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Interactive Learning Systems – Houston (ILS)

6200 Hillcroft Ave Ste 200, Houston, TX

MISSION AND PURPOSE

The institution provides training required for emerging, in-demand occupations that satisfy both students and community needs and leads to well-paying positions. Societal technology requires increasingly greater skills, knowledge, and proficiencies for success in a vocation or profession. The institution strives to make the learning process an individualized, change oriented, market centered process that enables each student, regardless of background, to maximize his/her potential.

HISTORY

The institution was founded in Athens, Georgia (as Akers Computerized Learning Centers) on April 12, 1982, approximately two years after development of the educational courseware had begun. The demand and popularity led to the opening of three additional sites in Atlanta in 1983, with a fourth being added in 1985. An initial Texas Campus was opened in Dallas in 1986.

On December 30, 1986, the organization was acquired by Interactive Learning Systems. Under new ownership, campuses were added in Houston, Texas and Florence, Kentucky.

In 1988, the Board of Directors was expanded and the institution received initial accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and School, Commission on Occupational Education. The initial six-year grant has been followed by three subsequent grants through 2012. In 1995, the Main Campus was approved to offer the Associate Degree in Office Technology, Computer Programming, and Electronics Repair Technology. These programs allow diploma-completing students to receive full transfer credit into the degree programs.

In 1996, the Main Campus was moved to Chamblee, Georgia, across from the MARTA station, and the name was changed to Interactive College of Technology. This campus, consisting of over 60,000 square feet of classroom and laboratory space, includes "Roberts Hall", dedicated to Board Chairman, Richard D. Roberts. The campus includes laboratory and classroom facilities serving over 1,200 students from all over the world. The campus is easily located by its "court of flags", featuring the flags of most of the countries represented in the student body.

Interactive College of Technology also has branch campuses in Gainesville and Morrow, Georgia. These campuses offer the complete ESL program and one-year diplomas in Business & Office Technology.

ACCREDITATION

The institution is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education (COE), which is the successor to COEI of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS):
Council on Occupational Education
7840 Roswell Road, Bldg. 300, Suite 325
Atlanta, GA 30350
(800) 917-2081

The above council is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and by the Council on Regional Post?Secondary Accreditation (CORPA).

COE is also a member of the Commission on International and Transregional Accreditation Alliance (CITA). This alliance, composed of most of the regional accrediting agencies, offers a system of accreditation to over 30,000 public and private institutions in over one hundred countries. By virtue of the institution being accredited by COE, the institution also holds accreditation in the CITA.

Programs Offered

Below is a list of the programs that may be offered at Interactive Learning Systems – Houston. 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 (713) 771-5336.

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The data entry technology programs listed below are organized by the number of credit hours offered.

37 Credit Hours

  • Estimated tuition and fees: $14,000 per year*
  • Cost of books or supplies needed: $2,100*
  • Takes about 12 months to complete

72 Credit Hours

  • Estimated tuition and fees: $28,000 per year*
  • Cost of books or supplies needed: $4,400*
  • Takes about 23 months to complete

The medical office management program takes about twelve months for most students to complete.

Program Details:

  • Estimated tuition and fees: $14,000*
  • Cost of required books or supplies: $2,030*
  • Takes about 12 months to complete

More detailed information and school listings are available through our medical office management degree profile page.

The bookkeeping programs that are listed below are broken down by the number of credit hours offered.

36 Credit Hours

  • Estimated tuition and fees: $14,000 per year*
  • Cost of books or supplies needed: $2,300*
  • Takes about 12 months to complete

72 Credit Hours

  • Estimated tuition and fees: $28,000 per year*
  • Cost of books or supplies needed: $4,400*
  • Takes about 23 months to complete

The administrative assistant program takes about twelve months for most students to complete.

Program Details:

  • Estimated tuition and fees: $14,000*
  • Required supplies and books: $2,090*
  • Students usually complete the administrative assistant program in 12 months

Find out more and view other schools listed by browsing our administrative assistant training profile page.

Notes:
*The posted costs for tuition, fees and supplies are determined through historical data and may not represent current costs.
**Repayment rates, earnings, and loan payments are estimated to provide a comparative context. For more detailed information individuals are asked to contact the school.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

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 StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid94%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships94%$5,188
Receiving Student Loans83%$4,392

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
nan%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
94%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
12:1

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$7,836