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Santa Barbara Business College in Palm Desert, California

Address: 75030 Gerald Ford Drive, Palm Desert, CA 92211
Telephone Number: (760) 749-7222
Accreditation: Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
Website: www.SBBCollege.edu

In January 2008, SBBCollege opened a Palm Desert college campus to provide business and technical training to students throughout the beautiful Coachella Valley. The new campus offers computer and medical labs and a learning resource center. Additional construction, now in the planning phase, includes spa-like wellness studios for massage therapy and fitness training.

If you’re researching colleges in Palm Desert, we’d like to invite you to visit our new campus or speak with a representative. SBBCollege – Palm Desert can help guide you toward your career goals in some of the area’s fastest-growing fields.

Santa Barbara Business College is committed to providing quaility, relevant career training that meets the needs of the communities we serve. Our primary goal is to provide the communiites we serve with the highest caliber employees possible, employees who are proficent, responsible, and accountable. The success of our students is our success. Our reputation is built by the quality of our graduates. We are successful because our students are successful in their chosen professions, applying the skills they learn here to the workplace. Our mission is to meet the demands of businesses.

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Admissions Requirements

Learn more about the programs available at Santa Barbara Business College and the process for enrolling in our program:

  • Each applicant is tested and must meet the required minimum test score on the WBST exam
  • Each applicant must demonstrate sincere interest and motivation in wanting to achieve his or her goals
  • Each applicant must complete an application for admission
  • Each applicant must be recommended for acceptance by an Admissions Representative


Costs and Financial Aid

Tuition and Fees (2009-2010): Tuition varies by program from $18,000 to almost $30,000

% of Students Receiving Financial Aid (2007-2008)
93% Received Financial Aid


Total grant aid received by all students (2007-2008): $2,150,210
Grants are distinctly different from both scholarships and student loans in that they do not need to be repaid. The purpose of college grants is to make educational funds available to students to help defray the cost of a college education.

76% of Students Received Grants
The Average Grant Amount was $5,284

Percentage of Students Receiving Grants, by Type
Average Amount of Grant Aid Received, by Type


Percentage of Students Receiving Loans, by Type
Average Amount of Loans, by Type
Percentage of students receiving loans by type Total loans: 79% Federal: 76% Non-federal: 22%



Total Enrollment (Fall 2008): NA

Student-to-Faculty Ratio: Approximately 22 to 1

Student Gender
Student Age


Programs Offered

Business Administration: Santa Barbara Business College's Business Administration program provides a solid background in important business principles that are used in offices everywhere. If you've been considering a California business administration school, learn more about SBBC!

Criminal Justice: SBBC's Criminal Justice training is designed for those with interest in criminal justice classes as a way to obtain a career in criminal justice or security. As a multifaceted program of study, students in the Criminal Justice program will be prepared for entry-level employment or advancement in law enforcement, corrections, probation, immigration, security services and comparable types of employment.

Fitness Training: Santa Barbara Business College’s Fitness Training certificate teaches you how to perform exercise-related assessments and tests, how to design safe and effective exercise programs, and how to be proficient in a variety of business-related skills for work in a fitness center, corporate gym or your own fitness training business. Turn your love of health and fitness into a rewarding career!

Medical Assisting: If you want to be a member of a professional healthcare team, the Medical Assisting program can prepare you for an exciting career in the medical field. Graduate will be qualified for employment in a medical office, clinic, hospital or insurance billing office. If want to take charge of your future and learn about medical assisting programs in California, contact Santa Barbara Business College!

Medical Office Systems: Those interested in a healthcare administrative program could find exactly what they want with Santa Barbara Business College's Medical Office Systems program. Providing comprehensive office skills, the Medical Office Systems program will prepare graduates to be qualified for employment in medical or dental offices, clinics, hospitals and insurance billing offices.

Paralegal Studies: The Santa Barbara Business College Paralegal program is designed to comprehensively cover theory and applications of procedures used by paralegals. Paralegal training enables graduates to assist attorneys in areas such as research; reporting; and preparation of legal documents, agreements, exhibits and other relevant tasks prior to trial as part of their paralegal careers.

Vocational Nursing: The nursing profession is experiencing growth due to aging populations and long-term care needs. You can prepare to be a Licensed Vocational Nurse in the Vocational Nursing program at Santa Barbara Business College!


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