Why Branford Hall?

If you are looking at business schools and technical schools, check out some of the reasons you may want to attend Branford Hall. The biggest reason? We are leaders in career-focused education. This means we prepare you with the skills and training you need to start a new career in the field of your choice, all within a short timeframe that fits into your busy life. Here are some more reasons to choose Branford Hall:
Individual Support:
At Branford Hall, we give our students individual support. We work with you as you start on the journey toward your new career. At Branford Hall, you will never feel like a number. We will work with you to complete your initial application and fill out financial aid paperwork to get you started. Our instructors and staff will help you succeed in the classroom, and provide extra support or tutoring if you require it. We will be there for you as you begin your job search. We even want to help you after graduation if you need refreshers or career advice. What’s more, Branford Hall has an “open-door” policy. This means that the School Director and Director of Education are available for students if they need personal and academic advisement during their program.
Career Services at Branford Hall
Your education and training will prepare you for your new career, but at Branford Hall, we don’t stop there. Our Career Services department wants you to find the job that’s right for you. We will work with you to create a strong resume, complete a job application, and learn successful interview techniques. Through our ongoing relationships with the employer community, we can help you get a sense of what jobs are available for you.
On-the-Job experience
One of the great advantages of a Branford Hall education is the hands-on learning you get to experience in our externships, internships, and clinical placements. After completing your classes, most programs require an externship or internship, where you get to apply what you learned in the classroom in a workplace setting. With your placement, you will gain on-the-job skills and experience that you can include on your resume. When it is time to apply for your first job, you will feel confident that you have the right skills for the job.
Convenient locations and hours
As one of the accredited technical schools in the region, Branford Hall offers career-focused programs in seven locations in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York. Many of our locations have evening hours to fit in with your schedule.
Financial Aid
If you are like many students, you worry about affording an education. But we are here to help you find a way. We will help you come up with a plan by looking at grants, loans, and other types of financing options. We will provide individual support as you plan for your education, whether it’s researching grants, applying for a loan, filling out the FAFSA, or helping you keep track of your expenses.
Programs:
- Medical Assistant
- Medical Billing & Coding / Health Claims Specialist
- Computer Networking Management
- Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration (HVAC/R) Technician
- Massage Therapy
- Paralegal
- Professional Fitness Trainer
- Culinary Arts
- Computer Network & Security
- Graphic Design & Animation
- Surgical Technology

Health Claims Specialist

Are you interested in an office-based career in the health care industry? Are you detail-oriented and analytical? Have you ever considered health claims school? Health Claims Specialists are responsible for processing insurance claims for healthcare facilities. Learn more about this program at Branford Hall.

Health claims is a vital function for any healthcare facility where insurance is accepted. The healthcare industry relies on health claims specialists to keep accurate records, including patient treatment records, insurance information, payment plans, outstanding bills, and payments received.

A Day in the Life

As a health claims specialist, you willhandle medical billing and coding responsibilities. In a typical day, you can expect to:

  • Use a computer-based system to assign codes for reimbursement
  • Process insurance claims and submit to insurance companies
  • Check and re-submit any claims that have been rejected
  • Organize health insurance claim forms
  • Input data into patient databases
  • Review patient bills and statements
  • Manage Electronic Health Records (EHR)

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

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Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Technician

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Culinary Arts

Do you love to cook and bake? Can you picture yourself in a career as a chef? If so, Branford Hall's Culinary Arts program may be the program for you.

If you're considering culinary arts schools, the Culinary Arts program at Branford Hall will prepare you with skills you need to begin this exciting and versatile career. Before you know it, you may become a sous chef, prep cook, pastry chef, or head chef. With so many different types of cuisine, and such a wide variety of restaurants and food service businesses, the possibilities for a career in the culinary arts are wide-ranging.

Our training program is very hands-on, and it includes areas such as knife skills, spa cuisines, beverages and alcohol safety, bakeshop and desserts, international cuisines, preparation of meats, preparation of soups and sauces, and business operations.

A Day in the Life

As a cook or chef, you will be handling and preparing foods in a kitchen environment. On a typical day, you can expect to:

  • Check ingredients for freshness
  • Measure and mix ingredients
  • Cut, chop, dice, slice, and prepare ingredients to be cooked
  • Prepare seasonings
  • Fry, roast, bake, grill, boil, steam, or broil meats, vegetables, and other foods
  • Operate equipment, such as broilers, grills, slicers, grinders, and blenders
  • Arrange, garnish, and serve food
  • Clean utensils, equipment, work surfaces, and dishes
  • Organize food supplies

Medical Billing and Coding

Medical billing and coding is a vital function for any healthcare facility where insurance is accepted. The healthcare industry relies on medical billing and coding specialists to keep accurate records, including patient treatment records, insurance information, payment plans, outstanding bills, and payments received.

As a medical biller and coder, you will be trained in medical terminology, insurance forms, diagnostic codes, procedural codes, and procedures for processing medical claims. In this profession, you may work for a doctors’ office, hospital, extended care facility, diagnostic center, or insurance company.

The Medical Billing and Coding program at Branford Hall helps prepare students for taking the Certified Professional Coder exam offered by the American Academy of Professional Coders. Certification demonstrates your commitment to your new career, and may provide you with better career opportunities.

A Day in the Life

As a medical biller and coder, you will handle medical billing and coding responsibilities. In a typical day, you can expect to:

  • Use a computer-based system to assign codes for reimbursement
  • Process insurance claims and submit to insurance companies
  • Check and re-submit any claims that have been rejected
  • Organize health insurance claim forms
  • Input data into patient databases
  • Review patient bills and statements
  • Manage Electronic Health Records (EHR)

Paralegal

Are you interested in joining the exciting legal world? You can, with paralegal training from Branford Hall Career Institute. Paralegals support the day-to-day activities in law offices and other legal environments including private law firms, corporations, and the government. If you're considering paralegal schools, learn more about out program at Branford Hall.

The Paralegal program includes comprehensive instruction in areas such as civil litigation, trust and probate, real estate law, commercial law and business organization law, as well as computer technologies. You will also learn how to conduct legal research, legal analysis, and legal writing.

The Paralegal program at Branford Hall features online courses as well as on-campus courses. The online courses offer you the convenience of learning from home, while the on-campus courses give you the opportunity to meet face-to-face with instructors and classmates. Together, the courses aredesigned to provide a comprehensive education that can position you for successful entry into the legal field.

A Day in the Life

As a paralegal, you may be working for a busy law firm, a private company, or perhaps a government agency. During a typical day, you can expect to:

  • Help lawyers prepare for closings
  • Investigate the facts presented in cases
  • Prepare written reports for future legal cases
  • Assist in legal research
  • Prepare correspondence and legal papers
  • Help attorneys during trials
  • Draft documents, such as contracts or mortgages
  • Organize and track case files
  • Coordinate the law office activities
  • Maintain financial records

Professional Medical Assistant

As a medical assistant, you can develop meaningful relationships with both patients and doctors. Medical assistants are the link between doctors and patients, and they help to keep the daily functions of medical offices running smoothly.

Medical assistants are needed in a wide range of office and clinical settings, from hospitals and outpatient centers to private practices or surgical centers.

If you want to be an important part of a professional medical team, then the Professional Medical Assistant Program at Branford Hall Career Institute may be the program for you.

What do Medical Assistants do?

At Branford Hall, you will learn the skills you need to be a medical assistant. Here are some of the daily duties you might have:

  • Measure and record patients’ vital signs
  • Take down patients’ medical histories
  • Discuss procedures with patients and offer reassurance
  • Prepare patients for examinations
  • Sterilize medical equipment and instruments
  • Provide assistance to physicians during examinations
  • Collect and process lab specimens
  • Perform phlebotomies (blood draws)
  • Administer EKGs
  • Handle the preparation and administration of medications
  • Share information with patients about medications and special diets
  • Authorize refills for prescriptions
  • Remove surgical sutures
  • Remove and reapply dressings

Massage Therapy

Public interest in alternative health care is on the rise, and massage therapy is becoming popular in a range of settings, from spas and fitness clubs, to hospitals and nursing homes.

At Branford Hall's Massage Therapist training program, you will learn a variety of massage techniques, from acupressure and deep tissue massage to reflexology and Swedish massage. You will also learn about treating clients with special concerns, such as pregnant women, athletes, and the elderly. If you're looking at massage therapy schools. find out how Branford Hall can help prepare you for a rewarding career in massage therapy.

A Day in the Life

  • Evaluate clients to assess painful or tense areas of the body
  • Prepare linens, music, lighting, products
  • Deliver the appropriate type of massage for the patient
  • Provide clients with guidance on stretching, posture, strengthening, and relaxation
  • Develop marketing strategies to build a bigger client base
  • Handle administrative work, such as billing and networking

Pharmacy Technician

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Medical Assistant

As a medical assistant, you can develop meaningful relationships with both patients and doctors. Medical assistants are the link between doctors and patients, and they help to keep the daily functions of medical offices running smoothly.

Medical assistants are needed in a wide range of office and clinical settings, from hospitals and outpatient centers to private practices or surgical centers.

If you want to be an important part of a professional medical team, then the Medical Assistant Program at Branford Hall Career Institute may be the program for you.

What do Medical Assistants do?

At Branford Hall, you will learn the skills you need to be a medical assistant. Here are some of the daily duties you might have:

  • Measure and record patients’ vital signs
  • Take down patients’ medical histories
  • Discuss procedures with patients and offer reassurance
  • Prepare patients for examinations
  • Sterilize medical equipment and instruments
  • Provide assistance to physicians during examinations
  • Collect and process lab specimens
  • Perform phlebotomies (blood draws)
  • Administer EKGs
  • Handle the preparation and administration of medications
  • Share information with patients about medications and special diets
  • Authorize refills for prescriptions
  • Remove surgical sutures
  • Remove and reapply dressings

Medical Assisting

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Health Information Technology

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Legal Office Technology

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Dental Assistant

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Associate in Science in Medical Assisting

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Medical Office

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Associate in Science in Office Administration: Medical

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Computer Networking Management

Are you interested in computers? Do you want to be part of the IT world? Branford Hall's Computer Networking Management program prepares students for the high-tech world of computer support and networking.

In our program, you will become skilled in areas such as installation, preventative maintenance, networking, network administration, network security, and trouble-shooting. The training will give you the qualifications to become a bench technician, desktop support technician, network specialist, IT support technician, or other similar IT role.

No computer experience is required to enroll in our program. With the Computer Networking Management program at Branford Hall, we will help you gain the essential foundation you need to enter the IT field and build your career.

A Day in the Life

Working in computer networking management is never dull, since the day-to-day operations of many businesses rely so heavily on a smoothly functioning computer network. Some of your daily tasks might include:

  • Installing operating systems
  • Performing preventative maintenance
  • Configuring networks
  • Adding and deleting users
  • Backing up servers
  • Loading new software applications
  • Maintaining network security
  • Trouble-shooting when programs are not working

Surgical Technology

Do you want to work in the fast-paced environment of healthcare? As a Surgical Technologist, you will work alongside surgeons, anesthetists, nurses, and other surgery professionals inside the operating room.

You'll be setting up instruments and equipment, preparing patients for surgery, and helping the surgical team throughout the process. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment as a surgical technologist is growing much faster than average*.

If you're considering surgical tech schools,Branford Hall's Surgical Technology program prepares students for entry-level jobs in clinical settings such as surgical units, surgi-centers, and surgeons' offices.

Multi-Skill Health Technician

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Professional Fitness Trainer

Are you considering enrolling inpersonal trainer school? Are you passionate about health and fitness? Do you want to help others reach their potential? As a personal trainer, you can inspire others to improve their overall health and fitness.

The Professional Fitness Trainer program at Branford Hall will prepare you with the skills you need to begin this exciting career. You will participate in classroom learning as well as hands-on training in a fitness center. With our program, you will learn such skills as how to design a safe and effective workout, create healthy nutrition plans, build a client base, and track your clients' progress.

To help you enhance your qualification even further, we can help you prepare for your personal training certificate. Attaining the Certified Personal Trainer certification from theNational Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)will show prospective employers and clients that you are serious about your career. If you are thinking of going to a personal trainer school, check out our program.

A Day in the Life

As a personal trainer, you will be working with clients to help them get fit and stay healthy. On a typical day, you can expect to:

  • Conduct fitness assessments
  • Develop exercise programs
  • Create individualized nutritional programs
  • Teach and demonstrate proper work out techniques
  • Explain and enforce safety rules on the use of exercise equipment
  • Motivate clients toward improved quality of life

Patient Care Technician

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Practical Nursing

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Licensed Nursing Assistant

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Phlebotomy

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Dental Assisting

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Certified Nurses Aide

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Patient Care Technician I

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Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Service Technology

Imagine trying to survive a winter without heating or a midsummer heat wave without air conditioning. Imagine lasting a week without a refrigerator. There is no doubt about it. We rely on heating and cooling systems every day.

If you want an interesting job with outstanding career prospects, the heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration industry is a fast-growing segment of the economy. HVAC/R technicians are busy year-round, installing, maintaining, and repairing these systems in residences and commercial establishments.

The HVAC/R industry is evolving to address concerns about the environment. Environmentally sustainable technologies and more efficient buildings are the future of HVAC/R. Branford Hall is committed to providing students with skills that are up-to-date with new energy technologies and conservation standards.

EPA 608 Certification is included in this program and is required in order for students complete this program. EPA 608 certification is required for all graduates wishing to work in the field of HVAC.

A Day in the Life

As an HVAC/R technician, you will help install, maintain, and repair heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems. On a typical day, you can expect to:

  • Travel to worksites, both residential and commercial
  • Follow instructions or blueprints to install or repair HVACR systems
  • Connect HVACR systems to water and fuel lines, air ducts, and other components
  • Install electrical wiring and controls
  • Trouble-shoot individual components to determine necessary repairs
  • Replace or repair parts that are no longer working
  • Inspect and maintain customers' HVACR systems

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

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Respiratory Therapy

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Medical Coding and Billing Specialist

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Medical Administrative Assistant

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Cardiovascular Sonography

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Graphic Design and Animation

Do you have a good eye for design? Are you looking for a career that allows you to be creative? If so, you may be interested in the Graphic Design and Animation program at Branford Hall.

Today's graphic design professionals are trained in both print media and digital media, and are part of a dynamic industry that continues to evolve with new developments in technology.

Graduates of the Graphic Design and Animation program are prepared for entry level positions as web designers, web developers, graphic artists, multimedia designers, Photoshop specialists, and more.

A Day in the Life

As a graphic artist or web designer, your typical day may include:

  • Working with a team to gather information about a new project
  • Collaborating with team members regarding strategies to reach your audience and developing your design concepts
  • Gathering or creating the graphics, images, colors, fonts, and text you will need
  • Working with design software to create layouts, according to specifications
  • Following established protocols for reviews and approvals of your designs
  • Making changes and adjustments as required by your supervisor or clients
  • Reviewing design for errors before finalizing
  • Coordinating with outside agencies, clients, and printers as needed

Computer Networking and Security

Computers are an indispensable part of life today. They are used everywhere, from paying a bill online, to processing volumes of information on the high speed networks of today's technology-oriented businesses.

To keep technology working smoothly, businesses need trained professionals who are skilled in computer networking and security. If you like technology, and can picture yourself in a computer networking career, you may want to consider the Computer Networking & Security program at Branford Hall.

Graduates of this program go on to seek employment in entry-level positions such as computer repair technicians, help desk technicians, desktop support, computer systems administrators, or network technicians.

A Day in the Life

A typical day in the life of a trained professional in Computer Networking and Security involves a range of tasks that will keep you busy!

  • Support users in their day-to-day use of computers in the workplace
  • Trouble-shoot issues with computer hardware and software
  • Take care of preventative maintenance on networked computers
  • Install and configure operating systems
  • Back up servers regularly
  • Work with computer forensics, such as recovering lost data
  • Assist with network installation and server maintenance
  • Create users and perform administrative functions within the network
  • Help keep network security measures up to date and prevent intrusions

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