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Brown Mackie College-Findlay (Two Year College)


The College

Brown Mackie - Findlay (Brown Mackie College) is one of over twenty-five locations in the Brown Mackie College family of schools (, which is dedicated to providing educational programs that prepare students to pursue entry-level positions in a competitive, rapidly changing workplace. Brown Mackie College schools offer bachelor degree, associate degree, diploma, and certificate programs in health sciences, business, information technology, legal studies, and design to more than 20,000 students in the Midwest, Southeast, Southwest, and Western United States.

Brown Mackie College - Findlay was founded in 1926 by William H. Stautzenberger to provide solid business education at a reasonable cost. In 1960, the College was acquired by George R. Hawes, who served as its president until 1969. The college changed its name from Southern Ohio College-Findlay in 2001 to AEC Southern Ohio College; it was changed again to Brown Mackie College - Findlay in November 2004.

Brown Mackie College - Findlay is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools to award bachelor degrees, associate degrees, and diplomas. The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools is listed as a nationally recognized accrediting agency by the United States Department of Education and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. ACICS can be contacted at 750 First Street NE, Suite 980, Washington, D.C. 20002; phone: 202-336-6780.

The Associate of Applied Science in occupational therapy assistant program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, P.O. Box 31220, Bethesda, Maryland 20824-1220; phone: 301-652-AOTA.

The Associate of Science in surgical technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Committee on Education in Surgical Technology.

The Associate of Applied Science in veterinary technology program has provisional programmatic accreditation granted by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) through the Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA).

Brown Mackie College - Findlay is licensed by the Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools, 30 East Broad Street, 24th Floor, Suite 2481, Columbus, Ohio 43215-3138; phone: 614-466-2752. Ohio registration # 03-09-1687T.


Located at 1700 Fostoria Avenue, Suite 100, in Findlay, Ohio, the college is easily accessible from Interstate 75.

Programs of Study and Degrees

Brown Mackie College - Findlay provides higher education to traditional and nontraditional students through bachelor degree, associate degree, and diploma programs that can assist them in enhancing their career opportunities, broadening their perspectives through appropriate general education courses, thinking independently and critically, and improving problem-solving abilities. The college strives to develop within its students the desire for lifelong and continued education.

The Bachelor of Science degree is awarded in business administration, criminal justice, healthcare management, and legal studies.

The Associate of Applied Business degree is awarded in accounting technology, business management, criminal justice, and paralegal. The Associate of Applied Science degree is awarded in architectural design and drafting technology, healthcare administration, medical assistant, occupational therapy assistant, pharmacy technology, surgical technology, and veterinary technology.

In addition to the bachelor and associate degree programs, the college offers diploma programs in business, computer software applications, criminal justice, dental assisting, medical assistant, paralegal assistant, and practical nursing.

The American Medical Technologists (AMT), which offers the certification for Registered Medical Assistant (RMA), accepts the accreditation of Brown Mackie College - Findlay. Students will qualify to take the Registered Medical Assistant certification examination upon graduating the Brown Mackie College - Findlay Medical Assisting and Medical Assistant programs. Graduates of the 48-credit-hour Medical Assistant program are not qualified to take the AMT/RMA exam.

Brown Mackie College - Findlay does not guarantee third-party certification. Outside agencies control the requirements for certifications and are subject to change without notice to Brown Mackie College.

Academic Programs

Each college quarter comprises twelve weeks. Bachelor's degree programs require a minimum of sixteen quarters to complete. Associate degree programs require a minimum of eight quarters to complete. Programs are offered on a year-round basis, providing students with the ability to work uninterrupted toward completion of their programs. The college offers all programs in a unique One-Course-a-Month format. This schedule allows students to focus studies on only one course for four weeks and has proven convenient for students with multiple obligations, such as jobs and family.

Academic Facilities

Brown Mackie College - Findlay is a nonresidential, smoke-free institution. Although the College does not offer residential housing, students who are unable to commute daily from their homes may request assistance from the Admissions Office in locating housing. Ample parking is available at no additional cost.


Tuition for programs in the 2011-12 academic year was $294 per credit hour, with a general fee of $15 per credit hour. Tuition for the practical nursing diploma program was $361 per credit hour, with a general fee of $25 per credit hour. Tuition for the occupational therapy assistant program was $361 per credit hour, with a general fee of $15 per credit hour. Tuition for the surgical technology program was $340 per credit hour, with a general fee of $15 per credit hour. The length of the program determines total cost. The cost of textbooks and other instructional materials varies by program.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available to those who qualify. The college maintains a full-time staff of Student Financial Services Advisors to assist qualified students in obtaining financial assistance. The college participates in several student aid programs. Forms of financial aid available through federal resources include the Federal DIRECT Pell Grant Program, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) Program, Federal Work-Study Program, Federal DIRECT Stafford Student Loan Program (subsidized and unsubsidized), the Federal DIRECT PLUS Loan Program, the Ohio College Opportunity Grant (OHCOG), and the Smart Grant. Eligible students may apply for state awards, such as the veterans' educational benefits. Students with physical or mental disabilities that are a handicap to employment may be eligible for training services through the state Agency for Vocational Rehabilitation. For further information, students should contact the college's Student Financial Services Office.

Each year, the college makes available President's Scholarships of $1000 each to qualifying seniors from area high schools. Up to three (3) scholarships may be awarded per high school. In order to qualify, a senior must be graduating from a participating high school, must have maintained a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0, and must have submitted a brief essay. The student's extracurricular activities and community service are also considered. The President's Scholarship is available only to students enrolling in one of the college's degree programs. Students awarded the scholarship must enroll at Brown Mackie College - Findlay between June and September immediately following their high school graduation. Applications for these scholarships can be obtained from the guidance departments of participating high schools. These applications must be completed and returned to Brown Mackie College by March 31.


There are 27 full-time and 90 part-time adjunct instructors at the college. The average student-faculty ratio is 14:1. Each student is assigned a faculty adviser.

Admission Requirements

Each applicant for admission is assigned an Assistant Director of Admissions, who directs the applicant through the steps of the admissions process, providing information on curriculum, policies, procedures, and services and assisting the applicant in setting up necessary appointments and interviews.

To qualify for admission, each applicant must provide documentation of graduation from an accredited high school or from a state-approved secondary education curriculum or provide official documentation of high school graduation equivalency. All transcripts become the property of the college. Admission to the college is based upon the applicant meeting the stated requirements, a review of the applicant's previous educational records, and a review of the applicant's career interests. If previous academic records indicate that the college's education and training programs would not benefit the applicant, the college reserves the right to advise the applicant not to enroll. Special requirements for enrollment into certain programs are discussed in the descriptions of those programs.

For the most recent information regarding admission requirements, please refer to the current academic catalog.

Application and Information

Applicants must complete and submit an application form, along with documentation of graduation from an accredited high school or state-approved secondary education curriculum or official documentation of high school graduation equivalency.

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For additional information, prospective students should contact:

Director of Admissions

Brown Mackie College - Findlay

1700 Fostoria Avenue, Suite 100

Findlay, Ohio 45840

Phone: 419-423-2211

800-842-3687 (toll-free)

Fax: 419-423-0725


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Location & Contact

1700 Fostoria Avenue Suite 100
OH 45840


Business Management Associate of Applied Business
Criminal Justice Associate of Applied Business
Medical Assistant Diploma
Nursing Associate of Applied Science
Occupational Therapy Assistant Associate of Applied Science
Pharmacy Technology Associate of Applied Science
Practical Nursing Diploma
Practical Nursing (58 credits) Diploma
Surgical Technology Associate of Applied Science
Veterinary Technology Associate of Applied Science

Program availability and degree offerings are subject to change.





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