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    ABCO Technology

    Located in Los Angeles, ABCO Technology Institute teaches students the skills they need to succeed in a range of computer technology jobs. The school prides itself on its small class sizes and flexible scheduling options.

    • 11222 South La Cienega Boulevard, Suite 588 Inglewood, CA 90304
    • Computer and Information Technology, Graphics, Design, and Arts

    Allied Real Estate Schools

    • 22952 Alcalde Drive Laguna Hills, CA 92653
    • Business

    American Career College
    American Career College has 40 years of experience training students in the health sciences. The school offers diplomas and associates degrees in healthcare.

    • 1200 North Magnolia Ave. Anaheim, CA 92801
    • 3130 East Sedona Ct. Ontario, CA 91764
    • 3680 E. Imperial Hwy., 5th Floor Lynwood, CA 90262
    • 4021 Rosewood Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90004
    • Healthcare Administration and Services, Healthcare and Nursing, Wellness

    Blake Austin College
    Blake Austin College offers nationally accredited certificates in the health and medical industries.

    • 611-K Orange Dr. Vacaville, CA 95687
    • Cosmetology and Barbering, Healthcare and Nursing

    California Coast University

    California Coast University is an accredited online college based in Santa Ana, California. The school provides flexible start dates and self-paced programs to meet the needs of busy unable to attend traditional, on-campus classes.

    • 925 N Spurgeon St. Santa Ana, CA 92701
    • Business, Criminal Justice and Law, Healthcare Administration and Services

    California Hair Design Academy

    California Hair Design Academy is an affordable beauty school located in San Diego County. This institution prepares students for careers in cosmetology.

    • 8011 University Avenue, Suite A-2 La Mesa, CA 91942
    • Business, Cosmetology and Barbering

    California South Bay University

    California South Bay University a private institution offering master's degree programs in Campbell, California. This school provides flexible scheduling options including day, evening, and weekend classes.

    • 577 Salmar Avenue, Suite 120 Campbell, CA 95008
    • Business, Computer and Information Technology

    Carrington College
    Carrington College offers Certificate and Associate degrees in the medical, dental, and criminal justice fields.

    • 7301 Greenback Ln., Ste A Citrus Heights, CA 95621
    • 380 Civic Dr., Ste 300 Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
    • 8909 Folsom Blvd. Sacramento, CA 95826
    • 5883 Rue Ferrari, Ste 125 San Jose, CA 95138
    • 15555 E 14th St., Ste 500 San Leandro, CA 94578
    • 1313 W Robinhood Dr., Ste B Stockton, CA 95207
    • Criminal Justice and Law, Healthcare Administration and Services, Healthcare and Nursing, Wellness

    CBD College

    CBD College provides its students with the education and training needed for a career in healthcare. This non-profit institution offers classes on its campus in California as well as online.

    • 3699 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90010
    • Business, Computer and Information Technology, Criminal Justice and Law, Healthcare and Nursing, Wellness

    Central Coast College

    Central Coast College teaches career-focused programs in veterinary science, allied health, and business. The school strives to help graduates gain the skills they need to succeed in their chosen field.

    • 480 S Main Street, Suite 3301 Salinas, CA 93901
    • Business, Communications and Media, Healthcare Administration and Services, Healthcare and Nursing

    Charter College

    Charter College offers certificate and degree programs in many different industries. The private institution's blended learning environment combines in-class and online instruction, giving students with busy lives more flexibility.

    • 19034 Soledad Canyon Road Canyon Country, CA 91351
    • 43141 Business Center Pkwy, Suite 109 Lancaster, CA 93535
    • The Palms, 2000 Outlet Center Dr, Suite 150 Oxnard, CA 93036
    • Business, Computer and Information Technology, Construction and Architecture, Healthcare Administration and Services, Healthcare and Nursing, HVAC and Building Services

    Concorde Career Institute

    With several locations throughout the United States, Concorde prepares attendees for jobs in healthcare and dentistry. This institution prides itself on providing an educational experience that is student centered, community based, and achievement driven.

    • 12951 S Euclid Street, Suite 101 Garden Grove, CA 92840
    • 12412 Victory Blvd North Hollywood, CA 91606
    • 201 E Airport Dr San Bernardino, CA 92408
    • 4393 Imperial Ave San Diego, CA 92113
    • Healthcare Administration and Services, Healthcare and Nursing, Wellness

    Gnomon School of Visual Effects

    At its single campus in Hollywood, California, Gnomon School of Visual Effects prepares students for careers in the entertainment industry. This arts school focuses on both digital and traditional courses so graduates have the strong foundation they need to succeed.

    • 1015 N Cahuenga Blvd Hollywood, CA 90038
    • Graphics, Design, and Arts

    Institute of Technology
    The Institute of Technology offers technical training in HVAC, Welding, and Automated Technology. There are also several other programs in Criminal Justice, Business, Culinary Arts, Cosmetology, and the Medical field.

    • 564 W. Herndon Ave. Clovis, CA 93612
    • 5601 Stoddard Rd. Modesto, CA 95356
    • 1755 Hilltop Dr. Redding, CA 96002
    • Business, Cosmetology and Barbering, Criminal Justice and Law, Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management, Healthcare Administration and Services, Healthcare and Nursing, HVAC and Building Services, Wellness

    InterCoast
    InterCoast Colleges in California offers degree programs in Counseling and Business Administration. There are also certificate programs in Alcohol & Drug Counseling Studies, Accounting, Dental Assisting, Electrical Training, HVAC, Medical Assisting, and Pharmacy Technician.

    • 388 W Cerritos Ave. Bld 7 Anaheim, CA 92805
    • 2480 Hilborn Rd., Ste 100 Fairfield, CA 94533
    • 9738 Lincoln Village Dr., Ste 120 Rancho Cordova, CA 95827
    • 1989 Atlanta Ave. Riverside, CA 92507
    • 2235 E Garvey Ave. N West Covina, CA 91791
    • Business, Healthcare Administration and Services, Healthcare and Nursing, HVAC and Building Services, Social Services

    Laurus College
    Laurus College offers traditional and online courses in digital arts & computer animation, medical billing & coding, web design & development, and information technology & network systems.

    • 8693 El Camino Real Atascadero, CA 93422
    • 2351 Lockwood St. Oxnard, CA 93036
    • 81 Higuera St., Ste 110 San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
    • 325 E Betteravia Rd., Ste B8 Santa Maria, CA 93454
    • Business, Computer and Information Technology, Healthcare and Nursing

    Lawrence & Company, College of Cosmetology

    Lawrence & Company College of Cosmetology opened its doors in 1998. The California-based school prepares students for careers in the field. Enrollees gain knowledge while working in every part of a salon, from answering phone calls to cutting hair.

    • 2048 Grant Street Selma, CA 93662
    • Cosmetology and Barbering

    Martinson College of Southern California

    Based in Anaheim, California, Martinson College provides career training for the healthcare industry. Students can attend classes in person on through the school's online platform.

    • 3855 E. La Palma Avenue, Suite 234 Anaheim, CA 92807
    • Healthcare Administration and Services

    Milan Institute

    For over 30 years, Milan Institute has been providing career education and training in a variety of fields. Students can choose between several campuses, including six locations just for cosmetology programs.

    • 2822 F Street, Suite H Bakersfield, CA 93301
    • 255 West Bullard Avenue Fresno, CA 93704
    • 780 Loughborough Drive Merced, CA 95348
    • 75-030 Gerald Ford Drive, Suite 203 Palm Desert, CA 92211
    • 6500 South Mooney Boulevard Visalia, CA 93277
    • 934 Missouri Street Fairfield, CA 94533
    • 78-900 Highway 111 La Quinta, CA 92253
    • Business, Computer and Information Technology, Cosmetology and Barbering, Healthcare Administration and Services, Healthcare and Nursing, HVAC and Building Services, Wellness

    Moler Barber College

    Family owned and operated Moler Barber College specializes in beauty focused programs. The school teaches students the techniques they need to succeed through hands-on experience.

    • 3815 Telegraph Avenue Oakland, CA 94609
    • 22425 Main Street Hayward, CA 94541
    • 13128 San Pablo Avenue San Pablo, CA 94805
    • 955 Monroe Street Santa Clara, CA 95050
    • Cosmetology and Barbering

    Monterey Bay Institute of Electrology

    Based in California, Monterey Bay Institute of Electrology prepares learners for careers in permanent hair removal. Students can complete their training both on campus or through a hybrid distance learning program.

    • 2600 Garden Road, Suite 207 Monterey, CA 93940
    • Business, Cosmetology and Barbering

    National Career College

    National Career College started in 2005 as the Dental Technology Institute of Southern California. They changed their name in 2008 and now offer a broader range of courses and training for those interested in the health and wellness industry.

    • 14355 Roscoe Boulevard Panorama City, CA 91402
    • Business, Healthcare Administration and Services, Healthcare and Nursing

    National Holistic Institute
    Based in Emeryville, CA, the National Holistic Institute has ten campuses located throughout the state. The school offers programs in massage therapy with a focus on overall wellness.

    • 5900 Doyle Street Emeryville, CA 94608
    • 1221 Farmers Lane, Suite 100 Santa Rosa, CA 95405
    • 1610 Arden Way, Suite 110 Sacramento, CA 95815
    • 3031 Tisch Way Suite 1 Plaza South San Jose, CA 95128 San Jose, CA 95128
    • 10969 Ventura Boulevard Studio City, CA 91604
    • 201 E Sandpointe Avenue, Suite 100 Santa Ana, CA 92707
    • 2930 E. Inland Empire Boulevard, Suite 112 Ontario, CA 91764
    • 5601 Stoddard Road Modesto, CA 95356
    • 1755 Hilltop Drive Redding, CA 96002
    • 564 W. Herndon Avenue Clovis, CA 93612
    • Wellness

    NTMA Training Centers
    Based in Santa Fe Springs, California, NTMA Training Centers is an accredited nonprofit institution. The school prepares students for careers as machinists and offers extra training to those already in the field.

    • 12131 Telegraph Road Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670 
    • Construction and Architecture

    Oak Brook College of Law
    Oak Brook College of Law is an online institution based in Fresno, California. Students can enroll in a Juris doctorate program or attend courses to become a certified paralegal.

    • 7650 North Palm Avenue, Suite 101B Fresno, CA 93711
    • Criminal Justice and Law

    Paul Mitchell Schools
    There are more than 100 Paul Mitchell Schools nationwide that prepare future professionals for careers in the beauty industry. Students can learn in-demand skills to become cosmetologists, barbers, estheticians and nail designers.

    • 100 Crescent Drive D Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
    • 5091 N Fresno St #104 Fresno, CA 93710
    • 3100 McHenry Avenue Modesto, CA 95350
    • 12047 Donner Pass Rd Suite A-1 Truckee, CA 96161
    • 2100 Arden Way #265 Sacramento, CA 95825
    • 1067 Folsom Street San Francisco, CA 94103
    • 3309 Hyland Avenue Costa Mesa, CA 92626
    • 825 E Green Street Pasadena, CA 91101
    • 410 A Street San Diego, CA 92101
    • 15301 Ventura Boulevard P2 Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
    • 27536 Ynez Rd, Suite E1 Temecula, CA 92591
    • Cosmetology and Barbering

    Platt College
    With four campuses in California and online learning options, Platt College offers courses in Medical Sciences, Graphic Design, Business & Legal Studies, and Information Technology.

    • 1000 South Fremont Ave., Ste A9W Alhambra, CA 91803
    • 1551 S. Douglass Rd. Anaheim, CA 92806
    • 3700 Inland Empire Blvd. Ontario, CA 91764
    • 6465 Sycamore Canyon Blvd., Ste 100 Riverside, CA 92507
    • Computer and Information Technology, Criminal Justice and Law, Healthcare Administration and Services, Healthcare and Nursing, Sports Management

    Roadmaster Drivers School

    Roadmasters Drivers School provides students with the skills and hands-on training they need to obtain a Class A commercial driver's license. The school operates several different locations across the United States.

    • 10251 Calabash Ave Fontana, CA 92335
    • Trucking and Transportation

    SAE Institute

    SAE Institute has more than 40 campuses worldwide, with six in major U.S. cities such as Atlanta, Chicago, and Miami. The school offers hands-on training opportunities to give students real world experience in the entertainment industry.

    • 6601 Shellmound Street Emeryville, CA 94608
    • Business, Computer and Information Technology, Graphics, Design, and Arts, HVAC and Building Services

    Saint Leo University
    Saint Leo University is a liberal arts college offering associates, bachelors, masters, doctoral, and minor degrees in a variety of fields.

    • 3975 Norman Scott Rd., Navy College Office, Bldg. 3280 San Diego, CA 92136
    • Business, Communications and Media, Computer and Information Technology, Criminal Justice and Law, Graphics, Design, and Arts, Healthcare Administration and Services

    San Joaquin Valley College
    San Joaquin Valley College offers certificates and degrees in the fields of business, criminal justice, medical, dental, technical, industrial, and general education.

    • 8845 El Camino Real Atascadero, CA 93422
    • 201 New Stine Rd. Bakersfield, CA 93309
    • 1920 Cecil Ave. Delano, CA 93215
    • 295 E Sierra Ave. Fresno, CA 93710
    • 215 W 7th St. Hanford, CA 93230
    • 9331 Mariposa Rd. Hesperia, CA 92344
    • 42135 10th St. W Ste 147 Lancaster, CA 93534
    • 2185 W Cleveland Ave., Unit J Madera, CA 93637
    • 5380 Pirrone Rd. Salida, CA 95368
    • 4580 Ontario Mills Pkwy. Ontario, CA 91764
    • 314 N Main St. Porterville, CA 93257
    • 11000 Olson Dr., Ste 100 Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
    • 27270 Madison Ave., Ste 103 Temecula, CA 92590
    • 8344 W Mineral King Ave. Visalia, CA 93291
    • Business, Communications and Media, Computer and Information Technology, Criminal Justice and Law, Graphics, Design, and Arts, Healthcare Administration and Services

    Santa Barbara Business College (SBBC)
    With over 125 years of experience, SBBCollege continues to provide training for students interested in the healthcare and business industries. The school has three campuses throughout California.

    • 5300 California Avenue Bakersfield, CA 93309
    • 34275 Monterey Avenue Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
    • 303 Plaza Drive Santa Maria, CA 93454
    • 4839 Market Street Ventura, CA 93003
    • Business, Computer and Information Technology, Criminal Justice and Law, Healthcare Administration and Services, Healthcare and Nursing, HVAC and Building Services

    School of Holistic Touch, Inc
    Since 2005, the School of Holistic Touch has offered a hands-on approach to education in massage therapy and holistic health. The institution has a single campus in Ontario, CA that also sells supplies.

    • 302 South Milliken Avenue, Suite B Ontario, CA 91761
    • Wellness

    Southern California Health Institute
    The Southern California Health Institute offers training in massage therapy, personal training, medical assisting, and medical billing and coding. Students can also train to become physical therapy aides.

    • 18040 Sherman Way Reseda, CA 91335
    • Healthcare Administration and Services, Healthcare and Nursing, Sports Management, Wellness

    Southern California Institute of Technology

    • 525 North Muller Street Anaheim, CA 92801
    • Computer and Information Technology, HVAC and Building Services

    Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology
    Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology offers courses in Aviation Maintenance, Aviation Electronics, Nondestructive Testing, HVAC, and Piloting.

    • 8911 Aviation Blvd. Inglewood, CA 90301
    • 4130 Mennes Ave. Riverside, CA 92509
    • Aviation Management

    Summit College

    • 851 East Cooley Drive Colton, CA 92324
    • 411 North Marshall Avenue El Cajon, CA 92020
    • 1639 East Edinger Santa Ana, CA 92705
    • Business, Construction and Architecture, Healthcare and Nursing, HVAC and Building Services

    The Accounting Academy

    • 7283 Engineer Road, Suite H San Diego, CA 92111
    • Business

    The Art Institutes
    The Art Institutes offer training in marketing, interior & product design, visual design, film & production, fashion, gaming & technology, culinary arts, and animation & effects.

    • 5250 Lankershim Blvd. North Hollywood, CA 91601
    • 7650 Mission Valley Rd. San Diego, CA 92108
    • Business, Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management, Graphics, Design, and Arts

    TUI University

    • 5757 Plaza Drive, Suite 100 Cypress, CA 90630
    • Business, Communications and Media, Computer and Information Technology, Criminal Justice and Law, Healthcare Administration and Services

    UEI College
    With campuses in three states, UEI College offers training in the fields of Automotive, Business, Criminal Justice, Health Care, HVAC, and Information Technology.

    • 401 W. Carl Karcher Way Anaheim, CA 92801
    • 3737 Rosedale Hwy. Bakersfield, CA 93308
    • 1261 3rd Ave., Ste A Chula Vista, CA 91911
    • 5445 Balboa Blvd. Encino, CA 91316
    • 3602 N. Blackstone Ave., Ste 0268 Fresno, CA 93726
    • 661 W. Redondo Beach Blvd. Gardena, CA 90247
    • 6055 Pacific Blvd. Huntington Park, CA 90255
    • 4730 Ontario Mills Pkwy. Ontario, CA 91764
    • 1860 University Ave. Riverside, CA 92507
    • 4424 Florin Rd. Sacramento, CA 95823
    • 2085 Montiel Rd., Ste D-100 San Marcos, CA 92069
    • 4994 Claremont Ave. Stockton, CA 95207
    • 339 N. Azusa Ave. West Covina, CA 91791
    • Automotive, Business, Criminal Justice and Law, Healthcare Administration and Services, Healthcare and Nursing, HVAC and Building Services

    Unitek College
    Unitek College offers programs in the medical field, including Nursing, Medical Assisting, and Dental Assisting.

    • 333 Palmer Dr., Suite #200 Bakersfield, CA 93309
    • 1401 Willow Pass Rd. Concord, CA 94520
    • 4670 Auto Mall Pkwy. Fremont, CA 94538
    • 21615 Hesperian Blvd. Hayward, CA 94541
    • 1111 Howe Ave., Ste #300 Sacramento, CA 95825
    • 6800 Santa Teresa Blvd., Ste #200 San Jose, CA 95119
    • 257 Longford Dr. #5 South San Francisco, CA 94080
    • Computer and Information Technology, Healthcare Administration and Services, Healthcare and Nursing

    Universal Technical Institute
    Across 15 campuses, Universal Technical Institute offers training in Machining, Welding, and Collision Repair. They also offer courses in the Automotive, Diesel, Motorcycle, and Marine Technology fields.

    • 4175 East Conant St. Long Beach, CA 90808
    • 9494 Haven Ave. Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
    • 4100 Duckhorn Dr. Sacramento, CA 95834
    • Automotive, Construction and Architecture, Cosmetology and Barbering, Trucking and Transportation

    West Coast University
    100 year old university provides undergraduate, masters, and doctorate degree programs healthcare fields.

    • 12215 Victory Blvd. North Hollywood, CA 91606
    • 2855 E Guasti Rd. Ontario, CA 91761
    • 1477 S Manchester Ave. Anaheim, CA 92802
    • 590 North Vermont Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90004
    • Healthcare Administration and Services, Healthcare and Nursing, Wellness



    Do you want to advance your current career or perhaps change career directions completely? Good for you. You can use this site to find the right school for you – one that will be convenient, affordable, and, most importantly, will give you the training and education you need to earn more money and be happier at your job.

    This page provides a directory of schools offering associate’s degrees, bachelor’s degrees, diplomas, and certificates, for the most popular vocations including nursing, medical assisting, medical billing and coding, massage therapy, culinary arts, pharmacy technology, cosmetology, and paralegal.

    California has an abundance of colleges and universities. Take the time to understand what the school offers, how much their programs costs and the school’s reputation before moving forward. Good luck in your search!

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