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FORT WORTH, Texas (December 20, 2010) – Everest College today announced that the Fort Worth South campus has expanded its course offerings to include Accounting and Paralegal associate degree programs. The school has begun enrolling students in each program, both of which begin in January 2011 and take two years to complete.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, both the accounting and paralegal industries are expected to grow 10 to 28 percent between 2008 – 2018. “As opportunities in these fields are expected to increase in the coming years, our goal is to prepare students for success and give them the opportunity to contribute to their communities,” said Marilyn Long, campus president at Everest College – Fort Worth South. “We provide students with individualized attention from experienced faculty to ensure they are skilled and prepared for a successful career.”

The accounting program at Everest College – Fort Worth South is an associate degree program that consists of coursework in principles of accounting, introductory cost/managerial accounting, corporate accounting, payroll accounting, non-profit accounting, tax accounting, business enterprise and business law. Accounting program graduates can obtain careers as accounting assistants, accounting clerks, bookkeepers and more.

The paralegal program is an associate degree program that consists of coursework in researching legal issues, drafting legal documents, preparing pleadings, summarizing documents, organizing trial notebooks and interviewing clients. Paralegal graduates are hired to assist lawyers, clients and courts.

The Everest – Fort Worth South campus opened in May 2010 and already has more than 350 fulltime students and 65 employees. The campus is located at 4200 South Freeway in La Gran Plaza de Fort Worth and also offers programs in: Business, Criminal Justice, Dental Assistant, Medical Administrative Assistant, Medical Assistant and Medical Insurance Billing and Coding. To learn more about the programs available, please contact the Fort Worth South campus at 817-566-7700.

About Everest – Texas

Everest Colleges and Institutes provide career-oriented diploma and degree programs in health care, criminal justice, skilled trades, business, and paralegal. In Texas, Everest has 7,500 students at nine campuses located in Arlington, Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio. Everest has over 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. News media should contact: Ashley Grubbs, of The Powell Group, for Everest College, 214/522-6005 ext.104, ag@powellgroup.net.

‘Dream Maker’ Award Honors Judge Nazaretian

TAMPA, Fla. — October 12, 2010 – Corinthian Colleges, Inc. today announced that Peter Nicholas “Nick” Nazaretian of Tampa, Fla., has been named the national recipient of the 2010 Dream Maker Award.

Nazaretian, a seasoned Hillsborough County Court Judge and host of truTV cable network’s “Pet Court,” was selected for his role as an outstanding instructor and faculty advisor at Everest University in Tampa.

Since 1992, Nazaretian has been a mainstay at the campus providing his skills and expertise as an instructor for career college students studying in the paralegal, criminal justice and criminal investigations programs.

“Judge Nazaretian deserves this honor. He is passionate about his students and dedicated to helping them achieve success,” said Mike Barlow, campus president. “He shares his job experiences to motivate them and to help them make their career dreams a reality.”

The Dream Maker Award, presented by Everest University’s parent company, Corinthian Colleges Inc., recognizes instructors who have changed student lives for the better through education. Nazaretian was selected from among instructors teaching on more than 100 campuses across the U.S. and Canada.

Everest University-Tampa is located at 3319 W. Hillsborough Ave. in Tampa, FL 33614. The campus offer programs and degrees in accounting, applied management, business including MBA, computer information science, criminal investigations, criminal justice, electrical, HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning), massage therapy, medical assisting, medical insurance billing and coding, paralegal and pharmacy technician.

Corinthian Colleges, Inc.

Corinthian Colleges, Inc. is one of the largest post-secondary education companies in North America. The company’s mission is to prepare students for careers in demand or for advancement in their chosen field. Corinthian offers diploma programs and associates, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees in a variety of high-demand occupational areas, including healthcare, business, criminal justice, transportation technology and maintenance, construction trades and information technology. More information can be found on Corinthian’s Web site at www.CCi.edu.

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Survey: 79% of Working Texans Are Happy With Their Jobs

DALLAS-FORT WORTH (June 14, 2010) – According to Dr. Cliff Arnall, a Cardiff University researcher, June 18, marks the happiest day of the year. Arnall determined that the “happiest day” was the result of summer’s longer days and warmer weather, the anticipation of one’s vacation, and happy memories of childhood summers. Everest College recently set out to determine Texans’ actual levels of work happiness as summer approaches. The Everest College Texas Workplace Satisfaction Survey revealed that approximately 79 percent of working Texans are happy with their jobs, despite increased responsibility and hours due to downsizing.

“What these ‘happy’ people have in common is that the vast majority of them (82 percent) have some level of post-secondary education, which leads to increased job opportunities,” said Wendy Cullen, vice president of employer development for Everest College. “Education allows people to be more selective when choosing their employment options which ultimately makes them more happy at work!”

Everest’s survey also revealed that while many Texans (70 percent) are optimistic about keeping their jobs, economic conditions and employers’ limited resources are taking a toll on the workforce. More than half (53 percent) cited either pay or level of stress as the factors making them most unhappy with their job. Despite the challenging job environment, many Texans have sought solutions to cope with their dissatisfaction with pay and stress level. According to the survey, 31 percent have considered returning to school to enhance their careers and 20 percent have considered training for new careers. Additionally, more than half (64 percent) of employed Texans say they’d contemplate a career change if nothing stood in their way.

It is also not surprising that 51 percent of those surveyed indicated better pay would make them happier. “Doing something you love” ranked second.

Get a career, get happy

A key to career happiness is getting a career in a field that is in demand, offers flexibility and has the potential for long-term growth. The career experts at Everest have identified health care as one of the strongest industries with opportunity due to increasing population, the aging of the Baby Boomer generation and the strain being placed on existing health care services. In fact, the Texas Workforce Commission estimates that the Texas health care industry will add 418,700 new jobs from 2006 to 2016.

“Health care is booming right now,” says Cullen. “The need is there; the work is very gratifying; and often times you can make your own schedule. Everest focuses on training for occupational areas with skills shortages and we have accelerated programs so you can get into a new career quickly. Some examples include medical assisting, dental assisting, pharmacy technicians and billing support.”

About the Survey

The statewide survey was conducted by Promark Research Corporation, a public opinion research firm, from April 5 to 10, on behalf of Everest College. A total of 806 employed residents of Texas were surveyed online. Results are considered accurate to +/- 3.44% 19 times out of 20.

About Everest College

Everest Colleges and Institutes provide career-oriented diploma and degree programs in health care, criminal justice, skilled trades, business, paralegal, and information technology. Everest has nine Texas locations in Austin, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio and more than 100 schools in the U.S. and Canada. Everest Colleges and Institutes are owned by Corinthian Colleges, Inc., one of the largest post-secondary education companies in North America. For more information, visit http://www.everest.edu.

Editor’s Note: Wendy Cullen, vice president of employer development for Everest Colleges’, is available for interviews to discuss the survey and provide tips on recession-proofing your career. To schedule an interview with Wendy or for more information on the Everest College Texas Workplace Satisfaction Survey, please contact Jef Tingley at The Powell Group at 469-235-6396 or jt@powellgroup.net.

*All references to Texans refer to employed Texans

Paralegal programI don’t know if you’ve ever thought about joining the legal profession, but right now is the perfect opportunity to start training for it.

The U.S. Department of Labor reports that employment for paralegals and legal assistants is projected to grow much faster than average for all occupations through 2014. That means we should expect to see an employment growth of 27% or more for paralegals and legal assistants.

And what’s exciting about this news is that you can start training right now to become a Paralegal or Legal Assistant with Everest College.

Our Paralegal program offers students hands-on training in:

  • Researching legal issues
  • Drafting legal documents
  • Preparing pleadings
  • Summarizing documents
  • Organizing trial notebooks
  • Interviewing clients

The Everest College Paralegal program can provide you with the legal knowledge you’ll need on a regular basis. We’ll give you training in the formation of contracts, breach of contracts, and remedies for the breach of contracts.

We also train students with the terminology, policies and procedures applied to: estate planning, wills, trusts, estate taxes, estate sales, and joint tenancy.

To find out the details about our Paralegal program, simply complete our easy online form.


Everest College Information

Everest provides students with short-term career training in a variety of popular programs*. Our schools offer diplomas and/or degrees in:
Students can also earn online degrees through Everest University Online, a division of Everest University.

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit www.everest.edu/disclosures or www.everestonline.edu/disclosures.

*Programs vary by campus.

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