The West Sacramento campus of WyoTech, which offers career technical training for students aspiring to enter the automotive and construction industries, will close in October.
Kent Jenkins Jr., a spokesman for Santa Ana-based WyoTech parent company Corinthian Colleges, Inc., said students and employees on the campus at 980 Riverside Parkway were informed of the closure on Thursday.
Jenkins said the 900 students currently enrolled at the school will be allowed to finish out their courses of study before the closing, but no new enrollments will be accepted.
The campus employs about 75, and those workers were informed Thursday that they would be laid off in the near future.
There are two other WyoTech campuses in California in Fremont and Long Beach. Theres also a west region campus in Laramie, Wyo. Jenkins said the multiple western campuses were a consideration in the closing of the West Sacramento campus.
Jenkins said the large majority of WyoTech students are pursuing specialized diplomas or associate degrees, so a typical student is on an education plan of two years or less.
The local WyoTech campus is a direct competitor to the Universal Technical Institute-Sacramento campus on Interstate 5 across from Sleep Train Arena.