College Isn’t For You?

Short-term career training may be an option

For young adults, the question of whether or not to go to college is a big decision! College is a major commitment of your time, your money, and your mental energy. Many young people think, “I don’t want to go to college,” or “I feel like college isn’t for me.” If you feel this way, you are not alone. And the good news is, there are many other options to explore.

One of the options could be short-term career-focused programs. With the right career training program, you can focus your energies on getting into the job market without needing to invest the time and money into a four-year degree.

The Branford Hall Career Institute is committed to helping students get started in the career paths of their choosing. Many of our students say they like the Branford Hall experience because:

  • The application process is simple
  • Classrooms are small and hands-on—no giant lecture halls
  • Most programs can be completed in one year
  • Career services is there to help with the job search process
  • Applications are accepted year-round

Check out some of our career-focused options to see if we have a program that matches your career interests.

Medical Assisting
Medical assistants work in doctors’ offices and hospital settings to provide important clinical and administrative services. Being part of the healthcare industry and knowing that you are helping others can be a gratifying career choice.

Massage Therapy
If you like health and wellness, you may enjoy being a massage therapist. Our program teaches all the major massage modalities and techniques.

Health Claims Specialist (Medical Billing and Coding)
If you are detailed-oriented and enjoy office work, you might like to work in the field of medical records as a medical billing and coding specialist.

Computer Networking Management
Computers are part of every industry and every business. If you are a techy at heart, you may love learning about computer networking management in our hands-on program.

Learning a trade like heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC/R) can prepare you for work in commercial or residential facilities.

Culinary Arts
If you are passionate about cooking and food, our culinary arts program can prepare you with the skills and techniques you need to get started in the world of restaurants and food service.

Do these programs sound like a good fit for you? If so, visit one of our campuses in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, or Massachusetts. Each of our locations offers a welcoming facility with a small school feel. If a four-year college isn’t your speed, see if Branford Hall could be your answer!