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Unitek College Earns the Title of Military Friendly School

Military families are finding more options for higher education at Unitek College of California. G.I. Jobs magazine recently named Unitek College’s Fremont campus to its 2013 list of Military Friendly Schools®. Not every institute of higher education is qualified to be a military friendly school. G.I. Jobs reserves the prestigious title for just the top 15 percent of VA-approved, accredited colleges, universities and trade schools that fully support the G.I. lifestyle.

The school earned its military friendly stripes by providing exceptional educational programs and superior financial assistance for qualified U.S. service veterans and spouses. Unitek College is a nationally accredited school and particularly well-suited to military lifestyles.

Specific Unitek College courses directed to veterans and G.I.s would include Medical Assistant (MA), Pharmacy Technician (PT), Vocational Nurse (VN), Registered Nurse (LVN to RN), LVN to RN Transitional Associate Degree Nursing Program (ADN) and Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). Unitek College also offers training in the areas of Accounting, however, this programs is not yet eligible for VA funding.

Veterans looking to complete LVN training or LVN to RN training will find a wealth of educational resources and financial assistance at Unitek College. The school is wholly dedicated to the success of its students. In fact, an astonishing 92 percent of nurses who complete Unitek College’s RN course will also pass the NCLEX (National Council Licensure Examination) — more than any other non-profit private vocational school in the area.

Abundant G.I. benefits are available to help service personnel and veterans stay in school, and Unitek College is a champion in this field. For example, the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill provides housing and financial support for qualified veterans and their families. Another helpful benefit is the Montgomery G.I. Bill, which provides up to 36 months of financial assistance toward higher education. Military survivors and dependents may benefit from the Dependents Education Assistance program, which can provide up to 45 months of financial funding for eligible students. Additionally, Unitek College proudly participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program for G.I.s, wherein tuition monies donated by the school are matched by the Veteran’s Administration.

It is hard to imagine a more supportive environment for military families than Unitek College. Qualified G.I.s and veterans who desire a quality education can find a wealth of on-campus resources, expert guidance and financial assistance there. Unitek College well-deserves its designation as one of the top military friendly schools in the U.S.

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Military Veterans can now get VA Benefits for their Healthcare Training

Military personnel looking to use their VA education benefits by enrolling in college now have another excellent option – Unitek College. The majority of healthcare training programs offered by Unitek College are VA approved. The school provides accredited training in fast-growing careers such as medical assistant, pharmacy technician, licensed vocational nurse, registered nurse and Bachelor’s degree in nursing.

Unitek College Administrators are excited to help veterans meet their educational and career goals once they complete military service. Most military veterans are looking to enter a rewarding career as quickly as possible, which is why Unitek College’s healthcare training programs are ideal. For example, the school’s Licensed Vocational Nursing (LVN Program) is designed to be completed in just 11 months. Students also receive employment assistance increasing the chances they will land that dream job.

Unitek College’s healthcare programs are perfect for veterans looking to receive hands-on training. The institution’s programs feature:

  • NCLEX Passing Assistance (for nursing majors)
  • All Inclusive Pricing
  • Employment Assistance
  • Hands-On Experience
  • Financial Aid (for those that qualify)
  • Experienced Instructors


About VA Education Benefits

There are currently two veteran education benefits programs: the Post 9/11 GI Bill and the Montgomery GI Bill. Both programs are designed to assist veterans in achieving postsecondary training through financial assistance.

The Post 9/11 Bill provides tuition coverage up to $17,550 per academic year. In addition, the student receives funding for books, supplies, and housing. The plan separates its payouts to students according to the type of educational expense.

Under the Montgomery GI Bill, qualifying veterans receive benefits dependent on a variety of factors (length of service, education level, etc.) and vary for Active Duty or Selected Reserve. For further information about the Post 9/11 GI Bill or the Montgomery GI Bill, veterans should speak with a military benefits officer or a financial aid professional.

About Unitek College

Unitek College, located in Fremont, California, is a fast-growing leader in providing career training for the pharmaceutical, medical and healthcare fields. The vocational school is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). Programs offered include medical assisting training, pharmacy technician training, vocational nursing training, registered nursing training, and Bachelor’s degree in nursing. To learn more about VA Education benefits with Unitek College, visit https://www.unitekcollege.edu/financial-aid/veteran-benefits.

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Federal Student Aid Approval for Sacramento & Bay Area Received

Unitek College’s Sacramento campus has received Department of Education (DOE) approval to offer Federal Student Aid to students for all existing programs. This approval opens the door for more students to take advantage of training with fewer financial barriers that previously had left numerous prospective students unable to afford training.

Federal Student Aid loans and grants ensure accessibility, affordability and accountability in higher education. The financial aid options at Unitek College include:

  • Pell Grant
  • Federal Subsidized Loans
  • Federal Unsubsidized Loans
  • Parent Plus Loan

Unitek College’s DOE approval for Title IV Federal Student Aid funding for Sacramento and the Bay Area underscores that it has adhered to and met with stringent criteria that includes proof of financial responsibility, quality of curriculum, accreditation, and state authorization. To apply and qualify for Federal Student Aid funding, Unitek College went through a rigorous application process to meet and surpass all requirements and standards set by the DOE.

Expressing great enthusiasm and pride, Navraj Bawa, COO, Unitek College said, “One of our guiding principles is to provide an opportunity for all students to earn the skills and expertise to scale great heights in their nursing and allied healthcare careers. Obtaining Federal Financial Aid approval for our Sacramento and Bay Area campuses is a momentous occasion for us and the students who will be able to achieve and surpass their dreams of a better future through education.”

The Sacramento and Bay Area campuses offer in-demand healthcare training in Medical Assisting, Pharmacy Technician, Licensed Vocational Nursing (LVN), Registered Nursing (RN), and an Online Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN). Each of these campus locations feature modern classrooms and labs.

To learn more about Unitek College’s Federal financial aid options, prospective and current students can go online to the financial aid section of the Unitek College portal or speak with Financial Aid Representatives at 888-735-4355.

About Federal Student Aid: Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 covers the administration and management of the United States federal student financial aid programs. The goal of all Title IV programs is to better prepare students for employment and future learning.

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Unitek College Welcomes Oikos Faculty and Students to Fremont

Following the tragic shooting that killed six students and a receptionist at Oikos University in Oakland, the Nursing Training school, Oikos University, is struggling to get its nursing students to resume classes.  The nursing students of the small Christian university are scheduled to resume classes shortly but are understandably still shaken from the shocking event. Many are still traumatized by the events of April 2nd and are fearful of returning to the site where they saw their classmates and friends brutally gunned down in cold blood. To help with the transition of returning to classes, Unitek College has extended an invitation to Oikos University faculty and students to use facilities in its campus in Fremont.

The classes will be conducted by Oikos University faculty. Unitek College’s executive leadership have extended this help to Oikos in an effort to help the faculty and students move forward with their program, and to try and put the tragic shooting behind them. Nav Bawa, COO, Unitek College said “The students and faculty at Oikos University are devastated by this tragedy. We want to do everything we can to help them feel safe, and continue on with their education and careers.”

This is not the first time Unitek College has reached out to students of other institutions. Just this past February, Unitek College administrators assisted students who were victimized by the sudden shutdown of the Institute of Medical Education. Unitek College had reached out to IME’s students and provided guidance and training options to students who had lost all other training options.

The Oikos tragedy shooter and former student, One L. Goh has been formally charged with seven counts of murder and three counts of attempted murder since the deadly shooting spree that took place on April 2nd. He has yet to enter a formal plea. Oikos’ future is still up in the air, but thanks to partners such as Unitek College, the students can move forward and focus on their future.



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Unitek College reports great NCLEX passing scores for 2011

Unitek College is delighted to announce that all three of our campuses reported outstanding NCLEX test passing performance for 2011, for our largest program, the Licensed Vocational Nursing (LVN). The NCLEX test is the ultimate quality and performance benchmark for a nursing school, and our campuses broke several records.

1. For the second year running, the LVN Fremont campus had the *highest aggregate NCLEX test passing score of any private for-profit school in the bay area, with a passing rate of 92% for 2011. The Fremont campus has won this honor two successive years (2010 and 2011), and it capped a great year with a perfect 100% NCLEX aggregate score in the last quarter of 2011.

2. Our Santa Clara campus had the *highest aggregate NCLEX test passing score of any private for-profit school in the *south bay, with an aggregate first-time passing rate of 75% for 2011, topped off with a delightful 90% pass rate in the final quarter of 2011. Even in 2010, the Santa Clara campus was second only to Fremont, amongst private schools in the bay area.

3. Our Sacramento campus, which hosts the largest LVN program of any school in its metro, reported that it had closed out 2011 with a delightful 88% NCLEX passing ratio for 2011, up from 74% in 2010. The passing ratio for the last quarter of 2011 was a perfect 100% !!

Navraj Bawa, COO, Unitek College commented, “We are thrilled to see that our nursing school is achieving such stratospheric heights. Under the visionary leadership of our Chief Academic Officer, Margarita Valdes, the nursing program has grown to be the largest in both the Bay Area and Sacramento. The growth can be fully attributed to the incredibly high standards of excellence set by our faculty and administrative staff. Kudos to all on this momentous achievement.”

So, here is a big thank you to our hard working student body and our accomplished faculty. THANK YOU. This fantastic achievement is a testament to your diligence and skill.

*Source: The numbers reported above are published by the Bureau of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT) and sent to vocational schools each quarter. Please access the report from this link NCLEX Pass Rate.

*South Bay is a reference to the area, which includes counties of Campbell, Cupertino, Gilroy, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Los Gatos, Milpitas, Monte Sereno, Morgan Hill, Mountain View, Palo Alto, San Jose, Santa Clara, Saratoga and Sunnyvale.

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All of us at Unitek College dedicate this beautiful Valentines Day to our students in our Vocational Nursing, Registered Nursing, Medical Assistanting, ADN and Pharmacy Technician training programs. What a marvelous day to make all our students feel extra special with our NEW Suggestion Box 🙂

When you are in the Fremont Campus next, take a few minutes to say hi to Ana at the front desk and check out the new suggestion box. If you would like to bring to our attention an issue or process that needs our immediate attention, this is a neat way to let us know. We want to do whatever it takes to make your training experience the best. So drop us a line 🙂