Brighton College
8777 E Via De Ventura
Scottsdale AZ 85258

About Us

Welcome to Brighton College!

We hope our website will answer many questions that you may have regarding the school and our accredited distance education programs.

If at any time you would like to speak to the Student Services Department, please call us at 800.354.1254. You can also email us at Let us help you prepare for a successful career!


Brighton College was founded in 1961 as Modern Schools, Inc, to provide the most up-to-date distance education programs in the hospitality field. The school's name was later changed to Hospitality Training Center and then shortened to HTC in 1989 to better reflect the scope and philosophy of the training programs. In 2001, HTC merged with Ohio Professional Education Center to form HTC Distance Education. In 2004, HTC Distance Education was purchased by Brighton College, offering certificate, diploma and degree programs through our online college classes.

Statement of Institutional Mission

The mission of Brighton College is to provide the highest quality adult education in an innovative, supportive learning environment that promotes self-development, self-discipline, meaningful employment, and life long learning. The mission is accomplished by successfully achieving the following objectives:

  1. To prepare competently skilled graduates to meet the labor market needs of the community.

  2. To provide a positive, supportive learning environment that builds students' motivation for learning new skills and accomplishing educational goals.

  3. To continually review and update when necessary the courses of study, offering the most current information and meeting industry standards.

  4. To assist graduates in realizing their goals throughout their careers by promoting professional development and life long learning.

The school continually assesses its mission and achievement of institutional effectiveness through student academic progress, student satisfaction, and graduate outcomes.

Brighton College is nationally recognized as a leader in accredited distance learning programs. Brighton College is open to all individuals who demonstrate maturity and determination to enroll in a training program without regard to their age, gender, color, race, creed, religion, disability, or veteran status.

8777 E Via De Ventura
Scottsdale AZ 85258
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