Platt College began as a private school founded in St. Joseph, Missouri in 1879. At the time of its founding it was one of the first business colleges west of the Mississippi. Platt College now offers career training at three Southern California campus locations -- Alhambra, Riverside and Ontario. The college provides training in the fields of graphic design, legal studies, and medical sciences. Students may seek an associate or bachelor's degree, depending on their field of study. In addition, Platt College offers non-degree programs which award certifications or diplomas.
Platt College is accredited by Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
Platt College faculty is composed of full and part-time instructors who bring teaching and industry experience to their classrooms and labs. Instructors use their real-world experience to impart industry applicable knowledge and skills to their students. Curriculum consists of classroom work combined with hands-on lab experiences where students will hone the core technical skills needed to enter the job market.
Platt College is a commuter school and is sensitive to the needs of its commuting students, offering free parking and easy access to freeways at each of its campus locations. Flexible day and evening classes are available. Each campus includes classrooms, labs, and a library and learning resource center, among other learning resources. The college hosts various events throughout the year for its students, including career fairs, symposiums, lecture series and museum visits. Many of Platt's programs incorporate community service into the curriculum. Students may seek assistance with resume writing, career planning, and job placement through Platt's Career Services Department.