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 Fashion Design — Technical Medical Coding Specialist
Administrative Assistant Fashion Design Custom Dressmaking Small Business Medical Assisting
Administrative Support Assistant Fashion Design Theater Costuming Medical Billing Specialist
Business Administration Fashion Merchandising Medical Coding Specialist
Business Assistant Human Relations in the Workplace Multimedia — Graphic Design
Business Information Worker Interior Design Home Staging Multimedia — Web Design
Computer Science - C++ Interior Design Kitchen and Bath Multimedia, 3D Animation and Videogame Art
Computer Science - Java Interior Design Paralegal
Computer Science - Swift Marketing Payroll Specialist
Early Childhood Education Math for Surveying & Computer Aided Design Youth and After School
Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management Medical Administrative Assistant  

*As of Fall 2019, 30 active certificate programs are eligible for federal financial aid. The following programs are no longer eligible and are not being reported for gainful employment: Human Services Certificate, Community Health Worker and Promotor Education & Employment Certificate (not eligible as of 2018-19), 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).