New Classes Begin Each Month at Altierus College
March 30, 2021
The following article is from Gwinnett Forum
While the pandemic brought many challenges for educators in 2020, Altierus Career College in Norcross found unique ways to continue to serve students so they could thrive in their educational journeys. Prior investments in technology-enabled coursework allowed instructors to leverage a distance-learning platform for virtual labs and workplace simulations to keep students engaged.
Altierus is part of ECMC Education of Minneapolis, Minn. and the ECMC Group. Moses Delaney serves as the campus director at 1750 Beaver Ruin Road. The career college also has campuses in Houston and Tampa. The Altierus Norcross campus currently offers the following programs:
- Dental Assistant
- Medical Assistant
- Medical Billing and Coding
- Pharmacy Technician
- Surgical Technologist
- Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning – Refrigeration (HVAC-R)
Altierus starts new classes every month, so future students don’t have to wait to begin their new career journey. Classes are now being held on-campus, conforming to CDC guidelines. Tuition varies by program, but is typically around $15,000. To learn more, visit Altierus.edu. You can take a virtual tour of the campus and look inside Altierus’ industry-equipped labs by watching a video accessed through the “Programs” tab on their homepage.
To stay abreast of industry trends and help ensure programs teach skills that match employer needs, Altierus has a network of employer partners who contribute. Employer partners provide insight into present-day skillsets, offer externships and job placement as well as speak as guest lecturers to help Altierus graduates transition seamlessly into the workforce with in-demand skills.
As soon as students enroll, Altierus surrounds them with the support to thrive. The tuition is all-inclusive, covering uniforms, a laptop and other equipment, as well as costs to sit for credentialing exams. Tuition, varying by program, is typically around $15,000. Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Once all types of available financial aid is applied, the average debt dependent students assume is about $5,500 and $9,500 for independent students.
Understanding that success in education extends beyond academics, Altierus also provides comprehensive support for students from the moment they enroll through graduation and beyond. This includes career services and help with resume writing, interviewing and job placement; emergency grants to support basic needs such as food, housing, or utility bills; and help finding transportation and childcare. Altierus also offers opportunities to lead and connect through its internal social network and student led ambassador program for peer-to-peer support.