College Spotlight: American College of Healthcare

American College of Healthcare - Riverside California

Today we take a look at the American College of Healthcare.

ACH provides several courses for people wanting to get into the health care industry including:

  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Administrative Assistant
  • Medical Coding and Billing
  • Surgical Technology
  • Pharmacy Technician

Medical Assisting - Working with Patients

Their medical assistant program covers a wide range of both administrative and clinical skills. On the administrative side topic include office management, medical terminology, and anatomy and physiology among others. A few of the clinical subjects taught includes administering medication, assisting with diagnostic procedures, and phlebotomy (taking blood samples).

This course qualifies you to sit for the Certified Medical Assistant exam provided by the American Association of Medical Assistants.

Medical Administrative Assistant - Clerical

American College of Healthcare's admin assistant course is ideal for those who want to work in healthcare, but would rather not be taking part in medical procedures themselves. This course teaches all the necessary clerical skills from managing records, scheduling appointments, transcribing medical records, greeting patients, through to billing and insurance, processing payrolls, and working with medical software.

This course qualifies students to take the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant exam provided by the National Healthcare Association.

ACH Background

Their picturesque campus is located in Riverside, California, and is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).

To qualify for admission you need a High School Diploma or equivalent (GED/ATB Test).

One helpful feature they provide to prospective students is their online form where you can go to register for a tour of the campus.

They take part in a number of Federal Aid programs including:

  • Federal Pell Grants
  • Federal Supplemental Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
  • Federal Work Study
  • Unsubsidized Direct Stafford Loan
  • Subsidized Direct Stafford Loan
  • Direct PLUS Loan

When it comes to getting a job after you've completed your training, ACH provides you with some useful help, with assistance provided to all their graduates. The also have an advisory council which is made up of healthcare employers, which not only gives them the access needed to help place graduates, but also for helping with externships.

So if you live in Southern California, and you're interested in medical training, head over to their website at

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I attended the Medical assistant Program of this college and it was a very good experience. They have dedicated staff and instructors and I found a job a couple of weeks after externship. I recommend this highly.