College Profile: Douglas Education Center

 
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The mission of Douglas Education Center is twofold. Our first responsibility is to provide students with a quality education that will develop the attitudes, skills, and techniques necessary to enter and succeed in their chosen field of study. Our second responsibility is to provide prospective employers with well-trained personnel. The curricula of Douglas is designed to maintain high standards of performance upon which these future employers can depend. Douglas Education Center has the obligation to create an educational atmosphere that will not only foster the highest standards of excellence in all students, but also help these students develop an awareness of social responsibility and ethical behavior.
 
130 7th St
Monessen, PA
15062
724-684-3684 (general)
724-684-3684 (financial aid)
724-684-3684 (admissions)
 
 
 

 
Mission Statement

The mission of Douglas Education Center is twofold. Our first responsibility is to provide students with a quality education that will develop the attitudes, skills, and techniques necessary to enter and succeed in their chosen field of study. Our second responsibility is to provide prospective employers with well-trained personnel. The curricula of Douglas is designed to maintain high standards of performance upon which these future employers can depend. Douglas Education Center has the obligation to create an educational atmosphere that will not only foster the highest standards of excellence in all students, but also help these students develop an awareness of social responsibility and ethical behavior.


General Information
Other Names
Type Private for-profit, 2-year
Control Private for-profit
Size Under 1,000
Campus Setting Suburb: Small
Calendar System Semester
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

Douglas Education Center Website

Admissions Considerations & Recommendations
Open admission policy Yes
Admission test scores Not applicable
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language Not applicable

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
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Average Tuition for Full-Time Undergraduates
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Average Tuition for Full-Time Graduates
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Comprehensive Fee for Full-Time Undergraduates
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Per Credit Hour Charge for Part-Time Undergraduates
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Per Credit Hour Charge for Part-Time Graduates
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Student Body
275 Student Body SizeNo On-Campus Housing
0 Fall Applicants0 Total Dormitory Capacity
0 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
Yes 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

Degrees and Certifications
Administrative Office Technology (Associate Degree)
Objective: This sixteen-month program prepares graduates for responsible positions in many exciting fields including the professions of industry, finance, and government. Business skills for employment in administrative office positions such as word processing specialist, secretary, administrative or executive assistant, executive secretary, claims processor, transcriptionist or receptionist are taught. The program is designed to develop a high degree of competency in skill areas such as keyboarding, word processing, office technology, dictation and transcription, and communications. In addition, students will also possess the knowledge of various computer software packages.
Administrative Office Technology (Associate Degree)
Objective: This sixteen-month program prepares graduates for responsible positions in many exciting fields including the professions of industry, finance, and government. Business skills for employment in administrative office positions such as word processing specialist, secretary, administrative or executive assistant, executive secretary, claims processor, transcriptionist or receptionist are taught. The program is designed to develop a high degree of competency in skill areas such as keyboarding, word processing, office technology, dictation and transcription, and communications. In addition, students will also possess the knowledge of various computer software packages.
Cosmetician Program (Certificate Program)
This 21 credit, 450-clock hour program qualifies the student for an advanced position in the field of esthetics. The student will acquire a broad range of knowledge in customized facial and body treatments, skin analysis, pre- and post-consultations and preparing a client for home skin care. The student will also have an understanding of anatomy, physiology of the skin and the bodys systems as they pertain to esthetics. Also included in this program are the techniques and skills needed to perform temporary hair removal and make-up applications. Upon completion of this program the student will be able to sit for the Pennsylvania State Board Exam for Cosmetician.
General Cosmetology (Diploma Program)
Teachers will prepare the students for careers in cosmetology using lecture and lab components. Students are given hands-on experience, as well as the practical theory, in areas such as shampooing, hair shaping, hair styling, permanent waving, hair color, hair straightening, skin care, manicuring, scalp treatment and overall care of hair types and textures.
General Cosmetology / Teacher Program (Associate Degree)
This twenty-month program combines the General Cosmetology Program and the Teacher Program. Students who graduate from this program will be prepared to sit for their State Board of Cosmetology Examination as well as their Cosmetology Teaching Examination. Successful examinees will have earned both their Cosmetology and Teaching Licenses. Teachers will prepare the students for a career in cosmetology using both lecture and lab components. Students are given hands-on experience as well as the practical theory in areas such as shampooing, hair shaping, hair styling, permanent waving, hair color, hair straightening, skin care, manicuring, scalp treatment and overall care of hair types and textures. This program prepares the student to comprehend and understand the practices of cosmetology including areas of professional attitude, salon management, bacteriology, sterilization and sanitation. Students will study the sciences of cosmetology including such topics as histology, trichology, chemistry, physiology, cosmetic dermatology, and electricity. The student will be taught teaching techniques for subject matter related to cosmetology curricula. Professional Practices and Salon Management will give the student a well-rounded view of the field of cosmetology instruction. Students will be exposed to teaching methods and techniques and will learn how to prepare lesson plans, course outlines, make classroom presentations and demonstrations, and understand the various student evaluation methods. There will be practical experience in clinical management under direct supervision of the instructor.
Graphic Design & Web (Associate Degree)
This sixteen-month program is designed to provide a strong foundation in the basic principles of art and design as they apply to the professions of advertising, entertainment, information, and education. Students develop art, business, and technology skills to be equipped for entry level employment in the Graphic Design field. Students should be able, upon graduation, to utilize professional computer programs to produce graphic art ready for both in-house and external business applications, to include both print and electronic media
Graphic Design & Web (Associate Degree)
This sixteen-month program is designed to provide a strong foundation in the basic principles of art and design as they apply to the professions of advertising, entertainment, information, and education. Students develop art, business, and technology skills to be equipped for entry level employment in the Graphic Design field. Students should be able, upon graduation, to utilize professional computer programs to produce graphic art ready for both in-house and external business applications, to include both print and electronic media
Intensive Business Training (Associate Degree)
This twelve-month program will allow the student to transfer all credits to Douglas? Business Administration Associate in Specialized Business Degree Program. The Intensive Business Training Advancement and Transition Program is a twelve-month program and is designed to provide students with a broad background in business with an emphasis in accounting and microcomputer operations. Graduates are prepared for various entry-level positions such as bookkeeper, accounting assistant, automated accounting clerk, microcomputer operator, or management assistant.
Intensive Business Training (Associate Degree)
This twelve-month program will allow the student to transfer all credits to Douglas? Business Administration Associate in Specialized Business Degree Program. The Intensive Business Training Advancement and Transition Program is a twelve-month program and is designed to provide students with a broad background in business with an emphasis in accounting and microcomputer operations. Graduates are prepared for various entry-level positions such as bookkeeper, accounting assistant, automated accounting clerk, microcomputer operator, or management assistant.
Jim Allan & Phil Wilson's Illustration & Airbrush Art Course (Associate Degree)
Objective: This 16-month program is designed to provide students with the skills necessary for a career in the illustration art business. An illustrator is a fine artist who illustrates for books, magazines, newsletters, web sites, brochures, stamps, greeting cards, billboards, exhibits, murals, motion picture "mattes", and any commercial item. Students work with a range of media including airbrush, watercolor, acrylic, markers, pen and ink, mixed media, and digital software. Final student portfolios contain illustrations for advertising, book (children?s books, book covers), sequential, institutional, editorial, fantasy and scientific/medical applications.
Manicuring and Nail Design (Certificate Program)
This 15 credit, 330 clock hour program provides the student with an opportunity to obtain an exciting and rewarding career in Nail Technology. This program teaches the student the basics of manicuring and pedicuring, as well as advanced techniques and skills used in applying nail enhancements such as acrylic overlays, sculptured nails, nail wraps, and gel nails.Students will be taught creative applications for nail art and airbrushing. The student is taught the professional skills needed for interaction with clients. Upon completion of this program students will be able to sit for the Pennsylvania State Board Examination for Manicurist.
Medical Assistant (Associate Degree)
This sixteen-month program is designed to provide graduates with skills and knowledge necessary for entry-level medical assisting/management positions. The student will be prepared to function as a clinical and office professional for the physician, or obtain employment as a lab assistant in hospital departments such as x-ray, laboratory, and EKG. They will also be prepared to work in such settings as clinics, physicians offices (front office and back office procedures), nursing homes and hospitals, and lab assistant in ancillary hospital departments.
Medical Unit Clerk (Diploma Program)
This eight-month program provides the student with the skills for employment in the entry level receptionist positions in the medical office and unit clerk positions in the hospital setting. This program is designed to develop competency in skill areas of keyboarding, word processing, and medical terminology. Graduates will enter the workforce as a medical unit clerks and front desk personnel in any type of medical facility.
Teacher Program (Certificate Program)
This four-month program will prepare the student for an entry-level instructional position within the field of Cosmetology. Students who wish to enter into the Instructor program must graduate from an approved 1250 clock hour program in cosmetology (or its equivalent) prior to being accepted into the Cosmetology-Teacher program. The student will be taught teaching techniques for subject matter related to cosmetology curricula. Professional Practices and Salon Management will give the student a well-rounded view of the field of cosmetology instruction. Students will be exposed to teaching methods and techniques and will learn how to prepare lesson plans, course outlines, make classroom presentations and demonstrations, and understand the various student evaluation methods. There will be practical experience in clinical management under direct supervision of the instructor. Students will be taught the rules and regulations of the Pennsylvania Board of Cosmetology required to obtain a teachers license.
Tom Savini's Special Make-Up Effects Program (Associate Degree)
This sixteen-month program is designed to provide students with the skills necessary for a career in the special make-up effects and show design businesses. This program of study develops student competencies in four skill areas of special effects to equip the graduate for careers with theater companies, cosmetic companies, department stores, television studios, film and photographers studios, special effects labs, architectural restoration firms, amusement parks, entertainment design and fabrication companies, costume companies, computer special effects firms, display design firms, museums, science centers, and prosthetic sculpting and mold making studios. The four main skill areas covered in this program include Make-up Application, Mold Making and Casting, Animation Fabrication, Exhibit and Display Design.

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