Student Services

Since 1993, Pacific College has been one of Southern California’s premier nursing and vocational colleges. The College provides flexible programs for dedicated students who are looking for a stable career choice and good income.


Celebrate your achievement with your family, friends, classmates, and faculty at our traditional graduation ceremony. For graduates of the Vocational Nursing Program, the traditional pinning ceremony to welcome new nursing school graduates to the nursing profession takes place immediately following the graduation ceremony.


  • Orientation is held prior to the first class meeting to welcome enrolled students to Pacific College. It is an opportunity for students to receive a campus tour, get questions answered, meet Pacific College faculty and staff, as well as, their fellow classmates.


  • At Pacific College, we provide the help you need to succeed. The programs of study required for Vocational Nursing are demanding. Free on-site tutoring is available to those students that need additional instruction outside the classroom.


  • NCLEX Review class is included in the VN program at no additional cost to the student.


  • The library maintains a variety of textbooks, reference books, periodical subscriptions, journals, videos, CDs and DVDs. Computers with internet access are available for students to access online resources.
Career Services

Successful completion of the chosen program of study is just the beginning of your career. Our no-cost Career Placement Department provides information on resources that will help you find and get the job you want. While the College cannot guarantee employment or salary amounts, our experienced career placement staff provides individual assistance to graduates to help create an effective resume and prepare for job interviews.


Educational programs offered by Pacific College have been designed to provide:

  • Marketable Skills and Training for high-demand allied health care and business professions.
  • Trained Personnel to the community’s medical and business institutions and agencies.
  • Increased awareness of the value of work and skills.



The Career Placement Department is maintained as a service and courtesy to our students and graduates, while at the same time assisting health care providers in the surrounding areas with their personal needs. Considerable effort is made to bring together potential employers with highly skilled graduates.


This includes instruction in job-seeking skills such as resume writing, interviewing techniques, filing an application, etc. A direction is available to multiple resources for the entry-level job search. We continually provide on-going placement assistance to all graduates.

Disability Services

Pacific College is committed to providing equal access to all students, including those who qualify as persons with disabilities. While upholding this commitment, the college also expects all students to maintain the high standards of academic achievement and excellence that are essential to the integrity of the college’s mission. By advancing these aims, Pacific College ensures that its policies, practices, and procedures conform to federal, state, and local statutes and regulations.

To request accommodation for a disability, provide written documentation to the Director of Student Services regarding the nature of your disability and any considerations/ accommodations that may be necessary. Such documentation must: (1) be from an appropriate professional, (2) not be more than twelve months old and, (3) provide a clear understanding of how the student is presently functioning. The school’s confidentiality policy provides that only the appropriate school personnel access this information and it is stored in separate, confidential files. Except in instances of health or safety, information concerning the disability, accommodations, or documentation will not be released without written consent. Provide ample time when requesting a reasonable accommodation(s). Requests must be considered and arrangements made prior to the anticipated need for service/support. Pacific College cannot guarantee that appropriate accommodations/services can be put in place without sufficient lead-time to make arrangements. Whenever possible, please provide at least 60 days advance notice. The Director of Student Services makes determinations of reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities.

Library and Resource Center

Mission Statement

The library aligns with the educational mission of Pacific College in its commitment to providing the highest standard in education, fostering the development of information literacy, the ability to locate, evaluate, and use information, enabling students to successfully meet curricular requirements and become life-long learners.


Resource Center Staff

Connie Martinez, Librarian –[email protected]
Kevin Hopkins, Library Assistant – [email protected]


Resource Center Hours

Monday – Thursday 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Friday – Closed
Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.


The Library Resource Center located at the Costa Mesa Main campus maintains a variety of textbooks, reference books, periodicals, journals, and media. Computers with online access are available for students to research the latest information. Students have free access to all materials as well as borrowing privileges. Pacific College students, as members of the community, have access to neighboring college and university libraries materials free of charge. Borrowing privileges at these libraries are available at a nominal fee.



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Pacific College is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Senior College and University Commission.

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Pacific College is approved to operate in California by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE).

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Approved by the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT) through May 10, 2022

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