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Higher Education in North Fulton County As a leading city in the U.S. for higher education, Atlanta prides itself on its active student population and 22 institutions of higher learning. Both traditional and non-traditional students can take advantage of a wide range of degree and certificate programs, from the arts and sciences to medicine and law. With its large concentration of colleges and universities within its borders, North Fulton County is a great place for students to earn their degrees, while also taking advantage of the recreational opportunities the county has to offer. DeVry University (Alpharetta campus) (770) 619-360 DeVry University is one of the most widely respected national and online universities. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is also a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. With locations all across the country and flexible scheduling, DeVry can meet the needs of traditional and non-traditional students alike. The Alpharetta location offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in a wide range of programs that help students prepare for their careers like technical communication, finance, human resource management and accounting. DeVry’s Alpharetta campus has spacious classrooms, a research library and a fully wired computer lab. Students can also take classes at any of the other metro area locations, or online. Gwinnett Technical College (877) 527-3504 The state’s third largest technical college, serving over 18,000 students annually in college credit courses, adult education and continuing education.Gwinnett Tech has been providing careerfocused education and training for our region for more than 25 years. They offer more than 50 programs – degree, diploma and certificate options – that you can finish in two years or less. They are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate degree. The North Fulton campus is located in Alpharetta. The college awarded 2,691 technical certificates of credit, and the highest number of associate degrees (569) in the state. Gwinnett Tech is one of the nation’s top producers of associate degree graduates in Computer and Information Sciences. The Art Institute of Atlanta (770) 394-8300 Atlanta is home to one of the 50 Art Institutes schools located throughout North America that was founded in 1949. Students can focus on everything from the culinary arts and interior design to media arts and fashion design at this Sandy Springs campus. The 115,000-square-foot facility includes high-tech computer labs, a video production studio, animation lab, library and student cafe. Students represent 36 states and 27 countries for its Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Associate of Arts and diploma programs. Alumni include local chef Kevin Gillespie, a contestant on “Top Chef,” whose restaurant Gunshow opened in 2013 to wide critical acclaim. National Personal Training Institute (Johns Creek) (800) 960-6294 As the oldest and largest personal training school in North America, the National Personal Training Institute provides students access to trainers and support staff with a wide range of experience in body building, weight training and exercise physiology. Classes are held during the day, evening and on weekends to accommodate working adults. All students complete 300 hours of classroom instruction and 200 hours of handson gym time. Upon completion of the program, students earn the 500-Hour Diploma in Personal Training, which requires no continuing education courses and does not need to be renewed. Some students choose to take their diploma further and sit for the National Academy of Sports Medicine CPT certification. Strayer University (Roswell campus) (770) 650-3000 Originally founded as Strayer’s Business College in 1892 in Baltimore, Strayer College has been offering Bachelor of Science degrees since 1969, master’s degrees since 1987 and online classes since 1996. The institution earned university status in 1998 and is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, one of the nation’s six regional accrediting bodies. The Roswell campus offers undergraduate and graduate programs in accounting, business, education, health services administration, information systems, and public administration. Strayer prides itself on providing strong academic and career support for its students, making it a great option for working adults. 14 CommunityProfiles >> 2017

North Fulton Health Care The medical expertise in metropolitan Atlanta is a reflection of the city’s growth and leadership in innovation. Atlanta hospital systems bring with them the top medical specialists, giving residents access to virtually any treatment they need. Whether treatment is an annual physical or neurosurgery, Atlanta’s hospitals have the latest technology. North Fulton’s Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite is part of one of the top pediatric hospitals in the country. Emory Saint Joseph’s is recognized as one of the top specialty-referral hospitals in the Southeast and ranked the number two hospital in both Georgia and metro Atlanta in U.S. News & World Report’s 2016-17 Best Hospitals Guide. WellStar North Fulton Hospital provides many services in addition to being an accredited cancer program and primary stroke center. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta 1001 Johnson Ferry Rd NE, Atlanta 404-785-KIDS (5437) Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta offers several locations in North Fulton including radiology, sports medicine and urgent care. Visit locations for the location nearest you. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent dedicated to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children’s is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow. Our specialized care helps children get better faster and live healthier lives. Managing more than a million patient visits annually at three hospitals and 28 neighborhood locations, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 60 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report. With generous philanthropic and volunteer support since 1915, Children’s has impacted the lives of children in Georgia, the United States and throughout the world. Visit for more information. Emory Johns Creek Hospital 6325 Hospital Parkway, Johns Creek, 30097 678-474-7000 Emory Johns Creek Hospital is a 110-bed acute-care facility located in the heart of Johns Creek. As part of the Emory Healthcare Network, we’re committed to providing Johns Creek and surrounding communities with academic and research based medicine, close to home. Our team includes more than 900 employees, 482 Emory faculty, 474 private practice physicians and 78 Emory Specialty Associate physicians, along with more than 150 volunteers. We offer a comprehensive range of services including: emergency medicine, 24- hour Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, a birth center with Level III neonatal intensive care, adult intensive care, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, breast imaging with 3-D digital mammography, a certified bariatric center, advanced cardiac and stroke care, vascular care, sleep medicine, rehabilitation, surgical services, gastroenterology, pain center and a wound care center. Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital of Atlanta 5665 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd, Atlanta 678-843-7001 Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital was founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1880, and is Atlanta’s longest serving hospital. The 410-bed acute-care hospital is recognized as one of the leading specialty-referral hospitals in the Southeast. Noted especially for cardiac care, Emory Saint Joseph’s provides training to physicians from around the world in robotic surgery for valve repair and is a primary location for cardiac rehabilitation. The hospital is also noted for neurologic, vascular, gastrointestinal, respiratory, and orthopaedic care, among other specialties, and is ranked among the top 25 hospitals nationally for joint replacement by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Emory Saint Joseph’s is a designated location of the Winship Cancer Institute, Georgia’s first and only comprehensive National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center. Emory Saint Joseph’s is the first community hospital in the world to earn a fifth consecutive Magnet designation for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. The hospital is a member of Emory Healthcare, the largest, most comprehensive health system in Georgia. Emory Saint Joseph’s medical staff is comprised of more than 900 physicians and 1,800 staff employees, and the hospital accommodates more than 120,000 patient visits annually. For more information, please visit index.html. Northside Hospital 1000 Johnson Ferry Rd NE, Atlanta (404) 851-8000 Northside Hospital is one of the most respected and fastest growing health care organizations in the Southeast and is committed to balancing clinical excellence with compassionate care. Northside leads the U.S. in newborn deliveries, diagnoses and treats the most cancer cases in Georgia, and is among the state’s top providers of surgical services. More than 2,500 physicians and 15,000 employees serve 2.5 million patient visits each year. WellStar North Fulton Hospital 3000 Hospital Blvd, Roswell (770) 751-2500 WellStar North Fulton Hospital is a 202-bed acute-care hospital and is a state designated Level II Trauma Center. Located between Roswell and Alpharetta in North Fulton County, it was established in 1983 and has been meeting the medical and healthcare needs of residents of North Fulton, Forsyth, East Cobb, East Cherokee, and West Gwinnett counties for more than 30 years. The hospital has a medical staff of more than 400 affiliated physicians, employs an additional 900 healthcare professionals, and has an active volunteer staff of more than 200. WellStar North Fulton Hospital provides a continuum of services through its centers and programs including neurosciences, women’s health services, orthopedics, rehabilitation, surgical services, gastroenterology, and oncology. The hospital is fully accredited and is also recognized by the American College of Surgeon’s Commission on Cancer as an Accredited Cancer Program, as well as being certified as a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. CommunityProfiles >> 2017 15