Our History


About CBD College

CBD College has been providing quality education and training to students for over 30 years with thousands of graduates currently working in the medical field. CBD is institutionally 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 it's 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 Medical Assistant, Physical Therapist Assistant and Occupational Therapy Assistant

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).



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.


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 institutions:

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.


The Associate of Applied Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) 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


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)