Virginia College, a school with 26 different locations throughout the South, helps students take their lives in exciting new directions. Virginia College provides both on-campus and online degree programs that can help students feel confident in their skills and training.
Virginia College’s goal is to help students begin rewarding and fulfilling careers by providing them with the skills and training they need to succeed.
Classes Start February 17th, 2016
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The Accounting Specialist Program is designed to meet the needs of those students who work in the accounting field or who are presently employed and want to complete additional accounting courses beyond the diploma level. As a student in this program, you'll prepare for positions such as accounting clerk, accounts payable/receivable specialists, personal income tax clerks, collection clerks, or professional bookkeepers. You'll find a special emphasis placed on combining accounting theory and practice with the microcomputer with advanced computerized accounting classes. Upon graduation, you will be encouraged to sit for the Certified Bookkeeper (CB) national certification.
All programs not available in the following states: Arkansas, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico
Associates Degree Programs are not available in Minnesota
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Are you interested in a career in business but not sure where to start? Do you have some skills that may be useful, but want to work toward reaching your full potential in the world of business? Would you like to gain the skills in the basics of business so that you can obtain an entry level job in an organization with the option of returning to school to earn a bachelor degree?
Then Virginia College's Associate of Science in Business Administration program is right for you. You will gain a comprehensive understanding of management principles and business-oriented computer and interpersonal skills. Course work includes fundamentals of business, management and finance, critical thinking, project planning and implementation, and communication.
With your associate degree, you will be able to seek employment in basic management and administrative roles, including office manager, administrative assistant, management trainee, project assistant, or office support specialist.
Take the next step. Request more information now about this dynamic program. Learn more about the classes you will take and how they could benefit you in your career. Remember, Virginia College offers you practical, real-world education in a supportive learning environment.
The Human Resource Management program is designed to prepare human resource professionals to deal with the complexities and challenges of managing today's workforce. The courses show you how to help in the professional development of men and women in the field of human resources. You'll prepare to work in such settings as business, industry, government, and nonprofit organizations and institutions. You'll learn to handle disputes, grievances, discipline, and dismissals while you acquire the skills you'll need to work with a variety of people in various work settings. Want an exciting job where every day is different? Request for more information now and learn more!
Healthcare Reimbursement focuses on the fundamentals of medical office protocol with specialized training in the areas you will need for a job in this growing field.
As a Virginia College student, you'll be prepared for entry-level positions in the medical field related to reimbursement procedures. You'll learn the fundamentals of medical office protocol and get specialized training in Current Procedural Terminology (CPT), International Classification of Diseases (ICD), and Health Care Financing Administration Common Procedural Coding System (HCPCS).
In addition to your classroom experiences, you will also serve an externship for on-the-job training. You'll be supervised by a physician, nurse, or health services professional and learn the billing and coding process from the working perspective.
This program is designed for the individual who wishes to complete a health-based interdisciplinary, bachelor of science degree on a full-time or part-time basis for upward career mobility, or to respond to employer requests for broadened health-services skills. The BS in Health Services Management degree will support an expanded professional role with stronger communication skills, enhanced assessment skills, and the ability to better understand and respond to an increasingly diverse community. A maximum of 90 credits can be transferred. Graduates may find mid-level management positions in healthcare organizations including hospitals, physician practices, ambulatory care centers, and home health agencies.
In response to the needs of the healthcare industry, graduates of this program should be able to:
Human resource management majors gain the flexibility to apply their skills in a variety of management settings. While enrolled in this program of study, you will focus on the various aspects of the recruitment, selection, training, and development of employees within an organization. After graduating from this program, you can expect to be qualified to enter entry-level positions within a human resource department. The core classes in human resource management-related fields are complemented by general education offerings that add breadth and depth to the curriculum.
Upon successful completion of this program, you should be able to:
The Private Sector Accounting bachelor degree program is designed for those students who are looking for a career in the in-demand field of accounting. As a graduate from this program, you will be able to pursue a career in private industry, working in such areas as financial accounting, cost accounting, budget accounting, or internal auditing. The program also prepares you for a career in governmental or not-for-profit accounting positions. The course work gives you a thorough understanding of accounting theory and emphasizes your ability to apply the advanced accounting theories you learn in real-world situations.
According to IAAP, the premier association for administrative professionals, administrative professionals need a wide base of knowledge ranging from technical skills to expert communication abilities. Virginia College’s Administrative Assistant program is designed to prepare students with the skills needed in organization, planning, information distribution, and administration and to get you into the job market quickly. This program emphasizes Microsoft Office and includes courses in Microsoft Word and Excel, as well as helpful tools needed to become a well-rounded and qualified professional, skilled to manage the day-to-day administrative needs of any office environment.
Upon successful graduation from this program, graduates should be able to
· demonstrate practical proficiency in the basic application of current office software including word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation development;
· utilize the Internet, e-mail, and basic PC knowledge;
· implement basic accounting procedures in an office environment;
· understand basic business operations;
· write and type professional business documents;
· type at an acceptable industry speed; and
· coordinate a job search.
Now you can prepare for great opportunities in the dynamic field of cosmetology. If you are creative, enjoy working with people, and like working with hair, nails and skincare, you can turn your interests into a rewarding career. Top artists can earn good incomes in beauty-industry careers.
You'll learn about:
This program prepares students for a diversified, intensive education in food preparation. Students receive hands-on realistic training. It is designed to provide learning experiences that offer students a solid background of practical training, and ensures that students are instructed in fundamental, intermediate, and advanced culinary arts along with a real-world externship under the direction of certified chefs.
The Customer Service Professional program provides rapid readiness for a variety of jobs in customer-facing roles. The program emphasizes competencies such as listening, analyzing information, adaptability, teamwork, social skills, and self-management that are highly prized by today’s employers. In addition, students will learn hospitality and contact center customer service specialty skills.
· communicate effectively in a manner appropriate for the customer service setting;
· assess customer needs;
· describe typical products, services, and organizational structures related to his/her selected specialty area(s);
· demonstrate short- and long-term customer care skills including problem solving and empathy;
· handle challenging people and situations;
· demonstrate an ability to set and achieve personal goals through self-management; and
Medical Assistants perform both administrative and clinical duties, reporting directly to an office manager, physician, or other health practitioner.
Your training will focus on examining room procedures, obtaining vital signs and medical histories, performing routine laboratory procedures, sterilizing and maintaining equipment, and the proper techniques for administering medications as directed by the physician. You'll also learn to handle administrative duties.
In addition to training from instructors with real-world experience, you will also complete an externship in a physician's office, clinic or related healthcare facility under the supervision of a physician, nurse, or health services professional.
Medical Billing & Coding focuses on the fundamentals of medical office protocol with specialized training in the areas you will need for a job in this growing field. As a Virginia College student, you'll be prepared for entry-level positions in the medical field related to reimbursement procedures. You'll learn the fundamentals of medical office protocol and get specialized training in Current Procedural Terminology (CPT), International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM), and Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS).
The Network Technician program is designed to prepare students for a technical career in the Information Teachnology field. Courses provide hands-on learning experiences to prepare future graduates with a solid background of practical training directly related to the computer/network service job markets. Students receive instruction on how to operate, install, configure, troubleshoot, upgrade, and maintain PCs and computer networks as well as basic network security.
This program helps prepare the students for the CompTIA A+, Network+, and Security+ Office Specialist (MOS) certification.
The sales field is a high demand industry for the trained professional. Successful sales ability involves both skills and processes that can be learned. In this program you will learn to communicate effectively, from writing great sales proposals and preparing winning pitches through persuasive delivery and making the most of objections. Technological tools such as smartphones, the Internet, and social networking have greatly increased both the reach and power of today’s sales professionals. The appropriate use of technology and superior communication skills will be a recurring theme throughout the program.
· develop both relationship and product-selling strategies;
· determine customer needs and create value with consultative strategies;
· develop and qualify a prospect base;
· manage sales information;
· maintain a professional image; and
Do you love to make others more beautiful? You can turn your creativity and passion into a rewarding career that's fun and flexible...as a hair stylist, hair designer, nail expert, or skin care specialist.
A career doing what you love starts here--in the cosmetology program at Virginia College*. And it's more than just "hair school!" Our expert instructors have real-world experience. And students have an opportunity to start building a client list working in our student-run salons!
Do you want a career in which you can help people feel better while improving your own job outlook? Then the exciting new Pharmacy Technician program at Virginia College could be perfect for you.
Pharmacy technicians work with licensed pharmacists, helping with patient consultations, counter dispensing operations, and prescription preparation. You may work in a retail pharmacy, stocking and keeping inventory of prescriptive and over-the-counter medications. You might also maintain patient medication records, count or pour medications into dispensing containers, and manage the cash register.
In hospitals, you could perform many of the same duties but have other responsibilities, including assembling medications for each patient, repackaging medications, preparing commercially-unavailable medications, and delivering medications to patient rooms.
Today, massage therapy is being used as a means of treating painful ailments, decompressing tired and overworked muscles, reducing stress, rehabilitating sports injuries, and promoting general health. Clients may seek massage for medical benefit or for relaxation purposes, and there is a wide range of massage treatment available to meet these distinct needs. Massage therapists can specialize in over 80 different types of massage, called modalities. Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, reflexology, acupressure, sports massage, and neuromuscular massage are just a few of the many approaches to massage therapy.
Massage therapists work in an array of settings both private and public: private offices, studios, hospitals, nursing homes, fitness centers, sports medicine facilities, airports, and shopping malls, for example. Some massage therapists also travel to clients' homes or offices to provide a massage. It is not uncommon for full-time massage therapists to divide their time among several different settings, depending on the clients and locations scheduled.
In the Therapeutic Massage programs at Virginia College, you will only take courses that pertain to your success in the workforce. Do not worry if you are not already skilled in these areas. That is why you are coming to school! We are experienced in giving students the training they need to become successful in their chosen careers.
The Patient Care Technician program is designed to prepare graduates to work as an entry-level Patient Care Technician in a clinic, hospital, wound care center, or as a Certified Nursing Assistant in long-term care facility. Graduates will demonstrate competencies in vital sign measurement, perform CPR and first aid, assist in medical examinations, and administer electrocardiograms (EKGs), basic laboratory procedures, and phlebotomy. Graduates will also demonstrate minimal competencies for providing skilled nursing care to elderly patients and clients as set forth in standards by the state health department. Students are provided instruction in such areas as their role as a member of the healthcare team, communications skills, personal patient care skills, selected nursing procedures, and infection control and safety.
Upon successful graduation from this program, the graduate should be able to:
CDL COMBINATION TRUCK DRIVER TRAINING CDL-A Clock Hours Required = 160
The CDL Combination Truck Driver Training program provides the student with the skills and knowledge necessary to acquire a State-issued CDL-A class license (Commercial Driver’s License) in Alabama. The course includes training on industry standards along with a focus on federal and State regulations, industrial relations, safe operating procedures, load limits, and securement and completion of required records, log books, and forms. Classroom lectures emphasize CDL permit preparation, general knowledge, air brake systems, combination vehicles, operating practices, State rules, regulations, and guidelines as outlined by Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR). On-the-road operating practices are integrated into the development of driving skills and safety. The course will familiarize students with in-cab instrumentations and controls, along with the performance of pre-trip inspections, field exercise maneuvers as required by the State of Alabama, and safe driving in controlled environments. Students who demonstrate safe driving control develop their driving skills under actual one-on-one road conditions. Students who complete the program receive a Commercial Driver Training A-Class Certificate
CDL STRAIGHT TRUCK DRIVER TRAINING CDL-B Clock Hours Required = 80
The CDL Straight Truck Driver Training program provides the student with the skills and knowledge necessary to acquire a State-issued CDL-B class license (Commercial Driver’s License) in Alabama. The course includes training on industry standards along with a focus on federal and State regulations, industrial relations, safe operating procedures, load limits, and securement and completion of required records, log books, and forms. Classroom lectures emphasize CDL permit preparation, general knowledge, air brake systems, operating practices, State rules, regulations, and guidelines as outlined by Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR). On-the-road operating practices are integrated into the development of driving skills and safety. The course will familiarize students with in-cab instrumentations and controls, along with the performance of pre-trip inspections, field exercise maneuvers as required by the State of Alabama, and safe driving in controlled environments. Students who demonstrate safe driving control develop their driving skills under actual one-on-one road conditions. Individuals who complete the program receive a Commercial Driver Training B-Class Certificate.
Complete your training in as little as one year.
The Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration (HVACR) program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely install, troubleshoot, and repair equipment used in the home and light commercial HVACR industry. This program also includes preparation for the following certification examinations: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certification, Industry Competency Exams (ICE), and North American Technician Excellence (NATE) certification.
Upon graduation from this program, graduates should be able to:
• Isolate malfunctions in heating, air conditioning, heat pump, and refrigeration systems and troubleshoot to determine and repair system problems;
• Service and repair home and light commercial heating, cooling, and ventilation systems;
• Design, fabricate, and install ductwork to provide proper airflow in heating and cooling systems;
• Service and repair commercial refrigeration equipment including ice machines, coolers, freezers, and commercial transportation refrigeration systems;
• Develop professional and ethical practices in the HVACR field, with a positive attitude and strong customer service skills.
Licensed by Mississippi State Board of Massage Therapy, license #0709.
Want a nursing career for all the right reasons? Do you value the opportunity to offer the best patient care?
Then the new Nursing degree program at Virginia College is for you! This associate degree in nursing program gives you the strongest possible knowledge, skills and abilities to allow you to provide safe, effective care in your nursing career.
Successful nursing program graduates will be eligible to apply for licensure with a state board of nursing.
As with all Virginia College programs, at our nursing school:
Your success is our primary goal...success in class and success once you enter your nursing career.
If you want to become a nurse for all the right reasons, then the new Nursing program at Virginia College is the right choice.
The exciting degree in 3D Imaging and Animation will give students a strong foundation in the fundamentals of artistic design, story development, project management, digital content creation, and portfolio development. It will also offer the student an advanced skill set in 3D modeling, character design, animation, and video game simulation. This dynamic bachelor's degree program is carefully tailored toward producing an advanced and versatile 3D artist who is marketable to a wide range of employment opportunities.
Dental Assistant - Diploma
Your Career in Dental Assisting Starts Here
Our Dental Assistant diploma program can provide you with the relevant training, knowledge and skills you'll need to assist dentists with patient care. The program is designed to help graduates become well-rounded members of the dental team — in the exam room and at the receptionist desk. Other features of this program include:
And, with this program, you'll be able to enter the job market in as little as nine months after completing school!
What Dental Assistants Do
The duties of a dental assistant are diverse, designed to support the dentist and include performing a range of daily activities such as:
Dental assistants often perform administrative duties to help maintain an efficient, productive dental office. Your training will include classes in dental office procedures such as taking inventory, managing patient records and communicating verbally and through written correspondence.
Get Training for Dental Assistant Jobs
Qualified graduates from this program may be eligible to complete the mandatory Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) short course approved by the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners (TSBDE). This course includes certification to perform radiologic procedures. Upon successful completion of TSBDE-approved RDA short course and registration process, graduates will be qualified to take x-rays in a dentist's office. Certification or licensure examinations vary by location. Please see the campus course catalog to determine which certification or licensure exam(s) may be available at your campus location.
You'll Get Hands-on Experience
An 11-week externship is part of this Dental Assistant curriculum. You'll be supervised by a dentist or other dental professional and learn in a real workplace setting while getting on-the-job training.
Getting Dental Assisting Jobs after Graduation
Virginia College graduates not only develop the skills to do the job, but also the skills to get the job. Our Career Services team helps with career planning and placement assistance throughout your time at Virginia College. This team can help you generate job leads, prepare your for interviews, review your resume and more.
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Learn more about this rewarding career and how the Dental Assistant diploma program at Virginia College can help launch it! Complete the Request More Information form today.
It is hard to imagine a more rewarding medical career than respiratory therapy. With the skills you will acquire in this exciting new two-year program at Virginia College, you will learn to provide oxygen therapy, assist with breathing, and support patients who are unable to breathe on their own. Respiratory Therapists administer medications that help alleviate breathing problems and treat lung infections. They also teach breathing techniques to patients in rehabilitation centers and conduct asthma and smoking cessation programs. In addition, Respiratory Therapists provide home care to patients who cannot travel to a medical site by demonstrating the operation of ventilators and other life-support systems.
Respiratory therapists are integral members of the healthcare team? You can be, too! Learn more about this vital career choice today. Our admissions associates will be happy to discuss the requirements for entry into the program and help you make the best choice for your medical career future.
Cisco Systems is the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet. Cisco's networking solutions connect people, computing devices, and computer networks, allowing people to access or transfer information without regard to differences in time, place, or type of computer system.
Virginia College's Cisco Network Associate Diploma Program prepares you for a technical career working with networks and Cisco routers. It's designed to give you a solid background of practical, hands-on training that's directly related to design and troubleshooting of network installations. You'll learn to work with local and wide area networks and to troubleshoot problems in those networks as well as how to operate, install, configure, troubleshoot, upgrade, and maintain microcomputers. And you'll get experience in configuring, subnetting, and troubleshooting Cisco routers and switches...all skills in high demand in today's high-tech world.
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Financial Aid for Virginia College's online programs is available for those who qualify. There are many types of financial aid including: Scholarships, Pell grants and student loans.
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