Brighton College is a vocational training college located in the Lower Mainland region of British Columbia, near Vancouver. Our main campus is conveniently located in central Burnaby.
We deliver high-quality education and support in a serious learning environment for students with a variety of backgrounds and abilities in order to improve their lives for a brighter future.
The College is built on the belief that a technical and practical education with hands-on training is a solid foundation to prepare and guide students to enter their desired career path immediately after graduation.
Established in 2000, Brighton College has since grown to provide over 30 programs ranging from building and engineering technology to information technology, as well as a full range of business-related courses including Office Assistant, International Trade, Accounting, and Business Management. Many of our programs are developed with accreditations and partnerships from industry-recognized certifications.
Brighton College is a designated institution of Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) and has also earned British Columbia Education Quality Assurance (BC EQA) designation, assuring all our programs and instruction meet standards of quality. We follow the guidelines of Quality Matters for all of our online programs.
The Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training administers the Private Training Act and associated regulations.
Brighton College is designated by PTIB, which means we meet additional requirements associated with a higher level of quality than a registered institution.
BC’s Education Quality Assurance (EQA) designation is Canada’s first and only provincial brand of quality for post-secondary education. EQA provides one standard provincial seal that can be recognized globally as a symbol of quality education and consumer protection.
EQA is a recognizable trademark and standard that represents quality education. We are proud to be designated by the BC EAQ, enabling Brighton College to enroll international students.
Quality Matters is an academic quality assurance organization that helps institutions ensure their courses, especially online courses, are designed in alignment and at the highest quality standard for their students. Their mission to promote and improve course quality is built upon outlining rubrics and review standards that help assess a course.
Brighton College is dedicated to delivering the most advanced and innovative programs that equip students with marketable skills, foster personal growth, and establish a foundation for continued education opportunities and employment success.
Brighton College believes in providing an inspiring, respectful, and supportive learning environment where students with a variety of backgrounds and abilities can improve their lives through education. We value the growth of all students, staff, and faculty, and are dedicated to building meaningful relationships within the communities and industries we serve.
With the application of your newly acquired vocational training, we are confident that you will have success in your future endeavors after you complete your college program at Brighton.
Brighton College’s programs are also developed with accreditations and partnerships with:
The BC Career Colleges Association promotes and supports private post-secondary education and training in BC. Their goal is to ensure that private education and training is recognized as a high level of service delivery, commitment to quality, and student satisfaction. All member schools believe in offering satisfying, supportive and directed education and training experiences that students need to find their chosen career path.
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FITT is committed to advancing the profession of international trade by providing training, Certified International Trade Professional (CITP) certification, and resources for individuals and businesses seeking growth in global markets. It is endorsed by the World Trade Center’s Association and the Canadian government.
Visit fittfortrade.com for more information.
Our International Trade and Freight Forwarding programs offer courses to prepare students for FITT credentials.
The Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association provides the opportunity to rank as a true professional in the international trade industry. Members meet a higher standard. They have guiding by-laws that ensure they level the playing field for everyone. Members abide by outlined code and ethics, carry liability insurance, and meet training requirements.
Visit ciffa.com for more information.
Our International Trade programs offer courses to prepare students for CIFFA certification.
Technologists, technicians, and technical specialists achieve professional recognition through the ASTTBC. It is a member-driven regulatory organization that standardizes training and practices for higher competence. This certification has a code of ethics, disciplinary mechanisms for breaches of the code, and protects the titles Applied Science Technologist and Certified Technician, with the designations AScT and CTech, respectively.
Visit asttbc.org for more information.
Our Civil Infrastructure Design Technology Diploma is accredited by ASTTBC.
The National Payroll Institute (formerly Canadian Payroll Association) is focused on providing payroll compliance through education and advocacy. They work with employers and governments to make payroll legislation and administration more efficient and effective. NPI provides certificate programs for members who want to enhance their skills and further their careers.
Visit payroll.ca for more information.
Our Accounting programs offer courses to prepare students for NPI certification.
The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) provides working hospitality professionals with quality education and training. AHLEI continues to meet the needs of the industry with a variety of hospitality solutions, including online or distance learning, a variety of content resources, and resources for high schools, colleges, and workforce agencies. Their professional certification is a distinction of professional excellence.
Visit ahlei.org for more information.
Our Hospitality Management programs are developed in partnership with ALHEI. Students will graduate with a single course ALHEI certificate.
Sage 50 (formerly Simply Accounting) is an easy-to-use desktop accounting and business management software that provides tools to manage financial transactions and streamline business tasks.
Visit sage.com for more information.
Our Computerized Accounting programs offer courses that instruct students on how to use various Sage 50 modules and features to prepare a set of financial records.
Brighton College also delivers training in the following recognized applications:
This software allows designers, drafters, and engineers to create 3D CAD models. Drafters can fully explore their designs prior to the actual build process taking place.
Visit autodesk.ca for more information.
Our Building and Engineering programs primarily use AutoCAD, Revit, and Civil 3D to create their projects.
A customer relationship management web-based software that allows you to track interaction with customers. It manages a company’s sales, marketing, customer service, and more in one central location.
Our Business Management in Marketing and Sales program has a Salesforce Administration Essentials course.
One of the most widely used software packages in the world, it includes programs like Word, Excel and PowerPoint which are used to process, edit, and present content for personal or professional uses.
We offer intro courses for Microsoft Office and Microsoft Word for a number of our programs.
At Brighton College, education goes beyond the walls of the classroom. We believe that learning comes from doing; most of our programs involve a practicum or co-op that gives students an opportunity to put their skills to the test in a real-world environment. Students are taught and encouraged to make networking connections that will help to propel their careers once they have graduated.
Nearing graduation, we provide ongoing career assistance to students through our Career Development Services department that offers informational career resources and one-on-one assistance in developing job search strategies and connecting students with a large network of potential employers to help jump-start their careers.
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We believe that technical and practical skills are the foundation that will set our students apart in their job searches after graduation. Our programs include hands-on training and interactive learning styles helping students acquire skills that align with positions in their chosen industry.
Many of our programs include a work experience placement component that takes place towards the end of the program. We guarantee all our students in these programs a work experience placement. We help you find a local employer that will give you the opportunity to practice what you have learned during college. Some of our students are able to obtain full-time jobs with their work experience sponsors or find jobs through contacts made during their work experience.
Our small class sizes give you plenty of room to participate in class discussions. All our instructors are industry professionals with their own education and varied professional experiences which help them bring practical lessons to the students in all departments.
Our programs are designed for adults who may be working full-time or part-time with busy schedules; we offer full-time and part-time programs to fit your schedule. We have recently launched new blended programs, which allow students to complete a portion of the program online so they can work on their own time and pace for those courses. Our programs start every 2-4 weeks, so you can begin your training almost immediately!
Block classes that create focus and save you time. Students are enrolled in one class at a time for the majority of their program duration, which means they are focusing on one subject at a time, 4 hours a day, 5 days per week. See course outlines for the listing of individual course lengths.
Our career services department assists students in finding job placements through Brighton College’s network of employers and career resources.
We offer our students pathways for further academic success by establishing articulation agreements with local institutions. These partnerships give students the opportunity to continue their higher education and further expand their career possibilities. Transfer pathways enable students to transfer credits to one of our institution partners, which can save them time in completing a degree.
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We are centrally located one block away from the Metrotown Skytrain station. Our campus is located in the Crystal Mall Tower, on the North side of the Crystal Mall, on the corner of Willingdon St and Kingsway.