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Certificate & Associate Degree Programs

Our Albany, NY Certificate and Associate Degree programs offer career training for the future. Our faculty and staff are professionals in the field and are handpicked so we know what skills are critical for your career success. In addition, you’ll receive Lifetime Job Placement Assistance provided by our Career Services Office to help you get a job after graduation.

 

The Albany Campus

(888) 290-3847
855 Central Ave, Albany NY 12206

Business Management

Jobs in Business Management are abundant and the range of businesses is unlimited. Our graduates are well prepared for positions in banking, finance and sales, customer service, and many other for-profit, non-profit, and government jobs. They are trained in the latest computer technologies to enhance their productivity, ensuring them a competitive advantage over other job candidates.

Students at the Albany, NY campus of Mildred Elley will also have an opportunity to specialize by taking coursework in casino management, hospitality & tourism, restaurant operations, event planning & management, accounting and general management.

Mildred Elley college is good for you because it works with your schedule, the professors and staff are very caring. The classes are not over crowded so you won’t feel left out or over looked.

–Asheal Straw,
Class of 2015

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Courses:

  • Business Management Degree (AOS)
  • Accounting Systems Specialist Certificate
  • Business Technologies Specialist Certificate
  • Office, Project & Event Management (AOS)
  • Administrative Assistant Certificate

Business Management Degree

As a graduate of this program you will have an educational experience in accounting principles, business organization and management, software applications and human resource management. This program encompasses and builds on both the Accounting Systems Specialist and the Business Technologies Specialist Certificates.

Students will also have an opportunity to specialize by taking coursework in:

  • Casino Management
  • Accounting
  • Hospitality & Tourism
  • Restaurant Operations
  • Management & Marketing

 

Courses

  • MEP Business siderComputerized Accounting Applications
  • Principles of Managerial Accounting
  • Payroll Accounting
  • Business Organization and Management
  • Customer Service and Sales Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing
  • Principles of Digital Literacy
  • Document Processing
  • Word Processing and Presentation Applications
  • Spreadsheet and Database Applications
  • Business Law
  • Internship

Office, Project, and Event Management AOS

As a graduate of this program you will receive advanced training in professional office management, Microsoft Office Suite computer applications (such as word processing, presentation graphics, spreadsheets and databases), special event planning and management and the fundamental principles of project management.

Courses

  • Business Organization and Management
  • Customer Service and Sales Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Office Information and Management Systems
  • Project Management
  • Principles of Digital Literacy
  • Document Processing
  • Word Processing and Presentation Applications
  • Spreadsheet and Database Applications
  • Special Event Management

Accounting Systems Certificate

With the number, size and complexity of businesses, the demand for accounting services has increased dramatically. You will learn principles of financial and managerial accounting, computerized accounting and software applications used to record and analyze financial information and transactions.

Courses

  • Principals of Financial Accounting
  • Computerized Accounting Applications
  • Principals of Managerial Accounting
  • Business Organization and Management
  • Principals of Digital Literacy
  • Document Processing I
  • Word Processing and Presentation Applications
  • Spreadsheet and Database Applications

Business Technologies Certificate

Technology has vastly increased productivity and independence in the workplace, as computers put both flexibility and computing power at every workstation. This program is designed to include information processing theory and the hands-on use of software applications, such as Microsoft Office Suite.

Students will develop skills with integrated software packages as well as stand-alone products. Applications include word processing, spreadsheets, and databases. Additionally, this program stresses the interpersonal and written communication skills required by employers in this field.

Administrative Assistant Certificate

In today‘s economy, skilled administrative assistants are essential in all professional offices. Administrative support personnel are responsible for producing professional correspondence, handling confidential records, creating newsletters and brochures, transcribing dictated reports and maintaining office organization. This program provides hands-on computer training that allows students to compete in today‘s technological environment.

Graduates of the Administrative Assistant program obtain employment in all types of businesses including law offices, medical offices, insurance companies, schools and colleges, accounting firms, and governmental agencies.

Courses

  • Customer Service and Sales Management
  • Office Information and Management Systems
  • Principals of Digital Literacy
  • Document Processing I
  • Word Processing and Presentation Applications
  • Spreadsheet and Database Applications
  • Introduction to Professional Office Management
  • Professional Office Managment Seminar

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Medical Assisting

Healthcare professions are one of the fastest growing career fields in the country. The Department of Medical Assisting offers three program options.

Employment for medical assistants is expected to grow 23% from 2014 to 2024 as reported by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics.† This is much faster than the average growth rate for other occupations. Medical assistants continue to be in high demand as they become more relied upon as an important asset to the medical team and as physicians’ practices switch to electronic records. Here, in the Capital Region, there are many potential opportunities for career placement.

http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-assistants.htm

The skills I learned at Mildred Elley gave me the experience I needed to get the job at the doctor’s office. I am very grateful for Mildred Elley.

-Prakai Soule,
Class of 2015

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Courses

 

  • Biology of the Human Organism
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Principles of Digital Literacy
  • Document Processing
    • Principles of First Aid, CPR, and AED
    • Medical Law and Ethics
    • Medical Terminology
    • Introduction to Patient Care
    • Medical Insurance

     

    • Medical Office Management
    • Hematology and Phlebotomy Procedures
    • Cardiovascular Care and Procedures
    • Specialized Procedures
    • Internship

     

Medical Assistant Degree

The Medical Assisting Associate’s Degree program encompasses both administrative and clinical skills, enhancing a graduate’s success in the medical field and builds upon the foundation provided in the two certificate programs. This program offers advanced training in clinical, technical and administrative areas, preparing you for employment as medical assistants, medical secretaries, laboratory assistants, phlebotomists and medical records professionals.

Clinical Medical Assistant Certificate

The Clinical Medical Assistant Certificate program provides an in-depth analysis of human anatomy and physiology, clinical and laboratory procedures and patient contact skills utilized in a clinical environment. As a graduate, you are prepared for entry-level positions in medical clinics, laboratories, private physician’s offices, pharmacies and hospitals.

Medical Office Assistant Certificate

The Medical Office Assistant Certificate program offers an intensive study of medical office management and procedures and insurance processing. As a graduate, you are prepared for entry positions as medical secretaries and receptionists, billing specialists, medical records clerks, admitting clerks and administrative medical assistants.

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Practical Nursing (LPN)

Healthcare professions are one of the fastest growing career fields in the country. The Practical Nursing Certificate program is a credit-bearing, college-level program that prepares its graduates for licensure as a practical nurse (LPN) in the State of New York. Graduates of this program will be well prepared for successful passing of the NCLEX-PN examination, licensure as an LPN in New York State, and subsequent employment in the field.

Our program is comprehensive, designed to give you the clinical and lab skills necessary to become a successful LPN. Our instructors come from a diverse background within the medical industry, helping to provide you with the tools necessary to fulfill your goal to become a Licensed Practical Nurse.

It’s the best school. They are very personal and everyone knows my name. My professors remember me and care about me. I’ve never felt so supported.

-Nycole Gallagher,
Class of 2015

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Courses

  • BIO 100 Introduction to Biology of the Human Organism
  • BIO 110 Anatomy & Physiology I
  • BIO 210 Anatomy & Physiology II
  • BIO 211 Pharmacology
  • HEA 112 Medical Terminology
  • LPN 120 Practical Nursing in New York State
  • LPN 122 Mathematics for Nursing
  • LPN 130 Introduction to Practical Nursing
  • LPN 210 Practical Nursing I
  • LPN 220 Practical Nursing II
  • LPN 230 Practical Nursing III
  • LPN 240 Practical Nursing IV
  • LPN 280A Special Topics in Practical Nursing: Nursing Leadership and Exam Preparation

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Massage Therapy

Do what you love and help others through the art of ancient healing. Mildred Elley’s Massage Therapy School in Albany, NY offers you the education, practice and skills necessary in the massage therapy profession. The program satisfies the academic requirements to qualify massage therapy graduates for the New York State Massage Therapy Examination.

Mildred Elley taught me how to study and to learn. With those skills I have advanced to become a very skilled Massage Therapist. I feel very fortunate and I love what I do.

-Kim Lathrop, Class of 2013

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Massage Therapy Degree

Our small class sizes provide you with individual attention to focus on the development of your professionalism and career skills. As a graduate, you will possess the depth of knowledge and practical experience from your studies to successfully practice massage therapy profession upon licensure by New York State.

This program builds on the Massage Therapy Certificate program and also includes a core of general studies electives.

Massage Therapy Certificate

Our small class sizes provide you with individual attention to focus on the development of your professionalism and career skills. As a graduate, you will possess the depth of knowledge and practical experience from your studies to successfully practice massage therapy profession upon licensure by New York State.

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Paralegal Studies

The paralegal is a crucial piece of any legal support team. Paralegals conduct expert legal research, draft documents, maintaining files, interact with clients as well as provide administrative support. The program introduces students to the essential computer applications necessary to the legal field.

I went into paralegal and decided it was something I was passionate about and that I could make a real difference. It gave me the confidence that I could be successful in a career.

-Jennifer Hill,
Class of 2014

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Courses

  • Principals of Digital Literacy
  • Document Processing I
  • Word Processing and Presentation Applications
  • Spreadsheet and Database Applications
  • Introduction to Paralegal Studies and Civil Litigation
  • Family Law
  • Business Law
  • Legal Research & Writing
  • Torts

Advanced Paralegal Studies Degree

The AAS degree program in Advanced Paralegal Studies prepares you for paraprofessional careers in legal services and related fields as corporate and litigation paralegals, legal assistants and law office managers. This program also prepares you for advancement to four-year degree programs.

Paralegal Studies Certificate

The paralegal is a critical member of the legal support team. Paralegals are responsible for conducting legal research, drafting legal documents, maintaining legal files and interacting with clients as well as providing critical administrative support in the office. This program introduces you to the essential computer applications necessary to the legal field.

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Information Technology

As a student of the Information Technology program you will learn how to build a working computer from scratch as part of your studies. Also, internships are available to every student. These opportunities help you attain experience in a real-world job setting.

The field of Information Technology has been identified as the fastest growing sector in the economy by the U.S. Department of Labor and the department expects the demand for network and computer systems administrators to increase as firms invest in newer, faster technology and mobile networks. According to Bureau of Labor statistics, employment of computer support specialists is expected to grow 12% from 2014 to 2025.† 

http://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/computer-support-specialists.htm

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Mildred Elley College is good for you because it works with your schedule, the professors and staff are very caring. The classes are not over crowded so you won’t feel left out or over looked.

-Asheal Straw,
Class of 2015

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Information Technology Degree

The Information Technology A.O.S. degree program provides training and instruction in computer network administration; computer, network, and Internet security; computer hardware and operating systems; and end user support. Additionally, this program prepares students to take several Microsoft certification examinations that collectively lead to certifications as a Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA®) , Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS®), Microsoft Certified Information Technology Professional (MCITP®), and CompTIA® A+.

Mildred Elley is an advanced level Microsoft IT Academy member, and uses Microsoft-approved materials, textbooks, and software for many of its courses that support preparation for these credentials. Support of computer networks, securing network resources and infrastructure, network troubleshooting, repairing hardware,
loading, upgrading, supporting operating systems and application software, supporting computer peripherals, developing programs and web services using programming languages, scripts, and web development software as well as user support are among the primary functions of an Information Technology professional. Students will receive instruction so their skills allow for growth and specificity within their chosen field.

The program is designed for students who want a wider breadth and depth of instruction in the field of information systems with a focus on network administration. This program builds upon the Certificate program in Computer Administration and Network Security.

Courses:

  • Principles of Digital Literacy
  • Digital Literacy and Productivity
  • Computer Concepts
  • The Internet and Web Page Design
  • Microcomputer Hardware
  • Networking
  • Microcomputer Operating Systems
  • Client Operating Systems
  • Help Desk Management and User Support
  • Computer Security
  • Network Server Management
  • Network Infrastructure

Network Administration and Computer Security Certificate

The Network Administration and Computer Security certificate program provides training and instruction in network administration, computer repair, and end user support. Among the primary functions of a Network Administration and Computer Security Technician are support of computer networks, network troubleshooting, repairing computer hardware, loading and upgrading system and application software, supporting computer peripherals, and providing user support.

Students will receive broad instruction so that the skills can be applicable to a variety of situations and allow for growth and specialization within their chosen field. Additionally, this program prepares students to take several
Microsoft certification examinations that collectively lead to certifications as a Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA®), Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS®), and CompTIA® A+.

Mildred Elley is an advanced level Microsoft IT Academy member, and uses Microsoft-approved materials, textbooks and software for many of its courses that support preparation for these credentials

Courses

  • Principles of Digital Literacy
  • Computer Concepts
  • The Internet and Web Page Design
  • Microcomputer Hardware
  • Networking
  • Microcomputer Operating Systems
  • Client Operating Systems
  • Computer Security

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Nurse Aide Training (CNA)

Overview:

You can be on your way to a new career in one of the fastest growing health care fields in just 5 weeks! The Nurse Aide Training program at Mildred Elley in Albany has been designed to prepare students to work as a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA).

Certified Nurse Aides, commonly called CNAs, work in long term care facilities under the direction and supervision of registered nurses (RNs) and licensed practical nurses (LPNs) as well as other medical staff.

Nursing Aides have a great deal of contact with patients and provide personal care such as bathing, feeding, and dressing. They also perform support functions such as transporting patients, taking vital signs, and helping patients become ambulatory.

About the program:

Mildred Elley’s Nurse Aide Training program, in Albany, NY, prepares students for the certification exam which includes a clinical skills exam and a written or oral exam.

This program covers basic core content needed to provide personal care for the elderly and patient care for those in nursing homes and hospitals. At the conclusion of the program, students are expected to be able to apply the principles of efficient care for patients of varying ages and explain the therapeutic techniques for managing specific behaviors.

The training program is designed to be completed in 5 weeks. All classes are taught by qualified faculty at a high quality facilities and the clinical site is a top rated facility.

In addition, Mildred Elley’s medical labs provide you with the most real-world and technical learning environment possible so you are better prepared for your career when entering the workforce.

Job Outlook:

According to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics employment of nursing aides is expected to grow by 17 % by 2024, a rate of growth that is faster than the average of most occupations. A growing elderly population is creating a demand for nursing aides. Once certified as a Nurse Aide you will be prepared for employment opportunities in:

  • Long Term Care Facilities
  • Physicians’ Offices
  • Home Health Agency
  • Hospitals & Clinics

http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/nursing-assistants.htm

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