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Libraries Subject Sites Business

Business Sites

Business Headlines
http://www.1stheadlines.com/business.htm

American Accounting Association
http://aaahq.org/pubs.cfm

Accounting.com
http://www.accounting.com/

Principles of Accounting
http://www.principlesofaccounting.com/

SBA Business Planner
http://www.sba.gov/smallbusinessplanner/index.html

Market Research
http://www.marketresearch.com/

The Wall Street Journal
http://online.wsj.com/public/us

Hoovers
www.hoovers.com

Business Plans
http://www.businessplans.org/

Business Ethics
http://www.support4change.com/work/ethics/defining.html

Business Marketing Association
http://www.marketing.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1

How to Write a Marketing Plan
http://www.amanet.org/selfstudy/b1397x.htm

 

Accreditation

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American National University Locations

The Roanoke Valley and Indianapolis campuses are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) to award Master’s degrees, Bachelor’s degrees, Associate’s degrees, and diplomas.

Campuses in Danville, Harrisonburg, and Lynchburg, VA, Bristol, TN, Columbus, OH and Lexington and Louisville, KY are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools to award Bachelor’s degrees, Associate’s degrees, and diplomas.

All other locations are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools to award Associate’s degrees and diplomas. American National University is authorized by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia to provide educational programs beyond secondary education in the Commonwealth of Virginia; however, the institution is not subject to the requirements of certification by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.

The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission has assigned the Princeton, West Virginia campus of American National University the status of Category II to offer degree programs and the Parkersburg, West Virginia campus the status of Category III to offer degree programs.

The Bristol and Knoxville campuses are authorized by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, located at 404 James Robertson Parkway, Suite 1900, Nashville, TN 37243 and can be reached at (615) 741-3605. This authorization must be renewed each year and is based on an evaluation by minimum standards concerning quality of education, ethical business practices, health and safety, and fiscal responsibility.

The Akron Area (Stow) campus, Cleveland Area campus, Dayton Area campus, Stark County (Canton) Campus, Columbus campus, Cincinnati campus and Youngstown Campus have received the Certificate of Registration and Program Authorization from the State of Ohio Board of Career Colleges and Schools, located at 30 East Broad Street, Suite 2481, Columbus, Ohio 43215, and can be reached at (877) 275-4219. The Ohio registration number for the Akron Area campus is 07-01-1811B, 09-07-1905B for the Cleveland Area campus, Dayton Area campus is 04-01-1700B, 11-09-1974T for the Stark County (Canton) campus, 08-11-1884B for the Columbus campus, 04-05-1718B for the Cincinnati campus and 07-03-1816B for the Youngstown campus.

The Medical Assisting program offered at all Virginia campuses; Indiana campuses; Kentucky campuses; Tennessee campuses; West Virginia campuses; and Akron Area (Stows), Cincinnati, Cleveland Area, Columbus, Dayton Area, and Youngstown, Ohio campuses are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs is located at 25400 US Highway 19 North., Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763 and can be reached at (727) 210-2350.

The Emergency Technology-Paramedic program at the Roanoke Valley Campus is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the EMS Professions (CoAEMSP). CAAHEP is located at 25400 US Highway 19 North., Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763 and can be reached at (727) 210-2350.

The ESL Program Roanoke Campus at American National University is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation for the period April 2014 through April 2015 and agrees to uphold the CEA Standards for English Language Programs and Institutions. CEA is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accrediting agency for English language programs and institutions in the U.S. For further information about this accreditation, please contact CEA, 80 North Fairfax Street, Suite 402A, Alexandria, VA 22314, 703.665.3400, www.cea-accredit.org.

The Health Information Management Associate degree program at the Columbus, Ohio, Dayton, Ohio, and Youngstown, Ohio campuses are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). Graduates of the accredited program are eligible to sit for the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) exam.

The Surgical Technology program at the Harrisonburg and Danville, Virginia campuses; Florence, Lexington, and Louisville, Kentucky campuses; Indianapolis, Indiana campus; Akron Area (Stow) Dayton Area, Cincinnati, and Youngstown Ohio campuses; are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA). CAAHEP’s address is 25400 US Highway 19 North., Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763. They can be contacted at (727) 210-2350 and through www.caahep.org.

The Roanoke Valley and Dayton, Ohio Paralegal programs have been approved by the American Bar Association.

The Salem, VA campus of American National University is registered with the Maryland Higher Education Commission to offer certain online programs to residents of the state. Maryland students who wish to express a complaint or grievance about the institution should follow the grievance policy stated in the University’s official catalog. The University is subject to investigation of complaints by the Office of the Attorney General and/or the Maryland Higher Education Commission. Complaints may be directed to: Maryland Attorney General, Consumer Protection Division, 200 St.Paul St., Baltimore, MD 21202 – Telephone 410-528-8662/ 888-743-0823.

The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) is listed as a nationally recognized accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. ACICS is located at 750 First Street, NE, Suite 980, Washington, DC 20002-4241, and their phone number is (202) 336-6780. Email: info@acics.org. Web Site: www.acics.org

Many programs offered at American National University are approved so that eligible veterans and their dependents may receive their benefits. To inquire about specific programs, contact your local campus. The university makes available to students a copy of the documentation describing the school’s accreditation. Contact the Campus Director at your local campus.

National College Locations

The Bartlett, Bristol, Knoxville, Madison, Memphis, and Nashville, TN locations are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools to award Associate’s degrees, and diplomas.

The Bartlett, Bristol, Knoxville, Madison, Memphis, and Nashville campuses are authorized for operation by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, located at 404 James Robertson Parkway, Suite 1900, Nashville, TN, 37243, and can be reached at (615) 741-3605. This authorization must be renewed each year and is based on an evaluation by minimum standards concerning quality of education, ethical business practices, health and safety, and fiscal responsibility.

The Health Information Management Associate degree programs at the Madison and Memphis, Tennessee campuses are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). Graduates of the accredited program are eligible to sit for the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) exam.

The Medical Assisting program offered at the Tennessee campuses in Bartlett, Bristol, Knoxville, Madison, Memphis, and Nashville campuses are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www. caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs is located at 25400 US Highway 19 North., Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763, and can be reached at (727) 210-2350.

Common Questions

Common Questions

Considering a career education at National College? Here are the answers to some common questions.

Q: I don't want to get lost in the crowd. How big are the classes?

A: National College doesn't treat a student as just another body. We offer small classes in a friendly environment, with an average of about 15 students per instructor.


Q: How much time would it take me to complete a career program at National College?

A: We offer four educational levels to fit the needs of people at various points of their careers, starting with several short-term diploma programs that can be completed in just nine months to a year. Associate's degree programs take about two years. Bachelor's degree programs build on the Associate's degree and may require another two years to complete. The Master of Business Administration may be completed in as little as 18 months.


Q: If I find myself struggling in some classes, can I get extra help?

A: We want to be sure our students have all the tools they need to get the most out of their education. For students who need a little extra help with their studies, we can arrange for individual tutoring at no extra charge.


Q: Will my National College education really prepare me for the real world?

A: We focus on the skills necessary for your chosen field, tailoring our programs to fit the demands of today's employers. What's more, our instructors are practicing professionals in their fields, and their knowledge and experience help prepare our students to enter the job market with confidence.


Q: What assistance is available to help me find a job after graduation?

A: National College has an excellent reputation with employers, and we take pride in assisting in job placement for our students. Plus, our Career Center is available as a resource for all our graduates throughout their professional lives.


Q: I am concerned about paying for a college education. Can I get help?

A: A number of options for financial assistance are available for those who qualify, including scholarships, grants, and loans. Our student services representative will sit down with you to determine which resources you can take advantage of, eliminating the confusion of applying for aid.

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