The Asher College Story


Our mission is to propel Asher College students into new careers through quality, market-driven career education.

This is accomplished by:

  • Providing prompt, individual attention to students
  • Preparing students to apply learning to real-life situations
  • Establishing a long-lasting relationship with graduates and alumni
  • Obtaining feedback from industry professionals
  • And employing experienced and capable faculty members who are encouraged to bring their unique talents and sensibilities to the classrooms.

Focused, Supportive, Purpose-Driven, Successful 

The Mission of Asher College is to provide quality, market-driven education to individuals and corporate clients.

Your future is serious business. It’s serious to you, and it’s serious to us. This philosophy along with our mission have formed the bedrock of our commitment to student success. Because it’s your future. Your goals. Your dreams. Your career.

Asher College… It’s about the quality.

We are a vocational college and career trade school offering education, support, and training to our students. Our career training programs include information technology, medical career training, business career training and Associate of Applied Science degrees. As a student at Asher College, you can earn certifications through:

  • CompTIA (A+, Network+, Security+ and Linux+)
  • Microsoft (MCP, MCSA, MCSE, MOS)
  • Cisco (Cisco Certified Network Associate)
  • AAPC (American Academy for Professional Coders- Certified Professional Coder)

Asher College… It’s about the training.

We incorporate an abundance of hands-on training throughout the learning experience. Whether in our classrooms or in our computer and career training labs, you will develop the hands-on skills that employers are looking for.

Asher College… It’s about the convenience.

We understand the needs of our students and offer the most flexible and convenient experience at each of our four Asher College locations in Sacramento, CA, Las Vegas, NV and Dallas, TX.

Asher College… It’s about the reputation.

We are an approved Microsoft IT Academy, a CompTIA Certified Partner, and a Cisco training and testing site. When you graduate from Asher College, employers will know that you have the skills it takes to get the job done …and done well.

Asher College… It’s about the support.

We provide the highest level of support to students each and every day. At Asher College you’ll be known by name, and your professional goals will be embraced by our career training faculty and staff. We offer free tutoring and comprehensive career services assistance designed to help you land that perfect position after you graduate.

Asher College… It’s about the results.

We deliver. It’s that simple. Since 1998 we have been helping students enhance their careers and improve their earning potential. We’ve established solid connections with employers. Our information technology, medical and business career training programs lead students into new careers, some of which include:

  • Computer and Network Technician
  • Network Engineer
  • Server Administrator
  • Medical Coder
  • Medical Biller
  • Medical Records Specialist
  • Health Information Specialist
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Office Administrator
  • Office Accounting Specialist

After touring the facility and meeting the staff, I was determined to be an Asher College student. I was convinced Asher could change my life for the better. The school offers a fantastic curriculum that fits the needs of every learning style. The director and every member of the staff were ready and willing to help motivate me, never letting me forget the real reason I was there. As I neared the end of my program, I began to work with their awesome career services department. We created a new resume, put my name out there, and I started volunteering. I have to thank Career Services for all their hard work. They knew when and where to send me. Career Services lead me down the right path, getting me to where I am today. I am currently working for Intel, and the opportunities are limitless.

J. Meyer – Asher College Graduate – 2013

Asher College History 

In 1997, Michael Dourgarian and David Vice were discussing the skills gap between what employers were looking for and what current job seekers had. Michael and David came from related-yet-different backgrounds, but saw the need to provide in-demand skills to those who were looking to improve life for themselves and their families.

In 1998, they opened a school called TechSkills of California, offering courses that focused on Information Technology skills and careers. David Vice became the President and used his IBM background to manage the day-to-day operations. Mike Dourgarian remained the President and Owner of the Sacramento Manpower Staffing Agency, but used his extensive knowledge and skills to develop placement assistance resources for the school.

In 2012, Michael sold his stake in Manpower and joined Asher College as the Vice President of Career Services. Members of Asher’s staff have served on numerous boards, received many awards, volunteered in their communities, and celebrate the success of their students daily.

Since the college’s inception in 1998, Asher has utilized a blended learning method, facilitating a flexible approach for adult learners who want to enter the workforce quickly while still being able to complete their education. This has proven successful for the thousands of Asher graduates currently working in their communities.