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

*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).