About CBD College
Welcome to CBD! If you are interested in building a career in a growing field with a bright future, you've come to the right place. At CBD College, students gain the knowledge and skills needed to work in industries with a wide range of opportunities and specialties. Guided by a professional and dedicated staff, students enroll in a challenging and comprehensive curriculum that suits their individual needs. But the best part of CBD is the sense of community. Friendships develop beyond the classroom among students and staff, and CBD continues to provide cultural and career guidance for a promising future.
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.
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.
Community Based Education and Development, Inc., doing business as CBD College, was established in 1982. Since then, CBD College has grown to be one of Los Angeles - best resources for vocational 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 under section 501c (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and it is approved to operate by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) as a private postsecondary institution.
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.
The Vocational Nursing Program has been granted programmatic accreditation by the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT) since 2006 and maintains provisional accreditation as of May 2010.
In addition to ACCET accreditation, in April 2010, CBD College chose to seek programmatic accreditation of its Surgical Technology Program with the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) to allow students to take the National Exam and become licensed, increasing chances to find better positions.