Career College serving San Diego County

Career Education. Healthcare, IT, & Criminal Justice.

ATA College
ATA College

ATA College is here to help you get started towards a new career today. Learn more about our career fields or contact us today!

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Our mission at ATA College is to provide vocational diploma and associate degree training for entry-level positions in specialized fields.

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Associate degree


ATA College currently offers eleven vocational diploma programs and five associate degrees.

ATA College - Start Training for a New Career


Whether a first-time or returning ATA College student, we are here to help you every step of the way.

ATA College Medical Assistant Students Practicing in Lab

Hands-on Labs!

Learn the classroom knowledge and hands-on skills to start your vocational career after 8-9 months.

Medical Careers

Programs from 3 weeks to 8 months and lead into our Associate Degree programs.

Software Development

Learn the languages necessary to start writing programs today!

Career Services

The Career Services Department is available to help with Job placement for all ATA College students, no matter the length of the program.

Registration Information

Check out what you need to get started at ATA College today!

Criminal Justice

Looking to enter a career in law enforcement? Check out our vocational diploma and degree programs!

Frequently Asked Questions

Accreditation is an evaluation process used by all recognized institutions. This process is conducted by an outside organization of educational experts; for ATA College, the organization is the Council on Occupational Education Council on Occupational Education (COE).

COE statement on accreditation:

Accreditation is a status of recognition that is granted to an institution which complies with the eligibility requirements, standards, procedures, and obligations adopted by the member institutions of the Council. Accreditation does not certify that every facet of an institution is of equal quality, but it does indicate that no part of the institution is so weak that the educational effectiveness of the institution as a whole and its services to students will be undermined.

The Council accredits institutions worldwide.

We believe that prospective students should thoroughly research their colleges of interest prior to making a decision. Additionally, the decision should never feel rushed or feel like a “bad deal.”

All our future graduates are invited to tour the school with a member of our Admissions Department at an initial appointment. If you feel comfortable moving forward and all your questions have been answered, a second appointment will be set up to complete an entry exam and enrollment paperwork.

First step:

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