El Paso, Texas – January 4, 2010: Computer Career Center, a division of Vista College, (“Vista College”) today announced that it has expanded two campuses and relocated another to meet growing demands for the school’s healthcare, vocational nursing, business and technology occupational education training programs at its, Amarillo, El Paso and Lubbock Texas locations.
“It is with great excitement that we announce these expansions to our facilities,” said Jim Tolbert, CEO, Vista College. “Vista College has earned a reputation as a top provider of career education because we are committed to giving students the best learning environment – the best facilities, the best equipment, and the best instructors – to ensure they receive the education and skills they need to be successful in their next career move.”
“Vista College’s growth is indicative of just how much its campus communities value both the school and the caliber of its graduates,” Mr. Tolbert added. “Over the past two years, enrollment in Vista College’s programs has jumped 115%. During that time, the career college has added several new programs, including International Trade, Dental Assisting, Computer Security, and expanded into online class offerings.”
Campus Expansions in El Paso and Lubbock
Vista College has opened a new El Paso campus less than two miles from its main campus. The satellite location is located in the former Upper Rio Grande Workforce/Texas Workforce Commission facility on Brookhollow. It is one block north of Montana Avenue at the Geronimo exit of I-10. The total facility is 39,000 square feet and is expected to accommodate a growing student population and expanded program offerings.
In addition, Vista College’s Lubbock campus has expanded its existing 12,600 square foot facility by some 60 percent to support high demand for its career training programs in healthcare, vocational nursing, business administration, and technology to provide space additions including lecture rooms, medical labs, offices, and space for additional services to students.
New Facility in Amarillo
Vista College outgrew its Amarillo campus, and thus moved operations from its downtown Taylor Street location in the Happy State Bank Building to 3440 Bell Street. The new campus is nearly twice as large occupying more than 14,000 square feet of space in Puckett Plaza in two separate facilities, conveniently and centrally located in a high-traffic, retail area near the intersection of SW 34th Avenue and Bell Street that provides ample parking for students and faculty. The campus plans to start an additional expansion later this year to provide an additional 9,000 square feet in an adjacent space to accommodate demand for additional new programs scheduled to launch by year-end.