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In response to a statewide demand for a more qualified and skilled workforce, the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) has developed two online educational programs.

The two programs Regents Online Degree Programs (RODP) and Regents Online Continuing Education and Workforce Development (ROCE) aim to expand educational opportunities and enhance the skills of the workforce.

TBR universities, community colleges, and technology centers work together to offer courses, training, certificates, diplomas, and degrees all online. In response to a statewide demand for a more qualified and skilled workforce, the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) has developed two online educational programs.

The two programs Regents Online Degree Programs (RODP) and Regents Online Continuing Education and Workforce Development (ROCE) aim to expand educational opportunities and enhance the skills of the workforce.

TBR universities, community colleges, and technology centers work together to offer courses, training, certificates, diplomas, and degrees all online.
Increasing access to education for all Tennessee adults is one of the many goals of the collaborative RODP and ROCE programs. Other goals are to maximize technology to reach learners in remote areas of the state, and allow flexibility for students with time-sensitive needs. More than 9,000 students are now enrolled in coursework or degree programs.
RODP and ROCE offer the same education as TBR's on-campus universities, community colleges and technical centers. The online format was designed to offer more flexibility and accessibility for students. (Tennessee Board of Regents, Feb. 2, 2006)