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Distance Education

Platt College Distance Education offers a variety of degree plans that can help you earn your Bachelors, Associates degree or certificate in a variety of fields including, Veterinary Technology, Veterinary Technology Alternate Route and Respiratory Therapy.

Why Choose This Program?

See for yourself why Platt College has been chosen by thousands of students to continue their education.

Since our opening in 1985, Platt College has been dedicated to the principle that education is the foundation for personal and professional growth, and that students should have the opportunity to develop to their full potential.

At Platt College, our mission is to provide a balanced program of instruction for our students to help them acquire the specialized knowledge and skills they need to take advantage of exciting career opportunities in many of today’s in-demand fields. We at Platt College continuously update our offerings to best serve the needs of students and employers in today’s dynamic Southern California business environment.

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Platt College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), which is recognized by the US Department of Education to accredit institutions of higher education across the United States.

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Balanced Instruction Programs

Degree and certificate programs offering a balanced program of instruction in today’s fastest growing fields.

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Financial Aid Programs

Platt College offers a variety of financial aid programs to support our student's goals in higher education.

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Morning and Evening Classes Available

We offer a variety of degree programs and a certificate program online for you to complete from the comfort of your home 24/7!

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Available Courses

Veterinary Technology
Alternate Route

Associate's Degree in
Veterinary Technology

The Veterinary Technology Associate’s Degree Distance Education program at Platt College is designed to provide in-depth study and training necessary to gain entry-level employment in animal health care.

Bachelor's Degree in
Respiratory Therapy

The Respiratory Therapy Bachelor’s Degree Completion Program at Platt College’s Distance Education campus is designed to provide in-depth study and training necessary to gain entry-level employment in the health care field.

Certificate in Veterinary
Technology Alternate Route

The Veterinary Technology Alternate Route Distance Education program at Platt College is designed for Veterinary Assistants who are pursuing their RVT credential via the Alternate Route specified by the California Veterinary Medical Board (VMB).

Distance Education • Externships


Our Medical Careers programs include externship experience that will enable you to gain valuable on-the-job training to practice the skills taught in class in a real-world environment with patients, doctors and other health care providers.

Except as expressly provided in California Education Code Section 94898, Platt College reserves the right to modify policies, course schedules, curricula or courses within reason due to exigent circumstances, program upgrades and/or content changes, and to cancel programs of study, modes of delivery, upcoming start dates or individual courses as it deems necessary. If a course or program is canceled, the school may schedule course completion at a later date or refund all monies paid for the canceled course or program if the student does not wish to continue with the program at the later date. All Platt College programs are not available at all locations, please see an Admissions Representative for more information on specific enrollment information.

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