Student Life at National College

Campus Facilities

Today's workplace is in constant motion, changing, evolving.

So that our students will be able to meet the challenges of this ever-shifting professional environment, National College is committed to establishing and maintaining modern facilities. In this way, we seek to create a learning environment conducive to personal growth and the acquisition of skills and knowledge that lead to career success.

Our network of 30 campuses is comprised of 381 classrooms as well as numerous computer and medical labs, each outfitted with the latest innovations.


National facilitates learning by equipping instructors and students with some of the most advanced instructional aid available. Our classrooms feature up-to-date computer hardware and software, high-speed internet access, ceiling mounted LCD projectors, and video conferencing equipment.

Students at National also have access to well-stocked libraries with texts related to their fields of study. The college's Virtual Library is accessible to students and graduates alike—twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

Medical Labs

As they work to master the skills of their profession, our medical students enjoy the benefit of having well-furnished labs at their disposal.

Through hands-on training, they learn the basics of maintaining sterile surgical environments and acquire essentials skills utilized by medical professionals everywhere. Medical students at National become familiar with a variety of instruments and devices such as centrifuges, pill counters, Clinitex machines, microscopes, incubators, autoclaves, and EKG machines.

Our medical labs also enable instructors to incorporate simulations of various medical procedures into the curriculum.

Computer Labs

As a Microsoft® IT Academy Program member, National College has a wealth of resources available to its students—resources that allow them to hone basic operating skills and familiarize themselves with industry-leading operating systems.

Working in National's computer labs, students encounter the latest hardware and software and learn the intricacies of computer programming, networking, systems security, messaging, database management, and e-commerce web design.

National's Systems Engineering* program features an engineering lab specifically dedicated to training in computer systems development and maintenance.

*Check your local campus for program availability.

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    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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