Everest College to Open in Fort Worth

Everest College plans to open a second campus in Fort Worth that will bring about 100 positions for faculty and staff, according to college officials.

The 39,271-square-foot facility will be located on the ground floor of the recently renovated La Gran Plaza shopping mall at 4200 South Freeway in Fort Worth. It has the capacity to serve 850 students, and it is opening to meet demand for career-based education. Renovations are underway and the campus is expected to be open by summer 2010.

Michael Pariza of Boxer Property is the broker that represented the landlord in the transaction.

“The new Everest College campus will serve the Fort Worth area which we believe is underserved as a result of the monetary cutbacks that the public post-secondary institutions currently face,” said Dave Whiteford, president of Everest’s South division which currently includes eight Texas campuses, in a statement.

“We are proud to address the growing needs of the North Texas community with additional education options,” he added.

The La Gran Plaza campus will be Everest’s college’s fourth campus in North Texas. Everest already has campuses in Dallas and Arlington, as well as an existing campus in Fort Worth at 5237 North Riverside Drive.

The new campus will offer nine diploma and degree programs that include medical assisting, medical insurance billing and coding, dental assistant, medical administrative assistant and pharmacy technician.

It also offers associate’s degree programs in criminal justice, paralegal, business and accounting.

Everest Colleges and Institutes are owned by Corinthian Colleges, Inc., one of the largest post-secondary education companies in North America. Everest has more than 100 schools in the U.S. and Canada.

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