Ashmore Business College and Asheboro Business College, established in 1939, combined in 1984 to become Brookstone College of Business, a technical skills and training school awarding both diplomas and certificates in courses that prepare students for careers in business and medical offices, pharmacies, and other facilities.
The college has several options for students interested in the business and medical fields. Most programs can be completed in one year or less — sometimes in weeks — which makes it easy students to earn a degree, diploma, or other certification in a short period of time.
The Administrative Assisting program helps students develop word and document processing and spreadsheet application skills.
The Computerized Accounting program allows students to learn entry level accounting skills to gain work in an office.
The Medical Administrative Assisting program features studies in medical information processing and software.
Students enrolled in the Nurse Aid track, only available at the Charlotte campus, can study to become an assistant in a health care facility.
The Phlebotomy Technician certificate contains two parts: classroom instruction on anatomy and physiology of the circulatory system; specimen collection; specimen processing and handling; and completion of clinical training.
The Pharmacy Technology program has students working alongside licensed pharmacy technicians in a real setting. The program touches on all aspects of the career including: basic anatomy, pharmaceutical calculations and compliance with state and federal pharmaceutical regulations. Students will earn a Pharmacy Technician Diploma upon graduation from the program.
The school also has a Medical Assisting program that will give students the skills necessary to find careers in phlebotomy, hospital ward clerks, medical assisting and chiropractic assisting. Students receive a Medical Assisting Diploma upon completion of the program. Graduates are eligible to take the Certified Medical Assisting examination given by the American Association of Medical Assistants.
The Accounting Systems Technology program at will help students meet their skill level needs in many fields including: corporate accounting and payroll and federal taxation. Students will gain an Accounting Systems Technology Diploma upon completion of the required courses.
Students enrolled in the Office Administrative program will learn to use current software programs to learn word processing, database management, spreadsheets, and computerized presentations.
Terminology, processes, and procedures for electronic health records in health care facilities are taught in the Medical Office Administrative program.
Most of the other programs can be completed in a year or less, so students enter the workforce at a fairly quick pace. The school is very helpful when it comes to searching for full-time work and students here are encouraged to contact the Career Services department to get started in a career.
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Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent. The school will interview candidates to determine their capabilities. Students may also schedule an appointment online to talk to a representative of the school.
Financial aid in many varieties is offered including loans, grants and work study programs. The school offers the services of a financial planning officer to help students in need.
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There is a diverse student body with all types of students on campus. All students are assigned a faculty mentor to help with transition to campus life. The school also provides a job placement service and help with a Career Development Plan to keep students working on their goals.
A satellite campus in Greensboro, North Carolina is available as well as the main campus in Charlotte.
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Brookstone is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).
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