Fountainhead College of Technology is a for-profit college located in Knoxville Tennessee. The college was founded in 1947 as the Tennessee Radio Service School. In 1948 the school changed its name to Tennessee Institute of Electronics, and earned accreditation in 1967 by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges. In 2003 the college changed its name again due to continued growth and became the Fountainhead College of Technology. The college remains accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges.
Fountainhead College of Technology offers eight programs of study, five of which are for associate’s degrees and three for bachelor’s degrees. Four of these programs of study are offered online, including an Associate of Occupational Science in either Computer Programing or Information Technology and the Bachelor of Applied Science degree in either Network Security and Forensics or Computer Technology: Application Development. Online programs feature asynchronous formats, complete with discussion forums, chat, interactive sessions, file transfer programs, instructor feedback, quizzes, and exams.
Fountainhead College is a CompTIA authorized Academy Partner. This allows students to receive discounts on certifications through CompTIA. Certification preparation is built into curriculum and students are encouraged to work towards an industry certification. In addition, Fountainhead College is designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education by The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.
Students can participate in several extracurricular organizations on campus, including the Cyber Defense Club, the Cyber Defense Team, and Club Med. The Student Services Department supports resources for students, such as counseling, financial planning, housing, childcare, and more.
Fountainhead College of Technology maintains an open admissions policy. Each candidate will begins the process with an interview and a tour of the school. Prospective students can select their admissions counselor or have an admissions counselor automatically selected. Students who wish to enroll must pay a $100 enrollment fee and meet the following criteria:
- SAT score of 830, an ACT score of 17, or complete a 25-question enrollment exam
- Complete the enrollment application
- A high school diploma or GED
- An official college transcript for transfer students
Candidates looking to transfer into this college to pursue a bachelor’s degree must have either completed their associate’s degree or 60 credits of college courses from an accredited college. Candidates may need to further complete associate’s courses in order to fulfill technical requirements. After completion of application materials, students will also need to meet with the Financial Aid department and create a financial plan.
Tuition is program-specific with the semester price ranging from about $6,520 to $8,245. Each program retains added fees of $400 and students should take into account other additional fees, such as supplies, textbooks, and laptops. Students should fill out a FAFSA form and the college’s Financial Aid team will assist students with the financial aid process. Grants include:
- Federal Pell Grant
- Tennessee Student Assistance Award
- Department of Human Services sponsorship
Additionally, the college does offer scholarships. With the exception of Legacy Scholarships, each scholarship is awarded on a first-come first-serve basis and is applied directly towards tuition. Students must pay a $10 application fee and may be awarded up to two scholarships at a time. Students must also meet certain requirements to keep the scholarships, including attending the maximum number of hours offered in one semester, meeting the attendance policy, and upholding a GPA of 2.5 or greater. Additional requirements may exist dependent on a per scholarship basis. If a student receives probation then he or she will lose the scholarship. Students may also access the Federal Direct Subsidized / Unsubsidized Stafford Loan and the Federal Direct Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS).
Furthermore, Fountainhead College of Technology has been designated a Military-Friendly School, by G.I. Jobs and offers a number of benefits for qualifying veterans and military personnel, including the Post 9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program, Montgomery GI Bill, Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP), Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance, Vocational Rehabilitation, and Tuition Assistance.
Sector Of Institution:Private, for-profit, 4-year or above
Highest Level Of Offering:Bachelor's degree
Adult Age Enrollments:148
Percent Admitted:Open Admissions
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