. Headquartered in St. Louis, the company has been delivering innovative technology-driven solutions to the educational community since 1985. Three Rivers Systems has a large worldwide client base using CAMS, its Comprehensive Academic Management System. A full-service solution provider, the company delivers software and all implementation, training, project management and support services for its clients.


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