Brighton CTE

Career and Technical Education at Brighton

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

Career and Technical Education (CTE) classes help your students connect what they’re learning to the real world and gain key skills to help them get a job after graduation. As a dual-enrollment program, it’s a great way to explore career options and meet the people who work in them, while even earning college credit. At Brighton, we offer a wide range of CTE courses targeting a specific career path, like our Automotive Technology and Coding Academy as well—talk about high-wage, high-skill, high-demand careers! Brighton CTE provides students with the academic and technical skills, knowledge, and training necessary to succeed in future careers and to become lifelong learners.

Fundamentals 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 the 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.
2018 Associate Degree Students Surveyed Who Responded That Felt They*:
Did you achieve, or will you have achieved upon completing your studies, the goals you had when you started the course or program? 98%
Would you recommend these studies to a friend? 98%
All things considered, were you satisfied with your studies at this institution? 98%
2018 Certificate Students Surveyed Who Responded That Felt They*:
Did you achieve, or will you have achieved upon completing your studies, the goals you had when you started the course or program? 95%
Would you recommend these studies to a friend? 95%
All things considered, were you satisfied with your studies at this institution? 94%

*Student Satisfaction is based on a sample of 54 Associate Degree Students and 482 Certificate Program students.


Certificate programs leading to industry certifications.

  1. Industry certification examination vouchers are included to cover the preparation and cost of the industry examination and related study materials, when appropriate.
  2. One-stop opportunity – Brighton will not solicit students, preferring the home institution to work with them and their parents/guardians to decide on which program is the best fit. Once students decide on, and commit to, a Brighton program, Brighton will then handle the enrollment, registration, delivery of the program, to include e-books and faculty, academic progress tracking and end results.
  3. Dedicated webpage – specific to your school or campus. Allows students, families, and administrators to review the programs of study available through Brighton and the established enrollment process and points of contact for Brighton and your staff.
  4. Flexible training – virtual delivery allowing students to work at your institution or at home. Courses can be taken year-round with 24/7 access. Available for high school dual-enrollment delivery.
  5. Comfortable pace – starting at the onset of junior year and completing 2 classes per semester, most certificate programs can be done by graduation. We can discuss your students starting sooner.
  6. Student support – one on one student support with a dedicated Brighton success coach, access to a certified instructor in their profession for their field and one on one support and tutoring.
  7. E-books/textbooks provided for each course of study.
  8. Tutoring available to students as needed or requested.
  9. Technical support available 24/7 for online classrooms.
  10. Qualified faculty – all are educated in and have work experience in the field of study.
  11. Behavioral assessment – to identify motivators, help understand students’ needs, and teach them about their inherent skills and tendencies.
  12. Employability team – all students receive an assessment of their motivators, stressors, satisfaction, communication style, logic, strengths and more. They also receive assistance with job search preparation, locating opportunities, securing interviews, and hopefully a position.
  13. Tuition protected – if a student graduates your institution before completing a college program through Brighton, Brighton locks in the tuition price for the student.
  14. Lifetime access – where appropriate, Brighton will provide lifetime access to courses when certificate renewals are necessary to maintain certification and employment.
  15. Training development – Brighton is always interested in considering additional certificate and training needs that would meet CAPE standards and expand career training opportunities.
  16. Affordable training – programs are priced to be affordable. Brighton is open to discussing any student funding constraints to make the training accessible and affordable.


Brighton is an accredited online college that offers distance learning programs in several of today’s fastest growing occupational fields. Brighton offers career and technical training courses that are relevant and prepare the student for successfully entering their chosen field. Each course usually takes about 8 weeks for a student to complete; the school may decide the maximum number of courses per semester. Students will need to complete 4 submissions per week to stay on pace; each lesson takes on average 2-3 hours to complete.

Brighton courses are primarily for career technical education and may not transfer to most traditional 4-year universities. Brighton will recognize these credits in one of their associate degree programs as elective credits.

Brighton recommends students who are in their junior or senior year to take CTE courses as when they graduate some careers may require a high school diploma and 18 years of age.

To review Brighton’s accreditation, licensing, memberships, affiliations, programs and policies, please refer to the Course Catalog. Non-accredited programs are offered through a partnership and may not be listed, please ask for additional information on those programs.

Brighton also offers associate degree programs (see catalog) for further study in some areas.

Accredited Programs

Accreditation is the analysis and study of the educational programs offered by a college. This means that a group of experts has gone through each program and information pertaining to the institution to validate that the college meets the standards of accreditation. Brighton accredited programs are approved under the Distance Education Accrediting Commission.

Business Accounting Clerk Certificate Credits Tuition
Introduction to Accounting 3 $    375.00
Accounting I 3 $    375.00
Introduction to Business Degree 3 $    375.00
Microeconomics 3 $    375.00
Macroeconomics 3 $    375.00
Accounting II 3 $    375.00
Managerial Accounting 3 $    375.00
Total 21 $  2,625.00

Technology is changing at an ever-increasing rate. Everyday objects are connected to the internet—tracking user interaction and transmitting unseen data. Keeping data protected is becoming more and more vital to the daily function of our lives. Hardly a day goes by when news of a data breach isn’t broadcast in the media. From credit bureaus and banks to email providers and movie studios, anything that collects and uses data is subject to hacking and theft. How do we prevent the misuse of this data?

Click on the "National Certifications" tab to learn more.



CompTIA A+ Credits Tuition
CompTIA A+ Part I 6 $    750.00
CompTIA A+ Part II 7 $    875.00
Total 13 $  1,625.00
**Students must have completed CompTIA A + before enrolling in CompTIA Net+
CompTIA Net+ Credits Tuition
CompTIA Net+ Part I 5 $    625.00
CompTIA Net+ Part II 5 $    625.00
Total 10 $  1,250.00
**Students must have completed CompTIA A+ and Net + before enrolling in CompTIA Sec+
CompTIA Sec+ Credits Tuition
CompTIA Sec+ Part I 5 $    625.00
CompTIA Sec+ Part II 6 $    750.00
Total 11 $  1,375.00
**Students must have completed the CompTIA Net + before enrolling in Cisco CCNET
Cisco CCENT Credits Tuition
Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician Part 1 4 $    500.00
Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician Part 2 5 $    625.00
Total 9 $  1,125.00
**Students must have completed Cisco CCENT before enrolling in Cisco CCNA
Cisco CCNA Credits Tuition
Cisco Certified Network Associate Part 1 5 $    625.00
Cisco Certified Network Associate Part 2 5 $    625.00
Total 10 $  1,125.00
**Students must have completed Cisco CCENT and CCNA before enrolling in Cisco IOS
Cisco IOS Credits Tuition
Implementing Cisco IOS Network Security Part 1 6 $    750.00
Implementing Cisco IOS Network Security Part 2 6 $    750.00
Total 12 $  1,500.00

Customer Support Representative Certificate Credits Tuition
Business Communications 3 $    375.00
Marketing and Distribution Principles 3 $    375.00
Selling Techniques 3 $    375.00
Consumer Behavior 3 $    375.00
Customer Service 3 $    375.00
Internet Sales and Service 3 $    375.00
Advanced Selling Techniques 3 $    375.00
Contract and Sales Negotiations 3 $    375.00
Total 24 $  3,000.00

Home Inspection Certificate Credits Tuition
Introduction to Home Inspection N/A  
Framing, Roofing, Interior and Exterior Finishes N/A  
Mechanical Systems N/A  
The Home Inspection Process N/A  
The Home Inspection Business N/A  
Total 250 clock hours $  1,090.00

Healthcare is growing at a rate higher than many other industries and offers diverse career options. There are over five million healthcare providers in the United States alone. This number is anticipated to grow from 15.6 million to 19.8 million between 2010 and 2020. Allied health programs at Brighton teach students the skills needed to succeed in their chosen field while enjoying what they do, learning by doing, and making a difference in the lives of others.

Brighton has partnered with the National HealthCareer Association to provide national certifications, click on the “National Certifications” tab to learn more.



Medical Coding and Billing Diploma Credits Tuition
Intro to Health Care 1 $    125.00
Essentials of Medical Terminology 3 $    375.00
Medical Office Procedures 4 $    500.00
Anatomy & Physiology 4 $    500.00
Medical Billing I 2 $    250.00
Medical Billing II 2 $    250.00
Medical Coding I 3 $    375.00
Medical Coding II 3 $    375.00
Total 22 $  2,750.00
Medical Office Specialist Certificate Credits Tuition
Introduction to Health Services 3 $    375.00
Essentials of Medical Terminology 3 $    375.00
Anatomy & Physiology 3 $    375.00
Medical Office Procedures 3 $    375.00
Introduction to Accounting 3 $    375.00
Medical Coding I 3 $    375.00
Total 22 $  2,250.00
Medical Records Technician Diploma Credits Tuition
Intro to Health Care 1 $    125.00
Essentials of Medical Terminology 3 $    375.00
Anatomy & Physiology 4 $    500.00
Medical Office Procedures 4 $    500.00
Medical Records 3 $    375.00
Medical Coding I 3 $    375.00
Medical Coding II 3 $    375.00
Total 22 $  2,625.00
Pharmacy Technician Diploma Credits Tuition
Essentials of Medical Terminology 3 $    375.00
Human Diseases 3 $    375.00
Pharmacy Mathematics 3 $    375.00
Pharmacy Practice I 3 $    375.00
Pharmacy Practice II 3 $    375.00
Total 22 $  1,875.00

Paralegal Studies Certificate Credits Tuition
Paralegal Today 3 $    375.00
Legal Research 3 $    375.00
Legal Analysis & Writing 3 $    375.00
Litigation & Trial Practice 3 $    375.00
Business Organization 3 $    375.00
Torts: Personal Injury Litigation 3 $    375.00
Contracts 3 $    375.00
Total 21 $  2,625.00

Non-Accredited Programs

Non-accredited additional training programs have been selected to not undergo evaluation from accreditation experts. Brighton’s focus with non-accredited programs is to offer employability related programs and courses. These courses do not qualify for college credit.

Brighton is proud to offer online automotive training for Fundamentals of Automotive Technology to Medium/Heavy Duty Vehicle. Success completion of these programs will aide you in your ability to become certified by ASE.

Fundamentals of Automotive Technology Credits Tuition
One-year access N/A $    950.00
Medium/Heavy Duty Vehicle Credits Tuition
One-year access N/A $    950.00

How to become ASE Certified online:

  1. Obtain training in auto mechanics and repair
  2. Obtain relevant work experience
  3. Prepare for the exam
  4. Take the exam
  5. Pass the exam and become ASE certified

The drone training program is offered online in one 7-module segment. The seven modules will involve (head knowledge) learning about drones, various legal issues, government regulations and safety. Test questions are included along with links to outside sources on drone technology. There is an option to study for the FAA Part 107 drone pilot license examination.

Drone Training Credits Tuition
Online Drone Training N/A $    125.00

Brighton’s Accelerated Advanced Manufacturing Program trains students and incumbent workers in the basic foundational skills for advanced manufacturing and choose a career pathway of specialization.

Each student has unlimited access to all courses for 1 year for $950.00.

The 12 month clock does not start until the student logs on for the first time. Each student subscription starts at a different time. Students can complete all 4 pathways in a 12 month period (109 hours). Keep in mind that these are self-paced online courses. The student sets the pace.

Industry-driven curriculum and assessments will assist in determining if an individual is ready for employment or continued education.

Manufacturing 101 – Manufacturing Fundamentals
Manufacturing 102 – Welding Basics
Manufacturing 103 – Industrial Maintenance Basics
Manufacturing 104 – Machining Basics

Pathway Description of Pathway
Manufacturing 101 Boot Camp – Manufacturing Fundamentals (Approx. 25 hours) This program is designed to be completed in 90-120 days. The online curriculum can be accessed 24/7 from any computer with internet access. This program will also prepare students for: Industrial Maintenance 102; Machining 103; Welding 104.
Manufacturing 102 – Welding Basics (Approx. 20 Additional Hours) Follows Bootcamp 101 This program was designed to follow Manufacturing 101 Boot Camp. Welders are responsible for joining metal parts by melting the joint with heat generated from an electrical current. This position demands an understanding of electrical conductivity and circuits, arc welding equipment and processes, properties of metals and print reading. Arc welders often work indoors and outdoors in a variety of settings and must know and adhere to strict safety practices.
Manufacturing 103 – Industrial Maintenance Basics (Approx. 24 additional hours) Follows Bootcamp 101 The general maintenance and repair workforce is responsible for maintaining and fixing a wide range of building systems and mechanical equipment. This position requires a broad knowledge of electrical systems and wiring, fluid systems and plumbing, mechanical drives and machines, hand tools and fasteners, and print reading. General maintenance and repair workforces also benefit from learning preventative maintenance and similar approaches.
Manufacturing 104 – Machining Basics (Approx. 40 additional hours) Following Bootcamp 101 Machinists and machine setters are skilled machine tool operators capable of working with both lathes and mills, as well as both manual & CNC machines. This position demands an understanding of cutting tool theory, CNC coordinate system, basic G code programming, manual machining, part inspection, and workpiece material properties. General machinists & machine setters also are expected to have excellent print reading & math skills and will likely perform first-time setups for new jobs.

Brighton’s professional development courses option allows you to take individual courses based on a specific area of study. These courses are offered to help you gain additional skills, professional advancement and promotions, resume building, or to simply continue your education.

All of Brighton’s certificate courses can be transferred into our online diploma programs and associate degree programs. So, if you decide to continue on with us, your credits will count toward your diploma or degree.

Here is a link to the individual certificate courses offered at Brighton.

National Certifications

Brighton has partnered with the National Healthcareer Association to provide the following national recognized certifications. NHA certification exams are NCCA accredited, ensuring the highest quality standards.

Pharmacy Technician ExCPT

Most pharmacy employers seek applicants with a certification, and many mandate it as a requirement. Taking the ExCPT exam and earning your CPhT certification from NHA can help you stand out and set you up for success.

Pharmacy Technicians are sought-after professionals in pharmacies located in hospitals, drug stores, doctors’ offices and grocery stores. With a CPhT certification from NHA, you’ll have the credentials you need to invest in your future and prepare for a rewarding career as a Pharmacy Technician.

Medical Coding and Billing CBCS

Individuals with a CBCS certification from NHA gain access to the knowledge and training they need to prepare for a rewarding and meaningful career as a sought-after Billing & Coding Specialist.

Billing & Coding Specialists have an expansive range of opportunities for employment. The skills learned through the NHA CBCS certification are essential to hospitals, physician offices, surgery centers, nursing homes, dental offices, home healthcare agencies, mental health facilities and even insurance companies and consulting firms. Open the door to a rewarding career path by becoming a CBCS. Don’t wait another moment to change your life.

Medical Records Technician CEHRS

The security, completeness and accuracy of patient data are critical. In the healthcare industry, Electronic Health Records Specialists serve an important role, which is why most employers require certification. The CEHRS is a nationally-recognized credential that can set you apart.

Medical Office Specialist CMAA

As a Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (also called a Medical Office Secretary or Medical Office Assistant), you’ll keep healthcare offices running efficiently and effectively. This is a highly-rewarding profession – and not only monetarily. Medical assistants are often the first to greet and help patients, and can help set the stage for a patient’s experience.

Medical assisting is one of the fastest-growing careers in America. By becoming a Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA), you’ll have the recognized credentials healthcare employers are searching for now. Don’t wait a moment longer to change your life — start your path to becoming a medical assistant!

Brighton provides all career and technical education students who enroll and graduate in the A+, N+, S+, CISCO, CISSP programs a voucher to sit for the CompTIA related national certification exam!


In working with other career and technical education schools, the process listed below has been found to be successful. This process can be modified and tailored to fit the needs of your educational institution.

  1. Student chooses the program with Brighton they would like to complete and communicates this to their parents/teacher.
  2. The parents/teacher will then place the purchase order for the class and communicate with the school’s point of contact.
  3. Brighton reaches out to the student and parent to complete the “onboarding” process through an interview with Brighton staff.
  4. Brighton will send the Enrollment Agreement and the Minor Student Consent Form (if under 18).
  5. Brighton will email the family and cc the parents/teacher with the name of the course that the student will take.
  6. Brighton will email the student access to their e-books. If an e-book is unavailable, a hardcopy of the textbook will be provided.
  7. The student will be contacted to set up a one-on-one phone orientation with their success coach. The student’s first course will not be released until the orientation is completed. Once the orientation is completed the student will receive their login/password from Brighton via email. This will ensure that the student has all the tools needed to be successful in their Brighton program!

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