List of Q&A Frequently Asked by Potential Students
Will credits from this school transfer?
Since programs offered at Access Training, Incorporated (ATI) are intended to be career oriented and specialized, the transferability of ATI credits to another school, in general, do not apply. Ultimately, the decision to accept transfer credits is the sole discretion of each receiving institution. ATI does not imply, promise or guarantee transferability of credits earned to any other institution.
Does ATI accept transfer credits or classes from other schools?
No. Because each institution designs its own programs and courses, all courses are not equal in content, even if they may have the same name. It is difficult in some cases to tell how much information is included in a similar course and to what depth it is taught.
What kind of certification will I receive?
Upon successful completion of the course, students receive a certificate of completion. Nursing Assisting students go on to take a National Nurse Aide Assessment Program Exam. If the exam is passed satisfactorily, the student will receive certification and active roster number to begin employment. Clinical Medical Assisting, EKG, Phlebotomy and Medical Billing and Coding students take the National Health Career Association (NHA Certifying Exam). Successful students will receive certification from NHA. This exam is administered at ATI. The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board certifies the Pharmacy Technicians.
Where are student’s extern sites located?
Most extern sites are in the Jackson and surrounding areas. Occasionally, we can find sites close to where you live. However, this is not a guarantee. All health facilities do not qualify as an extern site. Sites have been selected based upon the guidelines we are given by various governing agencies and if the facility is willing to sign an agreement to take students.
How many days per week is the externship?
Externships are schedule five (5) days a week during the day, for several reasons. First, most agencies are usually busy during the day. Therefore, one would get the most and best experience during this time. There is usually more staff available during the day as well, which allows the agency to provide someone to mentor the extern. Most agencies take students from several different schools, thus daily externships ensure the student to complete in a timely manner so all students from all schools receive the same benefit.
How soon after completion will I be placed on a job?
While the Institute does not guarantee placement following completion, reasonable effort will be made to assist the student in securing suitable employment. However, this effort does not remove the student’s obligation to seek employment.
The attendance and academic records as well as the overall attributes of the student will influence the success or failure of job placement efforts. Students that do not complete the course or pass certification are not eligible for job placement services.
Does Access Training accept financial aid?
Our programs are short-term and does not qualify for Title IV funding. ATI offers financing for those who qualify and in-house payment plans. ATI is a Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) provider.
This institution approved to offer GI Bill® educational benefits by the Mississippi State Approving Agency.
Is Access Training accredited?
No, ATI is licensed by the Mississippi Commission on Proprietary Schools and Colleges, Registration License #558.
Licensure indicated only that minimum standards have been met; it is not an endorsement or guarantee of quality. Licensure is not equivalent to or synonymous with accreditation by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Additionally, the Mississippi State Department of Health approves the Nursing Assisting program.
The institution is owned by Access Training, Inc., a corporation formed in 1994 and duly authorized under the laws of the State of Mississippi and governed by its Board of Directors.
What is the average pay scale for the following careers in Mississippi?
Certified Nursing Assistant ……………………. $22,000 – $26,000
Phlebotomy Technician…………………………. $28,000 - $35,000
Dental Assistant …………………………………..$23,380 – $33,550
Clinical Medical Assistant ………………………. $26,700 – $29,300
Pharmacy Technician……………………………...$19,000 – $28,000
Medical Billing & Coding.……………………….. $21,840 - $30,160