History of CollegeAmerica
CollegeAmerica was established in 1964 and acquired a location in Flagstaff in 2001. The College was formerly known as Northern Arizona College of Health Careers.
CollegeAmerica established a campus in Phoenix in 2004.
In the mid-1960's, Control Data Corporation began a school to train its employees for the then infant computer field. The school was named Control Data Institute. Courses in computer maintenance and repair and in computer programming were offered. As the computer industry grew, courses in computer applications were added. Before long, the school began offering its services to the community by opening its doors to nonemployees seeking computer training. Soon after, new schools were opened across the United States and Canada.
In 1989, Control Data Institute was sold to Human Capital Corporation and was renamed Career Development Institute (CDI). The new owners, former employees of Control Data, worked to upgrade and modernize the curriculum of the schools. In early 1993, CollegeAmerica purchased the Denver school and made a commitment to continue to offer the superior computer training developed over the years. In addition, courses in Computerized Accounting, Business Management, and Computer Technology were added to the curriculum, providing even greater career opportunities for our students. The school was renamed CollegeAmerica Denver.
In 1994, CollegeAmerica relocated to a new facility at 1385 South Colorado Boulevard to provide for growth and expansion. In 1995, CollegeAmerica continued its expansion plans to meet the growing enrollment. In 1997, the school acquired the entire 5th floor of our 7-story high-rise, more than doubling the original space.
In 1998, CollegeAmerica became a degree-granting school, offering Associate of Occupational Studies degrees in Computer Technology, Computer Programming and Operations, Computer Programming and Network Administration, Accounting and Management, Business Management and in 2002 added the Medical Specialties program. These Associate of Occupational Studies degrees allow students to gain a more in-depth mastery of skills in their fields. In 2002, CollegeAmerica became a Bachelor Degree granting school, offering the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Business, and Accounting.
In June of 2001, a Branch campus was opened in Fort Collins, Colorado. The programs offered are identical to the programs at the main campus. In October of 2002, a Branch campus was opened and accredited in Colorado Springs, Colorado. A Branch campus in Cheyenne, Wyoming opened in February 2005.
Today, CollegeAmerica is known for its high educational standards. Academic majors are designed specifically to meet the changing trends and requirements of the business and medical employment markets. Business, technical, and medical leaders have come to recognize CollegeAmerica graduates for their superior training and their outstanding professionalism.
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As a private, nonprofit college, we are independent. We are uniquely suited to putting your needs and goals first.
A better job where you could make more money. That's why people go to college, and it's likely to be the reason that you're reviewing CollegeAmerica's degree programs right now. Everything we do is centered on that purpose -- your degree that can lead to a better job, more money and a better future.
We'll give you the competitive edge by investing in the programs, faculty, and technology that you need to get your degree and a better job faster.
Programs and services: Your tuition goes directly to the programs and special services to help you learn and graduate fast so you can begin working sooner.
Scholarships: We make scholarships* available to hundreds of students each year. An unprecedented $6 million in scholarships are being granted by our family of colleges. Our college is affordable. And private donors can contribute to scholarship programs, potentially expanding your options further.
- Good Neighbor Initiative: Our commitment includes an even bigger promise. We invest in the community, which strengthens neighborhoods and families. We offer free programs and free services* to help people who may not otherwise be able to take steps toward college degrees. GED® preparation classes and other services provide a bridge to degrees that can change lives for the better.
We proudly invest in providing the highest quality, career-focused degree programs as a nonprofit college serving your community. Your career success is our goal — put us to the test and enroll today.
* Free services are not within our institution's scope of accreditation.
Scholarship awards are limited and only available to those who qualify. See www.scholarshipSHC.com for details.
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CollegeAmerica takes pride in offering career educational programs in a convenient manner that meets the needs of today's busy adult. Instead of having to wait for a new semester to start as you would at a traditional college, we offer monthly starts so you can begin—and finish—your degree plan quickly. You can also choose from online, on-campus, and hybrid programs that fit your lifestyle, and you can take advantage of the exceptional assistance you'll receive every step of the way, from enrollment to graduation and beyond.