The Secret to Getting Ahead is Getting Started


Congratulations! Your interest in California College San Diego is an important first step toward changing your life. A career-focused degree is the key to a new career with a potentially higher income, better benefits, and more satisfaction.


We want to help you get that degree. Consider:

1. Start Fast, Finish Fast: You can earn an Associate’s degree in 20 months, and a Bachelor’s degree in 30 to 36 months.*

2. Save up to $5,000 on your college degree.† You can afford college with our new Fresh Start Scholarships!

3. Tuition Assistance: Financial aid and grants are available to those who qualify.

4. No additional Fees, No Hassles: No parking fees, no long lines, no lab fees, no cost for books, no waiting for class availability.

5. Employment Assistance: We’ll help you find your new job when you graduate.**

6. Career-focused Curriculum: You’ll receive practical instruction for work-related knowledge.

7. Convenience: Day, evening and online‡ classes are available to fit your schedule.

8. Accredited Institution: California College San Diego is an Accredited Member of the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).

9. Programs Approved for Veterans: Take full advantage of your military benefits to earn your degree. 

10. A New Laptop Computer: Get it when you start and keep it when you graduate. ***


You can get started toward a high-demand career in healthcare, business, information technology or graphic arts right now. Complete the form and see how you can qualify for a scholarship (not based on grades or exams!) and save up to $5,000 on your college degree.


We invest in you! California College San Diego® is a nonprofit institution and an accredited member, ACCSC.


* Our Associate’s degrees can be completed in as little as 20 months and Bachelor’s degrees in as little as 30 months under an accelerated schedule. The regularly scheduled completion time for Associate’s and Bachelor’s degrees is 20 and 36 months, respectively. Completing programs at an accelerated pace will require an increased course load and could affect the amount of funding available.


† Scholarship awards are limited and only available to those who qualify. See www.scholarshipshc.com for details.

‡ Online programs are offered by our affiliated institution, Independence University.

** Job placement is not guaranteed.

*** Does not apply to master’s programs.


Degrees and Programs



ACCST (Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology)

National Accreditation Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care

Additional Information

 Our family of non-profit colleges admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin.


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Quick Facts

If you want a fast-track, career-specific education, go to California College San Diego.

Here's why: 
High-value programs: Our programs are packed with useful knowledge and skills. You learn multiple skills in one program, which gives you many more career opportunities. For example, in computer networking, you learn database management, telecommunications, operating systems, and computer maintenance and repair. In business, you learn accounting, e-business, income tax, databases, finance, marketing, and investing. In medical, you will not just become a medical assistant but you will also learn pharmacy technology, x-ray technology, medical coding and billing, phlebotomy, massage, and medical office administration. All this in a single program — with certifications too. *

More choices: You have more career options, and if you want to change jobs, you will already have the skills for the new one. With more knowledge and skills you can command a higher salary and be a prime candidate for promotion.

Certifications and a degree: Certifications are valuable and you need them, however a degree commands respect, lasts a lifetime, and will be needed for promotion. You get both certifications and a degree at California College San Diego. *

Fast-track: While other students are still in class in a community college or a four-year college, you can have your degree and certifications in hand. You will be working, making money, and perhaps already up for another raise before they even graduate.

Flexibility and Convenience: You don't need to wait for the beginning of a year or semester. You can get started this month in day or evening classes, so you can continue working while going to college. We are a smaller college, where you are not just a number; you are a respected customer. We make it easy and convenient; no confusion, no long lines, no fighting to get into courses — it's a lot easier than you might think. And remember, we have a full-time placement department that assists graduates in finding jobs.

* Certifications may require additional study and cost