American Harbor College History

American Harbor College was established in 1995, as Meridian Institute, to provide entry-level training in various career opportunities. The school was purchased by the Career Education Group, LLC in 2011. The name was changed in July 2012. In 2014, Brighter Solutions, Inc. operating under the DBA of American Harbor College continues to update and improve its program offerings and facilities. Innovative and experienced instructors are well-trained and hired to contribute their expertise in expanding the services and training programs offered by the College.
American Harbor College’s Phlebotomy Technician I Program is accredited by ABHES as well as approved by the California Department of Public Health allowing AHC graduates to apply for their California Certified Phlebotomy Technician I (CPT I) license upon graduation. The college received institutional accreditation from the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) in 2006 and is approved through 2023 to teach the Phlebotomy Technician I Program.

Established in 1995

Accreditation from ABHES in 2006

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The mission of American
Harbor College’s Phlebotomy
Technician I Program

The mission of the American Harbor College is, “To provide quality and valued–training programs and services to our students in order for them to obtain the skills and competencies needed for entry-level positions in their chosen fields; to locate employment opportunities for our graduates; and to promote an environment for employees and students, which fosters teamwork, personal growth, and respect for the individual.” American Harbor College is dedicated to providing trade and technical training relevant to the needs of the communities it serves.

The school’s educational
philosophy is to:

Offer technical programs so that students can achieve
their career, educational, and personal goals; 
Provide training using actual on-the-job situations so graduates
can have the skills and competencies needed for entry-level employment;
Ensure only relevant equipment and materials are used
in the training of students;
Hire qualified instructors; 

Our Facilities

The Orange campus is approximately 1200 square feet and conveniently located in the historical city of Orange. Located within a 5 mile radius of Anaheim, Santa Ana, Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Irvine, Tustin and Garden Grove, there is direct access to major freeways (freeway 57, 22 and 5). Also located within a block of the campus are major bus stops and train station stops. The campus has various lab and lecture rooms, administrative offices, and a computer/ resource room. The school is located on the first floor of a modern, elevator equipped, centrally air-conditioned, and wheel chair accessible facility.

Fully equipped computer labs afford students hands-on training and include computers with updated interactive learning materials, software and printers. Students also have access to a current resource library to supplement their training. Campus facilities and equipment comply with federal, state, and local laws, including those regarding fire safety, building safety, and health regulations. Visit us and see it all yourself! 2050 W. Chapman Ave, #108, Orange, CA 92868.


American Harbor College is institutionally accredited by ABHES, Phlebotomy Technician I Program is the only current program that falls under this accreditation.

What does Accreditation mean to you the student? American Harbor College works hard to maintain the standards set by various regulatory bodies. This means that the facilities meet rigorous standards, that the faculty is qualified, and that our programs meet the objectives required for a career in the field.

At American Harbor College, you’ll be learning what you need to know. You can be confident that you are completing an academically rigorous curriculum when you enroll in one of our accredited health care and / or language programs. The College voluntarily undergoes periodic accrediting evaluations by teams of qualified examiners including subject specialists in occupational education.

American Harbor College is recognized, authorized, and approved, by the following agencies:

  • BPPE: Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education: Approval to operate means the institution is compliant with the minimum standards contained in the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 (as amended) and Division 7.5 of Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations..
  • California Department of Health Services: Approved to provide training to qualified individuals in Phlebotomy, allowing for CPT I licensure upon graduation.
  • National Center for Competency Testing: Approved as an official testing site for national certification exams.
  • National Healthcare Association (NHA): Approved as an official test site for national certification exams.
  • NAFSA: National Association of International Educators.

Student Fact Sheets

State Licensing Information

2021 Bureau for Postsecondary Education Annual Report