Kaplan College, Corpus Christi Campus

Kaplan College, Corpus Christi Campus


Campus Overview

In today's job market, you need to do everything you can to set yourself apart from the competition. Our diploma programs at Kaplan College are designed to help you do just that, by helping you develop the necessary knowledge and skills for your ideal career. As a graduate from Kaplan College in Corpus Christi, Texas, you could enter the workforce with the confidence of having a solid education and training needed in this tough job market.

Gain practical knowledge and experience specific to your chosen career, through a combination of lectures, field trips, guest speaker presentations, role-playing exercises, and practical knowledge in our training labs. You could get real-world practice performing the typical tasks used on the job and get a head start on becoming an influential member of the workforce.

We know that you may have many responsibilities to juggle- such as a family and job -- and may need a flexible schedule to allow you the time to pursue your education. That is why we offer both day and evening classes to fit into your busy life.


The main San Antonio College of Medical and Dental Assistants campus is one of the oldest private career schools in Texas that still teaches allied health programs. Since 1966, the College has had a successful history of preparing thousands of students for careers in allied health, as well as business.

-In 1984, a branch campus was established in McAllen to better serve the needs of the students in Southern Texas.

-A second San Antonio campus was opened in 1987 in the South Texas Medical Center Area. This campus was later moved to a building next to the main campus and merged into one entity in 1995.

-In November of 1996 the College was purchased by Educational Medical Inc. and later sold in July of 2000 to Kaplan, Inc.

-In December 2002 Career Centers of Texas, Corpus Christi campus opened as a branch of San Antonio College of Medical and Dental Assistants.

-In April 2010 the name of the Career Centers of Texas was changed its name to Kaplan College.

What Kaplan College Offers

Students can unlock their potential and train for careers they want at Kaplan College. They deserve it. The only way to get from where they are now to where they want to be is to take action and start their journeys. Kaplan College will help point students in the right direction -- toward new careers that they can be proud of.

Kaplan College's Commitment

Kaplan College stands by its services and the education it provides. Students can confidently attend a Conditional Admittance Period with no financial commitment to be sure that Kaplan College is the right choice for them. If students notify the school that they will not be staying beyond the Conditional Admittance Period, then they will not be charged tuition.

Kaplan College's Instructors

Kaplan College's instructors bring real world experiences to the classroom. They provide students with the most current industry standards and practices.

Hands-on Training

At Kaplan College, students can combine classroom learning with hands-on training. Students actually do what they come to learn; they don't just read about it. They develop skills that are more likely to stick when they actually practice those skills.

Materials and Equipment

Students learn with materials and equipment that they would use on the job. They gain the ability to display knowledge and skills that employers are looking for.


Students can find externship or practicum sites with the school's assistance. They can apply the knowledge they gain at Kaplan College to real-world career settings. They increase their confidence in job interviews.

Externships and practicums are not required for all programs.

Admission Requirements

Kaplan College wants to help students start their journeys. The admissions process for each student starts with a Career Planning Session where the student's career goals are discussed; information about the school and its programs is shared; a campus tour is provided; and the student has the opportunity to meet with a Career Services Adviser and Financial Aid Officer.

Admissions requirements include, but are not limited to, proof of high school graduation and entrance assessment. For information on specific program requirements, students should contact the Admissions Department.

Financial Aid and Military Benefits

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. A financial aid officer will be able to assist students in determining their eligibility for federal loans, private aid, state and federal grants, scholarships, and other forms of aid.

In support of the military community, Kaplan College also offers a 30% discount in tuition for active duty personnel, military spouses, veterans, and dependent of veterans or active duty personnel.

Students should please contact the Financial Aid Department for more information about financial aid and the military and veteran benefits programs the campus supports.

Career Services

Kaplan College is committed to students' future successes. It works with employers in the community to make sure that its programs support students' needs by providing graduates that are appropriately skilled. Students will receive personalized assistance from a Career Services Adviser in school, upon graduation and beyond.

Kaplan College offers "The Kaplan Certified Professional" program devoted to sharpening the skills that could make the difference in a student's job search. Kaplan College offers 7 certification activities that allow students to become more well-rounded candidates upon graduation. Certifications include, but are not limited to, dress for success, social media presence, and preparing for the interview.


Kaplan College is an accredited school. For more information, please visit http://www.kaplancollege.com/corpus-christi-tx/accreditation/.

Consumer Information

For more information on our programs and their outcomes visit www.kaplancollege.com/consumer-info. Kaplan College does not guarantee employment or career advancement. Programs vary by campus. Additional academy training may be required for law enforcement positions. Applicants to the Criminal Justice program in Texas will require additional TCLEOSE or other government agency approved training upon graduation to seek certain positions.


Kaplan College, Corpus Christi campus, is located in the South Coast Plaza on South Padre Island Drive. Our campus is easily accessible via Corpus Christi's Regional Transportation Authority bus service. There is also more than enough parking for those who choose to drive.

Our bright orange-with-blue-trim building stands out among nearby businesses, but what really makes us stand out is our reputation for providing quality career education in Texas. Visit us and see firsthand how earning a diploma at Kaplan College can help you pursue a fulfilling new career.

Known as the "City by the Sea" Corpus Christi's subtropical climate attracts visitors as well many new residents to this outdoor paradise. There are recreational opportunities for everyone, including fishing, tennis, golf, camping, sailing, wind-surfing, kite boarding, and, of course, lounging on hundreds of miles of beautiful beaches. A bay front boardwalk, waterfront restaurants, historic sites, and an arts and museum district offer something for everyone to enjoy in Corpus Christi.

Corpus Christi is the eighth largest city in Texas. The Port of Corpus Christi, the Texas Mexican, Southern Pacific, and Missouri Pacific railways, and Corpus Christi International Airport support the city's transportation needs and provide infrastructure for exporting. The Corpus Christi Naval Air Station is also a boon to the local economy.


Criminal Justice Associate Degree

Dental Assistant Diploma

Medical Assistant Diploma

Medical Office Specialist Diploma

Patient Care Technician Diploma

Vocational Nursing Diploma

Location & Contact

1620 South Padre Island Drive, Suite 600
Corpus Christi, TX 78416
United States