For about five years, A-Technical College in Huntington Park has trained students to become medical assistants, massage therapists, and administrative assistants. The school's enrollment has dropped by 50 percent, to about 80 students, and state regulators announced this week that the school will close on Aug. 15.
A-Technical's president, Ali Bayrami, says he is trying to place his students at nearby schools that offer similar programs.
Students at shuttered for-profit colleges are entitled to debt relief. California’s Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education says it will send staff to the campus next week to advise students on their options