North American Trade Schools (NATS) started as The Diesel Institute of America (DIA) in 1970 by Sheldon Monsein, then President of Central GMC/Kenworth, Inc. Over time DIA began to grow and in 2002 Diesel Institute was bought by the EFC Trade. A couple years later they moved to Baltimore, Maryland where they changed their name to North American Trade Schools.
Based in Florida, Southern Technical College provides hands-on teaching and training in the following areas: Allied health, business, design, education, information technology, legal, nursing, and technical trades. Southern Technical College has nine locations throughout the state of Florida and even offers online programs. STC is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) and provides financial assistance options. Southern Technical College provides course that can accommodate busy schedules and helpful career resources once education is complete. However, limited information is available on the College's website and tuition information varies by program.
Since 1994, CNI College has been helping students earn degrees in the medical field. Degrees range from registered nursed to surgical technicians. Its medical-focused program can be costly, but overall CNI College prepares its student to enter the healthcare industry. Its a great option for Southern California based students.
Medtech Institute is located in Orland, Florida, and services students in the north Orlando and Orange County area. The technical school started in 2009 when Camelot Healthcare Training Institute started training nursing and allied health students. Camelot merged with Medtech in 2012 to help students gain the vocational skills they needed to jump into fulfilling careers quickly after. In September of 2015, Medtech Institute became a part of the Gwinnett College family of schools and LTT Enterprises.
San Diego Continuing Education offers courses and certification programs for adults through the San Diego Community College District. SDCE has received accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and offers free classes to prepare adults in furthering their careers, education, or hobbies. There are six SDCE campuses throughout the San Diego area which each allow free student parking options. SDCE offers a unique list of course offerings to appeal to all interests and to assist in English as a second language and earning high school diplomas or the equivalence thereof.