Concorde Career College in North Hollywood has been training students for more than 40 years. The institution is a leading school in the healthcare profession in the state of California and offers 100% healthcare training; offering certificates as well as degrees in specialized areas.
As a vocational school, students will graduate with the skills needed to enter the healthcare field as quickly as possible. Select certificate programs can lead to employment in as little as nine months. The programs offered are for careers that are in high demand and the school tailors its courses to fit the needs of the marketplace in the healthcare field, so students receive the training and skills employers are looking for.
Training for an associate’s degree or certification in the medical field is usually short, quick and affordable, but that should not compromise the effectiveness of a good education. The programs all last under two years, with some only taking eight months to earn a certificate. The degrees typically take longer, with 17-20 months, and the vocational nurse program scheduled for up to 20 months of learning.
The school offers certificates in:
- Dental Assistant
- Medical Assistant
- Medical Office Administration
- Surgical Technology
- Vocational Nurse
Associate of Science degrees are offered in:
- Physical Therapist Assistant
- Respiratory Therapy
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Once a student graduates, the school offers the Graduate Employment Program. The purpose of the program is to assist the student in finding compatible employment in the field of healthcare.
The office of Graduate Employment offers assistance with cover letters, resume writing workshops and critiques, and provides individualized service to each student. The office also offers interviewing skills, providing feedback and suggestions on ways to improve their skills. Student receive as much information as possible to help them successfully move from academia to the marketplace. Career advisors work closely with students to assist them in finding a good match with their skills, talents and area of specialization. As a graduate, the student will have access to the Graduate Employment throughout their career. If the student moves to another city, the student may use the services of any Concorde Career College close to them.
The school is dedicated to providing the best highly trained individuals to the medical field and has therefore partnered with insurance companies, hospitals, physicians and other areas of the healthcare system to make sure that their students become part of the healthcare delivery service system as expeditiously as possible post graduation.
Students may apply for admission online, in person, or over the phone with an enrollment specialist. The enrollment specialist is equipped to handle any and all questions the student may have regarding the college as it relates to getting started. The enrollment specialist will provide the prospective student with a list of all documents needed, which in most cases is an official copy of high school transcripts, a GED, or equivalent. The student will need to complete and submit the application for admittance and turn it in along with other material for evaluation.
The college tries its best to recognize all previously earned credits, provided that they fall into the requirements for the student’s specific degree or program of studies. Students interested in applying may do so for the Fall or Spring semester; the application for admission period usually starts several months before the start of the semester. It is encouraged that all students apply early in order to secure their place for the semester they are hoping to enter. Undeclared major students are accepted as well and will complete the General Education Requirements until a major is declared.
As with any institution of higher learning, the college understands that not all students and all families can afford the hefty tuition fees of a degree-granting institution. Federal financial aid is available here; the FAFSA should be filed shortly after applying for admission for eligible students. Eligible students include US citizens as well as non-citizen students who meet certain criteria according to the US government. International students and students who may not cover all tuition and expenses through federal aid are encouraged to apply for the various scholarships and awards offered through the school.
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Unfortunately on-campus housing is not available. However, the college has established relationships with realtors in the community that can provide information for students in need of housing.
Accreditation is provided by the Accrediting Commission of Career School and Colleges (ACCSC).
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