Established in 1975, Heald College-Concord is a private 2-year career college that offers diplomas, certificates and associate’s degrees. Heald College holds regional accreditation. This is of great value to students because credits earned can most likely be transferred if they decide to pursue a bachelor’s degree at a college that accepts Heald credits.
HC-C has a long-standing presence in the community and offers options to earn a certificate, diploma, or associate degree in healthcare, business, and legal and technology. Classes are offered during the day, evening, and part-time.
For those who are compassionate and have good communication and multi-tasking skills, healthcare jobs may be a good choice. Students have the option of pursuing a variety of healthcare certificates, diplomas, or associate’s degrees, including programs such as Dental Assisting, Medical Assisting and Pharmacy Technology.
The school offers approximately seven business programs. These include Accounting, Business Administration, Construction Management, Entrepreneurship, Hospitality and Tourism, Office Skills, Sales and Marketing and Software Technologies. If a student’s interest lies in business, HC-C is a great choice. Examples of the following educational options are available:
Associate in Applied Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting
Diploma in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting
Second Associate in Applied Science degree in Business Accounting
Certificate of Completion in Business Accounting
Also offered are legal programs in Criminal Justice and Paralegal. Therefore, the college is a suitable place for those who are looking for legal career opportunities such as criminal investigator, customs agent, insurance investigator, and corrections officer.
If a student is a computer-savvy person with good analytical and problem-solving skills looking to pursue a career in the technology field, Heald Concord might offer a good career path for just such a student.
Please note programs may vary per term.
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Career Planning Tool
The school offers a Career Planning Tool to assist students who may be uncertain about which program they’d like to pursue. Students are encouraged to take advantage of Heald College’s Career Test Tool. By identifying their interests, the Career Test Tool help students better identify their potential careers and jobs that might suit their personality.
There are several steps to take in the admission process. The steps are as follows:
1. Each prospective student’s first step is to schedule an appointment to meet with an admissions advisor at the college to complete an initial interview. At the meeting the student will discuss their interests, education, and experience. A campus tour will be provided as part of the interview. If they desire, parents are allowed to attend these interviews.
2. Prospective students must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent
3. An application is to be completed
4. Prospective students must pass the entrance examination(s) required for the desired program of study.
5. Additionally, the admissions advisor must recommend the student to the campus president.
HC-C offers financial aid to those students who need assistance with paying for expenses like tuition, fees, books and living expenses. Those students who qualify are encouraged to apply. Some of the federal, state, and private financial aid programs available include scholarships, loans, grants, work study, employer reimbursement, payment plans and veteran education benefits. Deadlines are applicable, and satisfactory academic progress may be a requirement in order to be eligible for some financial assistance programs.
Located in Commercial Circle, HC-C is a great place to go to school. It is conveniently located in a 66,000 square-foot facility with free parking and also accessible by public transportation. In line with its goals of promoting professionalism, on select days there is a Dress for Success policy.
Students have everything at their convenience to encourage a wonderful campus environment. Campus amenities include a multi-purpose conference center that is wireless and a learning resource center that features a library and a computer lab. Additional benefits include Wi-Fi availability throughout the campus, a student lounge with food service, on site bookstore, a dental lab, a dark room for x-ray development and sterilization and materials lab.
The college does not offer on-campus housing. For those desiring housing, apartments and houses are located near the school.
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At Heald, the goals are to not only prepare student for a rewarding career, but to also help students advance their careers. Therefore, the college has worked over the years to expand their scope to better meet the growing demand for qualified Healthcare, Business, and Legal and Technology graduates. The school has an outstanding reputation with local employers that has earned them an outstanding presence in the community. With this strong background and connection to the community, the career services team helps students make the transition from college to the workplace as quickly and easily as possible. The school’s relationships with employers in the community gives their graduates a head start to finding the career they want. Some employers that have hired graduates include Bank of America, Kaiser Permanente, Chevron Corp, H&R Block, Health Care Management Systems, Nielsen Media Research and Washington Mutual.
Career Assistance for Life
The college wants to help their students’ journey from college to the workplace a seamless transition. Therefore, they provide job placement assistance to their students when they graduate. Whether it’s finding full-time or part-time work in their respective field of study, HC-C is committed to providing career services assistance to their graduates. Another thing to note is that career services assistance is a life time commitment to their graduates. This means from graduation to retirement, career services assistance are provided to their graduates whenever they need it.
Brooke Bright graduated with her Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. She currently resides with her family in Northern Illinois. When she is not chasing her two sons around you can find her organizing something or reading a mystery novel.