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Criminal Justice - Associate of ScienceLegal, Law Enforcement, and Emergency ServicesIf you’re interested in keeping your community safe and you want to help prevent crime, then a criminal justice degree is right for you.Students will develop knowledge and skills in areas such as inmate management, private security, criminal investigation, juvenile justice, procedural criminal law, counter-terrorism, community relations and more.At Brookline, we understand that a solid foundation of criminal justice practices and processes can be the difference between a job and your career. Additionally, we recognize the importance of an education in general studies.Our criminal justice program incorporates both the basics of a liberal arts education with the critical elements of a degree in law enforcement and legal studies.
Medical Insurance Billing and CodingMedical AdministrationIf you have a knack for administrative work or enjoy working behind-the-scenes, a career as a medical insurance billing and coding specialist could be a good fit for you.Learn about the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-9 and ICD-10), Current Procedural Terminology (CPT), Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS), CMS-1500 claim completion, anatomy, medical terminology and insurance processing.Additionally, our program includes an externship where you will have the opportunity to experience the Medical Insurance Billing and Coding profession firsthand, working closely with patients, doctors, administrators and other healthcare personnel.Complete your program in as little as 9 months.
Dental Assisting / AssistantMedicine and Health Care
Dental assistants are an integral part of the dental team, playing a vital role in any dental practice. In addition to having complete knowledge of administration, the dental assistant duties include clinical chair-side and radiographic support.
Training at Brookline College is designed to prepare you to help patients with their smiles and educate them on ways to improve their oral care.
Our Dental Assistant program offers facilities and dental labs that contain materials and equipment that you will be using on the job.
Once you have completed the program requirements, you will enter your externship, which will give you supplementary, on the job, training to enhance your classroom experience.
Graduates are eligible to take the Dental Assisting National Board, Certification Exams for the designation CDA (Certified Dental Assistant), the Arizona State Certification in Radiation Health and Safety, and the Arizona Coronal Polishing Certificate (AZCP).
Medical AssistantMedicine and Health CareComplete your Medical Assistant program in just 9 months.Learn how to assist physicians in the examination and treatment of patients, as well as perform routine office tasks.Hands-on learning during lab classes lets you practice your skills so you’ll be ready for your career when you graduate.
Pharmacy TechnicianMedicine and Health CarePharmacy technicians help patients by preparing the medication they need to feel better. You will have the opportunity to impact people’s lives every day by preparing, counting and labeling their prescriptions, managing insurance billing and options for reimbursement, and assist in meeting their needs in a hospital setting.Our dedicated Pharmacy Technician labs contain equipment such as: laminar flow hoods, counting trays, ointment slabs, prescription balances, mortars and pestles, and various other learning aids. We also have interactive software to enhance the learning experience.Additionally, our program includes an externship where you will have the opportunity to act as a pharmacy technician first hand, working closely with patients, pharmacy technicians and other healthcare personnel. Brookline College partners with local pharmacies, hospitals and Fry’s Food Stores Pharmacy(1) and Walgreens Pharmacies to provide you with hands-on work experience.Complete your program in as little as 9 months.When you want to advance your education, you can seamlessly transfer your Diploma credits to earn an Associate’s Degree in Allied Health.
Phlebotomy Technician / PhlebotomistMedicine and Health Care
Phlebotomy is the practice of drawing blood from patients and taking the blood specimens to the laboratory to prepare for testing.Training at Brookline College is designed to prepare you to obtain blood specimens from patients for testing and analyzing.During your courses, you will be taught how to draw blood. You will have the opportunity to practice your skills in the classroom on faculty, staff and fellow students so you are prepared and confident before you begin your externship.Upon satisfactory completion of the program, students are qualified for entry-level positions and to take the National American Medical Technologist (AMT) exam to become a Registered Phlebotomy Technician (RPT).
Patient Care TechnicianNursingLearn how to draw blood, remove sutures and staples, manage wound care, administer ECGs, properly move and transport patients and gain emergency room skills (splints, immobilizations, nasogastric tube removal).Hands-on learning during lab classes lets you practice your skills so you’ll be ready for your career when you graduate.Be prepared for the National Certified Patient Care Technician (NCPCT) exam through the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT).Additional training is available for no additional cost to prepare to be a Nursing Assistant.(1) The program meets all requirements for nursing assistant programs as identified by the Arizona State Board of Nursing. Graduates who successfully complete the Nursing Assistant program are eligible to take the Arizona State Board of Nursing certification examination for nursing assistants.Credits earned from your Patient Care Technician (PCT) program can be transferred into other degree programs offered at Brookline College.Complete your program in as little as 9 months.