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Fast classes. Flexible schedules. Affordable rates.

Our courses are fast, flexible, and affordable.

Altamont Healthcare is committed to offering quality courses that ensure our students’ success. As a result, our students have board exam passing rates of over 95% and we are one of the highest-rated trade schools in California.

More importantly, we strive to make our courses as accessible as possible. In addition to the quality of our programs, we offer speed, flexibility, and affordability so that anyone can start a new career with us.

Sterile Processing and Distribution Technician

SPD Techs are responsible for cleaning, sterilizing, and distributing medical instruments. They are the front line of defense against the spread of blood-borne illnesses. SPD is sometimes referred to as “the heart of the hospital.”

Surgical Technologist

Surgical Techs are key players in any operating room team. They can transport patients into the operating room and are responsible for assisting surgeons, RNs, and other medical professionals during live procedures. A 300-hour externship is included with this program.

EKG Technician

EKG (or ECG) Technicians are medical professionals who work directly with cardiologists. They are able to operate and read EKG machines while performing tests on patients. The data from these tests can help cardiologists make accurate diagnoses.

Flexible Endoscope Reprocessing Technician

ERTs are similar to SPD Techs. ERTs are specialists who clean and sterilize flexible endoscopes. ERT Certification is recommended as an add-on course to the SPD program and for current medical professionals.

CPR & Basic Life Support

Our CPR & BLS program is an AHA-accredited class specialized for healthcare professionals. This hands-on class is perfect for anyone looking to renew their certification or improve their preparedness for emergency situations.

Our programs are tailored to you.

Not everyone has the time and money to go to school full time. That’s why our courses have:

  • Flexible schedules – Days, Nights, and Weekends
  • Blended learning – Online lectures (80%) & In-person labs (20%)
  • Students also have the option of being a full distance student (100% online)
  • Tuition payment options with discounts of up to 10%
  • Customized payment plans are available upon request.
  • Comprehensive Exam Reviews and Practice Exams

Expand your horizons with externships.

We are committed to giving our students every opportunity to grow their professional careers, so our externship program is available for all graduates who have passed their board exam.

Learn more about externships here.

Our programs are FAST.

We pride ourselves on being the fastest healthcare technology school in the area. We can get you working in a new career faster than you’d think. Our fastest program lasts just 5 weeks, providing you the opportunity to start a new career in just over a month! Even our longest course, Surgical Technologist Certification, finishes in just 8 months compared to the industry standard of 2 years. Altamont Healthcare will get you where you want to be in the fastest way possible.

About Us

Altamont Healthcare is a family and immigrant-owned trade school committed to serving the communities of the Central Valley and California. We provide direction for motivated individuals looking to enter the healthcare industry. We welcome people from all walks of life to take part in our programs and carve their own path to success.

Altamont Healthcare was created in 2007 by Cherish Canda and Glenn Campbell. At the time, they were only taking a few students per class. Since then, Altamont Healthcare has grown significantly, introducing new programs, scheduling more classes, and most importantly teaching more students. This growth is the product of a diverse team of people constantly working to help our students and build connections with everyone that we teach. Our business is the bridge between our students and a brand new career. We are devoted to maintaining this role and we strive to improve the lives of all our students.

Altamont Healthcare manages strategic locations in Stockton and Bakersfield that allow us to serve the entire Central Valley as well as its nearby regions.

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