Everest College this week opened its new Santa Ana campus in an effort to meet the demand for career-focused education in Orange County.
The 37,109-square-foot campus currently serves 60 students with 40 faculty and staff members. Officials plan to grow the school’s student population to 800 and total faculty to 100 by 2013.
"Everest is committed to helping students succeed, and, like all of our campuses, Santa Ana will provide programs in high-job-growth industries and career-placement services," said Linnea Ray, president of the new location. "Our newest campus will fill a vital need in the Santa Ana community, providing skills training and important career training opportunities."
The new campus is the second in Orange County – there’s another in Anaheim – and the 12th in Southern California for Everest, which is owned by Santa Ana-based Corinthian Colleges Inc.
The school currently offers three degree programs in medical assisting, medical insurance billing and coding, and massage therapy. In the future, the campus will feature interactive classroom technology – such as WiFi, laptops and SMART boards – and will offer nine diploma and degree programs.