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Douglas Education Center


130 Seventh St.
Monessen, PA, 15062
Phone(s): 724-684-3684, 1-800-413-6013,
Fax(s): 724-684-7463
Email(s): dec@dec.edu
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SCHOOL PRESIDENT: Jeffrey D. Imbrescia

ADMISSIONS INFORMATION

Director: Tony Baez Milan
Date for Applications: Start of Semester
Application Fee: Yes $50
Matriculation/Registration Deposit: Yes $100 Fee
Interview/Visit Required: Yes
Tests Required: Yes
High School Diploma/GED: Yes Graduation Fee: $100

GENERAL INFORMATION

# of Students: 274 full-time
# of Faculty: 11 full-time , 15 part-time
Student/Faculty Ratio: 15 to 1
Transfer Credit: Yes
Accreditation/Approvals: ACICS Housing: Commute & On-Campus through Boss Development and other landlords
Courses Offered: Weekdays, Evenings

FINANCIAL AID/PLACEMENT

Aid Available to Qualified Students: PHEAA, Pell Grant, SEOG, Federal Work Study, Federal Direct Parent PLUS, Federal Direct Stafford Loan, VA, OVR, TRA, WIB, PA TIP, The Tom Savini Scholarship for Special Make-Up Effects Students, The Jeff Tinnell Scholarship for Digital Filmmaking Students, STAR Cosmetology Scholarship, IDEA Scholarship, Tammy Savage Scholarship
% Full-time Financial Assistance: 88%
Job Placement % Most Recent Year: 72%

FEATURES OF THE SCHOOL

DEC offers 16 month Associate in Specialized Business Degrees and four and eight month Diploma programs. Located in the scenic Monongahela Valley of Western Pennsylvania. Quiet, relaxing environment. Individualized attention and hands-on instruction to prepare students for future careers.

PROGRAMS

Title Length Type of Degree Tuition
Tom Savini's Special Make-Up Effects Program
16 mos/71 credits
ASB Degree
$ 39,505
The Factory Digital Filmmaking Program at Douglas
16 mos/67 credits
ASB Degree
$ 39,305
Graphic Design & Web Program
16 mos/64 credits
ASB Degree
$ 28,460
Allan and Wilson's Digital Illustration Program
16 mos/65 credits
ASB Degree
$ 29,175
Dorian's Fantasy Art Program
4 mos/16 credits
Diploma
$ 5,810
Cosmetology Program
45 wks/1350 hours
Diploma
$ 18,120
Cosmetology Teacher/Salon Manager Program
20 wks/600 hours
Diploma
$ 5,730
Esthetics Program
15 wks/450 hours
Diploma
$ 4,130
Esthetician and Nail Technologist Program
30 wks/750 hours
Diploma
$ 6,860
Medical Assistant Program
16 mos/66 credits
ASB Degree
$ 25,325
Health Information Technology Program
16 mos/69 credits
ASB Degree
$ 22,535
Medical Billing Clerk Program
8 mos/34 credits
Diploma
$ 10,335
Natural Gas Extraction & Distribution Techniques Program
8 mos/44 credits
Diploma
$ 15,745
Commercial Drivers License Program
7 wks/8 credits
Certificate
$ 4,300
Natural Gas Extraction & Distribution Techniques Program
8 mos/44 credits
Diploma
$ 15,000

This school is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students. (M-1 Visa) All degrees referred to as ASB are Associate in Specialized Business Degrees. Contact school for most recent tuition and program information. All information current as of December 2014.

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