American Online Learning Center Information

  • About American Online Learning Center
  • Mission
  • Our Founder
  • Reasons to Enroll
  • Testimonials


On-line training is most valuable because it's available when people are ready to use it. And it's available in a way that can be done privately. Most people with an alcohol abuse or drug abuse problem or with addiction are really ashamed. They don't want to go to groups, they don't want to talk about it in public. But they are willing to learn about it in private. And so therefore they can watch on-line modules and do very very well in terms of learning the basics of what they need to do next in order to tackle their problem in a responsible and appropriate way.
Dr. Ted Parran
Cleveland, Ohio
Diversion helps people to turn their lives around. These online programs will be a great benefit to courts, judges, and to the people who deserve a second chance.
Judge Jeffrey P. Hastings
North Royalton, Ohio
Wow, I was not expecting this! The course really helped me make sense of what I was doing, and helped me take a much better path. I love being online, and this really helped me as a convenient way to learn a lot.
Natalie B.
Athens, Ohio
This program kept it real. I am from the streets, and the presenter was from the streets. I liked how real it was.
Demetrious Y.
I really liked the diversity of the programs, the people were like me, and I learn better like that. I think a lot of people can benefit from these courses, I did. It was my teachable moment.
Yvonne R.
What a great experience. The program really spoke to me and made me realize that yes, I can live a better life, and the advice was just great. I am using that advice now, and things are really a lot better for me.
Jose X.
Grove City, Ohio
This was really helpful. I wasn’t sure what to expect, and now I can control my temper more. I think this works for people like me who don’t need to be lectured to, but treated with respect.
LaShonte W.
Bedford Hts., Ohio
What a really comprehensive program that taught me a lot. I wish I had learned some of this earlier in life, but now I can deal with people and problems better. I didn’t want to do this, but am glad I did.
Kim T.
Greenville, Ohio
A program like this that was pretty inexpensive should be available to many more people. Not only did I learn a lot, but am applying it to life. This was really a value for me, and I am glad I learned so much.
John D.
Delta, Ohio
I learned a lesson. I didn’t think I would, but this was really refreshing, diverse, and being a single mom, was affordable and convenient.
Ja’Nae’ S.
Steubenville, Ohio
So much great information in one lesson. I didn’t have to leave my house to learn what I never heard at home or in school. I am grateful for this chance to turn my life around, and I am doing just that.
Nick B.
Poland, Ohio

About American Online Learning Center

Founded on July 25, 2013 by Jim Trakas in Independence, Ohio with a vision for improving the lives of people through practical education, American Online Learning Center exists to provide value added life learning experiences to people who take these courses.

We are all taught to “learn a lesson” when life does not go as we wish it to, and this Learning Center will do just that. Why a “Learning Center?” Life is a series of learning opportunities, and with the right information and tools at your disposal, everyone can succeed. Learning is a lifetime quest, and this Learning Center exists to satisfy the search for knowledge.

Each lesson is categorized by its title, and incorporates high-quality video, informational slides, print-outs, challenging questions that require correct answers to move forward, and more to provide a comprehensive learning experience. To be convenient and customer friendly, you can learn at your own pace, and when you have successfully completed the course, can print off a certificate, or have the information contained in the certificate emailed directly to you.

This Learning Center is much different than other corrective educational opportunities. We utilize real professionals, not actors or academics, but real experts with hands on learning that provide real world insights to our learners. These programs are diverse, and not slick Hollywood productions, they are from the streets of your community, and highly educational in nature, and on purpose not “entertaining.” You are here to learn a lesson, and a lesson will be taught that will be life altering in a meaningful way.

What is our unique corporate symbol? The founder’s father, SSgt. Peter W. Trakas, fought with the United States Army in the Second World War. His 95th Infantry Division was assigned to General George S. Patton’s 3rd Army, so the “A” stands for the name of the company, as well as the pride of the U.S. Army, the 3rd Army. Patton stood for greatness and courage. So do we, and this small tribute shows our desire to be a learning center with ideals as great as the liberators of Europe. The shield is the American Union shield, long used in American history as a symbol of a great nation. Together, they form the identity of a great company committed to improving the lives of its customers.

Mission Statement

It is the mission of American Online Learning Center to provide outstanding, effective, and life changing corrective educational content to people in need of our services. We pledge high quality, real world advice from top experts in their fields with deep practical experience in assisting real people from our communities, so that those who take our courses will be able to live productive lives based on proven principles that anyone can adopt. You are our success story, and every day we turn people’s lives around for the better. At AOLC, our motto is “Expert Courses; Improved Lives,” we mean it, and it starts and ends with the people who benefit from our courses.

Our Founder and His Vision

Former Ohio State Representative Jim Trakas founded this organization to provide a beneficial service to our customers. After a lifetime of serving others as a city councilman, political party chairman, state representative, and state agency director, Jim Trakas founded this organization to help people to overcome adversity through education.

Jim is involved in the community in measurable ways, helping charities, religious institutions, political causes, educational opportunities, and trying to live his life as the scriptures taught, to do onto others as we would have them do unto us.

Jim is on active duty with the Ohio Military Reserve, 4th Civil Support and Sustainment Brigade HQ Company as an Officer Candidate and hopes to graduate as 2nd Lieutenant. He is Chairman of the Board of the Frederick Douglass and George V. Voinovich Reclamation Academies in Cleveland, Ohio, drop out recovery schools dedicated to helping young people receive their high school education, as well as Provost Academy, one of Ohio’s great online virtual schools.

Trakas is dedicated to improving the lives of others, and many of the proceeds of this enterprise are dedicated to social services and improving the lives of the people of the community and the promotion of Judeo-Christian values, the foundation of Western Civilization and The United States of America. This company could not have started without the help and support of his parents and in laws, Peter W. and Kathy L. Trakas and James Blakely and Jean Dour Kennedy, and is dedicated to the memory of “The Greatest Generation” in hopes of inspiring an even greater one through educational power.

Reasons to Enroll

  1. Affordable Corrective Learning at Your Pace
    AOLC programs cost a fraction of what it costs to go to in person courses, and the learner can learn at their pace, and according to their schedule.
  2. Expert Courses
    Expert Courses, part of our slogan, but our local experts with decades of hands on experience in treating people in a caring and effective manner makes a big difference. These professionals serve the public every day, and they look forward to serving you.
  3. Improved Lives
    Improved Lives, the other part of our slogan, these programs provide solid advice and uplifting “can-do” learning experiences that, if followed, can improve the lives of all who take the courses.
  4. Learning Punishments That Are Both Compassionate and Realistic
    It is important to learn a lesson, and these lessons are taught with improving the life of each user, and not in a condescending manner.
  5. First of Its Kind Tools for Courts and Schools
    The tools on AOLC provide cost effective and convenient programs to those in need of these programs. Fines are not working as deterrents the way we had hoped, so these learning punishments really can make a difference to keep your community safe.
  6. Innovative Programs
    Innovative programs that allow Judges, Mayors, and Magistrates to offer community protection in ways that had not been envisioned, and make those court systems a leader in modern technology innovation.
  7. Learn When You're Ready to Learn
    Affords the user the opportunity to take corrective learning classes not only at their pace, but when they are ready to learn, and avoids the dilemma of learning with others in a group setting that many are uncomfortable in.
  8. Designed for All Ages
    Learning programs that are geared from Juveniles to Senior Citizens and everything in between. Our experts present material in a manner that everyone can understand.
  9. Real-World Approach
    These courses are presented in normal settings, not fancy Hollywood settings with slick presenters, but real people from the streets of our cities and towns who are not academics, but practical application people with loads of experience.
  10. Lessons That Are Interesting, Informative, and Challenging
    Not too easy, not too hard, and measured learning. At the end of each program, life changing lessons are learned and people have a positive feeling about what they can do to lead very productive lives and be contributors to our society.