IBMC College recently increased their capacity to provide career training for Colorado students by expanding into the Colorado Springs area.
Colorado based IBMC College announced on May 1, that their parent company, The Laub Company, purchased IntelliTec Medical Institute in Colorado Springs, making IBMC College the largest, privately owned for-profit career college chain in Colorado.
For nearly three decades IBMC has been an integral part of providing training and education for individuals looking to advance their career opportunities. Founded in 1987, the college is locally owned and operated and nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).
The college operates four Colorado campuses; Colorado Springs, Ft. Collins, Greeley, and Longmont, and a fifth campus location in Cheyenne, WY.
The newest campus is located on Corporate Drive near Woodmen Road and will offer ten programs including; Dental Assisting Certificate, Expanded Duties Dental Assisting Certificate, Health Information Management Degree, Medical Assisting Certificate, Medical Assisting Degree, Medical Laboratory Technician Degree, Personal Fitness Training Certificate, Personal Fitness Training Degree, Therapeutic Massage Certificate, and Therapeutic Massage Degree.
“Student enrollment at IBMC is very diverse and currently includes students from age 18 to 62,” said Holli McElwee, Market Manager with IBMC College, “From students fresh out of high school to working adults who are either ready for a career change or interested in advancing further in their respective field.”
Students will discover hands-on training taught by industry professionals with practical knowledge in their field combined with an appropriate amount of formal education. Having the benefit of real-world experiences in the classroom allows students accelerated career training that is be both challenging and worthwhile.
“All of the programs are accelerated and can take anywhere from 7 ½ to 23 months to complete when following the prescribed coursework,” McElwee said, “Small class sizes allow us to ensure one-on-one attention and we provide up-to-date equipment for training.”
The objective at IBMC is to prepare students to be successful in their chosen careers and their Career Services team works closely with students and graduates to help them with the necessary resources to become sought-after employees in their field.
Thanks to fostering ongoing, significant business relationships, IBMC benefits local businesses as well as IBMC students by helping to identify company needs and then matching them with qualified IBMC College candidates.
“Through our Career Services team, many externships are available with local businesses, so our students have five to six weeks of getting their hands dirty working directly with employers,” said McElwee. “It’s also a good opportunity for employers to get an up-close look at students as potential employees.”
In fact, the Career Services team at IBMC College is proud to note they have a success rate of 85 percent career placement after graduation.
IBMC colleges values the service and sacrifices of our military service members and their families. As part of their quest to provide quality career training and educational services, IBMC is proud to be a VA approved training institution and Yellow Ribbon Participant. In addition, they were recognized by Victory Media, Inc. in 2014-2015 as a Military Friendly school and the Military Times appointed them in the Best for Vets: Career & Technical Colleges list for 2014.
In addition to financial aid packages available to our military, IBMC has a number of financial aid options available to non-military students as well, including Pell Grants, loan programs and more. These resources are available to those who qualify.