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CBD College – Los Angeles, CA

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CBD College

CBD College is recognized as the US State of California’s premier learning destination for high school graduates and students of all nationalities wishing to become qualified medical practitioners within this state.

Campus Location:
CBD College
3699 Wilshire Blvd, 4th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90010

CBD College, one of Los Angeles’ top non-profit education centers for providing career counseling and health care career training, has been in existence for over thirty years. The school was founded in 1982. CBD College understands the continuous evolution of the medical industry and is well-positioned to provide students from most cultural backgrounds with an up to date curriculum commensurate with the latest developments in the medical services industry and the professional requirements to excel therein. Over the years, the college has grown exponentially, becoming more formalized in its approach to teaching methodologies. This has been helped immeasurably by the addition of qualified teaching staff.

CBD College Accreditation

In 1994 CBD College was awarded Course Approval from the California State. And in 1996 the college was formally inducted as a non-profit public institution. But the college’s aim was always to improve the professional standing and excellence of its teaching programs. To this end, the college was rewarded with accreditation from the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET) in 1997. Over ten years later, the college also received recognition for its Surgical Technology course curriculum. More recently, CBD College received a Merit Award from the National Board of Surgical Technologists for its outstanding achievement of over ninety percent pass rates in the Certified Surgical Technologist exams.

Surgical Technology Program

On completion of the assistant programs, graduating students are provided with entry-level positions in health care and medical services.

Medical Assistant Program

The course program for entry-level positions as medical assistants is not long. Upon graduation as a certified Medical Assistant after just forty weeks of studies, students are qualified to work with medical professions. This short course includes learning how to use the latest computer technology and participation in clinical internships (practical, on-the-job training is a vital aspect of learning within the medical profession).

Students will be taught how to complete administrative and clinical tasks in the rooms of professional health practitioners. Important tasks include scheduling patient appointments, recording detailed patient history, assisting doctors with patient exams and preparing blood samples for lab testing.

Occupational Therapy Assistant

Training to become an occupation therapy assistant is more advanced, but like the medical assistant program, registration is straightforward. Students who successfully complete the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program (OTA) can advance their skills and career by sitting for the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) certification exam.

On completion of all formal training and exams, newly qualified occupational therapy assistants will be required to assist patients in their recuperative programs, therapeutic exercises and teach them how to use specialized equipment designed to help managed their specific diseases and/or disorders. They will also be helping children with disabilities and are expected to perform administrative duties and record patient progress on behalf of the occupational therapists.

Physical Therapy Assistant

Students training to become physical therapy assistants have good job prospects. CBD College has recognized the demand in this field and has accelerated the program (but without lowering academic standards) to meet the increasing demand for qualified assistants. This is in line with the growing health needs of an aging population which is also living longer. Further, the college has tailored an advanced course curriculum – Associates Degree Physical Therapist Assistant program – to properly prepare students for this demanding role.

Teaching staff train PT students on how to work with modern laboratory equipment and facilitate students participating in the affiliate network of clinical externships. On completion of all training, students take the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) as well as the California Law Examination (CLE). The work environment is understandably challenging, and new physical therapy assistants are expected to become role players in helping patients recover from illness, injuries and surgery. The scope of their employment is broad. Junior assistants can be expected to be employed in hospitals, rehab centers, nursing homes and schools.

Students who train as technicians in the pharmaceutical and surgical fields can expect to advance their career prospects with higher learning, thanks to the CBD College.

Pharmacy Technician Training Program

To become a pharmacy technician in the State of California CBD College students are required to sit for the Pharmacy Technician Certified Board (PTCB) exam. To be eligible for this prestigious board exam, students will be provided with both basic and advanced training in performing routine tasks, measuring and labeling prescriptions and transcribing doctor’s written instructions and profiling patients on computer databases.

Surgical Technology

Surgical technologists are recognized as highly skilled medical practitioners along with their superior surgeons and physicians. They are expected to perform a number of responsible tasks such as assisting surgeons during surgery procedures, prepping patients for surgery and monitoring the surgery process on behalf of the surgeons.

Once all college training – administered by the National Board of Surgical Technology (NBSTSA) – is completed, students will sit for the Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) exam, also administered by the NBSTSA.

Student Services

College staff is readily available to attend to all problems, queries and counseling on behalf of current and prospective students. It is imperative that lecturers monitor and identify culturally diverse students with special needs and refer them to the relevant assistance programs. At no additional cost to the students experiencing learning difficulties personalized tutorial help wide of the classroom will be given.

The college encourages students to educate them too on how they can assist their students better with suggestions and queries.

Social Media

If, for some reason, one-on-one counseling or discussion is not immediately available, prospective students are invited to join the college’s social media communities that are visible on all major social media networks.

CBD College of Los Angeles will train you in your medical related career. Learn about the school, their programs and upcoming start dates. Be sure to ask about their financial aid options.

About CBD College

CBD College has been providing quality education and training to students for over 38 years with thousands of graduates currently working in the medical field. CBD is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health and Education Schools (ABHES) and a Non-Profit Healthcare Career College located in the heart of Los Angeles.

We believe that our instructional methods, the pleasant learning environment, and expertise of our staff, are second-to-none in our field. We also firmly believe that every student can and will achieve.

Through the understanding of today’s ever changing Medical Industry and career opportunities, CBD College has continued to introduce only the most in demand and opportunistic programs leading its students to stable and successful careers.

The Mission of CBD College is to provide educational opportunities, leading to careers or career advancement, in an open and supportive environment that encourages a lifelong quest for knowledge.

The Institutional Goals are to provide quality educational programs that can be completed in a relatively short time period and provide students the tools necessary for immediate and productive employment.

CBD College was established in 1982.

Since its foundation in 1982, CBD College has grown to become one of Los Angeles’ best Non Profit resources for Healthcare Career training and career advising for students of all nationalities, interests and means.

As the College became more structured, professional staff grew, and in 1994 CBD College received Course Approval from the State of California. In 1996, the College was incorporated as a non-profit public benefit organization.

In order to validate the professional competence of our program and to help assure the effectiveness of its courses, CBD College sought and received National Accreditation from the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET) in 1997. CBD College was successfully reaccredited several times, most recently in 2010.

CBD College received ABHES programmatic accreditation for it’s Surgical Technology program in August of 2010 and was recognized by ABHES with an Outstanding Achievement Award for receiving zero standard violations during on-site accrediting visits. During the same year, CBD College began offering it’s Pharmacy Technician program.

In December of 2012, CBD College campus moved from its 5724 W. 3rd street location to a new, modern and state of the art campus located at 3699 Wilshire Blvd in Los Angeles. Featuring new classrooms, labs, mock surgery rooms and room for growth, CBD College added Diagnostic Medical Sonography to its list of high demand programs in 2013 and most recently Dental Assistant, Medical Assistant, Physical Therapist Assistant, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Online Health Information Technology and Online Bachelors of Health Science.

In 2013, CBD College was recognized by the National Board of Surgical Technologists (NBST) and received a Merit Award for graduate passing rates of 90% or higher on the Certified Surgical Technologist examination.

In 2015, CBD College was granted institutional accreditation by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).

In 2019, CBD College was granted institutional continued accreditation by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES)

CBD College is located in the heart of Los Angeles at:

3699 Wilshire Blvd, Fourth Floor, Los Angeles, California 90010.

Having moved to its current location in 2012, the campus features state of the art equipment, classrooms, computer labs, laboratories and resources. We understand the importance of having real-world experience which is why we have gone great lengths to ensure that when you graduate, you will able to approach your first day on the job with confidence.

Feel free to take a look at some photos and videos of our campus, classrooms, students and staff to see for yourself why CBD College is the right choice.

To provide quality training and enhance classroom learning, the College maintains industry-related technology, including industry standard equipped medical and computer labs. Students receive hands-on experiences and training in our programs. The laboratories contain workstations simulating real work environments, which students will encounter in the professional setting. Students have access to a current job search lab/resource library to supplement their learning experience.

CBD College

Surgical Technology

Dental Assistant

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Pharmacy Technician

Medical Assistant

Physical Therapist Assistant

Occupational Therapy Assistant

Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (Online)

Online Bachelor’s of Health Science

Health Information Technology

BPPE Annual Report 2016

ABHES Placement Rate Methodology

Safety & Security


CARES Act – Higher Education Relief Fund

Students with Disabilities

Housed in a modern, air-conditioned facility, CBD College is accessible to disabled students. The college provides reasonable accommodations to self-identified students with disabilities. To receive accommodations, students must provide appropriate documentation from a licensed healthcare provider. The Student Services assists qualified students with disabilities to acquire reasonable and appropriate educational accommodations to support their success at CBD College. CBD College is committed to providing qualified students with a disability an equal opportunity to access the benefits, rights, and privileges of college services, programs and activities in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Students who believe they are in need of accommodations should contact the COO. Accommodations are not provided retroactively.

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CBD College understands that our students success cannot be accomplished without a dedicated faculty and support team.

We are looking for employees that share our same vision, passion, and philosophy of education and career advancement.

CBD College is an equal opportunity employer that prides itself on the openness and desire to help students achieve greatness.

Please submit resume or curriculum vitae and all inquiries to: [email protected]

Why work at CBD?

  • Become part of an organization that truly cares about changing people’s lives
  • Non-Profit Organization with over 30 years of experience serving the community
  • Competitive Salaries
  • Employee Benefits
  • Room for Growth
  • In Demand Programs

BPPE Approval to Operate Disclosure Statement

CBD College is a private non-profit public benefit institution incorporated under section 501c § (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The College is a private institution approved to operate by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. Approval to operate means the institution is compliant with the minimum standards contained in the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 (as amended) and Division 7.5 of Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations.

Prospective enrollees are required to visit CBD College to discuss personal educational and occupational plans with school personnel prior to enrolling or signing an enrollment agreement.

Institutional Accreditation

CBD College is institutionally accredited by and accepts the responsibility to maintain the principles of quality continuing education and the integrity of the following accrediting institution:

Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES)
7777 Leesburg Pike, Suite 314 N.
Falls Church, VA 22043
Tel (703) 917-9503 Fax (703) 917-4109


CBD College is approved by the California State Approving Agency for Veterans Education (CSAAVE) to accept veteran’s benefits to train Veterans & eligible persons.

CBD College is approved by the Regional Training Vendor for the South Bay Workforce Investment Board (SBWIB) to accept and administer Workforce Investment Act (WIA) benefits.

Programmatic Accreditations

The Associate of Applied Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158,
Clearwater, FL 33763
Tel (727) 210-2350 Fax (727) 210-2354

The Associate of Applied Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant program is accredited by:

Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)
4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814
Tel (301) 652-6611 Fax (301) 652-7711

The Associate of Applied Science in Physical Therapist Assistant program is accredited by:

Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
1111 North Fairfax Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Tel (703) 684-2782 Fax (703) 684-7343

International Students

This school is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students.


CBD College is recognized as a volunteer group for student’s community involvement by the following organizations:

  • American Red Cross
  • Los Angeles Children’s Hospital
  • Be the Match (Bone Marrow Registry)
  • Los Angeles Regional Food Bank
  • Alexandria House (a transitional residence for single women and women with children)


CBD College adheres to all federal and state civil rights laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination in private institutions of higher education.

CBD College does not discriminate against any employee, applicant for employment, student, or applicant for admission on the basis of: race, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions), political affiliation, religion, creed, ethnicity, national origin (including ancestry), citizenship status, physical or mental disability (including perceived disability), age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran or military status (including disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran, and Armed Forces Service Medal veteran), medical condition (including cancer), or any other protected category under applicable local, state, or federal law, including protections for those opposing discrimination or participating in any grievance process on campus, with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, or other human rights agencies.

This policy covers nondiscrimination in both employment and access to educational opportunities. Therefore, any member of the CBD College community whose acts deny, deprive, or limit the educational or employment access, benefits, and/or opportunities of any member of the CBD College community, guest, or visitor on the basis of that person’s actual or perceived membership in the protected classes listed above is in violation of CBD College’s policy on nondiscrimination.

When brought to the attention of CBD College, any such discrimination will be promptly and fairly addressed and remedied by CBD College.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the College’s non-discrimination policies: Gabriela Bray, Director of Compliance/Title IX Coordinator, [email protected] or call (213) 427-2200


CBD College adheres to all federal, state, and local civil rights laws prohibiting discrimination in employment and education. CBD College does not discriminate in its admissions practices, in its employment practices, or in its educational programs or activities on the basis of sex/gender. As a recipient of federal financial assistance for education activities, CBD College is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 to ensure that all of its education programs and activities do not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender. Sex includes sex, sex stereotypes, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and pregnancy or parenting status.

CBD College also prohibits retaliation against any person opposing discrimination or participating in any discrimination investigation or complaint process internal or external to the institution. Sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, and stalking are forms of sex discrimination, which are prohibited under Title IX and by CBD College policy.

Any member of the campus community, guest, or visitor who acts to deny, deprive, or limit the educational, employment, residential, or social access, opportunities and/or benefits of any member of the CBD College community on the basis of sex is in violation of the Equal Opportunity, Harassment and Nondiscrimination Policy.

Any person may report sex discrimination (whether or not the person reporting is the person alleged to have experienced the conduct), in person, by mail, by telephone, or by email, using the contact information listed for the Title IX Coordinator (below). A report may be made at any time (including during non-business hours) by email.

Questions regarding Title IX, including its application and/or concerns about noncompliance, should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator. For a complete copy of the policy and applicable resolution procedures or for more information, please see below or contact the Title IX Coordinator.


Individuals who believe they have experienced sex discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation in violation of CBD College’s policy should contact the following:

Gabriela Bray, M.P.P.
Title IX Coordinator
Location/Address: 3699 Wilshire Blvd., Fourth Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90010
(213) 427-2200
Email: [email protected]

A person may also file a complaint with the appropriate federal, state, or local agency within the time frame required by law. Depending upon the nature of the complaint, the appropriate agency may be the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Office for Civil Rights (OCR) of the U.S. Department of Education, the Department of Justice, and/or other appropriate state agency.

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
Roybal Federal Building
255 East Temple St., 4th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Office of Civil Rights San Francisco Office
U.S. Department of Education
50 United Nations Plaza
Mail Box 1200, Room 1545
San Francisco, CA 94102
Telephone: 415-486-5555
Email: [email protected]

Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
Office for Civil Rights, National Headquarters
S. Department of Education
Lyndon Baines Johnson Dept. of Education Building
400 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20202-1100
Telephone: 800-421-3481
Fax: 202-453-6012; TDD: 800-877-8339
Email: [email protected]

Within any resolution process related to this policy, CBD College provides reasonable accommodations to persons with disabilities and religious accommodations, when that accommodation is consistent with state and federal law.


All those serving in formal roles in the grievance process are trained per federal requirements. All training materials are available through the link below.

CBD College was established in 1982 and has grown to be one of Los Angeles’ best resources for Medical Career Training and Career Advising for students. ]]>