College Profile: Columbia Area Career Center

 
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Our mission is to provide people an opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to remain competitive in a changing business environment and to enhance their personal lives.

There is a rapidly growing need for employees in many areas of the medical field. Our on-site health occupations programs provide high quality training in a variety of medical career paths. Programs of study include: Medical Coding, Unlicensed Assistive Personnel, EMT/Paramedic, Practical Nursing and Surgical Technology.

The Practical Nursing Program is fully accredited by the Missouri State Board of Nursing. The Surgical Technology program is nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation on Allied Health Education Program.

Additionally, we offer on-line health occupations' certification programs, including: Medical Coding and Billing, Pharmacy Technician, Administrative Dental Assistant, Personal Fitness Trainer, Pharmaceutical Representative, and Veterinary Assistant.

The Columbia Area Vocational Technical School (also known as the Career Center) provides vocational and technology education to 10th graders and up, serving about 17,000 adults, 700 vocational secondary , and 4,500 practical art secondary students each year in education programs.
 
4203 S Providence Rd
Columbia, MO
65203-7199
573-214-3809 (general)
573-214-3809 (financial aid)
573-214-3800 (admissions)
 
 
 

 
Mission Statement

The Adult Division of The Career Center is an integral part of the Columbia Public Schools educational program. The Career Center is the community leader in meeting the emerging needs of individuals and businesses, providing quality programs and services to enhance lifelong learning.


General Information
Other Names Columbia Area Vocational Technical School
Type Public, less-than 2-year
Control Public
Size Under 1,000
Campus Setting City: Midsize
Calendar System Differs by program
Title IV Eligibility Participates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Relgious Affiliation Not applicable

College Student Services Offered
Yes Remedial ServicesYes Academic/career counseling service
Yes Employment services for studentsYes Placement services for completers
No On-campus day care for students' children   

College Special Learning Opportunities
No ROTCNo Distance learning opportunities
No ROTC: ArmyNo Study abroad
No ROTC: NavyNo Weekend/evening college
No ROTC: Air Force   

Sources: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
More info

Columbia Area Career Center Website

Admissions Considerations & Recommendations
Open admission policy No
Admission test scores Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language Recommended

Applicants (most recent fall period)
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Admissions (most recent fall period)
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Percentage of Students Submitting Test Scores
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SAT Percentile Scores
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ACT Percentile Scores
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Percentage Receiving Financial Aid
Local|federal|any
 
Average Amount of Financial Aid Received
Local|federal&chds=0,6000&chxr=0,0,6000
 
Student Body
119 Student Body SizeNo On-Campus Housing
6 Fall Applicants0 Total Dormitory Capacity
2 Fall Admissions

Gender
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Ethnicity
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College Levels Offered
Yes Less than one year certificateYes One but less than two years certificate
No Associate's degreeNo Two but less than 4 years certificate
No Bachelor's degreeNo Postbaccalaureate certificate
No Master's degreeNo Post-master's certificate
No Doctor's degreeNo First-professional degree
No First-professional certificate

All Academic Programs
 
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