Academic Programs

Brightwood College in Vista can help prepare you for an exciting career in your chosen profession. Our career-focused programs can offer you the training and job knowledge that can provide you with marketable skills. In fact, some of our programs feature externships, so you can get the hands-on experience you need for entry-level employment. If you are ready for a brighter future by obtaining a new career or advancing in your current profession, Brightwood College provides the education that can help.

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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 Vista, 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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  • Healthcare Assistant Diploma

    Training in the healthcare assistant program at Brightwood College in Vista could help prepare you for a rewarding career that can make a difference in other people's lives. Through this program, you could gain the relevant skills to assist with providing nursing assistance to patients under the supervision of health care professionals.

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  • Holistic Health Practitioner Diploma

    Alternative and natural means of healing, stress management, and well-being are becoming increasingly popular. Holistic medicine treats the whole person using holistic healing, nutrition, and herbs to stimulate the body's ability to heal itself.

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  • Massage Therapy Diploma

    From spas to nursing homes to health clubs to clinics, there are multiple employers who may seek a trained massage therapist. The program at Brightwood College is intended to help students get the education required to start their career in the field.

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  • Medical Assistant Diploma

    Have you always wanted to work in the medical industry and help people? Brightwood College in Vista 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, Vista, 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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  • Pharmacy Technician Diploma

    We want to help you obtain a fulfilling pharmaceutical career with a bright future. As a pharmacy technician graduate, you could have the ability to make a difference in people’s lives where it counts the most: their health. 

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  • Vocational Nursing Diploma

    The nursing curriculum at Brightwood College in Vista 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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  • X-Ray Technician/Back Office Medical Assistant

    Would you like the opportunity to operate medical technology and become an integral part of a medical team? If so, earning a diploma from Brightwood College in Vista as an x-ray technician/back office medical assistant could be the first step.

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Criminal Justice & Legal Studies

  • Criminal Justice Associate's Degree

    The criminal justice program at Brightwood College in Vista 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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Professional & Continuing Education

  • Intravenous Therapy and Blood Withdrawal Course

    If you are a licensed vocational nurse (LVN) or vocational nursing (VN) graduate seeking to expand your skill set, the intravenous therapy and blood draw course at Brightwood College in Vista could help you gain the knowledge and technical skills needed to safely set up and maintain intravenous therapies and blood withdrawal in a clinical setting.

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  • Nursing Assistant Course

    The goal of the nursing assistant training curriculum at Brightwood College is to prepare you to provide basic patient assistance with daily living activities. Through your education, you can gain a wide range of patient care skills and medical knowledge necessary to succeed in the health industry.

    Certification

    This course is intended to help eligible students prepare for the State of California required competency evaluation. Upon passing the written and practical examination and receiving a criminal background clearance, graduates will receive a Certified Nursing Assistant card and number.†

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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 Vista, 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 Vista, 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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† 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.