School of Business

Choose from a variety of career education programs to help you prepare for future success.

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Welcome to Empire College School of Business

Over the past 58 years, Empire College School of Business has produced thousands of successful graduates with employable job skills. We offer affordable courses and career training in Santa Rosa focused on giving you the tools you will need to succeed in your career in as few as 6 to 18 months. Day and evening classes help you learn on a schedule that’s practical, flexible and convenient for you.

Empire Accounting Program


The comprehensive Accounting degree curricula includes courses in bookkeeping, payroll accounting, and entrepreneurship. Graduates of the Accounting programs available at Empire are fully prepared to work as junior-level accountants, bookkeepers, account clerks, payroll clerks, and many other financial related careers.

Empire Accounting Program
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Business and Hospitality

The Business programs offered through Empire develop a student’s organizational abilities and gives a well-rounded focused education that prepares them for a career in business and administrative management. Our Business degree graduates move on to be successful entrepreneurs, project managers, and administrative assistants working in varying fields from hospitality to communications. 

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Information Technology

In this digital age, computer and information technology knowledge is a must have. Our I.T degree programs offer concentrations in Cybersecurity, Microsoft, and Linux network technologies. For your convenience, certification exams are administered on campus. Upon successful completion, students are qualified to be professional network administrators, system engineers, and computer support specialists

Become a White Hat Hacker
Empire College Business School


If you have an interest in the law and judicial system, consider a career in legal support. Our legal training programs prepare you for a career as a paralegal, legal office assistant, and law office administrator. Courses focus on legal research, ethics, civil litigation, e-Discovery, and the most prevalent areas of legal specialties in the North Bay. Our balanced curriculum primes our graduates to be a well-rounded asset to any legal office or attorney.

Empire College Medical Programs


The medical field is one career focus that will always be in demand and provide job stability. Our medical programs equip students to be professional medical assistants, phlebotomists, and to work in medical billing and coding. Courses help you to become well versed in medical terminology, medical office procedures, insurance coding, and anatomy. Empire’s programs provide lots of hands-on training in clinical skills and an externship coordinated by the College.

Empire College Medical Programs
Empire College GED Prep

GED Prep

Depending on your knowledge level, the GED Prep tutorial – offered free through the Empire College Foundation – can take 3 to 10 weeks to complete.

At Empire College it’s easy and seamless to register, get the classes you need, and get started. With plenty of parking, small class sizes, and comprehensive career placement assistance when you graduate, you can get finished with your education and get started in a career in a predictable timeframe. Transfer students are welcomed, and credit is awarded for equivalent college coursework.

Empire is one of the few business school training colleges in the North Bay that specialize in teaching you a job-focused curriculum that can help you begin and become established in your career quickly. We also strive to do more for our students, and we work with rehabilitation specialists and injured workers to customize programs under California’s Workers Compensation training voucher system, as well as laid-off workers entitled to benefits under the Trade Adjustment Act. Empire College School of Business has your future in mind.


One of the things that I appreciate about going to Empire College was that the training was so hands-on.

Yesenia Avalos

Medical Assistant Coordinator, West County Health Centers

One of the things that I appreciate about going to Empire College was that the training was so hands-on.

Yesenia Avalos

Medical Assistant Coordinator, West County Health Centers

Walking across the graduation stage already employed with a full-time job was very gratifying.

Nancy Clark

Paralegal, Galanti & Copenhaver, Inc.

I had a lot of friends go through Empire who had a great experience. If you want a solid IT foundation to get out in the workforce, it’s the place to be.

Blake Buchanan

Service Desk Analyst, Davita Medical Group