Anthem College – Irving is part of the Anthem Education Group. The school focuses on precisely what a student will need to enter a career in Healthcare or Technology, rather than prolonging an education with less essential materials. This group of schools works closely with working professionals to learn what they expect their employees to be able to know, and in turn help produce the curriculum that trains their future workforce.
Courses of study include the Dental Assistant program, in which students become acquainted with all of the skills necessary to help a dentist perform an excellent procedure, from prepping patients to administrative duties; the Massage Therapy program, in which students of an athletic bent who have a taste in biology and chemistry can hone their skills to provide relief for aching patients; the Medical Assistant program, in which students get used to the fast-paced and multi-faceted job of working in a doctor’s office or hospital; the Medical Front Office and Billing program, which prepares students for the administrative work of a medical business rather than for patient interaction; the Pharmacy Technician program, in which students learn how to assist a Pharmacist throughout the entire roster of duties; the Health Services Administration program which focuses on medical records, billing, and insurance along with giving students a background in healthcare laws and regulations; the Patient Care Technician program teaches Occupational Therapy, Radiology, and Respiratory and Geriatric skills in order to train students to provide the best possible care for their patients; the Computer Network Technician program prepares students to operate computer networks and how to maintain and upgrade business systems; and finally the Information Technology program shows students how to design business computer networks along with maintaining the entire infrastructure.
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Potential students need to contact the school directly and set up an appointment with a counselor to discuss possible career paths and which programs will suit the student’s needs. Afterwards the rest of the application process will be available to complete.
Federal and school-sponsored financial aid is available to all students who qualify. Students seeking federal assistance should complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Applicants may qualify for a Pell Grant (a need-based grant) and the FSEOG, a supplementary grant for students receiving the Pell yet who still cannot cover the costs of tuition. Federal loan programs like Stafford Loans – which may be subsidized or unsubsidized by the U.S. Government – and Plus Loans for the parents of students are also available. Additionally, the Anthem Education Group offers what is called the Institutional Loan Program (ILP) with varying interest rates which depend on the length of the loan. There is no fee for the processing of the ILP loans.
All students seeking financial aid must be formally enrolled in order to be considered and have all forms completed; the school will alert you if you need further documentation.
There are a number of options in Student Services to help ease students into campus life. For students having trouble adapting to the rigors of the coursework, tutoring services are offered free of charge, in both group and individual settings. Career Services are geared toward students who have completed their course of study and are looking to head out into the professional world. Career Services will help craft and polish resumes, as well as prep candidates for job interviews. To keep students from becoming too stressed during school terms, there are also activities to enjoy, everything from picnics and informal sporting events to other social gatherings.
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This Anthem branch is located in the city of Irving. Previously the home of the Dallas Cowboys (until 2008), Irving is the site of the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and sits equidistant between the two cities, all of which comprise one of the largest metropolitan areas in the state. Plenty of shopping and dining can be done in style in this area. Football fans can enjoy the Dallas Cowboys in their new location, as well as the Texas Rangers, who play at the Ballpark in nearby Arlington, just west of Irving.
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