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College Profile: Brightwood College-San Antonio-San Pedro

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At San Antonio College of Medical & Dental Assistants, we strive to provide educational programs that empower you to achieve your personal and professional goals.

It is our mission to provide a career-focused, affordable learning experience with an emphasis on hands-on skills. With general education, business, and career-specialty course offerings, San Antonio College of Medical & Dental Assistants prepares graduates to succeed in a competitive employment marketplace.

San Antonio College of Medical & Dental Assistants is one of the oldest private career schools in Texas that teaches allied health programs. The College began operating in San Antonio in 1966, preparing thousands of students for careers in allied health and business. In 1984, a branch campus was established in McAllen to serve the needs of students in southern Texas. In 1999, the College began teaching computer technology courses in order to meet the growing needs for skilled technicians in these fields.

Today, the College is proud to be part of Kaplan Higher Education Corporation, which provides diversified, career-oriented, postsecondary educational programs. As part of such a prestigious company, San Antonio College of Medical & Dental Assistants continues to provide the same excellent education for which it is known.

San Antonio College of Medical and Dental Assistants is part of Kaplan Higher Education Corporation (KHE), a division of Kaplan, Inc., which has built a long and distinguished tradition as both an academic pioneer and career-maker since 1938. Kaplan serves 1 million students per year across the United States and abroad, including online programs through Kaplan University. Kaplan is a leading global provider of educational services for individuals, schools, and businesses. A subsidiary of The Washington Post Company, Kaplan had 2007 revenue of more than $2 billion.

The beautiful city of McAllen is situated in far southern Texas. With a laid-back subtropical setting, it lends itself to a relaxed, pleasant lifestyle. Much of the McAllen area's attraction lies in its geography, great outdoors, climate, history, and rich Hispanic flavor.

The city of McAllen is out-pacing the rest of the nation in population and job growth. The area's abundance of opportunities and fast growth are the reasons why McAllen has become a primary site for companies to set up operation on the United States/Mexico border.

San Antonio College of Medical & Dental Assistants can offer you a real-world education in this thriving city. Obtain the diploma you need to seek a new career for your future.
7142 San Pedro Avenue, Suite 100
San Antonio, TX
210-733-0777 (general)
210-366-5519 (financial aid)
210-366-5500 (admissions)

Mission Statement

The mission of San Antonio College of Medical & Dental Assistants is to provide higher education with quality programs that integrate professional skills and career-focus to empower students in developing and achieving bot their personal and career potentials. SACMDA recognizes the worth and dignity of all people, and is sensitive to the diversity of cultural and ethnic backgrounds represented in its student population. All students are encouraged to reach their potential within the framework of their individual needs,interests, and capabilities. The College employs instructional methods based on adult learning theory and is committed to the development of each student's intellectual, analytical, and critical thinking abilities.

General Information
Other Names Formerly Kaplan College-San Antonio-San Pedro
Type Private for-profit, 2-year
Control Private for-profit
Size Under 1,000
Campus Setting City: Large
Calendar System Differs by program
Title IV Eligibility Participates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Relgious Affiliation Not applicable

College Student Services Offered
Yes Remedial ServicesYes Academic/career counseling service
Yes Employment services for studentsYes Placement services for completers
No On-campus day care for students' children   

College Special Learning Opportunities
No ROTCNo Distance learning opportunities
No ROTC: ArmyNo Study abroad
No ROTC: NavyYes Weekend/evening college
No ROTC: Air Force   

Sources: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
More info

Brightwood College-San Antonio-San Pedro Website

Admissions Considerations & Recommendations
Open admission policy Yes
Admission test scores Not applicable
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language Not applicable

Applicants (most recent fall period)
Admissions (most recent fall period)
Percentage of Students Submitting Test Scores
SAT Percentile Scores
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ACT Percentile Scores
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Percentage Receiving Financial Aid
Average Amount of Financial Aid Received
Student Body
1,653 Student Body SizeNo On-Campus Housing
0 Fall Applicants0 Total Dormitory Capacity
0 Fall Admissions

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College Levels Offered
Yes Less than one year certificateYes One but less than two years certificate
Yes Associate's degreeNo Two but less than 4 years certificate
No Bachelor's degreeNo Postbaccalaureate certificate
No Master's degreeNo Post-master's certificate
No Doctor's degreeNo First-professional degree
No First-professional certificate

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