|Motto||Get in. Get out. Get ahead.|
|Campuses||12 campuses & online|
Heald College is a regionally accredited for-profit, business-career college with multiple campuses in California, and one campus in Oregon and Hawaii. The school offers courses in the fields of healthcare, business, legal, and technology. Since early 2012, the school has also offered full online degrees. Heald College is owned by parent company Corinthian Colleges, a for-profit education company known for its other career-college brands, Everest College and WyoTech.
Corinthian Colleges is currently under investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission and several attorneys general, including the California AG. The California AG is suing Heald for "false and predatory advertising, intentional misrepresentations to students, securities fraud and unlawful use of military seals in advertisements."
"According to (California Attorney General) Harris' complaint, CCI's predatory marketing efforts specifically target vulnerable, low-income job seekers and single parents who have annual incomes near the federal poverty line. In internal company documents obtained by the Department of Justice, CCI describes its target demographic as "isolated," "impatient," individuals with "low self-esteem," who have "few people in their lives who care about them" and who are "stuck" and "unable to see and plan well for future." It is alleged the schools targeted people meeting these targets through aggressive and persistent internet and telemarketing campaigns and through television ads on daytime shows like Jerry Springer and Maury Povich."
In 2001, it changed its name from Heald Colleges to Heald College. A few years after that, in 2007, the then non-profit institution was acquired by a private investor group and turned into a for-profit college.
In November 2009, Corinthian Colleges, Inc., purchased Heald College's parent company for $395 million, simultaneously announcing plans to begin in 2011 offering online-only courses leading to degree programs based entirely on online-only coursework. However, Corinthian planned to retain the Heald name, as well as its faculty and staff.
Since 1983, Heald College has had regional accreditation from the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Heald offers Associate in Applied Sciences degrees and Associate of Arts degrees, diplomas or certificates.
In addition, in July 2012, Heald College received accreditation from the Western Associate of Schools and Colleges accrediting commission for Senior Colleges and Universities (WASC Sr.).
Heald College campuses are located in 12 cities:
- Concord, California
- Fresno, California
- Hayward, California
- Modesto, California
- Rancho Cordova, California
- Roseville, California
- Salinas, California
- San Francisco, California
- San Jose, California
- Stockton, California
- Portland, Oregon
- Honolulu, Hawaii
In addition to Heald's physical locations, they also operate an online campus that offers 7 different degrees.
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- William Gorham, engineer at Hitachi during World War II
- Fred Swanton (1862–1940) mayor of Santa Cruz, California and developer of the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
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