Kaplan Career Institute is a network of career education schools which provide training across a broad spectrum of industries in Pennsylvania. Part of Kaplan Higher Education, LLC, the school's programs focus on local employment needs. The institute boasts five locations across the state of Pennsylvania -- Broomhall, Franklin, Harrisburg, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh. Over a dozen concentrations can be found in the areas of allied health, business, criminal justice, information technology, nursing, and skilled trades. Kaplan Career Institute also offers continuing education classes to the public. Students are awarded diplomas upon completion of their respective programs.
The Kaplan Career Institute is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).
Faculty members at Kaplan Career Institute are real-world professionals with industry experience. Instructors use their field experience to equip students with the practical knowledge and skills needed to obtain employment in the workforce. Kaplan strives to enlist faculty and staff from diverse academic and professional backgrounds who bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to its programs.
Kaplan Career Institute does not offer on-campus housing as it is a commuter-based school. Since the programs are career-focused, students are able to obtain the relevant knowledge and skills training needed for their careers in a relatively short period of time. In addition to these accelerated programs, Kaplan boasts flexible course scheduling. Student services include free academic advising and tutoring, personal advising, and a learning resource center. The Career Services Department offers both students and alumni assistance with resumes, interview preparation and employment search strategies. They also offer the Kaplan Certified Professional program, a voluntary program designed to sharpen student job search skills at no additional cost. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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