Anthem Institute was first established in 1965 in Phoenix, Arizona. In the 1980s new management wanted to expand and provide opportunities in other fields of study and in other locations, leading to several more campuses across the nation. The school’s primary goal is to give students the education they need to become a professional in their desired career.
Anthem’s educational programs are developed along with assistance from employers in the community at large. The employers provide information regarding what they are looking for in potential employees and the talents and skills they desire. The course of study is then developed to meet the expectations of the employer to ensure graduates are ready to effectively enter the workforce.
The North Brunswick, New Jersey campus was established in 1996 as a means to help members of the community by increasing their job skills and allowing them to acquire the education and training needed to provide themselves with a solid career.
In order to accomplish that goal then and now, programs are offered in the areas of technology and nursing. Depending on the student’s field of study, diplomas or associate degrees are awarded at graduation. Current programs available include:
- Computer Networking & Security
- Graphic Design and Animation
- Massage Therapy
- Medical Assistant
- Medical Billing & Coding
- Patient Care Technician
- Surgical Technologist
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Students interested in taking classes are encouraged to visit the admissions office to get any questions or concerns answered. There are admissions representatives assigned to every student interested in enrolling in the school. The admissions representative will walk the prospective student through each step of the enrollment process and the student must submit all required documents such as high school transcripts or a GED certificate. After the student has applied for admissions, the student should immediately apply for financial aid if needed.
Enrollment for those in the military is easy and may be completed online or in person. This may be done individually or with the help of an admissions representative. The representative will work with the potential student in obtaining approval from the military to attend Anthem. All military students may take advantage of Anthem’s Military Aid, federal financial aid and career service assistance. The GI Bill is available to help all interested military students. In addition to the GI Bill, other financial resources are available to assist with the cost of attending school.
Financial assistance is offered to students to help with the costs of attending college. Students may apply for federal grants and loans. The school also offers its own student loan program. Federal Pell Grants are given to undergraduate students who qualify. Unlike student loans, the Pell Grant does not have to be paid back. This grant is given based on financial need.
Federal direct loans are available from the government. These loans come in two forms: direct subsidized loans and direct unsubsidized loans. The difference in the loans is that the government pays the interest rate on a subsidized loan and the student is responsible for paying the interest on an unsubsidized loan.
Institutional loans in the form of the ILP program is designed to give students an alternative to federal loans and to provide a second source of funding if needed. All funding received by all students must be applied towards students expenses.
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Student Services is dedicated to assisting students while pursuing their academic and personal goals. This office serves as the foundation for extra support and guidance.
The Career Services office assists students with writing cover letters and resumes, interviewing and training, and preparation and networking assistance. Career Services also provides mentoring services that involve professional development, communication, interpersonal skills, and business etiquette.
Academic tutoring, course scheduling, and advisement are also available through Student Services. In addition to focusing on the academic needs of the student body, Student Services likes to engage students in social and cultural activities by hosting parties, volunteer activities and theme days.
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Instructors who have real-life on-the-job experience in the fields that they teach are employed by this campus. These instructors are able to teach with knowledge and passion because they have been where it is that their students wish to go. The instructors are able to bring real-life situations to the classroom and apply terms, theories, and practices based on a wealth of knowledge and experience.
The North Brunswick campus is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools & Colleges (ACCSC) and the Surgical Technician program is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).
Justine Ventimiglia graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Michigan – Dearborn. Currently residing in a 1950’s modest ranch in Metro Detroit, she enjoys researching and writing about Mid Century Modern furniture and decor as she works on restoring her home and documenting the process.