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Profile of National College

Founded in 1886 in Roanoke, Virginia when it was known as National Business College, National College enjoyed a reputation during the first three-quarters of the 20th century as a regional leader in private career education. A period of growth followed, which saw the addition of seven additional campus locations in Virginia during the last quarter of the century. Expansion continued in the 1990s with the school's consolidation with the Kentucky College of Business, resulting in six more campuses. Fugazzi College also became a part of the family during this time, and subsequent additions to the National chain included a campus in Knoxville, Tennessee in 2003 and Dayton and Cincinnati, Ohio in 2004. National currently operates 24 campus locations in Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, and Indiana.

Points of Distinction
  • Career Counselling
  • Virtual (online) library
  • Flexible curriculum based on employment needs and student career interests
  • Job placement assistance

Course Topics

National College offers a wide variety of degree and non-degree programs. Associate degree programs feature courses that would normally be offered only in upper-level degree programs at other institutions, and include fields in the business, healthcare, and technology areas. A total of 14 Associate degree programs are offered. The five baccalaureate programs focus on accounting and management and build on the Associate degree programs. The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program prepares Bachelor degree holders to undertake and gain graduate level training and expertise in numerous areas of management. National also offers 19 diploma programs which prepare students for careers in fields such as accounting, computer technology, and healthcare. Diploma programs can be completed in just nine months to a year. Associate's degree programs take about two years, and Bachelor's degree programs build on the Associate's degree and may require another two years to complete. The MBA may be completed in as little as 18 months.

National College Admissions

The first step for prospective applicants is meeting National's admissions staff. The College recommends that applicants and their families visit the campus they are considering attending in order to acquaint themselves with college personnel and facilities in person. Those who cannot visit the campus are urged to call the Admissions Department for a telephone interview or request that an Admissions Representative contact the student's high school guidance counselor to arrange an interview at the high school. The second step is for the applicant to complete an Application for Admission, which can be submitted online or mailed in. The application will be reviewed promptly and a determination made as soon as possible. Early application is strongly encouraged.

National College Faculty Quality

National College boasts a dedicated faculty, many of whose members hold Master's degrees or equivalent professional preparation. All instructors possess plenty of practical experience in their field and are career professionals who give their students the real-world knowledge and skills needed to succeed.

National College Student Enrolment

National College students are highly motivated to acquire those essential professional skills that will lead toward employment in a specific field. Current Enrolment is about 7, 000 students across National's 24 campuses.

National College Student Life

National offers the friendly atmosphere typical of a small college. The College offers an orientation program for new students, academic advising, career Counselling, financial planning assistance, and opportunities for peer tutoring. The College facilitates learning by equipping instructors and students with the most advanced instructional aids available. Classrooms feature up-to-date computer hardware and software, high-speed Internet access, ceiling mounted LCD projectors, and video conferencing equipment. The school's medical labs also enable instructors to incorporate simulations of various medical procedures into the curriculum. Student housing is not offered directly by the College.

Programs of Study

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

  • Accounting
  • Accounting and Computer Science General
  • Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician
  • Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician
Computer Networking
  • System Networking and LAN/WAN Management/Manager
  • System Administration/Administrator
Hospitality Management
  • Hospitality Administration/Management General
  • Tourism and Travel Services Management
Information Technology
  • Computer Programming Specific Applications
  • Information Technology
Management and Administration
  • Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science General
  • Business Administration Management and Operations Other
  • Business Administration and Management General
  • Business/office Automation/Technology/Data Entry
  • Logistics and Materials Management
  • Operations Management and Supervision
Medical Assisting and Nursing
  • Medical/Clinical Assistant
  • Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
  • Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Medical and Dental Administration
  • Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
  • Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary
  • Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
  • Medical Insurance Specialist/Medical Biller
  • Medical office Assistant/Specialist
  • Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist
Medical and Pharmaceutical
  • Phlebotomy/Phlebotomist
  • Surgical Technology/Technologist
Multimedia and Web Design
  • Web Page Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
  • Legal Assistant/Paralegal
Residency Programs
  • Emergency Medicine
Science Technologies
  • Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician
  • Computer Software Technology/Technician
Visual Arts
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
e-Business/ e-Commerce
  • Knowledge Management
  • Management Information Systems General
  • Management Information Systems and Services Other
National College Degrees or Coursework

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

Degrees or Coursework
  • Associate
  • Bachelor
  • Diploma
  • Master
National College Campus Locations

  • Indianapolis
  • Danville
  • Florence
  • Lexington
  • Louisville
  • Pikeville
  • Richmond
  • Cincinnati
  • Kettering
  • Stow
  • Youngstown
  • Bartlett
  • Bristol
  • Knoxville
  • Madison
  • Memphis
  • Nashville
  • Bluefield
  • Charlottesville
  • Danville
  • Harrisonburg
  • Lynchburg
  • Martinsville
  • Salem

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