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Meet Nicole...

In August 2014, Sullivan and Cogliano Training Centers began offering the Computer Applications Technology, Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree with concentrations in Medical Office and Business. We would like to introduce you to our first graduate, Nicole A., who graduated and earned her degree with the Medical Office track.

Prior to completing her degree, Nicole earned a Certificate of Completion in the Medical Office Assistant Program at the Kendall Campus where 100% of her Medical Office Assistant program credits were transferred into the AAS degree program.  Vice President, Sheila Chapman, reflects, “We were thrilled to hear of Nicole’s interest in furthering her education as she has been an exemplary staff member who consistently shares our purpose of improving lives through education.  Whenever we have an internal opening, the first place we look is our own student body which is how Nicole became a staff member.”

Nicole began her degree with a concentration in Medical Office in October of 2014 and completed the remainder of her credits in order to obtain her Computer Applications Technology, Associate of Applied Science degree in just eight months.

Growth is exactly what Nicole has experienced. Today, she is a full-time classroom instructor at Sullivan and Cogliano Training Centers through which she facilitates students with hands-on skills training in Microsoft Office Applications such as Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook. She ensures students maintain strong career-ready keyboarding skills and conducts medical billing and coding workshops. The goal for our students is to develop competency, confidence and professionalism in order to prepare them for meaningful employment.

Here’s how Nicole feels about her achieving her degree:

“My favorite part of the degree was the Introduction to Psychology course. It was interesting to learn about human behavior. I also enjoyed the Medical Law course because I found out more about my options with healthcare.

 Everything I learned is going to help me understand my students more. I have a better understanding of their issues now that I have been in their shoes. Getting my degree has set a great example for my sixteen year old daughter. She was happy for me and is now thinking about when she will get her own college degree.

 I would definitely recommend the AAS degree to other people. It can seem overwhelming, but once you pass the midway point, it gets easier. To anyone who may not be sure about whether or not they want to take this course, I would say it’s a commitment, but it’s gratifying in the end. The excitement when you finish is worth it!”

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Stephanie's Life Changing Testimonial

Stephanie R

I always wanted to work in the medical field but without the actual medical part like needles! So when I saw the ad in the newspaper it instantly caught my attention.

I referred my fiance because we have a 2 month old baby girl and we need to improve ourselves for the sake of our daughter. I find it so easy and fun to do the online classes so I thought it would be a good idea for us!  I also referred my friend who is a full time worker and also a single mom of three and I thought it would be a great idea for her to enroll because you manage your own time and nobody is rushing you.

I absolutely love the fact that everything you need is right there, you don’t have the hassle of looking everywhere and not being able to find it.

They actually make it interesting so you never want to stop!

Stephanie R.



Nydia K. began the Office Professional Program at the Kendall campus in April of 2014 after meeting with Vivian Q. and discussing various program options.  Nydia was a great student and completed her program this week with an excellent GPA.  From the beginning, Nydia attended Bronze Circle Workshops and by mid-September began working with the Career Services Team to find meaningful employment.  Cecilia submitted her resume to a local employer for a Staff Accountant position, and Nydia was called in for an interview.  Within two weeks, Nydia was offered the position and transitioned into the workforce. Congratulations Nydia for your hard work and determination, and to the entire Kendall Team for your encouragement and support!!!


img-02When Agnes S. began her program at S&C, she was not very familiar with computers, but she was determined. Agnes was a quiet student in the beginning; however, as time went by she became very involved in the classroom. She was nominated as the Vice Ambassador to the students. Every week she would volunteer in the student meetings giving the students her inspiring words and encouraging them along in their training. While still a student, during a recruitment event in Kendall which was coordinated by Angel and Cecy, Agnes had the opportunity of being interviewed by the visiting Alorica HR representative. Her personality shined during the interview and she was offered a job.
I remember the day she finished her program and was already working in her new training related job. Agnes was about to walk out of the building ,then turned around to us and said, “I just want to let you guys know that I could not have done my new job or the training for it if it wasn’t for you and this school. I want to thank you for all of your help, and I really appreciate all that you have done for me.” Needless to say it was very touching moment. – Gladys and Nicole
Thank you to the entire Kendall Team for your support, encouragement, and assistance with job search which obviously has positive impacted Agnes in a meaningful way!!!!!


At a recruiting event in Kendall this week to pursue On-The-Job opportunities for our students through CareerSource and area employers, this is the feedback that Cecilia B. received:

When the above invitation was extend to students at the class meeting yesterday, I was initially skeptical since I had no intention to apply for jobs at the moment; my intention is to finish my coursework and seek employment thereafter. I am happy I gave the matter further consideration and decided to sign up… I want to express my profound gratitude to the both of you in Career Services for the invaluable service and guidance which you provided yesterday and this morning. Thanks for ensuring I got the necessary documentation per the checklist and for providing photocopies of the documents to the representative.

I have always admired the care, dedication and attention provided to students by the team and I wish to express my personal heartfelt thanks for the opportunity afforded to me when I signed up for the event. As I progress towards the completion of my course, I look forward to working with you for your continued guidance and assistance as I build and complete my career portfolio. Many thanks for all you do.

Best regards, J Perlin V.


I would like to acknowledge Lillian P. Lillian demonstrates great work ethic and exhibits amazing teamwork on a daily basis. Lillian has become an important asset to the FA team, whom throughout the years has had many different roles in our department. Whatever the new role is, it does not matter to Lillian as she is always determined to give it her all and succeed. Lillian is a seasoned FA rep who is always willing and available to mentor others in the department. Lillian has been instrumental in achieving success in both In-school and Cyber. She is an integral piece of the FA puzzle and I am grateful to have her experience and passion in our department. Thank you Lillian for all that you do!!!! -Mauricio.

I feel welcome in this school - Yanet F.

To the Sullivan and Cogliano Training Center Staff and Faculty Instructors:


My name is Yanet F. I started in Sullivan and Cogliano Training Centers to study English as a Second Language in October 13 !2014. So far I am very pleased with all the process I have been through i n the school. People are very nice, I feel welcome in this school.

My instructors   are very helpful. They encourage and motivate me with my studies. They are always available when we need some help or if I need an explanation about anything. I feel that I am progressing, my communicative skills are improving little by little. I like the course, the lectures help me a lot to better my communicative skills, also if I am in doubt the instructors always have time for me they never say no . I feel like I would recommend this school to friends and family members .


Words of encouragement are heartfelt - Robin L.

I began my journey to earn the Microsoft Office Specialist certification in August 2014. I had been out of graduate school for many years and I was nervous about going back to school and doing it online. There have been times that I felt overwhelmed and frustrated. However, from the moment that I arrive at the Miami campus, I feel at ease. The staff is always upbeat and supportive. Words of encouragement are heartfelt.

In the computer lab, instructors Christian, Raudillo and Rene are available to answer questions and clarify lessons in a manner that is friendly and not condescending. They are competent in their knowledge of the curriculum. You are approached with a positive attitude and, if needed, an instructor will take you step by step to explain a confusing concept. There are no dumb questions so, you don’t hesitate to ask for assistance. Patience is a virtue that they share.

My decision to attend Sullivan and Cogliano was a good one. It would be a good one for you too.


Robin L.

I have learned quite a bit - Yanet A.

My name is Yanet  A. I started studying English at Sullivan and Cogliano on February/3/2014 and graduated this month, on December/2015.

My teacher is helping me write this letter, but I have to say that I have learned quite a bit if I compare to the first day I came to class.

The Instructors have always treated me like family and have been very helpful.

Every time I call, they come as quickly as they can and answer my questions.

I will surely recommend the school to family and friends.


I feel like home here - Mercedes F.

I am a new student at Sullivan and Cogliano Training Centers. My name is Mercedes F.
I am a English as a Second Language student I began in October 29, 2014.
I have a good opinion about the school, people are very nice, always willing to help, this makes me feel very comfortable and confident.

In regard to the instructors I have to say that they are very professional, if I have any concern, it doesn’t matter if it’s not related to English they are always ready for helping me, so I am very pleased with them even though I have been in the school only for a few days

This school will be recommended to relative and friends, I feel like home here.

Mercedes F.