UEI Opens New California Campus in Garden Grove
UEI College is opening a new campus in Orange County’s Garden Grove city to deliver post-secondary education in California.
The new 30,000 square-feet campus will replace UEI College’s previous campus in the city of Anaheim, also in Orange County.
The Garden Grove campus is located at Katella and Euclid and UEI College says it will begin academic activities this week.
The new UEI College campus in Garden Grove is said to include training labs, lecture halls, classrooms, computer labs, lounge areas, and a student resource center.
Commenting on the development, Raphael Glover, Executive Director of UEI College in Garden Grove, said: “We have been serving Orange County in Anaheim for over a decade, but we outgrew that space and are thrilled with our beautiful new home in Garden Grove.
“We look forward to being a contributing member of the Garden Grove community, helping students achieve their education and career goals, and providing employers with the essential workers they need to meet today’s challenges.”
UEI College Garden Grove campus implements COVID-19 Preventive Protocols
In line with measures to curb the spread of Coronavirus, the new Garden Grove campus has put in place modified operations such as comprehensive COVID-19 protocols. This includes limited time on campus, wearing masks, temperature checks upon entry, social distancing, hand sanitation stations throughout campus and focus on essential learning tasks.
Confirming these measures, Fardad Fateri, President, and CEO of UEI College, noted: “The health, safety, and well-being of our students and colleagues is the top priority. At the onset of the pandemic, we deployed a distance education portal that has worked well to keep students on their path to graduation.
“Students are doing most of their coursework online, with limited time on campus in small groups, which are focused on the hands-on tasks in labs.
A schedule has been implemented limiting the number of students on campus at one time, protective personal equipment (PPE) for medical and dental assistant labs has been provided, and the college management says cleaning and sanitising of labs and classrooms will take place after each class.
Fateri added: “UEI is training essential workers, particularly in our health care programs, and students are seeing the types of precautionary protocols that they can expect when entering the workforce after they graduate.”
New campus to offer seven programs in healthcare and trades
Glover disclosed: “The Garden Grove campus will offer seven programs in healthcare and the trades including: Medical Assistant, Dental Assistant, Medical Billing, and Insurance Coding, Business Office Administration, Criminal Justice, Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC), and our newest program, Automotive Technician.
“UEI is a viable option for students who are not able to put their lives on hold for four years and attend a university. In as few as 10 months, you can learn the skills you need to start a career.”
Emaido Affia is a Nigeria-based reporter for Global Education Times who covers stories from North America, MENA and Africa for the publication. Emaido is an experienced journalist and is also a lifestyle blogger in her free-time.