Unitek College Hosts The 2014 Fremont Community Health Fair

As an educational institution that trains healthcare professionals, Unitek College understands the importance of preventive medicine, and playing an active role in the community. In this spirit, on Thursday February 6th, 2014 Unitek College, in Partnership with the Fremont Chamber of Commerce, will host the Fremont Community Health and Wellness Resource Fair at its Fremont campus. The Health Fair will be held from 11am to 2pm, and local Fremont residents are encouraged to attend this free event and take advantage of the available services.

In addition to Unitek College and the Fremont Chamber of Commerce, other confirmed organizations include 24 Hour Fitness, Whole Foods Market, Tri-City Health Center, Washington Hospital, and Covered California. Healthcare professionals, organizations, and agencies from the community will be available to offer a wide variety of health assessment services and health education. Some of the services include massage, oral cancer screening, diet and exercise information, and fitness testing. This event is open to our local community, so don’t miss out on this opportunity to take charge of your wellness, and learn more about your health.

What: Fremont Community Health Fair
Where: Unitek College Fremont campus
4580 Auto Mall Parkway, Fremont, CA 94538
When: Thursday, February 6th, 11am to 2pm
Cost: Free
About Unitek College

Unitek College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). Unitek College offers three convenient locations in Northern California with a campus in Fremont, a campus in Sacramento and a campus in San Jose. Unitek College offers programs in Medical Assisting, Pharmacy Technician, Vocational Nursing, Registered Nurse Bridge – LVN to RN, 2 Stage Associate Degree Nursing – ADN, Bachelors of Science in Nursing – RN to BSN, and Information Technology. To learn more about Unitek College, and the programs offered at each of the Unitek College campuses, visit https://www.unitekcollege.edu or call 888-775-1514.

Unitek College Celebrates Nursing Accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing (CCNE)

Fremont, CA – (November, 2014) – Unitek College has announced that the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) has recognized and accredited its RN to BSN program. The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) is an autonomous accrediting agency that is officially recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education that contributes to the improvement of the public’s health. The CCNE accreditation is an important evaluation which validates Unitek College’s quality of education to the alumni adding credibility and respect.

Janis Paulson, Unitek College’s CEO released this statement, “We are honored and proud to be granted accreditation through the CCNE and look forward to growing our incredible RN to BSN online program, while delivering the highest quality education possible. We thank the CCNE, our wonderful students, and the Unitek College staff for working tirelessly to make this goal a reality.”

Christy Torkildson, Chief Academic Officer for Unitek College stated, “We are honored by the Board of Commissioner’s decision. It is extremely gratifying that the hard work of our faculty, staff and students to provide a quality program have been acknowledged. It takes hard work and a dedicated team to accomplish this goal. I would also like to acknowledge the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education for their mentorship and availability to guide us throughout this process. We look forward to a long partnership!”

About Unitek College

Unitek College is proud to include the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accreditation to its current Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) accreditation. Unitek College offers three convenient physical locations in Northern California as well as an RN to BSN Online Program. Unitek College serves its local Northern California communities with a campus in Fremont, a campus in Sacramento and a campus in San Jose. Unitek College offers programs in Medical Assisting, Pharmacy Technician, Vocational Nursing, Registered Nurse Bridge – LVN to RN, 2 Stage Associate Degree Nursing – ADN, and an online Bachelors of Science in Nursing – RN to BSN program. To learn more about Unitek College, and the programs offered at each of its campuses, visit www.unitekcollege.edu or call 888-775-1514.

About CCNE Accreditation

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) is an autonomous accrediting agency, contributing to the improvement of the public’s health. CCNE serves higher education institutions and acute care hospitals throughout the United States. The Commission ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate, and residency programs in nursing. The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) is an autonomous accrediting agency, contributing to the improvement of the public’s health. The Commission ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate, and residency programs in nursing. The Commission serves the public interest by assessing and identifying programs that engage in effective educational practices. As a voluntary, self-regulatory process, CCNE accreditation supports and encourages continuing self-assessment by nursing programs and supports continuing growth and improvement of collegiate professional education and post-baccalaureate nurse residency programs.

Unitek College Recognized for Community Service Initiatives

Unitek College was recognized by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges’ Excellence in Community Service Award at the 2014 ACCSC Professional Development Conference.

Fremont, CA (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 — Unitek College’s commitment to community service was recognized by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) on Thursday, September 18. The accrediting body acknowledged Unitek College’s community outreach efforts with an honorable mention for their 2014 ACCSC Excellence in Community Service Award.

Unitek College strives to make a difference by empowering educational service-learning opportunities through our Community OutReach Educational (CORE) program. At Unitek College, we believe strongly in Jean Watson’s declaration that “caring is the essence of nursing.” Our faculty, staff, and students support the community by volunteering at local health fairs, immunization clinics, senior support programs, food drives, diversity education events, crisis intervention programs, and global disaster preparedness training. Over the past year, Unitek College’s community service initiatives included organizing a large-scale disaster training exercise, impacting the lives of seniors through our partnership with LIFE Eldercare, and hosting Fremont’s “first” community health fair.

Heralded as one of the largest and most innovative mass-casualty community training events in the area, Operation Urban Rescue is one of Unitek College’s primary service initiatives. Operation Urban Rescue is a large-scale training event designed to prepare the community to best respond to future disasters. Many state and government departments run practice drills to prepare for disasters, but the missing link is total cohesive involvement. Unitek College’s MASCAL Training unites public emergency, safety, and medical professionals to ensure that the community is prepared in the event of a real disaster.

At this annual event, Unitek College’s growing student body, all administrators, and support personnel converged on our Fremont Campus to train along with clinical, non-profit, and community agencies for impactful, service-oriented community engagement. The addition of several nonprofit organizations and clinical partners instilled a unified response and created a CORE learning environment for triage training, patient care, life sustainment, and communication. This ground-breaking community service initiative provides our students with hands-on, simulated critical care experience, allowing them to experience work as a first responder in multiple scenarios and crisis situations. This unique event helps to mentally prepare and train our students for a career in healthcare while practicing a multi-level local and state government response. Operation Urban Rescue, as well as Unitek College’s previous MasCal Training event, have affected positive change for our students, as well as our local and global community.

In addition to MasCal Training events, health education support, pediatric care toy drives, and domestic violence crisis support, our nursing students support the elderly through our partnership with LIFE Eldercare’s Fall Prevention program for seniors. Research supports that many at-risk adults can live independently if they are provided with vital services. LIFE Eldercare provides nutritional assistance, exercise training, health education, and injury awareness for at-risk seniors in the area. Partnering with LIFE’s Fall Prevention program allows Unitek College students to support community elders while gaining hands-on experience in individualized patient care. Through our partnership with LIFE’s Fall Prevention program, Unitek College’s nursing students are able to impact the lives of over 400+ seniors annually.

Last year, Unitek College hosted Fremont’s “first” community health fair, uniting more than 36 city and county agencies to provide resources to over 400 attendees. The Fremont Chamber of Commerce Government Relations Manager stated that this was the first time that all of Fremont’s local healthcare providers, behavioral health education, elder injury prevention, wellness, and county resources were in one location with a unified vision. Unitek College’s students preformed wellness screenings at the health fair, checking attendees’ BMIs, nutrition, blood pressure, heart health, and fitness. Other agencies provided massages, tips for reducing stress, foot health education, and more. Unitek College continues to host and attend local health fairs for the benefit of the community and to prepare our students to interact with patients in the future.

Unitek College remains committed to supporting the community through initiatives that foster our students’ educational growth and enrich the lives of our community members. We plan to host additional MasCal Training events and community health fairs in the future.

About Unitek College

Unitek College will position you to take advantage of the continuously rising demand for experts in the fields of allied health, nursing, and information technology. Unitek College offers a variety of educational programs, including Medical Assisting, Pharmacy Technician, Vocational Nursing, Registered Nursing, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and Information Technology.

Unitek College has three convenient facilities located in Northern California, with campuses in Fremont, Sacramento and San Jose. For more information about our programs and campus locations, please visit www.unitekcollege.edu.

For more information about Unitek College’s annual MasCal Training events, please visit www.mascaltraining.com.

For more information about the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges, please visit their website at www.accsc.org.

For more information about LIFE Eldercare, please visit their website at www.lifeeldercare.org.

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Unitek College Has yet Again Reported Superb Vocational Nursing Program NCLEX Passing Scores

Fremont, CA (Feb 27, 2014) – Unitek College is pleased to announce its Vocational Nursing program has yet again reported the highest aggregate NCLEX national exam passing rate* among all private for-profit institutions in the Bay Area.**

1. The 91% passing rate of the San Jose campus is the highest NCLEX passing rate in the Bay Area** for 2013 among for-profit schools.
2. Our Fremont campus that ranked first in 2012 with 91%, had the third highest aggregate NCLEX passing score of any private for-profit school in the Bay Area**, with an aggregate passing rate of 84% for 2013.

Unitek College’s Vocational Nursing program prepares students to care for patients under the supervision of a physician or registered nurse. The program is an innovative combination of traditional classroom learning and hands-on training – including 1,000 hours spent in simulation labs and real-world healthcare facilities. The program is designed to be completed in just 11 months.

Navraj Bawa, Unitek College’s Chief Operating Officer, stated, “We are extremely pleased our nursing school is training and graduating such capable and competent graduates. The high passing rate they have achieved is a testament to the hard work and dedication consistently shown by the faculty, staff and students. Our faculty and staff have established a culture of excellence, and the students have consistently risen to the challenge. Kudos to the Vocational Nursing Program for the momentous achievement.”

About Unitek College

Unitek College provides career training in Nursing, Allied Health and Information Technology programs for those seeking a fast paced and challenging education. The curriculum provides a solid foundation in the knowledge and skills required for an entry-level career in the Healthcare and Information Technology fields. Our programs are taught by experienced instructors, in modern facilities & labs. Unitek College also extends professional development and mentorship for externship and employment assistance to its graduates.

Unitek College is a privately held vocational school dedicated to helping you gain the skills needed to advance in your career or initiate a new career. Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), Unitek College is proud to offers its programs from three convenient locations in Northern California with a campus in Fremont, a campus in Sacramento and a campus in San Jose. Unitek College offers programs in Medical Assisting, Pharmacy Technician, Vocational Nursing, Registered Nurse Bridge – LVN to RN, 2 Stage Associate Degree Nursing, Bachelors of Science in Nursing, and Information Technology. To learn more about Unitek College, and the programs offered at each of our campuses, visit https://www.unitekcollege.edu or call toll-free at 1-888-735-4355.

* Source: Based on numbers reported by the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians www.bvnpt.ca.gov. The numbers are distributed to vocational institutions each quarter. Access to the report can be found here: https://www.unitekcollege.edu/nclex-scores-2013.pdf. ** Bay Area is a reference to the major cities and metropolitan areas within a 30 mile radius of Fremont, CA.

Unitek College Launches Information Technology Program

Fremont, CA (Feb 27, 2014) – Unitek College offers new Information Technology Program to meet the needs of aspiring IT professionals.

Unitek College is now offering an Information Technology diploma Program. This program is ideal for aspiring IT professionals who want to change careers and enter the technology field.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, today’s world is increasingly dependent on computers and the demand for talented IT professionals is increasing.*

This program fits perfectly with Unitek College’s focus on providing the most current and relevant education, paired with high quality instruction. The Information Technology program offers students the opportunity to develop a strong technological foundation. This part-time IT program is designed to teach you the fundamentals of computer technology, including the ability to successfully support the function and security of desktop and network computer systems.

The program is designed to prepare students to pass multiple certifications regarded as important standards for entry-level positions in Information Technology. Students will be equipped with the skills needed to pass five exams from CompTIA: A+, Network+, Security+, Linux+, and Storage+. The A+, Network+ and Security+ certifications are generally regarded as the benchmark certifications for entry-level functions in Information Technology.

“After completing this program, graduates greatly improve their chances of being hired for positions such as IT Technicians, System Administrators, Network Technicians, Computer Security Specialists, and more”, stated UnItek College COO, Navraj Bawa.

Navraj Bawa continues, “Information Technology is where the jobs are and will be.” He adds, “According the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of computer support specialists is expected to grow 17 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations.”*

About Unitek College

Unitek College provides career training in Nursing, Allied Health and Information Technology programs for those seeking a fast paced and challenging education. The curriculum provides a solid foundation in the knowledge and skills required for an entry-level career in the Healthcare and Information Technology fields. Our programs are taught by experienced instructors, in modern facilities & labs. Unitek College also extends professional development and mentorship for externship and employment assistance to its graduates.

Unitek College is a privately held vocational school dedicated to helping you gain the skills needed to advance in your career or initiate a new career. Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), Unitek College is proud to offer its programs from three convenient locations in Northern California with a campus in Fremont, a campus in Sacramento and a campus in San Jose. Unitek College offers programs in Medical Assisting, Pharmacy Technician, Vocational Nursing, Registered Nurse Bridge – LVN to RN, 2 Stage Associate Degree Nursing, Bachelors of Science in Nursing, and Information Technology. To learn more about Unitek College, and the programs offered at each of our campuses, visit https://www.unitekcollege.edu or call toll-free at 1-888-735-4355.

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School of Excellence: Unitek College Recognized by ACCSC

Fremont, CA – (August 01, 2013) – The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) recognized Unitek College as a School of Excellence in a recent announcement. The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) is a leading accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education. ACCSC, which currently accredits 750 postsecondary institutions located across the United States, has been continuously recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a trustworthy and responsible authority for the establishment of educational standards since 1967. Unitek College, a Northern California based healthcare training school, has been awarded the coveted ACCSC School of Excellence Award 2012-2013. The School of Excellence Award recognizes Unitek College for its commitment to the rigors of ACCSC accreditation, as well as the efforts made by the school in maintaining high-levels of achievement amongst their students.

Recognizing the award, Christopher Lambert, ACCSC’s Associate Executive Director released this statement: “Through the accreditation process, Unitek has undergone a rigorous process that evaluates educational quality. ACCSC congratulates Unitek on their commitment to delivering quality educational programs to the students, graduates and employers that deserve our best work.”

ACCSC has recognized Unitek College for consistently exceeding the expectations of ACCSC accreditation. The majority of both Unitek College’s student graduation and graduate employment rates meet or exceed the average rates of graduation and employment amongst all ACCSC-accredited institutions.

“We are extremely excited and honored to be recognized by ACCSC for our hard work and commitment to both our students, alumni and the community. Thank you ACCSC, for recognizing our efforts and dedication by awarding us the 2012-2013 ACCSC School of Excellence award,” stated Navraj Bawa, School President of Unitek College, “The key metric measured and reviewed by ACCSC is student success, which is of utmost importance to us. This award is also a testament to the commitment to education and career success that our students and faculty have made.”

About the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC)

ACCSC’s scope of recognition with the U.S. Department of Education includes the accreditation of postsecondary, non-degree-granting institutions and degree-granting institutions that are predominantly organized to educate students for occupational, trade and technical careers. ACCSC’s mission is to serve as a reliable authority on educational quality and to promote enhanced opportunities for students by establishing, sustaining, and enforcing valid standards and practices which contribute to the development of a highly trained and competitive workforce through quality career oriented education.

About Unitek College

Unitek College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). Unitek College offers three convenient locations in Northern California with a campus in Fremont, a campus in Sacramento and a campus in San Jose. Unitek College offers programs in Medical Assisting, Pharmacy Technician, Vocational Nursing, Registered Nurse Bridge – LVN to RN, 2 Stage Associate Degree Nursing – ADN, Bachelors of Science in Nursing – RN to BSN. To learn more about Unitek College, and the programs offered at each of the Unitek College campuses, visit https://www.unitekcollege.edu or call 888-775-1514.