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McAllen Campus


1500 South Jackson Road
McAllen, TX 78503
(956) 630-1499
(956) 630-1499
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Brightwood College in McAllen, TX

Brightwood College in McAllen, TX offers career-focused dental assistant and medical assistant programs.

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

Our mission is to provide comprehensive training programs that empower you to achieve your personal and professional goals. By offering hands-on training in a variety of fields, we can help you develop the relevant skills and experience to seek a position in your chosen career field.

Why Brightwood College?

Schedules for Your Busy Life

We know that you have a busy schedule, but that should not keep you from obtaining an education. Brightwood College in McAllen, Texas offers day and night classes that allow you to balance work and home responsibilities while you obtain an education that could lead to new career opportunities.

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If you want to make a change in your career and your life, you must be willing to make a commitment to your education. Take the first step and contact Brightwood College today.

History of Brightwood College, McAllen Campus

Brightwood College, formerly San Antonio College of Medical and Dental Assistants (SACMDA) in McAllen, Texas, was established in 1984 as a branch of the San Antonio College of Medical and Dental Assistants, now Brightwood College, located in San Antonio, Texas. The San Antonio location began operations in 1966 and, through the years, has prepared thousands of students for careers in allied health and business. In November 2009, the McAllen campus became Kaplan College.

In February 2016, the school became Brightwood College.

McAllen Campus Location

A Southern Texas Location

The beautiful city of McAllen is situated in far southern Texas. With a laid-back subtropical setting, it lends itself to a relaxed, pleasant lifestyle. Much of the McAllen area's attraction lies in its geography, great outdoors, climate, history, and rich Hispanic flavor.

The city of McAllen is outpacing the rest of the nation in population and job growth. The area's abundance of opportunities and fast growth are the reasons why McAllen has become a primary site for companies to set up operation on the United States/Mexico border.

Brightwood College can offer you a real-world education in this thriving city. Contact us or schedule a tour to learn more about obtaining the education you need to seek a new career for your future.

Available Programs

Our experienced faculty provide the instruction and education you need to get ahead professionally. At Brightwood College in McAllen, TX, we recognize the needs of our diverse student population and encourage active student participation in activities such as group discussions and projects, lab work, simulations, demonstrations, field trips, and lectures.