Antonelli College has a long history of teaching the visual arts. Originally known as Gebhardt Art School, it was founded in 1947. Renamed a few times since then, it has been known as Antonelli College since 1982. Now, the college offers associate degrees in not only the visual arts, but also business, technology, allied health, and health and well-being. Its reach has expanded with newer campuses located in Jackson and Hattiesburg, Miss., aside from the original campus that is located in Cincinnati, Ohio. And in 2008, the college expanded into the virtual realm by incorporating online programs. The school operates on a quarterly schedule that consists of 10-week sessions separated by breaks.
Antonelli College offers 17 associate degree programs in practical fields such as accounting, information technology, and medical assisting, as well as some in more unique areas such as photography, interior design, and social media management. Online programs are offered in accounting, executive administration, legal assisting, medical coding, social media management, graphic design, and Web design. With 15 to 20 students in any single section, even online classes cultivate personal relationships and meaningful interactions, as found in traditional classroom settings.
Students and faculty members often utilize online discussions and forums, and the faculty is also accessible via email and phone. Lastly, Antonelli also houses the Professional Development Institute, which is an online professional training and development program for individuals who seek professional growth in their current profession or an opportunity to develop knowledge and skills in another field. Programs in this division include business, real estate, and human resources.
Antonelli College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges. The Cincinnati branch received this accreditation in 1975, while the Jackson and Hattiesburg campuses received accreditation in 1996.
Applicants to Antonelli College must supply proof of high school graduation, a GED certificate, or an equivalent. Students must fill out a free application, and accepted applicants must participate in an interview with the campus’s director. Students who apply for Antonelli’s online programs must submit an online form with additional questions. These interview questions will ask students to determine their levels of self-motivation and organization. They will also ensure that enrollees have basic computer skills to navigate the Internet and use basic Web applications. A minimum score of 75% is required to proceed with the admissions process. Following acceptance into the program, students will participate in a new student orientation, during which they will become familiar with the Learning Management System.
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