Frequently Asked Questions


We hope and encourage our students to ask questions. Below are some common questions and answers.



We believe that prospective students should thoroughly research their colleges of interest prior to making a decision. Additionally, the decision should never feel rushed or feel like a “bad deal.”

All our future graduates are invited to tour the school with a member of our Admissions Department at an initial appointment. If you feel comfortable moving forward and all your questions have been answered, a second appointment will be set up to complete an entry exam and enrollment paperwork.

First step:

While some students may choose to pay directly for tuition and fees, Financial Aid* is available for those who qualify.

Federal Financial Aid Available:

  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Federal Stafford Loans (Subsidized & Unsubsidized)
  • Federal PLUS Loans
  • Federal Supplemental Opportunity Grant

Other Financial Assistance:

  • Veterans Benefits
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Workforce Investment Act

*Not all programs are eligible for Title IV funds, please contact Financial Aid Department for full details.

Yes! Advanced Training is Nationally Accredited by the Council on Occupational Education (COE).

The COE has been assuring quality and integrity in career and technical education for nearly 45 years.

  1. A high school diploma or GED is required for admission to all programs.
  2. Prospective students must meet minimum scores on an entrance exam.+

+Please see the School Catalog  for minimum exam scores. Military students taking seminar programs do not need to fulfill all regular admissions requirements. Complete details available in the school catalog.

Accreditation is an evaluation process used by all recognized institutions. This process is conducted by an outside organization of educational experts; for Advanced Training the organization is the COE.

COE statement on accreditation:

Accreditation is a status of recognition that is granted to an institution which complies with the eligibility requirements, standards, procedures, and obligations adopted by the member institutions of the Council. Accreditation does not certify that every facet of an institution is of equal quality, but it does indicate that no part of the institution is so weak that the educational effectiveness of the institution as a whole and its services to students will be undermined.

The Council accredits institutions worldwide.

Classes start every month, contact admissions for a complete listing of the upcoming class schedule.

Class are held for the Medical Assistant and IST programs Monday through Friday from either 8 AM to noon or 530 PM to 930 PM.

We travel to your location for a class size of 10 or more for any of our short programs. Contact admissions if you want to set up a class in your area or for a complete listing of qualified courses.

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The My Career Advancement Account Scholarship (MyCAA) is a workforce development program that provides up to $4,000 of tuition assistance to eligible military spouses. The scholarship
assists military spouses in pursuing licenses, certificates, certifications or associate degrees necessary to gain employment in high-demand, high-growth portable career fields and occupations.

MyCAA Scholarship Program

Spouses of service members on active duty in pay grades E-1 to E-5, W-1 to W-2 and O-1 to O-2 who can start and complete their coursework while their military sponsor is on Title 10 military
orders, including spouses married to members of the National Guard and reserve component in these same pay grades.

Those who are not eligible include:
• Spouses married to service members in pay grades E-6 and above, W-3 and above and O-3 and above
• Spouses who are a member of the armed forces themselves currently on Title 10 orders
• Spouses who are married but legally separated (or under court order or statute of any state or U.S. territory) from a member of the armed forces on Title 10 orders
• Spouses whose National Guard/reserve component military sponsor is in a Warning Orders/Alert, Post Deployment/ Demobilization or Transition Status
• Spouses married to a member of the Coast Guard
• Spouses who are unable to start and complete coursework while their military sponsor is on Title 10 orders

Find out more:
MyCAA Factsheet

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