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  • Lower Your Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

    Relevant Campus(es): Albany; Bohemia; Springfield (Tech); Springfield; Windsor; Southington; Branford; Amityville; Jersey City; North Brunswick; Parsippany
    Category(ies): Health and Wellness

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    It’s a great way to honor American Diabetes Association Alert Day—Tues., March 28

    What do you know about Type 2 Diabetes? This most common form of diabetes is called hyperglycemia. Individuals with this disease have blood sugar (glucose) levels that rise to higher than normal because their bodies do not produce insulin properly. With this insulin resistance, the pancreas cannot make enough insulin to keep the blood glucose at normal levels.


  • Jersey City Campus Uncovers Its Own “Hidden Figure”

    Relevant Campus(es): Jersey City
    Category(ies): Computer Networking, Security and Management, Computer Networking Management

    Marion Johnson, Branford Hall Hidden Figure

    Students at a Black History Month celebration were surprised to discover the prestigious early career of instructor Marion Johnson

    When students of Branford Hall’s Jersey City campus arrived at their orientation room on February 22, they expected to watch the 2016 Oscar nominated film Hidden Figures, about the role of three African American women mathematicians in NASA in the early 1960s. What they didn’t expect was to hear from one of their own instructors, Ms. Marion Johnson—who, it turns out, is also a “hidden figure.”


  • Sample Resume for a Personal Fitness Trainer

    Relevant Campus(es): Southington; Branford
    Category(ies): Professional Fitness Trainer

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    There’s no time like the present to get your resume in order

    If you are in training to become a personal fitness trainer, it is a smart time to start working on your resume. Before you know it, your training will be completed and it will be time to begin looking for your first job in your new field.


  • What Does a Medical Billing and Coding Specialist Do?

    Relevant Campus(es): Albany; Bohemia; Springfield; Windsor; Southington; Branford; Amityville; Jersey City; North Brunswick
    Category(ies): Medical Billing and Coding / Health Claims Specialist

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    Becoming a health claims specialist could be in your future

    Are you interested in an allied health or healthcare career, but not sure how to get started? Would you like an office-based position rather than being on your feet taking care of patients? If so, a career in the field of medical billing and coding could be a good match for you.


  • Branford Hall Opens an Expansive New Facility in Albany

    Relevant Campus(es): Albany
    Category(ies): Medical Billing and Coding / Health Claims Specialist, Medical Assistant

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    Students, instructors, and staff enjoy a space that’s customized for healthcare training 

    In mid-February, Branford Hall Career Institute’s Albany campus relocated to an impressive new facility in the city’s Capitol Hill section, at 155 Washington Avenue.
Branford Hall offers two training programs at this location: medical assisting and medical billing and coding, which both prepare students for careers in the healthcare field.


  • Looking for a New Career? Consider a Medical Assistant Program

    Relevant Campus(es): Albany; Bohemia; Springfield; Windsor; Southington; Branford; Amityville; Jersey City; North Brunswick; Parsippany
    Category(ies): Medical Assistant

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    A one-year program can train you for entry level positions in this career field

    Are you looking to start a new career? Becoming a medical assistant may be a job field that is within your reach. At the Branford Hall Career Institute, we offer medical assistant training for adult students throughout four states in New England. Find out the answers to our frequently asked questions:


  • How to Put Food Safety First as a Culinary Arts Student

    Relevant Campus(es): Springfield (Tech)
    Category(ies): Culinary Arts

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    These tips will help you remember some the most essential aspects of food preparation

    If you’re currently studying culinary arts, part of your training will be gaining hands-on experience. Safety measures are an essential aspect of this profession. A primary objective is minimizing the chance that any food you prepare could cause a foodborne illness. Making guests sick is not on the path to a successful culinary career!


  • 8 Tips for Making New Friends in Class

    Relevant Campus(es): Albany; Bohemia; Springfield (Tech); Springfield; Windsor; Southington; Branford; Amityville; Jersey City; North Brunswick; Parsippany
    Category(ies): Student Life

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    Getting to know your classmates can make your school experience better

    After high school is over, you may find that your friends have all gone in different directions. Some may be in college. Some may have started a new job. Others might be still searching for what to do.


  • Start Showing Your Finances Who’s Boss

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    Category(ies): Student Life

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    With a few simple steps, you can be on your way to improving your money situation

    Maybe you’ve been putting off getting organized with your money. But there’s no time like the present. Take on just a few of these strategies this week, and you’ll be well on your way to sleeping better at night. It’s okay to start small, and put one foot in front of the other. You deserve to feel more financially in control!


  • Are You Cut Out for HVAC Training?

    Relevant Campus(es): Bohemia; Springfield (Tech)
    Category(ies): HVAC/R

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    Being an HVAC/R tech requires mechanical skills and physical endurance

    Are you mechanically-inclined? If you are, you might be a good candidate for an HVAC/R training program. Heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC/R) technicians play an important role in today’s economy. Across every industry and the residential sector, HVAC/R systems are being used 24/7. If you’ve ever had a power outage where lose your air conditioning, you know how important it is to keep HVAC systems up and running correctly!


  • Strategies to Feel More Energized at Work

    Relevant Campus(es): Albany; Bohemia; Springfield (Tech); Springfield; Windsor; Southington; Branford; Amityville; Jersey City; North Brunswick; Parsippany
    Category(ies): Health and Wellness

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    You’ll be prepared to tackle the tasks ahead if you pay attention to your energy level during the work day

    Healthcare professionals often work long hours, and must stay alert, especially if they are involved in procedures or assisting during an emergency. But everyone working in a medical office also has to be on their game—there are many important details to keep track of, in serving all the patients that come through in the course of a day. All of this exertion, both mentally and physically, requires energy to keep going.


  • Don't Want to Go to College?

    Relevant Campus(es): Albany; Bohemia; Springfield (Tech); Springfield; Windsor; Southington; Branford; Amityville; Jersey City; North Brunswick; Parsippany
    Category(ies): Student Life

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    Short-term training programs can be an alternative

    It’s no secret that attending a four-year college can be daunting. Some young people may feel they can’t afford the time or cost of being in school for four years. Others may feel they are not cut out for the academic demands of college. Some students feel pressured by their families or peers to attend college, but in their hearts, they don’t want to do it.


  • Ways to Keep Your Immune System Strong

    Relevant Campus(es): Albany; Bohemia; Springfield (Tech); Springfield; Windsor; Southington; Branford; Amityville; Jersey City; North Brunswick; Parsippany
    Category(ies): Health and Wellness

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    Follow these tips and stay well for your healthcare job

    When you’re working in the healthcare profession, you come into contact with more than your usual share of germs. Every day might mean another stream of patients coming into your office. The best way to prevent getting sick is to follow some basic rules.

    If you want to stay healthy, then consider these tips to maintain a strong immune system:


  • Computer Networking Sample Resume

    Relevant Campus(es): Springfield (Tech); Windsor; Southington; Branford; Jersey City; North Brunswick
    Category(ies): Computer Networking, Security and Management, Computer Networking Management

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    A skills-based resume can help get you started in your new field

    If you are in school for computer networking management, it will soon be time to start writing a resume and preparing for your job search. If you have never written a resume before, where do you begin? First time job seekers who don’t have any prior job experience should structure their resumes in a way that emphasizes their skills first. This is a called a skills-based resume. Below is a sample resume for a graduate of a computer networking management program.


  • Become a Personal Fitness Trainer

    Relevant Campus(es): Southington; Branford
    Category(ies): Professional Fitness Trainer

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    There are two locations in Connecticut where you can train for this exciting, physical career

    Lots of people love being physically fit, but have you ever considered integrating your passion for exercise into your career? Training to be a Professional Fitness Trainer is terrific for individuals who love to work with other people and help them live up to their potential. And with the right career training, you could end up working at a place you already love: the gym.


  • 10 Tips to Make your Graphic Design Website Work for You

    Relevant Campus(es): Jersey City; North Brunswick
    Category(ies): Graphic Design & Animation

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    Always choose portfolio pieces that show off your best work

    Whether you are a new graphic designer just finishing up graphic design school or a seasoned professional who’s been working in the field for 20 years, it’s always a good idea to think and re-think your website. Your website is a key marketing tool that shows prospective clients what you can do. Consider these 10 tips when building or re-designing your website:


  • Is the Role of a Surgical Technologist Right for You?

    Relevant Campus(es): North Brunswick
    Category(ies): Surgical Technology

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    Learn more about an operating room technician—or “scrub”—as an important member of a surgical team  

    If you’re interested in helping others in a fast-paced environment, then a surgical technologist career could be the right career option for you. You may be well-suited to this exciting work if you want to be part of a team that works directly in the operating room. A surgical technologist’s role is to assist physicians and other team members during surgical procedures.


  • How Long Does It Take to Become a Massage Therapist?

    Relevant Campus(es): Springfield; Southington; Branford; Parsippany
    Category(ies): Massage Therapist

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    Short-term training programs can get you started in this career field

    Massage therapy can be a compelling career choice for people who like to work with their hands, especially those who are committed to the idea of health and wellness. If you are considering massage therapy schools, take a few moments to learn more about this field. Here are some of the benefits of this career choice.


  • Be Strategic about Your Banking

    Relevant Campus(es): Albany; Bohemia; Springfield (Tech); Springfield; Windsor; Southington; Branford; Amityville; Jersey City; North Brunswick; Parsippany
    Category(ies): Student Life

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    Where you put your money can help you to use it wisely

    Right after the holidays we all feel the pinch when those credit card bills come in. (It’s like the extra few pounds on the scale, the extra notch on the belt!). But it doesn't take long to put some new systems in place that can help bring your financial picture into focus. That’s essential to making some new decisions about how you’d like to go forward.


  • Having Trouble in School? Get Help Now!

    Relevant Campus(es): Albany; Bohemia; Springfield (Tech); Springfield; Windsor; Southington; Branford; Amityville; Jersey City; North Brunswick; Parsippany
    Category(ies): Student Life

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    It’s never too late to get back on track

    Are you struggling in school? Are your grades getting worse and worse as the semester goes on? If so, you may be feeling like it’s a lost cause, and you may be tempted to give up.


  • Get a Taste for Culinary Arts School!

    Relevant Campus(es): Springfield (Tech)
    Category(ies): Culinary Arts

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    Consider a challenging, gratifying career in the food industry.

    Have you always enjoyed cooking? Do you find yourself at your most creative in the kitchen? If so, consider a career as a culinary arts professional. Branford Hall Career Institute offers a culinary arts training program to prepare you for an exciting culinary arts career that blends technical skills with creative and inventive characteristics.


  • Are Computer Classes a Good Choice for You?

    Relevant Campus(es): Springfield (Tech); Windsor; Southington; Branford; Jersey City; North Brunswick
    Category(ies): Computer Networking, Security and Management, Computer Networking Management

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    Enrolling in computer networking training could bring a welcome change to your life

    Do you love to work with computers, mobile devices, and all things technology-related? If you have a knack for this sort of thing, consider making a career of it. There are many career options for people who are interested in technology, from software architects and engineers to technicians, desktop support roles, and more.  


  • Become a Medical Assistant in the New Year

    Relevant Campus(es): Albany; Bohemia; Springfield; Windsor; Southington; Amityville; Jersey City; North Brunswick; Parsippany
    Category(ies): Medical Assistant

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    The start of a new year is a great time to make a change

    The start of a new year is always an exciting time. It’s the perfect time to reevaluate how your life is going and take stock of your future. This year, take a few moments and ask yourself: Am I happy with the direction my life is going? Is my career fulfilling? Am I working toward rewarding goals?


  • 10 Questions to Ask Yourself: Getting Ready for 2017

    Relevant Campus(es): Albany; Bohemia; Springfield (Tech); Springfield; Windsor; Southington; Branford; Amityville; Jersey City; North Brunswick; Parsippany
    Category(ies): Student Life

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    Take time to look back at your personal and professional successes

    Mindfulness and self-reflection are two practices that many successful people use in order to become more aware of their priorities and more focused on self-improvement. The end of a calendar year is a great time to look inward and reflect on the past year.


  • What Does a Professional Fitness Trainer Do?

    Relevant Campus(es): Windsor; Southington; Branford
    Category(ies): Professional Fitness Trainer

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    Find out the daily responsibilities of a personal fitness trainer

    Do you enjoy physical activity helping others feel great about themselves? A career as a personal fitness trainer may be a desirable career path for you. If you’re considering entering a professional fitness training program, you should take time to learn all about the career path before choosing a school.

    Branford Hall Career Institute offers you a run-down of the daily responsibilities of a fitness trainer so you can decide if you would find this profession rewarding and exciting.

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