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South Bay Campus

19700 S. Vermont Ave., Suite 100
Torrance, CA 90502
Local: 1-310-965-0888
Toll Free: 1-888-403-3308

Westwood College – South Bay Campus is conveniently located in the heart of the South Bay in Torrance, California. Outstanding cultural arts and music festivals, plus a short boat ride to Catalina Island and gorgeous weather year-round, make South Bay a paradise for living and learning. Additional attractions include outstanding shopping, dining and sporting events, plus endless beaches and a thriving nightlife.

We pride ourselves on providing students with an excellent career-focused education enhanced by local industry professionals as instructors. Students enjoy an intimate classroom environment with dedicated and knowledgeable faculty and staff, along with ample campus resources including a spacious library, a no-cost tutoring program and access to computers and software to assist in research and study needs. When not in class, students have access to our student lounge equipped with vending machines, refrigerator, microwave oven and fresh-brewed coffee.

  • Programs

    School of Technology

    School of Healthcare

    School of Business

    School of Design

    School of Justice

    Not all programs are offered every term. Check with the campus for current program offerings.

    Download our course catalog for a for details on our degree programs and our addendum for updated tuition and fee information.

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    Our graduates receive hands-on, career-focused training. Don't wait another day; start transforming your life into the one you've always wanted.

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    Did You Know?

    Our fast-track approach can help you earn your associate degree in as little as 17 months or your bachelor's degree in as little as three years.

  • Maps & Transportation

     

    Public Transportation
    Our campus is conveniently situated on South Vermont Avenue (off of 190th Street and Del Amo Boulevard).  Students from South Los Angeles can travel to the campus with a short bus ride.  The campus is easily accessible by the Metro Rapid Blue line and Green line, as well as bus lines 205, 550, 130 and Torrance 1.

  • Campus Life

    The South Bay campus is surrounded by numerous restaurants, attractions and entertainment venues. Just 15 minutes from campus, students have the option of exploring Downtown Long Beach or relaxing on the shores of Redondo or Hermosa Beach. Students who enjoy shopping frequent the Del Amo Mall and South Bay Pavilion. Westwood College - South Bay is also just minutes from the Home Depot Center where students can enjoy sporting events, concerts and community events.

    The campus promotes student development through a number of activities and honor programs including:*

    • Dean’s List luncheon
    • Professional workshops
    • Perfect-attendance pizza parties
    • On-campus hiring and recruitment events

    Social activities include:

    • Halloween costume contest
    • Turkey Bowl
    • Holiday party
    • New student socials
    • Graduation festivities and ceremonies

    We also offer opportunities for students to participate in field trips, program specific clubs and career networking events.

    *More information on student activities can be found in the student services section of the course catalogs


    Request More Information

    Our graduates receive hands-on, career-focused training. Don't wait another day; start transforming your life into the one you've always wanted.

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    Did You Know?

    Our fast-track approach can help you earn your associate degree in as little as 17 months or your bachelor's degree in as little as three years.

  • Employers

    Westwood has prepared our South Bay Campus graduates for careers with employers such as:

    • Academy, Inc.
    • Aerospace Corporation
    • Bankers Life and Casualty Company
    • Crowne Plaza
    • Granite Transformation
    • Los Angeles Police Department
    • Modern Communications
    • Next Level Support
    • Optimist Youth Homes
    • Precision Asset Management
    • Ricoh Americas Corporation
    • Securitas
    • Star View Community Services
    • Streamlined Technologies
    • United States Postal Service
    • Westwood College

    Westwood College tracks the initial employers of its graduates for accreditation purposes. This list represents a partial list of employers of graduates from this program, drawn from across the Westwood campus system, and contains employers of Westwood College graduates from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013. It is not intended to represent an endorsement of Westwood College by the listed employers.

    Comprehensive employment information for graduates from each campus is available.
  • Faculty Bios

    Westwood takes great pride in its faculty and their accomplishments, employing educators who bring years of practical industry and academic experience to the classroom. They are dedicated to giving students the hands-on experience, real-world preparation, and one-on-one attention required to succeed in today’s competitive career environment. Meet some of our faculty by visiting our faculty spotlight page and selecting your campus or field of interest.
  • News

    Read about the most recent happenings on Facebook, see what we've been tweeting about or check out our College and Career blog for interesting resources. Our most recent news stories are listed right here:
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    Westwood College featured on MSN Money

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    Westwood College graduate is one of five students nationwide to receive APSCU’s GREAT award

    Guillermo De La Riva was selected from more than 180 nominations for the 2014 award.

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    U.S. Congresswoman Judy Chu Visits Westwood Inland Empire Campus

    California's 27th District U.S. Representative exchanges thoughts on key issues with staff, students

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    Westwood's Chris Turen selected as HCHG chamber "Educator of the Year"

    Turen honored at HCHG Chamber's 75th Annual Awards and Installation Luncheon Jan. 30

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    Westwood College introduces new scholarship and reward program

    100% of Westwood College students eligible for at least one of 11 institutional scholarships or rewards.

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    New Westwood technology program gives students in-depth training for specialized career fields

    Westwood College today unveiled a new Information Technology (IT) program designed to provide students with the latest hands-on skills they need for meaningful employment in computer networking upon graduation.

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    Westwood College's national "Good Works" service program raises $25,000 for community groups

    Faculty and staff from Westwood College recently hit the streets on a mission to do "Good Works" by helping more than 38 local community organizations throughout the U.S.

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    Westwood College launches national "Good Works" community service program

    Month-long program to raise up to $25,000 in donations, serve 5,000 volunteer hours.

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    Westwood College, Los Angeles Chambers of Commerce Host Regional Networking Mixer

    Westwood College hosts a Regional Networking Mixer for Los Angeles Chambers of Commerce. 

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    Members of congress welcome Westwood College during Hill Day

    Westwood students visit U.S. Capital offices and discuss the face of career colleges.

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    Westwood College takes on larger role in strategic direction of private sector colleges

    Committee appointments by Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities reinforce partnership between college and trade organization

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    California representatives Loretta Sanchez and Ed Royce visit Westwood College and see hands-on learning in action

    Students, faculty, staff and area employer join representatives in tour.

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    Westwood College students create a path to job success in a challenging economy

    Eric Lovett named 2012 recipient of the $10,000 Platinum PATH Scholarship.

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    Westwood College launches School of Healthcare in California to meet rapid industry and jobs growth

    Hands-on curriculum and expanded program requirements exceed current standards to ensure job preparedness.

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    Westwood College's fourth gathering of video game legends prepares students for employment in gaming

    Top industry pros give tips, advice and specific feedback to gaming students through pitch competition.

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    Westwood College & Black Book Sessions partner to host youth art contest

    Event paired popular artists with local youth to celebrate art and inspire creativity.

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    Westwood College announces graduate success stories

    Alumni recognized for completing degrees and using hands-on skills to find fulfilling careers despite personal and economic challenges.

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    Westwood College staff volunteers more than 400 hours in support of ACICS Centennial We SERVE Community Service Week

    Central Administration staff donated time to Food Bank of the Rockies, Junior Achievement and others.

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    Westwood College named Goodwill Southern California's business partner of the year

    Award presented to Westwood’s Inland Empire Campus at annual Hope, Jobs and Futures event.

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    Westwood College launches Medical Assisting program to meet California's 31% projected job growth rate

    Medical Insurance Coding and Billing associate degree program also to be offered.

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    Westwood College suggests looking beyond the course catalog when considering colleges

    Offering hands-on experience and access to industry leaders can prove to be invaluable to a student's education and eventual job search.

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    Westwood College awards BlackBook Sessions 11 art contest winner opportunity to receive scholarship

    Event paired popular artists with local youth to celebrate art and inspire creativity.

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    MISLEAD art exhibit features six emerging artists from Westwood College

    Artists explore propaganda through photography, graphic design, illustration, concept and 3D art.

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    Westwood College's gathering of video game legends helps students plan careers

    Winners of 2D game development competition honored

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    Alta Colleges Inc. named to 2011 CIO 100 list

    CIO magazine’s 24th annual CIO 100 awards recognize IT excellence

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    Westwood College introduces Employment Pledge

    Reinforces commitment to preparing students for future careers.

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    Blackbook Sessions Art Event at Westwood College Pairs Popular Artists with Local Youth to Celebrate Art and Inspire Creativity

    Westwood College was the location host of 10th Blackbook Sessions, a free and public art event and contest featuring professional artists showing off their skills and sharing inspiring stories.

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    Alta College honors top educators through excellence in education awards

    Alta College, Inc., the parent company of Westwood College and Redstone College, announced today the winners of its annual Excellence in Education Awards. With these awards, three top educators are nationally recognized for their outstanding achievements and dedication to excellence both inside and outside of the classroom.

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    Westwood College Partners with Employers to Enrich Opportunities for Students and Graduates

    Employers provide guidance through Program Advisory Committees

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    Westwood College Announces the 2011 PATH to Success Scholarship Program

    Westwood College is proud to announce the 2011 PATH to Success Scholarships which honors the vision and commitment of Westwood students. The purpose of this scholarship is to reward students who are taking control of their future through dedicated career planning and action.

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    Westwood College announces the Westwood 100

    Denver, Feb. 11, 2011 – Westwood College is pleased to announce the Westwood 100, Volume 1 – a collection of personal success stories from 100 Westwood College alumni. These Westwood 100 graduates proudly tell their stories of how they have transformed their lives and found a fulfilling career by obtaining their college degree.

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    Black Book Sessions art event and contest at Westwood College brings together graffiti artists and local youth to inspire creativity, provide culture and empower leadership

    Anaheim, Calif., Feb. 3, 2011 – Historically, “graffiti” has been interpreted by the masses in a less than positive light. Some reference it as a dirty word or think of it as blight to urban streets. There is no arguing that unwanted graffiti is problematic, however in recent years, graffiti has become incredibly popular as an art form.

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    Westwood College offers tuition-free alumni retraining to graduates

    School’s mission is to encourage lifelong learning.

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    Congratulations to 2010 PATH to Success Scholarships Winners!

    Thanks to the more than 325 Westwood students who participated in the 2010 PATH to Success Scholarships competition. The focus of the annual scholastic award program is to reward students who are self-motivated, have a career plan and are taking steps to get a job in their field after college.

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    Westwood College Takes Immediate, Decisive Actions Following Senate Committee Hearing and GAO Investigation

    Chief executive drives college to be a leader in the private-sector college industry by implementing new initiatives on compliance, transparency and the student experience.

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    Westwood College Students Take Home Ten ADDY® Awards

    Students from Westwood College recently celebrated a successful award night with the Orange County Ad Club, a chapter of the American Advertising Federation (AAF), by taking home a total of 10 ADDY® Awards for their work in graphic and creative design.

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    One Inspiring Day at Disney Animation Studios

    It was an opportunity of a lifetime for some Design School students at Westwood College’s California campuses. The Career Services Department selected 16 outstanding students to participate in the Annual Disney Inspire Days held April 8th at the Walt Disney Animation Studios in Burbank California. Career Services considered grades, portfolios, professionalism and demeanor to choose who would attend.

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    Westwood College's Gathering of Video Game Legends Helps Students Plan Careers in the Industry

    To help future interactive entertainment leaders learn more about this cutting-edge industry, Westwood College recently brought together 10 of the game industry’s most accomplished professionals to share their experience on getting started in gaming, what they’ve learned along the way and to discuss the future of the gaming profession. The event also raised money through donations made by attendees for the Get-Well Gamers Foundation, an organization that brings video game systems and games to dozens of children's hospitals across the country.

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    Westwood College Students More Satisfied than Others Reports 2010 Noel-Levitz Survey

    Westwood College today announced that its students are more satisfied with their college experience than their counterparts in a comparison group of almost 125 private four‐year colleges and universities. The independent student survey was performed by Noel‐Levitz, a nationally recognized consulting firm specializing in higher education research and strategic planning.

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    2009 Excellence in Education Awards: Honoring Our Outstanding Educators

    Members of the Alta senior leadership team, campus presidents, deans and honorees gathered for a special ceremony in Denver on April 22 to recognize outstanding faculty members for their dedication to excellence. Our annual Excellence in Education awards honors top educators both at the campus and the national level in six categories: Community Service, Committee Service, Program Leadership, Faculty of the Year, Provost and Dean of the Year. Our winners embody the vision of the ideal educator, one who adds value through contributions not only to students, but also to the campus, the entire institution and the community.

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    South Bay Campus Students and Faculty Mentor Foster Children at “Day of the Child” Event

    For the second year in a row, Westwood College-South Bay Campus participated in Children Uniting Nations Day of the Child, currently the biggest mentoring event in the country.

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    Westwood College Helps Veterans Combat The Rising Costs Of College Tuition Through The Yellow Ribbon Program

    Program Closes the Gap between VA Benefits and the Actual Cost of Most Colleges

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    Westwood College Introduces New And Updated Degree Programs To Help Launch Graduates Into In-Demand Industries

    To help meet the needs of a fast-changing world, Westwood College (www.westwood.edu) has updated its Information Technology: Major in Cisco Network Systems program and is launching two new programs – Information Technology: Major in Computer Forensics and Paralegal. These new and updated programs are now available and prepare graduates to hit the ground running with job skills in growing fields.

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    Westwood College hosts gathering of video game legends

    Los Angeles, CA – According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predictions, the growth of software publishing, of which video game design is a part, will expand by 67.9 percent between 2002 and 2012, making it one of the fastest growing industries in the nation. To help future game leaders learn more about this cutting-edge industry, Westwood College (www.westwood.edu) recently brought together ten of the interactive entertainment industry’s most accomplished professionals to share their experience on getting started in gaming, what they’ve learned along the way and to discuss the future of the gaming profession.

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    Career College Association Recognizes Westwood College Instructor Todd Bell as Teacher of the Year

    Passion, dedication and rave reviews from students are several of the reasons that Westwood College Criminal Justice instructor Todd Bell received the Teacher of the Year Award from the Career College Association (CCA).

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    Westwood College Wins Six OC ADDY Awards

    Westwood College took home six awards at the Orange County Advertising Club's 2007 ADDY Awards competition on Saturday, March 31, 2007.

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    Westwood College Student Honored by Los Angeles City Council

    Westwood College South Bay Design student and campus receive Certificates of Recognition from the Los Angeles City Council for designing a community monument.

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    Westwood College Students attend the Pacific Design Center's Career Day

    Westwood College Interior Design and Computer-Aided Design/Architectural Drafting Students network with design professionals at the Pacific Design Center's first Student Career Day.

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    Westwood College Celebrates New Campus in South Bay Area

    Increasing enrollment, plus expected steady employment growth in California and a need for more trained employees, prompted Westwood College to open a new, expanded campus in California's South Bay area.

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