Everest To Open Fifth Metro Atlanta Campus
Posted Friday, Nov 19, 2010 by
ATLANTA (Nov. 19, 2010) – Everest College opened its first campus in Southwest Atlanta on Nov. 15 to help meet the growing demand for hands-on, career-focused education in the metro Atlanta area.
The Atlanta West campus is located at 2841 Greenbriar Parkway SW, Atlanta, GA 30331, near the Greenbriar Mall in the former home of Cub Foods grocery store.
Everest is the exclusive tenant for 45,000-square feet of the facility, which recently underwent $5.5 million of renovations and has capacity for 1,300 students. The campus has also created jobs, bringing approximately 100 positions for faculty and other staff to the area.
“We look forward to serving students in the Southwest Atlanta area,” said Campus President Sedrick Strickland. “We believe this part of Atlanta is under-served for career training, especially in the face of an on-going recession and funding cutbacks at public post-secondary institutions. We plan to make our programs readily accessible by offering courses during the day, evenings, and on weekends. In addition, the new campus is conveniently located next to the freeway and public transportation corridors.”
The new location of Everest College will offer 10 diploma and degree programs and features interactive classroom technology such as Wi-Fi, laptops and SMART boards. The diploma programs includes: medical assistant, medical insurance billing and coding, massage therapy, medical administrative assistant, dental assistant and pharmacy technician. Associate degree programs, which will be added in 2011, will include criminal justice, paralegal, business and accounting.
About Everest College
Everest College provides career-oriented diploma and degree programs in health care, criminal justice, skilled trades, business, paralegal, and information technology. Everest has four Everest Institute campuses in the metro Atlanta area – Decatur, Jonesboro, Marietta and Norcross. Everest has 100 schools in the U.S. and Canada, and is owned by Corinthian Colleges, Inc., one of the largest post-secondary education companies in North America. For more information, visit www.Everest.edu. Media may contact Jamie Floer, APR for Wragg & Casas Public Relations, phone: 1-407-244-3685 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.