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Riverside Campus


4040 Vine Street
Riverside, CA 92507
(951) 781-7400
(951) 781-7400
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Brightwood College in Riverside, CA

If you are ready to train for the skills that could help you get ahead in work and life, you have come to the right place. Brightwood College offers career education programs that could help you prepare for a new career or advancement in your current position.

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

Earning a diploma or degree from Brightwood College could give you a chance to advance professionally and work toward a better future. Contact Brightwood College in Riverside, California, today to find out how your career could benefit from our education and training.

Brightwood College in Riverside is proud to be a California Massage Therapy Council approved school for its massage therapy program

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Why Brightwood College?

Flexible Schedules

We understand that you need to balance obligations to your family and current job while working toward a higher education. To help you accomplish this, Brightwood College in Riverside, California offers career-focused programs during the day and evening. This schedule allows you to manage your responsibilities, so you can obtain an education that could lead to new and exciting career opportunities.

Reach Your Goals

You could reach your goal of a better career through acquiring the right education. We strive to provide that education and help you develop and enhance the skills required for success. At Brightwood College, we want to help you reach your goals and be prepared to face the responsibilities in today's workplace. That is why our career-focused programs offer the training and knowledge that could help you stand out to employers in today's competitive marketplace.

History of Brightwood College in Riverside

Founded in 1990 in Laguna Hills, California, Brightwood College, Riverside campus was initially known as Computer Education Institute (CEI). CEI offered computer training programs and the Riverside campus, first located on Spruce Street, expanded the curricular offerings to include allied health. In April 2004, the College changed its name to Maric College.

By June 2006, the College curriculum focused on allied health and moved to its new facility downtown one month later. In March 2007, the College became a branch location of the Van Nuys campus and changed its name to Kaplan College in August 2008. In February 2016, the school became Brightwood College.

Riverside Campus Location

The Brightwood College Riverside campus is centrally located near several major freeways and public transportation.

The progressive community of Riverside is one of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the United States, offering numerous opportunities in a variety of industries. The economy of Riverside is diverse and healthy, with the Inland Empire's largest number of businesses and total jobs. Rather than being dominated by a single industry, Riverside is home to a wide range of light industries, manufacturers, distributors, diverse retailers, offices, professional services, and other potential employers.

You can enjoy a wealth of outdoor and indoor activities in any season. Explore our cultural heritage, visit a museum, watch a live performance, play golf, enjoy botanical gardens and parks, or get outside to hike or horseback ride. Riverside offers it all.

Available Programs

At Brightwood College in Riverside, California, we strive to help you achieve your career goals and excel in today's increasingly competitive employment marketplace. Our comprehensive programs are led by experienced instructors and are designed to prepare you with the real-world knowledge that could help you start on the path toward a new career or pursue advancement in your current profession.