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Modesto Campus Accreditation

Choosing an accredited school is important to your education. Accreditation signifies that the school has met certain standards of quality in education, so you can feel confident in the value of the education you receive.

Brightwood College is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) to award diplomas and associate’s degrees.

ACICS is listed as a nationally recognized accrediting agency by the United States Department of Education and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. ACICS may be contacted at:

750 First Street NE, Suite 980
Washington, DC 20002-4241

For more information on Brightwood College’s accrediting agency, please visit the ACICS web site.


  • The respiratory care associate's degree program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care ( 
    Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care 
    1248 Harwood Road 
    Bedford, Texas 76021-4244 
  • The Dental Assistant program is not programmatically accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.

Approvals and Memberships


  • Approved by the Dental Board of California for Dental Assistant Program, Infection Control, and Pit and Fissure Sealants: 
    State of California 
    Department of Consumer Affairs 
    Dental Board of California 
    2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 1550 
    Sacramento, California 95815 
  • The vocational nursing program is approved by the: 
    California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT) 
    2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 205 
    Sacramento, California 95833 
  • This is a private institution approved to operate by the: 
    Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education 
    2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400 
    Sacramento, California 95833 
    Approval to operate means compliance with state standards as set forth in the California Education Code, Title 3, Division 10, Part 59, Chapter 8.
  • Approved to train eligible students under the Workforce Investment Board (WIB)



  • Member of the Career College Association