Ridley Lowell Business and Technical Institute

Ridley-Lowell Business & Technical Institute

Ridley-Lowell business and technical institute is a culmination of the Lowell School of Business in NY and the Ridley Secretarial School. The Lowell School of Business in NY was a technical and business institute established in 1850 and the Ridley Secretarial School was founded in 1936.In 1968, the schools were consolidated in to a single structure which is now one of the oldest private business schools in continuous operation.

Ridley-Lowell Business and Technical Institute Campus Settings

The Ridley-Lowell business and technical institute has five campuses across three states, all of which offer various campus facilities and environments. They are located in:

  • Binghampton, NY
  • Poughkeepsie, NY
  • New London, CT
  • Danbury, CT
  • West Warwick, RI


Accreditation is a way for an institute to ensure the authenticity of the degree and the relevancy of the program. Trade schools are required to meet a high quality of acceptable academic standards.

The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) has awarded the Ridley-Lowell Business and Technical Institute with the ability to award certificates and diplomas. AICIS is recognized by both the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S Department of Education.

The medical assistant programs at Ridley-Lowell are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).

Programs at Ridley-Lowell Business and Technical Institute

Ridley-Lowell offers a variety of business and technical programs that help mould individuals into business professionals. They provide training and courses ranging from accounting to cosmetology.

However, the specific courses being offered on each campus may vary, you will have to look into the specific campus options when applying to Ridley-Lowell. The programs offered are in:


  • Computerized Bookkeeping
  • Managerial Accounting


  • Office Assistant Training

Healthcare Fields

  • Dental Assistant
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Billing and Coding
  • Medical Administrative Assistant

IT Programs

  • Information Processing
  • Networking and Technical Support


  • Criminal Justice
  • Legal Office Assistant

Electrical Systems

Massage Therapy



Student Resources

Students at Ridley-Lowell are nurtured through an environment to produce individuals with successful careers. These student services resources include

  • Career Service—prospective employers are a part of the Ridley-Lowell network to help potential candidates meet their desired employers.

  • Certification Center—after students have studied a course, the institute also helps them prepare and apply for certain certifications such as ECG Technician Certification, Certified Medical Assistant (CMA), RMA Certification and Certified Paralegal.

  • Online Library—an online library consisting of electronic resources, books, magazine and other e-material is available online to students with easy access.

Financial Aid Assistance

There are many students who need help to pay their way through higher education. If you think you would also require the same services then Ridley-Lowell’s financial aid assistance office is there to provide you with help filling your FAFSA and applying for grants. Using the Net Price Calculator, you can choose the programs and expected funding which will help you estimate how much you need to borrow or apply for.

There are also a number of scholarship programs that are offered at Ridley-Lowell, some of them are:

  • Mission of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society's (NMCRS) scholarship for eligible Navy and Marine Corps and their families

  • AAMA-NTL endowment for students enrolled in medical assisting programs, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

  • Rankin Foundation Scholarship for low-income women aged 35 or older

  • Nexstar Legacy Foundation Scholarship for students of electrical fields

  • Patsy Takemoto Mink Education Foundation scholarship for women with children wanting to pursue education or training


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