Academic Programs

The variety of training programs offered by Brightwood College in San Diego can provide you with education for a new future. In addition, our Career Services department can assist graduates in finding the right jobs in their specific fields of interest. To find out more information, please contact us or select from the list of programs below.

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Allied Health

  • Dental Assistant Diploma

    Our dental assistant program can prepare you to pursue positions as a member of a dental health team. When you earn your diploma at Brightwood College in San Diego, you have the opportunity to gain not only dental assistant knowledge and skills, but also professional skills that you could apply to your everyday life.

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  • Health Information Technology Associate's Degree

    At Brightwood College in San Diego, you could train to play a significant role in a health care facility. The health information technology program concentrates on helping students acquire knowledge and develop skills in processing, maintaining, compiling, and reporting health information data.

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  • Medical Assistant Diploma

    Have you always wanted to work in the medical industry and help people? Brightwood College in San Diego can help. As a medical assistant, you could have the opportunity to work directly with patients and assist with their care and well-being.

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  • Medical Billing and Coding Specialist Diploma

    Accurate medical billing and coding is vital to the functioning of health care organizations. At Brightwood College, San Diego, campus, we can help students learn the knowledge, technical skills, and work habits to pursue an entry-level position in the medical billing and coding specialist field or in a related area.

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  • Patient Care Technician Diploma

    Expanding the traditional role of a nursing assistant, the patient care technician program at Brightwood College in San Diego is designed to help prepare you to pursue employment as a cross-trained nursing assistant, known as a Patient Care Technician (PCT). Duties may include assisting outpatients and inpatients in their treatment of a variety of diseases, injuries, or neurological or orthopedic problems.

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  • Vocational Nursing Diploma

    The nursing curriculum at Brightwood College in San Diego could provide you with the professional knowledge and training to meet client health care needs in a variety of settings. Our vocational nursing program features hands-on learning to help prepare you to assist patients and work under the supervision of a physician or registered nurse.

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Criminal Justice & Legal Studies

  • Criminal Justice Associate's Degree

    The criminal justice program at Brightwood College in San Diego provides comprehensive training in the areas of criminal investigation, juvenile delinquency, criminal behavior, crime and loss prevention, corporate security, and law enforcement. If you want to train for a meaningful career that gives you a sense of value and allows you to make a positive difference in your community, criminal justice may be right for you.

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Nursing

  • Nursing Associate's Degree

    The Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Degree (ADN) program is a prelicensure, nursing education program. If you have the desire, drive, and compassion to help others, our nursing program at Brightwood College in San Diego could help you start on the path to a rewarding career.

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Professional & Continuing Education

  • Dementia Capable Care: Foundation Course

    If you work or plan on seeking a career as a dementia care administrator, the Dementia Capable Care: Foundation course can help you develop a framework in caregiving. The dementia care course at Brightwood College in San Diego offers training in care techniques to promote the best ability for individuals to function.

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  • Home Health Aide Course

    The Home Health Aide course at Brightwood College in San Diego is designed to teach you how to act as a home health care provider. Learn to interpret the medical and social needs of patients receiving in-home treatment and how your role plays a part in a patient's larger health team.

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  • Nurse Assistant Course

    If you have the drive and compassion to help others, our nurse assistant course in San Diego, could help you start on the path toward a rewarding career. Nurse assistants provide basic care to residents in long-term care facilities and help residents attain maximum functional independence.

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  • Phlebotomy Technician Course

    In the medical or health field, knowing how to draw blood and understanding phlebotomy procedures can be a necessary skill. Our phlebotomy technician course at Brightwood College in San Diego, is intended to help allied health professionals looking to gain these skills.

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  • Pit and Fissure Sealants Certificate Course

    The objective of the Pit and Fissure Sealants course is to provide you with knowledge and skills needed to successfully apply sealants in a clinical setting. At Brightwood College in San Diego, this course emphasizes hands-on learning, and students in the course are required to apply pit and fissure sealants on four clinical patients.

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  • Spanish for Health Care Workers Course

    When a patient comes into a health care environment, it can make a real difference to know that the people who are there to help them can understand their needs and communicate with them. With Spanish being the second most common language spoken in the United States, our Spanish for Health Care Workers course could help you learn a basic understanding of the language and cultures that use it.

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† The School cannot guarantee a student's eligibility either to take any exam or become certified, registered, or licensed. A student's eligibility may depend on his or her work experience, completion of high school (or its equivalent), not having a criminal record, meeting other licensure or certification requirements, or the program or School itself having appropriate accreditation or licensure. Externship sites may themselves require a criminal background check or medical examination. Please refer to the Certification, State Board, and National Board Exams section of the relevant campus catalog for further guidance.