The College of Office Technology (Closed 2013)

1520 West Division Street
Chicago, IL 60642
  • The College of Office Technology is a private post secondary educational institution which offers quality technical programs. These programs prepare students for careers in Computer Operations, Computer Network Technology, Administrative Medical Assisting and phlebotomy and assists students in developing their abilities to function effectively in today’s changing business environment.
School Highlights
  • The College of Office Technology is one of 28 community colleges within Cook County, IL.
  • The nearest community college to The College of Office Technology is Kendall College (0.9 miles away).

School Overview

    The College of Office Technology(IL) Community College Avg.
    Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
    Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
    Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPublic
    Number of Programs Offered87

    Student Body

    • The The College of Office Technology diversity score of 0.00 is less than the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has declined by 100% over five years.
    % Unknown races
    Diversity Score0.000.59
    College Completion Rate (Year 2012)
    Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$22,000$31,900

    Finances and Admission

      % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (Year 2013)54%80%
      Median Debt for Graduates (Year 2012)$9,500$6,500
      Median Debt for Dropouts (Year 2012)$3,167$3,500
      Source: 2015 (or latest year available) IPEDS

      School Notes

      • The College's learning environment features the latest in office equipment. Included in the education department are eight computer labs, four keyboarding labs, six lecture rooms, one computer repair lab, one medical classroom, a library, and a conference room. The educational programs we offer prepare students for employment success through extensive hands-on training and comprehensive curriculum. The faculty of The College of Office Technology consists of academic specialists who have significant experience in the business world. Faculty members have achieved at least the Bachelor's Degree, with many reaching the Master's or Doctor's level. The faculty understands that job readiness requires basic academic skills and personal development in addition to technical skills. In December 1985, the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), an accrediting agency nationally recognized by the United States Department of Education, accredited ACTI. This accreditation led to approval by the U.S. Department of Education for the use of Title IV Financial Aid Programs. In October 1996, the College established a computer technology program to train individuals to meet the challenges of the computer industry. In October 1997, the College established the Medical Office Assistant program to provide graduates with the skills and knowledge to qualify for various medical office careers. These programs have been accredited and approved by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) and by the Illinois State Board of Education.

      Nearby Schools

      • The nearest community college to The College of Office Technology is Kendall College (0.9 miles away).
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