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Concord, CA 94520-0522
p. 925-288-5800
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Heald College-Concord

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Established in 1975, Heald College-Concord is a private 2-year career college that offers diplomas, certificates and associate’s degrees. Heald College holds regional accreditation. This is of great value to students because credits earned can most likely be transferred if they decide to pursue a bachelor’s degree at a college that accepts Heald credits.

HC-C has a long-standing presence in the community and offers options to earn a certificate, diploma, or associate degree in healthcare, business, and legal and technology. Classes are offered during the day, evening, and part-time.

Healthcare Programs

For those who are compassionate and have good communication and multi-tasking skills, healthcare jobs may be a good choice. Students have the option of pursuing a variety of healthcare certificates, diplomas, or associate’s degrees, including programs such as Dental Assisting, Medical Assisting and Pharmacy Technology.

Business Programs

The school offers approximately seven business programs. These include Accounting, Business Administration, Construction Management, Entrepreneurship, Hospitality and Tourism, Office Skills, Sales and Marketing and Software Technologies. If a student’s interest lies in business, HC-C is a great choice. Examples of the following educational options are available:

  • Associate in Applied Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting
  • Diploma in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting
  • Second Associate in Applied Science degree in Business Accounting
  • Certificate of Completion in Business Accounting

Legal Programs

Also offered are legal programs in Criminal Justice and Paralegal. Therefore, the college is a suitable place for those who are looking for legal career opportunities such as criminal investigator, customs agent, insurance investigator, and corrections officer.

Technology Programs

If a student is a computer-savvy person with good analytical and problem-solving skills looking to pursue a career in the technology field, Heald Concord might offer a good career path for just such a student.

Please note programs may vary per term.

Most Popular Fields of Study

Unique Programs

Career Planning Tool

The school offers a Career Planning Tool to assist students who may be uncertain about which program they’d like to pursue. Students are encouraged to take advantage of Heald College’s Career Test Tool. By identifying their interests, the Career Test Tool help students better identify their potential careers and jobs that might suit their personality.


There are several steps to take in the admission process. The steps are as follows:

1. Each prospective student’s first step is to schedule an appointment to meet with an admissions advisor at the college to complete an initial interview. At the meeting the student will discuss their interests, education, and experience. A campus tour will be provided as part of the interview. If they desire, parents are allowed to attend these interviews.

2. Prospective students must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent

3. An application is to be completed

4. Prospective students must pass the entrance examination(s) required for the desired program of study.

5. Additionally, the admissions advisor must recommend the student to the campus president.

Financial Aid

HC-C offers financial aid to those students who need assistance with paying for expenses like tuition, fees, books and living expenses. Those students who qualify are encouraged to apply. Some of the federal, state, and private financial aid programs available include scholarships, loans, grants, work study, employer reimbursement, payment plans and veteran education benefits. Deadlines are applicable, and satisfactory academic progress may be a requirement in order to be eligible for some financial assistance programs.

Student Financial Aid Details

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Located in Commercial Circle, HC-C is a great place to go to school. It is conveniently located in a 66,000 square-foot facility with free parking and also accessible by public transportation. In line with its goals of promoting professionalism, on select days there is a Dress for Success policy.

Students have everything at their convenience to encourage a wonderful campus environment. Campus amenities include a multi-purpose conference center that is wireless and a learning resource center that features a library and a computer lab. Additional benefits include Wi-Fi availability throughout the campus, a student lounge with food service, on site bookstore, a dental lab, a dark room for x-ray development and sterilization and materials lab.

The college does not offer on-campus housing. For those desiring housing, apartments and houses are located near the school.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Additional School Information

At Heald, the goals are to not only prepare student for a rewarding career, but to also help students advance their careers. Therefore, the college has worked over the years to expand their scope to better meet the growing demand for qualified Healthcare, Business, and Legal and Technology graduates. The school has an outstanding reputation with local employers that has earned them an outstanding presence in the community. With this strong background and connection to the community, the career services team helps students make the transition from college to the workplace as quickly and easily as possible. The school’s relationships with employers in the community gives their graduates a head start to finding the career they want. Some employers that have hired graduates include Bank of America, Kaiser Permanente, Chevron Corp, H&R Block, Health Care Management Systems, Nielsen Media Research and Washington Mutual.

Career Assistance for Life

The college wants to help their students’ journey from college to the workplace a seamless transition. Therefore, they provide job placement assistance to their students when they graduate. Whether it’s finding full-time or part-time work in their respective field of study, HC-C is committed to providing career services assistance to their graduates. Another thing to note is that career services assistance is a life time commitment to their graduates. This means from graduation to retirement, career services assistance are provided to their graduates whenever they need it.

Information Summary

Ranks 216th in California and 2401st overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest N/A N/A

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 237 0.19
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 7 0.01
Forcible Rape 19 0.02
Robbery 167 0.14
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 898 0.73
Larceny 2,268 1.84
Vehicle theft 637 0.52

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Concord, CA 94520-0522
Surrounding communityLarge suburb (inside urban area but outside city, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population36,174 (35,988 urban / 186 rural)
Households12,624 (2.84 people per house)
Median Household Income$41,002
Families7,786 (3.50 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Private For-profit
Undergraduate PopulationMedium full-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingSmall two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAssociate's degree
Calendar SystemQuarter
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District611

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 2797th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $13,500 $13,500 $13,500
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $120 $120 $120
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $483 $483 $483
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $15,120 $15,120 $15,120
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $30,774 $30,774 $30,774
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $19,454 $19,454 $19,454

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $13,095 $13,020 $13,095 $13,020 $13,095 $13,020
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,638 $1,500
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $10,872 $10,962
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $3,996 $4,158
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $4,041 $4,275

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 3013th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $54,176 ($54,371 male / $41,087 female)
Number of FT Faculty 35 (13 male / 22 female)
Number of PT Faculty 75
FT Faculty Ratio 0.5 : 1
Total Benefits N/A

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