Brookline College is an independent, private for-profit two-year institution of higher learning. It strives to meet the educational needs of a diversity of students and help transform their lives to lead successful careers. It is committed to providing quality education and preparing students to meet the ever-changing requirements for employment in various fields such as business, public service, and health care. It seeks to provide comprehensive and focused educational programs that will help students develop valuable abilities to work in a technological workforce. It is also dedicated to providing innovative methods in a non-traditional educational atmosphere that focuses on an array of skills.
Brookline College strives to continuously offer new programs in high demand careers areas. Through its academic programs, Brookline College promotes hands-on experiences and lifelong learning. Faculty members are highly qualified with extensive experience in their fields to provide valuable direction to students. They are committed to providing outstanding instruction and support throughout a student’s academic career. Brookline College is committed to providing flexible educational opportunities to meet the needs of busy individuals. It also understands the importance of quickly entering the career field and it offers accelerated programs that enable students earn their diploma in just 30 weeks, associate degree in a minimum of 66 weeks and a bachelor degree in as little as 126 weeks.
In its commitment to offering flexible programs to meet the needs of busy adults, Brookline College offers convenient programs completely online. Students are able to access online courses and technical assistance 24 hours a day, seven days a week from anywhere with an Internet connection. All course content including lessons, assignments, quizzes, tests, and discussions are accessible in the online format. The college recommends that students remain active participants in all online courses. Every student is required to submit a gradable task every week to be marked present for that particular week. Graded tasks include quizzes, tests, assignments, and threaded discussions. Online programs are offered at the diploma, associate degree, and bachelor degree levels. The diploma programs are offering in business, medical insurance billing and coding, and business. The associate degree programs include business, accounting, criminal justice, paralegal studies, health care administration, digital forensics and investigation, and health information technology. Bachelor degree programs are offered in management, public administration, criminal justice, and digital forensics and investigation.
Brookline College is also committed to providing quality student services that support the student population and eliminate barriers to meeting educational goals. Student services include advising and career placement assistance such as resume preparation, interviewing skills, and job search methods. Students also have access to electronic resources of the library and resource center include Encyclopedia Britannica and EBSCO Host’s MasterFile Select and Business Source Elite.
Brookline College was founded in 1979 as Arizona Institute of Business and Technology. In 1982, the school acquired accreditation by the Association of Independent Colleges and Schools, which is now the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. The institute was granted status as a junior college in 1999 and able to offer associate degrees at its four campuses located in Arizona. It was granted senior college status in 2001 and the ability to award bachelor degrees. The institute changed its name to International Institute of Americas College in 2008 and in 2009 it became Brookline College.
The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) accredits the Phoenix, Tucson, Tempe, and Albuquerque campuses of Brookline College.
Brookline College offers various scholarships and students can obtain more information from the financial aid office.
Brookline College participates in various federal financial aid programs including the Federal Pell Grant, Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Federal Work-Study, Federal Direct Stafford Subsidized Loan, Federal Direct Stafford Unsubsidized Loan, Veterans’ Affairs (VA) Education Benefits, and Federal Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS). Brookline College also offers installment loans and accepts private loans.
Credit Earning Options
Brookline College grants credit for previously completed coursework from another accredited institution of higher learning. All previous courses must have a grade of at least a C to receive credit. Additionally, the college grants credits for successful completion of examinations such as the College Level Examination Program (CLEP), NLN Achievement Tests, and DSST Assessments. Students may also earn credit through evaluation of an ACE College Credit Recommendation Service Transcript. Students seeking transfer credit must submit an official academic transcript and examination transcripts to the Registrar. They may also be required to submit course descriptions and syllabi. Courses must not be older than 10 years and examinations must not be older than five years.