Disciplinary Actions

The information on this page was last updated September 24, 2014.

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EXPLANATION OF DISCIPLINARY LANGUAGE

Accusation

A formal, written statement of charges filed against the owner of a private postsecondary educational institution.

Cite and Fine Order

Owner of a private postsecondary educational institution is issued a citation and required to pay a fine commensurate with the violation committed.

Default Decision

Owner of a private postsecondary educational institution fails to respond to an accusation or statement of issues by filing a Notice of Defense or fails to appear at an administrative hearing.

Effective decision date

The date the disciplinary decision/order goes into operation.

Letter of Public Reprimand

A formal reprimand issued by the Bureau, which could be in lieu of filing a formal accusation.

Revoked

The approval to operate is voided and the right to operate has ended.

Revoked, stayed, probation

"Stayed" means the revocation is postponed, put off. The institution may continue to operate so long as the institution complies with specified probationary terms and conditions. Violation of probation may result in the revocation that was postponed by the stay.

Statement of Issues

Charges filed against an applicant to deny an approval to operate due to alleged violations of the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 and other applicable law.

Stipulated settlement

The case is negotiated and settled prior to hearing.

Surrender of approval to operate

While charges are still pending, the private postsecondary educational institution owner agrees to cease operating the educational institution and relinquish the approval to operate, subject to acceptance by the Director of the Department of Consumer Affairs.

Suspension

The owner of a private postsecondary educational institution is prohibited from operating a private postsecondary school for a specific period.

Writ

An appeal filed by the owner of a private postsecondary educational institution in Superior Court asking the court to overturn the Department's decision.

 

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1ST ACADEMY OF BEAUTY
Institution Code No. 49488813
Phieng Yang, Owner
Citation: Assessment of Fine and Order of Abatement, 6/12/14
Appeal Of Citation Informal Conference Decision: Citation Dismissed, 08/21/14

A-1 TRUCK DRIVING SCHOOL
Institution Code No. 0106221
Mohindar Janda, Owner
Citation: Assessment of Fine and Order of Abatement, 7/29/14

ABC SCHOOL OF BARBERING
Institution Code No. 1909481
Kresha Crawford, Owner
Citation: Assessment of Fine and Order of Abatement, 6/13/14

ADVANCE ENGLISH ACADEMY
Institution Code No. 44933240
Zachary B. Captain, Owner
Statement of Issues, 06/16/14

ALLEN'S ACADEMY OF DOG GROOMING
Institution Code No. 98908051
Cynthia Allen, Owner
Citation: Assessment of Fine and Order of Abatement, issued 08/31/12
Informal Citation Review Conference Decision Citation Order Modified, 11/07/12
FINE PAID/ COMPLIANCE OBTAINED WITH CITATION

AMERICAN SCIENCE UNIVERSITY
Katherine Kim, Applicant
Peter Wada, Owner
Minoru Ineno, Owner
Statement of Issues, 08/22/14

AMERICAN STATES UNIVERSITY, SAN DIEGO
Kenneth Kiemm, Owner
Thomas Gillen, Owner
Jane Kiemm, Owner
Gerald Wolford, Owner
Citation: Assessment of Fine and Order of Abatement, 11/15/12

AMERICANA COLLEGE
Institution Code No. 1939211
Robert Gabai, Owner
Statement of Issues, 03/25/13
Withdrawal, 05/03/13

ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY
Thomas Gionis, Owner
Xanthi Gionis, Owner
Citation: Assessment of Fine and Order of Abatement, 05/02/13
Withdrawal of Citation: Assessment of Fine and Order of Abatement, 06/21/13
WITHDRAWN, 06/21/13

ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY
Xanthi Gionis, Operator
Citation: Assessment of Fine and Order of Abatement No. 1314001, 08/20/13

ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY
Thomas Gionis, Operator
Citation: Assessment of Fine and Order of Abatement No. 1314002, 08/20/13

BEAUTY CAREERS INC., dba TORRANCE BEAUTY COLLEGE
Tiana Capper, Owner
Institution Code No. 1906751
Citation: Assessment of Fine and Order of Abatement, 3/14/14
Appeal of Citation Informal Conference Decision: Citation Modified, 06/10/14

CALIFORNIA ACADEMY FOR THE HEALING ARTS
Institution Code No. 18469321
Ariel F. Hubbard, Owner
Ronald Dunham, Owner
Mark Musgrave, Owner
Statement of Issues, 04/09/14
First Amended Statement of Issues, 6/16/14

CALIFORNIA GRADUATE SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY
Institution Code No. 1900831
Paul Lee, Board of Directors Member
Lawrence Wilkes, Board of Directors Member
Eunice Lee, Board of Directors Member
Citation: Assessment of Fine, issued 04/26/12
FINE PAID

CALIFORNIA NURSING ACADEMY
Sylvia Lee, Owner
Statement of Issues, 10/16/12
Decision and Order, 05/02/13

CALIFORNIA SOUTH BAY UNIVERSITY
Ling Li, Owner
Citation: Assessment of Fine and Order of Abatement, 6/30/14

CALIFORNIA TECHNOLOGY UNIVERSITY
Frank J. Tu, Owner
Citation: Assessment of Fine, Order of Abatement and Order of Restitution, 10/18/12

CALIFORNIA UNION UNIVERSITY - Fullerton
Institution Code No. 1920741
Samuel Chai Cho Oh, Owner
First Amended Accusation, filed 04/19/11
Decision and Order, filed 08/03/11

CASTELL DENTAL ASSISTING SCHOOL
Institution Code No. 76549133
Mario Castellanos, Owner
Statement of Issues, 03/14/14
Notice of Withdrawal, 04/10/14

CENTRAL STATE UNIVERSITY OF BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY
Kuang Chung Chen, Owner
Statement of Issues, 05/16/14
Withdrawal, 06/30/14

CHONG SHIN UNIVERSITY
Institution Code No. 3008701
Keun Soo Kim, Owner
Statement of Issues, 05/16/14
First Amended Statement of Issues, 06/04/14

CINEMA MAKE-UP SCHOOL
Institution Code No. 1923111
Sasha Kim Lee, Owner
Statement of Issues, 04/18/14

CITY BEAUTY COLLEGE
Institution Code No. 93832312
John Thai Tran, Owner
Citation: Assessment of Fine and Order of Abatement, 02/22/13
Accusation, 5/23/13
First Amended Accusation, 4/7/14
Stipulated Surrender and Order, 6/17/14

COMPLETE APPRAISAL SCHOOL
Kimm Salerno, Owner
Institution Code No. 69608305
CITATION: ASSESSMENT OF FINE AND ORDER OF ABATEMENT, 5/5/14
NON PAYMENT/ NON-COMPLIANCE WITH CITATION

COMPUTER INSTITUTION OF TECHNOLOGY
Institution Code No. 1936371
Rene Aguero, Owner
Accusation, filed 12/01/11
Withdrawal of Accusation, filed 1/20/12

CYBER INSURANCE GROUP CORP.,
A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION,
DBA CYBER INSURANCE SCHOOL CORP.

Statement of Issues, 09/16/14

DUBLIN BEAUTY COLLEGE
Institution Code No. 0100371
Wendell Arnold, Owner
Citation: Assessment of Fine and Order of Abatement, 09/23/12
Informal Citation Review Conference Decision Citation Affirmed, 01/13/13
FINE PAID/COMPLIANCE OBTAINED WITH CITATION

EL PORTAL COLLEGE
Institution Code No. 24179339
Rose Padilla, Owner
John Hauge, Owner
Statement of Issues, 05/09/13
Amended Statement of Issues, 06/27/13
Decision and Order 09/17/14

EMERGENCY MEDICAL SCIENCES TRAINING INSTITUTE
David Patton, Owner
Citation: Assessment of Fine and Order of Abatement, 10/05/12

FAST RESPONSE SCHOOL OF HEALTHCARE EDUCATION
Institution Code No. 50047244
Tom Peck, Owner
Cathlin Torrence, Owner
Citation: Assessment of Fine and Order of Abatement, 6/30/14
Appeal of Citation: Citation Dismissed, 07/29/2014
DISMISSED, 07/29/2014
COMPLIANCE OBTAINED WITH CITATION

GLOBAL TV UNIVERSITY
Chang Gui Su, Owner
Statement of Issues, 08/21/13
Notice of Withdrawal, 9-17-13

GOLDCOAST CAREER CENTER
Institution Code No. 74722243
Shondor Carrasco, Owner
Patricia Carrasco, Owner
Statement of Issues, 04/09/14
Withdrawal, 06/25/14

INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL EDUCATION - San Jose
Institution Code No. 69608217
INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL EDUCATION - Oakland
School Code No. 81701347
Bindu Baburajan, Owner
Amended Notice of Emergency Decision and Amended Emergency Decision, issued 2/14/12
Decision after Opportunity to be Heard, issued 2/15/12
Accusation, filed 2/23/12
First Amended Accusation, filed 06/07/12
Decision and Order, 11/25/13

INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF NORTH AMERICA
Narender Ramarapu, Chief Executive Officer
Statement of Issues, 8-14-13
WITHDRAWN, 05/21/14

JAMES ALBERT SCHOOL OF COSMETOLOGY - Costa Mesa
Institution Code No. 3009551
JAMES ALBERT SCHOOL OF COSMETOLOGY - Fullerton
School Code No. 3013941
JAMES ALBERT SCHOOL OF COSMETOLOGY - Rancho Cucamonga
School Code No. 74722232
JAMES ALBERT SCHOOL OF COSMETOLOGY - Lake Forest
School Code No. 61581833
JAMES ALBERT SCHOOL OF COSMETOLOGY - Corona
School Code No. 18431265
James Albert Nasser, Owner
Nabil Nasser, Owner
Accusation, filed 05/18/12
Decision and Order, filed 01/09/13.

JEFFERSON DENTAL TECH COLLEGE dba JEFFERSON COLLEGE
Ook Kim, Owner
Statement of Issues, 11/09/12
WITHDRAWN, 02/15/13

L.A. BARBER COLLEGE
Jose F. Polanco and Blanca E. Planco, Owners
Statement of Issues, 9/30/13
Withdrawn, 01/16/14

LOS ANGELES FEATURE FILM ACADEMY
William Wesley, Owner
Citation: Assessment of Fine and Order of Abatement, issued 07/01/11

MEDICAL CAREER COLLEGE OF NOTHERN CALIFORNIA
Institution Code No. 41462639
Diane Morgan, Owner
Joan Lukkonen, Owner
Citation: Assessment of Fine, 01/02/13
Appeal of Citation Informal Conference Decision: Citation Modified, 03/07/13
FINE PAID

MODOC RAILROAD ACADEMY
Institution Code No. 2500021
Wrymoo Railroad Historical and Educational Society Modoc Railroad Academy, Corporation, Owner
Citation: Assessment of Fine and Order of Abatement, 03/10/14
Appeal of Citation Informal Conference Decision: Citation Affirmed, 5/13/14

MOLER BARBER COLLEGE OF SAN PABLO
Institution Code No. 32801867
Frank Quattro, Owner
Citation: Assessment of Fine and Order of Abatement, 02/26/13.
FINE PAID/ COMPLIANCE OBTAINED WITH CITATION

NEWPORT INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY
Jay Askari, President
Citation: Assessment of Fine and Order of Abatement, 11/16/12
Informal Citation Review Conference Decision - Citation Affirmed, 01/17/13
Citation: Assessment of Fine and Order of Abatement (Modified), 12/31/13
FINE PAID/COMPLIANCE OBTAINED WITH CITATION

NURSE BUILDERS ACADEMY
Institution Code No. 25448447
Adriano Naderi, Owner
Masood Naderi, Owner
John Keyashian, Owner
Christine Bui, Owner
Citation: Assessment of Fine and Order of Abatement, 10/01/12.
FINE PAID

OLA GRIMSBY INSTITUTE
Institution Code No. 3707391
Ola Grimsby, Owner
Statement of Issues, 02/11/13
Decision and Order, 04/25/14

OXFORD INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Khurram Nizami, Owner
Citation: Assessment of Fine and Order of Abatement, 11/19/12
Withdrawal of Citation: Assessment of Fine and Order of Abatement, 12/19/12
WITHDRAWN, 12/19/12

OXFORD INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (First Software USA)
Naved Nizami, Owner
Citation: Assessment of Fine and Order of Abatement, 12/20/12
Amended Appeal of Citation Informal Conference Decision: Citation Modified, 04/24/13
FINE PAID/ COMPLIANCE OBTAINED WITH CITATION

PACIFIC COLLEGE, INC.
Institution Code No.: 3009311
William Nelson, Owner
Ila Nelson, Owner
Donna Woo, Owner
Ron VonSooston, Owner
Syble Taylor, Owner
Citation: Assessment of Fine and Order of Abatement, 03/01/13
Appeal of Citation Informal Conference Decision: Citation Modified, 05/21/13
FINE PAID/ COMPLIANCE OBTAINED WITH CITATION

PRESTON UNIVERSITY, CA LLC
Abdul Basit, President
Abdul Hamid
Munazza Basit
Jerry Haenisch
Statement of Issues, filed 05/01/12
Withdrawn, 08/20/12

RECORDING RADIO FILM CONNECTION, INC. D.B.A.:
Film Connection Film Institute
Learn in Los Angeles Film School/Program
Radio Connection Broadcasting School/Institute
Recording Connection Audio Institute/School
Mentor Apprentice School of the Arts
Entertainment Connection, Inc.
Entertainment Career Connection
TV Connection
James Petulla, Owner/CEO/President
Brian Kraft, COO/CAO
Citation: Assessment of Fine and Order of Abatement, 05/22/13
Withdrawal of Citation: Assessment of Fine and Order of Abatement, 08/30/13
WITHDRAWN, 08/30/13

REVERE ACADEMY OF JEWELRY ARTS
Institution Code No. 3803441
Alan Revere, Owner
Citation: Assessment of Fine and Order of Abatement, 5/19/14
Appeal of Citation Informal Conference Decision: Citation Modified, 8/21/14

SAFEWAY TRUCK DRIVING SCHOOL
Institution Code No. 53555593
Balwinder Kaur, Owner
Statement of Issues, 6-3-13
Amended Statement of Issues, 9-13-13
Withdrawn, 10/20/13

SAN FRANCISCO BARBER COLLEGE
James Knauss Jr., Owner
Citation: Assessment of Fine and Order of Abatement, issued 02/01/12
Default Decision and Order Adopting Citation, filed 06/18/12

SAN JOSE BARBER COLLEGE
Institution Code No. 4304951
Carlos J. Romero, Owner
Citation: Assessment of Fine and Order of Abatement, 05/13/14
Appeal Of Citation Informal Conference Decision: Citation Dismissed, 08/21/14

ST. ANDREW MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH PRIVATE SCHOOL THEOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY PARENT CORPORATION PRAYER CLINIC
Robert Lacy, CEO/President, Owner
Citation: Assessment of Fine and Order of Abatement, issued 07/19/12
Informal Citation Review Conference Decision Citation Affirmed, 10/11/12
Decision and Order, 05/02/13
Order Granting Stay of Effective Date of Decision, 06/05/13
Order Denying Petition for Reconsideration, 07/02/13

STELLA ADLER ACADEMY OF ACTING
Institution Code No. 1919351
John Jack Rodgers, Executive Director
Wendy Overend, Administrative Director
Citation: Assessment of Fine and Order of Abatement, 6/16/14

SUNNY COLLEGE - Upland
Institution Code No. 3604261
SUNNY COLLEGE - Victorville
School Code No. 3604971
Devdat Maheshwari, Owner
Vidhya Maheshwari, Owner
First Amended Accusation, filed 04/19/12
Default Decision and Order adopting Stipulated Surrender of Approval to Operate and Order, 08/23/12

THE ANAT BANIEL METHOD
Institution Code No. 2101521
Anat Baniel, Owner
Statement of Issues, 04/04/14

TRUCK NATION SCHOOL
Rafael Gonzalez, Owner
Citation: Assessment of Fine and Order of Abatement, 03/26/14
Appeal of Citation Informal Conference Decision: Citation Affirmed, 06/11/14

US PRIVATE TRAINERS ASSOCIATION, INC. (PROPTA PERSONAL TRAINERS ASSOCIATION)
Joseph Antouri, Owner
Citation: Assessment of Fine and Order of Abatement, 03/15/13
Appeal of Citation Informal Conference Decision: Citation Affirmed, 05/08/13
Withdrawal of Citation: Assessment of Fine and Order of Abatement, 08/13/13.
WITHDRAWN, 08/13/13

WASHINGTON INSTITUTE FOR GRADUATE STUDIES
Robert N. Hanson, Owner
Terri B. Hanson, Owner
Statement of Issues, 04/18/14