Bradford School (Columbus)

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This article is about the school in Columbus, Ohio. For the school in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, see Bradford School.
Bradford School
Location
2469 Stelzer Rd. Columbus, OH 43219
United States
Information
Type For-profit Two-Year College
Motto Finish First
President Mr. Dennis Bartels
Information 1.800.678.7891
Accreditation Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
Programs Graphic Design, Culinary and Health Care
Website

Bradford School is a small, private, for-profit career college located in Columbus, Ohio near the well-known Easton Town Center. It originally was founded in 1911 and moved to its current suburban campus location in 2003. It has on-campus housing for students but more than half of students live in the Columbus area and commute.

Bradford School[edit]

Bradford awards both diplomas and associate degrees. It states that it focuses on job placement for graduates and that financial aid is available for those who qualify. Its web site can be found at www.bradfordschoolcolumbus.edu.

Student Body, Admissions, and Outcomes[edit]

According to Peterson’s <http://www.petersons.com> and recent institutional publications, Bradford School has an undergraduate population of 541. Of 1,773 applicants, 777 (or 44%) were admitted. For the most recent year, 61% of entering students graduated and 89% of available graduates were placed in jobs.

Academics[edit]

Bradford School provides career-focused courses to high school graduates. Bradford’s programs generally offer hands-on learning opportunities that help prepare graduates to start working immediately. Some programs offer externships as well. Students can graduate in 10–12 months by earning a diploma. Associate degree programs can be completed in 16–20 months. Bradford groups its five major areas of study into three main categories: Graphic Design, Health Care, and Culinary Arts. These major areas are listed below.

Graphic Design:

  • Graphic Design

Health Care:

  • Medical Assisting
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Veterinary Technology

Culinary Arts:

  • Culinary Arts

Veterinary science[edit]

A campus of the Vet Tech Institute (VTI) is located at the Bradford School, and is located on their campus. Bradford's dormitories are available for students, but more than half of the students live in the Columbus area and commute. The program has an undergraduate population of 156. A high school diploma is a prerequisite, and 30% of applicants are accepted to the program. Nearly all graduates are placed in jobs.[1]

Program[edit]

The Vet Tech Institute program requires 18-months to complete, and graduates earn an Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology degree. The curriculum includes hands-on instruction at the on-site kennel, working with many different kinds of animals using industry standard equipment including x-ray and surgical suites, supervised by on-staff veterinarians. Completion of the school's American Veterinary Medical Association accredited program qualifies an individual to take the national licensing exam to become a registered veterinary technician. Academic courses focus on animal anatomy and physiology. During the last semester, students complete an off-site externship, coordinated by the institute.

Culinary arts[edit]

The Columbus Culinary Institute (CCI) is a division of the Bradford School, and is located on their campus. Bradford's dormitories are available for students, but more than half of the students live in the Columbus area and commute. The program has an undergraduate population of 150. A high school diploma is a prerequisite, and 54% of applicants are accepted to the program. Nearly all graduates are placed in jobs.[1]

Program[edit]

The culinary arts associate degree program requires 18-months to complete. The culinary arts diploma program requires 12-months to complete. Much of the curriculum involves hands-on instruction in five new kitchens modeled after professional facilities. Academic courses focus on culinary arts knowledge. During the last semester of the associate degree program, students complete an off-site externship, coordinated by the institute.

Columbus Culinary Institute[edit]

Columbus Culinary Institute is a small, private, culinary arts career college located in Columbus, OH. A division of Bradford School, it is located on Bradford’s suburban campus near the well-known Easton Town Center. It has on-campus housing for students but more than half of students come from the Columbus area.

CCI awards associate degrees to graduates. It states that it focuses on job placement for graduates and that financial aid is available for those who qualify. Its web site contains limited information but may be found at http://www.columbusculinary.com.

Student Body, Admissions, and Outcomes[edit]

According to Peterson’s (http://www.petersons.com) and recent institutional publications, Columbus Culinary Institute has an undergraduate population of 150. Of 681 applicants, 368 (or 54%) were admitted. For the most recent year, 99% of available graduates were placed in jobs.

Academics[edit]

Columbus Culinary Institute is a specialized institution offering an 18-month culinary arts associate degree or 12-month diploma program to high school graduates. Each day, students spend hours receiving hands-on instruction in one of five kitchens. Students also take non-kitchen courses, almost all of which are focused on culinary arts career knowledge. During the last semester of the associate degree program, students complete an off-site externship.

Courses include: Commercial Kitchen Skills and Procedures//Soups, Starches, and Sauces//Meat and Poultry Arts//Fish and Shellfish Arts//Breads, Cakes, and Pastry Arts//Garde Manger and Charcuterie//Classical Cuisine//International Cuisine

Accreditation[edit]

Columbus Culinary Institute is part of Bradford School, which is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (http://www.acics.org).

Accreditation[edit]

Bradford School and Columbus Culinary Institute are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools to award diplomas and associate degrees.

The Medical Assisting Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP, http://www.caahep.org).

The Veterinary Technician program is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA, http://www.avma.org/education/cvea/about_cvtea.asp).

Bradford School is licensed by the State of Ohio, Board of Career Colleges and Schools <http://www.scr.ohio.gov>.

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Coordinates: 40°01′26″N 82°54′43″W / 40.024°N 82.912°W / 40.024; -82.912