Diploma and Certificate programs can be completed in as little as 12 to 15 months. Associate's degree programs can be completed in as little as two years. Bachelor's degree programs can be completed in as little as four years.
Because we care. We want to see you achieve academic success and are willing to support you in any way we can to help make that happen. We consider ourselves a 'family' of sorts. Students feel comfortable asking questions, getting help, and explaining concerns that need to be addressed. Also, our ONE COURSE A MONTH℠ scheduling enables you to have a consistent weekly routine that is important when juggling multiple responsibilities.
Many of our students have been out of school for a while. This is why we put so much emphasis on our support services and personal attention in the classroom. You may even surprise yourself with what you are able to accomplish!
Your Student Financial Services advisor will help you with this. You can schedule an appointment to review the required documents that will be needed to apply for financial aid. We will help you along the way with any questions and assistance that you need to complete this step in your enrollment.
No. Financial aid is only available for those who qualify. Each student's financial situation is different. A student/family must complete a number of applications, and sometimes provide supporting documentation. These applications will result in a determination of whether a student and/or family is eligible. If certain conditions are met, generally a U.S. citizen is at least eligible for loans to assist in paying a portion of educational costs.
Someone in the Student Financial Services department may assist you, if necessary, with the proper completion of forms after you have provided the supporting information. However, you and your family are responsible for the accurate completion of all financial aid forms.
The Career Services department can help you in a variety of ways. The staff can assist you with resume preparation, interviewing techniques, and connecting you with potential employers in the community. You don't have to wait until you graduate to work with our Career Service staff; they are happy to support you in any way they can while you are still in school. In addition, the staff will reach out to you when you hit your 12-week countdown to graduation to help you prepare for your transition into the workforce.
No worries. At each Brown Mackie College location an emphasis is put on personal attention with the instructor and tutoring services that are built into the classes. Our small class sizes offer the opportunity to ask questions if you need more information about a topic. Our goal is to see you achieve academic success.
The Brown Mackie College family of schools actively identifies and builds relationships with potential employers. Each Brown Mackie College Career Services department identifies potential local employers, builds partnerships with them, maintains contact with employers who have previously hired our students, invites prospective employers to portfolio reviews, encourages internships, and posts job openings.
There are more than 30 programs at different credential levels offered across the Brown Mackie College family of schools. Program offerings vary by location. While schools within the Brown Mackie College family of schools offer similar programs, curricula vary among schools to address regional needs and specific state regulatory and accrediting commission criteria and employability.
A bachelor's degree is awarded at the completion of a four-year program, and an associate's degree is awarded at the completion of a two-year program. A program resulting in receipt of a diploma is generally less of a time commitment and is structured to provide students with a specific skill set. A certificate is awarded at the completion of a series of courses that prepare students for employment in a selected vocation. A certificate may be earned while preparing for an associate's degree.
We believe that hands-on work is important. Our students enjoy face-to-face interaction where they can discuss and ask questions while they learn. We are committed to providing outstanding support to our students to help you along the way. It is our view that this is done more effectively in person.
Both Occupational Therapy Assistants and Physical Therapy Assistants help patients in regaining the ability to perform every day functions.
The major difference: Physical Therapy Assistants focus on helping patients regain or improve physical movement in the body. They can treat patients who have medical problems or a health-related condition that limits their ability to move resulting from an illness, medical condition, or other debilitating issue.
Occupational Therapy Assistants focus on restoring the patient's ability to carry out essential tasks at home or in the workplace. Our everyday function can be affected as a result of an accident or illness, so Occupational Therapy Assistants help patients relearn tasks such as putting on socks, using a can opener and so on.
Specific accreditation information varies by school. Please review the program description at your location for more details.
After successfully completing all program requirements, graduates will be prepared to take the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) certification examination for Occupational Therapy Assistants. An admissions representative can help you determine the requirements for the Brown Mackie College location you're planning to attend.
The most significant differences are in the degree level and licensure of the programs, i.e. Diploma vs. Associate's and LPN vs. RN.
Associate's in Nursing: Graduates of this program have gone through the coursework designed to prepare them for the licensure to practice as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the state where the school is located.
Diploma in Practical Nursing: Graduates of this program qualify to pursue the LPN State Board licensure. For more information about the differences, check out the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics Web page – registered nurse and licensed practical nurse.
Several Brown Mackie College schools require Nursing program applicants to take "The Test of Essential Academic Skills" (TEAS Test) as part of the admissions process.
Please contact our Admissions Department for more information school-specific requirements.
Brown Mackie College does not offer any programs online. We have over 25 locations throughout the United States.
After successfully completing all program requirements, graduates will be prepared to take the licensure tests associated with the nursing program they completed at a Brown Mackie College school. For example, a Practical Nursing education prepares students for the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN), and an Associate's in Nursing education prepares students for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Please note: Brown Mackie College does not guarantee third-party certification/licensure. Outside agencies control the requirements for taking and passing certification/licensing exams and are subject to change without notice to Brown Mackie College.
For the most recent salary information, go to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau Statistics Web site and choose a nursing career track: Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse. To obtain the most recent salary information, visit the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics Web site and choose a nursing career track: registered nurse or licensed practical nurse.
That's ok. Your admissions representative can help you get the information you need in order to make the decision that is best for you. We want you to be sure that you have all of your questions answered before applying for admission to a specific program.
No. Your admissions representative can provide you with step-by-step support in this process. Sometimes incoming students think that the process is long and tedious…it definitely is not!
Usually, the enrollment process does not take a lot of time. Since we operate on a monthly course schedule, it is customary for our admissions staff to help you enroll in as few days as possible given the short period of time between classes. Our commitment to assisting you getting the education that you want begins in the admissions process, and then throughout your entire enrollment.