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Study at Heald College

Heald College was founded in San Francisco, California in 1863 by Edward Payson Heald. As the first business college in the western United States, Heald forged an educational approach focusing on practical hands-on learning. As the years passed and the needs of the workplace changed, Heald's curriculum expanded to include the fields of technology and healthcare. The College's reach also grew; there are now 11 campus locations populating the states of California, Oregon and Hawaii. Heald today offers associate's degrees, diplomas, and certificates in over 25 fields of study. Points of Distinction
  • Internships and externships
  • Job placement assistance for graduates
  • Federal work-study program
  • Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Course TopicsHeald offers a variety of degree, diploma, and certificate programs in the fields of healthcare, business, and technology. There are seven program choices in healthcare-related areas, nine in business disciplines, and ten in the technology realm. Program availability varies by campus location. The types of programs and their durations are as follows:
  • Associate in Applied Science Degrees: 18 - 24 months
  • Associate of Arts degrees: 6 - 9 months
  • Short-term diplomas: 12 - 16 months
  • Certifications: 6 - 12 months
Heald College AdmissionsThe Enrolment process begins with an interview with an admissions advisor, followed by a completed application and entrance placement assessment. Requirements for admission include a high school diploma or GED equivalent. Heald College Faculty QualityHeald's faculty consists of high-caliber instructors possessing both academic and real-world experience. Faculty members teach skills that are practical and relevant to the future careers of their students. Heald College Student EnrolmentHeald's Enrolment varies by campus. Student populations at the 11 campus sites range from a low of about 250 to a high of nearly 1, 000 students. Heald College Student LifeHeald College does not offer housing; however, the vast majority of its campuses offer free and plentiful parking. Most campuses are also easily accessible to public transportation and/or major highways. The original San Francisco site houses a 60, 000-square-foot campus which features fully networked computers and labs.

Programs of Study(Note:Not all programs are necessarily available at all locations. )Accounting
  • Accounting
  • Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
  • Accounting and Business/Management
  • Accounting and Finance
Computer Networking
  • Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications General
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • System Networking and LAN/WAN Management/Manager
  • System Administration/Administrator
Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Criminal Justice/Police Science
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Accounting and Finance
HVAC Electrical Construction
  • Electrical Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
Hospitality Management
  • Hospitality Administration/Management General
  • Tourism and Travel Services Management
Information Technology
  • Computer Programming Vendor/Product Certification
Management and Administration
  • Accounting and Business/Management
  • Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science General
  • Business Administration and Management General
  • General office Occupations and Clerical Services
  • Marketing/Marketing Management General
  • Sales Distribution and Marketing Operations General
  • Tourism and Travel Services Marketing Operations
Medical Assisting and Nursing
  • Dental Assisting/Assistant
  • Medical/Clinical Assistant
Medical and Dental Administration
  • Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
  • Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
  • Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary
  • Medical Insurance Specialist/Medical Biller
  • Medical office Assistant/Specialist
Multimedia and Web Design
  • Web Page Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
  • Legal Assistant/Paralegal
  • Computer Software Technology/Technician

Heald College Degrees or Coursework(Note:Not all degrees and coursework are necessarily available for all programs of study. )Degrees or Coursework
  • Associate
  • Certificate

Heald College Campus LocationsCalifornia
  • Concord
  • Fresno
  • Hayward
  • Milpitas
  • Rancho Cordova
  • Roseville
  • Salinas
  • San Francisco
  • Stockton
  • Honolulu
  • Portland

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