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Keiser University

Tallahassee, FL

16 Programs

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  • Accounting - Associate
    Business, Marketing, and Communication

    Keiser University’s Associate of Arts degree in Accounting focuses on entry-level accounting skills including communication and ethics needed in today’s professional environment. The program provides a fundamental understanding of not only essential practitioner skills but also addresses the unique skills needed by an entry-level accountant. Accounting topics include: financial accounting, federal taxation, and the use of business application and accounting software.

    The following objectives are designed to meet Keiser University’s mission and its goals:

    • Identify fundamental accounting/tax concepts and standards
    • Prepare fundamental financial statements/tax documents
    • Use common business and accounting software applications at an introductory level
    • Use professional communication skills in the preparation of documents and presentations
    • Identify components of regulatory and ethical practices

  • Hospitality - Associate
    Business, Marketing, and Communication

    Keiser University’s Associate of Arts degree in Hospitality will prepare students with competencies in the areas of sales, financial management, food and beverage sales and safety, facilities maintenance and housekeeping, as well as general accounting tailored to the hotel and resort industry. Course work will focus on the business aspects of hospitality operations and incorporates externships to solidify skills.

    The following program objectives are designed to meet Keiser University mission and goals. Graduates will be able to:

    • Understand the basic functions, objectives, and operational skills that are common to the hospitality industry
    • Demonstrate content knowledge in the field of hotel, resort, and hospitality management
    • Research and analyze information in the field
    • Translate theory into practical applications in the resort, hospitality, recreation and tourism industry
    • Demonstrate satisfactory oral and written presentation skills
    • Demonstrate industry competency and skills during field experiences/ internships
    • Evaluate information in order to understand the dynamics of changing work environments, problem solve, make decisions, and provide leadership skills necessary to succeed in the hotel, resort, hospitality, and tourism profession
    • Analyze, synthesize, and evaluate real-world work experiences and apply textbook theory
    • Use accounting and financial skills necessary to demonstrate competence in dealing with changing economic conditions in the hotel, resort and hospitality industry

    Prerequisites for Major Courses

  • Information Technology - Associate
    Computer, Information, and Technology

    Keiser University’s Associate of Science degree in Information Technology prepares students for an entry-level position in the field of Networking Administration, Programming, or Cybersecurity. Courses in each of the three concentrations prepare students to sit for industry-accepted competency examinations.

    The following objectives are designed to meet Keiser University’s mission and goals:

    • To develop students’ abilities to administer, manage and troubleshoot hardware, software and services for single, mixed and multi-user environments
    • To assist students in becoming more adept in knowledge, theory and practice of network management, cybersecurity, and programming
    • To prepare students for positions as technical support specialists, help-desk technicians, systems administrators, computer security professionals, or entry level programmers
    • To develop students’ skills in inspection of security measures to protect data and the conduct of personnel in relation to protection of data
    • To develop students’ abilities to think critically and communicate effectively

  • Culinary Arts
    Culinary Arts, Food Service, and Nutrition

    The Associate of Science degree in Culinary Arts presents a comprehensive curriculum that includes laboratory sessions, academic preparation and hands-on experience. Students acquire professional knowledge of food, its preparation and handling and cooking from basic to advanced. The curriculum includes an externship to prepare students for entry-level positions in the foodservice industry.

    The following goals are designed to meet Keiser University’s mission:

    • To provide students with skills needed for cooking wholesome, attractive, food preparations
    • To create an environment that nurtures the ability to become successful in the food service industry
    • To prepare students for entry-level employment in the food foodservice industry

  • Baking and Pastry Arts - Associate
    Culinary Arts, Food Service, and Nutrition

    Keiser University’s Associate of Science degree in Baking and Pastry Arts provides instruction in the art and science of baking and pastry preparation. Students use a variety of tools and equipment to produce items such as quick breads, yeast breads, cakes, frozen desserts, centerpieces, candies, cookies and various pastries. Students also study proper foodservice sanitation, supervisory procedures and nutrition.

    The following objectives are designed to meet Keiser University’s mission and its objectives.

    • To prepare students for positions as entry-level bakers.
    • To create an environment that nurtures the ability to become successful in the food service industry
    • To provide students the knowledge to produce various breads, desserts and pastries prepared by bakers and pastry chefs in the foodservice industry.

  • Health Services Administration - Associate
    Education and Human Services

    Keiser University’s Associate of Arts degree in Health Services Administration provides instruction in basic health services administration skills. Students use laptop computers to learn computer skills and software applications necessary to prosper in a healthcare business environment. The program prepares students in both business and health service administration, providing courses on business law, management and marketing principles, medical anatomy, physiology and terminology and front office management.

    The following objectives are designed to meet Keiser University’s mission and its objectives:

    • To develop students’ understanding of software systems used in administrative healthcare;
    • To familiarize students with medical terminology, anatomy and physiology;
    • To train students in the application of business principles to healthcare administration;
    • To assist graduates in obtaining entry-level employment in health services administration.

  • Criminal Justice - Associate
    Legal, Law Enforcement, and Emergency Services

    Keiser University’s Associate of Arts degree in Criminal Justice presents the major components of the American criminal justice system. It includes criminal behavior patterns, law enforcement organizations, juvenile systems, legal principles and doctrines and fundamentals of criminal investigations. Courses utilize hands-on activities.

    The following objectives are designed to meet Keiser University’s mission and its objectives:

    • To develop students’ understanding of the American criminal justice system.
    • To present students with an in-depth review of institutions, laws, theories and the players that make up the system.
    • To assist graduates in obtaining entry-level criminal justice positions.
    • To prepared students for employment or advancement in criminal justice related fields.

  • Paralegal - Associate
    Legal, Law Enforcement, and Emergency Services

    Keiser University’s Associate of Arts degree in Paralegal Studies prepares students to support attorneys in transactional and litigation fields through legal research, document drafting, case management, evidence gathering and the litigation procedure. Paralegals are often involved in trial assistance and other dispute resolution processes, as well as with preparation of real estate documents, wills, trusts, contracts, corporate matters and law office investigations.

    The following objectives are designed to meet Keiser University’s mission and its objective:

    • To develop students’ written and verbal competencies, enabling them to think critically and communicate effectively.
    • To instruct students in analytical and technical skills.
    • To provide students with a sound understanding of a legal practice in the United States.
    • To prepare graduates to work as paralegals for lawyers in both civil and criminal practices in firms, businesses and corporations.

  • Crime Scene Technology - Associate
    Legal, Law Enforcement, and Emergency Services

    Keiser University’s Associate of Science degree in Crime Scene Technology prepares students with fundamental competencies in the areas of recognizing, documenting, collecting, preserving and presenting physical material for use as evidence in legal proceedings.

    The following objectives are designed to meet Keiser University’s mission and its objectives:

    • To provide students with comprehensive background knowledge of the American judicial system, its Constitutional foundation, key components and participants.
    • To instruct students in the skills associated with basic field investigative procedures with primary emphasis on principles, concepts, and fundamental techniques utilized in forensic field (crime scene) investigations.
    • To instruct students in the specialized procedures used to effectively and safely process and document the results of forensic field investigations.
    • To introduce students to basic procedures, witness demeanor, and protocols associated with providing evidence in legal proceedings.
    • To assist graduates in obtaining entry-level positions as crime scene investigators or forensic identification specialists.

  • Medical Administrative Billing and Coding - Associate
    Medical Administration

    Keiser University’s Associate of Science degree in Medical Administrative Billing & Coding prepares students to assign accurate medical codes for diagnostic procedures and other services offered by healthcare practitioners.

    Students will learn various clerical and administrative functions that relate to insurance claims, compliance, & reimbursement.

    The following objectives are designed to meet Keiser University’s mission and its goals

    • Develop a student’s ability to use medical language and classification systems to code procedures and diagnoses;
    • Develop a student’s ability to perform various clerical & administrative duties;
    • Prepare students for entry- level employment in billing & coding;
    • Prepare students to take the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) credentialing examination as an apprentice.

  • Medical Assisting - Associate
    Medicine and Health Care

    Keiser University’s Associate of Science degree in Medical Assisting Science prepares students to perform various clinical duties including taking patient histories, measuring vital signs, assisting physicians with examinations, giving injections as directed by the physician, venipuncture, performing CLIA waived laboratory tests, and performing electrocardiograms (ECG).

    In addition, students will learn clerical and administrative tasks such as scheduling appointments, maintaining patient records, and preparing insurance claims.

    The following objectives are designed to meet Keiser University’s mission and its goals:

    • Develop a student’s ability to perform various clinical, clerical, & administrative duties;
    • Prepare students with the professional skills needed for employment in Medical Assisting;
    • Prepare students to take the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) credentialing examination given by American Medical Technologists (AMT).

  • Occupational Therapy Assistant - Associate
    Medicine and Health Care

    Keiser University’s Associate of Science degree in Occupational Therapy Assistant prepares students to work as occupational therapy assistants under direct supervision of a licensed occupational therapist. Occupational therapy is the art and science of helping people gain skills needed to become independent in daily living activities. Students learn the therapeutic use of occupations which include self-care, work and play/leisure activities in order to maximize independent function, enhance development, prevent disability and maintain health. Intervention strategies may include adaptations to a task or environment or compensatory approaches in order to facilitate clients’ achievement of maximum independence.

    The following objectives are designed to meet Keiser University’s mission and its objectives.

    • To provide an environment in which students demonstrate ethical behaviors, critical thinking skills and commitment to lifelong learning as required of a competent healthcare professional;
    • Students demonstrate emerging clinical skills in treatment techniques, methodology and rationale for implementation, including clinical documentation and reasoning skills as an entry-level professional;
    • Students demonstrate an academic foundation that clearly evidences occupational therapy’s unique focus on daily living activities and interventions that promote clients’ participation within a social/cultural context.

  • Radiologic Technology - Associate
    Medicine and Health Care

    Keiser University’s Associate of Science degree in Radiologic Technology prepares students for entry-level positions in the profession, producing radiographic images in accordance with standardized practices and procedures. The program provides radiologic information including medical terminology, patient care, radiographic procedures, radiation protection, equipment operations and image production and evaluation. The program’s graduates are eligible to take the national certification examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and are eligible to be licensed by the State of Florida to practice Radiologic Technology.


  • Health and Human Performance - Associate
    Medicine and Health Care

    The Health and Human Performance Program offers an Associate of Science degree designed to facilitate the development of each student into an ethical, competent, entry-level Fitness Practitioner or Exercise Specialist. The program emphasizes a general health, fitness, and nutrition knowledge base, in conjunction with professional behaviors and technical skills required for this career.

    The following objectives are designed to meet Keiser University’s mission and its objectives. Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

    • Construct health- and fitness-related assessments and decipher those results to develop appropriate exercise prescription for all ability levels;
    • Investigate health and fitness components to indoctrinate individuals regarding exercise sessions;
    • Correlate between exerciser physiological adaptations and psychological factors of fitness and exercise programs;
    • Interpret biomechanical principles and their relationship to optimal movement for sport and exercise;
    • Analyze and evaluate real-world experiences through the appropriate legal, professional, and ethical means of care to patients, clients, and athletes;
    • Identify and execute specific safety protocols to use in diverse situations;
    • Develop communication strategies and styles that are appropriate for different facilities and subjects.

  • Physical Therapy Technician / Assistant - Associate
    Medicine and Health Care

    Keiser University’s Associate of Science degree in Physical Therapist Assistant prepares students for employment as a skilled licensed health care worker under the supervision of a licensed Physical Therapist. A Physical Therapist Assistant assists in the management of conditions such as arthritis, amputation, fractures, cerebrovascular accident (stroke), spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, wounds, developmental delays, cerebral palsy, cardiac and pulmonary pathology, sport injuries, work injuries and other types of injuries and/or pathologies.

    The following objectives are designed to meet Keiser University’s mission and its objectives:

    • Communicate and collaborate within the healthcare environment and with members of the community;
    • Demonstrate knowledge, skills and attitudes reflective of an entry level Physical Therapist Assistant;
    • Exhibit professional and ethical behaviors consistent with the scope of practice of a PTA;
    • Explore contemporary practice to develop commitment to lifelong learning.

  • Nursing - Associate
    Nursing

    Keiser University’s Associate of Science degree in Nursing prepares students to practice professional nursing. Professional nursing involves the performance of those acts requiring substantial specialized knowledge, judgment and nursing skill based upon applied principles of biological, physical, psychological and social sciences. The nursing practice of a professional nurse includes but is not limited to:

    • Assessment, nursing diagnosis, planning, intervention, and evaluation of care;
    • Health teaching and counseling of individuals who may be ill, injured or infirm;
    • Promotion of wellness, maintenance of health, and prevention of illness of others;
    • Administration of treatments and medications as prescribed in accordance with the standards of nursing practice.

    The program’s mission is further defined in the following goals:

    • Students will utilize effective interdisciplinary collaboration within a health care environment;
    • Students will integrate evidence based technologies to support clinical decision making;
    • Students will utilize clinical judgment and reasoning to promote optimal patient care;
    • Students will model behaviors of professionalism in the pursuit of excellence;
    • Students will possess the necessary breadth of knowledge and skills for obtaining entry-level employment as a professional registered nurse.

Accreditation

Keiser University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award certificates and degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctoral levels. Questions about the accreditation of Keiser University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).

Disclosure

Any Certificate or Diploma program that KU offers now or in the future are considered Gainful Employment Programs. While the non-profit status exempts them for disclosures related to Associates, Bachelors, Masters and PhD programs, any Certificate or Diploma programs are captured by the gainful employment rule.

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