Vatterott College adds Legal Assistant, Personal Fitness Trainer, and HVAC Service Technician at Fairview Heights Campus

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Vatterott College adds three new programs to Fairview Heights course catalog

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At Vatterott College, we strive to offer our students degrees and programs that will provide opportunities now and in the future.

Vatterott College announces the addition of three new programs, Legal Assistant, Personal Fitness Trainer and Heating Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Service Technician, at its Fairview Heights, Ill. campus located at 110 Commercial Lane. All three programs will prepare students with essential skills before they enter the workforce.

The Legal Assistant program is designed to introduce students to the legal field. Graduates of the 40-week diploma program are qualified to pursue an entry-level legal assistant or legal secretary position in a private practice setting, public interest setting or corporate legal department. In the classroom, students will take 56 total quarter credit hours instructed by practiced legal professionals. Courses range from legal terminology and computer concepts to criminal law and legal research.

As the nationwide effort to maintain physical fitness rises, so does the demand for personal trainers. The Personal Fitness Trainer diploma program at Vatterott incorporates comprehensive coursework, certification training and practical experience to help students gain employment as a personal trainer in gyms, fitness centers, private studios and corporate wellness programs, or to start their own personal fitness training business. Experienced trainers instruct courses on fundamental basics and evolve toward advanced topics such as kinesiology and a comprehensive personal trainer externship. Students also have the opportunity to attend a personal trainer boot camp where they are challenged to focus their career vision. Graduates of the program are prepared to take the NASM-CPT certification exam, offered by the National Academy of Sports Medicine and accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), to become a Certified Personal Trainer.

Students in Vatterott’s Heating Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Service Technician (HVAC) program at Fairview Heights are taught the skills needed to secure an entry-level position as a maintenance or service technician in the industry upon completion. The HVAC program provides courses based on the theory and working knowledge of heating, air conditioning, refrigeration, high pressure steam, energy management and commercial environmental systems.

“At Vatterott College, we strive to offer our students degrees and programs that will provide opportunities now and in the future,” said Cameron Bond, campus director at Vatterott College in Fairview Heights.

Vatterott College in Fairview Heights is currently enrolling students for the Legal Assistant, Personal Fitness Trainer and Heating Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Service Technician programs. Day and evening classes provide students with the flexibility to continue their education. For more information about the courses offered at Vatterott College in Fairview Heights visit http://www.vatterott.edu/fairview_heights.asp or call 618- 489-2400.

About Vatterott College
Vatterott College has been dedicated to providing quality career training to students seeking the necessary skills to advance in their field since 1969. Vatterott, with its headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri, has campuses across the Midwest, offering education in high-demand fields. Diploma, associate and bachelor degrees are offered in advanced trade industries and computer technology, with 25 locations, as well as an online division, across ten states. To learn more, please visit http://www.vatterott.edu.

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