California Preparatory College

Located in the city of Colton, California Preparatory College (CPC) is a private, faith-based, two-year college that offers students a high degree of individual mentoring through life counselors, small classroom sizes, and a dedicated staff and faculty that have a real passion for Christian higher education. CPC is committed to providing quality, private education at an affordable cost.


CPC offers associate degree programs in Health Science and Business Administration as well as certificate programs in English as a Second Language (ESL) and Western Healthcare Practices and Communication (WHPC). CPC is regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC). See our Accreditation page for more information.

For New Student and admissions information, please call our special admissions telephone number at 909.436.7074

Due to visitation restrictions created by COVID-19, visits are by appointment only between 8am and 5pm on Mondays through Thursdays. Zoom meeting appointments are also available.

Happening @ CPC


Dec 10
Mission Inn Christmas Lights


Come see the beautiful lights at the Mission Inn in Riverside.


  • Jan. 10 –  First Day of Spring Term
  • Jan. 21 – Last Day to Drop without a “W”
  • Jan. 28 – Financial Clearance Deadline
  • Feb. 9 – Graduation Applications Due
  • Feb. 16 – Big Bear Trip
  • Feb. 21 – Presidents’ Day (closed)
  • Mar. 1 – Last Day to Drop with a “W”
  • Mar. 13 – Daylight Savings Time Begins

News & Important Dates

Student Accounts

  • Students, please be sure to have your financial clearance signed off for this upcoming Fall Semester. Come by and see us if you have any questions on your statement.
  • Please make plans to register early to take advantage of any discounts available.
  • Note that an email was sent out about discounts for early registration.
  • Late Registration Fee of $75 applied after August 25th.

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