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Concorde Career Colleges, Inc. is a private educational institution which specializes in healthcare training from a variety of different angles. The campus in Tampa, Florida in conveniently located near the Tampa International Airport and Highway I-275 right in the heart of Tampa.

The school offers certificate programs and two Associate of Science degrees, and programs take less than two years to complete, and as little as eight months. The school provides a great program for helping graduates find employment in the healthcare industry by preparing students for interviews and by working with advisors to network through the school’s established contacts in the industry.


This is a vocational school where students have time in a traditional classroom setting and lots of hands-on experience. Academic programs for earning a certificate include:

  • Dental Assistant Program—students will be trained in processing X-rays and other steps of preparing for procedures to be completed by the dentist
  • Medical Office Administration—in which students will learn how to become the link between an office and the insurance companies being billed along with learning about accounts payable, payroll and taxes, and computers
  • Patient Care Technician Program—assisting doctors in monitoring the progress of patients (includes taking blood work, helping with rehabilitation and more) is the focus of this program
  • Medical Assistant Program— students learn how to become a key player in the staff of any medical team – medical assistants perform a number of administrative tasks as well first aid procedures and CPR when necessary
  • Pharmacy Technician Program—students learn how to become an integral part of the team filling prescriptions
  • Surgical Technologist Program—in which students perform essential parts of the operation procedure (the CST credential is the next step)

Associate of Science Degrees are awarded in:

  • Respiratory Therapy Program—students train to be responsible for the life-support functions of patients on a daily basis
  • Nursing—Patient care, anatomy, pharmacology, and nutrition are just some of the subjects learned for this degree. Graduates will be able to work in hospitals and other health care facilities.

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Students interested in applying for admission to the Tampa campus can fill out a form online and wait for a representative to contact you with the necessary information. Much of the process is simplified when students log onto the campus home page, as representatives will greet interested parties live and offer advice and answer questions on the spot regarding the procedure. The admissions process is straightforward and easily completed, as opposed to many schools which will require lengthy applications as well as an interview and further paperwork. The college aims to move students into the classroom with as little hassle as possible, as there is little reason to waste time.

Financial Aid

Students who wish to attend are eligible for federal financial aid. Applicants should complete the FAFSA (the Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and include the Concorde code 015307. The Director of Finance at the Tampa campus, is available to answer questions for prospective students.

Students have the opportunity to potentially take advantage of Pell Grants and the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, both of which are offered to students in need and do not require student repayment. The latter, the FSEOG, is awarded typically to students who are already receiving a Pell Grant and are still unable to pay the tuition costs. Students may also receive a Perkins or Stafford Loan, which originate with the U.S. Government and are accompanied by low interest rates. Unless the loan is an unsubsidized Stafford Loan, interest will not begin to accrue until after a student has finished the coursework at this institution.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 2378th for the average student loan amount.
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The Tampa campus appeals to a variety of different people from different walks of life. Members of the U.S. Armed Forces who have finished their service may be attending classes, while students who have raised a family may be looking for more skills in a competitive marketplace. Students are typically focused on direct job placement and have the Career Services Office to help.

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Local Community

Students attending school in Tampa will benefit from the semi-tropical weather on a year-round basis in the second-largest metropolitan area in the state of Florida behind Miami. Consistently ranked one of the top cities for outdoor activities, Tampa and neighboring St. Petersburg have no shortage of beautiful beaches, excellent restaurants and nightlife options. Sports fans can take in the games of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (NFL) or Tampa Lightning (NHL) during the winter and spring months.


Accreditation is provided by the ACCSCT (the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology) to award associate’s degrees as well as certificates in a number of different disciplines. The ACCSCT is recognized by the U.S. Dept. of Education and dates back to 1967.

Information Summary

Ranks 116th in Florida and 3011th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest N/A N/A

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 1,555 0.46
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 28 0.01
Forcible Rape 58 0.02
Robbery 587 0.17
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 2,718 0.80
Larceny 7,042 2.07
Vehicle theft 633 0.19

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Tampa, FL 33607-4127
Surrounding communityLarge city (inside urban area, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population22,801 (22,801 urban / N/A rural)
Households9,376 (2.43 people per house)
Median Household Income$27,056
Families5,614 (3.12 people per family)

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAssociate's degree
Calendar SystemDiffers by program
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District1214

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Admission Details

Effective as of 2014-09-19
Application Fee RequiredN/A
Undergraduate Application FeeN/A
Graduate Application FeeN/A
First Professional Application FeeN/A
Applicants 171 (35 male / 136 female)
Admitted 171 (35 male / 136 female)
Admission rate 100%
First-time Enrollment 120 (24 male / 96 female)
FT Enrollment 120 (24 male / 96 female)
PT Enrollment N/A (N/A male / N/A female)
Total Enrollment454

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A / 
College Prep. CompletionN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
Other tests

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

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Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 4676th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $34,573 ($53,040 male / $23,991 female)
Number of FT Faculty 16 (1 male / 15 female)
Number of PT Faculty 30
FT Faculty Ratio 0.5 : 1
Total Benefits N/A

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Tampa, FL 33607-4127
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