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College Profile: Brightwood College-Beltsville

 
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TESST College of Technology, in Beltsville, 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>.
 
4600 Powder Mill Rd
Beltsville, MD
20705
301-937-8448 (general)
301-937-8448 (financial aid)
301-937-8448 (admissions)
 
 
 

 

General Information
Other Names Formerly TESST College of Technology-Beltsville
Type Private for-profit, 2-year
Control Private for-profit
Size Under 1,000
Campus Setting Suburb: Large
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-Beltsville 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
1,089 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
Computerized Business Management (Certificate Program)
The objective of the Computerized Business Management program is to prepare students for a variety of entry?level careers in computer applications use, web page design, sales support, small business eCommerce, business presentation projects, office automation, office technology and administrative support fields. Employment opportunities include microcomputer support specialist, web page designer, user support representative, technical software support, word processing operator, data entry clerk and administrative support staff. Employment opportunities exist with companies engaged in Internet/Web technologies, word processing, spreadsheet applications, data entry, database development and desktop publishing. Students will be exposed to the full suite of Microsoft? Office software products and the use of these programs for enhanced efficiency in today?s work environment.
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.
Electrician (Certificate Program)
The objective of the Electrician program is to prepare students with the knowledge, technical skills and work habits required for entry-level positions as Electricians. This program provides instruction in the basic fundamentals of electricity and its practical applications; instructs students in direct current and alternating current circuitry; residential, commercial and industrial wiring, along with specialized areas such as motors and motor control circuits, transformer installations, and services requirements; and provides instruction of the National Electrical Code and its application to safe electrical installations. Students may use their skills in entry-level positions as electricians on new construction projects, on additions for restoration sites, or in commercial or industrial maintenance positions. Graduates of the program may utilize their skills to find entry-level employment as electricians in various companies to include: building construction and design; general building construction; commercial and residential construction; construction equipment and supply; hobby and model construction supplies; lake and pond maintenance; paving contractors and construction; and swimming pool contractors.
Electronics, Computer, and Telecommunications Technology (Certificate Program)
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 (Certificate Program)
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 (Certificate Program)
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 (Certificate Program)
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 Assistant (Certificate Program)
The objective of the Medical Assistant program is to prepare students with the knowledge, technical skills and work habits required for entry-level positions as Medical Assistants. The computer technology and word processing facets of the curriculum enhance the student's potential for placement. Prior to graduation, students are required to complete a 160-hour externship program at a local clinic, physician's office, hospital, HMO (Health Maintenance Organization) or other allied health facility. This program will assist in preparing students for the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) exam sponsored by American Medical Technologists. In some cases, field experience may be necessary to be eligible to take or to successfully pass the exams. Graduates of this program may perform tasks assigned or delegated by a supervising physician, such as administering injections, vital signs and EKGs; assisting in minor surgical procedures; basic accounting procedures; and fundamentals of charting and documentation. Graduates may also perform venipuncture in a medical situation.
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.
Network Information Technology (Certificate Program)
The objective of the Network Information Technology 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, users, procedures and personnel. The program meets the skills standards for a Network Specialist as developed by the Northwest Center for Emerging Technologies and National Science Foundation. The primary focus of the program is to give students a broad base of skills 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 support, computer technology and technical support.
Network Information Technology (Certificate Program)
The objective of the Network Information Technology 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, users, procedures and personnel. The program meets the skills standards for a Network Specialist as developed by the Northwest Center for Emerging Technologies and National Science Foundation. The primary focus of the program is to give students a broad base of skills 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 support, computer technology and technical support.

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