Blackstone Career Institute

Established in 1890, the Blackstone Career Institute is a distance education institution offering a variety of programs for career advancement and training. The school operates out of Allentown, Pennsylvania, but students take courses from home or online, wherever in the world they may be located. The Blackstone Career Institute offers programs to prepare students for careers as medical transcriptionists, medical office assistants, medical coders and billers, legal assistants or paralegals, or dental office assistants. Students have the option of taking these courses online or via correspondence-based instruction.

Blackstone offers several paralegal continuing education programs for certified paralegals seeking CLE hours. Paralegal continuing education course help develop new skills and specialized knowledge designed to help student advance their careers. Students in this program receive a e-textbook, ongoing support from their instructor, and access to Blackstone's online student center. Each course completed is worth 20 hours toward the mandatory 50 hours of CLE required for recertification through the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA). Paralegal continuing education courses are offered in Business & Corporate Law, Civil Litigation, Real Estate Law, Personal Injury/Torts, Practical Bankruptcy Law, Family Law, Criminal Law, and Wills, Trusts & Estates.

Blackstone offers career-focused programs to meet the needs of military personnel. Deployments, constant moving from one place to another, challenges of every day military life. These are just a few of the unique circumstances that military personnel face. Blackstone's degrees and courses are uniquely designed to address the needs of military personnel and their families. All courses and programs designed for military personnel are affordable, flexible, career-focused and can become completed in just a year.

Home study and online courses are offered in the following areas:

  • Legal Assistant and Paralegal
  • Medical Transcription
  • Medical Billing and Coding
  • Medical Office Assistant
  • Dental Office Assistant
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Physical Therapy Aide
  • Veterinary Assistant
  • Child Day Care

In addition to its online career and degree programs, Blackstone also offers advanced continuing legal education (CLE) courses designed to meet the continuing education needs of practicing paralegals. CLE courses participants up-to-date knowledge on critical topics. If you are certified paralegal through the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) you can complete 20 hours of Blackstone's Advanced Paralegal Courses toward the 50 hours of continuing education you need for recertification.

Blackstone also offers continuing education specializations in Family Law, Real Estate Law, Personal Injury/Torts, Criminal Law, Wills & Trusts, Civial Litigation and Business Law.

The Blackstone Career Institute is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC), as well as the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, and as such is listed as an officially accredited school by the United States Department of Education (DOE). The school is privately licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Quick Facts
Phone Number: 610-871-0031
Address: 1011 Brookside Road, Suite 300, P.O. Box 3717, Allentown, PA 18106-0717
Institution Type: Private 2-year
Size: Not Available
Award Levels: Diploma and Associate
In-State Tuition $800 - $1,000
Out-of-State Tuition $800 - $1,000
Online Degrees Offered: YES
Acceptance Rate: 90%
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