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Our Business Administration Management program provides students with business training in general administrative skills as well as a diversified background in business management principles. The broad knowledge gained will provide a solid base for entry into a wide range of corporate positions such as marketing, sales, administration, human resources, accounting, and even business ownership. Studies include accounting, business law, computer systems and software technologies, marketing, supervisory management, consumer behavior, communications, and small business management.

National College

Nashville TN Campus

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  • Application Fee Waived for Term starting September 15
  • 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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Details and History

Located on Bell Road adjacent to the Bell Road Church of Christ, the Nashville campus is easily accessible from I-65 (exit 78) and I-24 (exit 59). The campus is situated in the heart of a bustling metropolitan area, enabling our graduates to explore career opportunities across a wide range of businesses.

National College has helped working adults in the Nashville area achieve their education goals since 1991 and continues to build on its reputation with 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.

 

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27 faculty listed below

Our Faculty at a Glance

Harold Bender - Instructor

Harold Bender

Instructor

B.S., PharmD

Dr. Harold Bender holds a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Lamar University and is a graduate of the University of Houston Pharmacy School, where he received a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Tennessee Board of Pharmacy. He has been an instructor at the Nashville Campus for 10 years.

Carlos Black - Instructor

Carlos Black

Instructor

MBE, BBA

Carlos Black is presently a Regulatory Analyst and has a background in public utility regulation as both an Investigator and Analyst. He also has more than 15 years of teaching experience at the career and technical college level. Carlos received his bachelor's degree from the University of Memphis and his master's degree in business education from Middle Tennessee State University. Carlos is past-president of both the Tennessee Business Education Association and the Gamma Eta chapter of Delta Pi Epsilon, a national graduate honor society for professionals in business education. He teaches keyboarding, business, and medical assisting courses at the National College of Business & Technology Nashville and Madison Campuses.

Leonard Blackwell - Instructor

Leonard Blackwell

Instructor

PE, BS, MBA

Leonard Blackwell has been the owner and president of two businesses and has held other executive positions throughout his career. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in aerospace engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and his Master of Business Administration degree from Butler University. Leonard has been actively teaching economics and business courses for over ten years. He is an instructor at the Nashville Campus.

Shalanda Buchanan - Instructor

Shalanda Buchanan

Instructor

BS, CPhT

Shalanda Buchanan has worked as a pharmacy technician for more than 10 years. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry and is a Certified Pharmacy Techinician (CPhT). She teaches Dosages and Calculations, Pharmacology, and Pharmacy Practice courses at the Nashville and Madison Campuses.

Evelyn Dallas - Department Chair - General Education (Nashville); Instructor (Madison)

Evelyn Dallas

Department Chair - General Education (Nashville); Instructor (Madison)

BS

Evelyn Dallas received her Bachelor of Science degree from David Lipscomb College. She taught in New Jersey, Virginia, and Tennessee in the areas of secretarial science and English. Evelyn is now an instructor of English and administrative office-related courses at the Nashville and Madison Campuses and serves as the general education department chair at the Nashville Campus.

Gerardo De La Torre Ugarte - Instructor

Gerardo De La Torre Ugarte

Instructor

BS, MA

Gerardo De la Torre-Ugarte has been a university professor for more than 40 years. He began his career working as a Chemical Engineer in a mining company and then taught at universities in Peru, Nicaragua, and the U.S. He is now an instructor of chemistry and math courses at the National College of Business & Technology Nashville Campus. Gerardo is a Fulbright scholar and was awarded the "Southeast USA Regional Award in Chemistry Teaching" by the American Chemical Society, "The Hubert Smothers Award for Excellence in Teaching" by the Tennessee Association of Independent Schools and Colleges, and the "Distinguished Science Educator Award" by the Tennessee Academy of Science. He was also named "Professor Emeritus" by the National University of the Peruvian Amazon.

Nicole Dietz - Instructor

Nicole Dietz

Instructor

AS

Nicole Dietz received an associate degree in Health Information Technology (HIT) and Medical Assisting from Draughons Junior College. She is an instructor for the HIT program at the Madison and Nashville Campuses.

Dawn Fears - Instructor

Dawn Fears

Instructor

MBA, MA

Dawn Fears is the owner of ENTRE Academy, a Tennessee-based company that provides training and development for teams and individuals. Utilizing her 20 years of experience, Dawn examines communication, cultural infusion, and classroom diversity within educational settings. Her latest research includes educating imprisoned women to reduce recidivism and provide rehabilitation through entrepreneurship. She is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University, The University of Tennessee in Knoxville, and Lipscomb University's Institute for Conflict Management and has earned a Master of Business Administration degree and Master of Arts degree in Conflict Management. She is a certified Rule 31 Mediator in the State of Tennessee and a certified Circle Facilitator through The Circle Center Inc.

Alethea Harper - Instructor

Alethea Harper

Instructor

B.S.; A.S.

Alethea Harper has an associate degree and a bachelor's degree in accounting and has over 12 years of public accounting experience, offering her services to many industries, including service, healthcare, and nonprofits. She currently also serves as the Senior Corporate Accountant and Accounting liaison for Centerstone and Not Alone. Alethea is an instructor at the National College of Business & Technology Nashville Campus.

Atim Henshaw - Instructor

Atim Henshaw

Instructor

BS, MBA

Atim Henshaw holds a Bachelor of Science degree in health administration, a Master of Business administration degree in health care management, and is a PhD candidate for a degree in public health. She is an instructor at the Nashville Campus.

George Huffman - Instructor

George Huffman

Instructor

B.S.; MPA

George Huffman has been the president and owner of two businesses. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Urban Planning from the University of Cincinnati and his Master of Public Administration degree from New York University. He teaches Management and Business Law courses at the Nashville Campus.

Glenn Hunter - Department Chair - Business Management

Glenn Hunter

Department Chair - Business Management

BA, MBA

Glenn Hunter is an entrepreneur and business consultant who has most recently worked at a consulting firm that provides business development training and consulting to Certified Public Accountants. Glenn holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in social science from the University of California, Berkeley and a Master of Business Administration degree from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. He has been published in accounting journals and multiple accounting state society magazines. Furthermore, Glenn contributes to his community as President of the Board of Directors for the United Neighborhood Health Services, a network of community health centers in Middle Tennessee, and he is a founding board member of Knowledge Academies, a leading charter school in Antioch, TN. Glenn teaches economics, business math, algebra, principles of management, and ethics courses at the Nashville Campus and also serves as department chair for the business programs.

John Kell - Instructor

John Kell

Instructor

B.S., M.S., MCT, MCP, MOS

John Kell is an instructor at the Nashville Campus. Over the past 12 years, he has taught numerous computer technology courses including many of the Microsoft Academic Academy Courses, the Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint), the Windows Operating Systems (Windows 98, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008), Desktop Publishing, Introduction to CIS, and Web Design. John's functional business experience includes Information Technology, Systems Engineering, Procurement, Operations Management, Business Development, Marketing, and Financial Management. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering, along with numerous industry certifications.

David Lampi - Instructor

David Lampi

Instructor

BS

David Lampi has been an instructor of business and economics courses at National College of Business & Technology since 2006. Prior to NCBT, he taught for 10 years in the Tennessee Public School System and was a Varsity High School football coach for three schools in Tennessee. David has also taught business & economics courses for schools in Kentucky and Michigan, while also coaching football & basketball. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business and economics.

Angela McDonald - Instructor

Angela McDonald

Instructor

B.A., A.S.

Angela McDonald has been an instructor with National College of Business & Technology since 2007, where she teaches Medical Assisting, Health Information Technology, and General Education courses. She also leads a coding clinic each term for students who need extra coding help. Under the supervision of the Director of Health Care Education, Angela is the lead instructor over the Medical Office Assistant and the Medical Office Specialist programs. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and library science and an Associate of Science degree in health information technology and medical assisting. She is currently an instructor at both the Madison and Nashville Campuses.

Theresa Miller - Instructor

Theresa Miller

Instructor

MBA, MATD

Theresa A. Miller is an instructor at the Nashville and Madison Campuses. She has professional experience in the areas of business, healthcare, financial operations, educational programming, instructional curriculum design, and administration. She has been in the educational and healthcare arena for 27 years, primarily in the area if medical billing and coding. Theresa began her career as a Certified Medical Assistant and went further to obtain a bachelors degree and a Master of Business Administration degree. She also earned several certificates in the training and development arena and completed a Master of Arts degree in training and development.

Jackie Pair - Instructor

Jackie Pair

Instructor

Jackie Pair is a 30-year retired Army veteran. Her military background includes veterinary medicine, computer systems, recruiting, and human resources. Jackie currently serves as a Vocational Development Specialist for the Department of Veterans Affairs. She is an instructor at the National College of Business & Technology Nashville Campus.

Elizabeth Price - Instructor

Elizabeth Price

Instructor

BS, MS

Elizabeth Price holds a Bachelor of Science degree in social work, sociology, and psychology from Austin Pea State University and a Master of Science degree in clinical psychology from Capella University. She is an instructor at the Nashville Campus.

Charles Ramsey - Instructor

Charles Ramsey

Instructor

B.S, M.A., DC

Charles Ramsey holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Bob Jones University, a Master of Arts degree, and a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Life University. He is an instructor at the Nashville Campus.

Tracy Ross - Department Chair - Accounting (Madison); Instructor (Nashville)

Tracy Ross

Department Chair - Accounting (Madison); Instructor (Nashville)

BBA, MBA

Tracy Ross has spent over 15 years in financial and operations management for small businesses in the Middle Tennessee area. Her diverse experience and education have provided her with a thorough knowledge of all details pertaining to a company's financial operations and business management. Tracy is a graduate of Tennessee State University with both a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting, and a master of Business Administration degree with a focus in management and small business Development. She is an instructor of accounting courses at the Madison and Nashville Campuses and serves as the accounting department chair at the Madison Campus.

Kenneth Shockley - Director of IT Programs

Kenneth Shockley

Director of IT Programs

BS, MA, MCP N+ S+ LPI

Kenneth Shockley has worked in the information technology field for 15 years. He received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts degrees from American Intercontinental University. He teaches a variety of information systems engineering and computer courses at the Nashville Campus, where he also currently serves as director of the information technology programs.

Ro Tran - Instructor

Ro Tran

Instructor

BA, MOS

Ro Tran received his bachelor's degree in Secondary Education from Western Kentucky University. He is also a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) and a Web Designer. He is an instructor of Microsoft Office, Spreadsheet Applications, and Desktop Applications courses at the Nashville Campus.

John Wallace - Director of Health Care Education

John Wallace

Director of Health Care Education

BS

John Wallace is the Director of Health Care Education at National College of Business & Technology in Nashville. He received his bachelor's degree in health sciences from Trident University. John Spent 24 years serving in the U.S. Coast Guard before becoming a teacher. His career as a health services technician included a wide variety of assignments, including Independent Duty Corpsman aboard three of the Coast Guard's largest ships.

Debora  Ward - Instructor

Debora Ward

Instructor

BBA

Debora Ward is a purchasing agent, as well as an insurance agent. She has been an instructor at National College since 2003. She has a bachelor's degree in business administration and is presently pursuing a Master of Accounting degree at Strayer University.

Colin Watts - Instructor

Colin Watts

Instructor

B.S.; M.P.A.

Colin Watts holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Morehouse College, a Master of Public Administration degree in Public Health from Troy State University, and participated in the AFROTC program through Georgia Technical Institute of Technology. He is an instructor at the National College of Business & Technology Madison and Nashville Campuses.

Donna Webb - Instructor

Donna Webb

Instructor

CPC, B.A., M.A.

Donna Webb is a Certified Professional Coder (American Academy of Professional Coders) and holds a Master of Arts degree in Organizational Management and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Management and Human Relations from Trevecca Nazarene University. She has solid experience in billing, healthcare claims management, claims auditing and fraud prevention, and provider education. She has also served as the Vice President and Member Development Officer for AAPC Murfreesboro Chapter. Donna is an instructor at the National College of Business & Technology Nashville Campus.

Joe Wheeler - Instructor

Joe Wheeler

Instructor

BBA, MPA, ACMPE

Joe Wheeler holds a bachelor's degree in business administration- marketing from Tennessee Technological University, a Master of Public Administration degree in health care administration from Western Michigan University, and is a Certified Medical Practice Executive through the Medical Group Management Association. Joe's forty years of experience includes management of multi and single specialty medical practices in California, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, and Tennessee. He has also served as a private consultant to physicians and hospitals. Joe has direct experience in the development of alternative health delivery systems such as surgical centers, birthing centers, pathology laboratories, rural primary care centers, management service organizations, and home health agencies. A former hospital administrator, he has held positions in the not-for-profit and for-profit sectors, most recently with the Sisters of St. Joseph Health System. Having served on the Kentucky Board for Rural Health Care and as a member of the Medical Group Management Association, Association of Physician Recruiters, and American Society of Management Consulting, Joe's special interests include practice marketing, physician recruitment, consulting, practice financial management, and development of new sources of revenue. As a National College of Business & Technology instructor, Joe brings a combination of real world health care management experience, five years of career training, and eight years of corporate seminar experience.

 

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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

 

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Map / Directions for Nashville TN, TN Campus

615-333-3344  •  Schedule a Visit  •  1638 Bell Road, Nashville, TN 37211

Directions to the Nashville TN location:

Get directions to National College's Nashville, TN Campus

From Interstate 65, take Exit 78 and go east on Harding Place 1.9 miles to Nolensville Pike. Merge onto Old Hickory Blvd/TN-254. Continue to follow TN-254 for 5 miles.

From Interstate 24,take Exit 59 for Bell Rd/State Hwy 254. Turn right at Bell Rd/TN-254.

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