Brightwood College, Fresno Campus

Brightwood College, Fresno Campus


Campus Overview

Are you looking for an education that will help you to develop real-world professional skills? If so, then look no further than Brightwood College in Fresno, California.

Brightwood College is dedicated to providing career-focused diploma and degree programs through a blend of classroom learning and hands-on training. They strive to empower you to achieve your personal and professional goals.

When attending Brightwood College, you can continue to work your current job while pursuing an education that can lead to new and rewarding professional opportunities.

Brightwood College understands how hectic life can be. That is why it offers both day and night classes to help you to balance your obligations to work, home, and school.

You have probably imagined what it would be like to work in a career that you enjoy every day. That career is out there, and you can achieve it, but you must be willing to make the commitment.


Brightwood College, Fresno campus, formerly Maric College, is located in Clovis, California and was founded in March 2005 as a branch of the Modesto campus. The campus was founded to support the growing educational needs of the Fresno area.

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

Brightwood College offers "The Brightwood Certified 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.


Brightwood College is an accredited school. For more information, please visit

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. Additional academy training may be required for law enforcement positions.


The Brightwood College campus is conveniently located in the Rodeo Plaza Shopping Center at the southeast corner of Shaw and Minnewawa Avenues. The College occupies 21,000 square-feet of classroom and office space and is handicap accessible.

Surrounding Community:

Situated in Central Valley midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, Clovis, California is adjacent to the neighboring city of Fresno. Clovis offers both historic charm and urban development.

For example, Old Town Clovis attracts visitors with events such as the Clovis Rodeo, Big Hat Days, The Christmas Electric Parade, and Central Valley's largest farmers' market every Friday during the summer.

In contrast, Loma Vista is a completely self-sustained urban village, complete with its own downtown, schools, parks and community centers.

Known as the "Gateway to the Sierras," Clovis sits at the foot of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range, which includes Sequoia, Yosemite, and Kings Canyon national parks.


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Location & Contact

44 Shaw Avenue
Clovis, CA 93612
United States




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