San Diego Trade Schools

Concorde Career College

If you live in southern California, a new career is just outside your door at Concorde Career College in San Diego, CA. This campus specializes in career-centered health programs such as dental assisting, dental hygiene, medical assisting, and nursing. With diploma and associate degree programs taught by expert faculty, students can get their training in as quickly as eight months.

  • 4393 Imperial Ave San Diego, CA 92113
  • Healthcare and Nursing, Massage Therapy, Phlebotomy Technician, Radiology, Wellness

Paul Mitchell Schools

Located just three blocks from Horton Plaza, the Paul Mitchell School San Diego campus lets students gain hands-on experience to prepare for a promising cosmetology career. In addition to the school’s cosmetology program, the San Diego location offers barbering, makeup, and esthetics courses.

  • 410 A Street San Diego, CA 92101
  • 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
  • Dental, Dental Assisting, Healthcare Administration, Healthcare and Nursing, Medical Assisting, Medical Billing and Coding, Pharmacy Tech, Phlebotomy Technician, Radiology, Veterinary 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

Summit College

Students at Summit College can earn certificates in Allied health or technical trades such as nursing, medical assisting, electrical welding and more. Programs take anywhere from eight hours to nine months to complete, depending on the certification. Summit was founded in 1991 and is accredited by ACCET. The school may provide financial assistance and help with job placement.

  • 411 North Marshall Avenue (El Cajon) San Diego, CA 92020
  • Business, Electrical, Healthcare and Nursing, HVAC and Building Services, Medical Assisting, Welding

The Accounting Academy

Aspiring finance professionals in Southern California can take classes to qualify for an accounting career at the Accounting Academy in San Diego. Programs at this school include small business accounting and bookkeeping, administrative assisting, tax preparation, and payroll, accounts payable, and accounts receivable specialist training.

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

Laurus College

At Chula Vista, Laurus College extends its commitment to providing quality education that prepares students for the demands of the job market. With an array of Associate and Bachelor of Science Degrees, learners can find diverse fields of study tailored to current industry needs.

The Web Design and Development degree is a program for creative minds looking to excel in the digital realm. Students train in front-end development, digital marketing, and content creation. Whether aiming for a two-year associate or a four-year bachelor’s degree, graduates are prepared for careers in web design, social media marketing, and e-commerce.

In contrast, the Business Systems degree emphasizes analytical and technical skills necessary for today’s business environment. The curriculum covers areas from advertising to entrepreneurship, equipping students with the knowledge for management roles across various sectors.

This degree is designed for those who seek to blend business acuity with technological prowess, ensuring graduates stand out in the business world. Laurus College Chula Vista lays the foundation for professional success with resources, top-notch education, and career-focused programs.

The latest programs include Audio Video Production, Business Systems, Digital Arts and Computer Animation, Information Technology Systems Management, Medical Billing and Coding, Web Design and Development

  • 2300 Boswell Rd #255 Chula Vista, CA 91914
  • Business, Computer and Information Technology, Healthcare and Nursing

UEI College

UEI College Chula Vista prides itself on providing an intimate learning environment where students thrive in smaller class sizes, allowing for personalized attention from instructors. Committed to student success, educators at UEI are dedicated to guiding each student through their educational journey, ensuring they acquire the necessary skills and knowledge for success both academically and professionally. Utilizing a hybrid teaching model, UEI seamlessly integrates online learning with practical, hands-on sessions in labs and workshops, giving students valuable real-world experience.

With a focus on preparing students for high-demand careers, UEI College offers an extensive array of programs. From Medical Assistant and Dental Assistant to Pharmacy Technician and HVAC Technician, students have access to fields with promising growth opportunities. Additionally, programs like Automotive Technician, Electrician Technician, and Business Office Administration equip students with the expertise needed to excel in today’s competitive job market. Most programs can be completed in just 10 months, providing a streamlined path to career readiness.

Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET), UEI College ensures that students receive a high-quality education that is recognized and valued in the industry. Throughout their training, students have access to state-of-the-art labs and classrooms, engaging in hands-on activities and simulations to enhance their practical skills.

Understanding the financial challenges students may face, UEI offers support through federal and state financial aid programs, including Cal Grants from the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC), to alleviate the financial burden of education.

UEI College Anaheim is proud to support military veterans in their educational pursuits, offering training through various programs such as Tuition Assistance and the GI Bill®.

With strong connections to local employers, UEI College actively collaborates with industry partners to facilitate career placement for graduates, ensuring students can confidently pursue their career goals upon completing their education.

  • 1261 3rd Ave., Ste A Chula Vista, CA 91911
  • Automotive, Business, Criminal Justice and Law, Healthcare and Nursing, HVAC and Building Services