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Kaplan College in Palm Springs, California

Address: 2475 East Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Telephone Number: (760) 778-3540
Accreditation: Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology
Website: palm-springs.kaplancollege.com

Kaplan College in Palm Springs strives to help students work towards achieving their career goals. This campus primarily focuses on career education in the Allied Health field. Within the Allied Health program, an Associate of Applied Science is offered for Medical Practice Management. Diploma offerings include Dental Assisting, Medical Assistant, Massage Therapy, Pharmacy Technician and Medical Office Specialist. The school is accredited and financial aid is available for those who qualify.


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Admissions Requirements

Kaplan College has established the following requirements and procedures for admission. An applicant to the College must meet at least ONE of the following standards:

  • Be a high school graduate
  • Possess a General Education Development (GED) certificate
  • Possess a Home Study certificate or transcript from a Home Study program that is equivalent to high school level and is recognized by the student's home state

All courses are taught in English. Students must be able to speak, read, and write fluently in English. English abilities will be determined through the College's admissions test (if applicable), an interview, and completion of necessary documents.


Costs and Financial Aid

Tuition and Fees (2008-2009): Tuition varies by program from $13,463 to $33,264

% of Students Receiving Financial Aid (2007-2008)
87% Received Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving financial aid: Received aid= 87% Did not receive aid= 13%


Total grant aid received by all students (2007-2008): $2,821,786
Grants are distinctly different from both scholarships and student loans in that they do not need to be repaid. The purpose of college grants is to make educational funds available to students to help defray the cost of a college education.

77% of Students Received Grants
The Average Grant Amount was $3,984

Percentage of Students Receiving Grants, by Type
Average Amount of Grant Aid Received, by Type
Percentage of students receiving grant aid by type Total grants: 77% Federal: 72% Pell: 72% Other Federal: 41% State/Local: 5% Institutional: 50%    
  Average amount of grant aid received by type Total grants: $3,984 Federal: $3,913 Pell: $3,785 Other Federal: $227 (!) State/Local: $4,347 Institutional: $94


Percentage of Students Receiving Loans, by Type
Average Amount of Loans, by Type
Percentage of students receiving loans by type Total loans: 79% Federal: 76% Non-federal: 22%
Average amount of loans by type Total loans: $8,082 Federal: $7,470 Non-federal: $2,901



Total Enrollment (Fall 2008): 552 Students

Student-to-Faculty Ratio: Approximately 40 to 1

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Programs Offered

Dental Assistant: By obtaining a Dental Assistant diploma from Kaplan College, you can gain the knowledge and skills to perform front and back office duties including treatment room care of the dental patient, preventive dentistry, infection control and sterilization, taking dental x-rays, assisting with oral surgery, and more. This program is designed to help eligible students prepare for the Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) examination sponsored by the State of California Board of Dental Examiners and the Dental Assistant National Board after one year of experience in the dental field.

Massage Therapy: With a Massage Therapy diploma from Kaplan College, you can seek various entry-level positions or even establish your own business as a massage therapist. We provide you with a solid foundation of knowledge and skills in the areas of anatomy, physiology, and massage therapies. Our program is designed to help eligible students prepare for the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) national certification exam.

Medical Assistant: Kaplan College's Medical Assistant program could provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to work in a physician's office, health management organization (HMO), clinic, rehab center, or other allied health care facilities. This program allows you to specialize in front or back office duties. Or you can diversify and do both!

Medical Office Specialist: Obtaining a Medical Office Specialist diploma from Kaplan College can help you start a new career, or further your current position, in today's expanding medical industry. You can train for employment in medical, dental, optometry offices, outpatient clinics, hospitals, and many other areas. The Medical Office Specialist program offers well-rounded instruction in basic human anatomy, medical terminology, medical insurance, medical records, billing and collections, appointment scheduling, and medical ethics.

Medical Practice Management: The Medical Practice Management program at Kaplan College is designed to help you become a medical practice manager, medical office manager, medical assistant manager, or other similar position in a health care facility. In these positions, it could be your job to help keep a medical office running efficiently. Through group discussions, lectures, and hands-on laboratory experience, you can develop the administrative, communication, management, and accounting skills that could help you have a successful career.

Pharmacy Technician: A diploma from Kaplan College's Pharmacy Technician program can give you the education needed to seek entry-level positions in a retail pharmacy, hospital pharmacy, residential pharmacy, or other pharmaceutical facilities. This program is designed to prepare eligible students for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination (PTCE) sponsored by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) and for a Pharmacy Technician license from the California State Board of Pharmacy.

Criminal Justice: Kaplan College's Criminal Justice program is designed to give you the technical skills and job knowledge needed to gain entry-level employment in the expanding criminal justice field. Whether you are looking to complete your associate's degree as a base to continue your education, or seeking to change your career, Kaplan College can provide the education you need to reach your career goals.


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