Platt College (San Diego)

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Platt College San Diego
Platt College of San Diego Logo.jpg
ChairmanRobert Leiker
PresidentMeg Leiker
Vice-presidentAl Medro
Academic staff
Location, ,
United States

Coordinates: 32°45′49.42″N 117°03′49.42″W / 32.7637278°N 117.0637278°W / 32.7637278; -117.0637278
CampusUrban, 16,700 sq ft (1,550 m2)

Platt College San Diego is a private, for-profit college in San Diego, California. Privately owned and operated, Platt College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges.


Platt College traces its origin to St. Joseph, Missouri, where the first Platt College was founded in 1879. The San Diego campus was opened in January 1980 offering a variety of drafting programs. It ceased its affiliation with the Missouri school in 1985.

Beginning of 1985, Production Art, Graphic Design, Computer Graphic Design, Multimedia and Specialized Multimedia Diploma program were added to the curriculum. Unfortunately, CAD/drafting programs had to be dropped for the new wave of career fields.

The selection of programs offered at Platt College San Diego was further enhanced in 1995 by the addition of Associate of Applied Science Degrees. In 2002 the College's commitment to the pursuit of academic excellence as part of career training developed further with the introduction of the Bachelor of Science Degree in Media Arts. This degree program focuses on the specialized areas of 3D Modeling / Design, Digital Filmmaking / EFX, and Web Design / Development.

By 2003, Platt College San Diego expanded its facilities due to the increasing number of interest within the field of digital media design. Thus leading to an all campus expansion, ranging from improving administration offices and building a brand new on-campus library.[citation needed]


The college offers two degrees, the Associate of Applied Science and Bachelor of Science. The programs focus on media product and arts. The college also offers a professional studies program that allows professionals within industry to either increase their skill sets or refine their current talent.


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