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American College of Healthcare

3160 Red Hill Ave, Costa Mesa, CA

American College of Health Care now has two campuses in California – Riverside and Huntington Park.  ACHC was founded in 1993 and in 2009 came under new ownership.  The school offers 6 career training programs in the health care field:

  • Medical Assistant and  Medical Administrative Assistant
  •  Medical Billing and Coding,
  • Pharmacy Technician
  •  Surgical Technology
  • Physical Therapy Aide/Massage Therapist.

The Surgical Technology program and the Pharmacy Technician program can lead to certification status.  The Surgical program can be completed in 17 months, earning the successful graduate a CST (Certified Surgical Technologist).   The Pharmacy program can be completed in 12 months. While licensing of Pharmacy Technicians is not mandatory, the ACHC program prepares participants for a voluntary nationally administered certification exam -- Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) examination.

The Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) has accredited the Surgical Technology Program and the American College of Health Care has earned institutional accreditation for its non-degree programs.

Tuition and fees for the Surgical Technology Program as of January 10, 2013 were approximately$32,600.  ACH reported a 73% placement rate for program graduates.  Cost of the Pharmacy Technician Program was about $16,500 with a 75% placement rate.  The other programs had placement rates ranging from the 80% range to 100% for the Medical Administrative Assistant Program.

Admission Requirements & Details

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Student Enrollment

American College of Healthcare has a total student population of about 73, where graduate students make up roughly 97% of the student body.

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Financial Aid Details

The financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid100%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships95%$5,755
Receiving Student Loans81%$11,255
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, American College of Healthcare may provide services including:

  • Night and weekend classes available
  • Career path counseling
  • Assisting students to find work

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Surgical Technician Program
    • * Accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (since 1996)
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