Keiser University Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is a regionally accredited, for-profit, private four-year college located on Commercial Boulevard between Interstate 95 and Florida’s Turnpike. With a focus on career education, Keiser University Ft. Lauderdale offers students state-of-the-art facilities like spacious classrooms, computer and medical labs, a library with internet computer workstations, an auditorium, lounge areas, student services, a career center and on-site parking to help aid in success. Within the framework of Keiser’s hands-on, real-world based educational environment, students focus on only one class at a time during four week intervals. This innovative approach to learning allows students to focus on one subject at a time, and achieve academic results measurable by a final exam. This approach combined with small class sizes allows the faculty and staff to truly devote resources, time, and facilities to individual student instruction. In order to make room in the schedules of working adults for study, Keiser offers classes during the daytime, in the evening, and online. Other Keiser University campuses are located in Daytona Beach, Jacksonville, Kendall, Lakeland, Melbourne, Orlando, Pembroke Pines, Port St. Lucie, Sarasota, Tallahassee, Tampa and West Palm Beach.
At Keiser University students may earn graduate degrees, bachelor degrees, associate degrees, or enroll in certificate programs. Programs are offered in many exciting career fields, including health care, business, computers and technology, culinary arts, education and legal studies. Graduate degree programs include doctor of philosophy in educational leadership, master of business administration, master of arts in criminal justice, and master of science in education. Associate degrees fall under three broad categories: computers & technology, business associate of arts, and nursing and allied health associate of science degrees, with a range of specific degree grating programs in each. Students interested in studying online should contact Keiser University directly to inquire about specific programs’ online availability. After completion of a degree or career program, students are assisted by the active advisory board in making contacts, and finding job prospects with industry experts, community leaders, University alumni, faculty and staff.
Keiser University Ft. Lauderdale is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Commission for Independent Education to award certificates and degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, masters and doctoral levels. Additionally, the medical assisting program is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools; the medical laboratory technician program by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS); the radiologic technology program by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology; the occupational therapy assistant program by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA); the physical therapist assistant program by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) of the American Physical Therapy Association; the physician assistant program by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc; the diagnostic medical sonography program by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP); and the nursing program is approved by the Florida Board of Nursing.
The Bachelor of Arts degree in Professional Accounting is a 123 credit hour degree program that includes courses in business law, financial management and managerial accounting. The degree prepares students for the Certified Public Accounting examination in the state of Florida.
The Criminal Justice Bachelor’s Degree program at Keiser is a 120 credit hour program that includes courses in criminology, introduction to law enforcement and technology and crime. The main objectives of the program is to develop students’ ability to understand procedures used by law enforcement and to develop the ability to think critically.
The Nursing Program at Keiser University is designed for registered nurses. Prerequisites for this program include a proof of a current license to practice nursing in the US. Courses include crises intervention, community nursing and nursing leadership and management.
The Homeland Security Associates degree is a 60 credit hour course that goes over the major actions of Homeland Security including domestic and international terrorism, sociology and cyber-terrorism.
The Associate in Fire Science program includes courses such as fire prevention practice, blueprint reading and firefighting tactics and strategy. The 36 credit hour course will teach students to conduct proper fire scene investigation and give students an understanding of crisis management.
The Associate of Science in Aquatic Engineering Technology offered at Keiser Online has courses in electrical, lighting and filtration technologies and overall pool operation strategies.