Brightwood Career Institute

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About Brightwood Career Institute

At Brightwood Career Institute, we offer accelerated programs that combine flexible schedules and professional instruction to create a rewarding 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.

Within the classroom, it is our mission to not only provide vocational training, but to help you develop the professional skills, values, attitudes and strategies that will enhance your potential for success on campus, in your career and through life.

The success of our students is our greatest success. Because when our students succeed, we’ve completed the job we set out to do: empower the courageous, and enable real and relevant change.



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

Dental Assistant

As the population grows and ages, dentists’ workloads are expected to increase, driving a need for dental assistants with the skills to perform routine tasks so dentists may devote more time to complex procedures. In fact, dental assisting is projected to be among the fastest-growing occupations in the nation through the year 2024.* At Brightwood Career Institute, you could acquire the relevant education and hands-on training to help start your career in dental assisting.


Medical Assisting (Associates)

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.


Medical Assistant Diploma

Have you always wanted to work in the medical industry and help people? Due to the country's aging population and evolving trends in the health care industry, the need for skilled professionals in the medical field has never been greater. In fact, medical assisting is projected to be one of the fastest-growing occupations in the nation through the year 2024.* The Medical Assistant Diploma program at Brightwood Career Institute offers comprehensive training and education that could prepare you to enter this growing and rewarding field.


Pharmacy Technician Diploma

The pharmaceutical industry is an exciting career field with promising opportunities. When you earn a diploma from our pharmacy technician program, you can acquire the knowledge, skills, and work habits you need to pursue a career as a pharmacy technician—a career field that the U.S. Department of Labor predicts to grow faster than the average for all occupations through 2024.*

At Brightwood Career Institute, we want to help you obtain a fulfilling pharmaceutical career with a bright future. As a graduate of our Pharmacy Technician Diploma program, you could have the ability to make a difference in people’s lives where it matters most–their health. By working with your patients and giving them proper medication, you can help them take better care of themselves.


Medical Billing & Coding

Changing government regulations and the growth of managed care have increased the amount of paperwork involved in processing medical tests, treating patients, and filing claims with insurance companies. As a result, medical billers and coders are in demand in various types of health care facilities. If you pay close attention to details, work well under pressure, and would like to pursue a career in health care, earning a diploma from a medical billing and coding school could help get you started in one of today's fast-growing career fields.*

Our medical billing and coding program at Brightwood Career Institute can give you the opportunity to learn many of the technical skills required of medical insurance coders and billers, including a wide variety of medical office, medical coding, and medical insurance billing skills. You will learn how to analyze medical records and assign codes that classify diagnoses and procedures; support assessment of clinical care; and support medical research activity in hospitals, physicians' offices, and other health care facilities.


Respiratory Care

Career education in respiratory care could be your key to a promising career in the growing health care industry. In this career field, you will have the opportunity to work under the direction of a physician evaluating, treating, and caring for patients with breathing or other cardiopulmonary disorders.


Criminal Justice

If you are looking to train for a new career in criminal justice, or if you want to advance your current career, our associate’s degree in criminal justice program at Brightwood Career Institute could offer you the opportunity to achieve your goals. Our criminal justice program is designed to prepare you with the knowledge, skills, and work habits required for entry-level positions in this field.


Medical Office Administration

Medical office professionals play a key role in running an efficient, productive medical office by performing tasks such as bookkeeping and preparing medical charts. If you are interested in a career in health care, training to become a medical office specialist could offer the potential for a bright future. Brightwood Career Institute strives to prepare you with the relevant education and administration training to enter this field with our Medical Office Assistant Diploma program.

The growing demand for quality health care has created a need for trained medical office professionals who have the knowledge and skills to help keep a medical office running smoothly. In fact, the U.S. Department of Labor predicts there will be more new jobs in health care than in any other industry through the year 2024.*


Practical Nursing

With medical advancements helping people live longer, the nation's aging population is increasing. As a result, the U.S. Department of Labor predicts that opportunities for nursing professionals, such as nursing care and in-home health care service providers, will grow.* Choosing the Practical Nursing Diploma program at Brightwood Career Institute could be a good first step toward becoming one of the individuals that can help fill this need.


Occupational Therapy Assistant

Occupational therapy is a challenging career field that can be extremely rewarding. If you would enjoy helping people overcome physical or developmental obstacles, you should consider a career as an occupational therapy assistant.



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