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Career Path Schools & Training

Some Popular Bay Area Career Training, Technical & Vocational Schools/Programs


* DeVry University– Daly City, Fremont, Oakland, San José AA, BA & MA programs.

AA: Accounting, Electronics & Computer Technology, Health Information Technology, Network Systems Administration, Web Graphic Design


*Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM)- San Francisco 2-year & 4-year degree programs

Business Management, Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Jewelry Design, Merchandise Marketing, Visual Communications, and more


*Heald College – Concord, Hayward, San Francisco, San José 6-12 month Certification & 12-24 month AA programs

Healthcare, Business, Legal, Technology


*Marinello Schools of Beauty– San Francisco, San José Program Certificates

Hair Care, Nail Care, Skin Care, Massage Therapy, Teacher Training


*Western Career College– Emeryville, Pleasant Hill, San José, San Leandro (888) 203-9947 Certificate & AS Programs

Dental, Fitness, Medical, Legal, Nursing, Pharmacy, Technical, Veterinary


*WorldSchool of Massage– Corte Madera, Pleasanton, San Francisco (415) 221-2533

Certification Programs


*Wyotech– Fremont (888) 577-7559 Diploma & Certificate Programs

Automotive Technology, Electrician, HVAC, Motorcycle Technology, Plumbing


**NOTE: Several local community colleges and some 4-year colleges also offer various career diplomas/certificates and Associate of Arts (AA) or Associate of Science (AS) degrees. For more info go to:,,,

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