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Brownsville Campus


1900 North Expressway, Suite O
Brownsville, TX 78521
(956) 547-8200
(956) 547-8200
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Brightwood College in Brownsville, TX

Competition is tough in today's job market. If you want to get ahead, you need a solid education that helps you develop knowledge, skills, and work habits that set you apart from other applicants. At Brightwood College in Brownsville, Texas, our degree and diploma programs are career-focused and designed to help you prepare for the career you want.

Brightwood College, Brownsville has been placed on institutional show cause by its accreditor, the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools ("ACICS"), because of financial concerns.

We offer programs in medical assistantcomputer support, pharmacy technicianmedical office administrationhvac technician, and more. As a graduate of our college in Brownsville, Texas, you will have received the training required to enter the workforce with confidence.

Why Brightwood College?

Dedicated Instructors

Our professional instructors have experience in the fields they teach and are prepared to share their knowledge and expertise with you. You will get an inside look at what employers demand in the workplace in some of the most sought-after careers in the country.

Convenient Schedules

We know it can be difficult to juggle multiple responsibilities—such as a job and a family—and still find time to pursue your education. That's why we offer flexible schedules at Brightwood College in Brownsville, Texas, that can fit your busy life, with classes in the morning, afternoon, or evening. Contact an Admissions Representative for more information about how you can earn your diploma and prepare for a promising new career.

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  • Career Centers of El Paso was founded in October 1985 as a branch of San Antonio College of Medical and Dental Assistants. The El Paso campus was one of a group of Texas schools located in El Paso, McAllen, and San Antonio.
  • In November 1998, Career Centers of Texas, El Paso became free standing as a separate corporation and became Career Centers of Texas–El Paso, Inc.
  • In November 1996, the El Paso School was purchased by Educational Medical, Inc., a school company with headquarters in Roswell, Georgia. EMI changed its name to Quest Education Corporation in September 1998.
  • In June 1999, Career Centers of Texas, El Paso moved their main campus to 8360 Burnham Road, Suite 100, El Paso, Texas, to better accommodate the growing student population.
  • Quest was purchased in July 2000 by Brightwood, Inc.
  • In November 2002, Career Centers of Texas, Brownsville campus was opened in Brownsville, Texas, as a branch of Career Centers of Texas, El Paso.
  • In December 2002, Quest changed its name to Brightwood Higher Education Corporation.
  • In April 2010, Career Centers of Texas changed its name to Kaplan College.
  • In February 2016, the school became Brightwood College.

Our Future

Brightwood is dedicated to continuing to provide the high level of quality career education for which we are known. Our programs let you earn your diploma while acquiring knowledge and skills that will help you achieve your professional goals. Contact an Admissions Representative to learn more.

Campus Location

Brightwood College, Brownsville campus is located in the Omni Pavilion Shopping Center off the main expressway in Brownsville, Texas. The school is just ten minutes from the Texas/Mexico border and occupies the entire west building of the shopping center. Its appearance is deceiving on the outside, but once inside students and guests are frequently surprised at how big the school actually is. Spacious classrooms, two student break areas, and an outdoor patio provide a comfortable learning environment in which you can focus on your education.

A Convenient Location in Brownsville

Brownsville, Texas, lies at the extreme southern tip of Texas just across an international bridge from Matamoros, Mexico. Boca Chica Beach, Laguna Madre, the Gulf of Mexico, and South Padre Island are all within close proximity, offering easy access to gorgeous white sand beaches. The climate is favorable for outdoor activities most of the year. Residents and visitors enjoy boating, fishing, bird watching, golf, museums, historic sites, and fabulous restaurants, night clubs, and shopping on both sides of the international border.

Brownsville is the major manufacturing center of the Rio Grande Valley with a global marketplace focused on manufacturing and assembly production using some of today's most highly technical manufacturing operations. Agriculture and the shrimping industry are significant factors in the area's economic development, creating thousands of jobs and pumping millions of dollars into the local economy.

Available Programs

Brightwood College, Brownsville campus, offers an education that makes sense for working adults—with classes offered during the day or at night, so you can earn your diploma without interfering with your current job or other obligations. Enroll now and before you know it you will be on your way to a brighter future in a career you can be proud of. To learn about programs at our Brownsville campus, select an area of study below.