Each Brightwood Career Institute campus is separately accredited. For campus-specific accreditation details, including approvals, memberships, and programmatic accreditation, please navigate to a campus accreditation page. Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). For questions about our accreditation, call 202.336.6780. The ACICS website is located at: www.acics.org
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Brightwood Career Institute
At Brightwood Career Institute, we offer programs that combine flexible schedules and professional instruction to create a learning experience focused on helping you gain skills for your chosen career.
We keep education relevant by employing instructors with real-world experience in the field, who bring their career backgrounds to the classroom. Our programs are continually assessed by faculty, staff and members of the business and education communities to help ensure your studies align with your career goals. Programs offered by Brightwood Career Institute focus on local employment needs, in areas such as allied health, nursing and technical and professional programs.
- Building Systems, Construction, and Manufacturing
Electrical Technician +
How You Could Become an Electrical Technician Prepare for a new career in as little as 36 to 48 weeks.
If you dream of a career that varies from day to day, allows you to work with both your mind and your hands, and is growing faster than many other trades, the electrician training program at Brightwood College may be right for you. Our program offers a hands-on approach, so you can gain the skills you'll need on the job.
It doesn't matter whether you just graduated from high school or have been working for many years and are looking for a career change. With our electrical technician training program, you'll be able to apply what you've learned and put your skills to the test as soon as you graduate. Bring your willingness to learn and your passion for working with tools and you could be on your way to success.
HVAC Technician +
The Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration (HVACR) program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely install, troubleshoot, and repair equipment used in the home and light commercial HVACR industry. This program also includes preparation for the following certification examinations: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certification, Industry Competency Exams (ICE), and North American Technician Excellence (NATE) certification. Upon graduation from this program, graduates should be able to:
- Isolate malfunctions in heating, air conditioning, heat pump, and refrigeration systems and troubleshoot to determine and repair system problems;
- Service and repair home and light commercial heating, cooling, and ventilation systems;
- Design, fabricate, and install ductwork to provide proper airflow in heating and cooling systems;
- Service and repair commercial refrigeration equipment including ice machines, coolers, freezers, and commercial transportation refrigeration systems;
- Develop professional and ethical practices in the HVACR field, with a positive attitude and strong customer service skills.
- Medical Administration
Medical Billing and Coding +
Medical Billing & Coding focuses on the fundamentals of medical office protocol with specialized training in the areas you will need for a job in this growing field. As a Virginia College student, you'll be prepared for entry-level positions in the medical field related to reimbursement procedures. You'll learn the fundamentals of medical office protocol and get specialized training in Current Procedural Terminology (CPT), International Classification of Diseases (ICD), and Health Care Financing Administration Common Procedural Coding System (HCPCS).
- Medicine and Health Care
Dental Assistant +
Earn your Dental Assistant diploma in less than one year.
How long does it take to become a dental assistant? It depends on where you live, but through our Dental Assistant program, you can earn a diploma in as little as 9 months to a year.
Now is a great time to pursue a career in the dental field. Dental assisting is projected to be among the fastest-growing occupations in the nation through 2024.* Caring and knowledgeable individuals are needed to fulfill this growing demand. If you are good with people and follow directions well, dental assisting could be a good career for you.
At Brightwood College, we structure the learning experience around what you will need to know in the real world. Our goal in dental assistant training is to help you develop the skills that will be most helpful on the job. We offer day and evening class schedules to help you meet the demands of family, work and education.
Medical Assistant +
Are you looking to enter a growing field that allows you to assist others in need? Brightwood Career Institute offers in-depth training to help prepare you to pursue a fulfilling career as a medical assistant. Take advantage of this opportunity to train for a rewarding career in one of the nation's fastest-growing job markets and enjoy the satisfaction of helping people when they need it most. If you pursue a career in medical assisting, you may work directly with patients by assisting physicians with routine medical exams, recording vital signs and medical histories, and explaining treatment procedures to patients and their families.
The School makes no representation, promise, or guarantee that completion of a program assures either passage of any certification examination or acceptance by any state board. Brightwood Career Institute does not guarantee job placement or career advancement. For information about graduation rates, median debt of students who completed our programs, and other important information, please click here.
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