Gainful Employment Information

In October of 2010, federal regulations initiated by the Obama administration required institutions to disclose key gainful employment outcomes for students of all certificate programs that are eligible for federal financial aid.  Below is a list of all Cañada College's Gainful Employment programs.  By clicking on an individual program, you will find the following information for that program:

  1. Certificate name
  2. Normal time to complete the certificate
  3. Number of graduates completing in normal time
  4. Number of students who received any federal student loans
  5. Median student loan debt
  6. Estimated cost of tuition
  7. Estimated cost of books/supplies
  8. Estimated cost of fees
  9. Jobs related to this program


Accounting Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management Math for Surveying & Computer Aided Design
Administrative Assistant Fashion Design — Technical Medical Administrative Assistant Promoter Education and Employment
Administrative Support Assistant Fashion Design Custom Dressmaking Small Business Medical Coding Specialist
Business Administration Fashion Design Theater Costuming Medical Assisting
Community Health Worker Fashion Merchandising Medical Billing Specialist
Computer Science - C++ Human Services Multimedia Art and Technology
Computer Science - Java Interior Design Multimedia, 3D Animation and Videogame Art
Computer Science - Swift Interior Design Kitchen and Bath Multimedia — Web Design
Early Childhood Education Interior Design Redesign and Home Staging Multimedia — Graphic Design

*Normal Time Completion and Median Loan Debt are not given for certificates with less than 10 graduates for privacy reasons.

*As of Fall 2016, 29 active programs that are eligible for federal financial aid. The following programs are no longer eligible and are not being reported for gainful employment: Fitness Professional, Interior Design Green Sustainable Design, Interior Design Residential and Commercial, and Management (not eligible as of 2015-16); and Medical Transcription (not eligible as of 2013-14).