Key College occupies 12,000 square feet in Dania Beach, Florida. The school is located south of Ft. Lauderdale and is on a major boulevard that runs east and west from Dania Beach to the Atlantic Ocean. It is on the bus line and is conveniently accessible from the freeway system and the Florida turnpike.
The facility provides air-conditioned classrooms, several computer labs, and court reporting labs, administrative offices, a law library, and a reference library with Internet access, conference rooms and a student lounge.
Hammel College expanded from Akron, Ohio to south Florida in 1982, and purchased a small court reporting school in Ft. Lauderdale that had begun operations in 1974. The College operated as a subsidiary of Southern Business College, Inc. until 1985 when it became a freestanding institution. In 1987, the College was sold and the name was changed to Legal Career Institute. Operating in Plantation, FL as a legal training institute until 1994. Expansion into the medical field in 1994 brought about a name change to Atlantic Coast Institute.
Ronald H. Dooley and Thomas D. Greenhouse purchased the Institute in 1995. They formed Independent Education Corporation dba Atlantic Coast Institute. Mr. Dooley and Mr. Greenhouse had extensive backgrounds in the private school industry. Mr. Dooley purchased Mr. Greenhouse’s interest in January 1997.
To provide for further expansion, the name was changed to Key College in 2003 and the college relocated to the present address in Dania Beach, Florida in 2004. Courses currently offered are in the Legal, Medical, Business Accounting, and Business Management fields of study.
The mission of Key College is to provide high quality “practitioner- oriented” undergraduate programs of study driven by the most current needs of industry and business. The institution offers programs to meet the needs of a diverse student population both domestically and internationally.
In harmony with our mission, Key has established the following goals:
✓ Offer quality applications-oriented curricula.
Curricula are designed to produce competent graduates who have the ability to understand new developments in their field, adapt to change, and grow throughout their careers. Consistent with this primary goal, Key College seeks to enroll qualified students who can benefit from its programs.
✓ Enroll students that have a committed interest.
To this end, faculty and staff assist students in completing their chosen programs. Key is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in admission, financial aid and graduate placement with respect to sex, race, age, marital status, religion and national origin. Key will not refuse service to handicapped persons.
✓ Assist Graduates of full-time programs to achieve the highest possible level of success in career-entry employment.
To assist graduates in their search for positions compatible with their backgrounds and interests. Although we cannot guarantee employment or salary levels, we continue to offer assistance following graduation.
Key College’s additional goal is to assist any graduate in continuing their education toward a higher degree or continuing education in their specialty.
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