Kaplan Career Institute, Harrisburg Campus

Kaplan Career Institute, Harrisburg Campus


Campus Overview

Kaplan Career Institute realizes that the job market is constantly changing. That is why the school designs programs to help prepare you for the future in your chosen career.

An education from Kaplan Career Institute offers the chance to gain specific skills and knowledge needed in order to seek employment in your desired career field as soon as you graduate. You can experience "hands on learning" in a real-world environment through externships that many of the school's programs require.

The goal at Kaplan Career Institute is to provide you with an affordable, career focused education, and to give you the knowledge and skills needed to set you apart in this tough job market. Instructors are experienced professionals who dedicate themselves to helping you succeed in school, as well as life.

Flexible day and evening classes allow you to keep your current job, while pursuing your education. Some of the programs let you earn your diploma in as little as 36 weeks, letting you get on with your life, while giving you and your family the potential of a better future.

Kaplan Career Institute, Harrisburg campus offers career-focused courses in business, criminal justice, health care, information systems and technology, and specialized technology, including computer-aided design and digital arts.


The Kaplan Career Institute, Harrisburg campus, was founded in 1918 as Beckley College, originally a business school offering vocational training in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Over the years, the school has continued its longstanding tradition of providing quality education and has expanded its program offerings to include computer engineering technology and computer-aided drafting training programs.

The school is now owned by Kaplan Higher Education Corporation, and has changed its name to Kaplan Career Institute.

What Kaplan Career Institute Offers

Students can unlock their potential and train for careers they want at Kaplan Career Institute - Harrisburg. They deserve it. The only way to get from where they are now to where they want to be is to take action and start their journeys. Kaplan Career Institute - Harrisburg will help point students in the right direction -- toward new careers that they can be proud of.

Kaplan Career Institute's Commitment

Kaplan Career Institute - Harrisburg stands by its services and the education it provides. Students can confidently attend a Conditional Admittance Period with no financial commitment to be sure that Kaplan Career Institute - Harrisburg is the right choice for them. If students notify the school that they will not be staying beyond the Conditional Admittance Period, then they will not be charged tuition.

Kaplan Career Institute's Instructors

Kaplan Career Institute - Harrisburg instructors bring real world experiences to the classroom. They provide students with the most current industry standards and practices.

Hands-on Training

At Kaplan Career Institute - Harrisburg, students can combine classroom learning with hands-on training. Students actually do what they come to learn; they don't just read about it. They develop skills that are more likely to stick when they actually practice those skills.

Materials and Equipment

Students learn with materials and equipment that they would use on the job. They gain the ability to display knowledge and skills that employers are looking for.


Students can find externship or practicum sites with the school's assistance. They can apply the knowledge they gain at Kaplan Career Institute - Harrisburg to real-world career settings. They increase their confidence in job interviews.

Externships and practicums are not required for all programs.

Admission Requirements

Kaplan Career Institute - Harrisburg wants to help students start their journeys. The admissions process for each student starts with a Career Planning Session where the student's career goals are discussed; information about the school and its programs is shared; a campus tour is provided; and the student has the opportunity to meet with a Career Services Adviser and Financial Aid Officer.

Admissions requirements include, but are not limited to, proof of high school graduation and entrance assessment. For information on specific program requirements, students should contact the Admissions Department.

Financial Aid and Military Benefits

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. A financial aid officer will be able to assist students in determining their eligibility for federal loans, private aid, state and federal grants, scholarships, and other forms of aid.

In support of the military community, Kaplan Career Institute - Harrisburg also offers a 30% discount in tuition for active duty personnel, military spouses, veterans, and dependent of veterans or active duty personnel.

Students should please contact the Financial Aid Department for more information about financial aid and the military and veteran benefits programs the campus supports.

Career Services

Kaplan Career Institute - Harrisburg is committed to students' future successes. It works with employers in the community to make sure that its programs support students' needs by providing graduates that are appropriately skilled. Students can obtain personalized assistance from a Career Services Adviser in school, upon graduation and beyond.

Kaplan Career Institute - Harrisburg offers "The Kaplan Certified Professional" program devoted to sharpening the skills that could make the difference in a student's job search. Kaplan Career Institute - Harrisburg offers 7 certification activities that allow students to become more well-rounded candidates upon graduation. Certifications include, but are not limited to, dress for success, social media presence, and preparing for the interview.


Choosing an accredited school is important to your education. Accreditation signifies that the school has met certain standards of quality in education, so you can feel confident in the value of the education you receive.

Kaplan Career Institute in Harrisburg, PA is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS): 750 First Street NE, Suite 980, Washington DC 20002-4242. For questions about the school's accreditation, call 202.336.6780. The ACICS website is located at www.acics.org.

Consumer Information

For more information on programs and their outcomes visit www.kaplancareerinstitute.com/consumer-info. Kaplan Career Institute does not guarantee employment or career advancement. Programs vary by campus. Additional academy training may be required for law enforcement positions.


Harrisburg is the capital of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The city lies on the east bank of the Susquehanna River in the south central part of the state.

Harrisburg was once just a small riverbank outpost, but has grown immensely into a city full of art and culture, sports and entertainment, as well as some of the world's finest cuisine, and shopping. The residents of Harrisburg, just like Kaplan Career Institute, take pride in their community and warmly welcome all who enter and enjoy its wonderful offerings.


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Location & Contact

5650 Derry Street
Harrisburg, PA 17111-3518
United States