College Profile: Kaplan College-Milwaukee

 
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Kaplan College is a system of for-profit colleges in the United States and is a subsidiary of Kaplan Inc. and Kaplan Higher Education. Kaplan College offers career training for the healthcare industry. As of April 2004, Kaplan owned 64 campuses, including Hesser College in New Hampshire and CEI College in California. California locations operated under the Maric College brand 2004-2008, then as Kaplan Colleges. Kaplan launched web-based universities in April 2000, and in 2007, Kaplan College merged with Hamilton Business Colleges/Hamilton College (Iowa). In June 2008, Las Vegas-based Heritage College was folded into the Kaplan College brand.

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111 W. Pleasant St-Ste 101
Milwaukee, WI
53212
414-225-4600 (general)
414-225-4608 (financial aid)
414-225-4607 (admissions)
 
 
 

 
Mission Statement

Kaplan College is an institution of higher education dedicated to providing quality programs that integrate the curriculum with professional skill development empowering students to achieve their lifelong personal and professional goals.


General Information
Other Names
Type Private for-profit, 2-year
Control Private for-profit
Size Under 1,000
Campus Setting City: Large
Calendar System Continuous
Title IV Eligibility Participates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Relgious Affiliation Not applicable

College Student Services Offered
No 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: NavyYes Weekend/evening college
No ROTC: Air Force   

Sources: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
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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
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Average Amount of Financial Aid Received
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Student Body
381 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
No 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
Accounting (Associate Degree)
The objective of the Accounting program is to prepare students with the knowledge, technical skills, and work habits required for entry-level positions in the accounting field. A variety of specialized accounting subjects will provide students with a general understanding of the basic concepts of accounting as applied in business offices in both the public and private sectors as staff accountants and office management trainees in specialized areas such as accounts receivable, accounts payable, and payroll. Courses in written and oral communications, technological applications, and business organization help students to understand the broad scope and responsibilities of individuals working in the accounting field. Classroom instruction is reinforced through a business-related externship. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be awarded an Associate of Applied Science degree. Graduates of this program may be involved in the preparation of reports and information for the internal and external users and decision makers of a business. These reports may include financial statements, income tax returns, payrolls, job costs, and other management reports. In these duties, the graduate will demonstrate analytical and problem-solving skills; effective oral and written communication skills; and the attitudes and interpersonal skills required in the business world.
Administrative Professional (Associate Degree)
Office automation has changed the way most businesses conduct day-to-day operations. As a result, the role of the administrative professional has evolved to include the use of technology to expedite tasks in the workplace. The U.S. Department of Labor ranks administrative professionals, including secretaries and administrative assistants, among the largest occupations in the U.S. economy; however, it is a highly competitive field and the job outlook is best for applicants with extensive knowledge of software applications.*
Business Administration (Bachelor Degree)
The versatility of a business degree could open the door to career opportunities in various career fields, such as accounting, human resources, banking, and marketing. If you enjoy solving problems, making key decisions, and managing multiple tasks to ensure business operations run smoothly, you should consider pursuing a career in business administration.
Computer Applications (Associate Degree)
Computers have become an increasingly essential part of our daily lives. In every industry, the need for individuals with the ability to utilize today?s most common computer applications is vital to productivity. The Associate of Applied Science in Computer Applications program is designed to provide you with the formal training you need to acquire these vital career skills.
Computer Forensics (Associate Degree)
Careers in homeland security, criminology, data recovery, and data security represent the reality of the times?crime is an undeniable factor in our everyday lives. Computer forensics is a career field that focuses on the investigation and analysis of computer-related criminal activity (sometimes called cybercrime). The computer forensics program at Kaplan College is designed to help you acquire the knowledge and technical skills required to pursue a career in this highly technical career field.
Computer Forensics (Associate Degree)
Careers in homeland security, criminology, data recovery, and data security represent the reality of the times?crime is an undeniable factor in our everyday lives. Computer forensics is a career field that focuses on the investigation and analysis of computer-related criminal activity (sometimes called cybercrime). The computer forensics program at Kaplan College is designed to help you acquire the knowledge and technical skills required to pursue a career in this highly technical career field.
Criminal Justice (Associate Degree)
Criminal justice is a broad field that encompasses a variety of careers in state and local government, law enforcement, corrections, corporate security, and more.* Each of these specialized areas focus on maintaining the safety and security of the community in which you live. If you're interested in pursuing a career in criminal justice, earning a degree in the criminal justice program at Kaplan College can help you acquire the knowledge and skills you need to get started.
Graphic Design (Associate Degree)
The objective of the Graphic Design program is to prepare students with the knowledge, technical skills, and work habits required for entry-level positions as graphic designers and illustrators, layout artists, production artists, and multi-media artists. Students will be encouraged to develop creativity while stressing technical and presentation skills. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be awarded an Associate of Applied Science degree. Graduates of this program may design advertising campaigns, logos, packaging posters, publications, etc. from the concept to the final printing process for magazines, newspapers, journals, and other publications. Graduates may also create graphics for television and computer-generated media.
Health Information Management (Associate Degree)
The objective of the Health Information Technology program is to prepare students with the knowledge, technical skills, and work habits required for an entry-level position in the field. Curriculum will provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to process, maintain, compile, and report health information data for patient care, reimbursement, facility planning, marketing, risk management, quality assessment, and research. Students will receive hands-on training in medical coding and abstracting procedures. Supervisory issues are taught, as well as medical/legal aspects of health information. Basic courses addressing the use of computers in these areas are also part of the program. Graduates of this program may abstract health records and compile reports on health care services; accurately assign code numbers to diagnoses and procedures for indexing health data and processing bills; answer legal, government, insurance company, and other inquiries for patient health information; and organize, analyze, and evaluate health record content for ?completeness and accuracy. Graduates may review and evaluate health records to assist with meeting accreditation guidelines, release patient information in accordance with applicable laws, and supervise human resources.
Health Information Management (Associate Degree)
The objective of the Health Information Technology program is to prepare students with the knowledge, technical skills, and work habits required for an entry-level position in the field. Curriculum will provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to process, maintain, compile, and report health information data for patient care, reimbursement, facility planning, marketing, risk management, quality assessment, and research. Students will receive hands-on training in medical coding and abstracting procedures. Supervisory issues are taught, as well as medical/legal aspects of health information. Basic courses addressing the use of computers in these areas are also part of the program. Graduates of this program may abstract health records and compile reports on health care services; accurately assign code numbers to diagnoses and procedures for indexing health data and processing bills; answer legal, government, insurance company, and other inquiries for patient health information; and organize, analyze, and evaluate health record content for ?completeness and accuracy. Graduates may review and evaluate health records to assist with meeting accreditation guidelines, release patient information in accordance with applicable laws, and supervise human resources.
Information Technology (Bachelor Degree)
Information technology is an integral part of everyday life. Nearly every industry?including business, education, healthcare, and entertainment?relies on information technology to facilitate communication, expedite processes, and manage day-to-day operations. The information technology program at Kaplan College isdesigned to help you acquire the skills you need to prepare for a career in this highly competitive field.
Legal Assistant (Associate Degree)
The objective of the Legal Assistant program is to prepare students with the knowledge, technical skills, and work habits required for an entry-level position in the legal assisting field. Through specialized coursework, students are prepared to assist legal professionals. Students have an opportunity to apply classroom knowledge to actual work experience while serving a legal externship. Graduates of the Legal Assistant program may be employed as paralegals, legal secretaries, administrative assistants, and title abstractors in law firms, private attorneys' offices, courthouses, government agencies, insurance companies, and legal departments of companies. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be awarded an Associate of Applied Science degree. Graduates of this program may be required by the employer to prepare and file various court pleadings and non-court documents and instruments. Additionally, duties may include preparation of intraoffice memoranda of law, memoranda of points and authorities, appellate briefs, and other legal writing. The assistant also may interview and screen clients, research property titles, and engage in general legal research including computer-assisted research. General office support functions may also be expected and required.
Medical Assistant (Certificate Program)
The objective of the Medical Assistant program is to prepare students with the knowledge, technical skills, and work habits required for an entry-level position in the medical assisting field. Curriculum will provide students with opportunities to develop multi-faceted competencies necessary in assisting the physician and other healthcare personnel in the examining room in clinics, home health agencies, long-term care facilities, physicians' offices, government health departments, or other medical facilities. Laboratory and clinical skills are emphasized. Students may apply their classroom knowledge to actual work experiences while on externship at the College-approved healthcare facility. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be awarded a Lower Division Certificate. Graduates of this program may perform basic medical office skills such as charting, keyboarding, answering the phone, and scheduling patients; taking and recording vital signs; assisting the physician in physical examinations, minor surgeries, and EKGs; becoming involved in patient teaching as necessary; implementing techniques and knowledge of sterilization and disinfection; and performing laboratory testing with a knowledge of normal and abnormal results. Graduates may demonstrate a basic knowledge of pharmacology; the importance of practicing and enforcing Standard Precautions and maintaining patient confidentiality; and the skills necessary for clerical and secretarial duties.
Medical Billing/Coding (Certificate Program)
The objective of the Medical Billing/Coding program is to prepare students with the knowledge, technical skills, and work habits required for an entry-level position as a billing and insurance specialist in either a physician's office or institutional setting, or as a patient referral specialist, coder, or medical receptionist. The curriculum will provide students with the basic skills and knowledge necessary to submit medical claims for reimbursement, process bills, operate computerized billing systems, and gain a working knowledge of various insurance plans. Emphasis is placed on quality of coding for reimbursement and statistical reporting. Students may receive hands-on training through externships in acute care hospitals, physicians' offices and long-term care facilities. Employment opportunities may exist in healthcare facilities and physicians' offices. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be awarded a Lower Division Certificate. Graduates of the Medical Billing/Coding program will be able to evaluate medical records in order to appropriately assign ICD-9 and CPT codes related to medical diagnoses and procedures, submit insurance claims for reimbursement and evaluate rejected claims for resubmission. Graduates will be capable of using computerized billing programs, as well as completing the HCFA claim form. Graduates will have a working knowledge of various insurance plans including the associated regulations and guidelines in order to efficiently and accurately refer patients to various healthcare providers.
Medical Receptionist (Certificate Program)
The objective of the Medical Receptionist program is to prepare students with the knowledge, technical skills, and work habits required for an entry-level position in the field. Curriculum will provide students with the basic medical background and business skills required by individuals working in secretarial/clerical positions in clinics, government health departments, health maintenance organizations, hospital reception areas, physicians' offices, and psychiatric centers. Communication and public relations techniques are stressed, and classroom knowledge and skills are refined through an externship at a College-approved medical facility. Upon successful?completion of the program, graduates will?be awarded a Lower Division Certificate. Graduates of this program may answer and screen phone calls, schedule patients for routine visits and surgery, handle emergencies, perform medical transcription in the office setting, and manage the front desk. Acting as a liaison between the physician and the client, graduates demonstrate effective interpersonal skills and maintain patient confidentiality.
Medical Receptionist/Transcriptionist (Associate Degree)
The objective of the Medical Receptionist/ Transcriptionist program is to prepare students with the knowledge, technical skills, and work habits required for an entry-level position in the medical secretarial field. The coursework is designed to place emphasis on the development of specialized medical knowledge and business skills needed for accurate transcription and dictation of medical terms. Coursework, specialized medical training, and a College-approved externship combine to prepare graduates for employment. Medical Receptionist/Transcriptionist graduates may be employed in clinics, health maintenance organizations, hospitals, insurance companies, and physicians' offices. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be awarded an Associate of Applied Science degree. Duties for graduates of this program may include answering the phone, scheduling patients for routine visits and surgery, handling emergencies, and transcribing or recording dictation. Performing efficiently as a liaison between the physician and the client, the graduate will demonstrate effective management and interpersonal skills.
Medical Secretary/Assistant (Associate Degree)
The objective of the Medical Secretary/ Assistant program is to prepare students with the knowledge, technical skills, and work habits required for entry-level positions as medical secretaries or assistants in a variety of healthcare facilities such as clinics, health maintenance organizations, hospitals, insurance companies, and physicians' offices. The program combines classroom instruction in medical secretarial office skills and management, laboratory screening techniques, and medical assisting. Students will have an opportunity for the practical application of this knowledge through an externship at a College-approved medical facility. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be awarded an Associate of Applied Science degree. Graduates of this program may assist the physician in physical examinations, minor surgery, and EKG charts; perform laboratory testing with a knowledge of normal and abnormal results; take and record vital signs; perform skills necessary for clerical and secretarial duties; and maintain patient confidentiality.
Network Systems Technology (Associate Degree)
In today's competitive business marketplace, network systems are essential for maintaining productivity. All types of organizations rely on computer networks to maintain communications, marketing, and sales. Employees who are knowledgeable about networking configurations and various operating systems and can protect and maintain an organization's data are highly valued. At Kaplan College, you can get the training required to pursue a career in network systems technology.
Phlebotomist (Certificate Program)
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, job opportunities for phlebotomists are expected to be excellent, as the demand is expected to exceed the number of professionals in this field.* Formal training from Kaplan College can help you acquire the knowledge and skills you need to enter this high-demand field.

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