Founded in 1999, Coastal Career Academy began as a single classroom in New Bedford, Massachusetts. As the need for quality career training and skilled healthcare providers grew, one classroom became two, and then two became three. After assessing the needs of the region, Coastal Career Academy moved to a larger location in Fall River, Massachusetts. Since moving to Fall River, Coastal Career Academy has continued to expand its course offerings and continuously strives to provide more affordable and accessible career education.


The workforce of the 21st century is one of a global society and constantly evolving. In addressing the needs of that workforce, career education and training must also continue to evolve. Coastal Career Academy is committed to excellence in education by providing its students with a rigorous curriculum instructed by leaders in both education and industry.


For a student to flourish in the classroom and in the workplace, they must be given proper guidance and support. There is no one, single path to career success. The staff at Coastal Career Academy is committed to assisting its students in navigating their own path to a better career and future. This is at the heart of the mission of Coastal Career Academy and true before, during, and after a student’s training is complete.


In the interest of improving the workforce and the South Coast region as a whole, Coastal Career Academy has chartered a path towards excellence and innovation in education. As educators, we have a social obligation to provide students with quality job skills and training. At Coastal Career Academy, the community beyond the walls of our classroom is at the forefront of our practice and provides our staff with the motivation to continuously improve the services Coastal Career Academy provides.