Brightwood College, El Paso Campus

Brightwood College, El Paso Campus


Campus Overview

Everyone has a reason for wanting to go back to school. Maybe you want to gain a professional edge and advance your career. Maybe it is to show your kids that when you put your mind to something, you can achieve it. Maybe you are going to be the first in your family to graduate and that makes you proud. Whatever your reason is, obtaining a higher education from Brightwood College can help you start on the path toward success. Brightwood College offers comprehensive educational programs combined with guidance services that could prepare you with the skills to reach your personal and professional goals.

Experience your chosen profession firsthand through a combination of classroom lectures, field trips, presentations from guest speakers, interactive role-playing exercises, and practical application. Practice performing the skills you will need on the job and prepare to become a productive member of the workforce.

Brightwood College knows it can be difficult to find the time to complete your education. At Brightwood College, they help students with full lives and full schedules every day. They strive to prepare their graduates with the knowledge and experience to pursue rewarding careers. Their staff will walk you through the process and their faculty will help you develop skills you can use. It is all part of a system that puts students first - one that puts you first. Do not wait another day -- take your first step with Brightwood College.


The Brightwood College El Paso Campus was founded in the fall of 1985 as a branch of the San Antonio College of Medical and Dental Assistants. Three years later in 1988, the campus became Quest Education Corporation. The campus moved to its current location in 1999 to accommodate a growing student population. The campus was then purchased by Brightwood in 2000 and eventually changed its name to Brightwood College in 2010.

What Brightwood College Offers

Students can unlock their potential and train for careers they want at Brightwood 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. Brightwood College can help point students in the right direction -- toward new careers that they can be proud of.

Brightwood College Commitment

Brightwood 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 Brightwood 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.

Brightwood College Instructors

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

Hands-on Training

At Brightwood 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 Brightwood College to real-world career settings and can increase their confidence in job interviews.

Externships and practicums are not required for all programs.

Admission Requirements

Brightwood 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, Brightwood 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 contact the Financial Aid Department for more information about financial aid and the military and veteran benefits programs the campus supports.

Career Services

Brightwood 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 can receive personalized assistance from a Career Services Adviser in school, upon graduation and beyond.

Brightwood College offers "The BrightwoodCertified Professional" program devoted to sharpening the skills that could make the difference in a student's job search. Brightwood 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.


Choosing an accredited school is important to your education. Accreditation signifies that the school has met certain standards of quality in education, so you can feel confident in the value of the education you receive.

Brightwood College in El Paso, TX is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS): 750 First Street NE, Suite 980, Washington DC 20002-4242. For questions about accreditation, call 202.336.6780. The ACICS website is located at

Consumer Information

For more information on Brightwood College's programs and their outcomes visit Brightwood College does not guarantee employment or career advancement. Programs vary by campus.


Brightwood College, El Paso campus is located just minutes from I-10 and North Lee Trevino Drive and is easily accessible from anywhere in El Paso. Ample parking is available on site. An additional classroom facility is operated at 1231 Lee Trevino, which consists of 10,000 square feet and houses classrooms, offices, a reception area, and a student lounge.

El Paso is located in the westernmost corner of Texas near the borders of New Mexico and Mexico. It is the fourth largest city and the fourth most populous city in Texas. Combined with Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, which lies just across the border and across the Rio Grande, about 2.2 million live in the area, forming the largest population center on any international border in the world.

El Paso is a youthful city with a median age of 27 years. Native Indians, Spanish conquistadors, Central and South Americans, Europeans, and Asians have influenced El Paso over several centuries, and the city's rich artistic and cultural diversity is celebrated by residents and visitors alike.

Among the many advantages of living in El Paso is a low cost of living due, in part, to no state, county, or city income taxes. The Fort Bliss military base, defense-related businesses, education, retail and wholesale trades, manufacturing, agriculture, and the maquila industry in Ciudad Juarez form the city's economic base.


Dental Assistant Diploma

Medical Assistant Diploma

Medical Office Specialist Diploma

Computer Networking Technology Associate Degree

Electrical Technician Diploma

Business Administration Associate Degree

Location & Contact

Kaplan College, El Paso Campus

8360 Burnham Road Suite 100
El Paso, TX 79907

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