|This article relies on references to primary sources. (August 2013)|
ASA College is a for-profit college located in New York, NY. The college, which has two campuses in Downtown Brooklyn and Manhattan, offers associate degrees and professional certificates in divisions of business administration, health disciplines, criminal justice, and computer technology.
ASA's modest roots began in 1985 with a professor and 12 students in a small Brooklyn classroom. Known then as 'Advanced Software Analysis', the College focused on computer programming.
Growth and Expansion
In addition to computer technology, ASA provides programs focusing on the rapidly-growing industries such as healthcare, business and criminal justice. The college currently boasts more than 5,000 students, 16 programs of study, and 2 large campuses in Midtown Manhattan and Downtown Brooklyn.
Accreditations and Approvals
ASA College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and authorized by the New York State Board of Regents to confer Associate of Occupational Studies and Associate in Applied Science degrees.
ASA’s Associate Degree program in Medical Assisting is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Curriculum Review Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants Endowment.
ASA is also approved by the New York State Education Department for the training of veterans and is authorized under Federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students.
The college offers ten degree programs in Healthcare Office Administration, Health Information Technology, Medical Assisting, Pharmacy Technology, Business Administration - Accounting, Office Administration and Technology, Computer Programming and Information technology, Network Administration and Security, Criminal Justice and Nursing.
ASA also offers six professional certification programs in Office Technology and Administration, Executive Legal Assistant, Computer Support Specialist, Internet Client-Server Application Development, PC Client-Server Programming and Medical Office Assisting with Medical Billing and a language division specializing in teaching ESL.
In 2008, ASA College launched their Athletics Division , known as the ASA Avengers. Starting with a small basketball team, the program has expanded to include 13 sports programs playing under the National Junior College Athletics Association (NJCAA) Division 1. Within this short time, the program has garnered countless accolades for its success and consistency as a top junior college program.
Notably, the ASA Avengers Football program, the only junior college football program in New York City, was ranked #5 nationally for the 2012-2013 season, playing against Snow College in their first Carrier Bowl appearance.
- ^ ASA Avengers Athletics
- ^ ASA College | NJCAA
- Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce
- Career Colleges Association
- Eastern Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
- Foundation for Accounting Education
- NAFSA International Educators Association
- National Academic Advising Association (NACADA)
- National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
- National Business Educators Association
- National Career Development Association
- National Student Employment Association
- Teachers of English as a Second Language