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Brown Mackie College-North Canton (Two Year College)

  • Canton, OH
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The College

Brown Mackie College - North Canton (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.

The college opened in the 1980s as the National Electronics Institute. In 2002, the Southern Ohio College took ownership. The following year, it became part of the Brown Mackie College family of schools.

Brown Mackie College - North Canton 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.

Brown Mackie College - North Canton is licensed by the Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools, located at 30 East Broad Street, 24th Floor, Suite 2481, Columbus, Ohio 43215-3138; phone: 614-466-2752. Ohio registration # 03-09-1688T.

The Associate of Science in medical assisting program is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools.

The Associate of Science in surgical technology 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 Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs is located at 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, Florida 33756; phone: 727-210-2350.

The Associate of 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 - North Canton is located at 4300 Munson Street, NW in Canton, Ohio. The school is easily accessible from I-77 and Route 687 and by the SARTA bus line.

Programs of Study and Degrees

Brown Mackie College - North Canton provides higher education to traditional and nontraditional students through associate degree, bachelor degree, and diploma programs that can assist students 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, computer networking and applications, criminal justice, and paralegal. The Associate of Applied Science degree is awarded in computer-aided design and drafting technology, healthcare administration, medical assisting, pharmacy technology, surgical technology, and veterinary technology.

The college also offers diploma programs in accounting, business, computer-aided design and drafting technician, criminal justice, 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 - North Canton. Students will qualify to take the Registered Medical Assistant certification examination upon graduating the Brown Mackie College - North Canton 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 - North Canton 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 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 their degrees. 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

The college comprises administrative offices, faculty and student lounges, a reception area, and spacious classrooms and laboratories. Instructional equipment includes personal computers, LANs, printers, and LCD projectors. The library provides support for the academic programs through volumes covering a broad range of subjects, as well as through Internet access. Vehicle parking is provided for both students and staff members.


Tuition for the 2011-12 academic year was $294 per credit hour and $15 per credit hour for general fees. The tuition for the surgical technology program was $340 per credit hour and $15 per credit hour for general fees. The tuition for the practical nursing program was $361 per credit hour and $25 per credit hour for general fees. 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 Pell Grant Program, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) Program, Federal Work-Study Program, Federal Perkins Loan Program, Federal Stafford Student Loan Program (subsidized and unsubsidized), and the Federal PLUS Loan Program. Eligible students may also apply for state awards and 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 be maintaining a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0, and must submit 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 - North Canton 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 approximately 20 full-time and approximately 35 part-time faculty members. The average student-faculty ratio is approximately 19:1. Each student has a faculty and student 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 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 education 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 - North Canton

4300 Munson Street NW

Canton, Ohio 44718-3674

United States

Phone: 330-494-1214

Fax: 330-494-8112


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Location & Contact

4300 Munson Street NW
OH 44718-3674


Business Management Associate of Applied Business
Computer Networking & Applications Associate of Applied Business
Health Care Administration Associate of Applied Science
Medical Assistant Diploma
Medical Insurance Specialist Diploma
Nursing 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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