University description (as per official university website)
Program Mission Statement and Objectives
Casa Loma College is dedicated to providing the highest standard of education, service, and excellence in the disciplines of nursing, allied health, and the public sector arena.
Our programs are designed to respond to the changing needs of our students by creating effective means of instruction that expand access to learning and provide opportunities for adults to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve their professional goals.
The objectives of the institution are:
To offer and constantly re-evaluate the programs and comprehensive curriculum to meet industry demands and to address community needs for quality training programs
To provide academic and technical training to students within the community
To prepare the student for meaningful employment within the industry for which they are trained
We believe that education is a continuous process. It allows an individual to pursue learning activities necessary for personal and professional growth.
The College is dedicated to the following:
Recognition of the unique worth and dignity of the individual
Development and promotion of personal, professional, and intellectual qualities
Instruction based on sound principles of learning
Motivation and participation of the individual in the educational and training process
Established in 1966 as a California nonprofit corporation. The college is governed by a Board of Regents. Originally located in the community of Pacoima, it was established to provide health education and training to individuals living in the San Fernando Valley. In 1972 Casa Loma College began the Vocational Nursing Program. As part of the College’s goal to expand its programs to other communities, a second campus was opened in the Los Angeles area in 1989. To support the increasing student population, the College’s main campus relocated to a new facility on the grounds of UCLA/Olive View Hospital in 1993. The College continued to expand in 1998 by implementing the Nursing Assistant and Home Health Aide Training Program. The Valley Campus relocated to Van Nuys in 1998 to become more centrally located to the student population. In January 1999 the college began offering Allied Health Seminars to include Medical Records Clerk, Activity Leader and Restorative Nursing Assistant. In 2003 Casa Loma College again expanded its course offerings by adding Emergency Medical Technician-Basic, and Medical Assistant. 2004 saw the relocation of the non-main campus to Hawthorne. Emergency Medical Technician-Basic was temporarily discontinued early 2007 for curriculum redevelopment based on new National Standards.
We are dedicated to helping individuals realize their career dreams by offering a variety of career education programs. Casa Loma College puts students’ interests first by educating them for a career and getting them into the workforce as soon as possible. The college is proud to have over 2,000 graduates who have gone on to pursue careers in the nursing and health care fields. Casa Loma College continues to broaden the scope of its programs to remain current with the continuing changes in the areas of health care, business and computer technology.
HOW TO APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID
First Time Applicants
Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the first step in applying for federal and state aid programs. The FAFSA includes all the information necessary to determine your expected family contribution or "EFC". Aid administrators use the EFC to determine your eligibility for financial aid programs. The FAFSA must be completed electronically via the Internet.
FAFSA on the Internet
Beginning January 1, 2003, you may access the electronic version of the FAFSA on the Internet. We recommend that you apply electronically. This process is fast, simple, and hassle-free. Go to www.fafsa.ed.gov.
If you filed a FAFSA, you will be mailed a PIN Mailer (containing your PIN number which can be used to access your renewal application through Renewal FAFSA on the Web), or a PIN Reminder email (if you supplied a correct email address and already have a PIN) or a Paper Renewal FAFSA sent to your permanent address.
Use the PIN number to facilitate filing your Renewal Application on-line. The PIN can be used as an electronic signature for filing the renewal FAFSA, the FAFSA, and for Corrections on the Web. Parents can now apply for PINS to use as an electronic signature for FAFSA on the web.