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Charter College

Charter College

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Overview

Founded in 1985, Charter College is a system of private, independent colleges offering career training programs to students living across the West Coast. As of 2015, Charter College has 12 locations in three different states -- four in California, six in Washington, and two in Alaska. The school offers both degree and non-degree programs in business, criminal justice, healthcare, hospitality, legal studies, veterinary studies and several skilled trades. Charter College also offers an online master's degree in business administration. In addition to its campus locations, some of Charter's programs offer blended and online learning tracks.

Charter College is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools.

Points of Distinction

  • Associate, bachelor's and master's degrees, along with non-degree certification programs available
  • Flexible full-time or part-time schedule of day and evening classes
  • Blended and online learning formats available
  • Accelerated programs allow quick completion of programs
  • State-of-the-art equipment
  • Offers college credit for work experience

Faculty

Faculty members at Charter College are working professionals who bring a wealth of practical knowledge to the classroom. Instructors are hired based on their ability to motivate students, as well as their work experience and educational credentials. Faculty members are required to provide industry-current, career-based instruction to their students. Curriculum is comprised of classroom lectures and hands-on training experiences.

Student Life

Charter College's campus locations are commuter-based and do not provide student housing. Students are able to maintain their commitments outside of school by taking advantage of Charter's flexible day, evening, and online class schedules. The college offers accelerated learning tracks which allow students to complete some certificate/diploma programs in as little as nine months, some associate degrees in nine months, and some bachelor's degrees in 12 months. The online M.B.A can be completed in nine months. Students with prior work experience may be able to apply it toward some of their credits. Job fairs, career coaching, interview preparation and job placement assistance are provided by the Career Services Department.

Sources:

  1. Home Page, Charter College, http://www.chartercollege.edu/
  2. About Charter, Charter College, http://www.chartercollege.edu/charter_college_about_us
  3. Accreditation, Charter College, http://www.chartercollege.edu/about-charter/accreditation
  4. http://www.chartercollege.edu/locations/location-map
  5. Locations, Charter College, http://www.chartercollege.edu/locations/location-map
  6. Charter Advantage, Charter College, http://www.chartercollege.edu/charter-advantage
  7. Programs, Charter College, http://www.chartercollege.edu/programs
  8. College Credit for Experience, Charter College, http://www.chartercollege.edu/charter-advantage/college-credit-experience
  9. Career Services, Charter College, http://www.chartercollege.edu/charter-advantage/student-resources/career-services

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Programs of Study

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(Note: Not all programs are necessarily available at all locations.)

Business And Management

  • Business Management Practice
  • Computerized Accounting
  • Business Management and Accounting
  • Business Management and Technology
  • Computerized Bookkeeping
  • Computerized Accounting Specialist
  • Business Management and Accounting: Concentration in Business Applications
  • Business Management and Accounting: Concentration in Business Management Practice
  • Business Management and Accounting: Concentration in Computerized Accounting
  • Business Management and Technology: Concentration in Business Applications
  • Business Management and Technology: Concentration in Business Management Practice
  • Business Management and Technology: Concentration in Computerized Accounting

Computer Science And Engineering

  • Computer Science: Concentration in Business Applications
  • Computer Science: Concentration in Network Security
  • Computer Science: Concentration in Network Technology
  • Information Technology Engineering
  • Network Security

Engineering Technician

  • Computer Science: Concentration in Technical Graphics
  • Computer Aided Drafting

Law

  • Legal Assistant

Mechanics And Repair

  • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technician

Medical Administration

  • Medical Office Administration

Medical Support And Technology

  • Medical Office Administration: Concentration in Medical Assistant
  • Medical Office Administration: Concentration in Medical Coding and Billing
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Insurance Coding and Billing
  • Dental Assistant
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Business Management and Accounting: Concentration in Medical Insurance Coding and Billing
  • Business Management and Technology: Concentration in Medical Insurance Coding and Billing

Nursing And Emergency Medicine

  • Vocational Nursing

Office And Administration

  • Computerized Office Specialist

Real Estate And Construction Management

  • Construction Management

Security And Law Enforcement

  • Criminal Justice

Therapy And Counseling

  • Massage Therapy

Charter College Degrees or Coursework

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(Note: Not all degrees and coursework are necessarily available for all programs of study.)

Degrees or Coursework

  • Associate
  • Bachelor
  • Certificate
  • Diploma
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