Many prestigious colleges in Washington D.C. produce high-profile Lawyers, Doctors and Politicians. Even though most of these schools are four-year universities, a few colleges concentrate on Associate’s degrees. Since there are so few colleges in the area and surrounding area that focus on Associate’s degrees, many of the four-year colleges also offer Associate degree programs.
Featured Schools in Washington D.C.
Cortiva Institute doesn’t just teach. We engage, excite and inspire you.
Cortiva Institute is the country’s largest dedicated massage therapy and skin care school with 30 campuses in 13 states and a national reputation for excellence that sets the industry standard.
Students choose Cortiva Institute because we care about the same things you do: innovation, real-world experience, and promoting the highest standards in education and the industry. Our culture challenges students to grow, not only academically, but personally and professionally- by training to care for others, Cortiva Institute graduates become the best versions of themselves.
The full Cortiva Institute experience gives you the tools and confidence to succeed, from our holistic, hands-on curriculum, to expert faculty- all practicing specialists in their field- who guide you every step of the way.
Our programs balance science and artistry, so you’ll love what you’re learning, whether you hope to become a massage therapist, makeup artist or aspire to specialize in skin care. The support you’ll get, from teachers and peers alike, is the best motivation to follow your dreams.
Why choose the Cortiva Institute?
- A diploma in as little as 7 1/2 months*
- Convenient Day and Night classes that fit your life
- Dynamic clinical internships built into each program
- 1,000s of jobs available across the country
- Support in finding a career that gives you joy
- Accomplished instructors and faculty to guide your development
- Financial aid available for those who qualify*
Thousands of New Job Opportunities Every Year
Cortiva’s National Career Services Department has developed a worldwide network of thousands of employers, which generates an average of more than 5,000 new job opportunities nationwide for Cortiva graduates each year.
Of course, your success ultimately depends on you. The Cortiva Institute cannot guarantee employment or salary. But our career services assistance starts when you are a student and does not stop even after you graduate. From your first job to your last in the industry – whether you need help tomorrow or ten years from now – we’re here to help you succeed.
The Cortiva Institute Illinois campuses are approved by IBHE. The Charlottesville campus is certified to operate by SCHEV.
*Programs and program length may vary by campus. Financial aid is not available for the 300-hour Skin Care Training Program at the Miami, Orlando and Fort Lauderdale campuses or the Professional Skin Care Program and Makeup Artistry & Skin Care Program at the Tampa/St.Pete campus.
- York, PA
- Massage Therapy
Ashworth offers respected, affordable online degree programs and expert guidance to help you meet your goals while balancing work and family. Now you can get the precise training you need to become the professional you’ve always wanted to be. And you can go as far as your education takes you.
- Ashworth College
- Computer Service and Repair
- Electronic Health Records Management
- Travel Agent
- Child Development Associate (CDA)
- Sterile Processing
- Tax Preparation
- Medical Transcription
- Pharmacy Technician
- Accounting Basics
- Medical Office Assistant
- Gourmet Cooking and Catering
- Payroll Clerk
- Heating and Air Conditioning
- Hotel and Restaurant Management
- Medical Billing and Coding
An Education That Pays Off
Think you can’t afford your degree? Think again! At IU, we’ll help you get the financial aid you qualify for, from federal loans to a variety of grants and scholarships. With IU, your degree is more affordable than you may think.
Fresh Start Scholarships
Our scholarship programs can help you get a fresh start and focus on what’s most important: pursuing your degree. There are many excellent scholarship options available to those who qualify.*
Get personalized support with free tutoring, student advisers, and career services.
Start whenever you’re ready and study anytime, anywhere you have Internet access.
Get a laptop and a tablet to use in school and keep when you graduate!**
Independence University is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) is a recognized accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education.
*Scholarship awards are limited and only available to those who qualify. See www.scholarshipshc.com for details.
**Does not apply to master’s programs.
Independence University admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin.
- Software and Mobile Application Development (BS)
- Medical Specialties (AOS)
- Business Management & Accounting (AAS)
- Graphic Arts (AAS)
Career Step, a leading online school, focuses on helping students quickly gain the career skills they need to succeed in rapidly growing industries. With 20 years of experience, the school has trained over 70,000 students in the United States and internationally and offers programs in the allied health, administrative services, and technology industries. Career Step’s training programs are offered entirely online, and the school is committed to helping each enrolling student graduate and successfully transition to a rewarding career.
Career Step training offers you the following benefits:
- Affordably priced programs that prepare you to earn a good living
- Flexible online training that lets you learn on your schedule
- One-on-one instructor access throughout the course
- Graduate resources to help you turn your education into a job
- Career Step
- Medical Transcription Editor - Certificate
- Professional Medical Coding & Billing - Certificate
The Purdue Global Advantage
A name that opens doors. Practical skills to succeed. And a clear path to advance your career.
This is innovation. This is extreme personalization. This is a world-class education that’s tailored to the unique needs of working adults. Now you can earn a degree from an accredited online university that is part of the respected Purdue University system. Our innovative approach to teaching and modern curriculum give you the skills you need to make an immediate impact on your career-and the edge to conquer whatever comes next. Because this is education designed for you. This is Purdue Global.
Take 3 Weeks to Get to Know Us
Experience a Purdue Global undergraduate program for an introductory 3-week period. There’s no financial obligation beyond the application fee.
With the Purdue Global Commitment, you can try our classes before you owe any tuition. We stand behind the quality of our education and believe you should have the opportunity to experience real classes for real credits before making a decision.
- Medical Assisting
- Medical Billing and Coding Certificate