Computer Training Academy (CTA), founded in 1985, was originally known as BCAD Institute. The school began serving the business and industrial community during the transition from manual board drafting to computer aided drafting and design. Once the equipment and software were installed, it became apparent that the existing personnel needed training in Electro/Mechanical CAD design and drafting. The school relocated in 1991 and was renamed Computer Training Academy. The name change better represents the wider spectrum of programs offered. Corinthian Schools, Inc. acquired CTA in November 2000.
CTA in San Jose is conveniently located in the heart of the Silicon Valley, housed in a modern, air conditioned office building. The Academy occupies approximately 40,000 square feet with 20 computer labs and 3 classrooms in addition to the administrative and clerical areas. The equipment consists of MACs and PCs with Pentium processors, network hardware, as well as laser printers, dot matrix printers, and a plotter. Other items that are utilized include overhead projectors, VCR’s, tape players, TV’s, copiers, and computer screen projectors.