Students at our regional locations have access to the same clubs and communities as our online students. In addition, some clubs participate in fundraising activities and host frequent guest speakers.
Past activities include:
- Criminal Justice Club: Field trips to places of interest, such as prisons, crime labs, and courtrooms; community service events like the CSI Expo and Toys for Tots; and learning projects, such as mock trials
- Writing Club: Creative writing and poetry workshops, projects that include writing letters to troops, paper review sessions, and used book sales
- Health Sciences Clubs: Community health fairs and onsite review sessions for the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) exam
- Business Club: Financial/tax information workshops, collection drives, and business attire fashion shows
- IT Club: Computer repairs and diagnoses for fellow students and field trips to local IT firms
- Student Government/Student Council: Town hall meetings with academic leadership, clothing and food drives, community projects (including work with Habitat for Humanity), newspaper
- APPEAL: Seminars and presentations on various legal topics as well as field trips to court
Many of our regional locations offer labs with program-specific equipment, giving students the opportunity to gain hands-on skills in a simulated, real-world environment.
Select locations offer:
- Medical Assistant Labs: Most labs contain patient beds that mimic a doctor's office setting, an autoclave for proper sterilization of equipment, a centrifuge to work with fluid samples, a reception area, prosthetic arms to learn blood draws, and drawers and cupboards full of instruments and equipment used to teach students how to set up and complete various procedures and tests. There is also a child and infant "dummy" for practice exercises.
- Nursing Skills Labs: These labs include hospital beds, wall consoles with mock oxygen adapters, ambulatory devices, a scale, and mannequins (both low- and mid-fidelity). Approximately 8 to 10 students can work in each lab at once. The lab gives students hands-on training prior to moving on to clinical settings.
- Criminal Justice Labs: These labs are equipped with a Fire Arms Training Simulator. This machine provides students with realistic training scenarios that aid in developing critical thinking skills, eyewitness identification, and on-demand verbal commands. Only one student is allowed in the simulation room at a time with the instructor. The scenarios can escalate or de-escalate based on the student's performance.
Our regional locations are involved in community activities and host many onsite functions throughout the year.
Past events include:
- Annual Community Awareness Day
- Academic Success Center workshops (topics include time management, APA style, and study skills)
- Spring and summer family picnics
- Teacher Appreciation Day luncheon
- Events focused on domestic violence awareness and breast cancer awareness
- Perfect attendance contests
- Health and wellness and safety fairs
- Financial literacy events
Onsite Services for Students
We offer a wide range of services to help you succeed, from academic tutoring to career services. Offerings vary so be sure to contact your location to find out what is available.
The Career Services Department offers:
- Resume reviews
- Tips and techniques for writing effective cover letters
- Job search tips and techniques
- One-on-one mock interviews
- Assistance with externship site selection and approval
Academic Success Center
The Academic Success Center offers:
- Onsite tutoring
- Disability services
- Tips for study habits, test taking, and note taking
- Time management strategies
- Tools for writing and math
- Support in overcoming test anxiety
Additional services include:
- Community resource information for housing, utility assistance, childcare, medical/health programs, food, clothing, and financial assistance
- Transportation programs such as a carpool reimbursement program
- New student orientation