College Choice Guide
Selecting the right college is difficult at best. When touring a campus ask the following questions to narrow down the options.
What is the average number of students in each class?
What percentage of students graduate in 4 years?
What career planning services are available?
What does the school do to help graduates find jobs? Does the school provide free placements services?
What percentage of graduates find jobs?
How much is tuition? Room and board?
What kind of financial aid does the school offer?
Are there work-study programs?
Are payment plans available?
What kind of refund can I get if I drop out?
American Academy of Cosmetology & Massage Therapy offers hair design, esthetics, nail technology, day spa training, et. www.americanacademy.edu
The Art Institutes has over 35 locations and features Media Arts, Design, Culinary Arts, & Fashion with major’s bachelor’s, associate’s, certificate’s, & diploma’s offered. www.aiadvantage.com
Baker University is listed in the U.S. News and World Report 2009 America’s Best Colleges rankings as the top-ranked private liberal arts college in Kansas. www.bakeru.edu
Barton County Community College sports medicine department is looking for student athletic trainers’. www.bartonccc.edu
Cleveland Chiropractic College, one of the oldest non-profit chiropractic colleges in America, has opened a 34-acre campus in Overland Park, KS. www.cleveland.edu
Cloud County Community College is the only college in Kansas approved to offer an Associate of Applied Science degree in Wind Energy Technology. This educational program will produce a qualified workforce to serve the emerging wind industry throughout Kansas and the Midwest. Graduates of the program will possess the necessary skills to secure a position with a modern commercial wind farm operation or an industry career related to the production and utilization of wind energy. www.cccc.edu
Colby Community College offers two programs in the veterinary field, veterinary technology (2-year career oriented program) & pre-veterinary medicine (2-year transfer program). www.colbycc.edu
Cowley College offers Mobile Intensive Care Technician & Emergency Medical Technician Programs. www.cowley.edu
Emporia State University offers programs of national distinction in Education and Library and Information management and offers a Ph.D. in Library and Information management. www.emporia.edu
The Flint Hills Technical College dental hygiene program was officially accredited by the American Dental Association on February 28, 2008. Faculty for the dental hygiene program received notification that the program meets all of the standards required by the ADA and that FHTC may deliver the program. www.fhtc.edu
Fort Hays State University Freshman Act Scholarship Awards – Miller Black & Gold Award $1200 per yr, ACT 28+, renewable for 4 yrs – Hays City Silver Award $800 per yr, ACT 24-27, renewable for 4 yrs – Bronze Academic Award $700 for one yr, ACT 22-23 – Copper Academic Award $500 for one yr, ACT 21. www.fhsu.edu
Garden City Community College’s John Deere Ag Tech program was established in 1991 by John Deere Company and Garden City Community College. Its purpose is to create skilled technicians for employment in the agricultural equipment business. It is a four-way partnership with the John Deere Company, the John Deere dealer, Garden City Community College, and the students in the program. www.gcccks.edu
Hutchinson Community College offers both an Associate in Applied Science & a Certificate in Welding Technology. They also offer Fire Science training. The Broadcasting & Media Technology program involves students in every process of production from videography, video editing, scriptwriting, audio production, & reporting to news production. www.hutchcc.edu
Johnson County Community College offers more than 50 career & certificate programs. One program offered is the architecture program that is a year of study that will prepare students for a smooth transition into the school of architecture and urban design at KU, K-State, or other schools of architecture. www.jccc.edu
Kansas City Art Institute now offers majors in Art History, Creative writing, Interdisciplinary Studies, Animation & Graphic Design. www.kcai.edu
K-State @ Salina aviation center is equipped with three instrument runways, modern classrooms, labs, and an aviation maintenance training hanger. In addition to an extensive fleet, K-State @ Salina has more Master Certified Flight Instructors than any other collegiate program in the nation. www.flyk-state.com
McPherson College is the only accredited four-year college that offers a degree in Automotive Restoration Technology. The Automotive Restoration Program is recognized internationally for the excellent preparation it provides students who wish to pursue a career in this rewarding field. www.mcpherson.edu
North Central Kansas Technical College has reintroduced the Agricultural Equipment Technology Program. The state-of-the-art program is designed to prepare highly-skilled technicians for the rapidly growing, high demand field of Agriculture Equipment Technology. The Ag-Tech program is a two-year associate of applied science program. www.ncktc.edu
Pittsburg State University offers an International Business major that incorporates an assortment of disciplines across a variety of colleges and departments with the university. www.pittstate.edu
Founded in 1938, Pratt Community College is a two-year public, comprehensive community college and an area vocational school. Some of their hallmark programs include Electric Power Technology, Ag Power Technology, Automotive Technology, and Nursing. www.prattcc.edu
Salina Area Technical College has a 9-month HVAC program. Students receive instruction in domestic and commercial equipment. They also learn to troubleshoot light commercial and domestic heating and air conditioning systems.
Students have the option of working toward an Associate of Applied Science degree. Salina Tech has articulation agreements with several degree granting institutions. www.salinatech.com
Southwestern College offers an accredited Athletic Training Education Program. They offer an undergraduate athletic training curriculum that prepares students to take the Board of Certification exam. www.goSC.com