Brightwood Career Institute, Philadelphia Mills Campus

Brightwood Career Institute, Philadelphia Mills Campus


Campus Overview

Brightwood Career Institute recognizes that in today's competitive job market, you need an advantage. You need to earn the credentials employers search for and skills that could set you apart from others. Find out how studying with instructors who bring real-world experience to the classroom could help you gain an educational edge that prepares for the future.

The Brightwood Career Institute - Franklin Mills campus offers career-focused programs to the Philadelphia community. Programs feature hands-on training in areas from respiratory care to computer networking technology and more.

The admissions, academics and career services teams at Brightwood Career Institute are focused on finding ways to support its students, both professionally and personally. This student-centric approach is designed to ensure you feel confident in your decision to attend Brightwood Career Institute - Franklin Mills.

Outside of the classroom, the school supports a rich student life and helps students create a sense of community. Students have been honored by the school for academic achievements and perfect attendance with public recognition and certificates, in addition to enjoying music and refreshments with members of the campus. In-class work is supplemented with opportunities to go on field trips and listen to guest speakers, including employers, graduates, and motivational speakers. Students may also have a chance to give back to their community through Service Learning Projects.

Why Brightwood?

At Brightwood Career Institute, we offer accelerated programs that combine flexible schedules and professional instruction to create a rewarding learning experience focused on helping you gain skills for your chosen career.

Real-World Training

We keep education relevant by employing instructors with real-world experience in the field, who bring their career backgrounds to the classroom. Our programs are continually assessed by faculty, staff and members of the business and education communities to help ensure your studies align with your career goals. Programs offered by Brightwood Career Institute focus on local employment needs, in areas such as allied health, nursing and technical and professional programs.

Professional Skill Building

Within the classroom, it is our mission not only to provide vocational training, but also to help you develop the professional skills, values, attitudes and strategies that will enhance your potential for success on campus, in your career and through life. The success of our students is our greatest success. Because when our students succeed, we've completed the job we set out to do: empower the courageous, and enable real and relevant change.

Materials and Equipment

Students learn with materials and equipment that they would use on the job. They gain the ability to display knowledge and skills that employers are looking for.


Students can find externship or practicum sites with the school's assistance. They can apply the knowledge they gain at Brightwood Career Institute - Franklin Mills to real-world career settings. They increase their confidence in job interviews.

Externships and practicums are not required for all programs.

Admission Requirements

Brightwood Career Institute - Franklin Mills wants to help students start their journeys. The admissions process for each student starts with a Career Planning Session where the student's career goals are discussed; information about the school and its programs is shared; a campus tour is provided; and the student has the opportunity to meet with a Career Services Adviser and Financial Aid Officer.

Admissions requirements include, but are not limited to, proof of high school graduation and entrance assessment. For information on specific program requirements, students should contact the Admissions Department.

Financial Aid and Military Benefits

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. A financial aid officer will be able to assist students in determining their eligibility for federal loans, private aid, state and federal grants, scholarships, and other forms of aid.

In support of the military community, Brightwood Career Institute - Franklin Mills also offers a 30% discount in tuition for active duty personnel, military spouses, veterans, and dependent of veterans or active duty personnel.

Students should please contact the Financial Aid Department for more information about financial aid and the military and veteran benefits programs the campus supports.

Career Services

Brightwood Career Institute - Franklin Mills is committed to students' future successes. It works with employers in the community to make sure that its programs support students' needs by providing graduates that are appropriately skilled. Students will receive personalized assistance from a Career Services Adviser in school, upon graduation and beyond.

Brightwood Career Institute - Franklin Mills offers "The Brightwood Certified Professional" program devoted to sharpening the skills that could make the difference in a student's job search. Brightwood Career Institute - Franklin Mills offers 7 certification activities that allow students to become more well-rounded candidates upon graduation. Certifications include, but are not limited to, dress for success, social media presence, and preparing for the interview.


Each Brightwood Career Institute campus is separately accredited. For campus-specific accreditation details, including approvals, memberships, and programmatic accreditation, please navigate to a campus accreditation page. Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). For questions about our accreditation, call 202.336.6780. The ACICS website is located at: 

Consumer Information

Brightwood Career Institute does not guarantee job placement or career advancement. For information about graduation rates, median debt of students who completed our programs, and other important information, please click here. 


If you are looking for a place to get a great education in Philadelphia, you will find it at Brightwood Career Institute. The campuses are easily accessible from all over the greater Philadelphia area.

The Franklin Mills campus is located conveniently in northeastern Philadelphia at 177 Franklin Mills Boulevard near the city's public transportation routes and the Franklin Mills Mall.

Philadelphia is one of the world's greatest cities, famous for several historical milestones and monuments, fine art, cultural attractions, and the best cheese steaks in the world. The area surrounding our campus offers beautiful landscapes, relevant historical sites, and notable museums and cultural venues. Spend your spare time tubing down the Delaware River or take a ride on an antique carousel, a genuine steam locomotive, a hot air balloon, or a mule-drawn canal boat. Nearby historic areas offer small-town charm with old-fashioned festivals and events that build a sense of community among local residents.

Amid this delightful atmosphere you will find unparalleled educational opportunities that can help you plan for a future without limits. Contact Brightwood Career Institute, Franklin Mills campus and enroll today.


Medical Assistant Diploma

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Medical Billing and Coding Diploma

Respiratory Care Associate Degree

Computer Networking Technology Associate Degree

Electrical Technician Diploma


Location & Contact

177 Franklin Mills Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19154
United States




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