Bidwell Training Center, Manchester Bidwell’s adult career training affiliate, has a proven record of success. With over forty years of experience, Bidwell Training Center attracts national recognition for its innovative and career-oriented training. Additionally, we are accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology (ACCSC) and were recently recognized by them as 1 of 17 out of 800 career training schools as a School of Excellence.
“We change lives” is more than just a saying at Bidwell Training Center, it’s a vocation for our students and staff. Our majors give our students the tools they need to build a better future. Each major is carefully designed to fill employer needs through strong partnerships with and input from leading regional corporations, agencies and organizations. Many of BTC’s courses of study feature externships, gaining our students practical on-the-job experience plus valuable professional contacts and references. Our teachers, skilled professional educators with at least three years industry experience, take the extra steps needed to ensure our students have every opportunity to succeed.
Bidwell Training Center offers seven different majors:
Occupational Associate Degree in Specialized Technology
Medical Claims Processor
Our admissions process is a stringent one. We want to make sure that our students are serious about the program and that they have the skills they will need to be successful once they are admitted. Potential students need to have a high school diploma or GED. They come to campus for an information session and tour. They come back and take a placement exam that assesses basic literacy and math skills. If they pass the exam, they come back to interview with the program director of the major in which they are interested. If they complete all of these requirements, they are then admitted to the program of their choice at no cost to themselves.