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College Profile: Brightwood College-Towson

 
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TESST College of Technology, in Towson, Maryland, is part of Kaplan Higher Education Corporation (KHE), a division of Kaplan, Inc., which has built a long and distinguished tradition as both an academic pioneer and career-maker since 1938.

Consumer information, including student outcomes and financial obligation, is campus specific and can be found <a href="http://tlp.khec.com/tesst/pages/consumerinfo.aspx">here</a>.
 
803 Glen Eagles Ct
Towson, MD
21286-2201
410-828-2637 (general)
410-296-5350 (financial aid)
410-296-5350 (admissions)
 
 
 

 
Mission Statement

Tesst College of Technology is an institution of higher education dedicated to providing quality programs that integrate the curriculum with professional skill and development empowering students to achieve their lifelong personal and professional goals.


General Information
Other Names Formerly TESST College of Technology-Towson
Type Private for-profit, 2-year
Control Private for-profit
Size Under 1,000
Campus Setting City: Small
Calendar System Differs by program
Title IV Eligibility Participates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Relgious Affiliation Not applicable

College Student Services Offered
Yes Remedial ServicesYes Academic/career counseling service
Yes Employment services for studentsYes Placement services for completers
No On-campus day care for students' children   

College Special Learning Opportunities
No ROTCNo Distance learning opportunities
No ROTC: ArmyNo Study abroad
No ROTC: NavyYes Weekend/evening college
No ROTC: Air Force   

Sources: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
More info

Brightwood College-Towson Website

Admissions Considerations & Recommendations
Open admission policy Yes
Admission test scores Not applicable
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language Not applicable

Applicants (most recent fall period)
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Admissions (most recent fall period)
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Percentage of Students Submitting Test Scores
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SAT Percentile Scores
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ACT Percentile Scores
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Percentage Receiving Financial Aid
Local|federal|any
 
Average Amount of Financial Aid Received
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Student Body
682 Student Body SizeNo On-Campus Housing
0 Fall Applicants0 Total Dormitory Capacity
0 Fall Admissions

Gender
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Ethnicity
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College Levels Offered
No Less than one year certificateYes One but less than two years certificate
Yes Associate's degreeNo Two but less than 4 years certificate
No Bachelor's degreeNo Postbaccalaureate certificate
No Master's degreeNo Post-master's certificate
No Doctor's degreeNo First-professional degree
No First-professional certificate

Degrees and Certifications
Criminal Justice (Associate Degree)
The objective of the Criminal Justice program is to arm students with knowledge, skills and work habits required for entry-level positions in a variety of positions in the criminal justice field. This Associate degree offers a level of education that provides students with a solid foundation in criminal justice and the skills of various specialized employment areas such as law enforcement, corrections and private security. Graduates of this program have a background versatile enough to qualify them for entry-level jobs and advancement in positions of responsibility and trust in police or sheriff's departments, other law enforcement offices, jails or prisons as detention or correctional officers, probation/parole, corporate security, public safety, or private detection or investigation.
Electronics, Computer, and Telecommunications Technology (Associate Degree)
The objective of the Electronics, Computer and Telecommunications Technology program is to provide students with the technical and professional skills required for employment as entry-level technicians. Graduates will be qualified to seek positions as communications technicians, computer repair technicians, field service technicians, consumer product technicians and others. The program teaches electronics technology principles - emphasizing component-level repair and related mathematics. Logical troubleshooting techniques are taught throughout the program. This program will assist in preparing students for the Certified Electronics Technician (CET) exam. Also included are courses to assist students in preparing for the two examinations required for certification by the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) as computer service technicians. The A+ certification examination consists of two test modules: (1) the Core Hardware Service Technician examination and (2) the Operating System Technologies examination. The examinations measure essential competencies for microcomputer hardware service technicians.
Electronics, Computer, and Telecommunications Technology (Associate Degree)
The objective of the Electronics, Computer and Telecommunications Technology program is to provide students with the technical and professional skills required for employment as entry-level technicians. Graduates will be qualified to seek positions as communications technicians, computer repair technicians, field service technicians, consumer product technicians and others. The program teaches electronics technology principles - emphasizing component-level repair and related mathematics. Logical troubleshooting techniques are taught throughout the program. This program will assist in preparing students for the Certified Electronics Technician (CET) exam. Also included are courses to assist students in preparing for the two examinations required for certification by the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) as computer service technicians. The A+ certification examination consists of two test modules: (1) the Core Hardware Service Technician examination and (2) the Operating System Technologies examination. The examinations measure essential competencies for microcomputer hardware service technicians.
Electronics, Computer, and Telecommunications Technology (Associate Degree)
The objective of the Electronics, Computer and Telecommunications Technology program is to provide students with the technical and professional skills required for employment as entry-level technicians. Graduates will be qualified to seek positions as communications technicians, computer repair technicians, field service technicians, consumer product technicians and others. The program teaches electronics technology principles - emphasizing component-level repair and related mathematics. Logical troubleshooting techniques are taught throughout the program. This program will assist in preparing students for the Certified Electronics Technician (CET) exam. Also included are courses to assist students in preparing for the two examinations required for certification by the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) as computer service technicians. The A+ certification examination consists of two test modules: (1) the Core Hardware Service Technician examination and (2) the Operating System Technologies examination. The examinations measure essential competencies for microcomputer hardware service technicians.
Electronics, Computer, and Telecommunications Technology (Associate Degree)
The objective of the Electronics, Computer and Telecommunications Technology program is to provide students with the technical and professional skills required for employment as entry-level technicians. Graduates will be qualified to seek positions as communications technicians, computer repair technicians, field service technicians, consumer product technicians and others. The program teaches electronics technology principles - emphasizing component-level repair and related mathematics. Logical troubleshooting techniques are taught throughout the program. This program will assist in preparing students for the Certified Electronics Technician (CET) exam. Also included are courses to assist students in preparing for the two examinations required for certification by the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) as computer service technicians. The A+ certification examination consists of two test modules: (1) the Core Hardware Service Technician examination and (2) the Operating System Technologies examination. The examinations measure essential competencies for microcomputer hardware service technicians.
Medical Billing and Coding Specialist (Certificate Program)
Medical billing is vital to the smooth functioning of the medical office. Medical billers calculate the total amount due from a patient, prepare invoices to be sent out, and follow up to ensure that payment has been received. Medical Coding involves recording designated codes in patients' medical records. The curriculum includes classroom lectures and lab training in: health insurance including paperwork, legal issues, and insurance fraud and abuse; dental claims; general office procedures, including use of office machines, keyboarding and computer applications; and medical coding and terminology. Upon graduation, you will be able to seek entry-level employment in doctors' offices, clinics, hospitals, home health care services, nursing and residential care facilities, and insurance companies.
Network Information Systems (Associate Degree)
The objective of the Network Information Systems program is to prepare students for a variety of entry-level careers in the network operations and computer technical support fields. Students will be exposed to all elements of an information system - hardware, operating systems, software, data, user interfaces, procedures and personnel. The program meets the skills standards for a network specialist as developed by the Northwest Center for Emerging Technologies and the National Science Foundation. The primary focus of the program is to give students a broad base of skills with which to pursue careers in the information technology sector with an emphasis on Microsoft systems. Graduates will qualify for entry-level positions in the fields of network administration, network engineering, computer technology, technical support, user support, computer operations and computer security.
Network Information Systems (Associate Degree)
The objective of the Network Information Systems program is to prepare students for a variety of entry-level careers in the network operations and computer technical support fields. Students will be exposed to all elements of an information system - hardware, operating systems, software, data, user interfaces, procedures and personnel. The program meets the skills standards for a network specialist as developed by the Northwest Center for Emerging Technologies and the National Science Foundation. The primary focus of the program is to give students a broad base of skills with which to pursue careers in the information technology sector with an emphasis on Microsoft systems. Graduates will qualify for entry-level positions in the fields of network administration, network engineering, computer technology, technical support, user support, computer operations and computer security.

All Academic Programs
 
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