Higher Education Center at National City

Established in 1998, the Higher Education Center at National City offers signature programs in Dental Hygiene, Medical Assisting, Medical Lab Technician, Optical Technician (non-credit), and Patient Care Coordinator. With science classrooms and labs dedicated in 2018, students can take all their general education classes in National City.

Weekend College


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Weekend College

Looking for weekend classes? No time to enroll full-time?  No problem! Classes are offerred on Saturdays and Sundays in various modalities.

Academic Programs at HEC National City

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Our 120-plus courses cover general education requirements and the following career programs:

Meet the faculty and staff that you'll work with at HEC National City.

Virtual Chat

We are here to support each of our student’s needs. Chat live on Cranium Café by finding an online staff member below. To learn more, visit the Virtual Welcome Center. Our student service specialists have their hours of availability listed on their profile cards. If a team member's hours are not reflective of their availability, they are likely supporting another student. We give each of our students the individual attention and time they deserve. Thank you for your patience.

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Learning + Community = Success

Center for Business Advancement

Access the services of the Contracting Opportunities Center, SBDC, and WBC here.

Dental Hygiene Clinic

Sign up for dental appointments at the Higher Education Center at National City's convenient clinic.

Student Services

Get access to academic counseling, admissions, and registration.


Find out which classes are offered at the Higher Education Center at National City.

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