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Personal Training College Graduate Reshapes Her Life in More Ways Than One

Posted: February 11th, 2016   |   Author: Yvette de Ryk

Attending College, Like Everything in Life, is About Dedication and Perseverance

Personal Training Graduate Nichole Richardson

IntelliTec College of Pueblo’s Personal Training program graduate Nichole Richardson found balance between college and parenting.

Sometimes it’s the little things in life that impact our attitude and set the tone for the day ahead. For Nichole Richardson, IntelliTec College of Pueblo’s Personal Training graduate, it was the daily motivational quotes one of her teachers posted on the gym wall.

“I always looked forward to seeing what wisdom she had to share with us each day,” says Richardson.

Even after graduation, she revisits those pearls of wisdom as a means to motivate and inspire when daily life gets overly hectic.

The Personal Training Program at IntelliTec College Fit Her Like a Glove

After a recent move to Colorado, this single mother of three found herself needing to re-enter to the workforce, so she turned to her passion as a means to support herself professionally.

“I have always had a love of fitness, and when I saw that IntelliTec offered a degree and a personal training certificate, I jumped at the chance to follow my dreams,” explains Richardson.

Nichole previously attended a college where classes were large and impersonal, and she preferred the small class environment at IntelliTec where instruction was focused and individualized.

Finding a Balance Proves to be the Greatest Challenge

As any single parent recognizes, setting a balance between college and parenting is a challenging task. Richardson faced it head-on with a straightforward practicality.

“It’s something I just had to learn to juggle. It’s just part of being a mom,” she says.

According to her program supervisor, Peggy Rayburn, Richardson always found time to lend a hand to her fellow classmates.

“Nicole was always a team player.  She would volunteer for outside events as well as help those who needed it,” comments Rayburn.

Instructors Take Time to Teach Inside and Outside Classrooms

Nichole viewed this approach as just another component of her degree, which she learned first-hand from invested instructors. She notes IntelliTec teachers would go to any length to ensure students were successful, making themselves available before and after class to revisit content or answer questions.

“They really wanted us not just to learn but to take that knowledge into our careers and succeed,” she says.

New Personal Training Job With Flexible Hours Fits Full-time Mom’s Schedule

Richardson accepted a position just two days after graduation at a large fitness center. They were able to accommodate her full-time parenting demands and schedule her with part-time hours, which fit her needs perfectly. She loves everything about her job, from the owners to her co-workers, and she feels lucky she gets to spend so much time in a gym pursuing her passion for fitness.

Nichole reminds students, especially “seasoned” students returning to the classroom who question their potential success,

“Even those with unfailing motivation can sometimes hit a wall. Always remember why you enrolled in the first place, and then start by putting your nose to the grindstone. If you maintain a singular focus – success – that commitment will pay off,” encourages Richardson.

About IntelliTec College of Pueblo

The Personal Training program in Pueblo gives you hands-on career training to earn your earn your Associate of Occupational Studies degree, designed to be completed in 18 months. IntelliTec College of Pueblo offers hands-on career training in automotive technician, business office administration and accounting, cosmetology, medical assistant, and personal training fields with associate degree (occupational) and professional certificate programs. Request information at www.IntelliTec.edu or call 1-800-724-9636.

 

9 Months at College Leads to 3 Job Offers for Pharmacy Technician Graduate Taeler Monroe

Posted: February 6th, 2016   |   Author: Yvette de Ryk
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“I have goals now. I’d like to further my career and eventually work in a hospital. But my immediate plan is to buy a house.” – Pharmacy Tech grad Taeler Monroe

Have the Courage to Make a Choice and Take a Chance to Make a Change, If Not It’ll All Just Stay the Same.

Life is about choices on so many levels, and no one knows that better than recent Pharmacy Technician college graduate Taeler Monroe. Monroe was so determined to complete her pharmacy technician certificate, she drove 40 miles each way to attend classes at IntelliTec College in Grand Junction.

“She never missed a day. Even in the snowy, winter months Taeler maintained perfect attendance,” says Allison McKisson, Pharmacy Technician Program Supervisor. “I’m so proud of her drive and her determination to make a better life for herself and her son. She’s mature beyond her years,” McKisson adds.

Once she completed her nine-month Pharmacy Technician training program, Monroe interviewed for several jobs and received three offers. She was able to quit her job in the food service industry and accepted a position at a retail pharmacy with full-time hours.

“Now I come home at the end of the day and think to myself ‘I did it!’ I’m off all government help. I have a son. We have a nice place. And now I have an amazing job where we aren’t living check-to-check. Sometimes I get emotional because I would have never imagined my life like this right now,” explains Monroe.

Pharmacy Technician college graduate Taeler Monroe.

Pharmacy Technician graduate of IntelliTec College in Grand Junction: Taeler Monroe and her son.

If You Really Want It, You Find a Way to Make it Work

Taeler believes her struggles were no different than those of most students. However, she was committed to finishing what she started, regardless of her very real exhaustion from motherhood, work and academic demands. She didn’t just finish, though; she finished strong, earning a technical honor society certificate as well as straight A’s.

“I missed one day because I had my wisdom teeth removed. The next day, I went right back to class. Also, I’m the youngest to both graduate the Pharmacy Technician program and pass my national exam,” says Monroe.

To Get Somewhere You Have Never Been, You Have to Do Something You Have Never Done

“They [IntelliTec College] know you have a life. They know some of us have kids. And almost all of us work. I was really happy to discover they were flexible enough to have options that worked around my life,” explains Monroe.

There were days she struggled to manage such a hectic schedule. Between her commitments to her son, her job, and her classes Monroe questioned if she could finish her degree. She’d arrive home close to midnight most evenings completely exhausted, and wonder how she’d ever keep this going.

“Then I’d look at my sleeping son and think about his future. It would reenergize me every time,” comments Monroe.

It takes courage to take that first step, acknowledges Monroe, and then the ability to stick to a commitment. But the rewards are empowering personally and professionally. She looks ahead to her future and says excitedly,

“I have goals now. I’d like to further my career and eventually work in a hospital. But my immediate plan is to buy a house. I never thought I’d be barely 20 years old with such grown-up plans!”

About the Pharmacy Technician program in Grand Junction

The Pharmacy Technician program in Grand Junction gives you hands-on career training to earn your professional certificate, designed to be completed in nine months. Feel satisfied you are making a contribution to patient wellness as you learn to work with clinical laboratory equipment and develop hands-on pharmacy technician skills. Complete an externship and be prepared to sit for the PTCB Pharmacy Technician certification exam.

About IntelliTec College in Grand Junction

IntelliTec College in Grand Junction offers hands-on career training in the automotive technician, business/accounting, cosmetology/beauty, dental assisting, medical assisting, pharmacy technician and refrigeration & HVAC technician fields with associate degree (occupational) and professional certificate programs. Request information at www.IntelliTec.edu or call 1-800-724-9636.

 

Biomedical Equipment Technician Graduate Enjoys Financial Stability and Career with Potential

Posted: January 11th, 2016   |   Author: Yvette de Ryk

“Going to School was the Easy Part; What Lead Up to it Was the Real Challenge”

Jackie McCormick - Biomedical Equipment Technician program graduate IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs

IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs graduate Jackie McCormick finds a “second family” in her new job as a Biomedical Equipment Technician at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Lakewood, CO

Sometimes it’s the kindness of strangers that can turn your wheels in the right direction. In Jackie McCormick’s case, it was an old, donated Toyota truck that drove her to a place where a new life and a successful career gained traction.

That new life started with her enrollment at IntelliTec College. “I kept seeing the commercial for the Biomedical Equipment Technician program. I’ve always been interested in the medical field, and I knew I could fix equipment,” says McCormick.

Darlene Michaelis, career services adviser at IntelliTec College, asserts most of the women in the program have a real knack for fixing things. “They aren’t afraid to take something apart and figure out how to put it together. That will make them successful in a field dominated by men. Plus, Jackie had a great attitude in working with her male classmates,” says Michaelis.

A Little Struggling Leads to a Sweeter Success

McCormick knew she found the right college when teachers in her first class immediately calmed her nerves. “I have to be honest; I was nervous and even a little scared,” she admits. However, teachers reassured her by clearly outlining course lectures and assignments. They stood by their commitment to her in the classroom and out of it. For example, when she needed to realign her daycare schedule, teachers and staff got involved to find alternative options.

In addition, McCormick had to quickly learn how to be a student again. “I’d soak up as much as I could during class, then study in the evening when my son slept,” said McCormick. Her scheduled focus enabled her to land a job at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Lakewood, CO immediately after graduation. According to McCormick, she knew it was a good fit for her after her first interview, and now that’s she’s been there several months, St. Anthony’s feels more like a family than a workplace.

A Helping Hand and Professional Advice Make All the Difference

Jackie is thankful for the support and encouragement she’s had along the way. This includes babysitting assistance from her mother-in-law to personal advice shared by instructors at IntelliTec.

McCormick learned, “I don’t have to memorize the answers, I just have to know where to find them. This really resonated with me because it’s been applicable in my academic and professional accomplishments.”

McCormick encourages anyone on the fence to take that first step with a phone call. “Why not obtain that degree that says ‘yes I can do this!’? I am so happy that I decided to further my education and actually obtain a degree which lead to a career. I not only love what I do, but I now have a future with earning potential,” she says with a smile.

About IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs

IntelliTec’s Biomedical Equipment Technician training program is an Associate of Occupational Studies Degree that is designed to be completed in 18 months. Apply hands-on maintenance and repair skills in a biomedical lab setting and look to employment opportunities at hospitals and other patient care facilities. Be prepared to sit for the Certified Biomedical Equipment Technician certification exam.

IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs offers hands-on career training in the automotive technician, biomedical equipment repair technician, computer network systems technician, medical assistant, personal trainer and refrigeration & HVAC technician fields with associate degree (occupational) and professional certificate programs. Request information at www.IntelliTec.edu or call 800-724-9636.

 

Advice from this HVAC-R Grad Might Be ‘Old School,’ but It Could Lead to a Job Offer

Posted: November 22nd, 2015   |   Author: Yvette de Ryk

“Employers Appreciate What You Know – and Even What You Don’t Know – as Long as You Are Honest About Both”

HVAC grad Daniel Kindred knew focus, drive and determination would help him during his program and his professional career

HVAC Technician graduate, Daniel Kindred, recognizes the value of focus, drive and determination.

Daniel Kindred, Refrigeration and HVAC Technician  (heating, ventilation, air conditioning technician) graduate from IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs, believes in old-fashioned principles: hard work, honesty, and the power of a thank you note.

After a tough HVAC Tech job interview with Academy School District #20 in Colorado Springs, he took the time to send a personal note of thanks to each person on the panel interview. “They asked some tough questions; questions I didn’t have all the answers to. I answered truthfully if I didn’t know something, but I also promised to research the questions and send them the answers. I included that information in my thank you notes, and I think that must have impressed them,” stated Kindred, “because I got the job!”

Make Every Dollar Count at College

When Kindred was 26 years old and still working at an hourly job in the food industry, he realized one day he had reached his earning potential. He was bored and depressed and “wanted to make more money by entering a growing career in HVAC.

I’d gone as far as I could as cook, and when I discovered IntelliTec, I saw it as a way out of just working and existing in life,” said Kindred. He dedicated himself to classes in the morning followed by an eight-hour restaurant shift (plus weekend hours) at his job, and study time whenever he had a free moment. “It was a struggle, but my main goal was to learn as much as I could while enrolled,” he added.

Juggling school and work can be challenging, but he advises students to look at the final picture. “Determine what sacrifices have to be made in order to succeed,” he explained. He takes advice from mentors seriously, and recognizes their shared personal experiences are valuable nuggets of information. “One teacher said ‘you’re not here to learn everything, but to understand how to learn for the future.’ I feel lucky to have a some of the best teachers in the industry as well as my dad giving me great advice,” said Kindred.

Invest in a Career with Innovation and Extra Effort for Big a Pay-Off

It takes a desire to learn and a level of integrity to be successful in the HVAC industry, according to one of Kindred’s former teachers, Charles Ledford. “The true test of any tech is to be able to refer him to family and friends since he would be directly in their homes. I wouldn’t hesitate to do so, and as a previous HVAC business owner, I’d hire him in a second.”

IntelliTec Offers a Strong Support Network Before, During and After Completion of a Program

Kindred recognizes he brought focus, drive, and determination to his college experience, but he attributes his success to a lot of help and encouragement from teachers and staff at IntelliTec. “You learn so much in such a short period of time, and not all of it relates just to your program classes. I felt like people there helped me with my first day jitters, kept me from feeling overwhelmed by pacing the content, and if it hadn’t been for my resume writing class, I don’t think I’d have the job I do today,” he said.

 

 

IntelliTec College Computer Network Systems Technician Graduate Begins a New Career in a New State

Posted: October 3rd, 2015   |   Author: Yvette de Ryk

Perseverance and a Positive Attitude Help Colorado Springs Student Excellence Award Winner Michael Coble Land a Job at Montana State University

IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs graduate Michael Coble lands job as Support Analyst at Montana State University in Bozeman.

Life is filled with interesting twists and turns, and sometimes those turns lead you in the wrong direction. That’s exactly what happened to Michael Coble. After retiring from a successful 21-year career in the army, he completed a degree in the automotive industry. But six months later he realized his new career just didn’t suit him. “There wasn’t anything wrong with the job, I just never felt it was the right one for me,” Coble explained.

Coble’s previous army interests led him to complete a degree in the Computer Network Systems Technician program at IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs. “When I initially joined the army it was to pay off loans,” said Coble, “I stayed because it presented opportunities in telecommunications and IT, which I really enjoyed.” However, he knew the IT industry focused more on the certifications than the experience, and that meant it was time to complete a degree.

Focus and Motivation Lead the Way to Student Excellence and a New Career

School wasn’t something Coble particularly enjoyed in his earlier years, but everything changed once he started his computer networking classes. He performed well (averaging a 4.0 GPA), and enjoyed his college experience. “I had the most thorough instructor, Mr. Carl Porter, who made the content both interesting and completely understandable. I also felt like his teaching style suited me,” said Coble.

Coble encourages students to start their job search well before graduation. “It’s essential to do early job preparation,” he stated, “I applied to a dozen or more IT jobs and was really starting to get frustrated.” Then he began working with Darlene Michaelis, Career Services Advisor, and she pointed him in a different direction; even a different state.

“Frankly, we were both surprised when he got the interview [Support Analyst at Montana State University in Bozeman], because those jobs are typically already locked in, and the posting is just due diligence. So for him, an outsider, to be hired is actually very cool,” Michaelis said.

Good Advice For All Students – Grades and Attendance Matter

Looking back, Coble recognizes the lessons he learned along the way. He urges students to remain focused. “Look at the big picture and remember what brought you to the school in the first place. How well you do in school, as well as your attendance, is a direct reflection of who you are, and employers pay attention to that,” Coble said.

About IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs

IntelliTec’s Computer Network Systems Technician training program is an Associate of Occupational Studies Degree that is designed to be completed in 18 months. Train hands-on in a CompTIA Authorized computer lab and learn the entry level IT skills necessary to become part of an IT department or work individually for a smaller business. Be prepared to sit for CompTIA, Microsoft and Cisco certification exams while also earning your degree.

IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs offers hands-on career training in the automotive technician, biomedical equipment repair technician, computer network systems technician, medical assistant, personal trainer and refrigeration & HVAC technician fields with associate degree (occupational) programs. Request information at www.IntelliTec.edu or call 800-724-9636.

 

 

 

Medical Assistant Student Nathan Farris Believes Helping People in a Fulfilling Manner Makes Every Day a Happy Day

Posted: September 23rd, 2015   |   Author: Yvette de Ryk

A Strong Home Life With Love and Support Led IntelliTec Student to a 4.0 GPA and Plenty of Job Opportunities on His Horizon

IntelliTec Medical Assistant graduate Nathan Farris encourages students to “stay focused.” Farris enjoys employment as a Dialysis Technician.

Despite managing a patient’s pain and illness inherent in the medical assisting profession, Nathan Farris starts and ends his day feeling lucky; lucky to have a wife and daughter who encourage him to follow his dreams, and lucky to have a unique opportunity to make people feel better. “I get to help them through some of the toughest times, and that makes me feel pretty good. Not everyone experiences a heartfelt ‘thank you’ for doing their job,” explained Farris, “and at the end of the day, I can’t ask for much more than that.”

It doesn’t hurt to have a positive attitude. Pam Waterman, Director of Career Services Director at IntelliTec College Grand Junction Campus always saw Farris as courteous and polite in the hallways, greeting every type of student. “His positive and calming demeanor exudes a quiet confidence, and peers and patients alike can’t help but react positively to it.”

Confidence and Drive Open up Doors to Employment

“Nathan is not the type of person to rest on his laurels,” said Waterman. “We shared a job posting with him, and by that afternoon he’d applied, had an interview, and was offered the job,” she added. The company even offered him a higher rate than originally posted, and encouraged him to complete specific training essential to their office, for which they would cover the cost.

Farris accepted the MA position, applied his newly acquired skills at a gastroenterology office, and after one month he earned his certification as a Surgical Technician. “I must have impressed the powers-that-be enough to invest this training in me,” Farris replied modestly.

His optimistic attitude and new skill-set landed him a job as a Dialysis Technician at DCI Dialysis with “better pay, awesome benefits, and a shorter work week!” according to Farris. He’s even getting paid to further educate himself with on-the-job training as he studies for to become a Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician (CCHT). An added bonus – his new company will even pay for the exam!

Farris Shares His Advice for Current IntelliTec Students

Every student has his/her own approach to going back to school, but Farris believes the one thing that carried him through working full-time and attending classes in the evening was to stay focused. He explained, “It may seem like a there is no tomorrow, but as long as you really take your education seriously and apply your knowledge to life, the rest will handle itself.”

Farris immediately recognized all the medical assistant courses were designed to intertwine, streamlining the program with the essentials and a lot of ‘practical’ time. “This gives you the opportunity to hit the ground running,” explained Farris.

IntelliTec’s Real Life, Hands-On Training was the Key to Choosing a Program

“This was a genuine opportunity for me to expand my knowledge and create a career for myself,” said Farris. From the moment he opened the doors to IntelliTec College, Farris felt welcomed. Even when the courses became challenging, the staff were always helpful. One teacher in particular shared some helpful advice, but Farris plans to keep that to himself. His philosophy is “when someone gives me really good advice, I don’t like to spread it around for everyone else to use. Keeping it private is what gives me my edge.”

About IntelliTec College in Grand Junction

The Medical Assisting training program in Grand Junction gives you hands-on career training to earn your associate degree (occupational), which is design to be completed in 18 months. Get real-life practice in our modern clinical setting with personalized instruction from our experienced and supportive instructors. Complete an externship and also be prepared for up to five professional certifications.

IntelliTec College in Grand Junction offers hands-on career training in the automotive technician, business/accounting, cosmetology/beauty, dental assisting, medical assisting, pharmacy technician and refrigeration & HVAC technician fields with associate degree (occupational) and professional certificate programs. Request information at www.IntelliTec.edu or call 1-800-724-9636.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Colorado Association of Career Colleges and Schools (CACCS) Honors IntelliTec Massage Therapy Graduate Teaerra Moore with “Student of the Year”

Posted: September 23rd, 2015   |   Author: Yvette de Ryk

Massage Therapy Graduate Teaerra Moore Once Suffered From Chronic Pain and Believes Strongly in the Healing Touch of Massage, Claiming, “I’m in it for life.”

Colorado Springs Massage Therapy Graduate Wins CACCS 2015 Student of the Year

Teaerra Moore, IntelliTec College in Grand Junction Massage Therapy Graduate, Wins CACCS 2015 Student of the Year

The CACCS honored Teaerra Moore as the 2015 Student of the Year in the category of “Physical/Massage Therapy.” The Denver Post hosted the award ceremony on September 18th, 2015 in Denver, CO at 9:00 am.

The selection process was extraordinarily competitive as schools nominated only their best and brightest students. “Teaerra demonstrated outstanding performance during her academic and professional journey while enrolled at IntelliTec College,” claimed Massage Therapy Program Supervisor Kathy German. “She’s has an incredible commitment to her career with demonstrated professionalism with fellow classmates and her many returning clients,” German added.

Personal Experience with Over 10 Years of Pain Steered Her Into a Career as a Massage Therapist

This career choice didn’t happen by accident for Teaerra Moore. Her own experience with successful massage treatments led her to believe in this form of pain relief. “I suffered from chronic pain since the age of nine and have seen between 30-40 doctors over the years. Nothing provided long-term relief. Finally, one doctor recommended massage, and after only one week I started feeling better. It changed my life.”

With diligent research she found the right massage therapy school at IntelliTec College in Grand Junction. Her systematic approach eliminated other programs in the area, and when she walked through IntelliTec’s doors she knew she found the college that fit her. “Everything about it just felt right. I loved the professional atmosphere of the clinic and the hands-on program,” said Moore.

Moore’s Goal is to Become the Best Massage Therapist – For Herself and For Her Son

Moore has serious plans for her future. She’d like to work alongside an established massage therapist for two to three years, and then learn the medical side of pain in a chiropractor’s office. Within five years she’d like to open up her own clinic. Moore attributes her drive to her passion for massage, but more importantly, to her desire to have her son be proud of his mom. Moore said, “Even when times were hard (and they were!), I kept my focus on my son. I wanted him to see that I didn’t give up, and hopefully I taught him to not give up on things either.”

Love and Support Encourage Moore to Believe in Herself for the First Time in Her Life

Teaerra has had strong support from her academic community and her family throughout her education. Instructors encouraged her to never give up and to regularly revisit the reasons for her career path choice. “One instructor regularly reminded me that no matter how badly I wanted to be perfect, I didn’t have to be, and that things worth doing took time,” shared Moore. Her father led by example, Moore explained. “He didn’t tell me how to live, he lived and let me watch him do it. Plus, he gave me the best gift anyone has ever has ever given me; he believed in me.” 

About IntelliTec College in Grand Junction

IntelliTec College in Grand Junction offers hands-on career training in Automotive Technician, Business Office Administration & Accounting, Cosmetologist, Dental Assistant, Medical Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, and Refrigeration & HVAC Technician. Request more information at www.IntelliTec.edu or call 800-724-9636.

 

Inspiring Dental Assistant Overcomes Personal Obstacles to Get Technical Training and Lands Dream Job at a Prosthodontics Office in Grand Junction

Posted: April 29th, 2015   |   Author: Yvette de Ryk

IntelliTec College in Grand Junction Graduate Jenifer Denney Believes She Can Go Anywhere in Her Career – Now that She Knows What it Takes to Really Push Herself

Jenifer Denney, dental assistant grad, sees a bright future ahead

Dental Assisting graduate finds success with a can-do attitude and the hard work it takes to reach goals

There was a time when Jenifer Denney thought she might not make it through high school. Yet here she is today employed full time as a Dental Assistant, and the only employee in a prosthodontics office. She works the front desk, chair side and even functions as the lab technician.

“I’m so thankful I learned the fundamentals and experienced an externship while at IntelliTec. I can please even the most particular dentist, because I learned how to do things right,” explains Denney.

Dental Assisting Leads to a Bright Future With Career Advancement Opportunities

Denney feels lucky to currently work at an office that she loves, with an employer who believes in her and encourages her to further her training. She projects, “My five year plan? To continue to learn everything I can both by experience and by furthering my education.”

“He’s [the dentist] already sent me to several classes. I continue to build my skills and truly believe I’m on a career path with unlimited potential.” Her constant learning curve builds her confidence and leaves her grateful for an employer who believes in her future in dentistry.

Life is About Overcoming Obstacles with a Determination to Succeed

Denney lost her dad in 10th grade, which forced her to tackle adult issues as she worked alongside her mom cleaning vacation rentals to make ends meet. “I never really acted my age,” she added. Her mature outlook and personal expectations led her to jump into her education and career plans with both feet – without hesitation.

When she graduated from IntelliTec College with a 4.0 GPA, she did so as the youngest student in the Dental Assistant program. According to Jennifer Prather, Dental Assistant Program Manager at IntelliTec College, “Being able to get along with the older students could have been a big obstacle. But she has such a bubbly personality; you can’t help but like her.”

Denney’s goals are clear, “I am going to be the best at what I want to be; not just that girl, but the best girl.” This approach garnered her respect and admiration from classmates, and teachers alike. Her instructor, Karl Kunstadter, DDS, shared, “Jenifer has a personality that draws other people to her. Her attitude is one of ‘I can do that and I can do it well.’ She is a willing team player and always ready to help another student with course work or in the dental lab.”

IntelliTec’s Caring Environment Offered Support and Necessary Technical Skills

As much as she prides herself on her accomplishments while enrolled in the Dental Assistant program, she also believes she couldn’t have made it without the supportive network that IntelliTec College in Grand Junction fosters.

Denney explains, “I tell people all the time what a great school IntelliTec is, and how much I learned there. I can’t imagine going to any other school.”

“I went from spending 50% – 100% of my time on campus. I loved knowing I could walk through the halls and everyone knew my name. Even Dr. Scott, the campus director, greeted me in the hallways!” she exclaims.

About IntelliTec College in Grand Junction

IntelliTec’s Dental Assistant program is a Professional Certificate program that is designed to be completed in 9 months. Learn dental assisting skills in the classroom and work hands-on in a fully functioning dental clinic right on campus. Complete on-the-job training during your externship and prepared to sit for two industry-recognized Dental Assistant certification exams.

IntelliTec College in Grand Junction offers hands-on career training in Automotive Technician, Business Office Administration & Accounting, Cosmetologist, Dental Assistant, Medical Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, and Refrigeration & HVAC Technician. Request more information at www.IntelliTec.edu or call 800-724-9636.

 

Young Single Mother Reaches High with Automotive Technician Degree & Academic Honors

Posted: March 5th, 2015   |   Author: Yvette de Ryk


Recent Graduate Audrey McKinney Receives Automotive Technology Program’s “Student Excellence” Award from IntelliTec College – a Technical School in Colorado Springs

Meet Audrey: an energetic, driven and extraordinarily positive person.

Her hard working, glass is half-full attitude earned her a degree as an Automotive Technician, and ultimately, the Student Excellence Award in her program at IntelliTec College – a technical trades school in Colorado Springs.

She wanted a career in a field with a dynamic industry where “change and opportunity could take me anywhere I wanted to go. Automotive Technology fit everything that I wanted in a career,” explained McKinney.

McKinney Advises, “the first and last step to everything is action.”

McKinney recognizes a journey is really only one step at a time. Education goals can appear mountainous if viewed as a whole, but when broken down into small segments, suddenly the mountain becomes a series of hills.

“Visualize what it will feel like to have that career, that home, that money, etc. that you desire, then take action,” she advises. “I took action without fear of repercussions. I remained positive and told myself that I can do anything I wanted.”

“As a student, I am powerful. I stay focused.”

“I found making and meeting short term goals were much more attainable and dramatically less overwhelming than trying to think 3 – 4 terms ahead,” shared McKinney. “That way I could dedicate myself to that particular task and reward myself when the six-week term ended.” (more…)

 

Automotive Training School Graduate Talks Shop About New Automotive Career

Posted: April 4th, 2012   |   Author: Shivaun Martynes
Travis DeCesaro - Auto Tech Graduate from IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs

Travis DeCesaro – Auto Tech Graduate from IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs

IntelliTec College, an automotive training school in Colorado Springs, gives students the tools they need to successfully work in auto career jobs they will truly enjoy. Travis DeCesaro is a recent graduate of this auto mechanic training program and has been kind enough to share his story.

Mr. DeCesaro graduated from IntelliTec College’s auto mechanic training program in 2010 and is currently working at Pueblo West Quicklane Tire and Auto Center in Pueblo Colorado. He has been working with them for over a year now.

Q: What are some of your favorite things about your new auto career job?

A: I would say my favorite part of my job is working with my hands as well as my head. Sometimes I have to use a lot of problem solving abilities. Also, I’m not flipping hamburgers! (more…)