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 800-865-0165. You can also email us at enrollments@learnkey.com.

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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.

In 2021, LearnKey, Inc., a thirty-three year old globally recognized workforce solutions provider to corporate, government, and education organizations acquired 100% ownership of Brighton College & The Paralegal Institute (BC/TPI).

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.

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