About Brighton Programs

Brighton Distance Learning Programs

Brighton offers online programs with a focus on quality and affordability. From the time you first inquire up until to your graduation day, we are committed to providing you with the best educational experience and ensuring your ultimate success.

You can contact our main office anytime. We are here to help. Please call at 800-354-1254. You can also email us at info@brightoncollege.edu.

Let us help you prepare for a successful career!


Brighton was founded in 1961 as Modern Schools, Inc. with the purpose of providing the most up-to-date distance education programs in the hospitality field. The school’s name was later changed to Hospitality Training Center and then shortened to HTC in 1989 to better reflect the scope and philosophy of the training programs. In 2001, HTC merged with Ohio Professional Education Center to form HTC Distance Education. In 2004, HTC Distance Education was purchased by Brighton College, offering certificate, diploma, and degree programs through our online college classes. In 2020, Brighton made the decison to withdraw from DEAC Accreditation.

Institutional Mission Statement

The mission of Brighton is to offer affordable, employability-focused, distance education programs to all qualified students in a flexible, personalized manner.

The Goals of Brighton

  • To provide quality distance education to students from diverse backgrounds seeking preparation for a career in an employer-driven field
  • To offer programs that are affordable and assist students to graduate with no or minimal debt
  • To deliver curriculum that is current, relevant, and prepares students for success in their chosen field
  • To ensure that every student progresses toward their educational goals in a supportive and positive environment
  • To provide quality instruction from practicing professionals, specializing in their respective area and sharing their expertise and experience ensuring that what students are learning is relevant and current in today’s world
  • To assist graduates in realizing their career goals upon completion of their program and throughout their careers by offering job-readiness training services
  • To provide students access to a community of partnerships within targeted industries and organizations
  • To ensure institutional stability by maintaining highly efficient processes and high standards of student support


The mission and goals of Brighton are accomplished by successfully achieving the following objectives:

  • To provide a positive, supportive distance learning environment through excellent student services that leads to learning new skills and accomplishing educational goals
  • To prepare competently skilled graduates for a position in their chosen field through a curriculum that incorporates practical application of the skills learned
  • To deliver a curriculum that prepares students to successfully sit for a certification exam when appropriate to the program of study
  • To continually review, update, or add new curriculum in order to offer the most current information and meeting industry standards
  • To assess its mission and achievement of institutional effectiveness through student academic progress, faculty effectiveness, student satisfaction, affordability, and graduate outcomes
  • To increase our strategic alliances with community outreach organizations, workforce, and educational partners

Seven Fundamental Behaviors that Describe our Culture

  • Be a problem solver. “Solve a problem, fill a need” is how we should do business with customers and in assisting other team members.
  • Be a fanatic about response time. People expect us to respond to their questions and concerns quickly, and rapid response is one of the easiest and best ways to stand out.
  • Set clear expectations. Ensure there are no misunderstandings while maintaining clarity all the time.
  • Welcome innovation. Creativity in our products and offerings can be produced and packaged differently to meet customers' needs.
  • Be a great listener. Understanding expectations and customer needs is the way we want to do business.
  • Do your homework. Be prepared for customers, product ideas, referrals, team member support and the best way to show you’re serious.
  • Leverage team members. To get things done, meet deadlines and fulfill customers needs.

Fundamental Behaviors that Describe our Student Culture

  • Desire to enhance employability skills
    • Change of career
    • Advancement in current career
  • Ability to manage time commitment
    • Adhere to academic commitment of completing an average of 3 lessons each week
  • Willingness to proactively communicate
    • Take the initiative in openly asking for help from faculty, staff, and success coach

Grievance Procedure

A student is encouraged to discuss academic progress, suggestions, or concerns with Brighton staff, faculty, or administration. It is suggested that the student make contact with the staff by email or telephone. In the event of a concern, grievance, or complaint that is not satisfactorily addressed through informal conversation, the student may submit a formal complaint relating to the following unresolved areas:

  • Administration
  • Student Accounts
  • Technical Issues
  • Faculty performance
  • Program content

This formal complaint must be in writing and delivered to the college by first class mail within 30 days of the grievance. The student should use the Brighton Contact Us information on the website (brighton.learnkey.com/contact).

When the college receives a written grievance, the college’s compliance officer must send an acknowledgment letter within two business days stating that an investigation will begin. The compliance officer will contact the staff/faculty members directly involved and attempt to reach a solution. The compliance officer will keep a log of all formal complaints. Within 15 days after the acknowledgment letter is sent, the compliance officer must provide to the student a mailed written response of the college’s decision. The student, if not satisfied with the decision, may appeal that decision, in writing, to the college’s president. The president must respond to the student within 15 days after receipt of the appeal. The decision of the president is final, and the college will end all investigations regarding the grievance.

If the student’s complaint cannot be resolved after exhausting the college’s grievance procedure, the student may file a complaint with the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education. The student must contact the State Board for further details. The State Board mailing address and contact information are listed below.

Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education
1740 W. Adams, Ste. 3008, Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: 602-542-2399
Website: www.azppse.gov

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