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ABCO Technology

Since 1999, ABCO Technology Institute has provided students with hands-on training on software and applications used in technical careers. Located in Los Angeles, ABCO Technology Institute teaches students the skills they need to succeed in a range of computer technology jobs. Among other programs, the school offers certificates and diplomas in fields such as networking, cyber security, and web design. The school prides itself on its small class sizes and flexible scheduling options.
  • 11222 South La Cienega Boulevard, Suite 588 (Inglewood) Los Angeles, CA 90304
  • Computer and Information Technology, Graphics, Design, and Arts

Allied Real Estate Schools

Founded in 1992 in Orange County, Allied Real Estate Schools is part of the Colibri Group, offering comprehensive online education in real estate, appraisal, and mortgage lending across California. Known for its flexible learning options, including online courses and livestream classes, Allied provides tools like CompuCram for exam preparation and has established partnerships with reputable entities in real estate education.
  • 22952 Alcalde Drive Laguna Hills, CA 92653
  • Real Estate

American Career College

Based in Southern California, American Career College has offered a variety of healthcare programs since 1978. Students earn diplomas or associate’s degrees and classes open up all year long. The school has training for medical assistants, pharmacy technicians, vocational nurses, surgical techs, and more. All these careers are in high demand, so applicants can prepare for the future.
  • 1200 North Magnolia Ave. Anaheim, CA 92801
  • 3130 East Sedona Ct. Ontario, CA 91764
  • 4021 Rosewood Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90004
  • Healthcare and Nursing, Radiology, Wellness

Arizona College of Nursing

The Arizona College of Nursing, established in 1991 by a group of pharmacists, has grown into a leading institution for vocational medical education with a mission to meet the evolving healthcare needs of the community. Operating across 20 campuses in 12 states, it offers a range of programs including Medical Assisting, Dental Assisting, and Healthcare Administration, and is renowned for its dynamic, culturally enriched learning environment. The college is thoroughly accredited, including a BSN program recognized by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, and maintains affiliations with various prestigious organizations and nursing associations, enhancing its credibility and support within the nursing community. Dedicated to continuous improvement and workforce relevance, the Arizona College of Nursing offers tailored educational programs and strong career development support, making it a compelling option for those pursuing careers in health professions, evidenced by its robust placement support and state-of-the-art training facilities.
  • 3401 N Centre Lake Dr Ontario, CA 91761
  • Healthcare Administration, Medical Assisting

Blake Austin College

Blake Austin College offers nationally accredited certificates in the health and medical industries. Blake Austin College gives students the skills to succeed in the medical, dental, beauty, and wellness fields. Programs lead to licensure for in-demand careers. Attendees experience hands-on training in a supportive environment. The accredited institution has two modern facilities located in Vacaville, California.
  • 770 Mason St Suite 200, (Vacaville) Sacramento, CA 95688
  • Healthcare and Nursing

California Coast University

Based in Santa Ana, CA, California Coast University is an accredited online college that offers programs ranging from certificates to doctoral degrees. Students can pursue a career in fields like business management, criminal justice, and education. 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

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

At Carrington College, students receive training to prepare for careers in the medical, veterinary, dental, or criminal justice fields. The school offers associate’s degree programs and certificates, and specializes in hands-on healthcare education. Students who live a distance from the school have the option to take online courses.
  • 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 and Nursing, HVAC and Building Services, Massage Therapy, Medical Assisting, Pharmacy Tech, Phlebotomy Technician, Veterinary Services, Wellness

CBD College

CBD College is a nationally accredited medical career center located in Los Angeles. Students get hands-on practice in state-of-the-art labs and classrooms. Some popular options include programs that provide training to become a medical assistant, physical therapist assistant, and occupational therapy assistant. 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

Founded in 1983, Central Coast College teaches career-focused programs in veterinary science, allied health, and business. This accredited institution strives to help graduates gain the skills they need to succeed in their chosen field. Students attend classes on-site to get hands-on experience with industry professionals.
  • 480 S Main Street, Suite 3301 Salinas, CA 93901
  • Business, Communications and Media, Healthcare and Nursing, Phlebotomy Technician, Veterinary Services

Charter College

Charter College provides training in business, information technology, healthcare, veterinary, and other trade fields. They offer certificate and degree programs. The blended learning environment combines in-class and online instruction.
  • 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, Healthcare and Nursing, HVAC and Building Services, Medical Assisting, Medical Billing and Coding, Pharmacy Tech, Phlebotomy Technician, Veterinary Services

Concorde Career College

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.

Career seekers interested in studying a trade in healthcare or dental care can go to Concorde Career College for a diploma or associate degree in an array of fields. The institution offers programs in diagnostics, including cardiovascular and medical sonography. Allied health programs include medical assisting and office administration.

Several programs also focus on patient care, such as massage therapy, respiratory therapy, occupational therapy, surgical technology, and coursework for physical therapy assistants. Concorde helps interested students prepare for high-level dental care, as well, with programs and training for dental assistants and hygienists.

  • 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 and Nursing, Massage Therapy, Phlebotomy Technician, Radiology, Wellness

DeVry University

DeVry University, founded in 1931, is renowned for its emphasis on technology and innovation, offering a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs in fields such as Technology, Healthcare, Business, and Accounting. With campuses in over 25 states and options for online and hybrid learning, DeVry provides flexible education opportunities aligned with modern academic needs.
  • 8000 Jarvis Ave, Ste 220., Newark, CA 94560
  • 2970 E. Inland Empire Blvd, Ste 100., Ontario, CA 91764
  • 15531 Ventura Blvd, Suite 100., Encino, CA 91436
  • 2655 Camino Del Rio N., Ste 205. San Diego, CA 92108
  • 2160 Lundy Ave, Ste 250. San Jose, CA 95131
  • Business, Healthcare and Nursing, Technology

Gnomon School of Visual Effects

Founded in 1997, Gnomon School of Visual Effects is a learning institution that specializes in digital arts. 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. The school offers degrees, certificates, and specialized courses to bolster individual skills. Graduates of the school often go on to hold positions in the film and video game industries. Gnomon's only location is in Hollywood, California.

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

Institute of Technology

The Institute of Technology, or IOT, is a trade school that offers vocational programs in business, computer technology, medical science, criminal justice, culinary arts, and cosmetology. Students enjoy hands-on experience, flexible class schedules, and career-focused instruction.
  • 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 and Nursing, HVAC and Building Services, Wellness

InterCoast Colleges

InterCoast Colleges is a private, for-profit institution that offers career-focused education and training programs with multiple campus locations in California. InterCoast Colleges offers a variety of programs designed to prepare students for careers in fields such as healthcare, business, criminal justice, and more. Some of the programs offered at InterCoast Colleges may include medical assisting, dental assisting, pharmacy technician, alcohol and drug counseling, and HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) technician, among others. InterCoast Colleges provides hands-on training and practical skills to prepare students for entry-level positions in their chosen fields.
  • 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 and Nursing, HVAC and Building Services, Medical Assisting, Pharmacy Tech, 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
  • 2300 Boswell Rd #255 Chula Vista, CA 91914
  • 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. Courses focus on management training or sterilization procedures for GI scope and surgical tools. There is also a fusion pathway available that combines the two formats.

  • 3855 E. La Palma Avenue, Suite 234 Anaheim, CA 92807
  • Sterile Processing Technician

Milan Institute

For over 30 years, Milan Institute has been providing career education and training in a variety of fields. Milan Institute is a family-owned institution with national accreditation. There are 11 locations throughout the western United States. The Milan Institute of Cosmetology also has six separate campuses. Programs offered include barbering, dental and medical assisting, massage therapy, and more.
  • 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 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.

  • 444 Pearl Street, Suite B-1 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 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 
  • Machine Operation

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

Pima Medical Institute

Pima Medical Institute, an employee-owned and accredited private career college, has been dedicated to medical education since 1972. Pima specializes in preparing students for the healthcare sector, encompassing medical, dental, and veterinary professions. Academic offerings range from certificate programs to associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees.
  • 780 Bay Boulevard Chula Vista San Diego, CA 91910
  • 111 Campus Way San Marcos , CA 92078 San Marcos, CA 92078
  • Dental, Healthcare Administration, Healthcare and Nursing, Medical Assisting, Medical Billing and Coding, Pharmacy Tech, Phlebotomy Technician, Radiology, Veterinary Services

Platt College

Platt College offers practical programs for career-minded individuals. Fields of study include medical sciences, law, and graphic design. Courses are designed to help people prepare for the future. Students can earn bachelor’s or associate’s degrees, as well as a range of certificates. Founded in 1985, Platt College has multiple campuses in Southern California.
  • 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, Graphics, Design, and Arts, Healthcare Administration, Healthcare and Nursing, Sports Management, Veterinary Services

Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI)

The Professional Association of Diving Instructors provides training to those looking to become certified divers and scuba instructors. The organization has more than six thousand dive shops and resorts across the country.
  • 30151 Tomas Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
  • Diving

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 partners with a variety of industries hiring new drivers with Class A licenses. Classroom locations are nationwide and the curriculum is between three and four weeks long. A truck driving education is both affordable and accessible to anyone looking for long time work that pays well.

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

SAE Institute

SAE Institute offers hands-on training opportunities to give students real world experience in the entertainment industry. The institution offers programs in entertainment media fields like animation, game development, digital film, graphic design and more. SAE grants bachelor's and associate's degrees, and other certificates for in-demand tech skills.

  • 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 many undergraduate and graduate degrees. Located north of Tampa, FL, the main campus has an enrollment of over 2,200 students. Total registration in online courses and at centers in other states is nearly 15,000. The school is the oldest Catholic institution of higher education in Florida.
  • 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

San Joaquin Valley College

Established in 1977 by Shirley Perry, a former nurse dedicated to empowering others, San Joaquin Valley College (SJVC) boasts 17 California campuses and an online division. Offering a range of certificates, Associate of Science degrees, and continuing education opportunities, SJVC specializes in medical, dental, veterinary, criminal justice, and industrial trade fields. With a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, SJVC's DEI Advisory Committee ensures all students have a voice in their educational journey. SJVC's Respiratory Therapy programs have received accolades, and in 2021, it led in Dental Hygiene A.S. Degrees in California. Engaging with the community, each SJVC campus participates in health fairs, offering complimentary services. SJVC has granted over 72,000 certificates and degrees, supplying skilled job candidates to local employers like Skywest Airlines and contributing to nearly 1,000 jobs across California.
  • 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, Computer and Information Technology, Criminal Justice and Law, Graphics, Design, and Arts, Healthcare and Nursing, Skilled Trades

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 and Nursing, Sports Management, Wellness

Southern California Institute of Technology

Southern California Institute of Technology is a private college in Anaheim, California. Since opening in 1987, the school has grown to offer several certificates and degrees in engineering and technology. SCIT's mission is to provide quality programs that help students build foundations for career success.
  • 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

Opened in 1991, Summit College offers a variety of courses to students at three California campuses. Students can enroll in programs in health, technical, and business industries. The school has classes during the day, evenings, and even weekends to accommodate each enrollee's personal schedule.
  • 851 East Cooley Drive Colton, CA 92324
  • 411 North Marshall Avenue (El Cajon) San Diego, CA 92020
  • 1639 East Edinger (Santa Ana) Anaheim, CA 92705
  • Business, Electrical, Healthcare and Nursing, HVAC and Building Services, Medical Assisting, Welding

The Accounting Academy

Since 2006, the Accounting Academy has provided post-secondary schooling for aspiring accountants. This private institution in San Diego, CA, provides training in business and protection-related programs. Those hoping to enroll should be at least 17 years old, and have a high school diploma or GED.
  • 7283 Engineer Road, Suite H San Diego, CA 92111
  • Business

UEI College

Teaching skills for automotive, criminal justice, computer, HVAC, business, and healthcare vocations, UEI College has sites in Georgia, Arizona, and California. Courses at the trade school prepare students for technical careers in fields like cyber security, machine repair, or medical billing. Schedules are flexible, and campuses offer day and night classes.
  • 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 and Nursing, HVAC and Building Services

Unitek College

Since 2002, Unitek College has offered a variety of medical certificate and degree programs. Unitek College provides students with hands-on training to prepare them for careers in the healthcare field. Learners can earn credentials as vocational nurses, medical office administrators and medical or dental assistants. They can also choose to enroll in a 3-year program to obtain a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing.
  • 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 and Nursing, Medical Assisting

Universal Technical Institute

Universal Technical Institute trains students on skilled trades in the automotive, marine, diesel, and motorcycle fields. The school also teaches vocations like welding and CNC machining. Some locations focus on training for specific products, often with input from big companies such as Yamaha, BMW, and Harley-Davidson. Student support services helps with financial aid, housing and more.
  • 4175 East Conant St. Long Beach, CA 90808
  • 9494 Haven Ave. Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
  • 4100 Duckhorn Dr. Sacramento, CA 95834
  • Automotive, Cosmetology and Barbering, Trucking and Transportation

West Coast University

With six campuses in California, Texas, and Florida, as well as online options, West Coast University (WCU) offers classes in healthcare. The school prides itself on its student-focused, career-oriented curriculum. Some programs allow people to complete their education in about a year.
  • 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 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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Why Go To a Trade School in California?

Acquiring a trade school education in California can open opportunities for anyone seeking to maximize their career prospects with a flexible and lucrative skill. Offering affordable tuition for various programs at various institutions across the state, California is an excellent place to pursue vocational training and a career in the skilled trades.

What Are The Advantages?

Trade schools, also known as vocational schools or career colleges, offer programs in hands-on fields such as plumbing, construction, vehicle maintenance, and allied healthcare. These provide students with the skills necessary to pursue a career immediately upon graduation.

Graduates can enter the workforce sooner and may even outpace their counterparts with traditional college degrees due to the deliberation and utility of their educational training.

In addition to exemplary student success, trade school tends to be more affordable than conventional college pathways, standing as a more lucrative investment overall. This is because trade school graduates tend to secure higher entry-level salaries than their college-educated counterparts.

Taking only a few months to a year to complete, pursuing a trade school education and choosing a career in the skilled trades can be an attractive option for prospective professionals who value independence and autonomy in their careers.

Who Grants Accreditation in California?

The primary accrediting body in California is the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) of the  Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The California Department may additionally approve trade schools of Industrials Relations. Additionally, California may have specific state and county laws on certain programs offered, particularly for allied healthcare and nursing programs.

The Future of Work in California

An educated workforce is critical to the success of California’s ever-expanding job market and economy.   In California alone, there are 1,400 training programs available serving over 70,000 apprentices, with countless more jobs waiting for them, according to the California Career Center of the California Department of Education. With no shortage of jobs available for skilled tradespeople, the possibilities for employment are practically endless, and pursuing a career in the skilled trades is a great way to capitalize on these opportunities.