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Gainful Employment

Introduction to Gainful Employment Disclosure

Foothill College provides opportunities for students to enroll in its career preparation programs at a reasonable cost. The courses required to complete a career preparation program are scheduled so that students can complete a program and earn a certificate of achievement in a timely manner, whether they attend classes full time or part time.

In order to be eligible for Federal Student Aid, federal guidelines require that a student must be enrolled in an educational program that leads to an associate degree, or prepares him or her for gainful employment in a recognized occupation. In accordance with federal guidelines, Foothill College students must declare a goal with a major, prepare for transfer to a four-year college or university, or enroll in a career certificate of achievement program in order to be eligible for Federal Student Aid.

Gainful Employment Disclosure Statements by Foothill College Program

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid-eligible program that "prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation." Click on the name of the program or certificate from the list below for information about completion rates, cost and length of a program, related careers and other important information regarding gainful employment. Financing information and completion rates are provided for programs with more than 10 completers during the reporting year.

For more gainful employment information, access the following resources:

Foothill College Certificates

Click on the name of the certificate from the list below to see information about the cost of Foothill College's career preparation programs and the length of time required to complete these programs.

Career & Vocational Programs


See program discloures in the left-hand navigation.