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    • Catalog of Courses January 1, 2009 through December 31, 2009 Approved California Licensing Courses and Approved National Certificate Courses Voc Rehab: 1.888.925.4283 S C H O O L S
    • A State of California Private Postsecondary and Vocational School “Serving all of California” Accreditation Allied Business Schools, Inc. is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council, 1601 18th Street NW, Washington D.C. 20009-2529, Telephone (202) 234-5100, www.detc.org The Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency. The Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council is a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Contact Information Allied Business Schools, Inc. 22952 Alcalde Drive Laguna Hills, CA 92653 Allied Business Schools, Inc. California Real Estate 800-542-5543 www.alliedschools.com Training Courses Military Training Programs 888-501-5221 education4military.com Vocational Rehabilitation Training Programs 888-925-4283 www.alliedvocrehab.com W.I.A. Training Programs 888-751-2305 www.wia-allied.com Revised: July 29, 2009 1
    • Table of Contents Mission Statement ......................................................................................................................................... 5 Educational Philosophy ................................................................................................................................ 5 Academic Integrity Policy ............................................................................................................................ 5 Student Privacy ............................................................................................................................................. 5 Institutional Goals ......................................................................................................................................... 6 Accreditation, Licensing, Approval & Membership Information ................................................................. 6 Member ......................................................................................................................................................... 7 Approved Course Listing .............................................................................................................................. 8 Registered Course Listing ............................................................................................................................. 9 Business Related Certificate Courses ......................................................................................................... 11 Administrative Assistant ......................................................................................................................................... 12 Advanced Principles of Photovoltaic Systems Installation ..................................................................................... 14 Computerized Financial Accounting ...................................................................................................................... 16 Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management............................................................................................... 18 Fundamentals of Green Building ............................................................................................................................ 20 Hotel and Restaurant Management ........................................................................................................................ 21 Introduction to Computer Systems .......................................................................................................................... 22 Introduction to Photovoltaic Systems ..................................................................................................................... 23 Keyboarding ........................................................................................................................................................... 24 Microsoft® Office Professional ............................................................................................................................... 25 Microsoft® Office Professional Spanish Edition ..................................................................................................... 26 Professional Private Investigator ........................................................................................................................... 27 Professional QuickBooks ........................................................................................................................................ 28 The Business of Solar .............................................................................................................................................. 29 Medical Related Certificate Courses........................................................................................................... 30 Dental Office Assistant ........................................................................................................................................... 31 Dental Terminology ................................................................................................................................................ 32 Health Information Management ............................................................................................................................ 33 Insurance Billing and Reimbursement .................................................................................................................... 34 Medical Administrative Assistant ........................................................................................................................... 35 2
    • Medical Billing ....................................................................................................................................................... 37 Medical Billing Technology .................................................................................................................................... 38 Medical Coding....................................................................................................................................................... 39 Medical Keyboarding ............................................................................................................................................. 41 Medical Terminology .............................................................................................................................................. 42 Medical Terminology for Billing ............................................................................................................................ 43 Advanced Medical Terminology ............................................................................................................................. 44 Medical Transcription ............................................................................................................................................ 45 Microsoft® Word 2007 for Medical Professionals ................................................................................................. 47 Pharmacy Technician ............................................................................................................................................. 48 Pharmacy Calculations........................................................................................................................................... 49 Real Estate Related Certificate Course ....................................................................................................... 50 Home Inspection ..................................................................................................................................................... 51 Property Management ............................................................................................................................................ 53 Professional Home Inspection ................................................................................................................................ 55 Professional Property Management ....................................................................................................................... 57 Real Estate Licensing Courses .................................................................................................................... 59 California Real Estate Broker ................................................................................................................................ 60 California Real Estate Salesperson ........................................................................................................................ 64 Florida Pre-Licensing for Sales Associates ............................................................................................................ 67 Florida Post-Licensing for Sales Associates........................................................................................................... 69 Florida – Real Estate Appraisal ............................................................................................................................. 71 Florida – Real Estate Finance ................................................................................................................................ 72 Georgia Real Estate Salesperson ............................................................................................................................ 73 Texas Real Estate Salesperson................................................................................................................................ 75 Virginia Real Estate Salesperson ............................................................................................................................ 77 Washington Real Estate Fundamentals .................................................................................................................. 79 Contractor’s Licensing Exam Prep......................................................................................................................... 81 Real Estate Appraisal Qualifying Education .............................................................................................. 82 Trainee and Residential Qualifying Education ....................................................................................................... 83 Certified Residential Appraisal Qualifying Education ........................................................................................... 86 3
    • Real Estate Sales, Broker, and Appraisal Continuing Education................................................................ 88 California Real Estate Sales & Broker License Renewal ........................................................................... 89 45-Hour License Renewal ....................................................................................................................................... 89 15-Hour License Renewal (first-time license renewal) ........................................................................................... 89 Texas Real Estate Sales & Broker License Renewal .................................................................................. 91 15-Hour Mandatory Continuing Education License Renewal Package ................................................................. 91 Appraisers Guide to Real Estate Principles............................................................................................................ 92 Appraisers Guide to Real Estate Law ..................................................................................................................... 94 Appraisers Guide to Property Management ........................................................................................................... 95 Licensing Fees ............................................................................................................................................ 97 Exam Testing Sites ..................................................................................................................................... 99 On Track Personal Service........................................................................................................................ 105 Job Assistance Network (JANET) ............................................................................................................ 106 Medical Career Assistance Network (MCAN) ......................................................................................... 108 Course Pricing........................................................................................................................................... 109 General Information .................................................................................................................................. 114 Faculty Listing .......................................................................................................................................... 120 Veteran’s Administration .......................................................................................................................... 123 Vocational Rehabilitation Job Requirements & Tools.............................................................................. 125 4
    • Mission Statement Allied Business Schools, Inc., a distance education institution, is committed to providing affordable, high-quality courses, instructional materials, and student services that are easy for students to access and use. Allied’s goal is to provide courses that prepare students for new careers in the areas of real estate, allied health, and business by enabling students to pass state licensure or certification exams or to satisfy the student’s personal requirements. This goal is achieved by ensuring that all courses provide clear learning outcomes, student support, detailed instructions, and assessment which lead to course mastery and student success. Educational Philosophy Our society is comprised of individuals with different attributes, needs, and values. Each of us makes decisions based on what we perceive to be most beneficial to us. Most of us recognize that self-directed continuing education is high on the list of beneficial activities we all need. At Allied Business Schools, Inc. educational programs are developed and administered in an environment where individuals, employers, and other community-related groups participate to produce a continually upgraded learning process that benefits the individual and our society. Academic Integrity Policy Allied Business Schools, Inc. strives to encourage a spirit of honesty and integrity. This policy was created to foster a climate that promotes the most stringent academic standards. Violations of this policy will be dealt with using fair and consistent methods. Committing one or more of the following actions is considered unacceptable and constitutes a violation of this policy: • Intentionally using or attempting to use unauthorized materials in any academic exercise; • Intentionally aiding or attempting to aid another student to commit any act of academic dishonesty; • Bribing or attempting to bribe, or making threats against any individual, with the intention of affecting a grade or an evaluation of academic performance; • Falsifying any documents; • Accessing the institution’s computer systems or files without proper authorization. Student Privacy Student Records & Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Schools must have written permission from an eligible student prior to releasing any information from his or her education record. However, FERPA allows Allied to disclose those records, without consent, to the following parties or under the following conditions (34 CRF§ 99.31): • School officials with legitimate educational interest; • Other schools to which a student is transferring; • Specified officials for audit or evaluation purposes; • Appropriate parties in connection with financial aid to a student; • Organizations conducting certain studies for or on behalf of the school; • Accrediting organizations; • To comply with a judicial order or lawfully issued subpoena; • Appropriate officials in cases of health and safety emergencies; and • State and local authorities, within a juvenile justice system, pursuant to specific State law. 5
    • Institutional Goals The relationship between the institutional mission and the needs of the public is served by offering comprehensive programs that are taught in a convenient, thorough, and affordable manner, with the ultimate goal being new employment or career advancement for the student. It is our aim to provide competency skills for students who are actively pursuing a career path that meets their interest and aptitude. The institution will achieve its goals through the fulfillment of the following objectives: 1. To offer courses in real estate, business, and healthcare that meet industry standards and employment demands. 2. To provide educational programs through a successful instructional delivery method which develops the student’s knowledge, skills, attitudes, and work habits. 3. To provide easy access to educational and student support services that contribute to the student’s success. 4. To prepare students for employment within the industry for which they are trained. Accreditation, Licensing, Approval & Membership Information Accredited Member of the Distance Education and Training Council 2002 Approvals California Department of Real Estate (DRE) 1992 Office of Real Estate Appraisers (OREA) 1993 Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education (BPPVE) 1992 Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB) 2000 International Distance Education Certification Center (IDECC) 2003 California Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL) 2000 Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation 2004 Virginia Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL) 2001 Virginia Vocational Rehabilitation 2001 State of Virginia, Real Estate Board 2004 State of Washington, Department of Licensing, Real Estate Services 2004 Washington Vocational Rehabilitation 2001 Wyoming Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) 2001 Florida Real Estate Commission 2005 Texas Real Estate Commission 2005 Georgia Real Estate Commission 2006 Registered Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education (BPPVE) 1999 6
    • Member American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) 2006 American Institution of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB) 2001 Association of Construction Inspectors (ACI) 2001 Better Business Bureau (BBB) 1992 California Association of Rehabilitation & Reemployment Professionals (CARRP) 1998 California Association of Private Postsecondary Schools (CAPPS) 1999 California Association of Realtors (CAR) 1992 California Real Estate Education Association (CREEA) 1997 California Real Estate Inspection Association (CREIA) 2001 Housing Inspection Foundation (HIF) 1998 International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) 2001 International Real Estate Institute (IREI) 1998 Medical Association of Billers (MAB) 2001 National Association of Real Estate Appraisers (NAREA) 1997 National Association of Home Inspectors (NAHI) 1998 Organization of Bilingual Rehabilitation Associates (OBRA) 2000 American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) 2002 Hispanic Business Association 2000 Southern California Rehabilitation Exchange (SCRE) 1998 South Orange County Regional Chambers of Commerce 2000 Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI) 2003 7
    • Approved Course Listing Business Related Certificate Courses Administrative Assistant Advanced Principles of Photovoltaic Systems Installation Computerized Financial Accounting Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management Fundamentals of Green Building Hotel and Restaurant Management Introduction to Computer Systems Introduction to Photovoltaic Systems Keyboarding Microsoft® Office Professional Microsoft® Office Professional Spanish Edition Professional Private Investigator Professional QuickBooks The Business of Solar Medical Related Certificate Courses Dental Office Assistant Dental Terminology Health Information Management Insurance Billing and Reimbursement Medical Administrative Assistant Medical Billing Medical Billing Technology Medical Coding Medical Keyboarding Medical Terminology Medical Terminology for Billing Advanced Medical Terminology Medical Transcription ® Microsoft Office Word 2007 for Medical Professionals Pharmacy Calculations Pharmacy Technician Real Estate Related Certificate Courses Home Inspection Property Management Professional Home Inspection Professional Property Management Allied Business Schools, Inc. is an approved Vocational Rehabilitation Provider in many states. Please contact an Allied representative for an up-to-date listing of approved states. 8
    • Registered Course Listing Allied Business Schools, Inc. was registered with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education (BPPVE) prior to its sunset on June 30, 2007. Registration means we have met certain minimum standards imposed by the state for registered schools on the basis of our written application to the state. Registration does not mean we have met all the more extensive standards required by the state for schools that are approved to operate, licensed, or that the state has verified the information we submitted with our registration form. Licensing Courses Real Estate Broker’s License (California only) Real Estate Salesperson’s License (California) Real Estate Pre-Licensing for Sales Associates (Florida) Real Estate Post-Licensing for Sales Associates (Florida) Real Estate Post-Licensing for Broker (Florida) Real Estate Salesperson’s License (Georgia) Real Estate Salesperson’s License (Texas) Real Estate Salesperson’s License (Virginia) Real Estate Salesperson’s License (Washington) Real Estate Appraisal License (California and Selected States, Call for Details) Certified Residential Real Estate License (California only) License Exam Preparation Real Estate Broker’s License Exam Preparation (California only) Real Estate Sales License Exam Preparation (California) Real Estate Sales License Exam Preparation (Nationwide) Contractor’s License Exam Preparation (California only) Home Inspection Exam Preparation (Nationwide) Continuing Education California Real Estate License Renewal (Sales and Broker) Texas Real Estate License Renewal (Sales) California Real Estate Appraisal License Renewal Available in most states: Appraisers Guide to Real Estate Principles Appraisers Guide to Real Estate Law Appraisers Guide to Property Management 9
    • Allied Business Schools, Inc. has received course approval from the agencies listed below for the following course(s): Florida Course Approval The Florida Real Estate Commission Florida Real Estate Principles, Practices and Law Florida Post-Licensing for Sales Associates Florida Post-Licensing for Broker Georgia Course Approval The Georgia Real Estate Commission Georgia Real Estate Principles and Practices Texas Course Approval The Texas Real Estate Commission Texas Real Estate Principles Texas Law of Agency Texas Law of Contracts Texas Real Estate Finance Texas Real Estate Appraisal Texas Residential Inspection for Real Estate Agents Virginia Course Approval Allied Business Schools, Inc. (Virginia school code 289) has received course approval from the Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation, Real Estate Board, for the following course: Principles & Practices of Real Estate Washington Course Approval Allied Business Schools, Inc. has received a Certificate of Course Approval from the State of Washington, Department of Licensing, Real Estate Services, for the following course(s): Washington Real Estate Fundamentals #: C4307 This course has met the requirements set forth in Chapter 308-124H WAC, and approval has been granted for 60 clock hours that may be used by real estate licensees toward educational requirements of RCW 18.85. 10
    • Business Related Certificate Courses 11
    • Administrative Assistant (100 Hours) D.O.T. Codes: 169.167-010, 169.167-014, 186.117-034, 201.362-030, 205.367-010, 201.362-022 Recommended Study Hours: 180 Computer Hardware and Software Recommendations: The student must have an IBM- compatible computer to take the course. Minimum system requirements are: 1GHz+ processor, 256MB of RAM (512MB recommended, required for Windows XP Home Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Home), 10GB+ Available Hard Drive Space for Data Storage, sound card, 800 X 600 graphics with 16-bit colors, Windows compatible laser or inkjet printer, Windows XP Service Pack 2 minimum. (10/100 Network Card and/or Modem required for online course correspondence) Course Description: If you want to learn all the skills you need for an administrative assistant career, this is the ideal course for you. Allied’s primary goal is your success. Our mission is to thoroughly prepare you with all the education and practical knowledge you need to be successful in the administrative career of your choice. Allied’s Administrative Assistant course covers everything you need to know to be completely prepared for administrative work in today’s contemporary office. Course available with Spanish Language supplements, for an additional charge. Administrative Assistant’s Study Guide, provides student instructions and assignments, Published by Ashley Crown Systems, Inc. Administrative Assistant’s & Secretary’s Handbook, Second Edition, by J. Stroman & K. Wilson Published by American Management Association (AMACOM), it details all administrative policies and procedures. Topics Covered: Overview for the New Administrative Assistant, Daily Routine, Telephone Usage, Mail Services and Shipping, Travel Arrangements, Meetings, Keeping Accurate Records, Office Machines, Telecommunications Equipment, Computer Hardware, Computer Software, Database Management, Computer Networking, E-Mail, Using the Internet, Spreadsheet Software, Data Security, Keyboarding Skills, Word Processing, Multimedia and Presentation Software, Office Ergonomics, Glossary of Computer Terms, The Business Letter, Other Written Communications, Forms of Address, Legal Documents and Terms, Grammar, Language Usage and Style, Common English Usage Problems, Spelling, Pronunciation, Punctuation, Numerals, Bookkeeping and Accounting, Business Taxes, Banking, Special Business and Financial Information for the Small Business Administrative Assistant, Weights and Measures and Your Future. Keyboarding Module Keyboarding Study Guide, published by Ashley Crown systems, Inc. College Keyboarding: Keyboarding Course, Lessons 1-25, by Susan H. VanHuss, Connie M. Forde, Donna Woo; 108 pages. 12
    • Topics Covered: Alphabetic Keys, Figure and Symbol Keys, Numeric Keypad, Communication Skills, and Repetitive Stress Injury. Keyboarding Pro CD-ROM features alphabetic lessons, numeric and skill lessons, skill builder lessons, and numeric keypad lessons. Also includes games, ‘open screen’ word processor, and visual demonstrations of proper posture and keying techniques. The American Century Dictionary, published by Warner Books Getting Started: • Enroll in the course. • Study and send in assignments, enrichment exercises and module exams. • Take and pass final exam. Take and pass keyboarding final exam. • Receive Certificate of Completion. Additional Information Prior to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education's (BPPVE) sunset on June 30, 2007, Allied’s Administrative Assistant course was granted instructional approval pursuant to California's educational code. Association Membership: Once the student has successfully completed the Administrative Assistant course, Allied Business Schools, Inc. will furnish a one-year membership in the International Association of Administrative Professionals. IAAP is a nonprofit association that seeks to elevate the standards of all administrative professionals and to promote their working relationships with management through continuing education, and publications. As a member of IAAP, you are provided with helpful information and resources through publications, events and conferences to keep up to date on the latest news. You will also have access to continuing education and training on authorized programs to gain professional certification. Students have one year to complete the course. In order to successfully complete this course, the student must submit the four module exams, three required enrichment exercises, and complete the keyboarding exam. The student must score 70% or better on the multiple-choice final exam. 13
    • Advanced Principles of Photovoltaic Systems Installation (45 Hours) D.O.T. Codes: 637.261-030; 637.687-018; 007.161-038; 809.381-034; 849.646.010; 250.357.010 Recommended Study Hours: Varies Prerequisite: None, but strongly recommended to be taken with The Business of Solar course. Also, it is strongly recommended to take Allied’s Introduction to Photovoltaic Systems course before taking this advanced course. Computer Hardware and Software Recommendations: The student must have an IBM- compatible computer to take the course. Minimum system requirements are: 1GHz+ processor, 256MB of RAM (512MB recommended, required for Windows XP Home Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Home), 10GB+ Available Hard Drive Space for Data Storage, sound card, 800 X 600 graphics with 16-bit colors, Windows compatible laser or inkjet printer, Windows XP Service Pack 2 minimum. (10/100 Network Card and/or Modem required for online course correspondence) Course Description: This course is intended to prepare experienced photovoltaic system installers for the NABCEP PV Installer certification exam. It is heavily, though not exclusively, based upon the Objectives and Task Analysis for the Solar Photovoltaic System Installer developed by NABCEP. This course, aimed as it is at passing the NABCEP PV Installer exam, does not address these subjects at an introductory level. Instead, it is intended to fuse a variety of skills, experiences, and practices into a professional body of knowledge worthy of a certified practitioner working in the renewable energy industry today. Though based on the NABCEP Task Analysis and Study Guide for PV Installers, this course also incorporates a textbook with accompanying CD-ROM, and other freely available PDF documents in the public domain recommended by NABCEP Study Guide for PV System Installers. Students will learn the fundamentals of electricity and solar energy, including how to calculate simple circuit values and predict solar position using a variety of tools and techniques. These concepts are then applied to all the considerations needed in site evaluation, including load (electrical demand) analysis as well as decisions among several types of PV system configurations and mountings. System sizing and the mechanical and electrical integration for both stand-alone and grid-interactive PV installations are covered in detail. Performance analysis and issues, along with troubleshooting techniques, are important parts of this material. Completion of this course will give students a thorough understanding of photovoltaic systems and their applications, as well as all the basics for designing, installing, and maintaining them. Photovoltaic Systems, 2nd Edition: by J. Dunlop NFPA 70™. National Electrical Code 2008® International Electrical Code Series by National Fire Protection Association® Online Textbooks: NABCEP Study Guide for Photovoltaic System Installers (Version 4.2) Inspector Guidelines for PV Systems, by Renewable Energy Technology Analysis Project of the Pace University Law School Energy Project 14
    • Working Safely with Photovoltaic Systems, by Photovoltaic Design Assistance Center, Sandia National Laboratories Electrical Safety: Safety and Health for the Electrical Trades Student Manual, by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Stand Alone Photovoltaic Systems: A Handbook of Recommended Design Practices, by National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce Photovoltaic Power Systems and the 2005 National Electrical Code: Suggested Practices (Electronic Version 1.8), by J. Wiles Getting Started: • Enroll in the course • Study and complete 8 lessons • Take and pass final exam • Receive Certificate of Completion Additional Information Students have one year to complete the course. In order to successfully complete this course, the student must complete 8 required lessons and pass the online proctored final exam. The student must score 70% or better on the multiple-choice final exam. 15
    • Computerized Financial Accounting (120 Hours) D.O.T. Codes 210.382-014, 210.382-046, 216.482-010 Recommended Study Hours: 300 Prerequisite: Due to the complex nature of this course, successful completion of the Professional QuickBooks course is a prerequisite to the Computerized Financial Accounting course. Computer Hardware and Software Recommendations: The student must have an IBM- compatible computer with Internet access to take the course. Minimum system requirements are: 1GHz+ processor, 256MB of RAM (512MB recommended, required for Windows XP Home Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Home), 10GB+ Available Hard Drive Space for Data Storage, sound card, 800 X 600 graphics with 16-bit colors, Windows compatible laser or inkjet printer, Windows XP Service Pack 2 minimum. (10/100 Network Card and/or Modem required for online course correspondence). • QuickBooks—2004 or newer • Microsoft Excel—2000 or newer Course Description: Allied’s Computerized Financial Accounting course is designed to teach computerized bookkeeping and accounting procedures for today’s bookkeeping and accounting professionals. Upon completion of the course, students will earn their Computerized Financial Accounting certificate. College Accounting, 9th Edition, by James Heintz and Robert Parry, published by South- Western College Publishing. Topics Covered: Introduction to Accounting, Analyzing Transactions: The Accounting Equation; The Double-Entry Framework; Journalizing and Posting Transactions; Adjusting Entries and the Worksheet; Financial Statements and the Closing Process; Accounting for Cash, Payroll Accounting: Employee Earnings and Deductions, Payroll Accounting: Employer Taxes and Reports; Accounting for a Professional Service Business: The Combination Journal, Accounting for Sales and Cash Receipts; Accounting for Purchases and Cash Payments; Special Journals; The Voucher System; Adjustments and the Worksheet for a Merchandising Business; Financial Statements and Year-End Accounting for a Merchandising Business; Accounting for Accounts Receivable; Accounting for Notes and Interest; Accounting for Merchandise Inventory; Accounting for Long-Term Assets; and Accounting for Partnerships. Computerized Financial Accounting Study Guide, student’s guide to course lessons, assignments, and tests, published by Ashley Crown Systems. Inc. Accounting Workbook for QuickBooks, by Carol Fischer, published by South-Western College Publishing. Includes instructions for computerized accounting assignments completed using QuickBooks software. QuickBooks Pro Data Files, packaged by South-Western College Publishing. Includes the data files for all QuickBooks problems assigned in the course. 16
    • Computerized Financial Accounting Answer Forms, published by Ashley Crown Systems, Inc. Includes answer forms for graded assignments that are done by hand. Computerized Financial Accounting Answer Keys, published by Ashley Crown Systems, Inc. Includes answer keys for all non-graded assignments that are done by hand and selected QuickBooks problems. AICPA (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants) Booklet Additional Information Prior to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education's (BPPVE) sunset on June 30, 2007, Allied’s Computerized Financial Accounting course was granted instructional approval pursuant to California's educational code. Students have one year to complete the course. In order to successfully complete this course, the student must submit the required forty-eight (48) required assignments, eight (8) multiple-choice quizzes and tests, four (4) accounting unit tests, one midterm exam, and one final exam. The student must score 70% or better on each assignment and exam in order to pass the course. Association Membership: Once the student has successfully completed the Computerized Financial Accounting course, Allied Business Schools, Inc. will furnish a one-year membership in the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB). AIPB's mission is to achieve recognition of bookkeepers as accounting professionals, keep bookkeepers up to date on changes in bookkeeping, accounting, and tax practices, answer bookkeepers' everyday bookkeeping and accounting questions, and certify bookkeepers who meet high national standards. As a member, you will have the opportunity to become a Certified Bookkeeper and have a CB professional designation after your name. You will also have access to resources; information, publications, and discounts that can help you stay on top of your field and give you a competitive advantage in the job market. 17
    • Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (120 Hours) D.O.T. Codes: 189.167-018 Recommended Study Hours: 240 Computer Hardware and Software Recommendations: The student must have an IBM- compatible computer to take the course. Minimum system requirements are: 1GHz+ processor, 256MB of RAM (512MB recommended, required for Windows XP Home Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Home), 10GB+ Available Hard Drive Space for Data Storage, sound card, 800 X 600 graphics with 16-bit colors, Windows compatible laser or inkjet printer, Windows XP Service Pack 2 minimum. (10/100 Network Card and/or Modem required for online course correspondence) Course Description: This course introduces the student to the area of small business management by defining key terms and providing real-world examples to connect the chapter concepts learned. Additionally, it combines text and technology to help the student learn the many skills they will need as a small business owner. Students will brainstorm business ideas and refine them, and ultimately produce a business plan using an easy to use template. Furthermore, the course presents detailed information and activities to help students understand real-world responsibilities and issues, as well as prepare them for the entrepreneurial opportunities and professional challenges that lie ahead. Small Business Management-An Entrepreneurial Emphasis 13th Edition, by Justin G. Longenecker, Carlos W. Moore, J. William Petty, and Leslie E. Palich, published by South- Western College Pub. Topics Covered: The Entrepreneurial Life; Entrepreneurial Integrity—A Gateway to Small Business; Opportunities; Getting Started; Franchises and Buyouts; The Family Business; The Business Plan—Visualizing the Dream; The Marketing Plan; The Human Resource Plan— Managers, Owners, Allies, and Directors; The Location Plan; The Financial Plan, Part 1— Projecting Financial Requirements; The Financial Plan, Part 2—Finding Sources of Funds; The Harvest Plan; Customer Relationships—The Key Ingredient; Product and Supply Chain Management; Pricing and Credit Decisions; Promotional Planning; Global Marketing,; Professional Management in the Entrepreneurial Firm; Managing Human Resources; Managing Operations; Managing Risk; Managing Assets; Evaluating Financial Performance. If You’re Clueless About Accounting and Finance and Want to Know More, by Seth Godin, published by Kaplan Business. If You’re Clueless About Starting Your Own Business and Want to Know More, by Seth Godin, published by Kaplan Business. 18
    • Getting Started: • Enroll in the course • Study and send in assignments • Take and pass final exam • Receive Certificate of Completion Additional Information: Prior to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education's (BPPVE) sunset on June 30, 2007, Allied’s Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management course was granted instructional approval pursuant to California's educational code. Students have one year to complete the course. In order to successfully complete this course, the student must submit 19 required assignments, one midterm exam and one final exam. The student must score 70% or better on the review quizzes, enrichment exercises, and the multiple- choice final exam. 19
    • Fundamentals of Green Building (45 Hours) D.O.T. Codes: 959.137-022; 007.061-018; 007.161-038; 863.134-010; 003.167-018; 001.061-010; 250.357.010; 959.367-018; 029.081-010; 189.117-022; Recommended Study Hours: Varies Computer Hardware and Software Recommendations: The student must have an IBM- compatible computer to take the course. Minimum system requirements are: 1GHz+ processor, 256MB of RAM (512MB recommended, required for Windows XP Home Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Home), 10GB+ Available Hard Drive Space for Data Storage, sound card, 800 X 600 graphics with 16-bit colors, Windows compatible laser or inkjet printer, Windows XP Service Pack 2 minimum. (10/100 Network Card and/or Modem required for online course correspondence) Course Description: This course introduces fundamental concepts of green building design and delivery, as well as the various systems used in green buildings. Course materials lay a solid foundation that the student can use to test any of the decisions that have to be made in designing and constructing a green building from materials selection to considering the use of natural systems for wastewater processing. The course addresses both institutional and residential structures with an emphasis on understanding practical working systems used in the structures. Several certification programs are briefly addressed from within the context of understanding how they affect building design decisions. The last lesson addresses cost/benefit analysis so the student will be able to write justification proposals for green building projects. The student will learn sustainable site criterion and analysis as well as the basics of building energy, water, material, and environmental quality technologies. Economic analysis of green decision-making processes allows the student to be able to analyze and make sound business decisions with respect to investment options. Green building is economically attractive. Buildings now consume around one third of all the energy used in this country, so the market for green building expertise is going to continue to grow. In this course, the student is encouraged to understand and apply green principles and reason with perception and objectivity concerning management decisions, practical design, and implementation procedures. The course provides the student with a broad context of the green building industry, which will lead to a focused pursuit of a specialized vocation within the industry. A well-rounded education in green technology calls for a basic understanding of buildings and the green building industry. Textbook: Sustainable Construction: Green Building Design and Delivery, 2nd Edition by Wiley Getting Started: • Enroll in the course • Study and complete 8 lessons • Take and pass final exam • Receive Certificate of Completion Additional Information Students have one year to complete the course. In order to successfully complete this course, the student must complete 8 required lessons and pass the online non-proctored final exam. The student must score 70% or better on the multiple-choice final exam. 20
    • Hotel and Restaurant Management (70 Hours) D.O.T. Codes: 187.117-038, 187.167-122, 238.162-900, 238.367-038, 310.137-010 Recommended Study Hours: 140 Computer Hardware and Software Recommendations: The student must have an IBM- compatible computer and Microsoft Word software to take the course. Minimum system requirements are: 1GHz+ processor, 256MB of RAM (512MB recommended, required for Windows XP Home Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Home), 10GB+ Available Hard Drive Space for Data Storage, sound card, 800 X 600 graphics with 16-bit colors, Windows compatible laser or inkjet printer, Windows XP Service Pack 2 minimum. (10/100 Network Card and/or Modem required for online course correspondence) Course Description: This course is designed to provide the student with an introduction to the world of business as it applies to the hospitality industry. The travel-tourism-hospitality industry is vast, and it offers seemingly endless and exciting opportunities for those who aspire to a career within it. Introduction to the Hospitality Industry by Clayton W. Barrows and Tom Powers, published by Wiley Publications. Topics Covered: The Hospitality Industry and You; Forces Affecting Growth and Change in the Hospitality Industry; The Restaurant Business; Restaurant Operations; Restaurant Industry Organization: Chain, Independent, or Franchise?; Competitive Forces in Food Service; On-Site Food Service; Issues Facing Food Service; Lodging: Meeting Guest Needs; Hotel and Lodging Operations; Forces Shaping the Hotel Business; Competition in the Lodging Business; Tourism: Front and Center; Destinations: Tourism Generators; The Role of Service in the Hospitality. Getting Started: • Enroll in the module • Study and complete the module assignments • Take and pass final exam • Receive Certificate of Completion Additional Information Prior to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education's (BPPVE) sunset on June 30, 2007, Allied’s Keyboarding course was granted instructional approval pursuant to California's educational code. Students have one year to complete the module. In order to successfully complete this course, the student must complete fifteen (15) lessons and pass one (1) final exam. 21
    • Introduction to Computer Systems (80 Hours) DOT Codes: 030.162-010; 033.167-010; 213-362-010 Recommended Study Hours: 160 Computer Hardware and Software Recommendations: The student must have an IBM- compatible computer with Internet access to take the course. Minimum system requirements are: 1GHz+ processor, 256MB of RAM (512MB recommended, required for Windows XP Home Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Home), 10GB+ Available Hard Drive Space for Data Storage, sound card, 800 X 600 graphics with 16-bit colors, Windows compatible laser or inkjet printer, Windows XP Service Pack 2 minimum. (10/100 Network Card and/or Modem required for online course correspondence) Course Description: Allied’s Introduction to Computer Systems course introduces fundamental concepts and terminology related to computer hardware, software, and networks using the New Perspectives on Computer Concepts textbook. This course is designed to introduce you to the fundamental terms and concepts associated with computer systems, especially microcomputer systems, so that you will have a better understanding of computer hardware and software and how computer systems function. New Perspectives on Computer Concepts, Introductory, 11th Edition, by June Jamrich Parsons and Dan Oja, with Interactive Multimedia CD-ROM, published by Course Technology. Topics covered: Orientation; Computers and Digital Basics; Computer Hardware; Computer Software; Operating Systems and File Management; LANs and WLANs; The Internet; The Web and E-mail; and Digital Media. Additional Information Prior to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education's (BPPVE) sunset on June 30, 2007, Allied’s Introduction to Computer Systems course was granted instructional approval pursuant to California's educational code. Students have one year to complete the course. In order to successfully complete this course, the student must complete eight (8) lessons with reading and computer-based assignments, complete one (1) midterm quiz, and complete one (1) final exam. The student must pass the final exam. Getting Started: • Enroll in the course • Study and send in assignments and exercises • Take and pass final exam • Receive Certificate of Completion. 22
    • Introduction to Photovoltaic Systems (45 Hours) DOT Codes: 637.687-018, 637.261-030, 809.318-034, 849.646.010 Recommended Study Hours: Varies Computer Hardware and Software Recommendations: The student must have an IBM- compatible computer with Internet access to take the course. Minimum system requirements are: 1GHz+ processor, 256MB of RAM (512MB recommended, required for Windows XP Home Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Home), 10GB+ Available Hard Drive Space for Data Storage, sound card, 800 X 600 graphics with 16-bit colors, Windows compatible laser or inkjet printer, Windows XP Service Pack 2 minimum. (10/100 Network Card and/or Modem required for online course correspondence) Course Description: In this course, students develop trade knowledge of photovoltaic (PV) systems based on the learning objectives for North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) entry-level certification. Solar-electric (and other kinds of solar) technologies are introduced, along with the history and current trends in the industry. Applications and benefits of PV are explored, along with the workings of all typical components and methodologies for design of whole systems. Best practices for safety are emphasized throughout, including the use of protective equipment and ways to avoid accidents and minimize workplace hazards. Students learn the fundamentals of electricity and solar energy, including how to calculate simple circuit values and predict solar position using a variety of tools and techniques. These concepts are then applied to all the considerations needed in site evaluation, including load (electrical demand) analysis as well as decisions among several types of PV system configurations and mountings. Systems sizing and the mechanical and electrical integration for both stand-alone and grid-interactive PV installations are covered in detail. Performance analysis and issues, along with troubleshooting techniques, are important parts of this material. Completion of this course will give students a thorough understanding of photovoltaic systems and their applications, as well as all the basics for designing, installing, and maintaining them. Students will be prepared to take the NABCEP Entry Level Certificate of knowledge examination. Textbook: Photovoltaic Systems, First Edition, by J. Dunlop NABCEP Study Guide for Photovoltaic System Installers (Version 4.1 Online) Additional Information Students have one year to complete the course. In order to successfully complete this course, the student must complete eight (8) lessons with reading and computer-based assignments and complete one (1) final exam. The student must pass the final exam. Getting Started: • Enroll in the course • Study and complete assignments • Take and pass final exam • Receive Certificate of Completion 23
    • Keyboarding (40 Hours) D.O.T. Codes: 169.167-010, 169.167-014, 186.117-034, 201.362-030, 205.367-010, 201.362-022 Recommended Study Hours: 80 Computer Hardware and Software Recommendations: The student must have an IBM- compatible computer and Microsoft Word software to take the course. Minimum system requirements are: 1GHz+ processor, 256MB of RAM (512MB recommended, required for Windows XP Home Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Home), 10GB+ Available Hard Drive Space for Data Storage, sound card, 800 X 600 graphics with 16-bit colors, Windows compatible laser or inkjet printer, Windows XP Service Pack 2 minimum. (10/100 Network Card and/or Modem required for online course correspondence) College Keyboarding: Keyboarding Course, lessons 1-25, by Susan H. VanHuss, Connie M. Forde, Donna Woo; 108 pages. Topics covered: Assessment. Module 1 Alphabetic Keys. Skillbuilders 1. Module 2 Figure and Symbol Keys. Skillbuilders 2. Internet Activities 1. Keyboarding Study Guide, published by Ashley Crown Systems, Inc. Keyboarding Pro CD-ROM. Features alphabetic lessons, numeric and skill lessons, skill builder lessons, and numeric keypad lessons. Also includes games, ‘open screen’ word processor, and visual demonstrations of proper posture and keying techniques. Allied Student Handbook Getting Started: • Enroll in the module • Study and complete the module assignments • Take and pass final exam • Receive Certificate of Completion Additional Information Prior to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education’s (BPPVE) sunset on June 30, 2007, Allied’s Keyboarding course was granted instructional approval pursuant to California’s educational code. Students have one year to complete the module. In order to successfully complete this module, the student must complete twenty-five (25) lessons with keyboarding assignments and pass one (1) final exam. 24
    • Microsoft® Office Professional (260 Hours) D.O.T. Codes: 169.167-010, 169.167-014, 186.117-034, 201.362-030, 205.367-010, 201.362-022, 210.382-014, 210.382-046, 216.482-010, 979.382-026, 141.061-018, 141.061-022, 189.167-018 Recommended Study Hours: 520 Computer Hardware and Software Recommendations: The student must have an IBM- compatible computer and Microsoft® Office 2007 software to take the course. Minimum system requirements are: 1GHz+ processor, 256MB of RAM (512MB recommended, required for Windows XP Home Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Home), 10GB+ Available Hard Drive Space for Data Storage, sound card, 800 X 600 graphics with 16-bit colors, Windows compatible laser or inkjet printer, Windows XP Service Pack 2 minimum. (10/100 Network Card and/or Modem required for online course correspondence) Microsoft® Windows Vista™ (40 hours) Topics covered: Getting Started with Windows Vista; Working with Programs, Files, and Folders; and Create and Save Documents; Open, Edit and Print Files Microsoft® Office Word 2007 (80 hours) Topics covered: Getting started with Word 2007; Editing Documents; Formatting Text and Paragraphs; Formatting Documents; Creating and Formatting Tables; Illustrating Documents with Graphics; and Merging Word Documents. Microsoft® Office Excel® 2007 (80 hours) Topics covered: Getting Started with Excel 2007; Building and Editing Worksheets; Formatting a Worksheet; Working with Charts; Working with Formulas and Functions; Managing Workbooks; Automating Worksheet Tasks; and Using Lists. Microsoft® Office PowerPoint® 2007 (60 hours) Topics covered: Getting Started with PowerPoint; Creating a Presentation; Modifying a Presentation; Enhancing a Presentation; Customizing a Presentation; Enhancing Charts; Working with Embedded and Linked Objects and Hyperlinks; Using Advanced Features. Getting Started: • Enroll in the course • Study and send in assignments and exercises • Take and pass the final exam & receive Certificate of Completion Additional Information: Prior to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education’s (BPPVE) sunset on June 30, 2007, Allied’s Microsoft® Office Professional course was granted instructional approval pursuant to California’s educational code. Students have one year to complete the course. In order to successfully complete this course, the student must submit and pass all required exercises, and take and pass all final exams. The student must score 70% or better on each assignment and on the final exam. 25
    • Microsoft® Office Professional Spanish Edition (260 Hours) D.O.T. Codes: 169.167-010, 169.167-014, 186.117-034, 201.362-030, 205.367-010, 201.362-022, 210.382-014, 210.382-046, 216.482-010, 979.382-026, 141.061-018, 141.061-022, 189.167-018 Recommended Study Hours: 520 Computer Hardware and Software Recommendations: The student must have an IBM- compatible computer and Microsoft® Office 2007 software to take the course. Minimum system requirements are: 1GHz+ processor, 256MB of RAM (512MB recommended, required for Windows XP Home Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Home), 10GB+ Available Hard Drive Space for Data Storage, sound card, 800 X 600 graphics with 16-bit colors, Windows compatible laser or inkjet printer, Windows XP Service Pack 2 minimum. (10/100 Network Card and/or Modem required for online course correspondence) Microsoft® Windows Vista™ (40 hours) Topics covered: Getting Started with Windows Vista; Working with Programs, Files, and Folders; and Create and Save Documents; Open, Edit and Print Files Microsoft® Office Word 2007 (45 hours) Topics covered: Getting Started with Microsoft® Office® 2007; Getting started with Word 2007; Editing Documents; Formatting Text and Paragraphs; Formatting Documents. Microsoft® Office Excel® 2007 (45 hours) Topics covered: Getting Started with Microsoft® Office® 2007; Getting Started with Excel 2007; Building and Editing Worksheets; Formatting a Worksheet; Working with Charts. Microsoft® Office PowerPoint® 2007 (45 hours) Topics covered: Getting Started with Microsoft® Office® 2007; Getting Started with PowerPoint; Creating a Presentation; Modifying a Presentation; Enhancing a Presentation. Getting Started: • Enroll in the course • Study and send in assignments and exercises • Take and pass the final exam & receive Certificate of Completion Additional Information: Prior to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education’s (BPPVE) sunset on June 30, 2007, Allied’s Microsoft® Office Professional course was granted instructional approval pursuant to California’s educational code. Students have one year to complete the course. In order to successfully complete this course, the student must submit and pass all required exercises, and take and pass all final exams. The student must score 70% or better on each assignment and on the final exam. 26
    • Professional Private Investigator (45-hours) D.O.T. Codes: 376.267-018 Recommended Study Hours: 90 Computer Hardware and Software Recommendations: The student must have an IBM- compatible computer to take the course. Minimum system requirements are: 1GHz+ processor, 256MB of RAM (512MB recommended, required for Windows XP Home Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Home), 10GB+ Available Hard Drive Space for Data Storage, sound card, 800 X 600 graphics with 16-bit colors, Windows compatible laser or inkjet printer, Windows XP Service Pack 2 minimum. (10/100 Network Card and/or Modem required for online course correspondence) Course Description: This course is designed to provide students with the skills necessary to be employed in an investigative field. Textbook: Practical Handbook for Professional Investigators by Rory J. McMahon, CLI, CFE Topics covered: Introduction to Professional Private Investigation; Theory of Interviewing, Interrogation, and Investigation; Theory of Criminal and Background Investigation; Principles of Surveillance and Court Procedures; Establishing and Marketing Your Business; Getting Started: • Enroll in the module • Study and complete the module assignments • Take and pass final exam • Receive Certificate of Completion Additional Information Prior to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education’s (BPPVE) sunset on June 30, 2007, Allied’s Keyboarding course was granted instructional approval pursuant to California’s educational code. Students have one year to complete the course. In order to successfully complete this course, the student must complete five (5) lessons with reading and computer-based assignments, and complete a 2-part online final exam. The student must score 70% or better on the final exam. 27
    • Professional QuickBooks (40 Hours) D.O.T. Codes: 189.167-018, 216.482-010 Recommended Study Hours: 80 Computer Hardware and Software Recommendations: The student must have an IBM- compatible computer to take the course. Minimum system requirements are: 1GHz+ processor, 256MB of RAM (512MB recommended, required for Windows XP Home Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Home), 10GB+ Available Hard Drive Space for Data Storage, sound card, 800 X 600 graphics with 16-bit colors, Windows compatible laser or inkjet printer, Windows XP Service Pack 2 minimum. (10/100 Network Card and/or Modem required for online course correspondence), Microsoft excel 2002 or newer, internet, and adobe reader Course Description: This course teaches small business accounting skills using QuickBooks 2009 software. You will learn about creating a chart of accounts, recording customer and vendor transactions, processing payroll, and printing reports. You will also learn how to set up a new company in QuickBooks®. Computer Accounting with QuickBooks Pro 2009, by Donna Ulmer. Topics covered: Guided Tour of QuickBooks; Chart of Accounts; Banking; Customers and Sales; Vendors, Purchases, and Inventory; Employees and Payroll; Reports and Graphs; Creating a Service Company in QuickBooks. Professional QuickBooks Student Answer Keys, published by Ashley Crown Systems, Inc. (Contains correct printouts for students to check their work as they go through QuickBooks software skills exercises.) QuickBooks Pro 2009 Software (optional for purchase if student does not already own a copy of QuickBooks 2009). Additional Information Prior to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education’s (BPPVE) sunset on June 30, 2007, Allied’s Professional QuickBooks course was granted instructional approval pursuant to California’s educational code. Students have one year to complete the course. In order to successfully complete this course, the student must complete eight (8) required lessons and computer-based assignments and complete one (1) final exam. The student must score 70% or better on the final exam. Getting Started: • Enroll in the course • Study and complete the course assignments • Take and pass the final exam • Receive Certificate of Completion 28
    • The Business of Solar (45 Hours) D.O.T. Codes: 637.261-030: 637.687-018: 007.161-038: 809.381-034 Recommended Study Hours: Varies Computer Hardware and Software Recommendations: The student must have an IBM- compatible computer to take the course. Minimum system requirements are: 1GHz+ processor, 256MB of RAM (512MB recommended, required for Windows XP Home Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Home), 10GB+ Available Hard Drive Space for Data Storage, sound card, 800 X 600 graphics with 16-bit colors, Windows compatible laser or inkjet printer, Windows XP Service Pack 2 minimum. (10/100 Network Card and/or Modem required for online course correspondence) Course Description: This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of solar energy by exploring the role of energy in modern society, renewable and non-renewable energy source, energy efficiency and conservation, solar photovoltaic technology, the solar industry, sizing and pricing residential PV systems, and the role of solar energy in today’s real estate environment. Textbook: Exploration of Solar Energy, by Dwight Norris and Rik DeGunther. Course Objectives: • Identify the role of primary and secondary energy sources in modern society. • Classify useful energy conservation methods and ways of being energy efficient. • Identify the main players in the PV industry. • Recall the costs or organizing and staffing a solar business. • Recognize effective sales strategies for a solar business. • Distinguish between the benefits of using solar PV systems in the real estate market. • Identify job opportunities in the photovoltaic industry. • Distinguish between Solar PV market suppliers. Additional Information Students have one year to complete the course. In order to successfully complete this course, the student must complete seven (7) lessons and computer-based assignments and complete one (1) final exam. The student must score 70% or better on the final exam. Getting Started: • Enroll in the course • Study and complete assignments • Take and pass the final exam • Receive Certificate of Completion 29
    • Medical Related Certificate Courses 30
    • Dental Office Assistant (200 hours) D.O.T. Codes: 079.361-018 Recommended Study Hours: Varies Computer Hardware and Software Recommendations: The student must have an IBM- compatible computer to take the course. Minimum system requirements are: 1GHz+ processor, 256MB of RAM (512MB recommended, required for Windows XP Home Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Home), 10GB+ Available Hard Drive Space for Data Storage, sound card, 800 X 600 graphics with 16-bit colors, Windows compatible laser or inkjet printer, Windows XP Service Pack 2 minimum. (10/100 Network Card and/or Modem required for online course correspondence) Course Description: This course uses text and technology to help you acquire the knowledge, skills, and ethics necessary to become successful in the dental field. The textbook, Dental Assisting—A Comprehensive Approach, presents you with history, terminology, and procedures used in a dental office setting. The exercises on the accompanying Dental Assisting—A Comprehensive Approach CD-ROM will help reinforce the concepts from the text in an interactive and fun manner. Textbook: Delmar’s Dental Assisting, A Comprehensive Approach, by Donna J. Phinney; Judy H. Halstead, published by Delmar/Cengage Learning. Topics Covered: Introduction to the Dental Profession; Oral Health and Nutrition; General Anatomy and Physiology; Head and Neck Anatomy; Embryology and Histology; Tooth Morphology; Dental Charting; Microbiology; Infection Control; Management of Hazardous Materials; Preparation for Patient Care; Pharmacology; Emergency Management; Introduction to Chairside Assisting; Chairside Instruments and Tray Systems; Management of Pain and Anxiety; Dental Radiography;. Endodontics; Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; Oral Pathology; Orthodontics; Pediatric Dentistry; Periodontics; Fixed Prosthodontics; Removable Prosthodontics; Chairside Restorative Materials; Laboratory Materials and Techniques.; Advanced Chairside Functions; Dental Office Management; Employment Strategies; Ethics and Jurisprudence; Glossary and References. Getting Started: • Enroll in the course • Study and complete the course requirements • Take and pass the final exam • Receive Certification of Completion 31
    • Dental Terminology (80 hours) D.O.T. Codes: 079.361-018, 712.664-010, 072.117-010, 078.361-010, 187.167-090, 276.257-010 Recommended Study Hours: Varies Computer Hardware and Software Recommendations: The student must have an IBM- compatible computer to take the course. Minimum system requirements are: 1GHz+ processor, 256MB of RAM (512MB recommended, required for Windows XP Home Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Home), 10GB+ Available Hard Drive Space for Data Storage, sound card, 800 X 600 graphics with 16-bit colors, Windows compatible laser or inkjet printer, Windows XP Service Pack 2 minimum. (10/100 Network Card and/or Modem required for online course correspondence) Course Description: This course uses text and technology to help you learn the language of the dental assisting field. This course will help you whether you are new to dental terminology or reviewing. The Dental Terminology textbook presents a variety of exercises within each chapter, which provide an excellent opportunity to review the terminology learned. The exercises on the accompanying Dental Terminology StudyWARE CD-ROM will help reinforce the concepts from the text in an interactive and fun manner. Finally, the course is organized by specialty area for a quick and easy reference. Dental Terminology, 2nd Edition, by Charline M. Dofka, published by Delmar/Cengage Learning. Topics covered: Introduction to Dental Terminology; Anatomy and Oral Structures; Tooth Origin and Formation; Practice and Facility Setups; Infection Control; Emergency Care; Examination and Prevention; Pain Management/Pharmacology; Radiography; Tooth Restorations; Cosmetic Dentistry; Prosthodontics; Endodontics; Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; Orthodontics; Periodontics; Pediatric Dentistry; Dental Laboratory Materials; Dental Laboratory Procedures; Business Procedures. Getting Started: • Enroll in the course • Study and complete the course requirements • Take and pass the final exam • Receive Certification of Completion Additional Information Students have one year to complete the module. In order to successfully complete this module, the student must complete twenty-five (25) lessons with keyboarding assignments and pass one (1) final exam. 32
    • Health Information Management (50 Hours) D.O.T. Code: 079.362-014, 079.167-014 Recommended Study Hours: 100 Computer Hardware and Software Recommendations: The student must have an IBM- compatible computer to take the course. Minimum system requirements are: 1GHz+ processor, 256MB of RAM (512MB recommended, required for Windows XP Home Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Home), 10GB+ Available Hard Drive Space for Data Storage, sound card, 800 X 600 graphics with 16-bit colors, Windows XP Service Pack 2 minimum. A 10/100 Network Card and/or Modem are required for online course correspondence. Adobe reader also required. Course Description: This course is a complete resource tool for the student and/or professional learner. Health Information Management (HIM) covers the different health care organizations and guides students through the various areas of the HIM field. The textbook, Health Information Management of a Strategic Resource, 3rd Edition covers the development, structure, goals, and roles of health information management from the 1800s to today. You will learn the various influences of organizations, such as the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and The Joint Commission (formerly known as JHACO). With the emerging technologies of today, transitioning from paper-based medical records to electronic health records is not without its challenges. HIM professionals must update their knowledge constantly in order to keep up with the rapid growth of today’s health care system. Textbook: Health Information Management of a Strategic Resource, 3rd Edition, By Abdelhak, Grostick, Hanken, and Jacobs. Topics Covered: Health Care Delivery Systems; Health Information Management Professionals; Health Care Settings; The Patient Record: Hospital, Physician Office, and Alternate Care Settings; Content of the Patient Record: Inpatient, Outpatient, and Physician Office; Numbering and Filing Systems and Record Storage and Circulation; Indexes, Registers, and Health Data Collection; Legal Aspects of Health Information Management. Textbook with greater emphasis on: Electronic Healthcare Record (HER) and Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Getting Started: • Enroll in the course • Study and complete the 10 required lessons • Take and pass the online final exam • Receive Certification of Completion Additional Information: Prior to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education’s (BPPVE) sunset on June 30, 2007, Allied’s Health Information Management course was granted instructional approval pursuant to California’s educational code. 33
    • Insurance Billing and Reimbursement (55 Hours) D.O.T. Code: 214.362-014; 214.362-042; 214.632-022 Recommended Study Hours: Prerequisite: Medical Billing Computer Hardware and Software Recommendations: The student must have an IBM- compatible computer to take the course. Minimum system requirements are: 1GHz+ processor, 256MB of RAM (512MB recommended, required for Windows XP Home Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Home), 10GB+ Available Hard Drive Space for Data Storage, sound card, 800 X 600 graphics with 16-bit colors, Windows XP Service Pack 2 minimum. A 10/100 Network Card and/or Modem are required for online course correspondence. Course Description: This course will train you to accurately bill for medical services and submit claims for reimbursement in a timely manner. You will learn about the different types of insurance plans such as private insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, Health Maintenance Organizations or HMO’s, TRICARE, and CHAMPVA for our military veterans. You will learn about the history of workers’ compensation insurance, the reporting requirements, and the laws that apply to this coverage. You will also have the opportunity to learn about the various types of disability insurance programs and the eligibility requirements and limitations of each program. You will be introduced to hospital billing requirements with an emphasis on ambulatory care. Admission procedures and protocol for admission certification will be reviewed in detail. This course offers you the opportunity to practice what you have learned using “real life” documents and billing scenarios to improve your skills and prepare you to find a position as a medical billing specialist. Textbook: Insurance Handbook for the Medical Office, 10th Edition, by Marilyn Fordney Getting Started: • Enroll in the course • Study and complete the course requirements • Take and pass the final exam • Receive Certification of Completion Additional Information: Students have one year to complete the course. In order to successfully complete this course, the student must submit the eight required modules and 1 Final Claim Form Project. 34
    • Medical Administrative Assistant (80 Hours) D.O.T. Codes: 169.167-010, 201.362-014, 205.362-018, 079.362-010 Recommended Study Hours: 180 Computer Hardware and Software Recommendations: The student must have an IBM- compatible computer to take the course. Minimum system requirements are: 1GHz+ processor, 256MB of RAM (512MB recommended, required for Windows XP Home Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Home), 10GB+ Available Hard Drive Space for Data Storage, sound card, 800 X 600 graphics with 16-bit colors, Windows compatible laser or inkjet printer, Windows XP Service Pack 2 minimum. (10/100 Network Card and/or Modem required for online course correspondence) Course Description: Healthcare is one the fastest growing industries in the United Sates according to the (Occupational Handbook 2006-7, US Dept. of Labor). Allied’s Medical Administrative Assistant course prepares students for entry-level positions in the medical administrative assistant field (D.O.T. codes include 079.362-010, 201.362-014). Allied’s Medical Administrative Assistant course concentrates on administrative office procedures. Our course does not cover the clinical duties more closely associated with medical back office assistant (taking medical histories, routine medical procedures). These duties may require further training or licensing. Delmar’s Administrative Medical Assisting, by Wilburta Q. Lindh; Marilyn S. Pooler; Carol D. Tamparo; Barbara M. Dahl, published by Delmar/Cengage Learning. Topics Covered: Medical Assisting as a Profession; Health Care Settings and the Health Care Team; Therapeutic Communication Skills; Coping Skills for the Medical Assistant; The Therapeutic Approach to the Patient with Life Threatening Illness; Legal Considerations; Ethical Considerations; Emergency Procedures and First Aid; Creating the Facility Environment; Computers in the Ambulatory Care Setting; Telephone Techniques; Patient Scheduling; Medical Records Management; Written Communications; Transcription; Daily Financial Practices; Medical Insurance; Medical Insurance Coding; Billing and Collections; Accounting Practices; and Employment Strategies. Getting Started: • Enroll in the course • Study and complete the course requirements • Take and pass the final exam • Receive Certification of Completion Additional Information: Prior to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education’s (BPPVE) sunset on June 30, 2007, Allied’s Medical Administrative Assistant course was granted instructional approval pursuant to California’s educational code. 35
    • Association Membership: Upon successful completion of the course, Allied Business Schools, Inc. will furnish a one-year membership in the International Association of Administrative Professional. IAAP is a nonprofit association that seeks to elevate the standards of all administrative professionals and to promote their working relationships with management through continuing education, and publications. As a member of IAAP, you are provided with helpful information and resources through publications, events and conferences to keep up to date on the latest news. You also have access to continuing education and training on authorized programs to gain professional certification. 36
    • Medical Billing (65 Hours) D.O.T. Codes: 079.362-010, 241.362-022, 214.482-018 Recommended Study Hours: Varies Prerequisite: Medical Terminology for Billing Computer Hardware and Software Recommendations: The student must have an IBM- compatible computer to take the course. Minimum system requirements are: 1GHz+ processor, 256MB of RAM (512MB recommended, required for Windows XP Home Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Home), 10GB+ Available Hard Drive Space for Data Storage, sound card, 800 X 600 graphics with 16-bit colors, Windows compatible laser or inkjet printer, Windows XP Service Pack 2 minimum. (10/100 Network Card and/or Modem required for online course correspondence) Course Description: This course will provide you with the history and knowledge of medical billing and insurance claims in order to become a successful medical billing specialist. You will learn about the job description and personal qualifications of a medical billing specialist and the variety of career possibilities available to you. Patient confidentiality and privacy as well as basic health insurance and the major types of health insurance programs in the United States are covered in detail. Additionally, this course uses a unique block-by-block approach to filling out the CMS-1500 (08-05) claim form. You will learn how to process accounts receivables and how to interpret the components of an explanation of benefits (EOB). A comprehensive overview of office and insurance collection strategies and the credit laws applicable to a physician office setting are covered too. This course will prepare you for the opportunities and growth that lie ahead in the medical billing field. Text Book: Insurance Handbook for the Medical Office, 10th Edition, by Marilyn Fordney. Getting Started: • Enroll in the course • Study and complete the course requirements • Take and pass the final exam • Receive Certification of Completion Additional Information: Students have one year to complete the course. In order to successfully complete this course, the student must submit the eight required modules and 1 Final Claim Form Project. Association Membership: Upon successful completion of the course, Allied Business Schools, Inc. will furnish a one-year membership in the Medical Association of Billers (MAB). The Medical Association of Billers is an internationally recognized organization that is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in the development of medical billing and coding programs. As a MAB member, you will have the opportunity to have a professional designation after your name, and you will have access to resources, information, publications, and discounts that can help you stay on top of your field and give you a competitive advantage in the job market. 37
    • Medical Billing Technology (65 hours) D.O.T. Codes: 079.362-010, 214.362-022 Recommended Study Hours: Varies Computer Hardware and Software Recommendations: The student must have an IBM- compatible computer to take the course. Minimum system requirements are: 1GHz+ processor, 256MB of RAM (512MB recommended, required for Windows XP Home Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Home), 10GB+ Available Hard Drive Space for Data Storage, sound card, 800 X 600 graphics with 16-bit colors, Windows compatible laser or inkjet printer, Windows XP Service Pack 2 minimum. (10/100 Network Card and/or Modem required for online course correspondence) Course Description: This course teaches the skills you need to know to use Medisoft Advanced Patient Accounting, one of the leading medical billing and scheduling software programs. Taking this course should not only build your skills with Medisoft, but give you the know-how you need to quickly learn other medical billing software programs as well. Textbook: Computers in the Medical Office, 6th Edition, by Susan M. Sanderson, published by McGraw-Hill Higher Education. Topics Covered: The Medical Office Billing Process and HIPAA, Medical Billing Programs, Introduction to Medisoft, Entering Patient Information, Working with Cases, Entering Charge Transactions, Entering Payments and Adjustments, Scheduling, Creating Claims and Statements, Printing Reports, Using Utilities, Handling Patient Records and Transactions, and Setting Up Appointments. Getting Started: • Enroll in the course • Study and complete the course requirements • Take and pass final exam • Receive Certification of Completion Additional Information: Students have one year to complete the course. In order to successfully complete this course, the student must submit the fourteen (14) required lessons and 1 online Final. 38
    • Medical Coding (240 Hours) D.O.T Codes: 245.362 – 010 Recommended Study Hours: Varies Computer Hardware and Software Recommendations: The student must have an IBM- compatible computer to take the course. Minimum system requirements are: 1GHz+ processor, 256MB of RAM (512MB recommended, required for Windows XP Home Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Home), 10GB+ Available Hard Drive Space for Data Storage, sound card, 800 X 600 graphics with 16-bit colors, Windows compatible laser or inkjet printer, Windows XP Service Pack 2 minimum. (10/100 Network Card and/or Modem required for online course correspondence) Course Description: Healthcare is one the fastest growing industries in the United Sates according to the (Occupational Handbook 2006-7, US Dept. of Labor). Allied’s Medical Coding course prepares students for entry-level positions in the medical coding field (D.O.T. codes include 245.362-010, 079.167-014). The Medical Coding course has an emphasis on a physician practice setting. Step-by-Step Medical Coding, by Carol Buck, published by Saunders. Topics Covered: Physician Documentation; Determining Physical Diagnosis; Utilizing the ICD- 9-CM Code Book; V Codes and E Codes; ICD-9-CM Tables; Coding Special Complexities; ICD-10_CM; Determining Codeable Services; Utilizing CPT-4; Evaluation and Management Services; Anesthesia Services; Modifiers; HCPCS Codes; Hospital Diagnostic Coding; DRG Coding; Putting Together CPT-4; ICD-9-CM; and DRG; Coding From a Reimbursement Perspective; and The Monitoring and Compliance Process. Step-by-Step Medical Coding Workbook, by Carol Buck, published by Saunders. ICD-9-CM, Volumes 1, 2 and 3 Standard Edition CPT Standard Edition: Current Procedural Terminology (Standard Edition) HCPCS Level II (Standard Edition) Getting Started: • Enroll in the course • Study and complete the course requirements • Take and pass the final exam • Receive Certification of Completion Additional Information: Prior to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education’s (BPPVE) sunset on June 30, 2007, Allied’s Medical Coding course was granted instructional approval pursuant to California’s educational code. 39
    • Association Membership: Upon successful completion of the course, Allied Business Schools, Inc. will furnish a one-year membership in the American Academy of Professional Coders. AAPC is the country’s largest credentialing and training association for medical coders. As an AAPC member, you will have the opportunity to earn professional coding certification, and you will have access to education, resources, information, periodicals, and discounts that can help you stay on top of your field and give you a competitive advantage in the job market. 40
    • Medical Keyboarding (40 Hours) D.O.T. Codes: 201.362-014, 079.362-010, 205.362-018, 214.482-018, 245.362-010 Recommended Study Hours: 80 Computer Hardware and Software Recommendations: The student must have an IBM- compatible computer to take the course. Minimum system requirements are: 1GHz+ processor, 256MB of RAM (512MB recommended, required for Windows XP Home Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Home), 10GB+ Available Hard Drive Space for Data Storage, sound card, 800 X 600 graphics with 16-bit colors, Windows compatible laser or inkjet printer, Windows XP Service Pack 2 minimum. (10/100 Network Card and/or Modem required for online course correspondence) Basic Keyboarding for the Medical Office Assistant, by Edna Jean Moss (ISBN: 0-7668-0923-4). This is an interactive, multi-component software instructional program for medical keyboarding. Topics Covered: Beginning Keyboarding; Alphabetic Concentration Sentences and the Tab Keys; Skill-Building Paragraphs – Timed Writings; Double Letters, Speed Builders, and Timed Writings; All-Purpose Drills and Timed Writings; Numbers and Top Row Keys; Mechanics I; Mechanics II; Mechanics III – Capitalization; Formats I; Formats II; Medical Reports; Marketing Your Skills; and Appendix. The Bantam Medical Dictionary (ISBN: 0-553-58189-9) Medical Keyboarding Study Guide, published by Ashley Crown Systems, Inc., provides student instructions and assignments. Student Handbook Getting Started: • Enroll in the course • Complete 79 lessons including online and offline keyboarding (typing) assignments • Complete a midterm exam. (Available online only) • Complete a final exam. (Available online only) • Keyboard (type) at least 40 wpm (words per minute) Additional Information: Prior to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education’s (BPPVE) sunset on June 30, 2007, Allied’s Medical Keyboarding course was granted instructional approval pursuant to California’s educational code. Students have one year to complete the course. In order to successfully complete this course, the student must score 70% or better on all required assignments, quizzes, midterm and closed book final exam. 41
    • Medical Terminology (100 Hours) D.O.T. Codes: 201.362-014, 079.362-010, 205.362-018, 214.482-018, 245.362-010 Recommended Study Hours: Varies Computer Hardware and Software Recommendations: The student must have an IBM- compatible computer to take the course. Minimum system requirements are: 1GHz+ processor, 256MB of RAM (512MB recommended, required for Windows XP Home Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Home), 10GB+ Available Hard Drive Space for Data Storage, sound card, 800 X 600 graphics with 16-bit colors, Windows compatible laser or inkjet printer, Windows XP Service Pack 2 minimum. (10/100 Network Card and/or Modem required for online course correspondence) Course Description: Healthcare is one the fastest growing industries in the United Sates according to the (Occupational Handbook 2006-7, US Dept. of Labor). Allied’s Medical Terminology course prepares students for further study in medical fields (such as the medical administrative assistant field: D.O.T. codes include 079.362,010, 201.362-014). Allied’s Medical Terminology course concentrates on the learning of basic medical terminology. Further training or licensing is required for specific medical fields. Medical Terminology: A Short Course, by Davi-Ellen Chabner, published by Saunders. Topics Covered: Basic Word Structure; Organization of the Body; Suffixes; Prefixes; Medical Specialties and Case Reports; Body Systems; and Diagnostic Tests and Procedures. Getting Started: • Enroll in the course • Study and complete the course requirements • Take and pass the final exam • Receive Certification of Completion Additional Information: Prior to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education’s (BPPVE) sunset on June 30, 2007, Allied’s Medical Terminology course was granted instructional approval pursuant to California’s educational code. 42
    • Medical Terminology for Billing (45 Hours) D.O.T. Codes: 201.362-014, 079.362-010, 205.362-018, 214.482-018, 245.362-010 Recommended Study Hours: Varies Computer Hardware and Software Recommendations: The student must have an IBM- compatible computer to take the course. Minimum system requirements are: 1GHz+ processor, 256MB of RAM (512MB recommended, required for Windows XP Home Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Home), 10GB+ Available Hard Drive Space for Data Storage, sound card, 800 X 600 graphics with 16-bit colors, Windows compatible laser or inkjet printer, Windows XP Service Pack 2 minimum. (10/100 Network Card and/or Modem required for online course correspondence) Course Description: This course will provide you with an introduction and overview of medical language, emphasizing basic medical word parts and terminology. You will be introduced to the body systems through vivid and descriptive images that are labeled for easy reference. Explanations of diseases and conditions will be presented along with diagnostic tests and procedures. Medical terminology is the foundation for a successful medical billing career. Medical Terminology: A Short Course, 4th Edition by Davi-Ellen Chabner, published by Saunders. Course Objectives: • Analyze and spell common medical terms • Divide medical terms into component parts • Identify and define common suffixes, prefixes, and combing forms, body cavities, major organs within each cavity, planes and directional terms of the body, medical specialists and recall their specialties • Recall the body systems and their functions, training process for physicians • Identify the • List the divisions of the spinal column • Spell medical terms related to organs and tissues of the body • Differentiate between diagnostic and procedural suffixes • Analyze medical terms used in case reports • Define common pathological conditions and diseases • Recall laboratory tests, diagnostic procedures, and treatment modalities • Recall common medical abbreviations and acronyms Additional Information: Students have 18 months to complete the Medical Terminology for Billing course. In order to successfully complete this course, the student must complete six (6) modules with reading and online interactive assignments and complete one (1) online final exam. The student must score 70% or better on all required assignments, quizzes, review tests, and final exam. 43
    • Advanced Medical Terminology (225 Hours) D.O.T. Codes: 201.362-014, 079.362-014, 079.167-014, 245.362-010 Recommended Study Hours: Varies Computer Hardware and Software Recommendations: The student must have an IBM- compatible computer to take the course. Minimum system requirements are: 1GHz+ processor, 256MB of RAM (512MB recommended, required for Windows XP Home Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Home), 10GB+ Available Hard Drive Space for Data Storage, sound card, 800 X 600 graphics with 16-bit colors, Windows compatible laser or inkjet printer, Windows XP Service Pack 2 minimum. (10/100 Network Card and/or Modem required for online course correspondence) Advanced Medical Terminology Study Guide, published by Ashley Crown Systems, Inc. The Language of Medicine, 9th Edition, by Davi-Ellen Chabner. Topics Covered: Basic Word Structure; Terms Pertaining to the Body as a Whole; Suffixes; Prefixes; Digestive System; Additional Suffixes and Digestive System Terminology; Urinary System; Female Reproductive System; Male Reproductive System; Nervous System; Cardiovascular System; Respiratory System; Blood System; Lymphatic and Immune Systems; Musculoskeletal System; Skin; Sense Organs: The Eye and the Ear; Endocrine System; Cancer Medicine (Oncology); Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, and Radiation Therapy; Pharmacology; and Psychiatry. Mosby’s Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions, 8th Edition Getting Started: • Enroll in the course • Study and complete the course assignments • Take and pass the final exam • Receive Certificate of Completion Additional Information: Prior to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education’s (BPPVE) sunset on June 30, 2007, Allied’s Advanced Medical Terminology course was granted instructional approval pursuant to California’s educational code. Students have 18 months to complete the Advanced Medical Terminology course. In order to successfully complete this course, the student must complete twenty-two (22) lessons with reading and writing assignments, complete four (4) review tests, complete one (1) online midterm, and complete one (1) online final exam. The student must score 70% or better on all required assignments, quizzes, review tests, and final exam. 44
    • Medical Transcription (326 Hours) D.O.T Codes: 245.362-010 Recommended Study Hours: Varies Prerequisite: Due to the complex nature of this course, successful completion of the Advanced Medical Terminology is a prerequisite. Computer Hardware and Software Recommendations: The student must have an IBM- compatible computer to take the course. Minimum system requirements are: 1GHz+ processor, 256MB of RAM (512MB recommended, required for Windows XP Home Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Home), 10GB+ Available Hard Drive Space for Data Storage, sound card, 800 X 600 graphics with 16-bit colors, Windows compatible laser or inkjet printer, Windows XP Service Pack 2 minimum. (10/100 Network Card and/or Modem required for online course correspondence) Medical Transcription Study Guide, published by Ashley Crown Systems, Inc. Medical Transcription Fundamentals and Practice, 3rd Edition, by Linda C. Campbell, CMT; Dianne S, Heath, CMT; and Sally Crenshaw Pittman, M.A.; 494 pages. Topics Covered: Medical Fundamentals, Perspectives on Medical Transcription, Style Guide Dermatology, Urology, Gastroenterology, Cardiology, Pulmonary Medicine, Endocrinology, Orthopedics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Otorhinolaryngology, Ophthalmology, Neurology, Psychiatry, Pathology, and Radiology. AAMT Book of Style for Medical Transcription, 3rd Edition. Tools of the Trade (included with course): • Transcription Foot Pedal Getting Started: • Enroll in the course • Study and complete the course assignments • Take and pass final exam • Receive Certificate of Completion Additional Information: Prior to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education’s (BPPVE) sunset on June 30, 2007, Allied’s Medical Transcription course was granted instructional approval pursuant to California’s educational code. Association Membership: We have formed a special partnership with the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity. All Medical Transcription students will receive a one-year membership at no extra cost. AHDI is the world’s largest health data capture and documentation organization. It monitors trends and changes within the industry and promotes excellence in education, practice and compensation within the profession. As an AHDI member, you will have the opportunity to have a professional designation after your name, and you will have access to resources, information, publications, and discounts that can help you stay on top of your field and give you a competitive advantage in the job market! 45
    • Students have 17 months to complete the Medical Transcription course. In order to successfully complete this course, the student must complete seventeen (17) lessons with reading, writing, and transcription assignments, complete two (2) midterm exams, and complete one (1) final exam. The final exam is a practical examination of transcription skills. 46
    • Microsoft® Word 2007 for Medical Professionals (80 hours) D.O.T. Codes: 079.362-010, 214.362-022 Recommended Study Hours: Varies Computer Hardware and Software Recommendations: The student must have an IBM- compatible computer to take the course. Minimum system requirements are: 1GHz+ processor, 256MB of RAM (512MB recommended, required for Windows XP Home Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Home), 10GB+ Available Hard Drive Space for Data Storage, sound card, 800 X 600 graphics with 16-bit colors, Windows compatible laser or inkjet printer, Windows XP Service Pack 2 minimum. (10/100 Network Card and/or Modem required for online course correspondence) Course Description: Allied’s Microsoft® Word 2007 for Medical Professionals course combines text and technology to create a learning experience that will provide you with the Word skills needed to be successful in your career in the front or back office of a clinic, hospital, or medical practice. Microsoft Office Word 2007 for Medical Professionals, 1st Edition, by Jennifer Duffy and Carol M. Cram, published by Cengage Learning. Topics Covered: Getting Started with Microsoft® Office 2007; Creating Documents with Word 2007; Editing Documents; Formatting Text and Paragraphs; Creating and Formatting Tables; Formatting Documents; Merging Word Documents; Working with Styles and Templates; Developing Multipage Documents; Building Forms; Patient Information and Security Getting Started: • Enroll in the course • Study and complete the course requirements • Take and pass final exam • Receive Certification of Completion Additional Information: Prior to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education’s (BPPVE) sunset on June 30, 2007, Allied’s Microsoft® Word 2007 for Medical Professionals course was granted instructional approval pursuant to California’s educational code. 47
    • Pharmacy Technician (60 Hours) D.O.T. Codes: 074.882-010 Recommended Study Hours: Varies Computer Hardware and Software Recommendations: The student must have an IBM- compatible computer to take the course. Minimum system requirements are: 1GHz+ processor, 256MB of RAM (512MB recommended, required for Windows XP Home Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Home), 10GB+ Available Hard Drive Space for Data Storage, sound card, 800 X 600 graphics with 16-bit colors, Windows compatible laser or inkjet printer, Windows XP Service Pack 2 minimum. (10/100 Network Card and/or Modem required for online course correspondence) Course Description: Allied’s Pharmacy Technician Course addresses the key concepts and fundamental knowledge required of a skilled Pharmacy Technician. It includes textbook readings with many in-depth exercises and step-by-step instruction. As a Pharmacy Technician, you will assist the Pharmacist in providing optimal pharmaceutical care to many individuals. While under the supervision of the Pharmacist, you will perform traditional pharmacist functions, specifically in drug distribution, inventory management, pharmacy administration, and serving patients. Textbook: Pharmacy Technician – Morton’s The Pharmacy Technician 3rd Edition, 2007 Course Objectives: • Recall the origins of the pharmacy and health care. • Identify the role of a Pharmacy Technician, training, and certification, drug regulation, public safety, and how it relates to the pharmacy technician, pharmaceutical terminology as it relates to the organ system, pharmacy prescriptions abbreviations, information, and the fill process, calculations used in a pharmacy setting, the routes and formulations. • Distinguish between the types of parenterals, and the settings that they are used in. • Identify factors in human variability as they relate to basic biopharmaceutics, information literature to keep current on the job and prescription pick up protocol, the different types of packages that are used for unit dose medications, different types of mail order pharmacy. Getting Started: • Enroll in the course • Study and complete the course requirements • Take and pass final exam • Receive Certification of Completion Additional Information: Prior to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education’s (BPPVE) sunset on June 30, 2007, Allied’s Pharmacy Technician course was granted instructional approval pursuant to California’s educational code. 48
    • Pharmacy Calculations (60 Hours) D.O.T. Codes: 074.382-010 Recommended Study Hours: Varies Computer Hardware and Software Recommendations: The student must have an IBM- compatible computer to take the course. Minimum system requirements are: 1GHz+ processor, 256MB of RAM (512MB recommended, required for Windows XP Home Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Home), 10GB+ Available Hard Drive Space for Data Storage, sound card, 800 X 600 graphics with 16-bit colors, Windows compatible laser or inkjet printer, Windows XP Service Pack 2 minimum. (10/100 Network Card and/or Modem required for online course correspondence) Course Description: Allied’s Pharmacy Calculations Course uses an easy to follow text to help you learn calculations of the pharmacy technician field and is enhanced with instructional web casts. Math is the central part of pharmaceutical care. Understanding the knowledge of mathematical concepts is critical to the success of the pharmacy technician. Textbook: Pharmacy Calculations Morton’s Pharmacy Calculations, 2nd Edition, 2005 Course Objectives: • Calculate solutions for pharmaceutical problems using basic arithmetic. • Determine calculations for pharmaceutical problems used in community pharmacy. • Compute pharmaceutical problems used in institutional pharmacy. Getting Started: • Enroll in the course • Study and complete the course requirements • Take and pass final exam • Receive Certification of Completion Additional Information: Prior to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education’s (BPPVE) sunset on June 30, 2007, Allied’s Pharmacy Calculations course was granted instructional approval pursuant to California’s educational code. 49
    • Real Estate Related Certificate Course 50
    • Home Inspection (30 Hours) D.O.T. Code: 168.167-030 Recommended Study Hours: 60 Computer Hardware and Software Recommendations: The student must have an IBM- compatible computer and Microsoft Word software to take the course. Minimum system requirements are: 1GHz+ processor, 256MB of RAM (512MB recommended, required for Windows XP Home Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Home), 10GB+ Available Hard Drive Space for Data Storage, sound card, 800 X 600 graphics with 16-bit colors, Windows compatible laser or inkjet printer, Windows XP Service Pack 2 minimum. (10/100 Network Card and/or Modem required for online course correspondence) Course Description: Welcome to Allied’s Home Inspection course. This course provides you with a comprehensive perspective of all you need to know about inspecting a house. Although written for the beginning home inspector, anyone, consumers and investors alike, will find detailed answers to their questions about the value and condition of property. This course is unique in that it presents the house inspection process from the “outside looking in”, rather than just the nuts and bolts of building construction. It covers the inspection process from start to finish, and concludes with the home inspection report. Each unit is divided into illustrated topics to clarify important issues for your understanding and satisfaction. Home Inspection, by Paul Shaktman and Cory Bosy, published by Ashley Crown Systems Inc. Topics covered: Home Inspection: Getting Started; Soils, Foundations, and Floors; the Exterior Roofing and Attics; Interior Finishes; Electrical Systems; Plumbing Systems; Appliances, Heating Systems; Cooling Systems; Pools, Spas & Saunas; Pests & Other Environmental Hazards; Garages; and the Inspection Report Getting Started: • Enroll in the course • Study and complete the course requirements • Take and pass the proctored final exam • Receive Certification of Completion Additional Information: Prior to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education’s (BPPVE) sunset on June 30, 2007, Allied’s Home Inspection course was granted instructional approval pursuant to California’s educational code. Association Membership: Below you will find organizations that have offers for Allied Students. NACHI: National Association of Certified Home Inspectors – Over 8,500 members strong, NACHI features a plethora of unique membership benefits including listings, professional assistance, and home inspector product and service discounts. Your Allied course completion and fulfillment of membership requirements come with a complimentary one-year membership. For details, log on to their website at http://www.nachi.org/benefits.htm. 51
    • Students have one year to complete the module. In order to successfully complete this module, the student must complete twenty-five (25) lessons with keyboarding assignments and pass one (1) final exam. Home Inspection Exam Prep (100% Online): This product is designed to prepare students for the National Home Inspector Examination, which is required by 23 states. The National Home Inspector Examination is also a membership requirement for American Institute of Inspectors (AII) and American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI). It is also accepted by the National Association of Home Inspectors (NAHI) and the Florida Association of Building Inspectors (FABI); and is reimbursed by the US Veterans’ Administration for military personnel re-entering the workforce. The National Home Inspector Exam contains 200 multiple-choice questions and examinees are provided four hours to complete it. 52
    • Property Management (45 Hours) D.O.T. Codes: 186.117-042 Recommended Study Hours: 90 Computer Hardware and Software Recommendations: The student must have an IBM- compatible computer to take the course. Minimum system requirements are: 1GHz+ processor, 256MB of RAM (512MB recommended, required for Windows XP Home Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Home), 10GB+ Available Hard Drive Space for Data Storage, sound card, 800 X 600 graphics with 16-bit colors, Windows compatible laser or inkjet printer, Windows XP Service Pack 2 minimum. (10/100 Network Card and/or Modem required for online course correspondence) Property Management, 2nd Edition, by Dwight Norris. Published by Ashley Crown Systems, Inc., it is a comprehensive course on property management from analysis to acquisition (including helpful glossary and index). Topics Covered: Overview of Property Management; The Economics of Property Management; Financial Analysis; Property Analysis; Marketing; Leases; Tenant Relations; Forms; Apartment Management – Operations and Procedures; Day-to-Day Operations; Systems and Reports; Managing Commercial Property; Hotels and Motels; Hotel Business Operations; Current Issues in Hotel/Motel Management; Legal Issues In Property Management. The Landlord’s Troubleshooter, 3rd Edition, by Robert Irwin Published by Dearborn Financial Publishing, Inc., it includes everything a landlord needs to know. Topics Covered: When the Rent is Late; When the Tenant Doesn’t Pay Up; When the Tenant Makes Unapproved Repairs or Improvements; The Tenant Who Calls in the Middle of the Night; When the Tenant Doesn’t Maintain the Property; Advertising that Gets Results; Responding to Tenants Who Call on Your Ad; Eye-Catching Property Preparation; Qualifying the Tenant; Writing the Rental Agreement; How to Handle Deposits; Moving the Tenant In; The Move-In Walk-Through Inspection; Achieving a Friendly Move-Out; The Tenant Who Won’t Move Out; When Eviction is Necessary; Raising the Rents; The Insurance You Need; The Involuntary Landlord; Taking Over a Rental Property; When to Hire a Property Management Firm; and Keeping Good Records. The Plain English Real Estate Dictionary. Property Management Demonstration Software, by Rent Right Tools of the Trade (included with course): • Math Tutor Software • Flash Cards 53
    • Getting Started: • Enroll in the course • Study and complete assignments • Take and pass final exam • Receive Certificate of Completion Additional Information Prior to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education’s (BPPVE) sunset on June 30, 2007, Allied’s Professional Property Management course was granted instructional approval pursuant to California’s educational code. Association Membership: Once the student has successfully completed the Professional Property Management course, Allied Business Schools, Inc. will furnish a one-year membership in the International Real Estate Institute (IREI). Membership to IREI offers you the opportunity to add a professional name designation (such as Registered Property Manager). You will also have access to resources, information, publications, events, and discounts that can help you stay on top of your field and give you a competitive advantage in the job market. Students have one year to complete the course. In order to successfully complete this course, the student must submit sixteen (16) quizzes and one (1) online final exam. The student must score 70% or better on all assignments and the final. 54
    • Professional Home Inspection (100 Hours) D.O.T. Code: 168.167-030 Recommended Study Hours: 200 Computer Hardware and Software Recommendations: The student must have an IBM- compatible computer to take the course. Minimum system requirements are: 1GHz+ processor, 256MB of RAM (512MB recommended, required for Windows XP Home Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Home), 10GB+ Available Hard Drive Space for Data Storage, sound card, 800 X 600 graphics with 16-bit colors, Windows compatible laser or inkjet printer, Windows XP Service Pack 2 minimum. (10/100 Network Card and/or Modem required for online course correspondence) Course Description: According to the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI), currently 77% of all homes in the U.S. and Canada are inspected prior to home purchase. Although more homebuyers are discovering the value of a professional home inspection, a large percentage of the market is still untapped. Allied’s Home Inspection Course prepares students for positions in the growing field of home inspection (D.O.T. code: 168.167-030). Home Inspection, by Paul Shaktman and Cory Bosy, published by Ashley Crown Systems Inc. Topics covered: Home Inspection: Getting Started; Soils, Foundations, and Floors; the Exterior Roofing and Attics; Interior Finishes; Electrical Systems; Plumbing Systems; Appliances, Heating Systems; Cooling Systems; Pools, Spas & Saunas; Pests & Other Environmental Hazards; Garages; and the Inspection Report Getting Started: • Enroll in the course • Study and complete the course requirements • Take and pass the proctored final exam • Receive Certification of Completion Additional Information: Prior to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education’s (BPPVE) sunset on June 30, 2007, Allied’s Home Inspection course was granted instructional approval pursuant to California’s educational code. Association Membership: Below you will find organizations that have offers for Allied Students. NACHI: National Association of Certified Home Inspectors – Over 8,500 members strong, NACHI features a plethora of unique membership benefits including listings, professional assistance, and home inspector product and service discounts. Your Allied course completion and fulfillment of membership requirements come with a complimentary one-year membership. For details, log on to their website at http://www.nachi.org/benefits.htm. 55
    • HIF: Housing Inspection Foundation – HIF is a leading organization of professionals dedicated to provide the best possible Home Inspections for realtors, lenders, title companies, default divisions and others that require an all important “inspection”. As an HIF member, you will have the opportunity to have a professional designation after your name, and you will have access to resources, information, publications, and discounts that can help you stay on top of your field and give you a competitive advantage. 56
    • Professional Property Management (110 Hours) D.O.T. Codes: 186.117-042 Recommended Study Hours: 200 Computer Hardware and Software Recommendations: The student must have an IBM- compatible computer to take the course. Minimum system requirements are: 1GHz+ processor, 256MB of RAM (512MB recommended, required for Windows XP Home Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Home), 10GB+ Available Hard Drive Space for Data Storage, sound card, 800 X 600 graphics with 16-bit colors, Windows compatible laser or inkjet printer, Windows XP Service Pack 2 minimum. (10/100 Network Card and/or Modem required for online course correspondence) Property Management, 3rd Edition, by Dwight Norris. Published by Ashley Crown Systems, Inc., it is a comprehensive course on property management from analysis to acquisition (including helpful glossary and index). Topics Covered: Introduction to Property Management; Residential Property; Commercial Property; Market Analysis; Property Management Company; Management Agreement; Management Plan; Risk Management; Property Maintenance; The Marketing Plan; Leasing Property; Lease Agreements; Tenant Relationships; Association Management; Ethical and Legal Business Practices. Property Management Kit For Dummies, 2nd Edition, by Robert S. Griswold,. Published by Wiley Publishing, Inc., it includes everything a landlord needs to know. Topics Covered: Property Management 101; Do You Have What It Takes to Manage Your Own Rental Property?; Managing Your Property Yourself or Hiring a Pro; Taking Over the Property; Getting Your Rental Property Ready for Prospective Tenants; Rent, Security Deposits, and Rental Contracts: The Big Three of Property Management; FOR RENT: Generating Interest in Your Rental; Handling Prospects When They Come A’ Calling; Strutting Your Property’s Stuff: Making Your Property Stick Out; Eenie, Meenie, Miney, Mo: Selecting Your Tenants; Moving In the Tenants; Collecting and Increasing Rent; Keeping the Good Tenants — and Your Sanity; Dealing with Problem Tenants; Moving Out the Tenants; Working with Employees and Contractors; Maintaining the Property; Keeping Safety and Security in Mind; Two Necessities of Property Management: Insurance and Taxes; Financial Management and Recordkeeping; Finding New Ways to Increase Your Cash Flow: Only for the Daring; Ten Reasons to Become a Rental Property Owner; Ten Ways to Rent Your Vacancy. The Plain English Real Estate Dictionary. Property Management Demonstration Software, by Rent Right Tools of the Trade (included with course): • Math Tutor Software • Flash Cards 57
    • Getting Started: • Enroll in the course. • Study and complete assignments. • Take and pass final exam. • Receive Certificate of Completion. Additional Information Prior to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education’s (BPPVE) sunset on June 30, 2007, Allied’s Professional Property Management course was granted instructional approval pursuant to California’s educational code. Association Membership: Once the student has successfully completed the Professional Property Management course, Allied Business Schools, Inc. will furnish a one-year membership in the International Real Estate Institute (IREI). Membership to IREI offers you the opportunity to add a professional name designation (such as Registered Property Manager). You will also have access to resources, information, publications, events, and discounts that can help you stay on top of your field and give you a competitive advantage in the job market. Students have one year to complete the course. In order to successfully complete this course, the student must submit sixteen (15) quizzes, case study, and one (1) online final exam. The student must score 70% or better on all assignments and the final. 58
    • Real Estate Licensing Courses 59
    • California Real Estate Broker (45-hours each) D.O.T. Codes: 250.357-018 Recommended Study Hours: Varies Computer Hardware and Software Recommendations: The student must have an IBM- compatible computer to take the course. Minimum system requirements are: 1GHz+ processor, 256MB of RAM (512MB recommended, required for Windows XP Home Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Home), 10GB+ Available Hard Drive Space for Data Storage, sound card, 800 X 600 graphics with 16-bit colors, Windows compatible laser or inkjet printer, Windows XP Service Pack 2 minimum. (10/100 Network Card and/or Modem required for online course correspondence) Experience Requirements: A minimum of two years full-time licensed salesperson experience within the last five years or the equivalent is required. You must document employment as a licensed salesperson on a full-time basis (or part-time for the equivalent of two years full-time) in the form of certifications from your employing broker or former employing broker. Please note that a person with a four-year degree from an accredited college may be exempt from the two-year salesperson experience requirement. State Required Prerequisite Courses: Program includes eight (8) college level courses required prior to applying for the state licensing exam. A student may have taken equivalent college level courses which may meet some or all of the required courses. Real Estate Practice (D.R.E. Approval #1521-94) California Real Estate Practice, by Sherry Shindler-Price et al. published by Ashley Crown Systems, Inc., it has major new updates focusing on the real world of California real estate practices. A step-by-step guide to the mechanics of our industry. This is a required course. Topics Covered: A Career in Real Estate; Preparing for Success at Your Brokerage; What Happens in a Brokerage; How Will I get My Business?; Marketing and Advertising; Time Management; Sellers and Listings; Buyers; Handling Offers and Counteroffers; Financing the Sale; Escrow; Real Estate Specialization and Investment; Risk Management; disclose, Disclose, Disclose; Risk Management: Agency, Ethics and Fair Housing; Putting It All Together. Legal Aspects of Real Estate (D.R.E. Approval #1382-93) California Real Estate Law, by Robert Bruss & William Pivar, published by Real Estate Education Company, a division of Dearborn Financial Publishing, Inc. It is an up-to-date reference guide for real estate agents, brokers, and investors. Robert Bruss is an attorney and a renowned writer. This is a required course. 60
    • Topics Covered: Sources of Law and the Judicial System; Law of Agency; Duties and Responsibilities of Licensees; Regulations of Licensees; Law of Contracts; Real Estate Contracts; Property, Estates and Recording; Ownership of Real Property; Acquisitions and Conveyances; Real Property Security Devices; Involuntary Liens and Homesteads; Adjacent Property Rights; Land Use Controls; Escrows and Title Insurance; and Landlord-Tenant Law. Real Estate Finance (D.R.E. Approval #2011-04) Real Estate Finance, by Sherry Shindler Price, published by Ashley Crown Systems, Inc. It has 483 pages and covers all the current topics in an easy to follow format. It includes most current important definitions. Required course. Topics Covered: History of Finance and Lending; Real Property; Land Title and Estates; Instruments of Finance; Trust Deeds & Mortgages; Mortgage Lenders; The Mortgage Market; Mortgage Insurance and Government Participation in Finance; Real Estate as an Investment; Choosing a Lender; The Appraisal; Processing a Loan; Underwriting and Closing the Loan; Loan Servicing; and Consumer Protection. Real Estate Appraisal (D.R.E. Approval #1879-02) Real Estate Appraisal, by Roy Boettger, Dwight Norris, and Eric Sharkey published by Ashley Crown Systems, Inc. It covers current California appraisal techniques and standards and is approved by Office of Real Estate Appraisers. This is a required course. Topics Covered: The Appraisal Industry; Real Property Concepts and Characteristics; Legal Considerations in Appraisal; Value and Economic Principles; Value and Economic Principles; Real Estate Markets and Analysis; Ethical Appraisal Practice; Valuation Process; Highest & Best Use and Site Valuation; Property Inspection and Description; Sales Comparison Approach; Income Capitalization Approach; Cost Approach – Reproduction of Improvements; Cost Approach – Depreciation of Improvements; Reconciliation and Reporting; Appraisal Statistical Concepts Real Estate Economics (D.R.E. Approval #1728-98) California Real Estate Economics, by Evan M. Butterfield, M.A., J.D., published by Real Estate Education Company, a division of Dearborn Financial Publishing, Inc. It takes you through the “A to Z” of real estate economics. This is a required course. Topics Covered: California’s Economic Growth; Economic Principles and Cycles; Economic Theories and Measurements; Money and Financing; Cities – Their Origin and Growth; Problems of the Cities; The Suburbs and Beyond; Government Regulations & Taxes; Housing; Nontraditional Housing; Farms and Land; Nonresidential Real Property; Planning & Land Use Control; The Economics of Development; and Economic Decision Making. Property Management (D.R.E. Approval #1690-97) Property Management, by Dwight Norris, published by Ashley Crown Systems, Inc. It is a comprehensive course on property management from analysis to acquisition (including helpful glossary and index). This is an elective course. 61
    • Topics Covered: Introduction to Property Management; Residential Property; Commercial Property; Market Analysis; Property Management Company; Management Agreement; Management Plan; Risk Management; Property Maintenance; The Marketing Plan; Leasing Property; Lease Agreements; Tenant Relationships; Association Management; Ethical and Legal Business Practices. Escrow (D.R.E. Approval #1670-97) Escrow Principles & Practices, by Sherry Shindler, published by Ashley Crown Systems, Inc. It has valuable proven procedures and explanations for the escrow process. This is an elective course. Topics Covered: What is Escrow?; Parties, Documents and Real Estate Basics; Real Estate Finance; Escrow, Title and Other Professionals; Contracts; Local Variations; Escrow Instructions; Record Keeping and Prorations; Processing and Closing; Contingencies; Title Insurance; Computerized Escrow; Disclosure and Consumer Protection; Other Types of Escrows; and Escrow Review. Real Estate Office Administration (D.R.E. Approval #1520-94) Real Estate Brokerage, by John E. Cyr et al, published by Real Estate Education Company, a division of Dearborn Financial Publishing, Inc. This text was written by seasoned professionals and focuses on starting up and managing a brokerage business. This is an elective course. Topics Covered: Real Estate Finance; Leadership; Management Skills; Communications and Decision Making; Analyzing the Business Environment; Analyzing the Market; Developing a Plan; Structuring the Organization; Structuring Business Systems; Structuring the Finances; Business Policies and Procedures; Marketing and Advertising; The Practical and Legal Realities of Staffing; Recruiting, Selecting, and Hiring the Staff; Professional Competency; Coaching Performance; Monitoring Operations; and Managing Risk. Real Estate Principles (D.R.E. Approval #1523-94) California Real Estate Principles, by Sherry Shindler Price, published by Ashley Crown Systems, Inc. This text is the only principles text written specifically for home study. This is an elective course. Topics Covered: California’s Diversity; Property, Estates, and Ownership; Encumbrances and Transfer of Ownership; Contracts: The Basics; Agency Relationships; Real Estate Contracts; Disclosures in Real Estate; Escrow and Closing; Real Estate Finance: Loans; Real Estate Finance: Lending Institutions; Valuation and Appraisal; Land Use, Subdivisions, and Housing; Real Estate Brokerage; Real Estate Specialization; and Getting and Keeping Your Real Estate License. State Licensing Exam Preparation: Materials include: Appraisal, Economics, Property Management, Real Estate Brokerage, Practice, Escrow, Finance, Law, and Memory Folder. Exam Cram Practice Sample Exams: Total of 1,400 questions and answers (200 questions per exam). These questions cover all different areas of the state exam including: Real Estate Law; Real Estate Principles; Real Estate Appraisal; Real Estate Practice; Real Estate Property Management; Real Estate Finance; Real Estate Escrow and Real Estate Economics. 62
    • Exam Cram Computer Prep Software with Math Tutor: An interactive software program with a total of 1,500 current questions and answers (with hints) which are representative of the state exam. The questions are formatted like those appearing on the state exam and scores automatically by category. Also includes Allied’s Math Tutor and three real estate glossaries. Exam Cram Video/DVD: Total of 8 hours of video review. This is a one-on-one session with tutor, Dwight Norris that can be played and replayed. Comes with interactive workbook, which has a comprehensive study outline of the exam, math made easy, and sample practice questions. Exam Cram Audio Prep Tapes/CDs: Total of 8 hours of memory retention techniques. It includes 500 prep questions and answers. Exam Cram Flash Cards: Over 375 terms and definitions (legal, escrow, finance, economics, practice). Getting Started: • Enroll in the course • Study assignments. Take and pass final exam on each course taken • Receive a Certificate of Completion for each course taken • Apply to the state for a test date • Review courses with prep material • Take and pass the state exam • Receive your license Additional Information Prior to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education’s (BPPVE) sunset on June 30, 2007, Allied’s Real Estate Broker License Courses and Exam preparation materials were registered with the State of California. Students have one year to complete the course. Students must complete all of the required courses and meet the Department of Real Estate’s (D.R.E.) experience and/or educational requirements. To receive a passing grade, the student must score 70% or better on the open book, multiple-choice final exam (which consists of 100 questions). Students completing the required statutory real estate brokers’ courses may sit for the state exam. After passing the state exam and receiving a real estate broker’s license, the broker licensee may sell real estate for compensation in California. If the student fails the state exam, they need only re-apply and pay $50.00 application (exam) fee. 63
    • California Real Estate Salesperson (45 Hours Each) D.O.T. Codes: 250.357-018 Recommended Study Hours: 90 Computer Hardware and Software Recommendations: The student must have an IBM- compatible computer to take the course. Minimum system requirements are: 1GHz+ processor, 256MB of RAM (512MB recommended, required for Windows XP Home Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Home), 10GB+ Available Hard Drive Space for Data Storage, sound card, 800 X 600 graphics with 16-bit colors, Windows compatible laser or inkjet printer, Windows XP Service Pack 2 minimum. (10/100 Network Card and/or Modem required for online course correspondence) To qualify for a Real Estate Salesperson License you must complete: Real Estate Principles and Real Estate Practice, and One course from the following list: • Legal Aspects of Real Estate • Real Estate Finance • Real Estate Appraisal • Real Estate Economics • Property Management • Escrow • Real Estate Office Administration Textbooks include: Real Estate Principles (D.R.E. Approval #1523-94) California Real Estate Principles, by Sherry Shindler Price, published by Ashley Crown Systems, Inc. This text is the only principles text written specifically for home study. This is an elective course. Topics Covered: California’s Diversity; Property, Estates, and Ownership; Encumbrances and Transfer of Ownership; Contracts: The Basics; Agency Relationships; Real Estate Contracts; Disclosures in Real Estate; Escrow and Closing; Real Estate Finance: Loans; Real Estate Finance: Lending Institutions; Valuation and Appraisal; Land Use, Subdivisions, and Housing; Real Estate Brokerage; Real Estate Specialization; and Getting and Keeping Your Real Estate License. Real Estate Practice (D.R.E. Approval #1521-94) California Real Estate Practice, by Sherry Schindler-Price. Published by Ashley Crown Systems, Inc., it has major new updates focusing on the real world of California real estate practices. A step-by-step guide to the mechanics of our industry. 64
    • Topics Covered: A career in Real Estate; Preparing for Success at Your Brokerage; What Happens In a Brokerage; How Will I Get My Business?; Marketing and Advertising; Time Management; Sellers and Listings; Buyers; Handling Offers and Counteroffers; Financing the Sale; Escrow; Real Estate Specialization and Investment; Risk Management: Disclose, Disclose, Disclose; Risk Management: Agency, Ethics, & Fair Housing; Putting It All Together. Legal Aspects of Real Estate (D.R.E. Approval #1382-93) California Real Estate Law, by Robert Bruss & William Pivar, published by Real Estate Education Company, a division of Dearborn Financial Publishing, Inc. It is an up-to-date reference guide for real estate agents, brokers, and investors. Robert Bruss is an attorney and a renowned writer. Topics covered: Sources of Law and the Judicial System; Law of Agency; Duties and Responsibilities of Licensees; Regulations of Licensees; Law of Contracts; Real Estate Contracts; Property, Estates and Recording; Ownership of Real Property; Acquisitions and Conveyances; Real Property Security Devices; Involuntary Liens and Homesteads; Adjacent Property Rights, Land Use Controls; Escrows and Title Insurance; and Landlord-Tenant Law. Real Estate Finance (D.R.E. Approval #2011-04) Real Estate Finance, by Sherry Schindler Price, published by Ashley Crown Systems, Inc. It has 483 pages and covers all the current topics in an easy to follow format. It includes most current important definitions. Required course. Topics Covered: History of Finance and Lending; Real Property; Land Title and Estates; Instruments of Finance; Trust Deeds & Mortgages; Mortgage Lenders; The Mortgage Market; Mortgage Insurance and Government Participation in Finance; Real Estate as an Investment; Choosing a Lender; The Appraisal; Processing a Loan; Underwriting and Closing the Loan; Loan Servicing; and Consumer Protection. Real Estate Appraisal (D.R.E. Approval #1879-02) Real Estate Appraisal, by Roy Bottger, Dwight Norris, and Eric Sharkey published by Ashley Crown Systems, Inc. It covers current California appraisal techniques and standards and is approved by Office of Real Estate Appraisers. Required course. Topics Covered: The Appraisal Industry; Real Property Concepts and Characteristics; Legal Considerations in Appraisal; Value and Economic Principles; Value and Economic Principles; Real Estate Markets and Analysis; Ethical Appraisal Practice; Valuation Process; Highest & Best Use and Site Valuation; Property Inspection and Description; Sales Comparison Approach; Income Capitalization Approach; Cost Approach – Reproduction of Improvements; Cost Approach – Depreciation of Improvements; Reconciliation and Reporting; Appraisal Statistical Concepts. Real Estate Economics (D.R.E. Approval #1728-98) California Real Estate Economics, by Evan M. Butterfield, M.A., J.D., published by Real Estate Education Company, a division of Dearborn Financial Publishing, Inc. It takes you through the “A to Z” of real estate economics. Topics Covered: California’s Economic Growth; Economic Principles and Cycles; Economic Theories and Measurements; Money and Financing; Cities – Their Origin and Growth; Problems of the Cities; The Suburbs and Beyond; Government Regulations & Taxes; Housing; Nontraditional Housing; Farms and Land; Nonresidential Real Property; Planning & Land Use Control; The Economics of Development; and Economic Decision Making. 65
    • Property Management (D.R.E. Approval #1690-97) Property Management, by Dwight Norris, published by Ashley Crown Systems, Inc. It is a comprehensive course on property management from analysis to acquisition (including helpful glossary and index). Topics Covered: Introduction to Property Management; Residential Property; Commercial Property; Market Analysis; Property Management Company; Management Agreement; Management Plan; Risk Management; Property Maintenance; The Marketing Plan; Leasing Property; Lease Agreements; Tenant Relationships; Association Management; Ethical and Legal Business Practices. Escrow (D.R.E. Approval #1670-97) Escrow Principles & Practices, by Sherry Shindler-Price, published by Ashley Crown Systems, Inc. It is a valuable proven procedures and explanations for the escrow process. Topics Covered: What is Escrow?; Parties, Documents and Real Estate Basics; Real Estate Finance; Escrow, Title and Other Professionals; Contracts; Local Variations; Escrow Instructions; Record Keeping and Prorations; Processing and Closing; Contingencies; Title Insurance; Computerized Escrow; Disclosure and Consumer Protection; Other Types of Escrows; and Escrow Review. Real Estate Office Administration (D.R.E. Approval #1520-94) Real Estate Brokerage, by John E. Cyr et al, published by Real Estate Education Company, a division of Dearborn Financial Publishing, Inc. This text was written by seasoned professionals and focuses on starting up and managing a brokerage business. Topics Covered: Real Estate Finance; Leadership; Management Skills; Communications and Decision Making; Analyzing the Business Environment; Analyzing the Market; Developing a Plan; Structuring the Organization; Structuring Business Systems; Structuring the Finances; Business Policies and Procedures; Marketing and Advertising; The Practical and Legal Realities of Staffing; Recruiting, Selecting, and Hiring the Staff; Professional Competency; Coaching Performance; Monitoring Operations; and Managing Risk. Getting Started: • Enroll in the program • Study assignments • Take and pass final exam on each course taken. • Receive Certificate of Completion Additional Information: Allied’s Real Estate 18-Month Conditional program materials were registered with the State of California’s Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education’s (BPPVE) prior to its sunset on June 30, 2007. 66
    • Florida Pre-Licensing for Sales Associates (63 hours) D.O.T. Codes: 250.357-018 Recommended Study Hours: 120 Computer Hardware and Software Recommendations: The student must have an IBM- compatible computer with Internet access to take the course. Minimum system requirements are: 1GHz+ processor, 256MB of RAM (512MB recommended, required for Windows XP Home Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Home), 10GB+ Available Hard Drive Space for Data Storage, sound card, 800 X 600 graphics with 16-bit colors, Windows compatible laser or inkjet printer, Windows XP Service Pack 2 minimum. (10/100 Network Card and/or Modem required for online course correspondence) State Required Course: Florida Pre-Licensing for Sales Associates The Florida Real Estate and Prep course is 100% online. Books are available for additional fee. Course Description: This course is designed to meet Florida’s real estate education requirement and to assist those preparing for the real estate salesperson licensing examination. Students have the option to purchase Florida Pre-Licensing for Sales Associates and Prep as part of a special package or they can purchase each product separately. Topics Covered: Florida’s Diversity; Property, Estates, and Ownership; Encumbrances and Transfer of Ownership; Contracts – The Basics; Brokerage Relationships; Real Estate Contracts; Disclosures in Real Estate ; Closing the Transaction ; Real Estate Finance – Loans; Real Estate Finance – Lending Institutions; Valuation and Appraisal; Land Use, Subdivision, and Housing; Real Estate Brokerage; Real Estate Specialization; Getting and Keeping Your License. Getting Started: • Enroll in the online course(s) • Complete the interactive online course(s) • Take and pass the final exam • Receive Certificate of Completion • Apply to the state for a test date • Review course and study prep material • Take and pass the state exam • Apply for and receive your license Additional Information Allied Business Schools online Florida Pre-Licensing for Sales Associates Course is approved by the Florida Real Estate Commission. Materials are registered with the State of California. Registration means we have met certain minimum standards imposed by the state for registered schools on the basis of our written application to the state. Registration does not mean we have met all of the more extensive standards required by the state for schools that are approved to operate or licensed or that the state has verified the information we submitted with our registration form. 67
    • Students have one year to complete the course. Students must complete all of the units in the Florida Pre-Licensing for Sales Associates Online Course before they can take the final exam. To receive a passing grade, the student must score a 70% or better on the multiple-choice final exam. After passing the state exam and receiving a real estate salesperson’s license, the salesperson licensee may work as a real estate agent under a licensed real estate broker in Florida. A student who fails the state exam may re-apply and pay a $31.50 re-examination fee. 68
    • Florida Post-Licensing for Sales Associates (45 hours) D.O.T. Codes: 250.357-018 Recommended Study Hours: 90 Computer Hardware and Software Recommendations: The student must have an IBM- compatible computer with Internet access to take the course. Minimum system requirements are: 1GHz+ processor, 256MB of RAM (512MB recommended, required for Windows XP Home Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Home), 10GB+ Available Hard Drive Space for Data Storage, sound card, 800 X 600 graphics with 16-bit colors, Windows compatible laser or inkjet printer, Windows XP Service Pack 2 minimum. (10/100 Network Card and/or Modem required for online course correspondence) Qualified Students – A Student Must: • Complete Florida Post-Licensing for Sales Associates, or • Possess a Sales Associate License Books are available for additional fee. Course Description: This course is designed to teach you the practical, on-the-job skills that a real estate licensee needs to be successful. The course focuses on activities such as advertising, qualifying prospects, filling out loan applications and agency disclosure forms, and performing a competitive market analysis. Topics Covered: Your Real Estate Career; Prepare For Success; Time Management; Product Knowledge; Completing the Seller’s Forms; Completing the Buyer’s Forms; How Will You Get Your Business?; Marketing; The Listing Presentation; Servicing the Listing; Working with Buyers; Writing and Presenting an Offer; Financing the Purchase.. Getting Started: • Enroll in the online course(s) • Complete the interactive online course(s) • Take and pass the final exam • Receive Certificate of Completion Additional Information Allied Business Schools online Florida Pre-Licensing for Sales Associates Course is approved by the Florida Real Estate Commission. Materials are registered with the State of California. Registration means we have met certain minimum standards imposed by the state for registered schools on the basis of our written application to the state. Registration does not mean we have met all of the more extensive standards required by the state for schools that are approved to operate or licensed or that the state has verified the information we submitted with our registration form. 69
    • Students have one year to complete the course. Students must complete all of the units in the Florida Post-Licensing for Sales Associates Online Course before they can take the final exam. To receive a passing grade, the student must score a 70% or better on the multiple-choice final exam. 70
    • Florida – Real Estate Appraisal (30 hours) D.O.T. Codes: 250.357-018; 186-117-058 Recommended Study Hours: Varies Computer Hardware and Software Recommendations: The student must have an IBM- compatible computer with Internet access to take the course. Minimum system requirements are: 1GHz+ processor, 256MB of RAM (512MB recommended, required for Windows XP Home Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Home), 10GB+ Available Hard Drive Space for Data Storage, sound card, 800 X 600 graphics with 16-bit colors, Windows compatible laser or inkjet printer, Windows XP Service Pack 2 minimum. (10/100 Network Card and/or Modem required for online course correspondence) State Required Course: Florida Broker Post-Licensing The Florida Real Estate Appraisal course is 100% online. Books are available for additional fee. Course Description: Appraisal plays a crucial role in hundreds of thousands of real estate transactions every year. Appraisers rely on their knowledge of real estate and economics to determine the property values for their clients-from lenders to lawyers. Real Estate Appraisal introduces the beginner to the key concepts of the real estate appraisal profession. Course Objectives: • Identify key real estate terms • Recognize elements that create value and factors that influence value • Identify the characteristics of a real estate market, common violations of USPAP and ways to avoid violations • Identify the steps in the appraisal process, and the three main approaches used • Recognize the tests of highest and best use • Make adjustments in the sales comparison approach • Use a gross income multiplier in the income approach • Distinguish between reproduction cost and replacement cost • Determine accrued depreciation in the cost approach • Reconcile the different approaches to value in order to reach the best conclusion • Identify the types or reports permitted by USPAP • Identify the sections of the Uniform Residential Appraisal Report Getting Started: • Enroll in the online course • Complete the interactive online course of 15 required units • Take and pass the final exam with 75% or better • Receive Certificate of Completion 71
    • Florida – Real Estate Finance (30 hours) D.O.T. Codes: 250.357-018; 186-117-058 Recommended Study Hours: Varies Computer Hardware and Software Recommendations: The student must have an IBM- compatible computer with Internet access to take the course. Minimum system requirements are: 1GHz+ processor, 256MB of RAM (512MB recommended, required for Windows XP Home Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Home), 10GB+ Available Hard Drive Space for Data Storage, sound card, 800 X 600 graphics with 16-bit colors, Windows compatible laser or inkjet printer, Windows XP Service Pack 2 minimum. (10/100 Network Card and/or Modem required for online course correspondence) State Required Course: Florida Broker Post-Licensing The Florida Real Estate Finance course is 100% online. Books are available for additional fee. Course Description: Real Estate Finance covers basic finance principles. You will learn about the impact of financial markets on real estate transactions and the growing role of technology in financing. You will also learn about the many options that are available to homebuyers. Course Objectives: • Discuss the nature and cycle of real estate finance • Define money and monetary systems • Specify fiduciary sources for real estate • Specify semi-fiduciary and non-fiduciary sources for real estate finance • Identify conventional, insured, and guaranteed loans • Define junior real estate finance • Define junior loan terms and note payments • Specify instruments of real estate finance • Describe real estate loan underwriting • Explain processing to real estate loans • Explain the secondary mortgage and trust deed markets • Describe the loan defaults and foreclosures • Explain investment financing strategies • State that mathematics of real estate finance Getting Started: • Enroll in the online course • Complete the interactive online course of 15 required units • Take and pass the final exam with 75% or better • Receive Certificate of Completion 72
    • Georgia Real Estate Salesperson (75 hours) D.O.T. Codes: 250.357-018 Recommended Study Hours: 150 Computer Hardware and Software Recommendations: The student must have an IBM- compatible computer with Internet access to take the course. Minimum system requirements are: 1GHz+ processor, 256MB of RAM (512MB recommended, required for Windows XP Home Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Home), 10GB+ Available Hard Drive Space for Data Storage, sound card, 800 X 600 graphics with 16-bit colors, Windows compatible laser or inkjet printer, Windows XP Service Pack 2 minimum. (10/100 Network Card and/or Modem required for online course correspondence) State Required Course: Georgia Real Estate Principles The Georgia Real Estate and Prep course is 100% online. There are no books or materials to purchase. Course Description: This course is designed to meet Georgia’s real estate education requirement and to assist those preparing for the real estate salesperson licensing examination. Students have the option to purchase Real Estate Principles and Prep as part of a special package or they can purchase each product separately. Topics Covered: Introduction to the Real Estate Business; Real Property and the Law; Concepts of Home Ownership; Agency; Real Estate Brokerage; Listing Agreements and Buyer Representation; Interests in Real Estate; Form of Real Estate Ownership; Legal Descriptions; Real Estate Taxes and Other Liens; Real Estate Contracts; Transfer of Title; Title Records; Real Estate Financing Principles; Real Estate Financing Practice; Leases; Property Management; Real Estate Appraisal; Land-Use Controls and Property Development; Fair Housing and Ethical Practices; Environmental Issues and the Real Estate Transaction; Closing the Real Estate Transaction; Introduction to the Real Estate Investment; Math FAQs; Georgia Real Estate License Law; Rules of the Georgia Real Estate Commission; Georgia’s Brokerage Relationships in Real Estate Transactions Act; Georgia Antitrust Laws; Georgia Legal Descriptions; Georgia Listing Agreements; Georgia Market Analysis; Georgia Estimate Net to Seller Form; Georgia Buyer Representation; Georgia Estimate to Cost to Buyer Form; Georgia Real Estate Contracts; Georgia Property Management; Georgia Leases; Georgia Community Association Management. Getting Started: • Enroll in the online course(s) • Complete the interactive online course(s) • Take and pass the final exam • Receive Certificate of Completion • Apply to the state for a test date • Review course and study prep material • Take and pass the state exam • Apply for and receive your license 73
    • Additional Information Allied Business Schools online Georgia Real Estate Principles Course is approved by the Georgia Real Estate Commission. Materials were registered with the State of California Bureau of Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education (BPPVE) prior to its sunset on June 30, 2007. Students have one year to complete the course. Students must complete all of the units in the Georgia Real Estate Online Course before they can take the final exam. To receive a passing grade, the student must score a 70% or better on the proctored, multiple-choice final exam. After passing the state exam and receiving a real estate salesperson’s license, the salesperson licensee may work as a real estate agent under a licensed real estate broker in Georgia. A student who fails the state exam may re-apply and pay a $91.00 examination fee. 74
    • Texas Real Estate Salesperson (210 hours for the total program) D.O.T. Codes: 250.357-018 Recommended Study Hours: 420 Computer Hardware and Software Recommendations: The student must have an IBM- compatible computer with Internet access to take the course. Minimum system requirements are: 1GHz+ processor, 256MB of RAM (512MB recommended, required for Windows XP Home Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Home), 10GB+ Available Hard Drive Space for Data Storage, sound card, 800 X 600 graphics with 16-bit colors, Windows compatible laser or inkjet printer, Windows XP Service Pack 2 minimum. (10/100 Network Card and/or Modem required for online course correspondence) State Required Core Courses: Texas Real Estate Principles (60 hours) Texas Law of Agency (30 hours) Texas Law of Contracts (30 hours) Core Courses: Texas Real Estate Finance (30 hours) Texas Real Estate Appraisal (30 hours) Texas Residential Inspection for Real Estate Agents (30 hours) Texas Real Estate Online Courses published by Ashley Crown Systems, Inc. These courses are designed to meet Texas real estate education requirements and to assist those preparing for the real estate salesperson licensing examination. Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to identify real estate terminology and to recognize real estate laws and principles used in Texas. Texas Real Estate Principles: Texas’ Diversity; Property, Estates, and Ownership; Encumbrances and Transfer of Ownership; Contracts – The Basics; Agency Relationships; Real Estate Contracts; Disclosure in Real Estate; Closing the Transaction; Real Estate Finance – Loans; Real Estate Finance – Lending Institutions; Valuation and Appraisal; Land Use, Subdivision, and Housing; Real Estate Brokerage; Real Estate Specialization; and Getting and Keeping Your License. Texas Law of Agency: What is Agency?; Fiduciary Responsibilities and Duties; Legal and Ethical Considerations in Agency; Deceptive Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Act; Employment: Broker and Salesperson; Employment – Broker and Principal; Brokerage Relationships; Exclusive Agency Relationships; Intermediary Brokerage; Disclosing the Agency Relationships; Risk Management; and Know and Follow the Law. Texas Law of Contracts: The Texas Real Estate License Act (TRELA); Contract Basics; Agency Relationships; Listing Agreements; Buyer Representation Agreement; Residential Purchase Agreement; Purchase Agreement Addenda; Lease Agreements; Real Estate Disclosures; and Closing and Escrow Contracts. 75
    • Texas Real Estate Finance: History of Finance and Lending; Instruments of Finance; Deeds of Trust and Mortgages; Mortgage Lenders; The Mortgage Market; Mortgage Insurance and Government Loan Programs; Choosing a Lender; Processing the Loan; Underwriting and Closing; Loan Servicing; Consumer Protection; and Real Estate Investment. Texas Real Estate Appraisal: The Appraisal Industry; Real Property Concepts and Characteristics; Legal Considerations in Appraisal; Value and Economic Principles; Real Estate Markets and Analysis; Ethical Appraisal Practice; The Appraisal Process; Highest and Best Use and Site Valuation; Property Inspection and Description; Sales Comparison Approach; Income Capitalization Approach; Cost Approach – Reproduction of Improvements; Cost Approach – Depreciation of Improvements; Reconciliation and Reporting; and Appraisal Statistical Concepts. Texas Residential Inspection for Real Estate Agents: What an agent sees; Why Home Inspections are Important; Soils, Foundations, and Floors; The Exterior; Roofs and Attics; Building Interior Finishes; Electrical Systems; Plumbing; Built-In Appliances and Systems; Heating Systems; Cooling Systems; Pools, Spas, and Saunas; Pests and Other Environmental Hazards; The Garage; and The Property Inspection Report. Getting Started: • Enroll in the online course(s) • Complete the interactive online course(s) • Take and pass the final exam • Receive Certificate of Completion • Apply to the state for a test date • Review course and study prep material • Take and pass the state exam • Apply for and receive your license Additional Information: Allied Business Schools online Texas Real Estate Principles Course is approved by the Texas Real Estate Commission. Materials were registered with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education’s (BPPVE) prior to its sunset on June 30, 2007. Students have one year to complete the course. Students must complete all of the units in the Texas Real Estate Online Course before they can take the final exam. To receive a passing grade, the student must score a 70% or better on the proctored, multiple-choice final exam. After passing the state exam and receiving a real estate salesperson’s license, the salesperson licensee may work as a real estate agent under a licensed real estate broker in Texas. A student who fails the state exam may re-apply and pay a $59.00 application (exam) fee. 76
    • Virginia Real Estate Salesperson (60 hours) D.O.T. Codes: 250.357-018 Recommended Study Hours: 120 Computer Hardware and Software Recommendations: The student must have an IBM- compatible computer with Internet access to take the course. Minimum system requirements are: 1GHz+ processor, 256MB of RAM (512MB recommended, required for Windows XP Home Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Home), 10GB+ Available Hard Drive Space for Data Storage, sound card, 800 X 600 graphics with 16-bit colors, Windows compatible laser or inkjet printer, Windows XP Service Pack 2 minimum. (10/100 Network Card and/or Modem required for online course correspondence) State Required Course: Virginia Principles of Real Estate Virginia Real Estate Principles, published by Ashley Crown Systems. This course is designed to meet Virginia’s real estate education requirement and to assist those preparing for the real estate salesperson licensing examination. Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to identify real estate terminology and to recognize the real estate laws and principles used in Virginia. Topics Covered: Virginia Real Estate; Property, Estates, & Ownership; Encumbrances & Transfer of Ownership; Contracts – The Basics; Agency Law & Brokerage Relationships; Real Estate Contracts; Disclosures in Real Estate; Settlement & Closing the Transaction; Tax Aspects of Real Estate; Real Estate Finance – Loans; Real Estate Finance – Lending Institutions; Valuation & Appraisal; Land Use, Subdivisions, & Housing; Real Estate Brokerage; Real Estate Specialization; Getting & Keeping Your License. Getting Started: • Enroll in the online course • Complete the interactive online course • Take and pass the final exam. • Receive Certificate of Completion • Apply to the state for a test date • Review course and study prep material • Take and pass the state exam • Apply for and receive your license Additional Information: Allied Business Schools online Virginia Real Estate Principles Course is approved by the State of Virginia Real Estate Board. Materials were registered with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education’s (BPPVE) prior to its sunset on June 30, 2007. 77
    • Students have one year to complete the course. Students must complete all of the units in the Virginia Real Estate Online Course before they can take the final exam. To receive a passing grade, the student must score a 70% or better on the multiple-choice final exam. After passing the state exam and receiving a real estate salesperson’s license, the salesperson licensee may work as a real estate agent under a licensed real estate broker in Virginia. A student who fails the state exam may re-apply and pay a $60.50 application (exam) fee. 78
    • Washington Real Estate Fundamentals (60 hours) D.O.T. Codes: 250.357-018 Recommended Study Hours: 120 Computer Hardware and Software Recommendations: The student must have an IBM- compatible computer with Internet access to take the course. Minimum system requirements are: 1GHz+ processor, 256MB of RAM (512MB recommended, required for Windows XP Home Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Home), 10GB+ Available Hard Drive Space for Data Storage, sound card, 800 X 600 graphics with 16-bit colors, Windows compatible laser or inkjet printer, Windows XP Service Pack 2 minimum. (10/100 Network Card and/or Modem required for online course correspondence) State Required Course: Washington Real Estate Fundamentals Washington Real Estate Fundamentals Course by Gerald R. Cortesi, published by Dearborn Real Estate Education. This course is designed to meet Washington’s real estate education requirement and to assist those preparing for the real estate salesperson licensing examination. Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to identify real estate terminology and to recognize the real estate laws and principles used in Washington. Topics Covered: Introduction to Real Estate; Real Estate Law; Real Estate Ownership; Transferring Real Estate; Real Estate Brokerage; Real Estate Licensing and Fair Housing Laws; Real Estate Valuation; Real Estate Finance; Specialty Topics; Washington Land Use; Washington Condominiums and Timeshares; Washington Property Ownership; Washington Homestead Laws; Washington Real Property Taxation; Washington Agency Relationships; Washington Purchase and Sale Agreements; Washington Transfer of Real Property; Washington Mortgages and Deeds of Trusts; Washington Real Estate Finance; Washington Landlord – Tenant Act; Washington Real Estate License Law Administration; Washington Real Estate License Business Practices; Washington Civil Rights and Fair Housing; Review of National Real Estate Principles. Getting Started: • Enroll in the online course(s) • Complete the interactive online course(s) • Take and pass the final exam • Receive Certificate of Completion • Apply to the state for a test date • Review course and study prep material • Take and pass the state exam • Apply for and receive your license 79
    • Additional Information: Allied Business Schools online Washington Real Estate Fundamentals Course is approved by the State of Washington, Department of Licensing, and Real Estate Services. Materials were registered with the State of California’s Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education’s (BPPVE) prior to its sunset on June 30, 2007. Students have one year to complete the course. Students must complete all of the units in the Washington Real Estate Online Course before they can take the final exam. To receive a passing grade, the students must score a 70% or better on the proctored, multiple-choice final exam. After passing the state exam and receiving a real estate salesperson’s license, the salesperson licensee may work as a real estate agent under a licensed real estate broker in Washington. A student who fails the exam may re-apply and pay an additional exam fee of $138.25. “This school is approved under chapter 18.85 RCW; inquiries regarding this or any other real estate school may be made to: Washington State Department of Licensing, Real Estate Program, P.O. Box 9015, Olympia, WA 98507-9015” 80
    • Contractor’s Licensing Exam Prep The Contractor’s Program: Course includes both sets of materials (Trade plus Law and Business) for all licenses. Contractor Audio Tapes or CD (Law and Business) Contractor Audio Tapes or CD (General B or Trade Specific) Contractor Video Tapes or DVD (Law and Business) Contractor Video Tapes or DVD (General B or Trade Specific) Practice Exam Questions and Answers (Law and Business) Practice Exam Questions and Answers (General B or Trade Specific) Home Study Manual (Law and Business) Home Study Manual (General B or Trade Specific) Getting Started: • Enroll in the course • Complete application and have reviewed by Allied staff (if applicable) • Apply to the state for a test date • Study prep material • Take and pass the state exam • Receive your license Additional Information: Allied’s Contractor’s License exam preparation materials were registered with the State of California’s Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education’s (BPPVE) prior to its sunset on June 30, 2007. Association Membership: Once the student has successfully completed the Contractor’s Licensing course, Allied Business Schools, Inc., will furnish a one-year membership in the Association of Construction Inspectors (ACI). ACI provides standards, guidelines, regulations, education, and recognition in a field that has become a key component for both residential and commercial construction. Construction lenders, developers, architects and others have come to rely on ACI members to provide accurate and professional services on their construction projects. As a member, you will have the opportunity to become a Certified Construction Inspector and have a CCI professional designation after your name. You will also have access to resources, information, publications, and discounts that can help you stay on top of your field and give you an advantage over other prospective bidders for any job. 81
    • Real Estate Appraisal Qualifying Education 82
    • Trainee and Residential Qualifying Education (150 Hours) D.O.T. Codes: 188.167-010, 191.267-010 Recommended Study Hours: 250 Computer Hardware and Software Recommendations: The student must have an IBM- compatible computer and a calculator to take the course. Minimum system requirements are: 1GHz+ processor, 256MB of RAM (512MB recommended, required for Windows XP Home Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Home), 10GB+ Available Hard Drive Space for Data Storage, sound card, 800 X 600 graphics with 16-bit colors, Windows compatible laser or inkjet printer, Windows XP Service Pack 2 minimum. (10/100 Network Card and/or Modem required for online course correspondence) Real Estate Appraisal by Roy Bottger, Dwight Norris, and Eric Sharkey published by Ashley Crown Systems, Inc., covers all basic aspects of real estate appraisal. Topics Covered: The Appraisal Industry; Real Property Concepts and Characteristics; Legal Considerations in Appraisal; Value and Economic Principles; Real Estate Markets and Analysis; Ethical Appraisal Practice; Valuation Process; Highest & Best Use and Site Valuation; Property Inspection and Description; Sales Comparison Approach; Income Capitalization Approach; Cost Approach – Reproduction of Improvements; Cost Approach – Depreciation of Improvements; Reconciliation and Reporting; Appraisal Statistical Concepts. 2008 Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) published by the Appraisal Foundation, Topics Covered: History and Structure of USPAP; USPAP Definitions; The PREAMBLE and Four RULES; STANDARD 1: Real Property Appraisal, Development; STANDARD 2: Real Property Appraisal Reporting; STANDARD 3: Real Property Appraisal, Review; STANDARDS 4 through 10; STATEMENTS and ADVISORY OPINIONS. Understanding the Uniform Residential Appraisal Report, published by Ashley Crown Systems, Inc. Topics Covered: Using the URAR; Contracts; Neighborhoods; Sites; Improvements; Sales Comparison Analysis, Cost Approach, Income Approach, PUD Information. Residential Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use, by Daniel J Tosh and George H. Miller published by Ashley Crown Systems, Inc. Topics Covered: Ethics and the Appraisal Process, Economic Principles of Value, The Real Estate Market, Market Analysis, Highest and Best Use, and Case Studies. Residential Site Valuation & Cost Approach, by William G. Wilson published by Ashley Crown Systems, Inc. 83
    • Topics Covered: Fundamentals of Real Estate and Value; Depreciation; Site Valuation: Theory and Practice; Estimating Improvement Costs; Cost Approach: Application and Summary; and Uniform Residential Appraisal Report. Residential Sales Comparison & Income Approaches, by Lee R. Hess and George H. Miller published by Ashley Crown Systems, Inc. Topics Covered: Characteristics of Property and Value; Valuation Principles; Identification of Property Rights; Property Inspection: Site and Improvements; Sales Comparison Approach; Measurement of Adjustments; Finance and Cash Equivalency; Income Approach: Analysis of Income and Expenses, Multipliers, and Capitalization; Introduction to the Financial Calculator; Reconciliation; and Case Studies. State Licensing Exam Preparation Materials include: Real Estate Appraiser License State Exam Preparation, published by Ashley Crown Systems, Inc., contains over 1,000 questions (with answers and explanations), glossary of key appraisal terms; includes both residential and income property. Special Appraisal Prep CD, contains: Real Estate Math Tutor software, FHA Appraisal exam prep software and Real Estate Appraiser License State Exam Preparation. Getting Started: • Enroll in the course • Study and complete in assignments • Take proctored final exam on-line and pass • Receive Certificate of Completion • Apply to the state for a test date • Take and pass the state exam • Receive your license Additional Information: Prior to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education’s (BPPVE) sunset on June 30, 2007, Allied’s Real Estate Appraisal course was granted instructional approval pursuant to California’s educational code. Association Membership: Once the student has successfully completed the Real Estate Appraisal course, Allied Business Schools, Inc. will furnish a one-year membership in the National Association of Real Estate Appraisers (NAREA). NAREA is a leading appraisal association uniting appraisers and providing members with the latest guidelines, standards, and regulations so they are the most informed appraisers within the industry. As a NAREA member, you will have the opportunity to earn professional certification, and you will have access to education, resources, information, periodicals, and discounts that can help you stay on top of the appraisal field and give you a competitive advantage. 84
    • Students have one year to complete the course, but must take a minimum of thirty (30) days to complete. Students must complete the required course and meet their state’s experience and/or educational requirements (students can contact their state agency directly to ascertain exact requirements). To receive a passing grade, the student must score 70% or better on a closed book, multiple-choice final exam that includes a separate USPAP exam. Student also must pass twenty-two quizzes along with a five-hundred word essay and two instructor contacts, to be eligible to take the final exam. Allied’s Real Estate Appraisal course has been approved by the OREA. Allied’s Real Estate Appraisal course has been reviewed and approved by the Appraisal Foundation’s Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB). Allied’s Appraiser program also has been approved in other states. 85
    • Certified Residential Appraisal Qualifying Education (50 Hours) D.O.T. Codes: 188.167-010, 191.267-010 Recommended Study Hours: 100 Computer Hardware and Software Recommendations: The student must have an IBM- compatible computer and a calculator to take the course. Minimum system requirements are: 1GHz+ processor, 256MB of RAM (512MB recommended, required for Windows XP Home Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Home), 10GB+ Available Hard Drive Space for Data Storage, sound card, 800 X 600 graphics with 16-bit colors, Windows compatible laser or inkjet printer, Windows XP Service Pack 2 minimum. (10/100 Network Card and/or Modem required for online course correspondence) Qualified Students – A Student Must: • Complete 150-hour, or • Possess a Trainee License issued after 1/1/08**, or • Possess a Residential License **If the student obtained his/her Trainee License before 1/1/08, he/she needs to take the extra 60-hour courses before taking this course. AA degree or 21 units in approved courses is required when registering for the state exam of this license level. Course Description: This course is designed to teach the already practicing appraiser how to identify challenging assignments and to use basic statistical concepts to improve the reliability of his/her market data. The student will learn to identify and complete challenging assignments more efficiently and to use statistical concepts to process data and, ultimately, complete assignments faster. Mastering Unique & Complex Property Appraisal Textbook by Timothy Detty, published by Hondros Learning. Topics Covered: Complex Symptoms; Appraising Complex Sites; Appraising Unique and Complex Residential Properties; Appraising Historic Residences – Historical, or Just An Old House?; Appraising Mixed-Use and Small Commercial Properties. Statistics, Modeling, Finance Textbook by Rick Walkenhorst, published by Hondros Learning. Topics Covered: The Measurement of Central Tendency; Gathering Data and Checking Dispersion; Using Sample Data to Draw Conclusions; Theory of Regression Modeling; Practical Application and Case Studies in Statistical Analysis; Introduction to Real Estate Finance; Government Influences on Real Estate Finance; Types of Loans; Compound Interest: The Six Functions of a Dollar; Financing Terms Analysis; Skill Building: Finance. 86
    • Advanced Residential Applications and Case Studies Textbook by Timothy Detty, published by Hondros Learning. Topics Covered: Recognizing the Challenging Assignment; Should I Be Here ..... And What If I Decide to Stay?; Foundational Concepts and Principles; Value Conclusions, Reconciliation, and Reporting; Over improved Residential Property; Ownership of a Physical Segment of a Common Property; Adjusting for Market Conditions and Location. Getting Started: • Enroll in the course • Study and send in assignments (can be done on-line) • Take proctored final exam on-line and pass • Receive Certificate of Completion • Apply to the state for a test date • Take and pass the state exam • Receive your license Additional Information: Prior to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education’s (BPPVE) sunset on June 30, 2007, Allied’s Real Estate Appraisal course was granted instructional approval pursuant to California’s educational code. Students have one year to complete the course, but must take a minimum of thirty (30) days to complete. Students must complete the required course and meet their state’s experience and/or educational requirements (students can contact their state agency directly to ascertain exact requirements). There are 24 required lessons, each including objectives, assignments, and a multiple choice quiz. Three lessons include case studies. To receive a passing grade, the student must score 70% or better on a closed book, multiple-choice final exam. Allied’s Certified Residential course has been approved by the OREA. Allied’s Certified Residential course has been reviewed and approved by the Appraisal Foundation’s Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB). 87
    • Real Estate Sales, Broker, and Appraisal Continuing Education 88
    • California Real Estate Sales & Broker License Renewal D.O.T. Codes: 250.357-018 Recommended Study Hours: Varies These courses satisfy the Department of Real Estate Continuing Education requirements and are available through traditional home study or on-line. If the student wishes to take the course(s) on-line, an IBM-compatible computer and access to the Internet are required. Computer Hardware and Software Recommendations: The student must have an IBM- compatible computer to take the course. Minimum system requirements are: 1GHz+ processor, 256MB of RAM (512MB recommended, required for Windows XP Home Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Home), 10GB+ Available Hard Drive Space for Data Storage, sound card, 800 X 600 graphics with 16-bit colors, Windows compatible laser or inkjet printer, Windows XP Service Pack 2 minimum. (10/100 Network Card and/or Modem required for online course correspondence) 45-Hour License Renewal • Real Estate Agency (3 Hours) • Real Estate Ethics (3 Hours) • Fair Housing (3 Hours) • Risk Management (3 Hours) • Trust Fund Handling (3 Hours) • Protect Yourself and Your Client (15 Hours) • Financing Options to Increase Sales (15 Hours) 15-Hour License Renewal (first-time license renewal) • Real Estate Agency (3 Hours) • Real Estate Ethics (3 Hours) • Fair Housing (3 Hours) • Risk Management (3 Hours) • Trust Fund Handling (3 Hours) Agency, Ethics, Fair Housing, Risk Management, Trust Fund Handling 15 DRE Approved Credit Hours in FIVE Courses, by Sherry Shindler-Price, John Henderson and Lee Conway. Topics Covered: Agency: What Is Agency? Real Estate Contracts Creation of Agency Relationship Agent’s Authority Termination of Agency; Ethics: Professional Appearance Professional Attitude Professional Conduct The Golden Rule History and Background of Ethics Violations of the Real Estate Law Trade and Professional Organizations; Fair Housing: History of Fair Housing Laws Americans with Disabilities Act Real Estate Commissioner’s Regulations Equal Credit Opportunity Act; Risk Management: The Numbers Tell All DRE Enforcement Section The Code of Ethics and Errors and Omissions Insurance Common Risk Management Practices Avoid Misrepresentation Broker Responsibilities; Trust Fund Handling: General Information Trust Fund Bank Accounts Trust Fund Records. 89
    • Financing Options to Increase Sales, DRE Approved – 15 Hours of Consumer Protection and Protect Yourself And Your Clients, DRE Approved – 15 Hours of Consumer Protection, by Sherry Shindler-Price. Topics Covered: Financing Options to Increase Sales: The Money Market; Alternative Financing; Taxation; Credit ; Buying and Selling Trust Deeds Protect Yourself and Your Clients: Regulation of Licensing; Real Estate Brokerage; Agency Relationships and Disclosure; Property and Loan Disclosures; Professionalism and Ethics; Real Estate Practice. California Real Estate License Renewal Study Guide, published by Ashley Crown Systems, Inc. Getting Started: • Enroll in the course • Study assignments (also available online) • Take and pass final exam (available online) • Receive Certificate of Completion Additional Information: Allied’s Real Estate license renewal course materials were registered with the State of California’s Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education’s (BPPVE) prior to its sunset on June 30, 2007. 90
    • Texas Real Estate Sales & Broker License Renewal D.O.T. Codes: 250.357-018 Recommended Study Hours: Varies These courses satisfy the Texas Real Estate Commission’s Continuing Education requirements and are available on-line. Computer Hardware and Software Recommendations: The student must have an IBM- compatible computer to take the course. Minimum system requirements are: 1GHz+ processor, 256MB of RAM (512MB recommended, required for Windows XP Home Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Home), 10GB+ Available Hard Drive Space for Data Storage, sound card, 800 X 600 graphics with 16-bit colors, Windows compatible laser or inkjet printer, Windows XP Service Pack 2 minimum. (10/100 Network Card and/or Modem required for online course correspondence) 15-Hour Mandatory Continuing Education License Renewal Package • Real Estate Ethics (3 Hours) • Fair Housing (3 Hours) • Financing Strategies (6 Hours) • Legal Update (3 Hours) The 15-Hour Mandatory Continuing Education License Renewal Package is 100% online. There are no books or materials to purchase. Topics Covered: Real Estate Ethics: Canons of Professional Ethics; Agency Relationships; Offers; Disclosure Requirements; Advertising; Dispute Resolution; TREC Disciplinary Case Studies. Fair Housing : Federal Fair Housing Timeline; Federal Laws; Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity; Texas Laws; Texas Real Estate Commission Rules; Reflections on Fair Housing. Financing Strategies: Conventional Financing; Federal Loan Programs; Adjustable Rate Mortgage Basics; Sub prime Financing; Financing for Investors; Credit Scoring. Legal Update: Legislative and Regulatory Changes; News Briefs; Signatures, Records & Completing Forms; Recent Cases; Mortgage Fraud; TREC Forms. Getting Started: • Enroll in the course • Study assignments (also available online) • Take and pass final exam (available online) • Receive Certificate of Completion Additional Information: Allied’s Real Estate license renewal course materials were registered with the State of California’s Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education’s (BPPVE) prior to its sunset on June 30, 2007. 91
    • Appraisers Guide to Real Estate Principles (15-hours) D.O.T. Codes: 188.167-010, 191.267-010 Recommended Study Hours: 30 Computer Hardware and Software Recommendations: The student must have an IBM- compatible computer with Internet access to take the course. Minimum system requirements are: 1GHz+ processor, 256MB of RAM (512MB recommended, required for Windows XP Home Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Home), 10GB+ Available Hard Drive Space for Data Storage, sound card, 800 X 600 graphics with 16-bit colors, Windows compatible laser or inkjet printer, Windows XP Service Pack 2 minimum. (10/100 Network Card and/or Modem required for online course correspondence) The Appraisers Guide to Real Estate Principles Course is 100% online. There are no books or materials to purchase. This course encapsulates the real estate transaction process. It covers basic real estate terminology and concepts, including topics such as real property vs. personal property, land titles and estates, contracts, leases, agency, taxation, subdivisions, and brokerage. The course is designed to provide a snapshot of the real estate industry to appraisers who are new to the industry or those who are seasoned professionals, so they better understand both the industry and their critical role in it. Topics Covered: Real Property: Overview of Real Property, Types Real Estate, Real Property vs. Personal Property, Land Descriptions; Land Title and Estates: The Recording System, Ownership of Real Property, Limitations on Real Property Liens, Limitations on Real Property: Non-money Encumbrances, Declared Homestead, Assuring Marketability of Title, Title Insurance; Contracts: Overview of Contracts, Basic Elements of a Contract, Statute of Frauds, Performance of Contracts, Discharge of Contracts, Real Estate Contracts: Listings, Deposit Receipts and Options; Transfer of Ownership: Overview of Transfer of Ownership and Escrow, How Real Estate is Acquired or Conveyed, Deeds and Dedications, Escrow; Landlord and Tenant: Overview of Landlords and Tenants, Types of Leasehold Estates, Creation of a Lease, Responsibilities and Rights of Both Parties, Transfer of a Lease, Termination of a Lease, Discrimination; Agency: What is an Agency?, Special Distinctions of a General Agency, Creation of an Agency Relationship, Disclosure and Confirmation of an Agency, Types of Agencies, Duties, Rights, and Liabilities, Termination; Real Estate Taxation: Overview of Assessment and Collection of Taxes, Real and Personal Property Taxes, Federal and State Income Taxes, Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act (FIRPTA), Special Taxes; Subdivisions and other Public Controls: Overview of Subdivision, Types of Subdivisions, Zoning, Fair Housing Laws; Real Estate Brokerage and Ethics: Overview of Brokerage, Operations of a Real Estate Brokerage, Real Estate Transactions, Professionalism and Ethics, Trust Funds. Getting Started: • Enroll in the course • Study and send in assignments • Take and pass final exam • Receive Certificate of Completion 92
    • Additional Information Allied’s Real Estate Appraisers Guide to Real Estate Principles course materials were registered with the State of California’s Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education’s (BPPVE) prior to its sunset on June 30, 2007. 93
    • Appraisers Guide to Real Estate Law (15-hours) D.O.T. Codes: 188.167-010, 191.267-010 Recommended Study Hours: 90 Computer Hardware and Software Recommendations: The student must have an IBM- compatible computer with Internet access to take the course. Minimum system requirements are: 1GHz+ processor, 256MB of RAM (512MB recommended, required for Windows XP Home Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Home), 10GB+ Available Hard Drive Space for Data Storage, sound card, 800 X 600 graphics with 16-bit colors, Windows compatible laser or inkjet printer, Windows XP Service Pack 2 minimum. (10/100 Network Card and/or Modem required for online course correspondence) The Appraisers Guide to Real Estate Law course is 100% online. There are no books or materials to purchase. This course introduces appraisers to the legal system and the laws that influence real estate valuation. Key topics like court jurisdiction, forms of property ownership, encumbrances, and real estate fraud are covered. Case studies and review questions are interspersed throughout the course to help further understanding. Topics Covered: General Principles of Law: Principles of Law and the Legal System, Jurisdiction, Lawsuits; Nature of Real Property: Real Property and Personal Property, Property Rights; Land Descriptions: Overview; Land Descriptions: Metes and Bounds and Lot and Block Systems, Land Descriptions: Government Survey System; Interests in Real Property: Freehold and Estates; Less-than-Freehold Estates; Forms of Ownership, Trusts; Encumbrances: Easement Creation, Types of Easements, Valuation Considerations for Easements, Easement Termination, Liens; Ownership and Business Organization Options: Ownership by Business Entities, Transfer of Ownership, Ownership Restrictions; Real Estate Fraud: The Appraiser’s Role: Definition of Fraud, USPAP and HUD Preventions against Fraud, Determining Fraud, Common Violations and Avoiding Fraud. Getting Started: • Enroll in the course • Study and send in assignments • Take and pass final exam • Receive Certificate of Completion Additional Information Allied’s Real Estate Appraisers Guide to Real Estate Law course materials were registered with the State of California’s Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education’s (BPPVE) prior to its sunset on June 30, 2007. 94
    • Appraisers Guide to Property Management (15-hours) D.O.T. Codes: 188.167-010, 191.267-010 Recommended Study Hours: 90 Computer Hardware and Software Recommendations: The student must have an IBM- compatible computer with Internet access to take the course. Minimum system requirements are: 1GHz+ processor, 256MB of RAM (512MB recommended, required for Windows XP Home Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Home), 10GB+ Available Hard Drive Space for Data Storage, sound card, 800 X 600 graphics with 16-bit colors, Windows compatible laser or inkjet printer, Windows XP Service Pack 2 minimum. (10/100 Network Card and/or Modem required for online course correspondence) The Appraisers Guide to Property Management course is 100% online. There are no books or materials to purchase. The course introduces appraisers to the role of the property manager as well as the economic, legal, and technical issues of property management. Students will learn how property managers handle leases and tenant relations, prepare financial and property analyses, and run day-to-day operations. Topics Covered: Overview of Property Management: The Evolution of Property Management, Types of Property Management Services, Careers in Property Management, Types of Property Requiring Management, Education for Property Managers, Lesson 6: Future Trends in Property Management; The Economics of Property Management: Overview of Economics, The Business Cycle, The Real Estate Cycle, Supply and Demand; Financial Analysis: The Flow of Money, Capitalization Rate, Case Study, Five-Year Projections, Comparative Analysis for Proposed Capital Improvements, The Annual Budget; Creating a Property Management Plan and Agreement: Overview of Property Analysis, Market Analysis, The Objectives of Ownership, Financial Analysis, The Management Plan; Marketing: Keeping a Full House, Determining the Rental Rate, Marketing Factors, Attracting Tenants, Screening Tenants, Sales Tactics, The Application, Completing the Process; Leases: Basics on Leases, Leasehold Estates, Types of Leases, Essential Elements of a Valid Contract, Rights and Responsibilities of Lessees and Lessors; Tenant Relations: Establishing Relationships, Communicating with Tenants, Laws Regarding Tenant/Landlord Relations, Tenant Relations during an Eviction, Relationships Are Not an Exact Science; Operations and Procedures: Overview of Standard Operating Procedures, Hiring of Onsite Managers, Duties of the Onsite Manager, Vacancies, Showing and Renting an Apartment, Eviction Process, Insurance; Systems and Reports: Files and Records Systems, Let Technology Help, Reports and Software Programs; Managing Commercial Property: Types of Commercial Property, The Marketing Process, Qualifying the Tenant, The Lease, Reports; Legal Issues in Property Management: Building a Foundation, Americans with Disabilities Act, Fair Housing Laws, Consequences for Violating Fair Housing Laws, Environmental and Safety Issues, Homeowners’ Associations Getting Started: • Enroll in the course. • Study and send in assignments. • Take and pass final exam. • Receive Certificate of Completion. 95
    • Additional Information Allied’s Real Estate Appraisers Guide to Property Management course materials were registered with the State of California’s Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education’s (BPPVE) prior to its sunset on June 30, 2007. 96
    • Licensing Fees NABCEP Certificate of Knowledge $ 75.00 California Real Estate Sales Testing & Application Fee $ 25.00 Original State Licensing Fee (first four years) $120.00 Department of Justice Live Scan Program $ 51.00** Allied Check Processing Fee $ 75.00 Total Fees $271.00* California Real Estate Broker Testing & Application Fee $ 50.00 Original State Licensing Fee (first four years) $165.00 Department of Justice Live Scan Program $ 51.00** Allied Check Processing Fee $ 75.00 Total Fees $341.00* California Appraisal Application Fee $220.00 Testing Fee $100.00 Licensing Fee (every two years) $160.00 Department of Justice Live Scan Program $ 51.00** Allied Check Processing Fee $100.00 Total Fees $631.00* California Contractor Testing & Application Fee $250.00 Licensing Fee (every two years) $150.00 Department of Justice Live Scan Program $ 51.00** Allied Check Processing Fee $ 50.00 Total Fees $501.00* ** Live Scan fees are $51.00 plus location fee. *Fees are set by state agencies and are subject to change. Twelve months from date of enrollment a 20% yearly recurring service charge will be deducted from the original amount except where prohibited by law. 97
    • Licensing Fees Florida Real Estate Sales Original State Licensing Fee (first two years) $105.00 Electronic Fingerprinting Fee $ 57.25 Allied Check Processing Fee $ 50.00 Total Fees $212.25* Georgia Real Estate Sales Testing & Application Fee $ 97.00 Original State Licensing Fee (first two years) $170.00 Allied Check Processing Fee $ 50.00 Criminal History Report (GCIC) $ 25.00 Total Fees $342.00* Texas Real Estate Sales Testing & Application Fee $ 94.50 Recovery Trust Account $ 10.00 Allied Check Processing Fee $ 50.00 FAST Print Pass $ 44.20 Total Fees $198.70* Virginia Real Estate Sales Activation Fee $ 60.00 Original State Licensing Fee (first two years) $170.00 Allied Check Processing Fee $ 50.00 Total Fees $280.00* Washington Real Estate Sales Testing & Application Fee $138.25 Original State Licensing Fee (first two years) $146.25 Allied Check Processing Fee $ 50.00 Total Fees $334.50* *Fees are set by state agencies and are subject to change. Twelve months from date of enrollment a 20% yearly recurring service charge will be deducted from the original amount except where prohibited by law. 98
    • Exam Testing Sites Real Estate Salesperson and Brokers Licensing Sites (California) DRE (Sacramento Office) DRE (Fresno Office) 2201 Broadway 2550 Mariposa Mall, Room 3074, 1027, 1036 Sacramento, CA 95818-2500 Fresno, CA 93721-2273 Phone: (916) 227-0931 Phone: (559) 445-5009 Fax: (916) 227-0925 Fax: (559) 445-5879 DRE (Los Angeles Office) DRE (San Diego Office) 320 W. 4th Street, Suite 350 1350 Front Street, Room 3064 Los Angeles, CA 90013 San Diego, CA 92101 Phone: (213) 620-2072 Phone: (619) 525-4192 Fax: (213) 576-6942 Fax: (619) 525-4375 DRE (Oakland Office) 1515 Clay Street, Suite 702 Oakland, CA 94612-1413 Phone: (510) 622-2552 Fax: (510) 622-2540 Appraisal Licensing Sites and Testing (California) Anaheim (4 locations) Sacramento Chino San Diego Fresno San Francisco Irvine San Jose Los Angeles (2 locations) Santa Maria Testing daily. Call (800) 345-6559 for scheduling information. Contractors Licensing (California) Sacramento Office Fresno Office San Diego Office 9835 Goethe Road 3374 E. Shields Ave., #C-19 5280 Carroll Cyn Blvd., #250 Sacramento, CA 95827 Fresno, CA 93726 San Diego, CA 92121 San Bernardino Office Norwalk Office 1250 E. Colley Dr., #201 12501 E. Imperial Hwy., #600 Colton, CA 92324 Norwalk, CA 90650 Oakland Office Oxnard Office 8201 Edgewater Dr., #202 2220 E. Gonzalez Rd., #102 Oakland, CA 94621 Oxnard, CA 93036 Locations are set by state agencies and are subject to change. 99
    • Exam Testing Sites Computer Examination Center Locations (Florida Real Estate) BOYNTON BEACH 1056 GAINESVILLE 1059 ORLANDO 1055 Boynton Beach Pearson VUE Center Gainesville Pearson VUE Center Orlando Pearson VUE Center Woolbright Prof Bldg Northwood Park 6751 Forum Drive Suite 225 2240 Woolbright Rd Ste #401 5000 NW 34th St., Unit #10 Orlando, FL 32821 Boynton Beach, FL 33426 Gainesville, FL 32605 CORAL GABLES 1067 HOLLYWOOD 1065 ORMOND BEACH 1068 Coral Gables Pearson VUE Center Hollywood Pearson VUE Center Ormond Beach Pearson VUE Center 1320 S. Dixie Highway Sheridan Executive Center 305 Clyde Morris Blvd Gables One Tower, Suite 240 3475 Sheridan St Ste 314 Building A, Suite 100 Coral Gables, FL 33146 Hollywood, FL 33021 Ormond Beach, FL 32174 JACKSONVILLE 1060 PENSACOLA 1062 DORAL 1071 Jacksonville Pearson VUE Center Pensacola Pearson VUE Center The Village at Beacon Centre Centurion Square Ste #11 Eastgate Plaza 8319 NW 12th St. 8380 Baymeadows Rd 7141 D North 9th Avenue Doral, FL 33126 Jacksonville, FL 32256 Pensacola, FL 32504 FORT LAUDERDALE 1057 LAKE MARY 1070 SARASOTA 1073 Oakland Park Lake Mary Pearson VUE Center Sarasota Pearson VUE Center 3317 NW 10th Terr., Suite 401 725 Primera Boulevard Live Oak Office Center Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 Primera Court, Suite 210 2201 Cantu Ct. Ste 210 Lake Mary, FL 32746 Sarasota, FL 34232 FORT LAUDERDALE II 1074 LAKELAND 1075 ST. PETERSBURG 1066 Ft. Lauderdale Pearson VUE Center Lakeland Pearson VUE Center St. Petersburg Pearson VUE Center Oakland Commerce Ctr. 101 West Main Street Suite 230 9400 4th Street North Suite 211 5300 NW 33 Avenue, Suite 104 Lakeland, FL 33801 St. Petersburg, FL 33702 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 FORT MYERS I 1058 MELBOURNE 1072 TALLAHASSEE 1063 Fort Myers Pearson VUE Center Melbourne Pearson VUE Center Tallahassee Pearson VUE Center Bank of America Bldg. / Ste 200 2176 Sarno Road Suite 109 Capital Circle Commerce Ctr. 11691 Gateway Blvd. Melbourne, FL 32935 508 Capital Circle SE, Suite D-1 Fort Myers I, FL 33913 Tallahassee, FL 32301 FORT MYERS II 1076 MIAMI 1061 TAMPA 1064 Pearson VUE Fort Myers II Miami Pearson VUE Center Tampa Pearson VUE Center 12220 Towne Lake Dr. Unit 40 Atrium Office Park Carrollwood Crossing Fort Myers II, FL 33913 3900 NW 79th Ave., Suite 543 4012 Gunn Highway / Suite 110 Miami, FL 33166 Tampa, FL 33618 Questions and requests for information about examinations Questions about applications for licensure should be directed to: should be directed to: Department of Business and Professional Regulation Pearson VUE Customer Contact Center @Florida Real Estate Commission Customer Care at 1.888.204.6230 1940 North Monroe St., Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0791 Faxback System at 1.800.274.8920 (850) 488-5952 E-mail: Call.Center@dbpr.state.fl.us Website: http://www.pearsonvue.com http://www.myflorida.com/dbpr 100
    • Exam Testing Sites Computer Examination Center Locations (Georgia Real Estate) LIBURN (Atlanta) MARIETTA (Atlanta) AMP AMP 4145 Lawrenceville Hwy 2100 Roswell Road Beaver Ruin Village Shp. Ctr. Suite 8 Pavilions at East Lake, Suite 400F Lilburn, GA 30047 Marietta, GA 30062 MACON, GEORGIA SAVANNAH AMP AMP 5580 Thomaston Rd 6001 Chatham Center Drive NW Common Shop.Ctr., Suite 16 Chatham Center, Orlean Blg #155 Macon, GA 31220 Savannah, GA 31405 Exam Administrator: Applied Measurement Professionals, Inc. 18000 West 105th Street Oletha, KS 66061-7543 1(800) 345-6559 Fax: (913) 895-4650 www.goAMP.com E-mail: info@goAMP.com Questions about applications for licensure should be direct to the: Georgia Real Estate Commission 229 Peachtree Street, N.E. International Tower, Suite 1000 Atlanta, GA 30303-1605 Phone: (404) 656-3916 Fax: (404) 656-6650 E-mail: grecmail@grec.state.ga.us www.grec.state.ga.us 101
    • Exam Testing Sites Computer Examination Center Locations (Texas Real Estate) Please check www.psiexams.com for additional testing locations and directions ABILENE EL PASO LUBBOCK Commerce Plaza 4171 N. Mesa The Center 1290 S. Willis, Suite 109 Building A 4413 82nd Street, Suite 210 Abilene, TX 79605 El Paso, TX 79902 Lubbock, TX 79424 AMARILLO EL PASO MCALLEN 1616 S. Kentucky, Bldg. C The Atrium 800 Fern Avenue Suite C220 1155 Westmoreland, Suite 110 Unit B Amarillo, TX 79101 El Paso, TX 79925 McAllen, TX 78501 AMARILLO FORT WORTH MIDLAND 4312 Teckla 6801 McCart Avenue Westwood Village Shopping Center Suite 500 Suite B-1 4200 W. Illinois Ave., Suite 200 Amarillo, TX 79109 Fort Worth, TX 76133 Midland, TX 79703 ARLINGTON HARLINGEN RICHARDSON 2008 E. Randol Mill Road Executive Central 1702 N. Collins Blvd. Suite 102 722 Morgan Blvd, Suite C Suite 180 Arlington, TX 76011 Harlingen, TX 78550 Richardson, TX 75080 AUSTIN HOUSTON (North) SAN ANTONIO LaCosta Corporate Park Greenbriar Place 9502 Computer Drive 6448 Hwy 290 East, Suite F111 650 N Sam Houston Pkwy E, Ste 535 Suite 105 Austin, TX 78723 Houston, TX 77060 San Antonio, TX 78229 AUSTIN HOUSTON (East) SAN ANTONIO 8000 Anderson Square Atrium Building One Park Ten Suite 301B 11811 I-10 East Freeway, Suite 260 6800 Park Ten Blvd, Suite 174-W Austin, TX 78757 Houston, TX 77029 San Antonio, TX 78213 CORPUS CHRISTI HOUSTON (Southwest) TYLER 2820 S. Padre Island Drive 9000 W. Bellfort Avenue 3800 Paluxy Drive Suite 105 Suite 545 Suite 310 Corpus Christi, TX 78415 Houston, TX 77031 Tyler, TX 75703 DALLAS HOUSTON (Northwest) WACO One Empire, 9800 Northwest Freeway 345 Owen Lane 1140 Empire Central Dr., Suite 610 Suite 200 Suite 124 Dallas, TX 75247 Houston, TX 77092 Waco, TX 76710 Questions and requests for information about examinations should be directed to: PSI Examination Services 3210 E Tropicana Las Vegas, NV 89121 (800) 733-9267 Fax (702) 932-2666 www.psiexams.com Questions about applications for licensure should be directed to the: Texas Real Estate Commission 1101 Camino La Costa Austin, TX 78752 (512) 459-6544 or (800) 250.8732 www.trec.state.tx.us 102
    • Locations are set by state agencies and are subject to change. Exam Testing Sites Computer Examination Center Locations (Virginia Real Estate) Please check www.psiexams.com for directions CHARLOTTESVILLE ROANOKE 2114 Angus Road, Suite 105 B BUILDING D Charlottesville, VA 22901-2769 2847 Penn Forest Blvd., Suite 200 Roanoke, VA 24018 4373 FALLS CHURCH TYSONS CORNER MCILVAINE BUILDING 1651 Old Meadow Rd.. Suite B01 6201 Leesburg Pike, Suite 404 Tysons Corner, VA 22102 Falls Church, VA 22044 RICHMOND VIRGINIA BEACH 3805 Cutshaw Ave., Suite 310 PEMBROKE IV BUILDING Richmond, VA 23230 291 Independence Blvd., Suite 140 Virginia Beach, VA 23462 All questions and requests for information about examinations should be directed to: PSI Examination Services 3210 E Tropicana Las Vegas, NV 89121 (800) 733-9267 Fax (702) 932-2666 www.psiexams.com Questions about applications for licensure should be directed to the: Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation Perimeter Center 9960 Mayland Drive Richmond, VA 23233 (804) 367-8526 www.dpor.virginia.gov Locations are set by state agencies and are subject to change. 103
    • Exam Testing Sites Examination Center Locations (Washington Real Estate) Promissor Test Centers Please check www.pearsonvue.com for directions EVERETT 4820 TUKWILA 4816 Everett Pearson VUE Test Center Seattle/Tukwila Pearson VUE Test Cente 906 Everett Mall Way, Suite 403 12720 Gateway Dr., Suite 208 Everett, WA 98208 Tukwila, WA 98168 KENNEWICK 4815 VANCOUVER 4818 Kennewick Pearson VUE Test Center Vancouver Pearson VUE Test Center 1410-B North Pittsburgh St., Suite B First Place Plaza, Suite 130 Kennewick, WA 99336 12503 SE Mill Plain Rd. Vancouver, WA 98684 LACEY 4814 WENATCHEE 4813 Lacey Pearson VUE Test Center Wenatchee Pearson VUE Test College 719 Sleater-Kinney Rd., Suite 124 1300 5th Street Lacey, WA 98503 Wenatchee, WA 98801 SPOKANE 4817 YAKIMA 4819 Spokane Pearson VUE Test Center Yakima Pearson Professional Center North 505 Argonne Rd., Suite 4 1701 Creekside Loop, Suite 110 Spokane, WA 99212 Yakima, WA 98902 All questions and requests for information about examinations should be directed to: Pearson VUE Washington Real Estate PO Box 8588, Philadelphia, PA 19101-8588 (800) 274-5985 www.pearsonvue.com Questions about applications for licensure should be directed to the: Washington Real Estate Commission Real Estate Licensing PO Box 9015, Olympia, WA 98507-9015 Salespersons/Brokers (360) 664-6500 or (360) 664-6488 www.dol.wa.gov/business/realestate Locations are set by state agencies and are subject to change. 104
    • On Track Personal Service (Offered with Vocational Rehabilitation and WIA Programs) In order to enhance the distance education training courses offered by Allied Business Schools, we have added a daily service option for all our career courses. Academic Advisors (bi-lingual available for some courses) will help students. This process is called our “On Track Personal Service” (OTPS). It consists of: • Thorough explanation and review of course objectives immediately after enrollment to help the student begin the course. • Daily calls at an appointed time. Addressing and responding to appropriate questions from the student. Research will be conducted if deemed necessary. Questions will be answered. • Regular MOTIVATIONAL calls to the student to keep the student focused on completing the course and fulfilling the objectives of the program (will be made as part of the daily call schedule). • Tracking student progress and performance. Weekly progress reports will be sent to the rehabilitation counselor, including a report of the student’s daily availability. • Providing positive reinforcement and encouraging a high level of student performance. • Immediate calls to the rehabilitation counselor in the case of any special problems such as one of the following: Excessive absences (two consecutive days of unavailability). Not turning in assignments on time. Failing grades. Additional Information Allied’s On Track Personal Service course materials were registered with the State of California’s Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education’s (BPPVE) prior to its sunset on June 30, 2007. 105
    • Job Assistance Network (JANET) (Offered with Vocational Rehabilitation and WIA Training Programs) Allied Business Schools, Inc. has developed a comprehensive job assistance program which consists of a course and personal service. This program is aimed at giving students all the information they need to launch a successful job search. In addition, they will gain valuable skills by completing assignments in each section of the Job Assistance Study Guide. Our JANET program was designed so students will learn not just by reading, but by doing! The course consists of a review of the following topics: • Resumes and cover letters • Uncovering job opportunities • Networking • FAQs (frequently asked questions) Students also receive a 70-minute video entitled Interview Power which provides an in-depth look at the interview process, including the right responses to tough interview questions. As part of Allied’s JANET program, all students will receive “live” personal attention. The Career Center can be reached any time during regular business hours and staff will provide follow-up calls to the students. Students will also receive additional feedback when they fax or mail a copy of their resume and cover letter. The Career Center staff will actively search for job leads in their areas. The Career Center staff work with each JANET student to keep them focused on the ultimate goal…getting a job. In the support of this effort, the Career Center Staff are in constant contact with employers, temp agencies and career associations. All of this keeps Allied up-to-date with current job opportunities. Additionally, they work with the vocational rehabilitation counselors and W.I.A. case managers to keep them advised of the student’s progress in their career search. Our JANET program was designed to be an information and resource guide for everyone, whether they’re new to the job market, changing careers, or an experienced veteran in the workforce. Finding a job requires effort. No matter how desperate an employer is to fill an open position, a candidate who hasn’t learned how to market their strengths or isn’t confident and articulate, won’t get the job. We understand how important it is for job seekers to learn the techniques and strategies necessary to help land the job of their dreams. At Allied, we believe the “self-taught, stay taught.” The information students learn through our JANET program is knowledge that will last throughout their lifetime! Please note that services are only applicable to fields related to courses taken with us. Additional Information Allied’s Job Assistance Network program was registered with the State of California’s Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education’s (BPPVE) prior to its sunset on June 30, 2007. 106
    • English Learner Supplement For students with limited English language skills, the Job Assistance Network may be enhanced with Allied’s English Learner Supplement. This supplement features a program designed by the world’s most acclaimed and widely used language learning company: Rosetta Stone. With this program, Spanish speakers are directed through an immersion process to quickly obtain a working knowledge of English, including speaking, reading and writing. It is entirely self-paced and software-based, making language learning easy through advanced voice-recognition technology and feedback from native speakers. The English Learner Supplement also includes English vocabulary flashcards, a Spanish-English dictionary and additional computer equipment required for optimal use of the software. Computer Hardware and Software Recommendations: Minimum system requirements are: 1.2GHz+ processor, 512MB of RAM (1GB recommended, required for Windows Vista Professional), 5GB+ Available Hard Drive Space for Data Storage, CD-ROM, sound card, 800 X 600 graphics with 16-bit colors, Windows compatible laser or inkjet printer, Windows XP Service Pack 2 minimum. (10/100 Network Card and/or Modem required for online course correspondence) Staffing Services Allied Business Schools, Inc. is affiliated with many of the best staffing services nationwide. We actively encourage our graduates to continue developing their careers by gaining crucial work experience and valuable on-the-job training. By using the skills learned from Allied courses immediately, it’s easy to become a success in that chosen field. Professional Trade Associations After you’ve successfully completed your Allied education, we encourage you to take full advantage of the membership in the appropriate professional association to help you put your new skills to work and become successful. Allied is affiliated with the major national professional associations in home inspection appraisal, property management, real estate, medical billing, accounting, office professionals and many others. First-year association membership to Allied graduates is included with enrollment. Allied Careers The Internet is quickly becoming an invaluable tool for job-seekers, so Allied has created a web site at www.alliedcareers.com to aid both job seekers and employers alike! At www.alliedcareers.com, you can: • Post your resume. • Search our up-to-date job listings based on location and/or career. • Read career-related articles. • Sign up for our e-mail newsletter with even more advice and information. • If you’re an employer, you can search our resume database to find the perfect employee! Allied’s job assistance web site is a complete career enhancement network. Visit often to begin the career of your dreams, and return for new information and advice throughout your career. 107
    • Medical Career Assistance Network (MCAN) (Offered with Medical Programs) Choose a one-time investment for a lifetime of service! Allied provides the Medical Career Assistance Network (MCAN) to students of Medical Professional Programs. It is designed to give you lifetime job assistance upon completion of your medical related course(s). We will assist you in building a successful career in the medical field with attention-grabbing résumés and exclusive job leads. When you enroll in MCAN, you can get started right away. You don’t have to wait until you complete your education to start preparing for your new career. Get a jumpstart on your future with the best career assistance available. MCAN Benefits The MCAN program will guide you into your new career. Receive the following benefits with your membership: • Complimentary laptop included with Professional Program! • Personal introduction to top employers • Professional résumé and cover letter • Exclusive job leads • Up-to-date listing of most common interview questions • DVD: Keys to a Successful Interview • Book: How to Get a Job in Healthcare • Allied Medical School leather padfolio Your membership never expires! Simply enroll in one of Allied’s Medical Professional Programs and experience the benefits of lifetime job assistance with your medical billing career. Let Allied accompany you throughout your medical education and professional career. 108
    • Course Pricing Approved Certificate Courses* *Total cost includes tuition, materials (shipping cost may fluctuate if drop shipment is required) and registration fee. Course Total Course Subtotal Tax Shipping Total Cost Hours (CA Only) (UPS Ground) Administrative Assistant 100 $1,488.00 $17.50 $15.00 $1520.50 Advanced Medical Terminology 225 $888.00 $8.75 $12.50 $909.25 Advanced Principles Photovoltaic Systems Installation 45 $688.00 $15.31 $15.00 $718.31 Computerized Financial Accounting 120 $1,688.00 $21.88 $15.00 $1724.88 Dental Office Assistant 200 $1,399.00 $9.45 $15.00 $1423.45 Dental Terminology 80 $150.00 $4.55 $15.00 $169.55 Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management 120 $2,000.00 $17.41 $15.00 $2032.41 Fundamentals of Green Building 45 $688.00 $7.00 $15.00 $710.00 Health Information Management 50 $588.00 $6.13 $12.50 $606.63 Home Inspection (with books) 30 $548.00 $16.63 $15.00 $579.63 Home Inspection (without books) 30 $498.00 $7.88 $10.00 $515.88 Home Inspection Exam Prep Materials NA $188.00 $0.00 $0.00 $188.00 Hotel and Restaurant Management 70 $1088.00 $7.00 $15.00 $1110.00 Insurance Billing and Reimbursement 55 $488.00 $0.00 $0.00 $488.00 Introduction to Computer Systems 80 $894.00 $6.13 $15.00 $915.13 Introduction to Photovoltaic Systems 45 $688.00 $6.56 $15.00 $709.56 Keyboarding 40 $ 588.00 $7.70 $15.00 $610.70 Medical Administrative Assistant 80 $988.00 $6.56 $12.50 $1007.06 Medical Billing 65 $888.00 $19.85 $15.00 $922.95 Medical Billing Technology 65 $588.00 $7.88 $15.00 $610.88 Medical Coding 210 $988.00 $20.91 $12.50 $1021.41 Medical Keyboarding 40 $388.00 $5.86 $12.50 $406.36 Medical Terminology 90 $688.00 $8.75 $12.50 $709.25 Medical Terminology for Billing 45 $388.00 $4.11 $15.00 $407.11 Medical Transcription 326 $988.00 $16.89 $12.50 $1017.39 Microsoft Office 2007 Excel - with Soft Ware 80 $1,288.00 $21.53 $15.00 $1324.53 Microsoft Office 2007 Excel - without Soft Ware 80 $1,114.00 $6.30 $15.00 $1135.30 Microsoft Office 2007 Excel Spanish without SW 45 $788.00 $3.06 $15.00 $806.06 Microsoft Office 2007 PowerPoint - with Soft Ware 60 $1,062.00 $23.98 $15.00 $1100.98 Microsoft Office 2007 PowerPoint - without Soft Ware 60 $888.00 $8.75 $15.00 $911.75 109
    • Microsoft Office 2007 PowerPoint Spanish without SW 45 $788.00 $5.08 $15.00 $808.08 Microsoft Office 2007 Word - with Soft Ware 80 $1,288.00 $21.53 $15.00 $1324.53 Microsoft Office 2007 Word - without Soft Ware 80 $1,114.00 $6.30 $15.00 $1135.30 Microsoft Office 2007 Word Spanish without SW 45 $788.00 $3.94 $15.00 $806.94 Microsoft Office 2007 Word for Medical Profs w/o SW 80 $1,114.00 $3.94 $15.00 $1,132.94 Microsoft Office Windows Vista without SW 40 $488.00 $8.75 $15.00 $511.75 Microsoft Office Windows Vista Spanish Edition 40 $488.00 $3.50 $15.00 $506.50 Pharmacy Calculations 60 $588.00 $3.06 $15.00 $606.06 Pharmacy Technician 60 $588.00 $5.69 $15.00 $608.69 Professional Home Inspection 100 $1,488.00 $16.63 $15.00 $1519.63 Professional Private Investigator 45 $749.00 $7.88 $15.00 $771.88 Professional Private Investigator License Exam Prep N/A $149.00 $2.10 $10.00 $161.10 Professional Property Management 110 $1,688.00 $15.93 $15.00 $1,718.93 Professional QuickBooks 40 $588.00 $9.63 $15.00 $612.63 Property Management 45 $548.00 $15.49 $15.00 $578.49 The Business of Solar 45 $188.00 $0.00 $0.00 $188.00 Registered Licensing Programs Course Total Course Subtotal Tax Shipping Total Hours (CA Only) US Postal Delivery California Real Estate Broker License 45 (8 Courses Required) (Per Course) •Real Estate Practice •Legal Aspects of Real Estate CALL FOR PRICING •Real Estate Finance •Real Estate Appraisal •Real Estate Economics •Property Management •Escrow Principles and Practices •Real Estate Office Administration •Real Estate Principles 110
    • Course Total Course Subtotal Tax Shipping Total Hours (CA Only) US Postal Delivery California Real Estate State Exam Preparation Materials 0 •Exam Cram Practice Sample Exams CALL FOR PRICING •Exam Cram Prep Software w/Math Tutor •Exam Cram Video/DVD •Exam Cram Audio Prep Tapes/CD •Exam Cram Flash Cards California Real Estate Sales License 135 $586.00 $30.80 $15.00 $631.80 Florida Real Estate Principles 63 $188.00 N/A N/A $188.00 Florida Online Exam Preparation 0 $68.00 N/A N/A $68.00 Florida Post-Licensing for Sales Associates 45 $128.00 N/A N/A $128.00 Florida Broker Post Licensing – Real Estate Appraisal 30 $148.00 N/A N/A $148.00 Florida Broker Post Licensing – Real Estate Finance 30 $148.00 N/A N/A $148.00 Georgia Real Estate Principles 75 $228.00 N/A N/A $228.00 Georgia Online Exam Preparation 0 $68.00 N/A N/A $68.00 Texas Property Management (with books) 30 $148.00 $1.75 $5.00 $154.75 Texas Property Management (without book) 30 $128.00 N/A N/A $128.00 Texas Real Estate Basic Licensing (Online, w/ Prep) 150 $488.00 N/A N/A $488.00 Texas Real Estate Basic Licensing (Books, w/ Prep) 150 $588.00 $15.75 $20.00 $623.75 Texas Real Estate Premium Licensing (Online, w/ Prep) 150 $598.00 $15.93 $15.00 $628.93 Texas Real Estate Premium Licensing (Books, w/ Prep) 150 $698.00 $29.05 $25.00 $752.05 Texas Real Estate Basic Licensing (Online, w/ Prep) 180 $588.00 N/A N/A $588.00 Texas Real Estate Basic Licensing (Books, w/ Prep) 180 $688.00 $18.81 $25.00 $731.81 Texas Real Estate Premium Licensing (Online, w/ Prep) 180 $698.00 $15.93 $15.00 $728.93 Texas Real Estate Premium Licensing (Books, w/ Prep) 180 $798.00 $38.24 $30.00 $866.24 Texas Real Estate Basic Licensing (Online, w/ Prep) 210 $688.00 N/A N/A $688.00 Texas Real Estate Basic Licensing (Books, w/ Prep) 210 $788.00 $21.88 $30.00 $839.88 Texas Real Estate Premium Licensing (Online, w/ Prep) 210 $798.00 $15.93 $15.00 $828.93 Texas Real Estate Premium Licensing (Books, w/ Prep) 210 $898.00 $35.18 $35.00 $968.18 Texas Real Estate Law (with book) 30 $148.00 $2.19 $5.00/0 $155.19 Texas Real Estate Law (without book) 30 $128.00 N/A N/A $128.00 Texas Online Exam Preparation 0 $68.00 N/A N/A $68.00 Virginia Real Estate Principles 60 $228.00 N/A N/A $228.00 111
    • Course Total Course Subtotal Tax Shipping Total Hours (CA Only) US Postal Delivery Virginia Real Estate Online Exam Preparation 0 $68.00 N/A N/A $68.00 Washington Real Estate Principles 60 $248.00 N/A N/A $248.00 Washington Real Estate Online Exam Preparation 0 $68.00 N/A N/A $68.00 Contractors License 0 $588.00 $51.45 $10.00 $649.45 18-Month Conditional (choice of 2 courses) 90 $129.00 $5.25 $15.00 $149.25 Real Estate License Renewal 45 $67.00 $2.19 $15.00 $84.19 15 $57.00 $1.75 $10.00 $68.75 Appraisers Guide to Property Management 15 $248.00 N/A N/A $248.00 Appraisers Guide to Real Estate Law 15 $248.00 N/A N/A $248.00 Appraisers Guide to Real Estate Principles 15 $248.00 N/A N/A $248.00 Approved Licensing Programs Real Estate Appraiser License 150 $1,224.00 $30.89 $30.00 $1,284.89 Real Estate Appraiser License 90 $888.00 $14.53 $25.00 $927.53 RE Appraisal Principles, Practices and Report Writing 75 $548.00 $14.53 $15.00 $577.53 Certified Residential Appraisal 50 $795.00 $9.19 $15.00 $819.19 USPAP 15 $340.00 N/A $15.00 $358.88 USPAP 7 $170.00 N/A $10.00 $183.88 Residential Appraiser Site Valuation & Cost Approach 15 $125.00 $5.16 $15.00 $145.16 Residential Market Analysis & Highest and Best Use 15 $125.00 $5.16 $15.00 $145.16 Residential Sales Comparison & Income Approaches 30 $250.00 $6.04 $30.00 $286.04 112
    • On Track Personal Service & Job Assistance Number of Weeks Total Cost Number of Weeks Total Cost Under 4 $ 250.00 31 to 32 $1,490.00 5 to 6 $ 850.00 33 to 34 $1,540.00 7 to 8 $ 900.00 35 to 36 $1,590.00 9 to 10 $ 940.00 27 to 38 $1,640.00 11 to 12 $ 990.00 39 to 40 $1,690.00 13 to 14 $1,040.00 41 to 42 $1,740.00 15 to 16 $1,090.00 43 to 44 $1,790.00 17 to 18 $1,140.00 45 to 46 $1,840.00 19 to 20 $1,190.00 47 to 48 $1,890.00 21 to 22 $1,240.00 49 to 50 $1,940.00 23 to 24 $1,290.00 51 to 52 $1,990.00 25 to 26 $1,340.00 53 to 54 $2,040.00 27 to 28 $1,390.00 55 to 56 $2,090.00 29 to 30 $1,440.00 57 to 58 $2,140.00 Job Assistance Network Program Price Tax Shipping Total (UPS Ground) Job Assistance Network $900 $7.44 $5.00 $912.44 Job Assistance Network w/ English Learner $995 $43.31 $15.00 $1,053.31 Medical Career Assistance Network Medical Career Assistance Network $600.00 113
    • General Information National Accreditation Information Allied Business Schools, Inc. was accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC) in January 2002. The DETC can be contacted at: DETC, 1601 18th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20009 (202) 234-5100 Allied Business Schools, Inc. is the new leader in career training and development for life-long learning. By choosing Allied, you gain the keys necessary to unlock the potential for achieving true financial independence. Allied not only provides outstanding course materials, but also offers continuing support through our Student Services Department. Student Services is available to all students for any assistance they require. As a student, you will have easy access to these services throughout your educational and career development with Allied Business Schools, Inc. via phone, fax, or Internet. Allied’s goal is to always offer the latest in career education. Our curriculum development staff is constantly researching and generating new vocational courses. These courses provide our students with the skills they need for today’s careers and tomorrow’s challenges. Beginning something new is always challenging. Allied provides the courses and support you need to get started on your new career path to achieve the financial independence you desire. Allied is proud to be your educational partner and is 100% committed to your success! Live, Full-Time Assistance It is not only the materials that make Allied Business Schools, Inc.’s courses more effective than other schools. Our Educational Support services are second to none. Support services are available by phone, fax, and Internet, should a question or problem arise during a student’s studies. The Educational Support staff is trained to answer any question and solve any problem. Educational Support not only assists the student during the course, but also works with the student on follow-up education and re-licensing requirements. Allied takes the student from point of interest and beyond so they have the skills necessary to succeed in their chosen field of study. Grading Policy Your assignment will be graded in the order it was received. Please allow up to 72 hours for your assignment to be graded and for the grade to be posted on to your record. Assignments submitted during the weekend or during holidays will be processed the next business day. Process for Resolving Disputed Grades It is the responsibility of the Educational Support department graders to evaluate each student’s work and to assign a grade which is a fair and valid measure of the student’s achievement in the course. In the event of a dispute over an assigned grade, the student will document in writing the reasons for the grade dispute. The student must provide a copy of his or her perception of the dispute, the specific assignment or exam being disputed, the title of the course, and the student's full name (as enrolled) to the Manager of Educational Support where it will be noted in the student record. 114
    • The individual who graded the assignment and the manager of Educational Support will meet to attempt resolution of the disputed grade within seven business days of the receipt of the dispute in writing from the student. The result of the resolution will be communicated back to the student. If the matter is still unresolved, the student may pursue the matter further with the vocational Director of Education who will make a final decision on the matter. Once this decision is rendered, it will be considered final. No further negotiations will be allowed. English-As-A-Second-Language Allied Business Schools, Inc. does not offer English-as-a-second-language training. Equal Opportunity Statement Applicants and/or employees of Allied Business Schools, Inc. are considered without regard to race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental handicap, medical condition, marital status, political beliefs/affiliations, ethnic background, sex or sexual orientation, or, within the limits imposed by law, age or citizenship. Allied Business Schools, Inc.’s affirmative action is designed to insure against discrimination in employment upgrading, demotion or transfer, recruitment or recruitment advertising; layoff or termination; rates of pay or other forms of compensation, and selection for training, including apprenticeship or any other change or proposed change in employment condition. Entrance Requirements/Admission Procedure To be admitted, a student must be 18 years of age or have parent/legal guardian authorization and be a high school graduate or equivalent. Vocational Rehabilitation Admission Requirements 1. Initial introduction to the program is conducted via telephone by Allied’s admissions representative with the rehabilitation counselor and client. Allied sends the Catalog of Courses to the client. Allied sends a breakdown of costs, timelines, and other information to the rehabilitation counselor. 2. A telephone interview must be conducted with all students enrolling in OTPS. 3. Once formal approval is received by all parties, fax the Letter of Authorization (LOA) to Allied’s admissions representative. This notifies us of approval. Faxing the LOA promptly and upon authorization, allow 4-7 business days for delivery of course materials to the client. This allows the student to start their course on the specified start date. Allied will not start a new student without the LOA. 4. Course materials and an enrollment agreement will be sent out by Allied to the client on the same date as the LOA is received (if received prior to 2 pm; otherwise, the materials will be shipped the next business day). 115
    • 5. The client must sign the enrollment agreement and return it to Allied. Upon receipt of the signed enrollment agreement, Allied will then forward a copy to both the rehabilitation counselor and the client. 6. Once the client has received their course materials, the client should contact Allied’s educational support staff at (888) 751-2303. Failure/Probation/Dismissal Where submission of course work is required, if a student demonstrates three (3) consecutive weeks of unsatisfactory work, they will be placed on probation. If there is no attempt to improve their work after being placed on probation, they will be dismissed. This is at the discretion of the President/Chief Operations Officer and the Director of Education. Drug-Free Workplace Policy 1. Purpose: The purpose of this policy is to furnish disciplinary and rehabilitative guidelines for handling first-time violators of the illegal drug prohibitions set forth in Section 2 of this policy. 2. Coverage: This policy covers only regular employees who are first-time violators of any one of the following prohibitions: a. Use, possession, offer for sale, or being under the influence of illegal drugs during working hours, including lunch and break periods. b. Use, possession, offer for sale, or being under the influence of illegal drugs on company property at any time. For purposes of this policy, engaging in any of the activities above shall be considered a violation of company policy. 3. Alternatives to Discharge: The guidelines in this policy are alternatives to immediate discharge. The refusal of an employee covered by this policy to comply with the specified guidelines shall result in the immediate discharge of that employee. 4. Rehabilitation: An employee covered by this policy shall enroll in and complete an approved rehabilitation treatment program as determined by an outside treatment professional approved by the company. The employee shall bear the costs of the rehabilitation program and shall be entitled to utilize whatever available vacation, sick and/ or medical leave benefits necessary for program participation. An employee’s refusal to enroll in and complete such rehabilitation program shall be grounds for discharge. 116
    • 5. After-Care: An employee covered by this policy shall enroll in and complete an approved after-care program as determined by an outside treatment professional approved by the company. The recommended after-care program must also be approved by the company. The employee shall bear the cost of the after-care program and shall be entitled to utilize whatever available vacation, sick and/ or medical leave benefits are necessary for program participation. An employee’s failure to complete the after-care program shall be grounds for discharge. 6. Exemption from Rehabilitation and After-Care: At the company’s discretion, based upon the recommendation of an outside treatment professional, an employee covered by this policy may be exempt from the rehabilitation and after-care provisions of this policy. Such employee, however, may be required to enroll in a substance abuse education or similar program approved by the company. 7. Outside Treatment Professionals: The outside treatment professional referred to in Sections 4, 5, and 6 above shall be selected from an established list of treatment professionals maintained by the company. 8. Written Agreement: An employee covered by this policy shall execute a written agreement with the company that shall be retained in the employee’s file. The agreement shall set forth the following terms: a. Enrollment in and completion of the company-approved rehabilitation treatment program at the employee’s cost, if applicable; b. Enrollment in and completion of the company-approved after-care program at the employee’s cost, if applicable; c. Execution of appropriate release of medical information forms to permit company monitoring of compliance with the rehabilitation treatment and after-care program commitments, if applicable; d. Enrollment in and completion of company-approved substance abuse education or similar program, if applicable; e. The employee’s responsibility to ensure that the treatment facility/program provides the company with the necessary documentation to establish compliance with the employee’s rehabilitation obligations; f. Abstention from any illegal drug misconduct. The provision shall not preclude the employee from voluntarily referring himself/herself for a subsequent course of treatment; g. Acknowledgment that any future violation of company drug prohibitions shall result in immediate discharge; h. Submission to no more than four random urine tests within a one-year period from the date of the agreement and executing the appropriate release of medical information forms. A positive result from any drug test during this period will result in discharge; i. Failure to comply with a provision of the agreement shall result in immediate discharge; and j. Access to the grievance-arbitration procedures, if applicable, shall be limited to a factual determination of whether the employee violated any provision of this agreement. 117
    • Certification California requires that a student who successfully completes a course of study be awarded an appropriate certificate verifying the fact. In order to earn a certificate of completion, students must complete all assignments and examinations in the prescribed order. Prospective students are encouraged to discuss personal educational and occupational plans with school personnel prior to enrolling or signing enrollment agreements. Students seeking to resolve problems or complaints should first contact their admissions representative. Requests for further action may be made to Steve Rathje, President/Chief Operations Officer, Allied Business Schools, Inc., 22952 Alcalde Dr., Laguna Hills, CA 92653-1311. Holidays Observed The corporate office observes the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. Complaint Procedure From time to time, differences in interpretation of school policies will arise among students, faculty, and/or the administration. When such differences arise, usually a miscommunication or misunderstanding is a major contributing factor. For this reason, we urge both students and staff to communicate any problems that arise directly to the individual(s) involved. If the problem cannot be resolved in this manner, the General Manager should be contacted. Cancellation/Refund Policy Buyers Right to Cancel You have the right to cancel the enrollment agreement and obtain a refund. Requests for cancellation and refunds may be made in any manner. Students should return course materials to: Allied Business Schools, Inc. Attn: Refund Department 22952 Alcalde Dr. Laguna Hills, CA 92653 (888) 925-4282 refunds@alliedschools.com If you wish to cancel within the first five (5) business days after enrollment, you have the right to receive a full refund of all charges. In this case, you are asked to refuse all UPS shipments from Allied Schools. If you wish to cancel after the fifth business day but before any lessons are submitted, you are entitled to a full refund minus a non-refundable registration fee of 20% of the cost of the course (not to exceed $200). Any refunds for cancellations will be paid within 30 days. 118
    • Refund Information If you have completed at least one lesson but no more than 60% of the lessons in the course and wish to withdraw, you are entitled to receive a “pro-rata” refund for the unused portion of the tuition until the course termination date (see enrollment agreement for exact termination dates). Refunds will be paid according to the following formula: A non-refundable registration fee of 20% of the cost of the course (not to exceed $200) is deducted from the total amount paid for the course. The remaining amount is then divided by the total number of lessons in the course. This amount constitutes the “per lesson” charge for the course. Finally, the number of incomplete lessons in the course is multiplied by the “per lesson” charge. The remaining amount is the refund that is owed to you. The refund period ends on the initial course termination date, even if an extension is granted, in order for you to complete any unfinished lessons. Any refunds for cancellations will be paid within 30 days. Rights to refund usually terminate one year after date of enrollment, with the following exceptions: • 18 months for Advanced Medical Terminology (formerly MTAPPP) • 18 months for Medical Coding students • 14 months for Medical Terminology students • 18 months for Medical Transcription students • 14 months for Medical Billing Technology students • 14 months for Texas Real Estate Contracts students • 18 months for Real Estate Appraisal students 119
    • Faculty Listing George J. Achenbach - Certified Instructor (Cert. No. COAFS-07-388816) Mr. Achenbach has been active in real estate for over 42 years. He is a licensed real estate broker in the State of California and has owned and managed over 200 apartment buildings in Connecticut and California. Mr. Achenbach ran Allied Brokers of Connecticut, a real estate sales company with seven offices and over 100 real estate salespeople. He is a published author of three business related books. Mr. Achenbach is authorized to serve as a director and instructor in a California private postsecondary and vocational education institution approved under California Education Code (CEC) Section 94915. George E. Achenbach - Certified Instructor (Cert No. COAFS-04-373891) Mr. Achenbach has a combination of formal education, specialized training, and practical application in the following disciplines: computer science, organizational behavior, robotics, and contracting (he holds a General B license). He has specialized training in the computer programming language C+. He attended University of California, Irvine, and Pepperdine University. Mr. Achenbach is authorized to serve as a director and instructor in a California private postsecondary and vocational institution under California Education Code (CEC) Section 94915. Roy K. Bottger - Certified Instructor (Cert No. COAFS-06-386624) Mr. Bottger is a graduate of San Diego State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration, Real Estate Emphasis. He is a Certified USPAP Instructor with a California and a nationwide provider of continuing real estate appraisal education. Mr. Bottger is a California Certified General Real Estate Appraiser; authorized to serve as an instructor in a California private postsecondary and vocational institution under California Education Code (CEC) Section 94915. Colby S. Burke - Certified Instructor (Cert No. COAFS-04-376494) Mr. Burke holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration from Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kansas. In addition, he holds a Master of Business Administration from University of Phoenix. Mr. Burke has more than 10 years of marketing management experience. Mr. Burke is authorized to serve as an instructor in a California private postsecondary and vocational institution under California Education Code (CEC) Section 94915. 120
    • Charli Hislop - Certified Instructor (Cert No. COAFS-04-373883) Ms. Hislop holds a Master of Business Administration degree from American Sentinel University. Ms. Hislop has specialized training as a front office medical assistant, database management and the use of personal computers and associated software. In addition, she has over twenty years in office administration with emphasis in marketing and business development. Ms. Hislop has over ten years experience in private postsecondary and vocational education and is authorized to serve as a director and instructor in a California private postsecondary and vocational education institution approved under California Education Code (CEC) Section 94915. Amelia Ingram - Certified Instructor (Cert No. COAFS – 06 -384093) Ms. Ingram holds a Bachelor of Science (in Law) degree from Western State University, is a California-certified Administrative and Clinical Medical Assistant, and has a certificate in Administrative and Clinical Medical Assisting from Saddleback College. She is a skilled communicator with professional experience in customer service, marketing, sales, and training. Ms. Ingram is authorized to serve as an instructor in a California private postsecondary and vocational institution under California Education Code (CEC) Section 94915. Steve Rathje - Certified Instructor (Cert. No. COAFS-04-373967) Mr. Rathje holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing from California State University, Long Beach. He has several years of marketing management experience. He is authorized to serve as an instructor in a California private postsecondary and vocational institution under California Education (CEC) Section Code 94915. Eric T. Sharkey - Certified Instructor (Cert No. COAFS-04-377714) Mr. Sharkey holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English with an emphasis on creative writing from Seattle University, Seattle, Washington. Mr. Sharkey is the Manager for Allied's Curriculum Development Department. Mr. Sharkey is authorized to serve as an instructor in a California private postsecondary and vocational institution under California Education Code (CEC) Section 94915. Frank Vazquez - Certified Instructor (Cert No.COAFS-05-379160) Mr. Vazquez has formal education in information technology (M.C.P., CompTIA., A+ Certified). In addition, he has work experience in business administration, management, and customer service. He is authorized to serve as an instructor in a California private postsecondary and vocational institution under California Education (CEC) Section Code 94915. 121
    • Beth Wang - Certified Instructor (Cert No. COAFS–04–376746) Ms. Wang holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Radio and Television from National ChengChi University, Taipei, Taiwan. She holds a Master of Arts with distinction in Communication Arts from New York Institute of Technology, New York. Ms. Wang holds an additional Master of Science in Computer and Information Science (M.S.C.I.S.) with Concentration on Advanced Applications from the University of New Haven, Connecticut. Ms. Wang is authorized to serve as an instructor in a California private postsecondary and vocational institution under California Education Code (CEC) Section 94915. Karen L. Wenzel - Certified Instructor (Cert. No. COAFS-07-388424) Ms. Wenzel is a graduate of Pepperdine University with a Master of Arts Degree in Education and Doctoral Studies in Institutional Management. She holds a California Community College Chief Administrative Officer Credential No. 234527, Lifetime; Supervisor Credential No. 234528, Lifetime; Instructor Credential No. 227393 in Business and Industrial Management, Lifetime. She is authorized to serve as a director and an instructor in a California private postsecondary and vocational institution under California Education Code (CEC) Section 94915 Jeremy R. Rebis - Certified Instructor (Cert. No. COAFS-06-383563) Mr. Rebis received his formal education from Orange Coast College. He has also completed several real estate courses from Allied Business Schools. These courses include, but are not limited to Real Estate Principles, Real Estate Brokerage, Real Estate Finance, Legal Aspects of Real Estate, Property Management, Escrow, Real Estate Practice, Real Estate Appraisal, USPAP, Home Inspection, Real Estate Salesperson license renewal courses, Real Estate Appraisal license renewal courses. He is authorized to serve as an instructor in a California private postsecondary and vocational institution under California Education Code (CEC) Section 94915 122
    • Veteran’s Administration Entrance Requirements To be admitted, a student must be 18 years of age or have parent/legal guardian authorization and be a high school graduate or equivalent. Policies A. Enrollment Policy Open enrollment (students may enroll at any time). In order to satisfactorily complete Allied’s enrollment process, all persons utilizing VA benefits must submit a fully completed and signed VA Form 22-1999C prior to enrollment. B. Credit Evaluation Policy Allied Business Schools, Inc. will conduct an evaluation of previous education or training for all students, grant appropriate credit, and shorten the training period proportionately. C. Attendance Policy Where attendance is required, if a student has seven (7) consecutive absences without phone or email contact and is not on Leave of Absence or Medical Hold, he or she will be dismissed. This is at the discretion of the President/Chief Operations Officer and the Director of Education. D. Failure/Probation/Dismissal Where submission of course work is required, if a student demonstrates three (3) consecutive weeks of unsatisfactory work, he or she will be placed on probation. If there is no attempt to improve their work after being placed on probation, they will be dismissed. Probation period is not-to-exceed two months. E. Certification/Grading California requires that a student who successfully completes a course of study be awarded an appropriate certificate verifying that fact. In order to earn a certificate of completion, students must complete all assignments and examinations in the prescribed order. Unless otherwise indicated, students must pass all assignments and final exams with a 70% or better. F. Conditions for Re-enrollment If a student has been dismissed due to unsatisfactory coursework/grades, he or she may request re-enrollment review by written request. All such re-enrollment requests should be submitted to: Karen L. Wenzel, Director of Education Allied Business Schools, Inc., 22952 Alcalde Dr., Laguna Hills, CA 92653 kwenzel@alliedschools.com 123
    • If course work is not completed after 13 months from the date of enrollment, a re- enrollment fee is required. This fee is course specific and will be provided upon request. G. Buyer’s Right to Cancel You have the right to cancel the enrollment agreement and obtain a refund. Requests for cancellation and refunds may be made in any manner. Students should return course materials to: Allied Business Schools, Inc. Attn: Refund Department 22952 Alcalde Dr. Laguna Hills, CA 92653 (888) 925-4282 refunds@alliedschools.com If you wish to cancel within the first five (5) business days after enrollment, you have the right to receive a full refund of all charges. In this case, you are asked to refuse all UPS shipments from Allied Schools. If you wish to cancel after the fifth business day but before any lessons are submitted, you are entitled to a full refund minus a non-refundable registration fee of 20% of the cost of the course (not to exceed $200). Any refunds for cancellations will be paid within 30 days. Refund Information If you have completed at least one lesson but no more than 60% of the lessons in the course and wish to withdraw, you are entitled to receive a “pro-rata” refund for the unused portion of the tuition until the course termination date (see enrollment agreement for exact termination dates). Refunds will be paid according to the following formula: A non-refundable registration fee of 20% of the cost of the course (not to exceed $200) is deducted from the total amount paid for the course. The remaining amount is then divided by the total number of lessons in the course. This amount constitutes the “per lesson” charge for the course. Finally, the number of incomplete lessons in the course is multiplied by the “per lesson” charge. The remaining amount is the refund that is owed to you. The refund period ends on the initial course termination date, even if an extension is granted in order for you to complete any unfinished lessons. Any refunds for cancellations will be paid within 30 days. Rights to refund usually terminate one year after date of enrollment, with the following exceptions: • 18 months for Advanced Medical Terminology (formerly MTAPPP) • 18 months for Medical Coding students • 14 months for Medical Terminology students • 18 months for Medical Transcription students • 14 months for Medical Billing Technology students • 14 months for Texas Real Estate Contracts students • 18 months for Real Estate Appraisal students 124
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    • Administrative Assistant **Course also available with Spanish Language supplements. Job Description: Administrative Assistants provide administrative support to companies. Typically, their duties include scheduling appointments and meetings; providing information to callers, staff and others; maintaining paper and electronic files; project management; producing correspondence, reports and presentations; handling travel arrangements. The use of personal computers to run word processing, spreadsheet, database management, and graphic design software has become essential in today’s office. Degree of Independent Judgment Required on the Job: A high degree of independent work and judgment is required. Direction is generally given by superiors. Applicant must have complete knowledge of administrative procedures and principles. Average Working Hours: Administrative Assistants generally have 40-hour workweeks during normal business hours, but may have occasional overtime. Equipment, Machines, Tools Used in Today’s Office • Personal computer, printer, scanner • Calculator, telephone, fax, photocopier Administrative Assistant Opportunities: The job outlook for Administrative Assistants (and other related occupations) is good. The need for well-qualified and experienced Administrative Assistants is plentiful due to the need to replace workers who leave the occupation. • General Office • Receptionist • Administrative Assistant • Administrative Secretary Physical Demands: • Standing, walking – 15% of work day • Sitting – 85% of work day • Lifting, carrying – 10-20 lbs. on rare occasions • Crouching, bending, reaching – on occasion • Visual – frequently (computer work) • Hearing – frequently in person and on the telephone • Communication – good verbal skills required • Writing – clear, accurate writing required Typical Environment: • Inside – 100% • Temperature – average office climate • Hazards – anticipated to be minimal 126
    • Computerized Financial Accounting Job Description: Financial accounting duties include: computing; classifying; recording, and verifying numerical data in order to develop and maintain financial records; creating spreadsheets; reconciling billing vouchers; posting transactions on computer files; reviewing computer printouts. Today’s organizations computerize their financial records, creating the need for computerized accounting specialists. Degree of Independent Judgment Required on the Job: A high degree of independent work and judgment is required. Applicant must have knowledge of accounting principles. Average Working Hours: Financial Accountants usually have 40-hour workweeks during normal business hours, but may have occasional overtime. Equipment, Machines, Tools Used in Today’s Office: • Personal computer, printer • Calculator, telephone, fax, photocopier Physical Demands: • Standing, walking – 15% of work day • Sitting for 85% of work day • Hearing – frequently in person and on the telephone • Communication – good verbal skills required to explain documents, etc. • Writing – clear, accurate writing required Typical Environment: • Inside – 90%; outside – 10% • Temperature – average office climate • Hazards – anticipated to be minimal Computerized Financial Accounting Career Opportunities: • Bookkeepers • Accounts Payable Clerk • Accounts Receivable Clerk • Payroll Clerk 127
    • Dental Office Assistant Job Description: Dental Office Assistants work on behalf of the patient as well as the dentist in helping to assure a high level of professional excellence in oral health care delivery. Dental Office Assistants receive and prepare patients for examination, dental surgery, and provide patients with postoperative instructions. A large number of dental assistant learn through on-the- job training; initially performing front office related duties such as interacting with patients, answering phones, learning dental terminology, and other necessary things to help keep the dental office running smoothly. Degree of Independent Judgment Required on the Job: A moderate degree of independent work and judgment is required. Average Working Hours: Dental Office Assistants usually have 40-hour workweeks during normal business hours, but may have occasional overtime. Equipment, Machines, Tools Used in Today’s Office: • Personal computer, printer • Calculator, telephone, fax, photocopier Physical Demands: • Standing, walking – 20% of work day • Sitting for 80% of work day • Hearing – frequently in person and on the telephone • Communication – good verbal skills required to explain documents, etc. • Writing – clear, accurate writing required Typical Environment: • Inside – 90%; outside – 10% • Temperature – average office climate • Hazards – anticipated to be minimal Dental Office Assistant Career Opportunities: • Dental Office Assistant (Front and Back Office) 128
    • Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management Job Description: Small business owners are presidents, chief executive officers, and general managers. Business owners plan, organize, direct, control, and coordinate the operations of an organization and its major departments or programs. Degree of Independent Judgment Required on the Job: A high degree of independent work and judgment is required. Average Working Hours: Small business owners will be required to work varied hours per week. Owners are normally working at their own pace, spending extended time at their profession as necessary. Equipment, Machines, Tools Used in Today’s Office: • Personal computer, printer • Calculator, telephone, fax, photocopier Physical Demands: • Standing, walking – 20-30% of work day • Sitting for 70% of work day • Lifting, carrying – 10-20 lbs. on some occasions • Crouching, bending, reaching – on occasion • Hearing – frequently in person and on the telephone • Communication – good verbal skills • Writing – clear, accurate writing required Typical Environment: • Inside – 50%, Outside – 50% • Temperature – Depends on business venture • Hazards – Depends on business venture Small Business Management Opportunities: • Small Business Owner • Retail Business Manager • General Manager • Office Manager 129
    • Health Information Management Job Description: Technicians assemble patients’ health information, making sure that patients’ initial medical charts are complete, that all forms are completed and properly identified and authenticated, and that all necessary information is in the computer. They regularly communicate with physicians and other health care professionals to clarify diagnoses or to obtain additional information. Technicians regularly use computer programs to tabulate and analyze data to improve patient care, better control cost, provide documentation for use in legal actions, or use in research studies. Degree of Independent Judgment required on the Job: A high degree of independent work and judgment is required. Average Working Hours: Technicians usually work a 40-hour week. Some overtime may be required. In hospitals—where health information departments often are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—technicians may work day, evening, and night shifts. Equipment, Machines, and Tools Used: • Computers Physical Demands: • Standing, walking – 10% of work day • Sitting for 90% of work day • Lifting, carrying – 10-20 lbs. on some occasions • Crouching, bending, reaching – on occasion • Hearing – frequently in person and on the telephone • Communication – good verbal skills • Writing – clear, accurate writing required Typical Environment: • Inside – 100% • Temperature – Typical office • Hazards – Eyestrain and muscle pain from prolonged computer use Health Information Management Opportunities: • Medical Records Technician • Health Information Technician • Coding Specialist 130
    • Hotel and Restaurant Management Job Description: Hotel managers have overall responsibility for the operation and profitability of the hotel. Depending on the hotel and the size of its staff, they may either perform or direct housekeeping, personnel, office administration, marketing and sales, purchasing, security, maintenance, oversight of recreation facilities, and other activities. They may hire and train staff, set schedules, and lend a hand when needed. Restaurant managers are responsible for the daily operations of restaurants and other establishments that prepare and serve meals and beverages to customers. Besides coordinating activities among various departments, such as kitchen, dining room, and banquet operations, they ensure that customers are satisfied with their dining experience. Degree of Independent Judgment required on the Job: A high degree of independent work and judgment is required. Average Working Hours: Because hotels are open around the clock, night and weekend work is common. Many hotel managers work more than 40 hours per week and are often on-call, which means they may be called back to work at any time. Restaurant managers are among the first to arrive in the morning and the last to leave at night. Long hours—12 to 15 per day, 50 or more per week, and sometimes 7 days a week—are common. Equipment, Machines, and Tools Used: • Computers • Point-of-service systems Physical Demands: • Standing, walking – 70% of work day • Sitting for 30% of work day • Lifting, carrying – 20-30 lbs. on some occasions • Crouching, bending, reaching – on occasion • Hearing – frequently in person and on the telephone • Communication – good verbal skills • Writing – clear, accurate writing required Typical Environment: • Inside – 90%, Outside – 10% (Depends on establishment) • Temperature – Typical office • Hazards – Eyestrain and muscle pain from prolonged computer use Hotel and Restaurant Management Opportunities: • General Manager • Assistant Manager • Front Office Manager (Hotel) 131
    • Introduction to Computer Systems Job Description: Computer knowledge has become essential in almost any profession. Individuals with strong computer skills are generally more attractive to employers. The information provided below is based on a computer-related profession. Degree of Independent Judgment required on the Job: A high degree of independent work and judgment is required. Average Working Hours: Computer specialists usually work a 40-hour week. Long hours or weekend work may be required, however, to meet deadlines or fix unexpected technical problems. Equipment, Machines, and Tools Used: • Computers Physical Demands: • Standing, walking – 10% of work day • Sitting for 90% of work day • Lifting, carrying – 20-30 lbs. on some occasions • Crouching, bending, reaching – on occasion • Hearing – frequently in person and on the telephone • Communication – good verbal skills • Writing – clear, accurate writing required Typical Environment: • Inside – 100% • Temperature – Typical office • Hazards – Eyestrain and muscle pain from prolonged computer use Computer Systems Opportunities: • Programmer • Software Engineer • Systems Analyst • Database Administrator • Customer Service Representative 132
    • Introduction to Photovoltaic Systems Required Course for the NABCEP Entry Level Certificate of Knowledge Job Description: For individuals who wish to enter the solar industry, the NABCEP Entry Level Certificate of Knowledge Program is a way to show achievement in the basic knowledge comprehension and application of key terms and concepts of photovoltaic (solar electric) system operations. The certificate demonstrates that the student has passed an industry-designed exam based on learning objectives developed by subject matter experts. As the market grows for photovoltaics, students holding this industry-sponsored Entry Level Certificate may find that their employment opportunities are enhanced by starting the job with an understanding of the basic terms and operational aspects of a PV system. Solar Industry Job Opportunities: Direct/Primary Occupations: • Photovoltaic Specialist • Assistant Solar Panel Installer • Assistant Solar Energy System Installer • Solar Technician • Sales Representatives/Marketers/Estimators • Site Surveyors/Assessors • Solar Energy Engineer / Designer • Researchers & Scientists • Trainers/Educators Indirect Occupations: • Architects • Builders • Trade & Skilled Workers – roofers, electrical and metal workers, HVAC installers, plumbers • Commodity Suppliers – glass industry, electronic device manufacturers, plastics and polymer industries, equipment suppliers, wire and cable makers, and steel, aluminum, and other metal industries. • Electric Power Utility Workers • Finance • Policy & Program Managers Degree of Independent Judgment Required on the Job: A high degree of independent judgment is required; must have basic knowledge of construction techniques and equipment in photovoltaic system installation. Candidate must be able to use sound judgment in the evaluation of the condition of property concerning potential photovoltaic installation. Must conform to state laws, ethics, and standards of practice, as well as those of any professional organization(s) to which they belong. Average Working Hours: Photovoltaic specialists and assistant installers generally work 40-60 hour workweeks, if required. 133
    • Tools of the Trade (Equipment Not Included with Course): • Personal computer, calculator, telephone, fax, photocopier, printer • Flashlight • Funnel • Turkey Baster • Angle Finder • DC Clamp-on Ammeter] • Voltmeter • Level • Drill and Drill Bits • Hole Saw • Reciprocating / Jig Saw • Conduit Bender • C-Clamps • Pry Bar • Hydrometer or Refractometer • Wrench, box end or open end, 7/16”, two required • Wrench, box end or open end, 9/16”, two required • Hole Punch • Wire Strippers • Pliers (Needle-nose, Slip-joint, and Lineman’s) • Large and Small Cable Cutters • Hacksaw • Multi-Meter • Caulking Gun • Extension Cords • Fuse Pullers • Nut Drivers • Crimpers • Chalk Line • Fish Tape • 50-100 ft. tape measure • Solar Pathfinder • Compass • Maps • Digital Camera • Screwdriver, flat bladed for medium slotted screws • Personal Protective Equipment Physical Demands: 134
    • Photovoltaic Specialists: • Moving, handling, packing, unpacking, and preparation of the tools, equipment, supplies, and materials necessary to compose a photovoltaic system • Climbing ladders • Lift 50 lbs. • Use and operation of all hand power tools and equipment necessary to facilitate an erection, construction, or assembly of solar panel support structures • Attachment, mounting, and sealing of system components • Cutting, bending, welding, soldering, placing, and fastening of pipes, conduits, and fittings • Pushing, pulling, and fastening of wires • Photovoltaic system design and component selection • Termination, testing, and commissioning of all components of a photovoltaic system • Operation, maintenance, diagnostic evaluation, and repair of photovoltaic systems • Customer interaction • Miscellaneous labor work • Proficient with computers and various software products • Standing, walking – as necessary • Lifting, carrying – 10-50 lbs. • Crouching, bending, reaching • Visual • Hearing – frequently on the telephone, and in person working with clients • Communication – good verbal communication skills required to work with clients • Writing – clear, accurate writing required to complete analysis and reports • Climbing – (i.e. ladder) • Driving – required to get to inspection sight Entry-Level Solar Energy System Installer: • Knowledge of electrical wiring • Knowledge of rooftop panel mounting • Knowledge of carpentry and handyman tasks • System troubleshooting • Customer interaction • Miscellaneous labor work. • Standing, walking – as necessary • Lifting, carrying – 10-50 lbs. • Crouching, bending, reaching • Visual • Hearing – frequently on the telephone, and in person working with clients • Communication – good verbal communication skills required to work with clients • Writing – clear, accurate writing required to complete analysis and reports • Climbing – (i.e. ladder) • Driving – required to get to inspection sight 135
    • Typical Environment: • Inside – 25%; outside – 75% • Temperature – dependent on the weather • Hazards – electrical, falling, weather-related 136
    • Pharmacy Technician Job Description: Pharmacy technicians help licensed Pharmacists provide medication and other health care products to patients. Technicians usually perform routine tasks to help prepare prescribed medication, such as counting tablets and labeling bottles. They also perform administrative duties, such as answering phones, stocking shelves, and operating cash registers. Technicians refer any questions regarding prescriptions, drug information, or health matters to a pharmacist. Degree of Independent Judgment required on the Job: A high degree of independent work and judgment is required. Average Working Hours: According to the BLS, Technicians work the same hours that Pharmacists work. These may include evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays, particularly in facilities that are open 24 hours a day such as hospitals and some retail pharmacies. As their seniority increases, technicians often acquire increased control over the hours they work. There are many opportunities for part-time work in both retail and hospital settings. Equipment, Machines, and Tools Used: • Personal computer, printer • Calculator • Telephone, fax, photocopier Physical Demands: • Standing, walking – 85% of work day • Sitting for 15% of work day • May be required to left heavy boxes or use stepladders to retrieve supplies from high shelves • Hearing – frequently in person and on the telephone • Communication – good verbal skills required to explain documents, etc. • Writing – clear, accurate writing required Typical Environment: • Inside – 100% • Temperature – average indoor climate • Hazards – anticipated to be minimal Pharmacy Technician Opportunities: • Pharmacy Technician 137
    • Private Investigator Job Description: Private investigators assist individuals, businesses, and attorneys by finding and analyzing information. They connect small clues to solve mysteries or to uncover facts about legal, financial, or personal matters. Degree of Independent Judgment required on the Job: A high degree of independent work and judgment is required. Average Working Hours: Private investigators often work irregular hours because of the need to conduct surveillance and contact people who are not available during normal working hours. Early morning, evening, weekend, and holiday work is common. Equipment, Machines, and Tools Used: • Cameras (still and video) • Binoculars • Cell phones Physical Demands: • Standing, walking – 20-30% of work day • Sitting for 70% of work day • Lifting, carrying – 10-20 lbs. on some occasions • Crouching, bending, reaching – on occasion • Hearing – frequently in person and on the telephone • Communication – good verbal skills • Writing – clear, accurate writing required Typical Environment: • Inside – 50%, Outside – 50% • Temperature – Depends on case • Hazards – Depends on case Private Investigator Opportunities: • Computer Forensic Investigator • Legal Investigator • Corporate Investigator • Financial Investigator 138
    • Professional Home Inspection Job Description: Real Estate Home Inspectors provide advice on the quality and condition of real property based on their knowledge of construction and operation of components, equipment, and appliances in residential buildings, as well as environmental factors. The inspector collects and analyzes data, then prepares detailed reports on the condition of the property. Contractor’s license highly recommended. Home Inspector Career Opportunities: Own your own home inspection business, work for inspection companies, mortgage companies, lending institutions. Real estate agencies, as well as homebuyers and sellers all employ home inspectors. Degree of Independent Judgment Required on the Job: A high degree of independent judgment is required. Must have basic knowledge of construction techniques, home equipment, and appliances used in residential buildings. Must use sound judgment in evaluating the condition of property. Must conform to state laws, ethics, and standards of practice, as well as those of any professional organization(s) to which they belong. Average Working Hours: Inspectors generally work 40-hour workweeks, but may have evening or weekend work. Tools of the Trade (Equipment Not Included with Course): • Personal computer, calculator, telephone, fax, photocopier, printer • PDA • Amprobe (for amperage and voltage) • Circuit Analyzer • Circuit Tester (pocket check; Woodbow Model P-125 or equivalent) • GFCI Circuit Tester • Tiff 8800 (gas and carbon monoxide test) • Water Meter Key • Fireplace Key • Moisture Meter • Water Pressure Gauge • Fake Smoke (to test smoke detectors) • Thermostat (AC-2) • Oven Thermometer (A mercury thermometer is recommended.) • Ladder (OSHA Approved) Extension Type • Cordless Screwdrivers (blade and Phillips) • Flashlights (2) • Adjustable Wrench – 12” • Leak-Check (gas fittings) • Pliers • Dust Mask or Face Mask Respirator 139
    • • Nut Drivers – 1/4” and 5/16” • Coveralls, Jumpsuit, Gloves, Knee Pads, Hard Hat, and Briefcase • Carpenter’s Level • Radon Test Kit • Mold Test Kit • E+O Insurance Physical Demands: • Standing, walking – as necessary to inspect the property • Sitting – on chair or in car 50% of the work day • Lifting, carrying – 10-20 lbs. on rare occasions • Crouching, bending, reaching – as necessary to inspect the property • Visual – must have good eyesight to notice small cracks and problems • Hearing – frequently on the telephone, and in person working with clients • Communication – good verbal communication skills required to work with clients • Writing – clear, accurate writing required to complete analysis and reports • Climbing – (i.e. ladder) as necessary to inspect property • Driving – required to get to inspection sight Typical Environment: • Inside – 50%; outside – 50% • Temperature – average office climate, and outdoor weather • Hazards – depends on job site (anticipated to be minimal) 140
    • Medical Transcription (And/or Medical Keyboarding) Job Description: Personnel who utilize medical transcription and medical keyboarding skills provide administrative and clerical support that requires moderate to heavy typing. These individuals work in medical offices located in hospitals, private physician offices, and other medical facilities. Typically, duties for a Medical Transcriptionist will include the translation of a medical practitioner’s verbal notations to a standard written language. The Medical Transcriptionist, as well as other medical office employees, may be required to maintain and update medical records, type and handle medical related correspondence, schedule appointments, greet patients, and obtain medical histories. Degree of Independent Judgment Required on the Job: A high degree of independent work and judgment is required. Direction is generally given by superiors. Applicant must have knowledge of office procedures and principles. Average Working Hours: Personnel in medical offices that utilize transcription and report writing skills generally keep 40-hour workweeks, but may have occasional overtime. Equipment, Machines, Tools Used in Today’s Office: • Personal computer and printer • Calculator, telephone, fax, photocopier Physical Demands: • Heavy typing requirements (typically 60 to 80 WPM) • Standing, walking – 15% of work day • Sitting – (computer/keyboarding) for 85% of work day • Lifting, carrying – 10-20 lbs. on rare occasions • Crouching, bending, reaching – on occasion • Visual – frequently in person and on the telephone • Communication – good verbal skills required • Writing – clear, accurate writing required Typical Environment: • Inside – 100% • Temperature – average office climate • Hazards – anticipated to be minimal Job Opportunities: The job outlook for medical office personnel with medical transcription and report writing skills (and other related skills) is good. The need for well qualified administrative and support personnel is high due to the need to replace workers who leave the occupation. • Medical Transcriptionist • Medical Administrative Assistant/Medical Secretary • Medical Records 141
    • Medical Administrative Assistant, Medical Billing, Medical Coding, Medical Terminology Job Description: Medical personnel working with the Medical Coding and Medical Billing related skills are responsible for reviewing patient charts and other documents in order to accurately code all medical procedures and diagnoses; prepare and review all medical insurance claims; understand all filing rules and regulations for individual insurance carriers; understand and be able to work the office bookkeeping system; review insurance correspondence, payment and rejection notices to ensure proper payment and track all claims. Medical personnel employed as Medical Administrative Assistants utilize the knowledge obtained in understanding medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, pathology, and pharmacology while providing administrative and clerical support that requires light to moderate typing. These individuals work in medical offices located in hospitals, private physician offices, and other medical facilities. Typically, duties for a Medical Administrative Assistants will include the maintenance and filing of medical records, typing and handling of medical related correspondence, scheduling appointments, greeting patients, and obtaining medical histories. Degree of Independent Judgment Required on the Job: A high degree of independent work and judgment is required. Direction is generally given by superiors. Applicant must have knowledge of medical billing and coding. Average Working Hours: Medical office support staff traditionally work a 40-hour workweek, but may require occasional overtime. Equipment, Machines, Tools Used in Today’s Office: • Personal computer and printer • Calculator, telephone, fax and photocopier Physical Demands: • Light to moderate typing (40 WPM +) • Standing, walking – 15% of work day • Sitting for 85% of work day • Lifting, carrying – 10-20 lbs. on rare occasions • Crouching, bending, reaching – on occasion • Communication – good verbal skills • Writing – clear, accurate writing required Typical Environment • Inside – 100% • Temperature – average office climate • Hazards – anticipated to be minimal 142
    • Medical Office Support Staff Opportunities: The job outlook for medical office specialists in general is expected to grow at a rapid rate. For Medical Billing Specialists, the increasing number of different managed health care contracts, the growing number of medical procedures that require preauthorization, and the ever-changing requirements of the insurance industry has greatly increased the need for professional medical billing specialists. • Billing Specialist • Hospital Billing Clerk • Medical Front Office • Medical Secretary • Medical Records • Medical Administrative Assistant • Medical Office Manager 143
    • Professional Property Management Job Description: A property manager is responsible for the management, leasing, and maintenance of residential and/or commercial property. Duties may include advertising and showing property, screening tenants and preparing contracts, collecting rents, scheduling and inspecting maintenance and safety requirements, communication with tenants and reporting to owners. A real estate license is generally required along with excellent communication and organizational skills. Depending on type of property management, a Real Estate Salesperson or Real Estate Broker license may be required. (Check with your Vocational Rehabilitation Admissions Representative.) Companies that Employ Property Managers: Residential and commercial property management companies, residential complexes, business complexes, time-share companies, developers. Degree of Independent Judgment Required on the Job: A high degree of independent work and judgment is required. Direction can be given by property owner. Applicant must have complete knowledge of the property, contracts, and customer relations. Average Working Hours: Property Managers generally work 40-hour workweeks during normal business hours, but may have occasional evening or weekend work. Some managers live on-site and may be on call. Equipment, Machines, Tools Used in Today’s Office: • Personal computer, printer • Calculator, telephone, fax, photocopier • Automobile Physical Demands: • Standing, walking – 20-30% of work day • Sitting for 70% of work day • Lifting, carrying – 10-20 lbs. on rare occasions • Crouching, bending, reaching – on occasion • Visual – frequently to examine property, read contracts and reports • Hearing – frequently in person and on the telephone to tenants, suppliers, contractors, and property owners • Communication – good verbal skills, required to show property, explain contracts, interact with tenants • Writing – clear, accurate writing required to complete forms and contracts • Driving – possibly a golf cart (on some properties) Typical Environment: • Inside – 70%; outside – 30% • Temperature – average office climate and outdoor weather • Hazards – depends on job site (anticipated to be minimal) 144
    • Real Estate Broker Job Description: A real estate broker may manage real estate salespeople or may function strictly as a real estate agent. As an agent, the broker is responsible for the listing and sale of the property. Self-marketing to obtain clients, showing property, negotiating contracts, market analysis and customer relations are all important components. As a manager, the broker is responsible for overseeing and directing all activities of the salespeople and the office staff. The broker hires and trains the staff, pays commission, coordinates listings and advertisings, assists with difficult negotiations and contracts, and manages office finances. A real estate broker’s license is always required and valuable skills include sales, communication, organization, market and financial knowledge, patience, diplomacy, motivation and creativity. Educational Requirements: To become a real estate broker, applicants must have a four-year college degree or be licensed as a real estate salesperson for at least two years. If the applicant has an Associates Degree, they must be licensed as a real estate salesperson for one year to qualify for the broker’s exam. Companies That Employ Real Estate Brokers: Residential and commercial real estate companies, new home and land developers, residential and commercial property management firms, and mortgage companies and lenders. Degree of Independent Judgment Required on the Job: A very high degree of independent work and judgment is required, as the broker is responsible for not only their own actions and decisions, but of those of the agents and staff in their employ. Applicant must have complete knowledge of real estate market, contracts, customer relations, sales, personnel and finance. Average Working Hours: Brokers set their own hours and most work 40 – 50 hours per week including some weekend and some evening hours. Equipment, Machines, Tools Used in Today’s Office: • MLS (multiple listing service) terminal, personal computer with Internet access • Calculator, telephone, fax, photocopier • Automobile Physical Demands: • Standing, walking – as necessary to examine and show property, attend meetings • Sitting – computer (searching Internet, listing properties, etc.), or in car for 70% of work day • Lifting, carrying – 10-20 lbs. on rare occasions • Crouching, bending, reaching – on occasion • Visual – frequently to examine property, read contracts and reports • Hearing - frequently in person and on the telephone to work with buyers, sellers, employees, suppliers 145
    • • Communication – good verbal skills required to make presentations, negotiate sales, interact with colleagues and clients • Writing – clear, accurate writing required to complete forms and contracts • Driving – frequently required to transport clients Typical Environment: • Inside – 70%; Outside – 30% • Temperature – average office climate and outdoor weather • Hazards – depends on the job site (anticipated to be minimal) Real Estate Broker’s License Career Opportunities: A real estate broker’s license is required for many professions. • Buy and sell residential and commercial property • Originate any type of loan or mortgage • List and sell other businesses • Develop partnerships or syndications • Serve as broker/manager for real estate salespeople 146
    • Real Estate Salesperson Job Description: A real estate salesperson is responsible for the listing and sale of property. Self-marketing to obtain clients, showing property, negotiating contracts, market analysis and customer relations are important components. A real estate license is always required and valuable skills include sales, communication, organization, creativity, and persistence. Companies, Which Employ Real Estate Salespersons: Residential and commercial real estate companies, developers, new home sites, residential and commercial property management firms. Degree of Independent Judgment Required on the Job: A high degree of independent work and judgment is required. Applicant must have complete knowledge of real estate market, contracts, customer relations, and sales ability. All licensed salespeople work for a licensed broker who may require floor time and who oversees all transactions. Average Working Hours: Salespeople set their own hours and most work 40-50 hours per week including some weekend and evening hours. Equipment, Machines, Tools Used in Today’s Office: • Personal computer, printer • Calculator, telephone, fax, photocopier Physical Demands: • Standing, walking – as necessary to examine and show property, attend meetings • Sitting – computer (searching Internet, listing properties, etc.), or in car 70% of work day • Lifting, carrying – 10-20 lbs. on rare occasions • Crouching, bending, reaching – on occasion • Visual – frequently to examine property, read contracts and reports • Hearing – frequently in person and on the telephone to work with buyers, sellers, employees, suppliers • Communication – good verbal skills required to make presentations, negotiate sales, interact with colleagues and clients • Writing – clear, accurate writing required to complete forms and contracts • Driving – frequently required to transport clients Typical Environment: • Inside – 70%; outside – 30% • Temperature – average office climate and outdoor weather • Hazards – depends on the job site (anticipated to be minimal) Real Estate Salesperson’s License Career Opportunities: A real estate salesperson’s license is required for many professions: • Residential/ Commercial Real Estate Sales • Real Estate Host/Hostess • Property Manager • Loan Processor/Officer 147
    • Real Estate Appraiser Job Description: A real estate appraiser provides expert advice on the value, quality and use of real property based on his/her knowledge and understanding of the factors that affect investment opportunities and the buying and selling of homes and properties. The appraiser collects, studies and interprets all market data regarding a property, then prepares detailed reports that document the analysis and their conclusions. An appraiser’s license is required in most states. Analytical, detail-oriented problem solving skills are important. Companies Which Employ Real Estate Appraisers: Appraisal companies, lending institutions, loan brokers, government agencies, home buyers and sellers may all employ real estate appraisers. Degree of Independent Judgment Required on the Job: A high degree of independent work and sound judgment is required. Direction is usually given by superiors. Applicant must have complete working knowledge of real estate market, analysis, and reporting programs. The Applicant must also conform to established professional standards and ethics of the certifying association, such as The National Association of Real Estate Appraisers or other agencies. Average Working Hours: Appraisers generally have 40-hour work weeks during normal business hours, but may have occasional evening or weekend work. Tools of the Trade (not included with the course): • Computer or lap top • PDA • Color printer • Digital camera/camera • Laser tape measure • Tape measure • Flash light • Trade specific software Physical Demands: • Standing, walking – as necessary to inspect the property • Sitting – computer (compute analysis and reports), or in car for 70% of work day • Lifting, carrying – 10-20 lbs. on rare occasions • Crouching, bending, reaching – as necessary to inspect property • Visual – frequently to inspect property, read analysis and reports • Hearing – frequently in person and on the telephone to work with colleagues and clients • Communication – good verbal skills required to make presentations and recommendations, interact with colleagues and clients • Writing – clear, accurate writing required to complete analysis and reports • Driving – frequently required to inspect the property 148
    • Typical Environment: • Inside – 50%; outside – 50% • Temperature – average office climate and outdoor weather • Hazards – depends on job site (anticipated to be minimal) Real Estate Appraiser’s License Career Opportunities: • Work for a lending institution • Operate you own business as an independent fee appraiser • Work for other independent fee appraisers • Many positions with government agencies • Use your appraiser skills for your own investments 149
    • Contractor’s License Job Description: A contractor may supervise other contractors or may function strictly as a contactor in his/her specific trade. As a contractor, he/she is responsible for providing specific contacting work for others in the trade he/she is licensed in. As a general contractor, he/she is responsible for overseeing and directing all activities of the contractors on specific projects. The general contractor hires other trade-specific contractors, and a license is always required. Valuable skills include communication, organization, management skills, financial knowledge, trade knowledge and creativity. Companies Which Employ Contactors: Construction companies, developers, builders, unions, trade-specific companies, real estate companies. Degree of Independent Judgment Required on the Job: A very high degree of independent work is required as the general contractor is responsible not only for his/her own actions, but also for the trade-specific contractors who work for him/her. Average Working Hours: Contractors work approximately 40-50 hours per week, including some weekend hours. Equipment, Machines, Tools Used in Today’s Office: • Varies with trade-specific requirements • Personal computer, printer • Calculator, telephone, fax, photocopier • Vehicle Physical Demands: • Varies with trade-specific requirements • Standing, walking – as necessary • Sitting – as necessary • Lifting, carrying – varies with trade-specific requirements • Crouching, bending, reaching - varies with trade-specific requirements • Hearing – frequently • Communication – good verbal skills required • Writing – clear, accurate writing required to complete forms and contracts • Driving – as necessary to inspect job sites Typical Environment: • Varies with trade-specific requirements • Inside – 50%; Outside – 50% • Temperature – average office climate and outdoor weather • Hazards – varies with trade-specific requirements 150
    • Contractor’s Licensing Career Opportunities: To qualify for a contractor’s license, the applicant must have four (4) years of full-time trade experience within the past ten (10) years. Experience must be verified. A contractor’s license is required for: • Trade-specific work • Union work • Development • Construction 151
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