Vatterott College

Vatterott College

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Founded in 1969 in St. Louis, Missouri, Vatterott College opened as a career training institution under the name of Urban Technical Centers, Inc. The college has undergone several name changes and became Vatterott College when it obtained degree granting authority in 1989. Since its inception, Vatterott College has expanded into a multi-campus institution with 19 campuses located in 9 states across the Midwest. The college provides career focused training and educational opportunities in the health and dental, business, computer science, legal, and various technical fields. Vatterott offers certificate and diploma programs as well as associate and bachelor's degree programs. GI Jobs has named Vatterott College one of its "Military Friendly Schools."

Vatterott College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).

Points of Distinction

  • Job search coaching and guidance
  • Small class size
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Financial aid and scholarships available to those who qualify
  • Several affiliate campuses including ex'treme Institute by Nelly, a Music Recording & Engineering School
  • Online programs available


Faculty members have industry experience, according to the school's website, giving them real-world insight into the subjects they teach. Students will hone their skills on industry-standard equipment. Online students have the ability to communicate with their instructors via email.

Student Life

With 19 different locations, student life varies from campus to campus. However, Vatterott is a commuter school and does not provide on-campus student housing. Campuses are located in some of the Midwest's most interesting cities and towns, affording students access to a wide variety of cultural and recreational options. Online students have the flexibility of being able to study at a time that is convenient for them with round-the-clock access to study materials. Students also have access to their instructors and peers via online discussion boards, as well as email. Among other things, the Career Placement Office assists students with resume building, interview preparation, and job fair opportunities.


  1. About Vatterott Educational Centers, Inc., Vatterott College, http://www.vatterott.edu/about.asp
  2. "GI Jobs Names Vatterott College As a 2012 Military Friendly School," Career College Central, http://www.careercollegecentral.com/news/gi-jobs-names-vatterott-college-2012-military-friendly-school-victory-media, October 5, 2012
  3. We are a Military Friendly School, Vatterott College, http://www.vatterott.edu/gi_jobs.asp
  4. Military Friendly Schools, GI Jobs, http://www.gijobs.com/schools/
  5. Home Page, ex'treme Institute by Nelly, http://www.eibynelly.com/
  6. Vatterott College - Online, Vatterott College, http://www.vatterott.edu/online.asp
  7. Industry Standard Equipment, Vatterott College, http://www.vatterott.edu/vatterott-equipment.asp
  8. Career Services Assistance at Vatterott College, http://www.vatterott.edu/careers.asp

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Programs of Study

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  • Cosmetology

Business And Management

  • Accounting with Data Processing

Computer Science And Engineering

  • Computer Engineering and Network Technology
  • Computer Programming
  • Computer Programming and System Analysis
  • Computer Programming Technology
  • Computer Science and Information Systems Technology
  • Computer Systems and Network Technology
  • Computer Systems and Networking Technology
  • Information Systems and Application Development
  • Network and Information Systems
  • Network and Information Systems Technology
  • Network Engineering and Computer Technology
  • Web Design and Multimedia Application Development
  • Web Design and Software Development
  • Web Design, Gaming, and Multimedia Programming

Construction Trades

  • Building Maintenance Mechanic
  • Building Maintenance Technology


  • Graphic Art and Design

Engineering Technician

  • Applied Electrical Technology
  • Computer Aided Drafting
  • Computer Technology
  • Computer-Aided Drafting and Design
  • Computer-Aided Drafting Technology
  • Electrical Mechanics
  • Electrical Mechanics Technology
  • Electrical Technology
  • Environmental Systems Technology


  • Legal Assistant

Mechanics And Repair

  • Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
  • Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic
  • Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology

Medical Administration

  • Medical Office Assistant

Medical Support And Technology

  • Dental Assistant
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Assistant Specialist
  • Medical Assistant Technology
  • Pharmacy Assistant
  • Pharmacy Office Assistant
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Veterinary Technician

Photography And Commercial Art

  • Commercial Art

Production Trades

  • Combination Welding
  • Combination Welding Technology

Therapy And Counseling

  • Certified Alcohol/Drug Abuse Counselor
  • Massage Therapy

Vatterott College Degrees or Coursework

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Degrees or Coursework

  • Certificate
  • Diploma
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Vatterott College Campus Locations


  • Springfield

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