IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 17, 2013) - Brandman University's School of Extended Education, the entrepreneurial division of Brandman University, is introducing a variety of new courses to train students to fill a growing number of jobs in the allied health fields, whether they're preparing to begin a career in the health care industry or are seeking to improve and upgrade their skills. 

Allied health makes up 60 percent of the health care workforce, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that 3.2 million jobs will be created by 2018. Brandman University School of Extended Education's classes and certificate programs are focused on educating students to meet the market demand. The new allied health courses include Clinical Medical Assistant, Nurse Hemodialysis, Pharmacy Technician, Health IT, Legal Nurse Consultant and ICD-10 skill upgrade programs.

Brandman University's School of Extended Education relies on an advisory board whose members have their fingers on the pulse of what's happening in the real world, allowing them to innovate by quickly expanding the school's programming to address the most current industry trends. Executives from Blue Shield of California, DeviceAlliance, CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital, Monarch HealthCare, City of Hope, and Kaiser Permanente Orange County sit on Brandman's advisory board and share insights they're gleaning from their experience in the field. Their high-level insights and immersion in what's happening in health care contribute to the cutting-edge relevance of Brandman's course work.

"There is an enormous demand for our newest allied health care courses," says Debbie Moysychyn, program director at Brandman University's School of Extended Education. "These programs have been carefully designed to make our graduates more widely employable and help them to advance their careers in a field with rapidly evolving standards. We're committed to preparing our students to succeed with real-world knowledge to fill the new positions in allied health care."

Brandman University School of Extended Education's health care and science programs serve industry professionals who want to better their careers, select a specialty, and stay a step ahead of changing standards. Courses are also open to returning military personnel who want to build upon their experience and take their careers in a new direction.

About Brandman University's School of Extended Education: Brandman University's School of Extended Education responds quickly to offer relevant and valuable courses that prepare individuals and organizations with workforce and professional development education that addresses today's fast-changing industries and evolving needs. Focusing on leadership, business, technology, health and wellness, education and general education, the School of Extended Education provides degree programs, workshops, seminars, certificate programs, leadership modules and programming leading to certification and academic credit. Its programs are created by the joint effort of Brandman faculty and instructors, working professionals and industry experts through a series of collaborative advisory boards while drawing from the rich history and prestigious reputation of Chapman University. This approach provides sustainable educational solutions that adjust to the needs of the real world. The School of Extended Education is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Brandman's online graduate business programs, including its MBA, were recently ranked among the top in the country by U.S. News & World Report. Brandman has also been recognized as one of the top 10 providers of SHRM HR training. Visit or call 1.800.632.0094 for more information.

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