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Mt. Sierra College Participates in Tech Co. Business Plan Competition

Mt. Sierra College, a leading media arts and design, business and technology college in the San Gabriel Valley, California has been selected to participate in the Howard Schaefer Pasadena Angels BTC Business Competition along with nine other Southern California colleges and universities. The competition, co-sponsored by the Business Technology Center of Los Angeles (BTC) and the Pasadena Angels, challenges teams of Southland students to develop a business plan, feasibility study or marketing plan to raise funds for an early-stage technology company.

"We are honored to have been chosen as one of the 10 colleges participating in this prestigious competition," said John Andrews, vp of education at Mt. Sierra College. "Our business students are looking forward to the priceless hands-on experience they will be receiving as they engage themselves in real-life business situations."

Other prestigious schools competing include the California Institute of Technology, Keck Graduate Institute, Harvey Mudd College and Cal Poly Pomona.

According to Mark Lieberman, BTC administrator, "This competition is a tremendous learning opportunity because it gives students the chance to see what real-life projects would be like. Students will work with real companies to develop business plans that might actually be implemented."

Mt. Sierra College in Monrovia, California, was founded in 1990 as a private institution and has a successful record of providing students with practical real-world skills using contemporary techniques and technologies. Mt. Sierra College provides students a flexible, yet challenging academic environment. Among the school's innovations is its FlexLearn concept, which enables students to attend courses both on campus and online, and was designed to adapt to today's student profile and need for greater scheduling flexibility.

Mt. Sierra College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology. In 2002, the college was honored as a School of Distinction by the ACCSCT. For more information about Mt. Sierra College, visit www.mtsierra.edu or www.mtsierra.edu/online.

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