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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.

Corinthian Colleges Presents Scholarship to Houston-Area Resident Maricela Barrientes for Persisting Through Hurricane Crisis and Family Medical Issue

HOUSTON (October 11, 2010) – Corinthian Colleges, parent company of Everest Institute, today awarded Maricela Barrientes the company’s 2010 Dream Award. The award recognizes graduates who have overcome personal obstacles to complete their studies and find success in their chosen fields. Barrientes was selected from over 100 campus winners and awarded a full Everest scholarship to continue her education.

Barrientes, wife and mother of five, literally lost it all when Hurricane Ike hit Houston in September 2008. Barrientes’ home and all of her family’s belongings were severely damaged and at the same time, she lost her job. Basic necessities – food, clothing and shelter – instantly became luxuries. No water, no power, and waiting in long FEMA lines (with four children and a newborn in tow) made daily life an unbearable struggle.

Less than a year after the hurricane hit and still working on the massive cleanup effort, Barrientes enrolled in Everest’s Medical Administrative Assistant program. Motivated by her children and hopes for a better future, she began training for her career – driving more than 80 miles roundtrip every day to attend classes in Houston.

“Although I knew it would be a struggle, I knew I had to make it work and I never gave up,” said Barrientes. “My decision to attend Everest shaped my future and the future of my children for the better. I don’t know where I’d be without Everest.”

Barrientes maintained perfect attendance while in school with the exception of one day – the day of her 7-year-old daughter’s emergency heart surgery. Barrientes resumed her studies the very next day, while caring for her daughter and still living in difficult conditions.

“Maricela Barrientes is truly an inspiration to the Everest community of students, faculty and staff,” said Ken Ratliff, campus president, Everest Institute – Houston Hobby. “Given what she has already accomplished despite the obstacles she has faced, we are confident that she will make a better future for her family and those around her.”

Barrientes earned her Medical Administrative Assistant diploma from Everest Institute in Houston Hobby in May 2010 and is now working as a Medical Administrative Assistant at Immediate Medical Care in Nassau Bay, Texas.

To view Barrientes’ story, please visit http://www.youtube.com/user/Everest.

About Everest – Texas
Everest Colleges and Institutes provide career-oriented diploma and degree programs in health care, criminal justice, skilled trades, business, paralegal, and information technology. Everest – Texas 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.

DALLAS (September 16, 2010) – Everest College has added Medical Administrative Assistant and Paralegal career training programs at the Arlington (Mid Cities) campus to meet workforce demand and address community needs. According to the Texas Workforce Commission, both the health care and paralegal industries expect to grow significantly from 2006-2016.

“The Medical Administrative Assistant and Paralegal programs provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to enter into high-demand careers in both industries,” said Kendra Williams, campus president. “The programs prepare students for success and give them the opportunity to contribute to their communities.”

Medical Administrative Assistant Program

The Medical Administrative Assistant program at Everest College – Arlington is an eight-month program that trains students for the skills necessary to manage day-to-day operations of a medical facility, qualifying them for employment opportunities in medical and dental offices, clinics, long-term health care facilities, insurance companies, and home health agencies. Class training for this program includes basic principles of accounting, medical terminology, medical law and ethics, medical transcription and more.

Paralegal Program

The Paralegal program at Everest College – Arlington 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 can gain the skills necessary to assist lawyers, clients and courts.

The Everest – Arlington (Mid Cities) Campus is located at 300 Six Flags Dr., Suite 100 Arlington, TX 76011 and also offers programs in:

  • Business
  • Criminal Justice
  • Electrical Technician
  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • Medical Assisting Diploma Program
  • Medical Insurance Billing and Coding
  • Pharmacy Technician

About Everest – Texas

Everest Colleges and Institutes provide career-oriented diploma and degree programs in healthcare, 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.

Health Care Career Training Programs Address Community Needs

FORT WORTH, Texas (June 16, 2010) – With the demand for medical administrative assistants expected to increase 16 percent and dental assistants expected to increase 36 percent over the next 10 years, both of these health care specialties are projected to have large numbers of job openings, according to the Bureau and Labor Statistics*. To meet that demand, Everest College’s new Fort Worth South campus has added two health care programs — Medical Administrative Assistant and Dental Assistant.

The medical administrative assistant program is eight months long and includes study on medical office administrative procedures, accounting functions essential to a medical environment, patient record set up and maintenance, filing and record keeping, basic coding with CPT and ICD-9 codes, preparation and processing insurance claims, dictation and transcription, correspondence and mail processing, and computerized practice management.

The Medical Administrative Assistant program includes coursework on the following:

  • Office Finance
  • Patient Processing and Assisting
  • Medical Insurance
  • Insurance Plans and Collections
  • Office Procedures
  • Patient Care and Computerized Practice Management
  • Dental Administrative Procedures

The dental assistant training is eight months long and includes laboratory experience, which entails hands-on simulations to help students learn actual working conditions. The program includes instruction on dental radiography, dental sciences, operatory dentistry, laboratory procedures, dental anatomy, orthodontics, and dental health, as well as a variety of patient care, office and laboratory duties. After students complete all coursework and lab work, they must complete 160 hours of unpaid in-service in a dental office.

The dental assistant courses prepare students through:

  1. Dental office emergencies and compliance
  2. Dental radiography
  3. Dental specialties
  4. Operatory dentistry
  5. Laboratory procedures
  6. Dental anatomy and orthodontics
  7. Dental health

‘The medical and dental fields continue to experience steady growth and provide solid career opportunities,” said Marilyn Drew-Long, Everest Fort Worth South campus president. “Our graduates will fill needed roles, and more importantly, strengthen our community as a whole.”

About Everest

Everest, owned by Corinthian Colleges, Inc. is one of the largest post-secondary education companies in North America and provides career-oriented diploma and degree programs in health care, criminal justice, skilled trades, business, legal and information technology. In addition to Dental Assistant and Medical Administrative Assistant programs, Everest College, Fort Worth South campus, located at La Gran Plaza de Fort Worth, 4200 South Freeway, Suite 1940, Ft. Worth, TX 76115, also offers Medical Assistant and Medical Insurance Billing and Coding. 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. Programs vary by campus. For more information, visit www.Everest.edu. Media may contact Karen Kalil, AVP, Public Relations for Everest: (714) 825-7789 for interviews.

* Adapted from the Professional and Related Occupations – Dental Assistants and Medical and Health Services Managers sections of the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. Your own hard work, professionalism, experience, work attitude, local market and other factors will impact your personal employment opportunities and pay.

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

As Fall 2007 classes are starting to begin, the Everest Institute campuses in Houston Bissonnet, Greenspoint, and Hobby are opening enrollment for Winter 2007 classes. 

The Winter sessions are perfect for those individuals looking to start school right before the new year begins. 

You may not know this, but the Houston Everest Institute campuses offer career training in the following areas:

  • Dental Assisting
  • Electronics
  • Medical Assisting
  • Medical Insurance Billing and Coding
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Plumbing Technology
  • Residential Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning

And that’s just some of the programs that are opening for the Winter session.  And what’s great is that most of these programs can be completed in just 9-months.  Yeah, just nine months. 

So if  you’re interested in going back to school, or want to know more about the short-term career classes offered at Everest Institute, simply complete this online form.

We’ll provide you with a school catalog, and tell you about our training programs and our career placement services. 

Oh, and if you think you’ll be too busy to join our Winter session, you should seriously consider attending classes in early 2008.  The January classes get filled up the fastest because many people make New Years resolutions to attend school.

So if you’re somewhat interested in going back to school, request our catalog now so you can make an informed decision before the rush starts in late December and early January.


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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