About Star Career Academy
Since its inception in 1935, Star Career Academy has been an excellent provider of programs in the domains of cosmetology, allied health, professional cooking, restaurant and hotel management, and pastry and baking arts. For all these programs, performance based, hands-on and occupational training is provided to groom the students for employment at entry level, which is in accordance with the community needs. The Academy is committed to the success of students by granting a compassionate educational environment along with high quality career training. The mission is to enrich the community they serve. The Academy believes that the bright future of the students is the true empowerment of students.
History of the School
The foundation of Star Career Academy started in 1979 by the name of Star Technical Institute school group, which offered career training in design and drafting. In 1983, the academy diversified its training programs and dedicated itself in allied health training in order to cater to the needs of ever expanding industry of healthcare. In 2008, four branches of Star Academy merged with two career schools of New York. Through this merger, the Star Career Academy came under the umbrella possession of Quad Partners, which is an investment firm dedicated to schools and educational products. Star Career Academy has been in existence in Manhattan continuously since 1935 by the name of New York Institute of Dietetics. In the following years in 1970s, the ownership changed and the new name was given to it- New York Food and Hotel Management School, accredited by National Association of Trade and Technical Schools (NATTS). In 2007, after the establishment of Allied Health Division, the current name of the academy came into being.
The Star Career Academy also has an unaccredited branch, ServFast Computers, which is in operations since 1992. It is located in New Jersey (1049 Church Road in Toms River). This institute provides state-of-the-art training in computers and its faculty comprises of instructors with extensive relevant experience in the field of technology.
The academy is a member of the following associations:
• American Hotel and Lodging Association
• American Culinary Federation Foundation (Long Island, NY location)
• Chambers of Commerce (Syosset, NY; Brick, NJ; Greater Philadelphia)
• National Restaurant Association
• Long Island Convention and Visitors Bureau and Sports Commission
• International Association of Culinary Professionals
• Long Island Hotel & Lodging Association
The most prominent accreditation of the Star Career Academy is that by Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), which directs the academy to collect employment ++ and graduation data for their graduates. ACCSC allows exclusion of students from the rate of placement calculation:
• Students who want to pursue further education from an accredited institution
• Students who are unavailable for employment due to specified reasons
All the campuses of Star Career Academy are approved testing sites, accredited by National Healthcare Association (NHA) and provide testing facility by National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT).
Applying for admissions to Star Career Academy is easy. You just need to fill up an application form and grant the academy a permission to contact you. The representatives of the academy will come in touch with you via email, SMS, or call.
The eligibility conditions for admission to the academy are:
• You must possess a GED, a high school diploma or equivalent.
• You must have crossed the compulsory education age and must not be simultaneously enrolled in any high school.
• You have to attend an interview and show an understanding of the program you are interested in.
• If there are any special requirements for the program, you need to meet them.
There are different programs offered in all the branches of Star Career Academy. You can locate the branch suitable to you according to the program you want to study and the accommodation requirements.
Tuition and Fees
Depending upon the campus and program you choose, there are variations in tuition and fees. You can visit the consumer information page for more information on this topic. Go to the campus you are thinking to join and then click the program you wish to join. You can also find the length of the intended program and other useful information, using which you can make a better choice. You can also apply for financial aid to cover the overall cost of your education.
Programs Offered at Start Career College
The academy offers different programs in its branches located in several places:
The career in medical health is an attractive one, considering the importance of quality education in the arena. Star Career Academy offers several diploma and certificate programs in allied health. Healthcare workers and clinical assistants are needed in hospitals, physicians’ offices, laboratories, surgical units and outpatient centers.
The job of medical assistants is to support a physician in performing routine clinical and administrative duties. This career has 29% employment growth rate, which is much higher than other occupations. You can also join paramedic program if you are already involved in volunteering or working in healthcare industry.
The academy, with its Business Office Administration Program, trains you to acquire skills that are crucial in today’s professional, fast-paced environment. In this field, entry level jobs have a projected growth rate of 12%.
Cosmetology Diploma Program
To give a kick start to your career in the field of cosmetologist, Star Career Academy offers you a diploma program in cosmetology. This program is available in Philadelphia along with an option of day and evening classes. It comprises of skills, theory and lab practice conducted in the environment of a salon. The students are granted complete access to fully upgraded and efficiently designed student kit. The salons also have salon products and service selections meant for retail use as well as salon services. The iPad technology gives you access to eBooks and a completely digitized curriculum.
The commercial, professional and leisure program offered by the academy help students build a career in the professional kitchen. The entry level employment in the kitchen can be procured by diploma and certificate programs like Professional Cooking, Professional Pastry & Baking and Commercial Cooking. If you do not want employment in the field and want to learn cooking just for leisure, you can also join leisure classes of the academy.
Hotel & Restaurant Management Certificate Program
For entry level career in the hospitality industry, this program trains the students for motel and hotel management operations, property management software of industry standard, to carry out business and facility operations and the basics of operations of a restaurant. 900 clock hours of professional level training is provided by the institute in its day and evening classes.
The opportunities of employment include:
• Housekeeping coordinator
• Guest services agent
• Sales/marketing assistant
• Accounting assistant
• Human resources assistant
• Food and beverage assistant manager
• Kitchen manager
• Assistant restaurant manager
• Food pantry agent
• Restaurant front-of-the-house staff
Settings of employment may include:
• Cruise lines
• Catering companies
Professional and Continuing Education
This program is meant to maintain your skills and aptitude up to date so that your talent remains in demand. You can take classes in Phlebotomy, EMT Training, and CPR Training to help your career stay on track. People, who are already engaged in any industry, can join this program to sharpen their skills or enhance their current talent.
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