Features and Facilities
Discover the features and facilities of our Cedar Rapids, Iowa campus and how we are here to support your educational goals.
Kaplan University, Cedar Rapids campus, consists of a recently refurbished 30,000 sq ft one-story building with specialty built classrooms, computer and medical labs, student lounge facilities, and administrative offices. Conveniently located in a newer commercial district in an expanding part of Cedar Rapids, our facilities are partially accessible to persons with physical impairments.
Our facilities give you a chance to develop a practical, working knowledge of the equipment and materials used in your career. General equipment for all programs includes computers with high speed Internet access, overhead projectors, and a variety of computer software and electronic sources including Ebsco Host research engine. For specific courses, we offer a nursing lab and medical assisting lab, both filled with equipment used in the health care field.
Our Cedar Rapids campus a learning resource center as well as Financial Aid, Student Accounts, and Admissions departments. In addition, you can take advantage of our Academic Success Center, where you can go for tutoring. Our student lounge has vending machines, tables for working or lounging, a television, and a refrigerator for student use. Currently, the Cedar Rapids campus has 7 computer labs with an average of 24 computer stations in each lab.
Medical Assisting Lab
The medical assisting lab simulates a real medical office where students can learn processes such as venipuncture, urinalysis, microscrope analysis, and how to document lab functions in medical records. The lab can accommodate up to 12 students. Because of the type of lab functions practiced or simulated in the lab it is a controlled environment.
The nursing lab is set up to simulate a hospital setting and gives students the opportunity to practice and learn hands-on nursing skills. The lab has a patient care area with 5 beds along with a paired mannequin, bedside tables, supplies, and diagnostic equipment. There is an area for students to interact in small groups of about 16 students at a time.
Criminal Justice Lab
The criminal justice lab has a FATS machine (Fire Arms Training Simulator). This machine provides students with realistic training scenarios that aid in developing critical thinking skills, eyewitness identification, and on-demand verbal commands. Only one student is allowed in the simulation room at a time with the instructor. The scenarios can escalate or de-escalate based on the student's performance.
Programs and Activities
Providing students with a dynamic, stimulating on-campus experience is part of Kaplan University’s ongoing commitment to excellence. Here’s just a sample of what’s happening:
- Weekly Events: Popcorn Day and Root Beer Float Day.
- Holiday Events: Tacos on Cinco de Mayo and watermelon on the Fourth of July.
- Awards Week: Students on the President’s List, Dean’s List, and Perfect Attendance List are recognized in class and awarded certificates
- Cookouts and Pizza Day
- Stall Street Journal: Campus newspaper, which is updated weekly with campus information, trivia, and a faculty spotlight
- Campus Contests: Scavenger hunts and Penny Day