Gretna Career College (GCC)
1415 Whitney Ave, Gretna, LA
- FAFSA School Code: 030951
- Phone: (504) 366-5409
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GCC has a competency based curricula which has been developed and upgraded with the assistance and cooperation of industry representation and an active Program Advisory Board. Classroom training is reinforced by hands-on experience in modern, fully equipped laboratories simulating the work place. In order to provide for individualized differences, training programs are designed to provide for diverse educational backgrounds and previous work experience. By assessing the students' learning styles, teaching methods are tailored to motivate them to excel in their training programs. Programs include clinical practice and both clinical and clerical extern opportunities which provide students with on the job training. Students are cross trained and learn industry specific skills in order to compete for entry and intermediate level positions in their occupational fields.
GCC believes that professionalism is as an important aspect of training as acquiring technical skills. Students must adhere to attendance and conduct regulations as well as maintaining satisfactory academic progress in the classroom, laboratory, and clinical and/or clerical settings. Training in professionalism develops a positive attitude, personal motivation, self reliance, work maturity, and career pride. GCC seeks to graduate every student who enrolls in training.
Gretna Career College is centrally located on the west bank of the Mississippi River at 1415 Whitney Avenue, Gretna, Louisiana. Located across from Oakwood Shopping Center and the Gretna Bus Terminal, the college is accessible to students from both Jefferson and Orleans Parishes. The college is 5 minutes from the New Orleans Central Business District.
Gretna Career College, formerly Nick Randazzo Vocational Training Institute, was founded in 1991. By amending the Articles of Corporation and receiving regulatory approvals in 2000, Nick Randazzo Vocational Training Institute officially became Gretna Career College. It has always been the philosophy of Gretna Career College to offer the best in career education programs. As we enter the 21st Century we are dedicated to preparing our students for employable medical and business careers.
Read more: http://gccla.edu/about-gcc/
Below is a list of the programs that may be offered at Gretna Career College. Actual programs may differ from the list below, to see a full list of programs offered please visit the school's website or by phone at (504) 366-5409.
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Medical Assistant (50 Hours)
The medical assistant program offered most often takes about eight months to complete.
- Tuition (including any fees) estimate is $13,000*
- Cost of required supplies and books: $740*
- Students who complete this program take, on average, $17,600 in student loans**
- Last year, more than 100 students completed this program
- Students complete this program in usually 8 months
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*The posted costs for tuition, fees and supplies are determined through historical data and may not represent current costs.
**Repayment rates and student loan balances are estimated to provide a comparative context. For more detailed information individuals are asked to contact the school.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The cost of attendance is approximately $9,300 per year, after the grants, scholarships and other forms of aid are calculated. In order to calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. The financial figures shown on this page provide information regarding costs and fees at GCC, these numbers may change in a given year due to a variety of factors.
Note: Financial aid is only available for those who qualify, check with the school for details.
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||100%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||100%||$5,719|
|Receiving Student Loans||100%||$8,360|
Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 13%.
Other Career Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Gretna Career College.
- Compass Career College in Hammond, LA (46 miles away)
- Remington College - Baton Rouge in Baton Rouge, LA (70 miles away)
- Camelot College in Baton Rouge, LA (74 miles away)
- University of Phoenix - Baton Rouge in Baton Rouge, LA (75 miles away)
- University of Phoenix - Lafayette in Lafayette, LA (119 miles away)
IPEDS Survey 2008-2011: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.