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Philadelphia Mills Campus

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177 Franklin Mills Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19154
(215) 612-6600
(215) 612-6600
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Brightwood Career Institute in Philadelphia Mills (Northeast Philadelphia), PA

Brightwood Career Institute, Philadelphia Mills campus, offers career-focused specialized associate's degree and diploma programs to the Philadelphia community. Our programs feature hands-on learning in areas from allied health care to IT and more:

Brightwood Career Institute, Philadelphia Mills has been placed on institutional show cause by its accreditor, the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools ("ACICS"), because of financial concerns.

Why Brightwood?

Career-Focused Programs

We recognize that in today's competitive job market, you need an edge. You need to obtain the credentials employers search for and skills that could set you apart from other applicants. Find out how studying with instructors who bring real-world experience to the classroom could help you gain an education that prepares for your future.

Convenient Location in Northeast Philadelphia

Our Philadelphia Mills campus is located at 177 Franklin Mills Boulevard in Philadelphia, PA, near Philadelphia Mills Mall. The campus offers parking and is accessible to public transportation.

Contact us or come visit us today to see what Brightwood Career Institute is all about.

History of the Philadelphia Mills Campus

Formerly known as CHI Institute and then Kaplan Career Institute, Brightwood Career Institute, Philadelphia Mills campus, was founded in 1981 as a school focusing on computer systems technology. Explore how our career training programs have expanded through the years and offer individuals in the Philadelphia area the opportunity to pursue career opportunities in computer technology, electrical technician, and health care.

For over thirty years, we have provided career training to busy adults looking to further their education at a school that understands the need for flexible schedules. Through the years our name may have changed, but our commitment to our students and alumni has remained a top priority since the day we opened our doors.

Our History as an Education Provider in Pennsylvania

The Philadelphia Mills campus was founded in the Philadelphia area in 1981 as CHI Institute, with computer systems technology classes starting in the spring of 1982. In the following years, programs were added in response to local education needs and the CHI Institute achieved AST-degree granting status in 1985.

In October 2007, the Philadelphia Mills campus relocated from Southampton, Pennsylvania, to its current location in Northeastern Philadelphia to better serve its students. In January 2012, CHI Institute changed its name to Kaplan Career Institute and then to Brightwood Career Institute in December 2015.

Our Present at Philadelphia Mills in Northeast Philadelphia

Our teams at Brightwood Career Institute, from admissions to academics to Career Development, are focused on finding ways to support our students, both professionally and personally. We want to make sure you feel confident in your choice.

Outside of the classroom, we promote a rich student life and help our students create a community. In past months, we have celebrated the academic achievements and perfect attendance of our students with public recognition and certificates, while enjoying music and refreshments. In-class work is supplemented with opportunities to go on field trips and hear from guest speakers, including employers, graduates, and motivational speakers. Students may also have a chance to give back to their own community through Service Learning Projects.

Contact us today to learn more about why students and graduates have chosen Brightwood Career Institute, Philadelphia Mills campus.

Campus Location in Philadelphia

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

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

A Northeastern Philadelphia Location

Philadelphia is one of the world's finest cities, famous for numerous historical milestones and monuments, fine art and cultural attractions, and the best cheese steaks in the world. The area surrounding our campus boasts beautiful landscapes, interesting historic sites, and notable museums and cultural venues. Spend your leisure 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 towns offer small-town charm with old-fashioned festivals and events that build a sense of community among area residents.

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

Additional Brightwood Career Institute Locations in Philadelphia

Our Broomall campus, located in the southwestern region of Philadelphia, serves Delaware and Chester counties. We also have a Philadelphia campus located in the Universal City area of the city. Visit each campus site for program information.

Available Programs

Brightwood Career Institute in Philadelphia Mills, PA offers you the programs and quality education that can help you start down the path to a new career or help you advance in your current position. Our experienced faculty provide a strong program curriculum that can help you achieve your lifelong career goals. Their teaching techniques promote participation in activities such as group discussions and projects, lab work, simulations, demonstrations, field trips, guest speakers, and lectures.