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October 22, 2013 > Unitek College awarded 2012-2013 School of Excellence

Unitek College awarded 2012-2013 School of Excellence

Ever since our first graduating class walked across the stage in 2002, Unitek College has strived to achieve high student graduation and graduate employment rates. This past June, we received our highest honor: Unitek College was officially recognized by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges, with the 2012-2013 School of Excellence award.

Why are Unitek College students so successful? There is one simple answer: our students are our number one priority. Our healthcare training programs encourage collaboration and comprehension, allowing students to retain what they learn and apply it within their careers. Unitek College chooses instructors who are passionate about what and who they teach. Unitek College equips its facilities with modern simulation labs (SIMS labs), that offer students the hands-on training required in today's workforce. Unitek College's clear commitment to education instills in our students confidence that they have chosen a quality program, and will be empowered through the support of their peers, instructors, and faculty.

Most importantly, the relationship between Unitek College and its students doesn't end upon graduation. Unitek College graduates enjoy the benefits of a diligent Career Services Department dedicated to Unitek College alumni success. While enrolled, Medical Assisting and Pharmacy Technician students are placed in externships that provide valuable experience. Alumni make the most of externship relationships with the help of the Career Services Department through employment assistance and valuable occupational information. We believe our students' success is our greatest measure.

"We are extremely excited and honored to be recognized by ACCSC for our hard work and commitment to both our students, alumni and the community," stated Navraj Bawa, Unitek College School President, "The key metric measured and reviewed by ACCSC is student success, which is of utmost importance to us. This award is a testament to the commitment to education and career success that our students and faculty have made."

One such student with a commitment to education is Rochelle Padama of Fremont, CA. Rochelle graduated from college 17 long years ago, but returned to Unitek College to pursue her dream of becoming a Pharmacy Technician. As a gainfully employed mother with two daughters to care for, she was understandably nervous about returning to school. But she took a chance and enrolled. Ultimately, Rochelle excelled and graduated as Valedictorian of the Pharmacy Technician program.

Rochelle credits her success to those who supported her while at Unitek College. She offered her heartfelt thanks; "Dr. Dizon, thank you for being a great teacher and friend throughout my academic career at Unitek College. You are best teacher I have ever had. You have made me hopeful that my children will have a teacher like you in their own academic careers."

Unitek College staff also played a vital role in her success by helping her process board paperwork and licensing requirements, affording the time needed to focus on her education. Rochelle also appreciates her classmates, and sings their praise, "...for making me feel young again, for making my tenure at Unitek College a great experience and exciting time."

Unitek College has received tremendous support from the community over the years and is pleased to be able to give back, providing healthcare and nursing training to local residents. To learn more about healthcare training opportunities at Unitek College, please visit: or call (888) 446-1450.

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