Laurus College prides itself as a leading career-oriented college in the US State of California. They are offering new students career opportunities of a lifetime. New students can choose between studying on the college’s campus or the more flexible and popular option of studying online. The college’s emphasis is on preparing students for careers that are currently in demand.
Laurus College’s ethos is to provide every single student enrolled with them a qualitative education that will prepare them for careers, not just locally but globally. They consider it an achievement for them only when graduates have made successful inroads to their chosen careers.
8693 El Camino Real
Atascadero, CA 93422
2351 Lockwood Street
Oxnard, CA 93036
81 Higuera Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
421 East Betteravia Road
Santa Maria, CA 93454
School Website: http://www.lauruscollege.edu/
History of College
The current Laurus College is a relatively young school, not yet ten years old. It was founded as LLC in 2006. This college was born from an amalgamation of colleges known as Atlas Computer Centers. This amalgamation began just before the start of the millennium.
The Atlas Computer Centers received accreditation from the Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocation Education in 2003, five years after its founding. Four years after the birth of today’s Laurus College, the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education accredited it. The college was formed in line with the State of California’s education and trade laws.
More importantly and with relevance to both prospective and current students, the College is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, thus allowing it to offer students their Certificates and Occupational Associate Degrees. The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools is recognized as an accrediting agency by the US Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Laurus College is also allowed to facilitate Federal Student Financial Aid on behalf of qualifying students.
Because many students do not have the advantage of experiencing full-time traditional campus life and studies, mainly due to financial constraints and consequently having to work directly after finishing high school, Laurus College has prioritized the need to provide such students with the opportunity to study by correspondence online at flexible schedules and course programs as well as at rates that students and/or their benefactors can afford. The college commitment to online teaching mirrors the ongoing growing trend for universities, colleges, and private schools, worldwide to provide students with an accredited and advanced level of education commensurate with institutionally-set standards and requirements.
The Laurus College online teaching methodologies also embrace modern technology. Young students will feel at home interacting with their peers through mediums such as web-based platforms that they are already familiar with. This is also to their advantage where practical demonstrations from lecturers are required. As registered students, they also have full-time access to the college’s video library and can revisit previous lectures, particularly during revision schedules close to term exams and course final exams.
Advantages of online associations with Laurus
• Flexible scheduling of classes
• Practical career-oriented training
• Supportive study environments
• Laptops are optionally included in the study course pack
• Career counseling and practical guidance and workshops
Online Student Registration
The registration is streamlined for efficiency and good time-keeping. The process of filling out application forms is also simplified and welcome, replacing a cumbersome paper-based application process and the need to stand in long queues.
Online Associate Degrees
The online campus is categorized into four divisions; business, information technology (IT), healthcare and graphic art. Further, students have two options regarding level of study. They can do basic, entry-level courses or sit for (occupational) Associate Degrees. These are the course programs currently being offered by the online faculties.
Business Training Programs
Certificates – Office support, Professional business systems
Degree – Professional business systems
Information Technology Programs
Certificates – Computer networking, IT, and service
Degree – Information technologies and network systems
Medical Office -(Healthcare)
Certificates – Medical Billing
Degree – Medical billing and coding
Graphic Arts Programs
Certificates – 3D animation, Web design
Degree – Digital arts and computer animation, Web design
There is no reason why new students should delay making a meaningful impact during the launch of their chosen careers. To help finalize those important decisions they can join the college’s on-going conversations on campus life, trending opportunities, and new courses by participating on any of the leading social media networks; Facebook, Google+, Twitter and YouTube.
But to make the study experience as rewarding as possible for students residing in or near the State of California, students can take advantage of enrolling for full-time or part-time studies at any one of Laurus College’s campuses; Atascadero, Oxnard, San Luis Obispo and Santa Maria.
Qualifying technicians will be able to work and utilize their newly acquired knowledge and skills in a number of sectors, including education, small and large corporate environments and significantly, any one of America’s leading tech companies.
For students specializing in medical billing and coding, there are many areas in which they can practice their aptitude for accuracy and attention to detail. Apart from the health services sector – hospitals, clinics and community care in both government-run and privately funded institutions, graduates can also move into the pharmaceutical, medical aid and insurance services sectors.
Long before students have registered, Laurus College helps prepare them for the long but rewarding road ahead. Online services are interactive and organized productively and proactively. The college helps students make the correct decisions in regard to choosing their career paths, particularly when they remain undecided and are overwhelmed by the rich variety of choices at their disposal. Tutorial guides help students to get started with their career choices. A career toolkit helps with course planning and, as always, learning and support (where this is still an imperative for needy students) is given.