Blair College Colorado:
The Associate of
Applied Science degree in Accounting is designed for those
who want a thorough knowledge of the principles of
accounting as well as business methods and procedures. The
program will provide students with the fundamentals of
accounting which are essential to success in any economic
The Accounting program teaches computerized accounting,
basic accounting principles, and advanced accounting
applications. Students will be prepared to create,
analyze, and interpret financial data and statements in
order to make sound business and accounting decisions.
Additionally, students learn business law, financial
management, and business communications. To keep with
current trends, the program teaches a computer
applications and word processing course with an emphasis
on computerized accounting applications in the business
Accounting prepares students for career opportunities in
positions such as accounting assistants, bookkeepers,
junior accountants, and management trainees. A variety of
positions are available to graduates in business,
industry, and government accounting fields.
Blair College, Inc. was founded in Pueblo, Colorado as
Brown's School of Business in 1897. In 1918, Mr. and Mrs.
George Blair purchased Brown's Business College and
renamed it Blair's Business College. Mr. Floyd Doty
assumed ownership of the college in 1938, and in 1953 the
College achieved accreditation as a two-year school of
business. It was among the first group of business
colleges in the United States to be accredited by the
Accrediting Commission of Independent Colleges and
Schools. In 1960, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Webster purchased
Blair Business College and acted as its president and
secretary-treasurer, respectively, until late 1979.
In January 1981, Blair Business College changed its name
to Blair Junior College. This change denoted collegiate
accreditation as a Junior College of Business by the
Accrediting Commission of the Association of Independent
Colleges and Schools as well as approval of its associate
degree programs by the Division of Private Occupational
Schools, Department of Higher Education.
On October 17, 1996, the college was acquired by Rhodes
Colleges, Inc. At the time of acquisition, the name of the
institution was changed to Blair College.
Blair College is a private college established to meet the
changing employment and corresponding educational needs of
the diverse student population of Colorado Springs and its
surrounding area. The College offers practical,
career-related programs designed to help graduates prepare
for entry-level positions and contribute to the community
which it serves.
Blair College is located on a five-acre site in eastern
Colorado Springs, Colorado. The college occupies a modern,
attractive building containing 22,300 square feet of
space. There are spacious classrooms; computer, medical,
and typing laboratories; student smoking and non-smoking
lounge; library; and administrative and faculty offices. A
large classroom located in the center of the building
serves as the auditorium. Ample parking surrounds the
Blair College building.
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