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IntelliTec College Review

It's not one degree fits all at IntelliTec College. IntelliTec College is an accredited member of the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges. Through this Colorado-based school, students can find a variety of career-oriented certificates and associate degrees available in fields ranging from automotive to beauty, business to fitness and even health care. If none of these subjects sounds like your cup of tea, you can also seek an education in areas like computers and networking, pharmacy tech assisting, or even refrigeration, heating, ventilation and air conditioning, known as R-HVAC.

Instruction occurs at any of the college's three campus sites, which are located in the central, Western and Southern parts of the state, although specific programs are only available at specific campus locations. (Although online learning is not part of its platform, the Grand Junction campus now offers online GED testing to its students.) And professionals at the school do more than just provide you with an education — they also help you look for a job after you have completed your education. In fact, each campus location has a dedicated career services advisor who has strong ties to the community and can assist you with an employment search. Dating back to 1965, IntelliTec College has a history nearly five decades in the making of helping student to obtain career training for their goals.

Admissions
  • Total enrollment: 1,230 for all schools. Broken down for each of the school's three sites, this includes:
    • 762 at Colorado Springs
    • 591 (all are undergraduates) at Grand Junction
  • Steps to admission:
    • Fill out a preliminary interest form online, indicating a preference for your program and campus location, as well as the following items
    • An e-mail and phone number for contact information
    • Year of high school graduation or the year you obtained your GED
    • How you heard about the school
    • Any comments or questions

An admissions representative will then call you to discuss educational programs available and assist you in filling out a more complete application form. However, if you have any questions or want to begin that process immediately, you can simply call an admissions representative at 1-800-836-1345. Admission to IntelliTec College can be done in both the fall and the spring, but students will want to talk with an enrollment counselor to find out when they can start their specific program.

Financial Aid

  • Is this school eligible for federal financial aid (Title IV approved)? Yes
  • Does this school offer scholarships? Yes
  • What percentage of students receive financial aid? 99% of students at the Colorado Springs campus and 92% at Grand Junction
  • Disclaimer: Financial aid is only available for those who qualify
Featured Programs

Business Office Administration

Gain skills in accounting, business finance and marketing while working on this associate degree in Occupational Studies, which generally takes a year-and-a-half to complete. A 120-hour externship helps students build business office skills while also preparing them to take the Microsoft Office and QuickBooks Pro certifying exams.

Computer and Network Systems

Students gain hands-on skills in a CompTIA Authorized Academy lab and prepare to sit for Cisco, CompTIA and Microsoft certification exams while completing an associate degree in Occupational Studies. Possible to complete in as little as 18 months, this program can help you to prepare for employment with a large IT department or to function as the sole IT individual in a small business.

Featured Programs Offered By Location

Grand Junction:

  • Automotive Technician
  • Cosmetologist
  • Dental Assistant
  • Medical Assistant
  • Refrigeration & HVAC
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Massage Therapy

Colorado Springs:

  • Automotive Technician
  • Computer Network Systems Technician
  • Medical Assistant
  • Personal Trainer
  • Refrigeration & HVAC

Pueblo:

  • Automotive Technician
  • Cosmetologist
  • Medical Assistant
  • Personal Trainer
  • Massage Therapy

Medical Assisting

With the opportunity to practice laboratory skills in a clinical setting, students can gain hands-on skills in prepping patient rooms and documenting health information. This associate degree in Occupational Studies can be completed in as little as 18 months, and prepares students to sit for up to five different types of certification exams.

Refrigeration/HVAC

While this program has a strong focus on refrigeration, it also provides students with an actual HVAC-R tool kit containing high quality tools that can be helpful to the start of a career. Leading to an associate degree in Occupational Studies, this degree can be completed in as little as 18 months, and prepares students for numerous types of HVAC-R certification exams, including Universal EPA certification.

Culture

If you are considering enrollment at IntelliTec College, you may be thrilled to find out that each of the campuses has deep ties to the community, whether that's through helping to sponsor specific events or putting on career and training workshops. IntelliTec College involvement has included:

  • The 9 Health Fair: This fair provides free and low-costs health care screenings and follow-up results.
  • Free dental services: Dental assisting students at IntelliTec College can do free impressions for bleach trays as well as provide full mouth and panoramic X-rays and other types of services.
  • Student Ambassadors Club: The school's leadership outreach club is specifically geared toward community involvement. Events that is has participated in include the March of Dimes' March for Babies, Swinging for Aids and Susan G. Komen Walk for the Cure.

"Our students are mainly interested in obtaining marketable, specialized skills in a short period of time," says Stacey Snyder, associate vice president of admissions and marketing for IntelliTec College. "They are very career-oriented and focused, attend classes four days a week, work and have families. We provide Tec Cafes at each of our locations, offering a fun and functional place for our students to take a break — get a cup of "Joe" or a Coke and a sandwich. It's a great place to mingle and study with other students as well. They may also purchase college apparel and specialty items here. Students also all have access to free Wi-Fi on campus."

"Our students are mainly interested in obtaining marketable, specialized skills in a short period of time. They are very career-oriented and focused, attend classes four days a week, work and have families." — Stacey Snyder, associate VP of admissions

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Notable Faculty/Awards

Showing that a career-training school can make headlines in big ways, the following awards have been presented to the school, faculty members or students in the past 18 months:

  • Matrix Scholarships: In September 2014, six cosmetology students at IntelliTec College received $1,000 All You Can Be Scholarships from Matrix, an industry provider of hair care and color.
  • Carbon Monoxide Safety Leadership Award: Given to IntelliTec College during the national HVACR industry conference in April 2014 in Las Vegas and sponsored by HVAC Excellence, this award recognized efforts to incorporate carbon monoxide training into the school's HVACR program.
  • Route 50 Car Expo: The new automotive facility at IntelliTec College showcased the cars of more than 70 people during this July 2013 event.
  • CACCS Student of the Year: IntelliTec student Hugo Perez was named Student of the Year in computer technology by the Colorado Association of Career Colleges and Schools in 2013.
Sources:

1. IntelliTec College, http://www.intelliteccollege.com/
2. IntelliTec Colleges, Esco Group, April 10, 2014, http://www.escogroup.org/NewsItem.aspx?ID=710
3. "Expo showcases IntelliTec College's new automotive facility," Anthony A. Mestas, The Pueblo Chieftain, July 21, 2013, http://www.chieftain.com/news/education/1490030-120/rodriguez-car-automotive-expo
4. "A cut above," Jon Pompia, The Pueblo Chieftain, Sept. 25, 2014, http://www.chieftain.com/mobile/mhome/2927262-123/matrix-intellitec-students-chieftain

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