American Heritage University of Southern California (AHUSC) was founded in December of 2003 to address the needs of career-minded, lower-income adult learners whose expectations were not being met by traditional colleges and universities. Originally incorporated in January of 2004, as Heritage University in Montclair, California as a distance education institution, the Institution changed its name in 2005 to American Heritage University. The name change was necessary due to the discovery of the existence of another California corporation with a similar name. Also in 2005, the Institute relocated to 255 North D Street in San Bernardino, California. In October of 2006, the University enhanced its distance learning methodology by adopting a hybrid mode of instruction, combining traditional "classroom" educational methods and state-of-the-art technologies. In May of 2009, the name changed to and has remained American Heritage University of Southern California.
In 2004, AHUSC was granted with a temporary license to operate by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education (BPPVE). In 2005, AHUSC was fully licensed to offer seven (7) different degree programs, including a Juris Doctorate (JD) in Law. Also included were three (3) levels of English as a Second Language (ESL) as a non-degree certificate program. In 2007, two (2) additional degree programs were added. Beginning January 1, 2008 law schools in California came under the jurisdiction of the California Committee of Bar Examiners (CBE). Since that time, American Heritage University School of Law has remained a registered, un-accredited distance learning facility in good standing with the CBE. Beginning January 1, 2010, private postsecondary schools operating in California came under the jurisdiction of the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE). Due to its good standing with the BPPVE, AHUSC was granted continuing status to operate its existing programs for an additional five (5) years. Under the leadership of its founder and current President, Dr. Tony B.E. Ogiamien, AHUSC's curriculum, coursework and learning materials have continued to expand to provide for an increasingly geographically, culturally and economically diverse pool of adult learners. AHUSC has also maintained an equally diverse body of faculty members to service the particular needs of its student body.Mission Statement
Our mission is to provide higher education to a culturally diverse community of career-minded adult learners utilizing our comprehensive approach to higher education. As a full-fledged degree completion university, we offer a diversified instructional approach in graduate and undergraduate degree programs at local classrooms, online, or through a combination of both.Goals