Western Career College: We Create Success

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College Spotlight

By Andrea Spisak

Western Career College

A student who strives to be successful in life can gain assistance from Western Career College (WCC). At WCC, the focus is on the students. From enrollment to graduation and throughout an individual’s career, WCC makes every effort to ensure success.

Western Career College, which started as a family business, now has thousands of students at nine different campuses and is part of a much larger group of colleges. However, WCC has maintained a family-like culture at each campus. Each campus is staffed with dedicated faculty and staff members who provide the support needed for students to complete their programs in a timely manner. The faculty and staff know their students and are confident in their abilities to provide an outstanding education and future opportunities to their graduates. This confidence is apparent through the staff’s dedication to helping students find the type of employment they want and providing up-to-date, hands-on education that prepares students to excel in their new careers.

Western Career College was founded in 1967 in Sacramento, California. In 2003, U.S. Education acquired WCC, and in 2008, U.S. Education became a subsidiary of DeVry Inc. WCC has nine campuses in the following locations throughout California: Antioch, Citrus Heights, Emeryville, Pleasant Hill, Sacramento, San Jose, San Leandro, Stockton and their newest campus in Pomona. In addition, WCC offers a variety of online programs to prospective students. WCC is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACCJC-WASC).

The mission of Western Career College is to provide education in the health, legal and technical fields of study that leads to Associate of Science degrees and/or certificates of achievement. WCC is committed to a skills-based approach to education, and strives to identify and support the achievement of student-learning outcomes throughout its institution and learning community. The most popular programs at WCC include, but are not limited to, Criminal Justice, Dental Assisting, Dental Hygiene, Design Drafting, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Graphic Design, Health Care Administration, Health Information Technology, Massage Therapy, Medical Assisting, Pharmacy Technology, Respiratory Therapy, Surgical Technology, Veterinary Technology and Vocational Nursing.

In addition to academic preparation and skills training, students at WCC learn how to think critically, make decisions, gain independence, organize work, take initiative, supervise others and become responsible employees. Each academic program is designed to provide students with communication, mathematical and computer skills, as well as perspectives from the sciences, humanities and social sciences. Western Career College encourages students to work to achieve their highest potential while attaining their career goals. The college strives for excellence and quality in everything it does and instills the same aspirations in its students.

In the future, WCC would like to continue to focus on quality education and helping graduates get started in their careers. Western Career College’s dedication and commitment to its students is admirable. The Foundation is looking forward to the continued partnership and another great year together.

For more information about Western Career College, please visit www.WesternCollege.edu.