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El Paso Campus


8360 Burnham Road, Suite 100
El Paso, TX 79907
(915) 595-1935
(915) 595-1935
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Brightwood College in El Paso, TX

Brightwood College in El Paso offers dental assistantmedical office specialist, and medical assistant programs to help you gain the relevant training and skills for a new career.

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

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.

Why Brightwood College?

Reach for Your Goals

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 in El Paso, Texas, can help you start on the path toward success. We offer comprehensive educational programs combined with guidance services that could prepare you with the skills to reach your personal and professional goals.

Your Future Starts Today

We know it can be difficult to find the time to complete your education. At Brightwood College in El Paso, Texas, we help students with full lives and full schedules every day. We strive to prepare our graduates with the knowledge and experience to pursue rewarding careers.

Our staff will walk you through the process and our 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, El Paso campus.


Brightwood College, El Paso campus 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 three Texas schools located in El Paso, McAllen, and San Antonio.

  • In November 1988, Career Centers of Texas, El Paso became free standing as a separate corporation named Career Centers of Texas–El Paso, Inc.
  • In November 1996, the El Paso School was purchased by Educational Medical, Inc., an educational company with headquarters in Roswell, Georgia. EMI changed its name to Quest Education Corporation in September of 1998. Quest was purchased in July 2000 by Kaplan, Inc.
  • In June 1999, Career Centers of Texas, El Paso moved to 8360 Burnham Road, Suite 100, El Paso, Texas , to better accommodate the growing student population.
  • In November 2002, Career Centers of Texas, Brownsville was opened in Brownsville, Texas, as a branch of Career Centers of Texas, El Paso.
  • In December 2002, Quest changed its name to Kaplan 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 College 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 can help you achieve your professional goals. Contact an Admissions Representative to learn more.

Campus Location

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.

A Convenient El Paso, Texas Location

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.

Available Programs

Brightwood College offers an education with flexible class schedules offered during the day or at night, so you can earn your diploma without interfering with your current job or other obligations. Enroll now to start on a path that could lead to a brighter future in a career you can be proud of. To learn about programs at our El Paso campus, select an area of study below.