CollegeAmerica is a private college offering career-oriented programs for the students. It offers academic programs that start every month so that the enrolled students can start and finish their degree plans quickly. The college offers online, on-campus, and hybrid programs. Campuses are located in Cheyenne, Wyoming; Denver, Colorado Springs, and Fort Collins, Colorado; and Flagstaff and Phoenix, Arizona. The Flagstaff campus was established in 2002 and features a computer lab, medical lab, a student lounge, a library, large classrooms, and school-wide wireless network.
Accreditation is granted by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
The Flagstaff campus offers Associates, Bachelors, and Masters degrees with the objective of preparing students for careers in the fields of healthcare and business management.
Associate degrees are available in Business, Graphic Arts, Healthcare, and Information Technology. The Associate of Applied Science degrees are offered in areas such as Business Management and Accounting, Graphic Arts, Computer Programming and Computer Technology and Networking. This degree is primarily designed to prepare students for entry-level jobs and the total program length is 20 months but can also be completed in 15 months.
Other degrees include the Associate of Occupational Studies degrees in Medical Specialties and Associate degree in Nursing.
Students may earn Bachelor of Sciences degrees in Business, Graphic Arts, Healthcare, and Information Technology. The areas of specialization offered are: Accounting, Business Administration, Graphic Arts, Web Design and Development, Health Information Management, Healthcare Administration, Nursing Administration, and Computer Science. The total program length for Bachelors degree is typically 30-36 months with some programs that can be completed in 20 months.
Masters degrees are offered in Business, Healthcare, and Information Technology. The degrees offered include Master in Business Administration and Master of Science. Students opting for the Master of Science degree program can specialize in Healthcare Administration, Nursing Administration, Nursing Education, Healthcare Informatics, and Information Systems. The total program length for Masters degree is typically 15 months.
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To seek admission students are required to schedule a visit at one of the college locations and fill up a career questionnaire. They are then asked to meet a Financial Planner with the objective of gathering information regarding the financial requirements and simplifying the financial aid process. Students are subsequently asked to meet with the Admissions Consultant who reviews the career goals and interests of the students and analyzes whether the college is the right fit for the student. The next steps in the admission process involve a campus tour, development of a personalized financial plan, and a meeting with the Director of Admissions.
All students seeking admission should have graduated from a high school or have completed their GED. Students are also required to provide transcripts or copies of their high school or GED.
International students are required to submit their original secondary school transcripts/national exam score report, certificates/provisional diplomas, two letters of recommendation, and a resume. They are also required to provide evidence of their proficiency in English by submitting their TOEFL/IELTS scores. Students are also supposed to provide a copy of their passport.
The financial aid office works to help students meet their educational expenses. The basic objective of providing financial aid is to bridge the gap between family resources and annual educational expenses of the students enrolled for various programs. Different financial aid programs available for the students are: grants, work-study opportunities, scholarships, and student loans.
Grants, Loans, and Federal Work-Study
The need-based grant options include the Federal Pell Grant and Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (SEOG). Students can avail various loan options such as Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Direct Student Loan (subsidized or unsubsidized), and Federal Parent PLUS loan. Students can also apply for work-study programs wherein they can seek in-campus and off-campus work-study positions.
To apply for financial aid, students are required to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the U.S. Department of Education. To be eligible for financial aid, students must be U.S citizens or eligible non-citizens. There is a priority deadline of June 30 to apply for the financial aid.
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The college provides numerous facilities for the students to make their learning experience meaningful. Textbooks are loaned to students and are distributed to the students through the college library. Laptops are also issued to the students to assist students with their coursework. Each campus of CollegeAmerica has a Learning Resources System featuring a library, bookroom, and a computer lab with Internet access.
Academic advising services are available to all the students and they can clarify any academic and personal concerns with the Dean/Associate Dean. Personal tutoring facility is available for students who need extra support beyond classroom. There are student lounges on all campuses. The student lounge is a smoke-free area designated for the students to enjoy themselves in between breaks.
Students can avail the services of the Career Services office at the end of their programs. The Career Services office provides valuable job search guidance to the students to help them get good placements.
There is no campus-based housing and students are required to make their own housing arrangements.
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The school offers free GED classes to help students prepare themselves for the GED credential. The GED classes offer free tutoring facility, individual attention, practice exams, study tools, and motivational support system for the students. The GED tutors help students devise a fast-track timeline for earning their GED credential.
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