Located in Greenacres, Florida, Keiser Career College is a private, for-profit, 2-year career education institution. Featuring opportunities for students of all ages to engage in hands-on training in health care and technological fields, Keiser Career College prioritizes helping its students earn certificates, diplomas, and associate degrees in one to two years. By carefully planning course schedules, and offering both day and evening classes, students are able to work around their existing job-related or family commitments to attend Keiser Career College. Once known as C.C.T.I., the current Keiser Career College was acquired by Arthur and Belinda Keiser in 1994. The name was officially changed in 2002, and Keiser Career College was approved to grant associate degrees. Since that time the school has grown to include campuses all around the state of Florida. The Greenacres Main Campus of Keiser Career College is one of five total locations, including Jacksonville, Miami Lakes, St. Petersburg, and New Port Richey.
Students at Keiser Career College Greenacres have the opportunity to earn associate degrees in exciting career areas like computer networking with emerging technologies, emergency medical services, massage therapy, medical assisting, pharmacy technology, spa management and surgical technology. Diplomas and certificates are awarded in the fields of computer networking with emerging technologies, paramedic, EMT-B paramedic, massage therapy, medical assisting, medical billing and coding, paramedical esthetician (advanced medical skin care specialist), pharmacy technology, and practical nurse.
The Greenacres main campus and branch campuses’ many associate degree, diploma and certificate programs are accredited by various organizations, including the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology (ACCSCT). It is licensed by the Commission for Independent Education (CIE). The medical assisting and the associate of science degree in surgical technology programs are accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools; the practical nursing program is accredited by the Florida Board of Nursing; the massage therapy program is approved by the Florida Board of Massage Therapy; and the Florida Department of Health Bureau of Emergency medical Services approves Keiser Career College to offer emergency medical technician basic and paramedic training.
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Prospective students applying to Keiser Career College will be assessed on their projected ability to successfully complete their intended program of study. The faculty and administration department work together to assess applicants’ potential. Enrollment processes should be completed far ahead of the student’s desired start date. Each particular program of study may have separate entrance requirements, so students should plan to meet with an Admissions Coordinator prior to applying.
All applicants must submit a high school transcript or diploma verifying date of graduation, or, record of GED completion, or, proof of graduation from a foreign institution. Home schooled students must submit proper state credentials. All applicants will also be required to take an entrance examination, and provide SAT or ACT results.
International students are welcome to apply to the Greenacres Main Campus of Keiser Career College. Currently, M-1 visas are accepted for students enrolling in diploma programs and F-1 visas for student enrolling in associate degree programs. English language fluency is a prerequisite for admission at Keiser Career College. Students will be asked to provide proof in the form of a successfully completed diploma, degree, or TOEFL examination of their English language proficiency.
Students wishing to receive Financial Aid while at Keiser Career College Greenacres must begin by filling out the FAFSA, or “Free Application for Federal Students Aid.” For assistance and planning guidance students should refer to the Financial Services Administrator on campus, accessible by appointment. For those who qualify, a variety of loans, grants, and work-study opportunities are available. Students interested in applying for non-need-based or academic scholarships should refer to the Financial Services Administrator for more information.
Keiser Career College Greenacres is considered a small school, with just over 1,500 students currently enrolled, located in a large town setting. While just over half of all students study full time, over 90% of students receive some type of financial aid whether federal, state, local or private. The student body is predominately made up of female students, and well over half the student body’s race/ethnicity is either African-American or Hispanic. Currently all students at Keiser Career College are Florida residents studying in-state.
Students at Keiser Career College Greenacres enjoy many student services, including an employment assistance department. Current students, alumni, and employers all have access to the Online Career Center via the College Central Network. The Student Services Department is available to assist students in their search for employment post-graduation. Students and alumni are offered the chance to build career development skills, improve their resumes, and receive valuable advice from their professional Career Placement Officer.
All new and transfer students are encouraged to take the opportunity to attend a student orientation where they will be introduced to staff, the Keiser Career College organization, and receive assistance planning their academic schedules. Throughout the new student orientation, students will be briefed on rules and regulations, be taught valuable study techniques and advice, and learn about academic standards and available campus counseling.
Students at Keiser Career College Greenacres are provided with academic counseling and advising, and may choose to meet with faculty, the Dean of Academic Affairs, Financial Aid Officers, or the Vice President to receive advice on, or merely discuss, their educational goals and possibilities. Many students also use academic advising as a means to make valuable community contacts with organizations and agencies that satisfy their personal and professional needs.
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