Accreditation and History
Southern California Institute of Technology is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges. The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) is a recognized accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education. Questions about this institutions accreditation may be addressed to:
BPPE: Southern California Institute of Technology is a private institution approved to operate in the State of California by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. Approval to operate means being in compliance with state standards as set forth in the CEC and 5, CRC. For more information, contact the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education at 1747 North Market Blvd., Suite 225, Sacramento, CA 95833, www.bppe.ca.gov, toll-free telephone number (888) 370-7589 or by fax (916) 263-1897.
VA: SCIT is approved to participate in veterans education benefits programs under Title 38 of the GI Bill® for eligible veteran students. GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.
DOE: SCIT is an eligible institution participating in federal financial aid programs. Financial aid is available to those who qualify. The U.S. Department of Education has approved Southern California Institute of Technology for participation in the following programs: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Federal Direct Subsidized Loans, Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans, Federal Parent Loans to Undergraduate Students (PLUS), and Federal Work Study (FWS).
DIR: SCIT is approved by the California Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Apprenticeship Standards to offer the Whole General Electrician Curriculum (Approved School #145).
WIOA: SCIT is approved for WIOA training benefits from various Workforce Investment Boards.
DHS: SCIT is approved to issue I-20's to admit foreign students.
History of SCIT
Southern California Institute of Technology (SCIT) was founded in 1987 by a small team of educators with a vision to build an institution that prides itself on providing quality education by means of an application centered, hands-on teaching approach. SCIT first opened its doors in Anaheim, CA with a single classroom and offered diploma programs in the areas of electronics and computers.
The institution became accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) in 1995 and soon thereafter began offering Associates and Bachelor’s degrees in the engineering and business disciplines.
The institution grew over the years and built a reputation within the business community for producing technically qualified graduates. The institution received many equipment donations from various companies from time to time and has used those donations along with substantial internal investments to build educational lab facilities to support its mission of providing quality hands-on education.
Since its inception, SCIT has attempted to bridge the positive qualities of multiple types of higher education institutions across the educational spectrum, from trade schools to traditional four year universities. The school seeks to develop an educational curricula that meet the academic standards expected of senior colleges and universities while also infusing a hands-on educational approach that provides an academic experience where conceptual topics are cemented into the learning process through application based lab work.
Today, SCIT continues its original mission. Over the last 35 years, we've gained a reputation in the community for providing quality education.
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