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Vista College

Our mission is YOUR SUCCESS!
When you succeed, we succeed. That is why we provide high-quality, specialized career preparation for all our students. Our goal is to help you find your rewarding career.

Our Mission Statement:
To provide high-quality, specialized career preparation or enhancement to meet and cope with technological changes resulting in employment and career success.

You can quickly earn a diploma, an associate's degree, or a bachelor's degree in your chosen field so you can be in your career as soon as possible. The training and skills you gain will prepare you for some of the most exciting careers today. Our programs are in the fields of, allied health, business administration and leadership, legal, and operations and project management.

Our degree and diploma courses will prepare you with the hands-on experience valued by employers. Leading up to graduation, you will work with the Career Services Department where you'll benefit from career services assistance in locating employment opportunities.

Why go to college after high school?

“Full-time workers with an associate degree earn 17.7% more than those that only graduated High School.” Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2015 (www.bls.gov) Vista College courses combine classroom training, laboratory skills and hands-on experience to give you the best tools you’ll need to succeed.

If you’ve been struggling to get a job, an education with us could be your ticket to a better future for you and your family.

Available Programs

  • Building Systems, Construction, and Manufacturing
    • Electrical Technician-Diploma +

      Program Description

      We provide comprehensive classroom and hands-on training to earn an Electrical Technician Diploma. For many, earning an Electrical Technician Diploma is the first step toward becoming an apprentice electrician. Becoming an electrical mechanic is very competitive, and a diploma from Vista College can help you stand out.

      What Does an Electrical Technician Diploma Involve?

      • Developing a practical knowledge of electrical concepts
      • Learning about electricity recovery systems
      • Reading blueprints
      • Making electrical repairs

      The administrators of electrical apprenticeship programs look for candidates who are serious about pursuing a career as a journeyman or master electrician and have the capacity to learn the skills necessary to succeed.

      Campus Locations

      El Paso, TX

      6101 Montana Ave
      El Paso, TX 79925

    • Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) - Diploma +

      Program Description

      In less than one year*, you’ll learn valuable skills from experts in the HVAC industry. Our real-world, hands-on training is designed to provide you with skills and knowledge that will benefit you throughout your career. Our HVAC classes will prepare you to be well-rounded in all things heating, ventilation, and air conditioning.

      What Does Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Involve?

      • Installing HVAC systems
      • Maintaining and troubleshooting HVAC systems
      • Removing HVAC equipment from service
      • Repairing HVAC equipment
      • Evaluating and recommending HVAC equipment

      *Successful, Full-time enrollment is required to achieve stated completion dates.

      You’ll Learn How To:

      • Understand schematics
      • Perform trade math
      • Diagnose HVAC problems
      • Develop solutions to issues with HVAC systems
      • Identify the HVAC system that’s best for different kinds of locations
      • Talk to clients and prospects about complex issues in language they’ll understand

      Campus Locations

      Beaumont, TX

      3871 Stagg Dr.
      Beaumont, TX 77701

      College Station, TX

      2704 Texas Ave S
      College Station, TX 77840

      El Paso, TX

      6101 Montana Ave
      El Paso, TX 79925

      Fort Smith, AR

      200 S. Waldron Rd
      Fort Smith, AR 72901

      Killeen, TX

      1001 S. Fort Hood St.
      Killeen, TX 76541

      Las Cruces, NM

      850 North Telshore Blvd.
      Las Cruces, NM 88011

      Longview, TX

      1905 W Loop 281
      Longview, TX 75604

  • Cosmetology and Wellness
    • Cosmetology - Certificate +

      Program Description

      The Cosmetology program offered at our campuses combines classroom instruction with real-world salon application. Our cosmetology training classes are small and focused. You will gain the skills, knowledge, and confidence you need to become a professional stylist during the time you spend at Vista College.

      Many employers expect stylists to have a broad range of skills, although some look for stylists who specialize in certain areas such as applying makeup or preparing hair color. After gaining some practical experience, some stylists open their own salons, become beauty marking professionals, or write about the beauty industry professionally.

      Campus Locations

      Beaumont, TX

      3871 Stagg Dr.
      Beaumont, TX 77701

      Killeen, TX

      1001 S. Fort Hood St.
      Killeen, TX 76541

      Las Cruces, NM

      850 North Telshore Blvd.
      Las Cruces, NM 88011

      Longview, TX

      1905 W Loop 281
      Longview, TX 75604

  • Legal, Law Enforcement, and Emergency Services
    • Criminal Justice Associate Degree (AAS) +

      Program Description

      The 100-week Vista College Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice Degree program offers essential academic preparation in criminal law, legal procedure, court systems, and law enforcement. You will also receive valuable training in related fields such as the fundamentals of law, corrections, and various practices. You’ll learn about the various aspects of criminal behavior and gain insight into the criminal mind. Our curriculum will prepare students to seek employment in the criminal justice professions.

      Online Also Available

      Campus Locations

      El Paso, TX

      6101 Montana Ave
      El Paso, TX 79925

  • Medical Administration
    • Medical Insurance Billing and Coding-Diploma +

      Program Description

      Vista College’s Medical Insurance Billing and Coding Diploma Program is designed to give you the knowledge and resources you need to start a career as an MIBC Specialist.

      Courses focus on topics such as medical terminology, medical office procedures, diagnostics coding, pharmacology, computerized medical billing, anatomy, physiology, health information management, and more.

      Before receiving your Medical Insurance Billing and Coding Diploma, you will participate in an externship, providing you with real-world working experience that is essential for MIBC job seekers

      Campus Locations

      College Station, TX

      2704 Texas Ave S
      College Station, TX 77840

      El Paso, TX

      6101 Montana Ave
      El Paso, TX 79925

      Killeen, TX

      1001 S. Fort Hood St.
      Killeen, TX 76541

      Las Cruces, NM

      850 North Telshore Blvd.
      Las Cruces, NM 88011

      Longview, TX

      1905 W Loop 281
      Longview, TX 75604

    • Medical Insurance Billing and Coding Associate Degree (AAS) +

      Program Description

      Medical Insurance Billing and Coding Technicians play a vital role in healthcare. MIBC technicians are responsible for managing patient records electronically, online (cloud-based platforms), or through paper filing procedures.

      Our MIBC Associate Degree program can prepare students for a career in less than 2 years.*

      Medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, health information management, introduction to ICD-10, pathology, English composition, computer science, mathematics, diagnostics coding, and pharmacology are some of the many topics covered during the MIBC program. You will also have the opportunity to complete an externship, providing valuable on-hands experience and networking opportunities.

      Campus Locations

      College Station, TX

      2704 Texas Ave S
      College Station, TX 77840

      El Paso, TX

      6101 Montana Ave
      El Paso, TX 79925

      Fort Smith, AR

      200 S. Waldron Rd
      Fort Smith, AR 72901

      Killeen, TX

      1001 S. Fort Hood St.
      Killeen, TX 76541

      Las Cruces, NM

      850 North Telshore Blvd.
      Las Cruces, NM 88011

      Longview, TX

      1905 W Loop 281
      Longview, TX 75604

  • Medicine and Health Care
    • Dental Assistant-Diploma +

      Program Description

      In less than one year, our program will take you through classroom instruction and real-world practical experience that employers are looking for. You will learn about how to work with dental equipment such as x-ray machines, how to prevent cross-contamination, understand the scope of oral hygiene and common oral problems like gum disease, and how to optimize the patient experience.

      Our Dental Assistant Diploma program focuses on:

      • Safety and procedural compliance in the dental industry
      • Equipment sterilization
      • Documentation of patient medical records
      • How to maintain the comfort of patients during all levels of invasive dental procedures
      • Knowing the roles of co-workers and assisting them.

      Campus Locations

      College Station, TX

      2704 Texas Ave S
      College Station, TX 77840

      El Paso, TX

      6101 Montana Ave
      El Paso, TX 79925

      Fort Smith, AR

      200 S. Waldron Rd
      Fort Smith, AR 72901

      Killeen, TX

      1001 S. Fort Hood St.
      Killeen, TX 76541

      Las Cruces, NM

      850 North Telshore Blvd.
      Las Cruces, NM 88011

      Longview, TX

      1905 W Loop 281
      Longview, TX 75604

    • Medical Assisting - Diploma +

      Program Description

      Medical assistants play an essential role in healthcare. They are often first-line professionals performing clinical or administrative tasks. For those seeking a challenging career in healthcare, a Medical Assisting Diploma could be the first step.

      Being a medical assistant requires discipline, motivation, and thirst for knowledge. Medical Assistants spend their working hours caring for patients, measuring vital signs, giving injections and medicines, scheduling appointments, and much more. Additionally, medical assistants work with other healthcare professionals, including registered nurses and physicians in numerous places, such as:

      • Local, state, and private hospitals
      • Outpatient centers
      • Physicians’ and health care practitioners’ offices

      Campus Locations

      Beaumont, TX

      3871 Stagg Dr.
      Beaumont, TX 77701

      College Station, TX

      2704 Texas Ave S
      College Station, TX 77840

      El Paso, TX

      6101 Montana Ave
      El Paso, TX 79925

      Fort Smith, AR

      200 S. Waldron Rd
      Fort Smith, AR 72901

      Killeen, TX

      1001 S. Fort Hood St.
      Killeen, TX 76541

      Las Cruces, NM

      850 North Telshore Blvd.
      Las Cruces, NM 88011

      Longview, TX

      1905 W Loop 281
      Longview, TX 75604

    • Medical Assisting - AAS +

      Program Description

      At Vista College, our goal is to provide our students with the knowledge, experience and confidence to launch their career as a medical assistant. We do this by providing a variety of educational opportunities for our students such as hands-on training, laboratory experience, lectures and so much more.

      Our medical assistant classes provides comprehensive education and training on medical terminology, pharmacology, human anatomy, medical billing and coding, and more. Some graduates have the opportunity to work as an extern, which allows them apply their knowledge, gain experience and network with potential employers.

      In our Medical Assisting associate degree program, you can expect to learn how to:

      • Give injections accurately
      • Prepare fluids for future tests
      • Input and maintain accurate patient medical records
      • Provide the necessary, expected degree of assistance to registered nurses and physicians
      • Properly measure patient vitals

      Campus Locations

      College Station, TX

      2704 Texas Ave S
      College Station, TX 77840

      El Paso, TX

      6101 Montana Ave
      El Paso, TX 79925

      Fort Smith, AR

      200 S. Waldron Rd
      Fort Smith, AR 72901

      Las Cruces, NM

      850 North Telshore Blvd.
      Las Cruces, NM 88011

      Lubbock, TX

      4620 50th Street
      Lubbock, TX 79414

Accreditation

Vista College is accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education – COE, 7840 Roswell Road, Building 300, Suite 325, Atlanta, Georgia 30350, (770) 396-3898. Vista College online campus is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).

Disclosure

Consumer information may be viewed at VistaCollege.edu

8 Campuses
9 Programs

Campus Locations

Beaumont, TX

3871 Stagg Dr.
Beaumont, TX 77701

College Station, TX

2704 Texas Ave S
College Station, TX 77840

El Paso, TX

6101 Montana Ave
El Paso, TX 79925

Fort Smith, AR

200 S. Waldron Rd
Fort Smith, AR 72901

Killeen, TX

1001 S. Fort Hood St.
Killeen, TX 76541

Las Cruces, NM

850 North Telshore Blvd.
Las Cruces, NM 88011

Longview, TX

1905 W Loop 281
Longview, TX 75604

Lubbock, TX

4620 50th Street
Lubbock, TX 79414

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