Virginia College In Shreveport/Bossier City To Accept American Commercial College Students

American Commercial College closing Shreveport location

Dec 20, 2012, 07:00 ET from Virginia College

SHREVEPORT and BOSSIER CITY, La., Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Virginia College in Shreveport/Bossier City announced today that it will accept students of American Commercial College in Shreveport who choose to transfer as a result of the recently announced closing of the American Commercial College Shreveport location.

"We welcome students that choose to transfer and will make every effort to ensure that their transition to Virginia College is as seamless as possible," says Campus President Melody Rider. "We are working closely with American Commercial College representatives to ensure that the students will be taken care of appropriately. We plan to provide students with a positive experience that will enable them to complete their educational goals."

The Shreveport Virginia College campus is located at 2950 E. Texas St., Suite C, and offers programs in Business Administration - Associate Degree, Cosmetology, Healthcare Reimbursement, Medical Assistant, Medical Assistant Diploma, Medical Billing and Coding, Medical Office Administration, Office Administration and Pharmacy Technician.

Both colleges are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) which is a nationally recognized accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

For more information about Virginia College in Shreveport/Bossier City, visit or contact the school directly at (318) 741-8020.  To contact Virginia College President Melody Rider, please call Audrey Pannell at (205) 503-5955 or

About Virginia College and Education Corporation of America

Birmingham, Ala.-based Education Corporation of America is a leader in the post-secondary career school market with current enrollment of over 19,000 students. Holdings include Virginia College, founded in 1983, a private institution of higher education that offers non-degree and associate's, bachelor's and master's degree programs in the areas of Health and Medical, Business, Information Technology, Interior Design, Computer Design, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts and more with locations in 25 different cities in the following states: Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas. Virginia College also offers classes online via and operates Culinard, the Culinary Institute of Virginia College. ECA also owns and operates the Golf Academy of America schools in California, Arizona, South Carolina, Texas and Florida as well as the Ecotech Institute in Colorado, which is the first and only college focused on preparing students for careers in renewable energy and sustainable design.  For more information, contact Diane Worthington at or (205) 329-7911.

SOURCE Virginia College