College in Harrisonburg VA
American National University (ANU) has served Harrisonburg and northern Virginia for many years. Now, we bring our eUniversity to you so you can be live, in class, from anywhere.
American National University (ANU) is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) and offers programs through distance education. Programs offered include:
Diplomas & Certificates
Associate's Degree Programs
Baccalaureate Degree Programs
Graduate Degree Programs
Contact an Admission representative to learn about which degree program may be best for you.
Will I be able to fit classes into my busy life?
Our curricula are geared for students with busy work and family lives, who are looking to get started in a new career or advance in their current line of work. With your busy schedule in mind, ANU offers:
- Online, on-campus, or blended degree programs: that allow you to take classes on your time in a format that fits you
- Video conferencing options: which allows us to offer you classes without delaying your schedule and connects you to students across campuses and states
- Day and evening on-campus classes1: To fit your scheduling needs
- Each on-campus class held once a week: Leaving you with more time open for work and family
- Frequent term starts with short breaks in between: so you can finish your degree quickly and retain the information you’ve learned
- Short programs: Designed to equip you with a degree and get you started on your career without wasting your time
Will I be able to afford it?
Our professional financial planners can craft a plan to make college a reality for you. We understand that each student has unique circumstances and questions, which is why each student meets personally with a student service representative to identify available sources of financial assistance. Several financial aid/FAFSA options are available to students who qualify including:
- ANU Funded Grants & Scholarships
- Federal Financial (FAFSA) Assistance
- Private Grants and Scholarships
What if I need help?
American National University has a family-like campus atmosphere with all the resources of a large university. From small classes, to a team of staff and faculty dedicated to helping you succeed, you’ll find you will fit right into the ANU Harrisonburg community.
- Personalized attention: receive one-on-one attention from teachers and staff members who know you by name
- Hands on learning with career professionals as instructors: Rather than just relying upon theoretical book learning, ANU offers instruction that gives you practical experience in your field, taught by people who have experience in your future field
- Career Services: Even before you graduate, our career services team can help you prepare your resume, cover letters, interviewing techniques, and offer support in your search for your future career opportunities
- Alumni Benefits: Our support doesn’t end at graduation, as an alumnus you will have access to our career services and refresher2 courses available throughout your career.
Come in for a tour of your future classrooms and meet your future teachers, staff members, and fellow-students today!
Where Are You Located?
Our campuses are easy to get to, offer ample parking, and with our eLearning options you may even be able to take classes from home.
Directions to the Harrisonburg VA location:
From Interstate 81, take exit 247A onto East Market Street. Turn left at 1st stop light – Linda Ln. Then left onto Country Club Road. Ending at 1515 Country Club Rd. Campus will be on your left.
The key to our success is a faculty of Professional Instructors with Industry Experience. Drawing on personal insights, our instructors provide students with a real-world perspective to prepare them for success in well-defined fields of employment.
At American National University we emphasize individual attention for our students, from enrollment to graduation with frequent and helpful faculty interaction every step of the way. Our class sizes are smaller, with an average of 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio, allowing for one-on-one interaction with instructors.
Our Faculty at a Glance
MS; BS; AS
Luis Alicea-Batlle has been an instructor in the Business Department at the National College Louisville Campus for the past four years. He also serves as an instructor through classroom-conferencing for the Harrisonburg Campus. Luis holds a Master of Science degree in Management from Oakland City University, Oakland City, IN; a Bachelor of Science degree in Administration/Organization from Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI; and an Associate degree in General Education from Troy State University, Troy, AL. Luis is a U.S. Army veteran, having served 21 years of active duty and 9 years of reserve time. While in the Army, he held positions as Drill Sergeant, Drill Sergeant Academy Instructor, and Leadership Academy Instructor. Luis has had civilian work experience in resource management, advertisement sales, car sales, and human resource management/coordinating. He has been instructing college-level courses since 2007.
Director of IT Programs
BA, MCSE, Net+
Felix Baez worked as a Senior Data Analyst for a Telecommunications Auditing company before coming to National College. He is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer and has obtained his CompTIA Network+ certification. Felix is an instructor of Information Systems Engineering courses and the Bachelor of Information Technology courses, and he currently serves as Director of IT programs at the Harrisonburg Campus.
Christopher Balderson has worked in the accounting field for more than 10 years. He is currently a Tax Manager for a public company located in Harrisonburg, VA. Christopher has an Associate of Applied Science degree from Rappahannock Community College and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from James Madison University. He is currently an instructor of all associate- level accounting courses at the Harrisonburg Campus.
Department Chair - Administrative Office Professional
Hubert Doughty has had a 36-year career in government and private business in supervisory and administrative capacities. He has taught at several business and community colleges, including the National College Harrisonburg Campus, where he is currently an instructor. Hubert holds a bachelor's degree as well as a Master of Business Administration degree and is an Associate Member of the International Association of Administrative Professionals.
Jean Halbeisen has worked in the medical field for over 16 years and is presently the medical coding instructor for the Harrisonburg Campus. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Eastern Mennonite College, holds a diploma as a Medical Office Specialist, and is a Certified Professional Coder through the AAPC. She teaches courses in CPT, ICD-9, HCPCS Coding and Third Party Payer Reimbursement.
ASA, RN, RMA
Betty Hassler has worked in the medical field for more than 25 years. She is an instructor of medical and phlebotomy courses at the Harrisonburg Campus. Betty has a degree from Shenandoah University and is a Registered Nurse, as well as a Registered Medical Assistant.
David Hoagland has a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Kentucky and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). David has experience in many areas of accounting, including public practice, governmental accounting and industry and has served as staff accountant, manufacturing accountant, division director, and chief financial officer (CFO). He has owned and operated various businesses during his career and is a member of his state (KSCPA) and national (AICPA) accounting organizations. David teaches primarily accounting and business courses at the National College Lexington Campus. He also serves as an instructor through classroom-conferencing for the Harrisonburg Campus.
Debra Jones holds an Associate of Applied Science degree from Blue Ridge Community College, a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Bridgewater College, and is currently enrolled in the Master of Arts in Teaching degree program at Mary Baldwin College. She has taught math at various schools in the Staunton and Rockingham County areas. Debra is currently an instructor at the Harrisonburg Campus, where she teaches Dosage and Calculations, Algebra, and Business Math courses.
Director of Surgical Technology
Karen Sherback has worked in the medical field for over 30 years. She is a Certified Surgical Technologist, and her career has been spent in the operating room working tableside in many different specialties and areas of the country. Karen is an instructor and serves as director of the Surgical Technology program at the Harrisonburg Campus.
A.S.; B.S.; MBA
Charlie Sherback has spent over twenty years in the Casino Industry, and has helped open seven casinos. He has worked various positions in Finance and IT, including Sr. System Support Specialist, Sr. Operations Analyst, Financial Analysis Manager, and Regional Planning & Analysis Manager. He received an associate degree from Middlesex Community College and a bachelor's degree in Management from the University of Massachusetts Boston. While working in Atlantic City, he earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Monmouth University. He is currently an instructor of Business and Accounting courses, along with Prep Math, Prep English, and other General Education courses at the Harrisonburg Campus.
Daniel Sweger holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physics from Duke University and a PhD in Physics from American University. He worked as a research scientist at the National Bureau of Standards and has owned his own computer software business. Daniel has participated in short-term missions work overseas annually since 1998 and has published three books. He is an instructor at the Harrisonburg Campus.
Director of Health Care Education
AS, RMA, CPhT
Christopher Weve has worked in the medical field for more than 10 years, in areas such as pharmacy technician, medical office manager, medical transcriptionist, and various other positions. He is a Certified Pharmacy Technician and Registered Medical Assistant. He holds an Associate of Science Degree from National College and is the Director of Health Care Education at the Harrisonburg Campus.
Career Services and Employer Partnerships
At American National University, the success of our students is always priority number one.
American National University knows that transitioning from being a student to becoming a working professional requires more than just a good education. At ANU, the process of helping you find great career opportunities begins long before you enter our doors. The academic leaders at ANU work with local employers to ensure that our programs align with careers of today and the future.
We will assist you with creating goals and exploring career options. No matter where you are in your career, you will always have access to the full range of services. Here are a few of the many services we offer:
- Mock interviews
- Business etiquette training
- DVD, books, and magazines on conducting your job search
- Coaching on dressing for success
- Assistance with writing resumes and cover letters
- Tips on researching potential employers
- Access to current local job openings
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