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Cisco Junior College: Serving for Almost a Century

Cisco Junior College was founded under the name of Britton Training Institute almost one hundred years ago. The college was compelled to close because of the decrease in student attendance caused by the First World War. However; the Christian Church of Texas reopened their doors in 1923 and had complete control of the institution until 1932. From that year to 1936 officials made great efforts in order to maintain the college as a two-year institution, but it did not work because of their financial problems. Consequently, the school was closed for a second time. Three years later, the school was set up as Cisco Junior College; nevertheless, classes restarted in 1940. Due to the success of this decision, in 1956 their separation from public schools was a fact.

Today, the Commission on Colleges of the Sothern Association of Colleges and Schools approves Cisco Junior College. There are also several programs accredited by recognized organizations such as the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission and the Texas Board of Nurse Examiners. In addition, the college is a member of great lists of Associations; for instance, the National League for Nursing, the Texas Association of Deans and Directors of Professional Nursing Schools and the Texas Organization of Associate Degree Nurses, among many others. 

The institution has two different locations. The first one is Cisco, which is situated in the County of Eastland, between Abilene and Ft. Worth and the other one is the Abilene Educational Center (where most of the health related programs are offered). They classify their programs of study in Transfer and Technical Programs. The Division of Health Occupations encompasses the programs of Nursing and Allied Health, which includes Medical Assisting, Medical Technology, Pharmacy Technology, Respiratory Therapy and Surgical Technology. The degrees of ADN and LVN are available for nursing. Allied Health students are prepared to work in diverse community healthcare facilities.


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