Consumer Information

Our Core Values

Trustworthiness

  • ATA has been a trusted Department of Defense contractor for over a decade. In that time several thousand students have taken our courses and to-date we have never received a complaint from military personnel.
  • ATA is an accredited member of the Council on Occupational Education.
  • ATA runs background checks on all its employees. Financial aid officers have demonstrated employment history with ethical institutions and must participate in ongoing Department of Education approved training.

Transparency

  • All costs are included in the price of tuition. There are no “surprise fees”.
  • All tuition payment options, including Federal Financial Aid, Tuition Assistance (for active duty service members) and Veteran benefits are explained during your initial consultation with an Education Coordinator, not after you enroll.
  • All instructors are available to provide technical course information before a student enrolls.

Accountability

  • ATA is in full compliance with all federal, state and accreditation agency standards and laws.  We are proud of our reputation and work diligently to keep it.
  • In 2012 The Council on Occupational Education, our accreditor, visited ATA for reaffirmation of accreditation. The team had no findings, recommendations or suggestions and 3 Commendations. In 2013 the Council awarded the maximum allowable accreditation award of 6 years.
  • Completion and placement statistics are readily available to the public and meet or exceed federal, state and accrediting agency standards.
  • Education officers, EDD employees and other officials receive positive feedback from our students. Our licensing and certification agencies, such as the FOA (Fiber Optics Association), the Electronics Technicians Association, National Radio Examiners and others recommend us. We are organized and responsible—we don’t lose your paperwork.

Commitment

  • Once our student, always our student. Students are welcome to retake classes, come back for tutoring and refreshers for free for as long as they like. Our students have been like family to us and stay in touch from around the globe.
  • ATA has awarded over $43,000 in scholarships to active duty military personnel.
  • ATA and/or its staff are members of the Navy League, California Association of Private Postsecondary Schools, Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities, California Association of Student Financial Administrators and the National Defense Industrial Association.

Flexibility

  • In an ever-changing economy the employment opportunities for graduates can change as well, depending on the field. ATA will not offer courses or will suspend courses that are not producing employment outcomes.
  • Input from our advisory committees, consisting of business, military and education professionals keep programs updated and relevant.

Collaboration

  • Through our different affiliations, memberships, and charities, ATA staff, students and graduates volunteer to give back to the community.
  • Current students make new students welcome and show them the ropes. The school welcomes diversity and promotes equality.
  • A student who fails is a failure on our part; we don’t like to fail. We feel anyone can be successful with the right support and self-discipline. We’ll share our knowledge in an environment that is conducive to learning.
  • Senior management will be active in all aspects of student services. This will assure that all departments will work together for the common goal of successful student outcomes.

Planning

  • “Life Skills” classes at our El Cajon location are more than resume writing and interviewing skills. True success is managing your life. Our students create budgets based on first year earnings. Learn how to repair credit, manage your student loans online and network in your chosen field. Techniques in salary negotiations never hurt either, and we promise we make it all fun!
  • ATA staff is committed to education beyond our classroom doors. Higher education planning for our students has evolved over the years. Occupational education will get you trained and employed quickly. That doesn’t have to be the end. Once you are working you may decide to continue your education. Our financial aid staff will help you with your questions, concerns and fiscal planning.

Program Statistics

Cost of the Program
$11,990.00 Tuition
$350 Fees

There are no graduation or placement statistics for the Administrative Medical Assistant Program as Advanced Training did not have students enrolled in this program during the reporting period.

Below is a link to the Standard Occupational Classification:
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
Medical Assistants

Cost of the Program
$17,790.00 Tuition
$450.00 Fees

Information Systems & Communication Technology AAT Program On-Time Graduation Rate (For 2016).
100% On-Time Graduation Rate (on-time graduation is 15 months).

The Median Loan Debt for Students in this program for award year 2015-2016.
*Less than 10 graduates received loans. Median Loan amounts are withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the loan recipients.

Placement Rate (As reported to the Council on Occupational Education in the 2016 Annual Report)
100%

IS&CT, AAT Program graduates typically obtain jobs such as the ones listed below which include the link to the Standard Occupational Classification:
Computer Operator
Computer Support Specialist
Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers
Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment
Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other

Cost of the Program
$11,990.00 Tuition
$350.00 Fees

Graduation Rate (For 2016).
74% On-Time Graduation Rate (on-time graduation is 9 months)

The Median Loan Debt for Students in this program for award year 2015-2016 is $6400.00

Council on Occupational Education Placement Rate (As reported to the Council on Occupational Education in the 2016 Annual Report)
80%

Information Systems Technology Program graduates typically obtain jobs such as the ones listed below which include the link to the Standard Occupational Classification:

Computer Operator
Computer Support Specialist
Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers
Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment
Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other

Cost of the Program
$11,990.00 Tuition
$350.00 Fees

Graduation Rate (For 2016).
93% On-Time Graduation Rate (on-time graduation is 8 months)

The Median Loan Debt for Students in this program for award year 2015-2016 is $6400.

Placement Rate (As reported to the Council on Occupational Education in the 2016 Annual Report)
80%

Medical Assisting Program graduates typically obtain jobs as a Medical Assistant. Below is a link to the Standard Occupational Classification:
Medical Assistant

Cost of the Program
$17,790.00 Tuition
$450.00 Fees

Graduation Rate (For 2016).
100% On-Time Graduation Rate

Placement Rate (As reported to the Council on Occupational Education in the 2016 Annual Report)
100%

The Median Loan Debt for Students in this program for award year 2015-2016.
*Less than 10 graduates received loans. Median Loan amounts are withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the loan recipients.

Medical Assistant, AAS Program graduates typically obtain jobs as a Medical Assistant. Below is a link to the Standard Occupational Classification:
Medical Assistant


Non Title IV Programs

Cost of the Program
$800.00 Tuition
$100.00 Fees

Graduation Rate (For 2016).
100% On-Time Graduation Rate

Placement Rate (As reported to the Council on Occupational Education in the 2016 Annual Report)
100%

Below is a link to the Standard Occupational Classification:
Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians

Cost of the Program
$1,000.00 Tuition
$300.00 Fees

Graduation Rate (for 2016).
100% On-Time Graduation Rate

Placement Rate (As reported to the Council on Occupational Education in the 2016 Annual Report)
100%

Cost of the Program
$2,500.00 Tuition
$800.00 Fees

Graduation Rate (For 2016).
100% On-Time Graduation Rate

Placement Rate (As reported to the Council on Occupational Education in the 2016 Annual Report)
88%

Cost of the Program
$1,200.00 Tuition
$100.00 Fees

On-Time Graduation Rate (For 2016).
100% On-Time Graduation Rate

The Median Loan Debt for Students in this program and award year is Zero.

Placement Rate (As reported to the Council on Occupational Education in the 2016 Annual Report)
100%

Cost of the Program
$3,500.00 Tuition
$500 Fees

Graduation Rate (for 2016).
100% On-Time Graduation Rate

Placement Rate (As reported to the Council on Occupational Education in the 2016 Annual Report)
87%

Below is a link to the Standard Occupational Classification:
Line Installers and Repairers
Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers Except Line Installers