Associated Technical College-San Diego was founded in 1984 as a branch of Associated Technical College- Los Angeles. The College was granted "Free-Standing" status in July 1988 by the Accrediting Commission for Trade and Technical Schools, currently known as "Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges". The parent school was founded in 1967 in Hollywood, California, as Career Academy. It was acquired by the National Institute of Arts and Science in 1969 and by Associated Technical Colleges of California in 1973. It was purchased by and became a division of Diversified Education Company on January, 1, 1975.
Our mission is to provide result-oriented training to help individuals develop the quality job skills needed for success in career areas offering long-range opportunities. We design our programs to put you into the job market as quickly as possible. Class hours are flexible, with Morning and Afternoon classes, so you can keep your job while you train. Our commitment is to provide you with hands-on, practical (learn-by-doing) training in well-paying career fields, where there is a demand for qualified, entry -level employees. Our experienced instructional staff constantly updates and broadens program content and learning methods to prepare you for the changing needs of today's real world job market.
Our institutional objective is to provide oriented training programs to help the student develop the quality job skills needed for success in career areas offering long-range opportunities. Our programs are designed to put the student in the job market as quickly as possible consistent with the amount of training needed to gain employment. We provide hands-on, practical (learn-by-doing), training in fields where there is a demand for qualified entry-level employees. Flexible morning, afternoon and evening schedules allow students to finish their training even if employed before graduation.
Associated Technical College (ATC), is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC, www.accsc.org) and additionally is licensed to operate in the State of California by the Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE, www.bppe.ca.gov) based on provisions of the California Act (CPPEA) of 2009. Licensed to operate means compliance with state’s minimum standards as set forth in this Act.
Associated Technical College offers two courses that have high market demand.
Placement assistance is provided by the Placement Office including workshops covering Interviewing Skills, Resume and Application preparation, and Job Research. Our Placement Office maintains contracts with a variety of companies. Job opening are posted and the Placement Officer will assist you in applying for jobs that fit your qualifications.
Our Financial Aid Office helps each student in finding ways to finance their education. To Apply for type of programs available, each student must meet with an Financial Aid Officer. There are many types of financial aid available to those who qualify. The school currently participates in the following:
Federal Pell Grants
Federal Supplemental Educational
Federal Stafford Loan
Federal PLUS Loan
Private Alternative Loan programs