Have you considered arranging a tour at a Concorde health care campus, but hesitated? You weren't sure what to expect? Well, hesitate no more.
We asked resident Admissions representatives to discuss what happens when they take prospective students on campus tours. So, wonder no more and consider yourself in the know.
Two things are for certain. You'll be well taken care of. And, you'll come away knowing more about what Concorde has to offer in rewarding health care programs afterward.
What goes into touring a health care campus
"Information, information, information... and no pressure," said Jahmil Jones, Director of Admissions for Concorde's Grand Prairie campus, Texas. "We don't expect people to enroll on a first visit, so we go into every first appointment purely to give students the information they are looking for."
Jones said potential students should expect to take a quick assessment on the first visit. This helps to determine whether the person will be eligible to enroll.
Prospective students should expect to hear about programs of interest and some information about programs that might be more advanced.
"If a prospective student comes in wanting a Medical Assistant program but they score way above what the average MA student scores, the admissions rep may recommend that the prospective student aim a little higher," Jones said.
He said students also should expect to tour the campus, including observing a live classroom or lab. They might be introduced to program directors, financial aid professionals, and career services, professionals. They will help assist students in the search for employment in their field of study.
"We also go into detail about schedules, cost and potential start dates," Jones said.
What to expect on a health care campus tour
"First impressions are critical to any relationship," said Paul Boals, Admissions Representative at Concorde's Aurora campus. "The campus tour at Concorde Career College is our first impression and important for developing relationships with prospective students. This is the first time a student will get an up close and personal look at our students, staff, and facilities."
Boals said when students first come to campus, they can expect to meet an admissions representative. During this meeting, the representative will take the time to get to know the student's current situation and their goals for the future. After the student and admissions rep have had a chance to get to know one another, the representative will go over information about Concorde and the student's desired career path.
They then will go on a full tour of the campus. Students will see every program and resource Concorde has to offer. Admissions Representatives will cover details about each career path and how it might benefit the student.
"Once the tour is concluded, the Admissions Representative will check to see if any other programs sound appealing to the student and cover the details of those programs," Boals said. "Once the career path has been narrowed down, the student can talk with Financial Aid, Graduate Employment Services, Program Directors, or any faculty and staff needed to make sure the student is on the right path."