Kaplan College, Vista Campus

Kaplan College, Vista Campus


Campus Overview

Are you ready for a change in your professional and personal life? Kaplan College could help you start a new career or advance in your current position by offering you the right education. They offer various diploma and degree programs that could help you stand out to employers in today's competitive marketplace. The knowledge and training you obtain at the Vista, California (North County) campus could make a transformation in your future.

While working toward your education, you still have responsibilities to your family and current job. To help you balance these, Kaplan College in Vista, California offers career-focused programs during the day and evening. This allows you to achieve the education that could lead to new and exciting career opportunities while managing your commitments and interests outside the classroom.

Kaplan College believes that education should promote the development of positive self-esteem. They want you to reach your goal of a new or better career through the right education. They offer programs that could help you develop and enhance the skills you want for success. By earning a diploma or degree from Kaplan College, you could have a chance to advance professionally and work toward a better future.


Kaplan College, Vista campus, formerly Maric College, was founded as Maric College of Medical Careers to provide quality education in response to the needs of those want to pursue medical careers and to meet employment demands in allied health occupations.

The original location opened in San Diego in 1976 and expanded in September 1984 to the San Marcos campus, which later moved to Vista. In April 1988, established and relocated to the current Vista campus location, also known as the North County site, in July 1997. In March 1999, Maric College of Medical Careers changed its name to Maric College and became Kaplan College in August 2008.

What Kaplan College Offers

Students can unlock their potential and train for careers they want at Kaplan College. They deserve it. The only way to get from where they are now to where they want to be is to take action and start their journeys. Kaplan College can help point students in the right direction -- toward a new career that they can be proud of.

Kaplan College Commitment

Kaplan College stands by its services and the education it provides. Students can confidently attend a Conditional Admittance Period with no financial commitment to be sure that Kaplan College is the right choice for them. If students notify the school that they will not be staying beyond the Conditional Admittance Period, then they will not be charged tuition.

Kaplan College Instructors

Kaplan College instructors bring real world experiences to the classroom. They provide students with the most current industry standards and practices.

Hands-on Training

At Kaplan College, students can combine classroom learning with hands-on training. Students actually do what they come to learn; they don't just read about it. They develop skills that are more likely to stick when they actually practice those skills.

Materials and Equipment

Students learn with materials and equipment that they would use on the job. They gain the ability to display knowledge and skills that employers are looking for.


Students can find externship or practicum sites with the school's assistance. They can apply the knowledge they gain at Kaplan College to real-world career settings and can increase their confidence in job interviews.

Externships and practicums are not required for all programs.

Admission Requirements

Kaplan College wants to help students start their career journeys. The admissions process for each student starts with a Career Planning Session where the student's career goals are discussed; information about the school and its programs is shared; a campus tour is provided; and the student has the opportunity to meet with a Career Services Adviser and Financial Aid Officer.

Admissions requirements include, but are not limited to, proof of high school graduation and entrance assessment. For information on specific program requirements, students should contact the Admissions Department.

Financial Aid and Military Benefits

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. A financial aid officer will be able to assist students in determining their eligibility for federal loans, private aid, state and federal grants, scholarships, and other forms of aid.

In support of the military community, Kaplan College also offers a 30% discount in tuition for active duty personnel, military spouses, veterans, and dependent of veterans or active duty personnel.

Students should contact the Financial Aid Department for more information about financial aid and the military and veteran benefits programs the campus supports.

Career Services

Kaplan College is committed to students' future successes. It works with employers in the community to make sure that its programs support students' needs by providing graduates that are appropriately skilled. Students can receive personalized assistance from a Career Services Adviser in school, upon graduation and beyond.

Kaplan College offers "The Kaplan Certified Professional" program devoted to sharpening the skills that could make the difference in a student's job search. Kaplan College offers 7 certification activities that allow students to become more well-rounded candidates upon graduation. Certifications include, but are not limited to, dress for success, social media presence, and preparing for the interview.


Kaplan College is an accredited school. For more information, please visit http://www.kaplancollege.com/vista-ca/accreditation/.

Consumer Information

For more information on the programs and their outcomes visit www.kaplancollege.com/consumer-info. Kaplan College does not guarantee employment or career advancement. Programs vary by campus. Additional academy training may be required for law enforcement positions.


The Kaplan College, Vista is set in a beautifully landscaped hilltop location in the growing Vista area.

Located just seven miles inland from the Pacific Ocean in northern Vista, the city of Vista has a perfect mild Mediterranean climate. The city's 94,500 residents enjoy a wide variety of year-round outdoor activities in the area's gently rolling hills and pleasant rural surroundings. Six times the national average number of parks within its Vista's 18 square mile border. Residents and visitors can appreciate everything from the Summergrass Bluegrass Festival to Saturday morning farmer's markets, bowling, laser tag, and miniature golf.

With a business park that is home to nearly 650 companies, it is no wonder that Vista is a great place to start a career. The majority of businesses in and around Vista consist of manufacturing, education, and government. The largest employers are Vista Unified School District, Watkins Manufacturing Corporation, and the San Diego Superior Court.


Dental Assistant Diploma

Healthcare Assistant Diploma

Holistic Health Practitioner Diploma

Massage Therapy Diploma

Medical Assistant Diploma

Medical Billing and Coding Specialist Diploma

Pharmacy Technician Diploma

X-Ray Technician/Back Office Medical Assistant Diploma

Criminal Justice Associate Degree

Nursing Assistant Diploma

Vocational Nursing Diploma

IV Therapy and Blood Withdrawal Certification (Course)

Nursing Assistant (Certificate of Completion)

Phlebotomy Technician (Certificate of Completion)

Pit and Fissure Sealants (Certificate of Completion)

Location & Contact

2022 University Drive
Vista, CA 92083
United States




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