About American Harbor College

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 institutionsl accreditation from the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) in 2006 and is approved through 2020 and accredits the Phlebotomy Technician I Program.
The mission of American Harbor College’s Phlebotomy Technician I Program is:
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; and
  • Hire qualified instructors.