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LOS ANGELES TIMES | Advertising Supplement                                            Friday, August 7, 2009

                                Your Southern California Educational Resource Guide

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         colleges in Southern California Pg. 10
                          HIGHER LEARNING                                                                                         By Bob Young Special Advertising Sections Writer

                          Back to Class
                          New education options give students
                          a career tuneup
                          Last fall, Tina O’Dowd became a
                          victim of the financial meltdown
                          when she learned that after working at
                          a major American bank for 22 years, her
                          supervisor position would be eliminated.
                               Her reaction? When the econ-        started doing this years ago.”
                          omy gives you lemons, sweeten                O’Dowd is one of many
                          your career prospects by going           Californians returning to college
                          back to school. She enrolled at          to burnish their employment cre-
                          Glendale Community College for           dentials in growing fields that hold
                                                                                                            Many Californians are returning to college to burnish their employment credentials for careers that hold solid promise for the future.
                          the winter session to get started        solid promise for the future.
                          on a certificate in accounting. She          Accounting, business admin-
                          said it’s the best move she could        istration, teaching and nursing are        business that drives our economic              ness and law schools. Ranked in the                 “Healthcare is the largest
                          have made.                               among the jobs that offer especially       engine,” Dumond said.                          top 10 in four of Princeton Review’s           single sector of our economy and
                               “I realized that I had been way     good career prospects, according to             Such classes teach techniques             2009 law-school categories, Chap-              requires much more effective
                          too satisfied with my job security       the California Employment Devel-           to better manage people, money,                man’s School of Law offers a num-              management and leadership at all
                          and was just coasting along without      opment Dept. And what better time          inventory and capital to reduce costs          ber of degree options, including a             levels, from prevention programs
                          really trying to broaden my skill        for a career tuneup?                       within an organization while pro-              new LL.M. Master of Laws program               to hospital treatment,” said Ira
                          sets,” O’Dowd said. “I realized that         Enrollment in business classes at      viding a quality output, she said.             that combines law instruction with             Jackson, dean of CGU’s Drucker
                          the only way I could get a job mak-      Cal State Fullerton (CSUF) is up                “When resources become tight-             business and economics, film and               School of Management.
                          ing what I made in banking was to        6% since last fall, according to Kathy     er, these skill sets are increasingly in       media arts.                                         Such training will be essential

                          go back to school. Every job opening     Drake, marketing specialist for the        demand,” Dumond added. “Similar-                   UC Irvine this fall will launch its        to meet new challenges posed by
                          I saw required a degree or at least      Mihaylo College of Business and            ly, accounting continues to be a key           new law school, which recently re-             globalization, medical advances
                          some higher education.”                  Economics at CSUF.                         function in the control of organiza-           ceived a $2-million grant for an en-           and an aging population, accord-
                               Thanks to unemployment                  “Overall, we experienced signifi-      tion costs, especially as regulation           vironmental law clinic, intended to            ing to the National Institute of
                          insurance and a good severance           cant growth in interest in our MBA         and taxes continue to change.”                 further interest in the legal aspects          Medicine. The Assn. of Schools of
                          package, O’Dowd is taking at least       programs and solid increases in ap-                                                       of public health and sustainability.           Public Health reports that about
                          a year to attend school full-time,       plicants,” Drake said                      Get down to business                               “This environmental law clinic             250,000 additional American
                          earn a certificate and work her way          Ellen Dumond, chair of Mihaylo         A wide range of business programs              will provide our students with an              public health workers will be
                          to an associate and eventually a         College’s management department,           are available throughout Southern              incomparable hands-on experience,              needed by 2020.
                          bachelor’s degree.                       said many of the new business stu-         California, from fast-track certifi-           allowing them to learn up close what                “In addition to health being the

                               “I figure I can get a good start,   dents are returning to school after        cates and two-year associate degrees           environmental lawyers do on a day-             largest sector of the economy, it is
                          get some education under my belt         being laid off.                            at community colleges to graduate-             to-day basis,” said Erwin Chemer-              the only major sector that is con-
                          and then when I do get employed,             “Even for those students who           level MBA programs at Pepperdine,              insky, founding dean of the law                tinuing to grow and for which job
                          hopefully early next year, I can         haven’t been laid off, the conversa-       USC, UCLA and many other local                 school. “It will also provide students         opportunities remain good — and
                          keep taking classes at night and on      tion in the classroom often turns          schools, including University of La            with the opportunity to help protect           they will be better as the economic
                          weekends,” she said. “Taking classes     to the topic of how to become              Verne, which has regional campuses             the natural resources of Southern              stimulus package plays out,” said C.
                          is fun and interesting. I should have    more marketable in today’s lean            in Burbank, Oxnard, Rancho Cu-                 California.”                                   Anderson Johnson, dean of CGU’s
                                                                   economy,” she said.                        camonga and other cities.                                                                     School of Community and Global

                                                                       A business degree is a wise                Cal State Fullerton also offers an         A healthy choice                               Health.
                              CUSTOM P UBL I SH I NG               choice for individuals looking to          MBA program along with master’s                Bridging the increasingly narrow                    Overall, jobs in the medi-
                                     Executive VP and CMO,         enhance their employment outlook,          business degrees in accounting, in-            gap between the business, social               cal industry are expected to grow
                                 Targeted Media and Marketing      Dumond said. Openings in ac-               formation technology and informa-              service and healthcare sectors,                around 15% by 2016, according
                                     JOHN T. O’LOUGHLIN            counting and various business ad-          tion systems.                                  Claremont Graduate University                  to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
                                Director, Product Development
                                   ANNASTASIA STAFFORD             ministration positions are projected           More schools are offering dual             (CGU) will launch a new MBA/                   For registered nurses, the demand
                                   Senior Marketing Manager        by the state to grow from 13% to 22%       programs that combine business                 Master of Public Health program                through 2014 will be especially acute
                                       ANTONIO CUEVAS              by 2016.                                   degrees with other disciplines, such           this fall, the first step of a Health          in California, with 26% growth fore-
                                   Editor JAMIE WETHERBE
                                    Art Director JOY JACOB             “Business classes are an excel-        as the joint MBA/JD (Juris Doctor)             Systems Leadership Program that                cast by the California Employment
                                    Questions? Comments?           lent choice for those seeking to           at Chapman University in Orange                will integrate scientific expertise            Development Dept.
                            Write to   retool their careers because it is         that blends curricula from the busi-           with executive leadership skills.                   Laurence Shatkin, PhD, author
of “150 Best Recession-Proof Jobs,”
ranks registered nursing No. 4 on his
                                               “Overall, we experienced significant                                                                             moderate or severe disabilities, ac-
                                                                                                                                                                cording to the Dept. of Education.
recession-proof list.
    “The main factor I took into
                                                 growth in interest in our MBA                                                                                      University of Redlands, which
                                                                                                                                                                also offers bachelor’s and master’s
consideration when ranking the
occupations is how immune they
                                                  programs and solid increases                                                                                  degrees in education, recently grad-
                                                                                                                                                                uated the first class in its Doctorate
are to economic downturns and
upturns,” Shatkin said. “Careers                          in applicants.”                                                                                       for Leadership in Educational Jus-
                                                                                                                                                                tice program, an innovative degree
in healthcare, especially registered                 — Kathy Drake, marketing specialist, CSUF’s Mihaylo College of Business and Economics                      that highlights social justice issues.
nurses, are very high on the list.”                                                                                                                                 It’s a perfect career path for Kim
    Not only does nursing offer             “It’s no secret that California      for respiratory therapists and medi-        In fact, the state projects        Lium, 36, a student in the program
a potentially fulfilling career, it     faces an ongoing nursing short-          cal assistants. Tuition-free continu-   that the need for postsecondary        who was attracted by her desire to
can be lucrative, with an average       age,” said Dianne Moore, ex-             ing education classes offered by        teachers will grow 23% by 2016.        help reform a public school system
annual 2008 salary of more than         ecutive dean of nursing at WCU,          Glendale Community College train        Helping fill the vacancies, Azusa      she believes doesn’t always offer
$78,000 for registered nurses, ac-      which also offers a two-year             individuals for careers working in      Pacific University and Claremont       equal opportunities.
cording to the EDD.                     associate nursing degree. “With          medical and dental front offices.       Graduate University offer M.A.             “Eventually, I’d like to teach edu-
    And Southern California             this new program, we can offer                                                   and doctorate programs intended        cational justice at a university level,”
schools offer a growing number of       students the opportunity to earn         Getting schooled                        for higher education teaching and      said Lium, a middle-school teacher.
nursing career paths, including in-     their nursing degree within a            While California’s ongoing bud-         administrative positions.              “Others [in the program] are look-
novative fast-track programs.           high-quality fast-track program.”        get crisis might scare some people          Claremont also offers intern-      ing to go on to administrative posi-
    With campuses in Ontario and            Careers in healthcare don’t al-      away from a new career as a teach-      ships for teaching elementary          tions. There are lots of ways to grow
Los Angeles, West Coast University      ways require advanced degrees. For       er, the reality is that the need for    through secondary students. A          a career in education.
recently launched a new bachelor’s      example, Concorde Career College         educators can only grow in years        recent $800,000 grant from the             “At any level, teaching is an awe-
option in nursing in the form of a      (with campuses in Garden Grove,          to come, said Shatkin.                  U.S. Dept. of Education will fund      some career with lots of opportuni-
nontraditional accelerated program      North Hollywood and San Bernar-               “The population simply keeps       the school’s Preparing Urban Lead-     ties for career advancement and
that allows new students to enroll      dino) offers 13- and 20-week pro-        growing, and young people are           ers in Special Education (PULSE)       teachers will always be needed.”
every 20 weeks, attend classes year-    grams preparing students for passage     going to have to be educated,” he       Project, intended to serve the grow-
round, earn a bachelor of science       of the state licensing examination for   said. “The need is especially acute     ing number of students with special    Bob Young is a Glendale-based freelancer who
degree and enter the workforce          licensed vocational nurses.              for post-secondary teaching and         needs. Since 2002, there has been a    specializes in covering higher-education issues and
within three years.                         Concorde also offers programs        adult education.”                       22% increase in K-12 students with     Southern California universities and colleges.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      FRIDAY, AUGUST 7, 2009
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      LOS ANGELES TIMES
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                            trendsetters                                                         By John Hobbs Special Advertising Sections Writer

                          Out-of-the-Box Degrees
                          From bioethics to viticulture, this fall, there are seven degrees
                          separating you from the dream job you might not know existed

                          It doesn’t take a viticulturist to know                                 program, master of arts or
                                                                                                  10-week survey course
                          that the U.S. job market has soured                                     Fall courses begin: Aug. 31
                          on the vine. With national unemployment                                 Cost: $886 a unit for the grad-
                                                                                                  uate program
                          figures rising to 9.5% in June and California                           Bioethics is the study of the
                          unemployment figures soaring even higher,                               moral dimension of the life sci-
                                                                                                  ences and healthcare. (Think:
                          you may think that the only thing a viticul-                            the conscience of scientific in-
                          turist can do is suggest a nice merlot to                               novation.)
                          take the edge off.                                                          Loyola Marymount’s bioethics
                                                                                                  program takes a closer look at such
                              But before you go looking for    known as carpentry.                critical issues through the prism of
                          the solution to your professional        Here are seven outside-the-    the Roman Catholic philosophical
                          woes at the bottom of a bottle of    box academic programs through-     and theological tradition.
                          vino, consider this: There’s never   out Southern California that could     In addition to a master of
                          been a better time to look at all    be the ideal way to come out on    arts program, which takes two to
                          those career paths not taken. In     top of this economic downturn.     three years to complete, the insti-    Los Angeles Trade Technical College offers degrees in carpentry at $20 a unit.

                          fact, with the right education,                                         tute offers a graduate certificate
                          you could find your calling in a     Bioethics                          program, which can be finished              With evening-only classes                  availability of financial aid (for
                          career you never knew was within     Loyola Marymount University,       in a year, and a 10-week survey         taught by clinical bioethicists                the master’s program only), this
                          reach — anything from viticulture    Los Angeles                        course for healthcare and legal         from hospitals across Los Ange-                program is ideal for the 9-to-5
                          to bioethetics to the age-old art    Programs: Graduate certificate professionals.                              les and Orange County and the                  set.
                                                                                                                                                                                         For more information, go to

                             Reach Higher                                                                                                                                                Los Angeles Trade Technical
                                                                                                                                                                                         College, Los Angeles
                             You know what you want—that                                                                                                                                 Programs: Associate of sci-
                             promotion, a new career,                                                                                                                                    ence, associate of arts
                             to indulge your passion for                                                                                                                                 Fall courses begin: Aug. 31
                             learning. We can help you.                                                                                                                                  Cost: $20 a unit for California
                             Our Fall 2009 certificate
                                                                                                                                                                                             Build a new career with your
                             programs include:
                                                                                                                                                                                         own two hands with a carpentry
                             • Professional Meeting                                                                                                                                      associate of science (day courses

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                             • Green Building                                                                                                                                            tion technologies associate of
                             • Human Resources                                                                                                                                           arts degree (night courses only)
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                             • AutoCAD
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                                                                                                                                                                                             “The ideal student is one
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                             (800) 963-2250                                                                                                                                              instructor and apprenticeship
                                                                                                                                                             coordinator for the college.
                                                                                                                                                                                         “There are places for both the
                                                                                                                                                                                         detail-oriented individual to the
                                                                                                                                                                                         more get-it-done types.”
                                                                                                                                                                                             Topics covered in the two-
                                                                                                                                                                                         semester-long program include
                                                                                                                                                                                         hand and power tool skills, con-
                                                                                                                                                                                         crete forming, estimation and
                                 California State University, Long Beach                                                                                                                 blueprint reading, finishing and
                                College of Continuing and Professional Education                                                                                                         residential construction.
    Don’t forget your hard hat: the         In addition, students must                                                                                                            meet like-minded people and
day course offers plenty of opportu-    meet the Art Institutes’ general                                                                                                          develop lifelong relationships
nities for hands-on experience.         admission requirements, have                                                                                                              with people they may work with
    For more information, go to         earned a cumulative high school                                                                                                           someday. The gem and jewelry                          grade point average of 2.5 and                                                                                                            industry may seem large, but in
                                        submit a portfolio of their origi-                                                                                                        reality it is a small and intimate
Crime Scene Investigation               nal work for review.                                                                                                                      industry where everyone knows
UC Riverside Extension,                     Twelve quarters later, burgeon-                                                                                                       one another.”
Riverside                               ing artists leave the institute with                                                                                                      To sign up, go to
Programs: UC certificate program        a bachelor of science degree and a
Fall courses begin: Sept. 11            professional art portfolio in hand,                                                                                                       Homeland Security
Cost: $395 to $649 per class            which have helped past alumni                                                                                                              ICDC College, various
    Go behind the yellow police         land such creative positions as en-                                                                                                        SoCal locations
tape with a certificate from UC         vironment artist, character artist,                                                                                                        Programs: Vocational di-
Riverside Extension in crime                                                                                                                                                       ploma program, associate of
                                        animator, level designer and even
scene investigation.                                                                                                                                                               occupational studies
                                        game designer.
    The program — which is of-                                                                                                                                                     Courses begin: weekly
fered in a year-long format or              Financial aid is available, but                                                                                                        Cost: For tuition and finan-
a four-week intensive format            there are no weekend or night                                                                                                              cial aid information, call
during the summer — prepares            courses.                                                                                                                                   800.213.5229.
students to enter the field as an       Learn more at www.artinstitutes.                                                                                                               Think you’ve got what it takes
entry-level or trainee CSI.             com.                                   The Graduate Gemologist program requires graduates to have 580 hours of hands-on lab experience.
                                                                                                                                                                                   to keep America safe from harm?
    Most students are working                                                                                                                                                     Find out at ICDC College, which
professionals seeking to expand                                                  because they are passionate                      Baker, GIA president and CEO                    offers a certificate program and an
their skill sets. Classes include                                                about gemstones,” said Donna                     of the school. “At GIA, students
                                        Gemological Institute of                                                                                                                              See Seven Degrees, Pg. 8
crime scene photography, crime
                                        America, Carlsbad
investigative analysis, fingerprint
                                        Programs: Diploma and
techniques and impression evi-
dence, and forensic entomology.
                                        Fall courses begin: Depends
    Aside from a cast-iron stomach
                                        on program. Because classes fill
to handle gruesome crime scenes,
                                        up quickly, students are encour-
there are no prerequisites for the
                                        aged to sign up two to three
certificate program. Night and
                                        months in advance. Online stu-
weekend classes are available for as-
piring CSIs who work a traditional
                                        dents can begin their course after
                                                                                                          Find what you need

                                                                                                                                                                                                                         FRIDAY, AUGUST 7, 2009
                                        receiving study materials.
schedule during the week.
Investigate further at
                                        Cost: Ranges from $395 for the
                                        online program to $17,400 for a
                                        graduate gemologist degree
                                                                                                          for success.
                                             With a curriculum focused a
Game Art and Design                     little less on the traditional three                                         MBA for WORKING PROFESSIONALS
The Art Institutes of California,       Rs (reading, ’riting and ’rithme-                                            ADN to MSN NURSING PROGRAM
various SoCal locations                 tic) and a little more on the four
Programs: Bachelor of science           Cs (cut, clarity, color and carat
                                                                                                                     WEEKEND COLLEGE
Fall courses begin: Oct. 5              weight), the Gemological Insti-
Cost: $8,048 a quarter or $503          tute of America gives students

                                                                                                                                                                                                                         LOS ANGELES TIMES
per credit hour                         interested in a career in gems
    “Game Wizards is our most           and jewelry a chance to take their
exciting class. Students pitch          futures into their own hands, lit-
game ideas to each other, they          erally: The Graduate Gemologist
vote on which idea would make           program requires its graduates to
the best game and then that             have 580 hours of hands-on lab
game is worked on collectively          experience.
by the class for close to nine               Other GIA curricula include
months,” said Nicholas Marks,           a program in pearls, colored

                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT
academic department chair for           stones and jewelry design — all
game art and design at the Art
                                        of which can be completed in 26
Institutes of California. “Stu-
                                        weeks or less if students attend
dents end the class with a fin-
ished product that they can then        classes on campus.
                                             Though it takes longer, dis-
                                                                                                            For requirements and
use in their portfolio.”
                                        tance learners can take advantage                                    information sessions
    But don’t think that any video
game geek with calloused thumbs
can get into this program.
                                        of GIA’s eLearning program that
                                        can be completed during nights
    “Students have to be creative,      and weekends for wannabe jewel-                                            213.477.2500                                                   Los Angeles
be good at art and love to draw,”       ers who work bankers’ hours.
said Marks.                                  “Most students come to GIA                                                                                                                                                  T5
                             A CLOSER LOOK                                           By Anne Burke Special Advertising Sections Writer

                          A Mountain of Learning
                          There’s more to Mount St. Mary’s than meets the eye
                          When a teenaged Janny Rivera start-                                                 daughter to apply anyway. “We’ll
                                                                                                              find a way to make it work,” Car-
                          ed looking around for colleges, Mount                                               men Rivera said.
                          St. Mary’s piqued her interest.                                                         With the help of financial
                                                                                                              aid, Janny Rivera, 20, who lives in
                              The school is nationally known          Mount St. Mary’s, a small Catholic      West Los Angeles, graduated last
                          for its programs in nursing, a field        liberal arts college, sounded “really   spring with an associate degree in
                          that Rivera intended to pursue.             expensive,” Rivera recalled. But her    early childhood education (nursing
                              But one thing worried her:              mom, Carmen, encouraged her             turned out not to be her calling)

                                                                                                                                                    The popular ABN to MSN program makes it possible for working nurses to take night and
                                                                                                                                                    weekend classes toward a master of science degree in nursing.

                                                                                                                                                    and will return this fall to complete         to the red-tile roofs of the campus’

                                       University of La Verne                                                                                       her bachelor’s degree. Just as her
                                                                                                                                                    mom predicted, the financial issues
                                                                                                                                                    fell into place; financial aid helped
                                                                                                                                                    keep costs manageable.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Spanish Colonial and Mission Re-
                                                                                                                                                                                                  vival buildings.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Chalon offers bachelor’s degrees
                                                                                                                                                                                                  in a dozen subjects, from liberal
                                                                     THE TEACHING CAPITAL OF CALIFORNIA                                                  But Rivera’s money worries               studies, mathematics, music and
                                                                                                                                                    point to just one of the mispercep-           nursing to psychology, religious
                                                                                                                                                    tions about the 84-year-old college,          studies, social work and Spanish.
                                                                                                                                                    which students, faculty and staff know            Associate and graduate pro-
                                                                                                                                                    simply as “The Mount.” Far from a             grams and a weekend college
                                                                                         Every day, over one million
                                                                                                                                                    college for rich, well-connected white        leading to a bachelor’s degree are
                                                                                         students’ lives are impacted by                            kids, Mount St. Mary’s is as diverse as       offered at the Doheny Campus in
                                                                                         University of La Verne teachers,                           any public university in California.          the Historic West Adams District
                                                                                         counselors and administrators.                                  The statistics tell the story.           south of downtown Los Angeles.
                                                                                         We are the choice of education                             Among the first-year students                     Tranquil and tree-lined, this
                                                                                         professionals in California.                               working toward associate and bac-             campus is remarkable for its historic
                                                                                                                                                    calaureate degrees, just 19% of the           architecture. Majestic old Victorian
                                                                                                                                                    college’s nearly 2,480 students are           and Craftsman mansions, now con-

                                                                                         Campus locations throughout                                Caucasian. Nearly 60% are the first           verted to classrooms, administrative
                                                                                         California.                                                in their families to attend college;          offices and dormitories, look much
                                                                                                                                                    36% come from families earning less           as they did during the early part of
                                                                                                                                                    than $30,000 a year; 64% are from             the 20th century when West Ad-
                                                                                         Celebrating 118 years of                                   public high schools; and 98% receive          ams was one of Los Angeles’ more
                                                                                         excellence in teacher education.                           some form of financial aid.                   fashionable addresses.
                                                                                                                                                         And while many students, like                Standing regally in the middle
                                                                                                                                                    Janny Rivera, are of traditional un-          of campus is the lavish Doheny
                                                                                                                                                    dergraduate age, Mount St. Mary’s             Mansion, once owned by oil baron
                                                                                                                                                    students come from all stages of life.        Edward L. Doheny and left to the
                               bachelors • credentials • masters • doctorate

                                                                                                                                                         Kathleen Huddleston of Va-               stewardship of the college.
                                                                                                                                                    lencia, for example, was in her early             The Sisters of St. Joseph of Ca-
                                                                                                                                                    50s and approaching retirement                rondelet founded Mount St. Mary’s
                                                                                                                                                    when she enrolled as a freshman in            in 1925, but today fewer than half

                                                            University of La Verne                                                                  Mount St. Mary’s Weekend Col-
                                                                                                                                                    lege, an intensive baccalaureate pro-
                                                                                                                                                                                                  of students are Roman Catholic.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Linda A. Moody, graduate dean,
                                                                                                                                                    gram geared toward working adults.            said most students choose Mount
                                                            COLLEGE OF EDUCATION & ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP
                                                                                                                                                         “I really didn’t think I was col-        St. Mary’s less for religious reasons
                                                            1950 Third Street                                                                       lege material,” Huddleston said.              than for the school’s top-notch

                                                            La Verne, CA 91750                                                                      “But I ended up graduating in the             reputation, small class sizes, low stu-
                                                                                                                                                    top of my class.”                             dent-faculty ratio and mentorship
                                                            Call 877-GO-TO-ULV                                                                           Mount St. Mary’s has two                 opportunities with professors.
                                                            or email:                                                        campuses, each with distinctive per-              Mount St. Mary’s history of
                             Knowledge • Service • Vision                                                                                           sonalities and offerings. The larger          educating nurses dates to the
                                                                                                                                                    is Chalon, a residential campus               postwar era. More than 600 stu-
                                                                                                                                                    offering traditional baccalaure-              dents are enrolled in its nursing
                                                                                                                                                    ate programs for female students.             programs. One of the more innova-
                                                                                                                                                    Chalon is located in Brentwood in             tive — known as the ABN to MSN
                                                                                                                                                    the foothills of the Santa Monica             program — makes it possible for
                                                                                                                                                    Mountains, where abundant green-              working nurses to take night and
                                                                                                                                                    ery forms a picturesque backdrop
T6                                                                                                                                                                                                                    See St. Mary’s, Pg. 8
                                                                                   By Lesley Goldberg Special Advertising Sections Writer                                    A CLOSER LOOK

A Diversified Education
ICDC is a melting pot of students and programs
                                                                                           Ramirez, who grew up in a
These days, it seems everyone is talking                                               barrio of Los Angeles, said his
about recession-proof careers. But for                                                 desire to help underserved popu-
one Southern California school, a focus                                                lations comes from his own life
on secure, practical careers isn’t a trend.                                                “The lack of opportunity, and
It’s a tradition.                                                                      more importantly, the lack of ac-
                                                                                       cess to higher education is truly
    ICDC College was founded in             recent high school graduates to par-       difficult to overcome,” he said.
1995 by certified public accountant         ents re-entering the job market.           “Many of the students have never      ICDC’s programs highlight in-demand fields and are taught by faculty with real-world experience.
Anna Berger after she noticed that a              “The institutional philosophy        been able to voice their opinions       family and self,” he added.                      to me because I would be able to
lot of her own clients were interested      and purpose of ICDC College is a           on topics such as family violence,          Robert Gomez, a 40-year-old                  learn the skills to start in a new pro-
in working as tax preparers, said Da-       dedication to training individuals         police abuse and sexual discrimina-     West Hollywood resident who is                   fession in the shortest amount of
vid Hall, the school’s regional director.   for their chosen career,” Hall said.       tion in the workplace.”                 in the paralegal program, opted for              time and continue part-time work
    “She then developed a broader           “Our educational objectives pro-               At ICDC, students are encour-       ICDC in his bid to change careers.               during the day.”
base of training programs in busi-          vide training that is job-oriented         aged to speak freely, said Ramirez.         “I looked at several colleges in                 Jimmie Walk, a 58-year-old Van
ness, computer programming and              . . . which includes hands-on ex-              “Our program is anything but        the Los Angeles area and chose                   Nuys resident enrolled in ICDC’s
medical areas,” he said. “Today,            perience with the materials and            easy and the mere fact that the         ICDC because it offered a paralegal              paralegal program, chose the school
ICDC College has a diverse and              situations of typical industry job         students attend class five nights       program lasting only nine months,”               because of its convenient location
responsive employment-based                 assignments.”                              [or] days a week for a strict nine-     he said. “This intensive program,
                                                                                       month period is a credit to their       which is five days a week, appealed                                         See ICDC, Pg.9
     “Our educational
objectives provide training
  that is job-oriented.”
                   — David Hall, regional director, ICDC                          
collective of in-demand training                 Diversity is key to the school’s

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                FRIDAY, AUGUST 7, 2009
programs which focus on employer            success, Hall said, adding that there
requirements.”                              are more than 2,000 students                    Knowledge. Connections. Growth.
     Offering affordable ways to            enrolled in ICDC classes. “What
                                                                                            They’re all within your reach with UCLA
earn an associate’s degree, ICDC            makes ICDC College unique in its
provides training and job-place-            industry is its diversity of vocational,        Extension’s Business, Management,
ment services in a slew of fields for       degree and online learning pro-                 and Legal Programs
students looking to enter — or re-          grams,” he said.
enter — the workforce.                           Benjamin Ramirez, a paralegal              Taught by working professionals for real-world results
     With 21 vocational training            instructor at ICDC’s Van Nuys                   and offering UCLA Extension’s signature academic excellence, our courses
programs, three associate of occupa-        campus, said the diversity of the               and certificate programs can help you excel professionally, build your resumé,
tional studies degree programs and          student population also makes the               and launch new career opportunities. Our convenient formats—from classroom

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three online associate of occupation-       school stand out.                               to online—meet the needs of busy professionals.
al studies degree programs, ICDC’s               “ICDC students are all unique; no
offerings highlight in-demand ca-           two are alike,” he said. “The student                            BUILD YOUR FUTURE IN THE AREAS OF:
reers and are taught by faculty with        body at ICDC is the best reflection of          • Accounting and Taxation                                 • Human Resources
real-world experience.                      the Los Angeles populace.”                                                                                  Management
     The result: courses centered                Medical assistant instructor
                                                                                            • General Business
around “recession-proof” careers, al-       Stacie Rodriguez-Garcia said there              • Communication and                                       • International Trade and
lowing students to develop the skills       “is not a specific type of student that           Leadership Skills                                         Commerce
to compete in this competitive job          attends ICDC. It is more of a cen-              • Entrepreneurship                                        • Legal and Paralegal

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     ICDC programs, which can                    Students come from all walks
                                                                                            • Personal Financial Planning                             • Real Estate
be completed in less than a year,           of life, making for lively classroom
include certificates in accounting,         discussions, said Ramirez.                      • Hospitality Management
secretarial science, architecture,                “From ex-gang members to
computer programming, dental                bona fide professionals who have
                                                                                                                   Fall Quarter Begins September 21.
laboratory technology, legal as-            recently been laid off because of               For information about our certificate programs and fall schedule of courses
sisting, massage therapy, physical          the poor economic situation, the                visit Learn more about UCLA Extension at a free open
therapist assisting and substance           student body at ICDC is anything                house in Westwood Village on Tuesday, September 15, from 5:30-8pm.
abuse and addiction counseling.             but homogenous,” Ramirez said.                  Visit our website for details.
     Hall said ICDC appeals to a            “Their differences are the founda-
wide swath of individuals, from             tion of our college.”
                             A CLOSER LOOK
                          Seven Degrees continued from Pg. 5      Certificate programs                     St. Mary’s continued from Pg. 6
                                                                  Fall course begins: Aug. 17              weekend classes toward a master of        Mount St. Mary’s College at a Glance
                          associate’s degree in homeland
                                                                  Cost: $20 a unit for California          science degree in nursing. Students
                          security.                                                                                                                  Profile: An independent Catholic        ministration, early childhood educa-
                                                                  residents                                enter the program with an associ-
                              One of the few homeland                                                                                                liberal arts college                    tion, graphic design, human services,
                                                                       You’ll have to sip, not gulp,       ate’s degree and leave 2½ to 3½
                          security programs offered by a                                                                                                                                     liberal arts, media communications,
                                                                  during the viticulture course this       years later with a master’s.              Locations: Chalon campus in
                          vocational institution, ICDC                                                                                                                                       nursing and pre-health science
                                                                  fall at the Temecula campus of                “The majority of our students        Brentwood; Doheny campus near
                          teaches students about disaster and
                                                                  Mt. San Jacinto College.                 are employed full time as nurses.         downtown Los Angeles                    Bachelor’s degrees: American
                          emergency preparedness, first-re-
                                                                       The course, Introduction to         They have multiple roles: parent,         Enrollment: 1,980 undergradu-           studies, art, biochemistry, biological
                          sponder and hazardous materials,
                                                                  Enology, gives students an intro-        spouse and also student. It’s chal-       ate students; 500 graduate students     sciences administration, chemistry,
                          intelligence collection and analysis,
                                                                  duction to the science of wine           lenging and rigorous, but it’s also
                                                                                                                                                                                             child development, documentary film
                          and crime scene security and evi-                                                                                          Diversity: Hispanic, 40%; white,
                                                                  making, including the history and        flexible. They can take as few class-
                                                                                                                                                                                             and social justice, English, English and
                          dence collection.                                                                                                          19%; Asian-Pacific Islander, 18%;
                                                                  geographical distribution; grape         es as they like or as many classes as
                                                                                                                                                                                             business administration, French, ger-
                              Upon completion (36 weeks                                                                                              African American, 10%; Native
                                                                  varieties and wine types; and wine                                                                                         ontology, history, liberal arts, liberal
                          for the certificate program, 91                                                  they like,” said Marsha Sato, associ-     American, 1%; multiracial, other and
                                                                  fermentation, handling, storage                                                                                            studies, mathematics, music, nursing,
                          weeks for the associate’s degree),                                               ate professor and director of the         unstated, 12%
                                                                  and bottling methods.                                                                                                      philosophy, political science, psychol-
                          graduates will be prepared to                                                    MSN program.                              Most popular majors: nursing,
                                                                       Enology is one of four cur-                                                                                           ogy, religious studies, social science,
                          work for private businesses, air-                                                     Sato said the ABN to MSN             biological sciences, sociology/social   sociology, social work and Spanish
                                                                  ricula — each designed by an             program is popular among nurses
                          port security, seaport security,                                                                                           work, business administration and
                                                                  advisory committee consisting of         who want to climb the ladder into                                                 Master’s degrees: education,
                          school security and other law en-                                                                                          psychology
                                                                  local wine experts — offered by          roles as clinical nurse specialists,                                              humanities, nursing, psychology and
                          forcement agencies in the federal                                                                                          Associate degrees: business ad-
                                                                  Mt. San Jacinto College.                 administrators and educators.                                                     religious studies
                                                                       Other areas of focus include             The program “opens doors that
                              Financial aid is available for
                                                                  viticulture, wine business and           would not otherwise be open,” Sato
                          those who qualify. Students can                                                                                            comparable to what a community          difference,” Huddleston said.
                                                                  wine hospitality.                        said. She noted that more than 70%
                          also pursue the associate’s degree                                                                                         college charges, for general studies         Huddleston was working as a
                                                                       Students must be 21 years of        of students in the program are mem-
                          online.                                                                                                                    coursework required for the bache-      procurement officer for NASA
                                                                  age to register for the Intro to         bers of racial or ethnic minorities, an
                          Learn more at www.icdccollege.                                                                                             lor’s degree portion of the program.    at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory
                                                                  Enology course, which features           important consideration in the deliv-
                          com.                                                                                                                            Among the newest of the col-       in Pasadena when she began her
                                                                  hands-on lessons at local wineries.      ery of culturally competent care.
                                                                       This class fills up fast, so                                                  lege’s graduate programs is the         undergraduate studies at Mount St.
                          Viticulture, Enology                                                                  And here’s something you don’t       master of business administration.      Mary’s Weekend College.
                                                                  register early at          often hear from a college admin-
                          and Wine Making                                                                                                            Classes are held at the Doheny               The program is rigorous and
                          Mt. San Jacinto College, Te-                                                     istrator: “We’re having a sale right      campus in the late afternoons,          defies some common perceptions of
                                                                  John Hobbs is a freelance writer based   now,” Sato said. Students enrolled
                          mecula                                  in Los Angeles.
                                                                                                                                                     evenings and weekends to accom-         what an undergraduate education is
                                                                                                           in ADN to MSN pay $30 a unit,             modate working adults.                  all about. At the same time, “it really
                                                                                                                                                          The MBA program charges a          works,” said Merrill Rodin, Week-
                                                                                                                                                     flat rate $31,760, which includes       end College dean.
                                                                                                                                                     everything from tuition and fees to          Students who take a full-time

                                                                                                                                                     parking, commencement and an            load of three courses attend class
                                                                                                                                                     overseas field-study trip.              all day Saturday and Sunday for
                                                                                                                                                          This year, aspiring MBAs will      six weekends spread over a four-
                                                                                                                                                     spend 11 days in China talking with     month semester. A student who
                                                                                                                                                     business executives, inspecting an      starts with no undergraduate
                                                                                                                                                     economic development zone and           credits will finish in four years;
                                                                                                                                                     otherwise learning about how busi-      those with an associate degree can
                                                                                                                                                     ness is done in one of the world’s      finish in about two years.
                                                                                                                                                     biggest exporting nations.                   While the program may sound
                                                                                                                                                          The China-bound contingent         hurried and impersonal, Rodin said

                                                                                                                                                     includes Huddleston, who, after         it’s anything but. Weekend Col-
                                                                                                                                                     earning her bachelor’s degree de-       lege more closely approximates a
                                                                                                                                                     cided to continue on to an MBA at       traditional college experience than
                                                                                                                                                     Mount St. Mary’s.                       a typical night-school program,
                                                                                                                                                          Leading Huddleston’s China-        Rodin said. The immersion is so
                                                                                                                                                     bound group will be Katherine           intense that by the first weekend,
                                                                                                                                                     Whitman, an associate professor of      everyone — instructors included —
                                                                                                                                                     business administration and a self-     knows everyone else’s names.
                                                                                                                                                     employed international business              With all that Mount St. Mary’s

                                                                                                                                                     consultant whose work frequently        has to offer, where can a degree
                                                                                                                                                     takes her to China.                     get you?
                                                                                                                                                          Like Whitman, most MBA                  Rivera plans to work with
                                                                                                                                                     faculty members bring real-world        chronically ill children.
                                                                                                                                                     experience to their teaching. Janet          Huddleston is leaving her
                                                                                                                                                     Robinson, who directs the MBA           options open, but this much she
                                                                                                                                                     program, owns a commercial mort-        knows: “As soon as I put on my
                                                                                                                                                     gage banking firm. Another faculty      résumé that I was a graduate of
                                                                                                                                                     member is a top-level hospital ad-      Mount St. Mary’s, the interest in me
                                                                                                                                                     ministrator, another an accountant.     went up exponentially.”
                                                                                                                                                          Learning from professionals with
                                                                                                                                                                                             Anne Burke is a freelance writer based
                                                                                                                                                     their own businesses “really makes a
                                                                                                                                                                                             in Los Angeles.
                                                                                  ICDC continued from Pg. 7                appealing because “the success         from disadvantaged backgrounds,”
Stimulating Education                                                             and knowledgeable staff.
                                                                                                                           rate that the school has of students
                                                                                                                           graduating and getting jobs.”
                                                                                                                                                                  said Anguiano, who has been teach-
                                                                                                                                                                  ing at ICDC for three years. “Many
                                                                                      “My instructor is a lawyer and
                                        More money                                                                                                                students who come here do not have

               ith the price of                                                   every time I need answers, he not
               tuition jumping          The Perkins Loan program                                                           Popular programs                       the support of family or mentors.
                                                                                  only answers my question, but he . . .
               439% percent in          provides need-based, low-interest                                                  ICDC’s alcohol and drug coun-              “Also, many of our students
                                                                                  gives me examples of how I would
the last 25 years, according to a       loans to undergraduate ($5,550                                                     seling program is also attracting a    have already been out in the work-
                                                                                  use that information in a real work-
report from the National Center         annual maximum) and graduate                                                       lot of students.                       ing world and are now going back
                                                                                  place situation,” he said.
for Public Policy and Higher Edu-       students ($8,000 annual maximum)                                                       Gary Floyd, a 40-year-old          to school to begin new careers. As
                                                                                      Students also benefit from
cation, college has become too          at 1,700 colleges and universities.                                                “ex-addict who spent 10 years          such, our students take their educa-
                                                                                  ICDC’s multiple campuses (in
expensive for many Americans.                Obama’s 2010 budget pro-                                                      in prison for armed robbery and        tion a lot more seriously.”
                                                                                  Lawndale, Huntington Park, Van
    President Obama is taking           poses $6 billion in new Perkins                                                    possession of firearms,” said he           Financial assistance programs
                                                                                  Nuys and Los Angeles) and as-
steps to make education more            loans, enabling the program to                                                     was attracted to ICDC because of       available at the private for-profit
                                                                                  sorted programs with assorted
affordable — here’s a list of loans     reach up to 2.7 million students                                                   the “opportunity they have given       college include veterans benefits,
                                                                                  schedules, including day and night
and tax credits to help fund your       at more than 2,600 additional                                                      me to change my life and be a          state and private assistance as well
higher learning.                        institutions.                                                                      positive influence on society.”        as such federal assistance programs
                                                                                      “That really helps when you
                                             For guidance during the                                                           Mario Anguiano, an instructor      as the Pell Grant and Subsidized
                                                                                  have two kids and a husband at
Student aid made simple:                application process, visit www.                                                    in the alcohol and drug counseling     Stafford Loans.
                                                                                  home,” said medical assisting
The Free Application for Federal                            student Cynthia Garcia, 21, of           program, said the students come to
                                                                                                                                                                   Lesley Goldberg is a freelance writer based
Student Aid (FASFA) now has a                                                     Norwalk, who also found ICDC             class “hungry” to learn. “Many come
                                                            — Caitlin Tortorici                                                                                   in Los Angeles.
shorter and simpler application
that skips questions irrelevant to
the candidate — like a parent’s
financial information if you’re 24
or older.
    A new Web application allows
families to more easily provide in-
formation regarding income, taxes
and deductions by using their
tax returns, sparing the hassle of
collecting bank statements, invest-
ment information and documenta-
tion of untaxed income.
    You can find the form at www.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                 FRIDAY, AUGUST 7, 2009
Getting grants
Pell Grants are designed to help
low- and middle-income students
with college tuition. The govern-
ment has increased these grants
from $4,731 to $5,350 for this
year and up to $5,550 for 2010,
and is working to expedite the                                                                                                 Earn your
approval process.
    Students can apply for Pell                                                                                                Teaching Credential or

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Grants (as well as all federal, state                                                                                          Master’s Degree in Education.
and institutional financial aid pro-
grams) by filling out the FASFA.

Tax credits                                                                                                                    Point Loma Nazarene University
The American Opportunity Tax                                                                                                   Regional Centers
Credit is a new tax credit that
                                                                                                                               San Diego, Inland Empire, San Gabriel Valley, Bakersfield
expands the Hope Scholarship
tax credit, making college more

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in taxes.
    The American Opportunity
                                                                                                                               Enroll Now! 1-866-861-GRAD (4723)
Tax Credit offers a maximum                                                                                          
of $2,500 (as opposed to the
previous $1,800) and students
are eligible for the credit for their
first four years of college. Previ-
ously students could only qualify
for two.
    For more information, visit
                              SCHOOL DIRECTORY
                           The following is a directory of Southland universities and colleges — from Orange County to the Inland Empire to Ventura County —
                           including many of the programs and specialty degrees that they offer, as well as their contact information.

                            FOUR-YEAR                                            800-222-2867 or visit             student-to-faculty ratios in the nation.
                                                                                                                                 Undergraduate programs include bioethics,
                                                                                                                                                                                  of Law with campuses in Carlsbad and
                                                                                                                                                                                  Temecula, providing juris doctor and master
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   the Western Assn. of Schools and Colleges.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   For more information, call 877-CBU-3615 or
                            SCHOOLS                                              American Film Institute: AFI Conservatory
                                                                                                                                 political science, psychology and literature.    in laws degrees; online courses are also         write to
                                                                                 offers master of fine arts graduate programs
                           Abraham Lincoln University: ALU offers                                                                Two graduate programs, the MBA in nonprofit       available. For more information, call 760-
                                                                                 in cinematography, directing, editing, pro-                                                                                                       California Design College: A branch of
                           an online live-interactive juris doctorate            ducing, production design and screenwriting.    management and MAEd in Jewish education,         929-5900 or visit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   the Art Institutes, the Los Angeles-based
                                                                                                                                 offer dual degrees, BA/MBA and BA/MAEd.
                           program for students looking to study law             Students without bachelor’s degrees are                                                          Arizona State University: Phoenix-based          California Design College features a wide
                           and pursue a career as an attorney. The               awarded certificates of completion in lieu of    For more information, call 310-476-9777 or
                                                                                                                                                                                  ASU offers the W. P Carey School of Busi-        range of undergraduate programs in the
                           institution is registered with the Committee          MFAs. Each discipline’s faculty is led by ac-   visit
                                                                                                                                                                                  ness, one of the largest business schools in     creative arts — including graphic design,
                           of Bar Examiners. For more information, call          complished senior filmmakers-in-residence.       Antioch University: With campuses in L.A.        the country. Undergraduates can earn a BS        fashion design, Web design and interior
                           213-252-5100 or visit                    For more information, call 323-856-7740 or      and Santa Barbara, this venerable institution    degree in one of seven business disciplines      design — developed in cooperation with
                           Academy of Art University: The San                    visit                               offers master’s degrees in education,            or a BA with a concentration outside the W. P.   industry professionals. For more information,
                           Francisco-based school, with more than                American Intercontinental University:           creative writing and psychology, among           Carey School. The school also offers gradu-      call 888-624-0300 or visit www.artinstitutes.
                           10,000 students worldwide, offers under-              Located in the Playa del Rey area, AIU          others. Bachelor’s concentrations include        ate programs, master’s and PhD degrees. For      edu/cdc.
                                                                                                                                 liberal studies and child studies. For more      more information, call 480-727-3278 or visit
                           graduate and graduate distance-learning               provides a professional, team-oriented                                                                                                            California Institute of Technology: This
                           online programs in graphic design, fashion            environment that offers students a variety of   information, call 800-726-8462 or visit www.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   iconic Pasadena-based institution provides
                           design, fine art, photography, animation and           learning opportunities, including internships                                                    Art Center College of Design: Art Center         undergraduate and graduate degrees in six
                           more. For more information, call 800-544-             and frequent contact with leaders of Southern   Argosy University: Local campuses in             College of Design, a global leader in art        academic divisions: biology; chemistry
                           ARTS or visit                     California industry. Specialty-degree           Santa Monica, San Bernardino and Fountain        and design education since 1930, offers          and chemical engineering; engineering and
                           American Academy of Dramatic Arts:                    programs include business, criminal justice,    Valley offer associate, bachelor’s and           undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well      applied sciences; geological and planetary
                           This exclusive two-year academy — whose               design and education. For more information,     graduate degrees in education, psychology        as public programs at its Pasadena campus.       sciences; humanities and social sciences;
                           alumni include Robert Redford, Barbra                 call 888-594-9888 or visit       and business. The programs are also offered      The first design school to receive U.N.           and physics, mathematics and astronomy.
                           Streisand, Danny DeVito and nearly 350                edu.                                            online. For more information, call 866-4AR-      Non-Governmental Organization status for         For more information, call 626-395-6811 or
                           Academy Award, Emmy and Tony nominees                 American Jewish University: With both           GOSY, or visit                   addressing humanitarian issues, the college      visit
                                                                                                                                 Aristotle University: Founded in 2006, the       offers academic exchanges worldwide. For
                           — offers instruction in acting and a variety          urban (Bel-Air) and rural (Simi Valley)                                                                                                           California Lutheran University: CLU is a
                           of screen and stage arts. For information, call       campuses, AJU offers one of the lowest          school boasts the Aristotle University College   more information, call 626-396-2373 or visit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   selective liberal arts and sciences university
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   located in Thousand Oaks, with centers
                                                                                                                                                                                  The Art Institutes: With campuses in L.A.        in Oxnard and Woodland Hills. With an
                                                                                                                                                                                  and Santa Ana, AI offers a range of degrees      enrollment of more than 3,400 students, CLU
                                                                                                                                                                                  and certificate programs in various areas         offers 36 undergraduate majors and graduate
                                                                                                                                                                                  of fashion and graphic design and culinary       programs. Doctoral degrees in educational
                                                                                                                                                                                  arts. Evening, weekend and online classes        leadership and higher education leadership
                                                                                                                                                                                  are available. For more information, call 888-   are also offered. For more information, visit
                                                                                                                                                                                  624-0300 or visit or call 805-492-2411.
                                                                                                                                                                                  Azusa Pacific University: This Christian          Cal Poly Pomona: This state university
                                                                                                                                                                                  institution offers an MBA program and an         consists of nine colleges, including a Col-
                                                                                                                                                                                  MA in HR and organizational development.         lege of Hospitality Management, College
  FRIDAY, AUGUST 7, 2009

                                                                                                                                                                                  A range of undergraduate, graduate and cer-      of Environmental Design and College of
                                                                                                                                                                                  tificate programs are available in business,      Agriculture with an Animal and Veterinary
                                                                                                                                                                                  computer information systems and manage-         Sciences Department that houses breeds
                                                                                                                                                                                  ment through APU’s Center for Adult and          of cattle, sheep and swine on 330 acres of
                                                                                                                                                                                  Professional Studies. For more information,      range land. For more information, call 909-
                                                                                                                                                                                  call 800-825-5278 or visit          869-7659 or visit
                                                                                                                                                                                  Biola University: A 100-year-old private         Cal State Channel Islands: Based in
                                                                                                                                                                                  Christian university offering more than 145      Camarillo, the school offers a range of

                                                      Enhance your career
                                                                                                                                                                                  academic programs and seven gradu-               undergraduate degrees along with master’s
                                                                                                                                                                                  ate schools. Biola offers a wide range of        programs including MBAs in education,
                                                                                                                                                                                  bachelor’s and graduate degrees, including       bioinformatics, computer science and

                                                                                                                                                                                  an MA and PhD in business, education, psy-       mathematics. Extension courses are also
                                                            as an       educator, professional, and leader.                                                                       chology, theology, missions, organizational      available. For more information, call 805-
                                                                                                                                                                                  leadership, apologetics and more. Modular        437-8400 or visit
                                                                             Claremont Graduate University’s                                                                      and online options are available. For more       Cal State Dominguez Hills: CSUDH offers
                                                                             School of Educational Studies (SES)                                                                  information, call 800-OK-BIOLA or visit www.     45 bachelor’s degrees, 10 public school
                                                                             develops and engages educators who can promote equity, excellence, social justice,                                                credential certificates and 21 master’s
                                                                             and accountability in every area of education. Experience our unique approach:
                                                                                                                                                                                  Brooks Institute: Following the philosophy       degrees in such areas as teacher education,
                                                                                         • Personal Attention                                                                     of “learn by doing,” the college contains        nursing, psychology, business administra-
                                                                                         • Individualized Programs                                                                four schools that offer bachelor’s degrees       tion, digital media arts, computer science,
                                                                                         • Flexible Part-Time Options                                                             in fields such as professional photography,       criminal justice and recreation and leisure

                                                                                                                                                                                  visual journalism, film and video production      studies. For information, call 310-243-3696
                                                                             MA/PhD PROGRAMS                         MA/INTERNSHIP TEACHER                                        and graphic design, as well as a master of       or visit
                                                                             with emphases in:                       CREDENTIAL PROGRAM
                                                                                                                     (cohort program)                                             fine arts degree in photography. For more         Cal State Fullerton: CSUF offers a range
                                                                             • Teaching and Learning                 preparing teachers for:                                      information call 805-966-3888 or visit www.
                                                                             • Higher Education/Student                                                                                                                            of undergraduate degree programs including
                                                                                                                     • Elementary Schools                                                                     engineering, international business and
                                                                               Affairs/Community College
                                                                                                                     • Secondary Schools
                                                                               Leadership                                                                                         California Baptist University: CBU offers        business administration with concentrations
                                                                             • Education Reform and                  • Special Education
                                                                                                                                                                                  25 master’s degree programs and more than        in accounting, entrepreneurship, information
                                                                                                                                                                                  90 undergraduate majors and concentra-           systems and more. Fifty graduate programs
                                                                             • Education Policy and Evaluation
                                                                             • Special Education                                                                                  tions. Founded in 1950, CBU is a private         are offered, including instructional design
                                                                             • P-12 Urban Leadership (cohort)                                                                     comprehensive institution located in River-      and technology, software engineering
                                                                                                                                                                                  side and is affiliated with California Southern   and information technology. For more
                                                                                                                                                                                  Baptist Convention. CBU is accredited by         information, call 714-278-2011 or visit www.
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                                                                                                                                                 encompassing acupuncture, herbal medicine               try. GIA has a School of Business and offers                                   909-621-8000 or visit www.claremont              Concorde provides training for dental
                                                                                                                                                 and Western medicine. Student interns                   instruction in jewelry design and manufactur-
Cal State Long Beach: Myriad                                                assisting, practical and vocational nursing,
                                                                                                                                                 spend two years treating patients supervised            ing arts. For information, call 760-603-4000
                                                                                                  respiratory therapy, medical assisting and
undergraduate and graduate degrees are           Claremont Graduate University: Founded                                                          by licensed acupuncturists in the college               or visit
offered, including a doctorate in education                                                       other healthcare careers. Training programs
                                                 in 1925, CGU is the graduate university of                                                      clinic. Externships are available at UCLA
                                                                                                  are designed to be short, affordable and                                                               Keck Graduate Institute: KGI is the
and education leadership, and a doctorate        the Claremont Colleges and offers a transdis-                                                   Ashe Student Center and Venice Family
                                                                                                  hands-on. Concorde has three SoCal loca-                                                               only American graduate school devoted
in engineering. Full-year study-abroad           ciplinary approach to graduate-level educa-                                                     Clinic. For more information, visit www.
                                                                                                  tions in North Hollywood, San Bernardino                                                               to the life sciences. KGI offers a master of
programs are available in 18 countries. For      tion. The university is composed of nine                                               or call 310-453-8300.
                                                                                                  and Garden Grove. For more information, call                                                           bioscience degree program, a PhD program
more information, call 562-985-4111 or visit     schools: Arts and Humanities; Behavioral
                                                                                                  800-464-1212 or visit        Fashion Institute of Design and                         in applied life sciences and a PhD program                                   and Organizational Sciences; Math; Educa-
                                                                                                                                                 Marketing: FIDM is a coeducational,                     in computational and systems biology. For
Cal State Los Angeles: CSULA offers              tion; Management; Politics and Economics;        Concordia University Irvine: With 2,300
                                                                                                                                                 specialized private college dedicated to                information, call 909-607-7855 or visit www.
undergrad and graduate programs in               Religion; Information Systems and Technol-       students, this Lutheran university maintains
                                                                                                                                                 educating students for the fashion, graphics, 
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                                                 Global Health. For information, call 909-621-    offers a slate of majors, including those in   interior design and entertainment industries.           Harvey Mudd College: Established in
Several specialty MBAs are offered in various                                                                                                    In addition to a variety of associate degrees,
                                                 8000, or visit                      the arts, biology, business administration,                                                            1955, HMC is one of the country’s premier
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                                                                                                  Christian education leadership, theater,                                                               liberal arts colleges focusing on math,
education department that offers programs in     Columbia College Hollywood: This ac-                                                            ence degree in business management. For
                                                                                                  history, theology, psychology and exercise                                                             science and engineering and is a member
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                                                                                                  sports science. For more information, call                                                             of the Claremont Colleges. Its nine sci-
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                                                                                                  949-854-8002 or visit                                                                     ence- and math-based degree programs are                              TV production. The faculty is composed of
                                                                                                                                                 Gemological Institute of America: This                  grounded in a core curriculum that includes
Cal State Northridge: The nine colleges at       entertainment industry professionals. For        Emperor’s College of Oriental Medicine:
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CSUN offer 60 undergraduate degrees, 45          information, call 818-345-8414 or visit www.     Located in Santa Monica, ECOM is one of the
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                           of Religion: HUC is the nation’s oldest            information, call 800-255-0762 or visit         Marymount College: Founded on Catholic           visit                              Law, Business and Public Management, and
                           institution of higher Jewish education and                          principles in 1932, this private residential     Point Loma Nazarene University:                    Education and Organizational Leadership.
                           the academic, spiritual and professional                                                           two-year college offers AA and AS degrees        Founded in 1902, this selective liberal arts       Undergraduate, graduate and law degrees
                                                                              Loma Linda University: This Seventh-day         with studies in the arts, education, sciences                                                       are offered, as well as a number of online
                           development center of Reform Judaism,              Adventist institution offers associate, bach-                                                    university serves more than 3,500 students.
                           educating students for service as rabbis,                                                          and business. In conjunction with Webster        In addition to more than 50 undergradu-            programs. The school has several satellite
                                                                              elor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees, as      University, Marymount offers evening and                                                            campuses throughout Southern California,
                           cantors, educators and communal service            well as continuing education and certificate                                                      ate areas of study offered on its San Diego
                           professionals. For more information, call                                                          weekend courses to earn AA, BA and MBA           campus, PLNU offers graduate program re-           including Rancho Cucamonga, Burbank and
                                                                              programs in the health and science fields.       degrees. Marymount also has a laboratory                                                            Oxnard. For more information, call 909-593-
                           213-765-2121 or visit                 A certificate program in clinical mediation                                                       gional centers in Arcadia, the Inland Empire,
                                                                                                                              preschool. For information call 310-377-         Bakersfield and Mission Valley (San Diego).         3511 or visit
                           La Sierra University: Located in River-            is designed to prepare counselors and other     5501 or visit
                           side, La Sierra offers a range of undergradu-      professionals to manage conflict in a variety                                                     For more information, call 800-733-7770 or         University of Oklahoma College of Nurs-
                           ate majors, along with graduate degrees in         of settings. For more information, call 909-    Mount St. Mary’s College: Mount St.              visit                           ing: The OU College of Nursing Program
                           business, education, religion and English. Its     558-8161 or visit                  Mary’s College offers undergraduate educa-       Pomona College: Established in 1887, this          offers a fully accredited nursing education
                           Students in Free Enterprise team was world                                                         tion for women, as well as a Weekend Col-        prestigious coeducational institution is the       taught at an accelerated pace. This program
                                                                              Loyola Marymount: Celebrating 100               lege and graduate programs for professional                                                         combines online learning with hands-on
                           champion in 2007. For more information visit       years in 2011, LMU is the largest Catholic                                                       founding member of the Claremont Colleges.
                  or call 800-874-5587.                                                             men and women on two campuses in Los             Its most popular majors include politics,          clinical instruction at Glendale Adventist
                                                                              university on the West Coast. The university    Angeles. The mission of Mount St. Mary’s                                                            Medical Center. Those with a bachelor’s
                           Laguna College of Art and Design:                  offers more than 80 undergraduate degrees                                                        English, psychology, neuroscience and pub-
                                                                                                                              College is to provide a superior education       lic policy analysis. In 2007, 27 graduating        degree can earn a BSN in 14 months. For
                           Bachelor of fine arts and master of fine arts        and programs, more than 30 master’s             enhanced by an emphasis on building lead-                                                           more information, call 888-696-8276 or visit
                           programs are offered in graphic design,            programs, one doctoral program and 15                                                            seniors were awarded Fulbright Fellowships.
                                                                                                                              ership skills and fostering a spirit to serve.   For information, call 909-621-8000 or visit
                           illustration, feature animation, art history and   credential programs. Rooted in the Jesuit and   For more information, call 310-954-4000 or
                           more. The Laptop Program provides special          Marymount traditions, LMU is committed to                                                                                  University of Redlands: Graduate and
                                                                                                                              visit                                                                              undergraduate degrees are offered in the
                           discounts and warranties on Apple laptops,         academic excellence. For more information,                                                       San Diego State University: San Diego
                           which are required of all students. For            visit                              New York Film Academy: This film and              State University’s MBA for executives in life      College of Arts and Sciences, School of
                                                                                                                              acting school — with classes at Universal        sciences is an online program designed             Education and School of Business. Satellite
                                                                                                                              and Disney studios, as well as campuses          to give working professionals the skills to        campuses include those in Riverside, Ran-
                                                                                                                              worldwide — offers many programs ranging         effectively lead the product development and       cho Cucamonga, Burbank and Los Angeles.
                                                                                                                              from one week to two years in length.            approval processes, accelerate the time to         Business and education programs tailored to
                                                                                                                              Bachelor and master of fine arts degrees in       market, decrease costs and bring potentially       working professionals are available. For more
                                                                                                                              filmmaking and acting are featured, along         life-saving products to patients worldwide.        information, call 888-999-9844 or visit www.
                                                                                                                              with courses in digital journalism (affiliated    For more information, call 619-594-8279 or
                                                                                                                              with NBC News), editing, screenwriting, 3D       visit                         University of Santa Monica: USM’s
                                                                                                                              animation and more. For information call                                                            curricula center around spiritual psychology
                                                                                                                              818-733-2600 or visit              Scripps College: Founded in 1926, Scripps
                                                                                                                                                                               College is a women’s liberal arts institution      — the study and practice of the art and sci-
                                                                                                                              Occidental College: This Eagle Rock-             with nearly 900 undergraduate students. Its        ence of human evolution in consciousness.
                                                                                                                              based college, which specializes in              signature academic program is also one of          This approach is applied to the school’s
                                                                                                                              interdisciplinary degrees, offers teaching       its oldest: the Core Curriculum in Interdisci-     five graduate programs, including MA and
                                                                                                                              credentials and a master’s in teaching, as       plinary Humanities, a program of study that        PsyD degrees in spiritual psychology and
                                                                                                                              well as joint degrees with Caltech and Co-       trains students to think broadly. Students can     counseling psychology, and an MA in
                                                                                                                              lumbia University. Undergraduate programs        take classes at any of the other liberal arts      consciousness, health and healing. For more
                                                                                                                              include arts and humanities, sciences and        schools within the Claremont Colleges. For         information, call 310-829-7402 or visit www.
                                                                                                                              social sciences. For more information, call                                               
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                                                                                                                                                                               more information, call 909-621-8000 or visit
                                                                                                                              323-259-2500 or visit                                 UC Irvine: This Orange County campus
                                                                                                                              Pacific Oaks College: The Pasadena cam-           Soka University: Located in Aliso Viejo,           offers a wide range of degree programs at its
                                                                                                                              pus offers upper-division and graduate-level     SUA offers a four-year liberal arts degree with    Henry Samueli School of Engineering, Paul
                                                                                                                              college programs in human development,           concentrations in environmental studies,           Merage School of Business and Donald Bren
                                                                                                                              counseling and teaching. Flexible weekend,       humanities, international studies and social       School of Information and Computer Sci-
                                                                                                                              evening and online courses, and a Children’s     and behavioral sciences. SUA also has a            ences. It also has schools in law, medicine,
                                                                                                                              School serves kids and their parents. For        master’s program in second-                        arts, humanities and more. For information,
                                                                                                                              more information, call 626-397-1300 or visit     and foreign-language education. SUA-               call 949-824-5011 or visit
                                                                                                                                                  offers an average class size of 13 and a           UC Riverside: Inland Southern California’s
                                                                                                                              Pepperdine University: The Drescher              study-abroad program for all undergraduates        only research university offers graduate and
                                                                                                                              Graduate Campus in Malibu offers a number        included in the cost of tuition. Free tuition is   undergraduate degrees, teaching credentials

                                                                                                                              of specialized MBAs and dual-degree              offered to admitted students whose annual          and continuing-education programs. Three
                                                                                                                              programs, as does the Graziadio School of        earned family income is $60,000 or less. For       multidisciplinary colleges cover humanities,
                                                                                                                              Business and Management. A number of             information call 949-480-4150 or visit www.        arts and social sciences, natural and agricul-
                                                                                                                              degree programs are offered through Pep-                                          tural sciences and engineering. Together, two
                                                                                                                              perdine’s Graduate School of Education and       UCLA: This sprawling Westwood institution          professional schools and the Palm Desert
                                                                                                                              Psychology. Pepperdine offers study-abroad       offers seven professional schools, including       Graduate Center offer degrees in manage-
                                                                                                                              programs. For more information, call 310-        the Henry Samueli School of Engineering            ment, education and art, including a new
                                                                                                                              568-5500 or visit            and Applied Science, School of Public              globally oriented MBA. For more information,
                                                                                                                                                                               Health and Anderson School of Manage-              call 951-827-6397 or visit
                                                                                                                              Phillips Graduate Institute: This Encino-
                                                                                                                                                                               ment, which offers a specialty MBA. The            USC: The University Park campus, set in Los

                                                                                                                              based institution offers master’s and doctoral
                                                                                                                              degrees in psychology and human relations,       Anderson School also offers dual-degree            Angeles’ downtown arts and education cor-
                                                                                                                              as well as post-graduate credential programs     programs such as the UCLA-National                 ridor, is home to the USC College of Letters,
                                                                                                                              and continuing education workshops for           University of Singapore executive MBA              Arts and Sciences and many professional
                                                                                                                              mental health practitioners. For more infor-     program. Health sciences programs are              schools. The Health Sciences campus,
                                                                                                                              mation call 818-386-5660 or visit       offered through the David Geffen School of         northeast of downtown Los Angeles, is home
                                                                                                                                                                               Medicine, School of Dentistry and School           to the Keck School of Medicine and the
                                                                                                                              Pitzer College: Founded in 1963, Pitzer          of Nursing. UCLA’s EMPH program offers             School of Pharmacy. Hundreds of graduate
                                                                                                                              offers more than 40 major and 19 minor           an executive-style master of public health         and undergraduate programs are offered,
                                                                                                                              areas of study and more than 70% of all          program. For more information, call 310-           including specialized MBAs that combine
                                                                                                                              undergraduates study abroad. As a member         825-4101 or visit                    dual degrees. For more information, call 213-
                                                                                                                              of the Claremont Colleges, Pitzer benefits                                                           740-2311 or visit
                                                                                                                              from the shared resources of seven schools.      University of La Verne: This institution
                                                                                                                              For more information, call 909-621-8000 or       consists of four colleges: Arts and Sciences,      Vanguard University: VU believes its
Pentecostal/charismatic Christian commu-           engineering; and technical education. For          offered. For information, call 714-484-7000     academic divisions including business,           Beach-based campus offers associate
nity provides a supportive and challenging         more information, call 661-722-6300 or visit       or visit                natural sciences and industry and technol-       degrees and more than 25 certificate pro-
environment. VU offers a four-year bachelor                                                                                       ogy. Seventy-five associate and certificate        grams — including audio and entertainment
                                                                                                      Crafton Hills College: This Yucaipa-based
of arts or bachelor of science degree in           California School of Culinary Arts:                                                                programs — including business manage-            technology, architecture, digital arts and
                                                                                                      college offers college credit and degree
34 majors and concentrations, as well as           With locations in Pasadena and Hollywood,                                                          ment, fashion and Web programming — are          international trade — as well as university
                                                                                                      classes, career and technical education
master’s degrees in business administration,       CSCA is one of few schools that partner with                                                       available. For more information, call 310-       transfer programs. A nursing program and
                                                                                                      classes, and classes to upgrade job skills.
education, theological studies and clinical        internationally renowned Le Cordon Bleu. The                                                       532-3670 or visit              online classes are available. For information,
                                                                                                      Its premier programs are the paramedic,
psychology. For more information, call 714-                                                                                                                                                            call 714-892-7711 or visit
                                                   Pasadena campus boasts the popular 561             fire tech, respiratory care and radiologic       Fullerton College: Fullerton offers 90
556-3610 or visit                Restaurant, where students gain real-world         technology programs. The college’s small        associate degree programs and more               ICDC College: ICDC offers degrees in
Webster University: This worldwide                 experience. For more information call 626-         size affords students one-to-one time with      than 100 certificate courses. Many of the         today’s top career choices, including associ-
institution, with centers in Irvine and Palos      229-1300 or visit                    instructors. For more information, call 909-    programs — including business administra-        ate degrees in Paralegal Studies, Alcohol &
Verdes, offers MBAs and graduate programs          Cerritos College: This Norwalk-based               794-2161or visit          tion, environmental technology, journalism       Drug Counseling, and Homeland Security in
including counseling, human resources and                                                                                                             and computer information systems — offer         addition to 20 other diploma programs. For
                                                   campus offers university transfer and              East Los Angeles College: Associate
information. Bachelor’s degrees are offered        two-year associate degrees, as well as adult                                                       degrees and certificates. For information, call   more information, call 800-213-5229 or visit
                                                                                                      degrees, certificates and university transfer
in management and psychology. Webster              vocational training in the health, computer                                                        714-992-7568 or visit
                                                                                                      programs are offered within 28 depart-
draws many of its faculty members from the         welding and pharmacy clerk fields. Classes          ments. The Program for Accelerated College      Glendale College: University transfer            Irvine Valley College: Associate degree
business world. For information, call 949-         to earn GED certificates are available. For         Education allows working students to earn an    programs and a range of associate degree         programs include courses in life science and
250-7855 or visit                 more information, call 562-860-2451 or visit       associate degree and transfer to a university   and certificate options are available. More       technology, business sciences, fine arts,
Western University of Health Sciences:                                     in five semesters. For more information, call    than 30 academic departments offer courses       computer science and engineering. Specialty
The Pomona-based university features a             Chaffey College: Chaffey offers university         323-265-8712 or visit             including nursing, aviation and computer         courses at IVC include digital media art, de-
range of graduate programs that include                                                                                                               animation. For information, call 818-240-        sign and model making, a fitness specialist
                                                   transfer curricula, associate degrees and          El Camino College: With its original
osteopathic medicine, physician assisting,         specialty programs including the Health                                                            1000 or visit                  certificate program and an electrician trainee
                                                                                                      campus in Torrance and another at Compton
veterinary medicine, physical therapy,                                                                                                                                                                 program. For information, call 949-451-5100
                                                   Science Career program, which can lead to          College, El Camino offers courses in nine       Golden West College: This Huntington
nursing and pharmacy. Additionally, degrees        a nursing career in eight weeks. The main
in dental medicine, optometry and podiatric        campus is in Rancho Cucamonga, with sites
medicine will be available beginning in            in Fontana, Chino and Ontario. For more
August 2009. For more information, call 909-       information, call 909-652-6000 or visit
623-6116 or visit      
Whittier College: This independent liberal         Citrus College: This Glendora campus
arts college is distinguished by its small size,   offers university transfer programs and
nationally recognized liberal arts curriculum      two-year associate degrees in seven
and innovative interdisciplinary programs.         concentrations including performing arts,
Whittier College offers students a choice of       language arts and physical education, as
30 majors in 23 disciplines, as well as self-      well as online distance-learning classes. For
designed majors. For more information, call        information, call 626-963-0323 or visit www.
562-907-4200 or visit  
Woodbury University: This Burbank-based            Coastline Community College: This Foun-
school offers undergraduate and graduate           tain Valley college offers transfer programs
degrees within its School of Architecture,         to four-year schools as well as certificates
School of Business and School of Media,            and associate degrees. Distance-learning

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Culture and Design. For information, call          and military programs are available. For
818-767-0888 or visit                              information, call 714-546-7600 or visit www.                        
                                                   College of the Canyons: Located in Santa
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                                                   two-year associate degrees in five academic
Advanced Technology & Education Park:              divisions including allied health and fine arts.
This innovative new campus in Tustin, with         The Small Business Development Center
course offerings from Saddleback and Irvine        provides assistance in applying for financing
Valley colleges, provides unique techno-           to get a business started. For information, call
logically advanced programs for students,          661-259-7800 or visit

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professionals and business organizations.          College of the Desert: Based in Palm Des-
Specialized technology labs and classrooms         ert, the school offers an array of educational
are key components of the Center for Applied       opportunities, including associate degrees
Competitive Technologies, which specializes        with an emphasis on transfer preparation
in optics and photonics training. For more         and degrees that emphasize employ-
information, call 949-282-2700 or visit www.       ment preparedness. For more information,                                           call 760-773-2516 or visit
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and medical assisting, massage therapy,            more than 24 fields of study, plus a nursing
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For more information call 888-844-6522 or          366-3791 or visit
                                                   Cypress College: Two-year associate
Antelope Valley College: This Lancaster-           degrees and university transfer programs
based school offers university transfer            are available at Cypress, which offers wide-
programs and two-year associate degrees.           ranging curricula. A Business/Computer In-
Six academic divisions include business,           formation Systems Center and Math/Science
computer and media arts; math, science and         Learning Center are among the resources

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                           or visit                             degree and university transfer programs, as     call 323-241-5225 or visit         Associate and bachelor’s degree programs        degree and certificate programs in traditional
                                                                             well as the Program for Accelerated College     Los Angeles Trade-Technical College:             are offered in management or psychology,        academic fields as well as aviation science,
                           Long Beach City College: Two campuses
                                                                             Education. A new culinary arts program is       This public community college offers more        as well as an MBA program and master’s          pet science, agribusiness and fashion design.
                           in Long Beach offer a wide range of university
                                                                             available. Extension and online courses are     than 65 vocational and career technical train-   program in international business. Curricula    Also available are university transfer programs.
                           transfer and associate degree programs in five
                                                                             offered. For more information, call 310-233-    ing programs, including culinary arts, fashion   are designed for the working adult. The         Study-abroad programs offer travel to Italy,
                           schools, including business and social sci-
                                                                             4400 or visit                     design and merchandising, construction           innovative Make Your Company a College          Spain and Mexico. For information, call 909-
                           ence; creative arts and applied sciences; and
                                                                                                                                                                              Campus option brings the Marymount              594-5611 or visit
                           health and science. Many vocational programs      Los Angeles Mission College: This               technologies, “green” technologies, robot-
                                                                                                                             ics, machining and cosmetology. The Child        College/Webster University faculty to your
                           are available, including aviation, drafting and   Sylmar-based college offers university
                                                                                                                                                                              office in the afternoon or evening. For more     Mt. San Jacinto College: Since 1963, the
                           horticulture. For more information, call 562-     transfer programs and associate degrees in      Development Center provides extensive day                                                        college has grown into a massive institution
                                                                                                                             care. For information, call 213-763-7000 or      information call 310-377-7742, or visit www.
                           938-4111 or visit                   a wide range of disciplines from business                                                                                                        with a service area of 1,700 square miles
                           Los Angeles City College: LACC offers a           and cinema to marketing and Spanish. Some                                                                                                        in Riverside County. The school is split into
                                                                             classes are offered in video-streaming format   Los Angeles Valley College: Courses at           Moorpark College: Associate degrees,            two main campuses, in San Jacinto and
                           wide range of traditional associate degree
                                                                             over the Internet. For more information, call   this Valley Glen-based school count toward       certificates and university transfer options     Menifree, and online curriculum is available,
                           programs as well as university transfer
                                                                             818-364-7600 or visit        associate degree, university transfer and        are offered at this Ventura County campus.      as well. For more information, call 951-487-
                           options, with courses offered in law, cinema,
                                                                                                                                                                              Several of the courses — including bio-         3215 or visit
                           nursing and more. The school’s two-year           Los Angeles Southwest College: LASC             occupational certificate programs. Several
                                                                                                                             of the courses — including nursing, music,       technology, computer science, multimedia
                           Accelerated College Transfer program offers       offers a number of associate degree and                                                                                                          Musicians Institute: Located in Hollywood,
                                                                                                                             broadcasting and child development — offer       and interior design — offer at least two of
                           five-week courses consisting of classes two        transfer programs in behavioral sciences,                                                                                                        MI offers a comprehensive, hands-on educa-
                                                                                                                             all three options. An accelerated program        the above options. Moorpark College has a
                           nights a week and one Saturday a month. For       child development, nursing and other                                                                                                             tion in contemporary music performance,
                                                                                                                             caters to working adults. Online classes are     teaching zoo. For more information, call 805-
                           more information, call 323-953-4000 or visit      disciplines. Southwest’s Bridges to Success                                                                                                      recording, guitar making, music business
                                                                                                                             available. For information, call 818-947-        378-1400 or visit
                                             Center provides bilingual counseling and                                                                                                         and film. Students rub elbows with music’s
                                                                             assistance for students whose primary lan-      2600 or visit                      Mt. San Antonio College: Based in Walnut,       elite, and graduates include several famous
                           Los Angeles Harbor College: Based in
                                                                             guage is not English. For more information,     Marymount College/Webster University:            Mt. SAC offers more than 200 associate          musicians. For more information call 323-
                           Wilmington, LAHC offers traditional associate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              462-1384 or visit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Orange Coast College: With a student
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              population of 26,000, OCC provides
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              exemplary programs leading to associate in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              arts degrees, associate in science degrees
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              and 165 career programs. With an expansive
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              164-acre campus located in Costa Mesa
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              in the heart of coastal Orange County, OCC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              features state-of-the-art facilities. For more
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              information, call 714-432-0202 or visit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Oxnard College: Twenty-seven two-year
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              academic and high-tech occupational pro-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              grams are offered, including anthropology,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              fire technology, business and engineering.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Addictive disorders studies and dental hy-
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              giene are featured as well, and the school’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Program for Accelerated College Education
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              curriculum caters to working adults. For
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              more information, call 805-986-5800 or visit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Pasadena City College: PCC offers online
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              and instructional television courses, along
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              with the financial aid and resources to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              help students get into the classroom. For
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              information, call 626-585-7123 or visit www.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Pierce College: Set in Woodland Hills,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Pierce offers university transfer programs and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              a variety of associate degree and certificate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              programs. Many courses — including
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              general agriculture, horse science, marketing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              and computer science — offer both. For
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              more information, call 818-719-6401 or visit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Rio Hondo College: Based in Whittier, Rio
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Hondo offers a number of general-education

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              and certificate programs, including business
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              law, architecture and police training. For
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              information, call 562-692-0921 or visit www.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Riverside Community College: More than
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              100 academic and vocational programs are
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              offered, including business administration,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              architecture, fire technology and graphics
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              technology. Many classes are offered online.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              In addition to the main campus in Riverside,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              satellite facilities are located in Moreno
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Valley and Norco. For more information, call
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              951-222-8000 or visit
Saddleback College: This Mission
Viejo-based college offers many associate
degree programs — including advanced
technology, business science, fine arts and
liberal arts — as well as university transfer
curricula. Distance-education programs are
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