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Whatever program you choose, the Calbright curriculum always begins with you. What skills do you already have that hiring managers are looking for? What do you already know how to do that is valued in a new industry with better jobs? Learn more and find the right program for your career goals.

100% Free

All Calbright programs are currently free for Californians: no tuition, no hidden fees, no credit card needed. Your classes, your academic counseling, your career coach, and our career workshops are all covered.


Calbright is California’s first exclusively online community college. Wherever you are, you can access everything we have to offer online, in the way that’s most convenient to you.

Flexibly paced

You can earn your Calbright certificate at the pace that suits you, and we’ll help you make it work. You can stop and start our online programs whenever you want. Explore, study, and take quizzes and tests when you’re ready.

Personal Support​

We're here when you need us to be, with flexible tools to meet and connect. You’ll have your own success coach, academic advisor, career counselor, and instructors familiar with your progress and career goals.

Our Programs

Develop the core skills necessary to succeed in a new technology career and prepare to pass the industry-recognized CompTIA A+ exam (offered separately by Pearson Vue Testing), which provides the certification employers look for when hiring entry-level help desk support and desktop support technicians.

Learn the principles and best practices of information technology security and risk management in preparation to pass the CompTIA Security+ exam (offered separately by CompTIA), which provides certification and enhances job opportunities in this rapidly expanding field. Note: Entry requires prior IT experience or CompTIA A+ certification. Enrollment paused - temporarily closed to new enrollees.

Companies in every industry use CRM databases to help organize and keep track of when and how they interact with customers. Our program helps you master the skills needed to begin a successful career as a CRM administrator. You'll emerge ready to pass the Salesforce Certified Administrator exam (offered separately by Salesforce), which provides a highly sought-after industry certification.

This program introduces students to data analytics and equips learners with some of the most in-demand skills in today’s economy. Data Analysis is designed to prepare working adult learners with the skills necessary advance their expertise and/or transition into the data analytics field. It's also a springboard to the Google Professional Data Analytics Certification (offered separately by Google).

This program will help you learn specific networking skills, how to support networks on any platform, and design and implement functional networks to advance your IT career. Our program prepares you to earn the industry-recognized CompTIA Network+ Certification, and Calbright will cover your exam fee. Currently closed to new enrollees.

Note: While Calbright programs are flexibly paced, enrollment agreements are limited in duration.
Students are enrolled in successive 6-month terms for a maximum program length of three years.


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Calbright is open to all California residents aged 18 years or older who have a high school diploma or GED equivalent.

All Californians — regardless of immigration status — are welcome to enroll.

Yes! All of our programs are currently free thanks to public funding from the State of California. That includes program tuition, testing costs, and technology resources like laptops and WiFi devices from our lending library.

Because our programs are free, we don’t need to offer financial aid.

First, our training programs prepare you to earn industry-recognized certifications (via exams offered by third-party providers like CompTIA and Salesforce), proof to employers that you’re ready to succeed in a new career on day one of employment.

Second, every student that completes a program also gets a dedicated team of professional experts that will coach you to be the best version of yourself during your job search.

Third, all of our courses are flexibly-paced and 100% online — designed around your own unique life circumstances so school never gets in the way of other priorities.

Plus, Calbright comes at no out-of-pocket cost to you. Even the cost of the exams to receive industry-recognized certifications (such as the CompTIA A+, Security+, and Salesforce Certified Administrator exams) in your program of choice are covered.

We also offer resources that include (but are not limited to) technology support through our Chromebook and WiFi hotspot lending library; career counseling; and mental health services. All this and more make Calbright a great choice if you’re looking to level up your skillset.

Yes! Calbright was granted accreditation by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission in July 2023, more than a year ahead of the deadline provided in the College’s founding legislation. Accreditation is an important consumer protection that validates the integrity and quality of the College’s academic programs and operations.

We currently have five online, flexibly-paced training programs: IT Support, Medical Coding*, Cybersecurity, Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Platform Administration, and Equitable Health Impacts: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

These programs are the first of many, with each fitting into wraparound services designed to prepare you for success in the job market.

*Please note that we are currently not accepting new applications into the Medical Coding program.

That depends on you and the pace you want to set, but all of our courses are designed to be completed in the shortest time possible — generally under a year. Your specific estimated time of completion will be determined when you meet with your Academic Success Counselor to develop your Comprehensive Student Education Plan (CSEP).

You can expect complete a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) certificate in less than six months with an average weekly commitment of 6-12 hours.

For our IT and Cybersecurity programs, expect to complete your certificate in eight to ten months, assuming the same weekly commitment of 6-12 hours.

With consistent time and progress, you could complete the Equitable Health Impacts: DEI program in as little as 10 weeks.

Starting an application is easy! If you’re ready to begin your journey with us, click here. If you still have questions or would like to get in contact another way, you’ve got plenty of options.

You can always reach out to success@calbright.org and someone from our team will get back with you via email ASAP.

You can also use the webchat function on our homepage, call us at 1-833-956-0225, or even text HELLO to (510) 330-1817.

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