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With programs geared to help you develop skills for in-demand jobs, Calbright prepares you for a better career, on your timeline, with tuition and fees currently free for adult Californians. A proud member of the California Community Colleges system.

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Designed For You

Get personalized support, from career coaching to academic counseling, when you need it. Connect with faculty when and how you want.

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Start Your Next Chapter

Calbright helps you build on the skills you already have and prepares you to earn industry-valued certifications in growing fields.

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Study On Your Schedule

Our programs are online, self-paced, and can be accessed anywhere, anytime. Work as fast as you want while taking the time you need.

Study On Your Schedule

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Next Session: Wednesday, June 1, 4:00 pm PT
Location: Online

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Calbright

Calbright students are working adults from all across California.

Alana
From North Hollywood
IT Graduate

“In total, it took me about eight months from when I started Calbright, to finding a new job and getting my first raise. Calbright’s IT Support program gave me the opportunity I needed to get the job I always wanted.” 

Brandi
From Los Angeles
CRM Platform Administration Student

“I really like the modules. I really like the flow. It’s easy to digest, and it’s fun. I work nights, so at night is when I really get a chance to sneak away and study. And I actually want to get on the computer and read for class.”

Shukria
From San Francisco
Cybersecurity graduate

“Calbright’s instructors and counselors were always available to provide valuable emotional and academic support. I wasn’t doing it alone, and now that I’ve got my cybersecurity certificate, I’m looking forward to finding a job where I will gain experience and use my knowledge. Calbright’s career coach and career services staff are helping with that, too. I feel blessed.”

Hector
From San Pedro
IT student

“My experience with Calbright so far has been amazing. I’ve already gotten a better job. I left my administrative assistant job for a company that works in robotics. I didn’t believe that I was qualified, but Calbright’s Career Services helped me make my resume appealing to the kind of company I wanted to work for.”

Deborah
From Madera County
Medical Coding Student

“My experience with Calbright so far has been amazing. It is a user-friendly program and they have provided all the necessary books and manuals for studying. I have had routine follow-up phone meetings with student advocates wanting to know how my studies are going and how they can improve my experience.”

Our Programs

Find The Perfect Path For You

Develop the core skills necessary to succeed in a new technology career and prepare to pass the industry-recognized CompTIA A+ exam, gaining the certification employers look for when hiring entry-level IT support or computer service technicians.
Learn the principles and best practices of information technology security and risk management on your way to certification and job opportunities in this rapidly expanding field. Note: Entry requires prior IT experience or CompTIA A+ certification.
Companies in every industry use CRM databases to help organize and keep track of when and how they interact with customers. Our program helps you master the skills needed to begin a successful career as a CRM administrator.

The Calbright Model

An Education That Fits Your Life

Calbright classes are online and flexibly paced, so you can move ahead at any time, from anywhere. Speed up when you want to, slow down when you need to, and earn your certification on your terms.

Personal Support

You’ll have your own student support staff who work with you, personally. Your own career counselor, your own academic coach, and faculty who are just a click away. You have a team personally dedicated to your success.

Competency-Based Education

We focus on what you can do rather than how long you spend in a classroom. The skills you already have count towards your certification, and you can move ahead on things you already know, and take all the time you need when something’s difficult.

Career Focused

Our programs prepare you for success with skills to get industry-valued credentials. We work with California companies to make sure you’re studying what you need to get a good job, and our Career Services staff and Career Readiness program help get you hired.

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How It Works

Determine your path

Calbright's programs can fit your schedule and accelerate your career with new skills.

Enroll as a student

Complete your application in less than 15 minutes and begin the onboarding process right away.

Earn your certificate

Learn important concepts for workplace success and develop in-demand skills for today's workforce.

Get the job you love

Prepare your job search strategy with tools and techniques informed by industry experts. Go get it!

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