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Nichols Career Center

605 Union, Jefferson City, MO

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  • Phone: (573) 659-3104

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The Nichols Career Center, located in Jefferson City Missouri, helps to ready students for long careers in growing technical fields. Jefferson City is a great place to do it too, as it’s the capital of the state of Missouri and has a growing technical field. In the last census, over 40,000 people were listed as living in Jefferson City, and medical centers and remain one of the top employers in the entire city.

The Nichols Career Center is a public institution with a solid 77% retention rate. Tuition in 2012 was listed at $11,500, and enrollment was listed at 68 students. The instructors are talented, experienced, and available, making it easy to learn more about the field that you are interested in. Here are the programs that the school offers for study:

  • Auto Tech
  • Building Trades
  • Computer Tech
  • Graphic Communications
  • Electronics
  • Heating/Air
  • Welding
  • Dental Assisting
  • Practical Nursing
  • Radiologic Tech

With so many different programs available, it’s no wonder why students who go to the Nichols Career Center are successful in finding gainful employment in the region after graduation. There usually aren’t too many open spots, and competition is pretty fierce. The career services team at Nichols helps students with their interview skills as well as provides career advisement, helping with everything from the job search to building up resumes. If you are interested in the Nichols Career Center, financial aid can be obtained through federal loans, grants, and scholarships. A high school diploma or GED equivalent is required to apply.

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Nichols Career Center by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

Communication Technology

  • Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator Production

Construction Trades

  • Construction Trades

Engineering Technology

  • Computer Systems Technology

Health and Clinical Professions

Mechanic and Repair Technology

Precision Production

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $21,300. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $15 application fee for those applying to a program. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

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 per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid83%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships83%$7,115
Receiving Student Loans33%$2,178

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 13%.

Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, Nichols Career Center may offer services including:

  • Remedial courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Student employment
  • Employment search assistance

Popular Transfer-Out Colleges & Universities

Many students from Nichols Career Center may transfer-out and continue their education at the following four-year colleges & universities:

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Dental Assistant Program
    • Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1977)
  • Radiology Technician Program
    • Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 1994)
  • Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) Program
    • Accredited by the Missouri State Board of Nursing (since 1960)

Other Technical Colleges Nearby

The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Nichols Career Center.