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Our Medical Office Assistant program prepares you for an entry-level career in a variety of medical office settings. The program focuses on the communications and organization skills that will equip you to work as a medical office assistant. In this administrative capacity you can update and file patientsÂ’ medical records, fill out insurance forms, schedule appointments and laboratory procedures, and handle office correspondence.

Columbus OH Campus

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Columbus OH Campus

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Important campus information:

  • Application Fee Waived for Term starting April 28, 2014
  • No Tuition Increase through June 2015
  • Blue Ribbon Grant for eligible military veterans/dependents awards up to $15,000
  • Workforce Development Grant - a matching grant to help offset the cost of tuition for eligible students. Awards up to $7,500 per year
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Campus News

Students Learn About the Importance of Soft Skills

Students Learn About the Importance of Soft Skills

“I learned a lot about the difference between soft skills and hard skills.” “This will help me very much when I look for a job.”

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Details and History

Conveniently located in Columbus Square, the Columbus campus is easily accessible from I-71 at exit 117. The 20,000 square-foot facility resides in one of the most diversified business climates, enabling our graduates to explore career opportunities in a wide variety of industries.

National College has helped working adults in the Columbus area achieve their education goals since 2008 and continues to build on its reputation among local employers for its skilled graduates.

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Academics

National College is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) and offers degrees and diplomas in medical, business, and technology fields such as:

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Our Faculty

The key to our success is a faculty of industry-leading professionals.  Drawing on personal insights, our instructors provide students with a real-world perspective to prepare them for success in well-defined fields of employment.

At National College we emphasize individual attention for our students, from enrollment to graduation with frequent and helpful faculty interaction every step of the way.  Our class sizes are smaller, with an average of 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio, allowing for one-on-one interaction with instructors.

 

» Columbus OH Faculty at a Glance
14 faculty listed below

Our Faculty at a Glance

Victoria Cavendish - Instructor

Victoria Cavendish

Instructor

M.Ed., BA, AAS

Victoria Cavendish has taught mathmatics at several high schools and colleges and is now an instructor at the National College Columbus Campus. She also tutors mathematics privately. Victoria holds an associate degree, a Bachelor of Arts degree, and a Master of Education degree.

Twana  Cochran - Instructor

Twana Cochran

Instructor

BS/BM, MS/PSY

Twana Cochran has served in various positions within the health care industry, including benefits specialists, reimbursement coordinator, retrospective claims adjuster, and she is currently conducting psychological analysis of claims for a prominent health care company. She received her bachelor's degree in Business Management from The University of Phoenix, and her master's degree in Educational Psychology from Capella University; she is also completing her Doctorate in Educational Psychology with a concentration in teaching and instruction. Twana teaches psychology and preparatory English courses at the Columbus Campus.

Tamara Curry - Instructor

Tamara Curry

Instructor

CAP-OM, ATS, BBA, MSM

Tamie Curry has served in a variety of positions within the administrative field, including office clerk, secretary, administrative secretary, and is currently an office administrator for a Fortune 500 company. Tamie received her Associate of Technical Studies degree in business from Columbus State Community College and her Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Science in Management degrees from Mount Vernon Nazarene University. She is also a Certified Administrative Professional (CAP) with a concentration in Organizational Management (OM) and has completed her MOS certification in Microsoft Word and Excel. Tamie is the two time past president of the Columbus Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals. She teaches General Office Procedures, The Microsoft Office, Prep Keyboarding, Keyboarding, Keyboarding II, Executive Keyboarding, Legal Keyboarding, Medical Office Procedures, Medical Office Finances, and Legal Office Procedures courses at the National College Columbus Campus.

Nicole DiSabato - Instructor

Nicole DiSabato

Instructor

BSPS, PharmD

Nicole DiSabato is a licensed pharmacist in the State of Ohio. She has gained experience working in various pharmacy practice settings, which include hospital pharmacy (St. Anne's Mercy Hospital; Toledo, Ohio), retail pharmacy (CVS pharmacy; Columbus, Ohio) and family practice pharmacy (Grandview Family Practice; Grandview, Ohio). Nicole graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Toledo College of Pharmacy with her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree. She also has a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences, also from the University of Toledo. Nicole is an instructor at the National College Columbus Campus.

Charles Dobbins - Director of Information Systems Engineering

Charles Dobbins

Director of Information Systems Engineering

BSBA, MBA, MCSE, MCP, MTA, MOS

Charles Dobbins is Director of IT Programs and Instructor of Information Systems Engineering at the Columbus Campus of National College. He has over 20 years of experience in the IT industry as a Systems Engineer, LAN Administrator, Systems Analyst, Systems Integration Specialist, and IT Training Coordinator. Charles received his Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems from The Ohio State University and his Master of Business Administration degree from Ohio Dominican University. He holds several Microsoft certifications and has attained hands-on experience with MS Office Suite and several desktop and server operating systems.

Mary Dow - Instructor

Mary Dow

Instructor

AAS, CMA(AAMA)

Mary Dow is a Certified Medical Assistant who has been an instructor in the Medical Assisting program at the Columbus Campus of National College since 2009. After graduating from Columbus State Community College with an Associate degree in Applied Science in Medical Assisting, she gained over 8 years of experience working as a Certified Medical Assistant in various doctors' offices. Mary has experience in providing care in family practice, urology, dermatology, and multi-specialty practices. She is both CPR and First Aid certified and recently completed her degree in Health Information Management Technology in a Clinical Workflow Redesign and Practitioner Consultant Role. She is currently working on a bachelor's degree in Allied Healthcare Management.

Maria Festing - Instructor

Maria Festing

Instructor

AAGS, BS, PhD

Maria Festing has worked in the field of biology and genetics for over a decade, both in a teaching and research capacity. She has also written and published a number of primary research articles. Maria has a Bachelor of Science degree in genetics and developmental biology from The Pennsylvania State University, and a doctoral degree in molecular genetics from The Ohio State University. She received The Ohio Association of Career Colleges and Schools' 2011 Master Teacher Award. Maria teaches introductory biology courses at the National College Columbus Campus.

Pat  Kedzerski - Department Chair - General Education

Pat Kedzerski

Department Chair - General Education

AA, AAB, BA, MA

Patricia E. Kedzerski is Chair of the General Education/Humanities department at the National College Columbus Campus. She has over twenty years of college teaching experience with emphases in English Composition, Basic Writing, and Business and Administrative Communication. Pat is a 2011 National College Dedicated Service Award recipient. Since the Columbus campus opened in 2009, she has served as secretary to the Campus Academic Committee, co-creator of the original Career Readiness Plan and committee member for a number of ad hoc committees. She was the advisor for Purple Note, the campus student newsletter. During 2010-2011, she was an e-mentor with a number of other National College Columbus Campus faculty and staff with Ohio State's Nisonger Center, which matched mentors with students in K-12 schools across Columbus. Pat also taught for more than fifteen years at The Ohio State University, where she earned her master's degree in English Composition. In addition to teaching through the English Department there, she served five years as liaison and instructor in a literacy outreach partnership through the Basic Writing Program and also taught through Ohio State's Office of Minority Affairs' Young Scholars' Program and the Samuel DuBois Cook Summer Program. Her writing has been published in academic journals, and she has presented in her field at national conferences. She is author of a volume of poetry, Take a Giant Step.

Beth Laurenz - Director of Health Care Education

Beth Laurenz

Director of Health Care Education

MBA, BS, AAS, CMA (AAMA)

Beth Laurenz has practiced as a Licensed Practical Nurse for over 25 years. She received her certificate of Practical Nursing from the Columbus School of Practical Nursing North Adult Education Center and holds a Nursing License from the State of Ohio. In her nursing career, Beth has worked in physicians' offices, hospitals, clinics, home health care, and extended health care facilities. The majority of her career was spent at the Ohio State University James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute in the post anesthesia care unit (PACU). While at the James, Beth received certification in advanced cardiac life support (ACLS), cardiac defibrillation, and extensive training in IV therapy. She received an Associate degree in Applied Science majoring in Medical Assisting from Columbus State Community College and received her Certified Medical Assisting certification from the American Association of Medical Assistants. Beth received both her Bachelor of Science degree, with a major in Health Care Management and a minor in Human Resource Management, and her Master of Business Administration degree, with a focus on leadership, from Franklin University. Beth has served as the Director of Healthcare Education at the Columbus Campus of National College since 2009.

Douglas Lewis - Instructor

Douglas Lewis

Instructor

JD, Ph.D, Au.D, MBA, MHSA, MAHSS, BA, BS, AAS

Dr. Doug Lewis is president and owner of Excalibur Business Consultants, LLC consulting in a wide range of areas involving healthcare, business, microenterprise development, and law while also maintaining a small law practice on the side. He also serves as general counsel and compliance officer for several other related organizations. He is an instructor of law and ethics, business, healthcare, and other courses at the National College Columbus Campus. Doug has earned his Doctor of Audiology degree along with a Ph.D, Juris Doctor degree, three master's degrees, two bachelor's degrees, and an associate degree. He maintains professional licensure and practices in Law, Clinical Audiology, Insurance, Securities Analysis, and Nursing Home Administration along with earning numerous association certifications and registries.

Stephanie List - Instructor

Stephanie List

Instructor

MS; BS

Stephanie List is a full-time instructor at the Columbus, Ohio Campus of National College, where she primarily teaches the anatomy and physiology courses required for those students enrolled in the various Health Education majors, in addition to medical terminology, pathophysiology, and advanced drug dosage and calculations courses. Stephanie has practiced as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist for 7 years, providing anesthetic care for both general surgical and obstetric patients. She was previously employed at Mount Carmel West hospital as a Registered Nurse in the cardiac intensive care unit. Stephanie received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Wright State University and her Master of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Akron.

Kristine Marbaugh - Instructor

Kristine Marbaugh

Instructor

BS, MHA, RHIA, CTR

Kristine Marbaugh is a Health Information Management professional and is dual-credentialed as a Registered Health Information Administrator and Certified Tumor Registrar. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Health Administration degree. Kristine is an instructor in the healthcare program at the National College Columbus Campus.

Fawntella Parmer - Instructor

Fawntella Parmer

Instructor

BSHA, CPC, ICD-10 Trainer

Fawntella Parmer has been in the healthcare industry for over 20 years. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Health Administration from University of Phoenix and holds certifications as a Certified Professional Coder and an ICD-10 trainer. Fawntella is an instructor in the areas of coding, health information, and insurance billing and procedures.

Kelvin Webb - Director of Information Systems Engineering

Kelvin Webb

Director of Information Systems Engineering

BA, M. Div, MTS, D. Min

Dr. Kelvin Webb holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in business with a minor in languages from Capital University, Master of Divinity and Master of Theological Studies degrees from Methodist Theological School in Ohio, and a Doctor of Ministry degree from United Theological Seminary. He is a Microsoft Certified Trainer and a certified Master Microsoft Office Trainer. Kelvin served as Personal Computer Coordinator at the Ohio Department of Transportation for 14 years and was a CompUSA technical trainer for 11 years. He is presently an independent computer consultant, an associate minister, and a National College instructor.

 

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Career Services and Employer Partnerships

At National College, the success of our students is always priority number one.

National College knows that transitioning from being a student to becoming a working professional requires more than just a good education, and that the process of helping you find a great career opportunities begins long before you enter our doors. The academic leaders at National College work with local employers to ensure that our programs align with careers of today and the future.

We will assist you with creating goals and exploring career options. No matter where you are in your career, you will always have access to the full range of services. Here are a few of the many services we offer:

  • Mock interviews
  • Business etiquette training
  • DVD, books, and magazines on conducting your job search
  • Coaching on dressing for success
  • Assistance with writing resumes and cover letters
  • Tips on researching potential employers
  • Access to current local job openings

 

» Highlight on Local Employers

OhioHealth Named Distinguished Community Employer

OhioHealth Named Distinguished Community Employer

The Columbus Campus recently awarded a Distinguished Community Employer plaque to OhioHealth, a system of non-profit, faith-based hospitals and healthcare organizations in Central Ohio.

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Map / Directions for Columbus OH, OH Campus

614-212-2800  •  Schedule a Visit  •  5665 Forest Hills Blvd, Columbus, OH 43231

Directions to the Columbus OH location:

Get directions to National College's Columbus, OH Campus

From I71:Take exit 117 for State Hwy 161 W/State Hwy 161 E/Dublin-Granville Rd. Turn right at E Dublin Granville Rd/OH-161 (signs for State Hwy 161 E/New Albany). Turn left at Cleveland Ave. Turn right at Fuiji Dr.

From I270: Head southwest on Hutchinson Ave toward High Cross Blvd. Turn right at High Cross Blvd. Turn left at E Campus View Blvd. Turn left at Columbus Sandusky Rd/N High St/US-23. Continue to follow N High St/US-23.Take the I-270 ramp to I-71/Columbus.Keep left at the fork to continue toward I-270 E and merge onto I-270 E. Take exit 27 to merge onto Cleveland Ave. Turn left at Fuiji Dr.

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