The History of Heritage College
Heritage College was originally founded as Medical Career College of Northern California in October 2003 by Diane Morgan, CRT and Joan Lukkonen, RN. The school initially offered a Limited Permit X-Ray Technician, Leg Podiatric program. By the following year, the program was expanded to include Chest, Torso-Skeletal and Extremities. In June 2006, the school was incorporated. The institution became institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) in December 2007. In 2009, a Medical Assisting, Leg Podiatric and Medical Assisting with Limited Permit X-Ray Technician programs were added. The school has remained in continuous operation since 2003. In June 2014, the school was purchased by Weston Educational, Inc. and under the new ownership, the school's name was changed to Heritage College. In addition, the school has been recognized as a non-main campus of Heritage
College, Denver, CO campus by ABHES. The school is approved to awarded certificates in the following programs: Medical Assistant, Medical Assistant with Limited Permit X-ray Technician, Limited Permit X-ray Technician, Limited Permit X-ray Technician- Chest, Limited Permit X-ray Technician -Leg Podiatric, Limited Permit X-ray Technician-Torso-Skeletal, and Limited Permit X-ray Technician-Extremities.
Heritage Mission Statement and Educational Objectives
Heritage’s mission is to teach people to change their lives by preparing students for entry-level careers in the allied health, wellness, and animal care professions. To accomplish its mission, Heritage is committed to the continual fulfillment of the following objectives:
Remain progressive in the development of our educational offerings by staying abreast of changes and trends which appear in the allied health, wellness, and beauty professions;
Provide educational opportunities that reflect the needs of the changing job markets and that assist students in developing a career path in their chosen field;
Utilize a variety of delivery systems including distance education and residential formats;
Teach students to develop critical thinking and problem solving skills;
Hire faculty members who have demonstrated expertise in their respective fields and train them in sound instructional methods;
Provide the facilities, material, and equipment necessary to emulate experiences commonly found in the students’ field of training;
Provide the support system to assist students in fulfilling their career objectives;
Instill in students the commitment to life-long learning;
Maintain Program Advisory Committees that meet regularly with the purpose of reviewing and recommending content, programs, and equipment needed to produce successful graduates.
7475 Kanai Ave
Citrus Heights, CA 95621
The school encourages all prospective students and their family members to visit the school prior to enrolling. The visitors will be give a tour of the facility and an opportunity to have their questions answered. Admission testing can be done during the visit at no cost to the prospective student.