The National College of Business and Technology is a private, for-profit career college, with various campuses in Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Indiana and Ohio. National College focuses on preparing students for a career in the world of business through a variety of associate degree and diploma-granting academic and professional programs. The campus location in Nashville, Tennessee, is one of six Tennessee locations, also including Bartlett, Bristol, Knoxville, Madison, and Memphis.
Originally founded by J.A. Trimmer in 1886, National College grew out of Roanoke, Virginia as the National Business College. Since the late 1800s National College has seen many changes in the United States, and grew and adapted with the changing needs of the growing countries businesses. At the tail end of the 20th century seven new Virginia campuses were added, and in the 1990s the Kentucky College of Business and its six campuses also joined up with National. By 1991 National College had expanded to Nashville, Tennessee.
Located in the capital city of Tennessee, National College Nashville features not only classrooms, but state-of-the-art lab and laboratory facilities. Although set in a busy metropolitan city, National College Nashville works to provide a small campus community feel for its students. The Nashville campus’s awarding of associate degrees and diplomas is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, founded in 1912, and listed as a nationally recognized accrediting agency by the United States Department of Education and by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
At the core of National College’s mission is keeping its curriculum current to the ever-changing needs of business and industry. This is accomplished by appointing a Campus Advisory Board of local community representatives who come from area business, technical and government organizations. At National College, Nashville, students are offered associate degree programs in areas like business administration management, computer applications technology, business administration accounting, administrative office professional, information systems engineering and medical assisting. Non-degree-granting diploma programs include accounting, desktop support, medical office assistant, computerized office applications, pharmacy technician, and software applications specialist.