Kaplan Career Institute

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About Kaplan Career Institute

Kaplan Career Institute is a private institution granting certificates and associate's degrees in career preparation areas. Kaplan has a campus in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Harrisburg, the capital of Pennsylvania, has a population around 50,000. The Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts in downtown Harrisburg is home to the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra and also hosts educational science lectures. In 2004, Harrisburg started the CowParade, a public art show, in which fiberglass cows painted by local artists were displayed all over the city. The capital city is also home to the National Civil War Museum, the State Museum of Pennsylvania, and the Susquehanna Art Museum.

Kaplan Career Institute is a part of the Kaplan Higher Education Campuses, which is a division of Kaplan Higher Education Corporation. Kaplan is part of a corporation that has been providing career centered education since 1938. Today, Kaplan provides and education for more than 1 million people, including online students. Kaplan is devoted to providing a practical education to anyone including adults who work full time and need to complete a program as quickly as possible.

Kaplan offers an associate's degree in specialized technology in digital arts. The program combines hand drawing and illustration with modern computer technology. Students are prepared for careers in art, digital animation, multimedia design, prepress production, Web design, and TV and video production. In addition to art, students receive a liberal arts education and learn marketing and business management. Coursework includes fine arts, drawing, illustration, art history, communications, marketing, psychology, graphic design, and animation software. Students learn in a hands-on environment that culminates in an 'externship' at a facility approved by the school.

Kaplan Career Institute tries to create programs for students that are both accelerated and affordable. Students may be able to receive financial aid to help pay for tuition. To qualify for any financial aid, students must be enrolled in a program at Keystone and must fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students may then be eligible for federal and state grants and loans, scholarships, private loans, or work study. For more information, students can contact an admission representative at Kaplan.

The Harrisburg campus of the Kaplan Career Institute is accredited by the Accrediting Council of Independent Colleges and Schools to award, diplomas, certificates, and associate's degrees in specialized business and specialized technology.

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