Altamont Healthcare offers a variety of programs that allow our students to grow their personal abilities and unlock their potential. Anyone can enroll in our classes, whether you want to learn how to save a life with CPR or you want to assist a neurosurgeon as a Surgical Technologist, we have you covered.
We are currently offering the following courses:
- Sterile Processing and Distribution Technician (SPDT)
- Flexible Endoscope Reprocessing Technician (ERT)
- Electrocardiogram Technician (ECG/EKG)
- Basic Life Support (BLS) & CPR
- Surgical Technologist
Experienced healthcare professionals lead each Altamont Healthcare program, giving their students the knowledge and skill to fulfill their responsibilities with competence and professionalism. Classes are a mix between lectures and hands-on lab time. Due to COVID-19, all lectures will be conducted via online classes with supplementary hands-on labs. All in-person labs will be compliant with social distancing and sanitation guidelines per the CDC.
Our programs are exceptionally accessible. Most of our certification courses only have a few requirements for enrollment:
- Be 18 years of age or older
- A high school diploma or GED
- A valid government-issued ID (driver’s license, passport. etc.)
- Background check
Please note that our Surgical Technologist program requires applicants to pass an interview with our Admissions staff.
Once a student has met all graduation requirements, they will be eligible to take the certifying board exam by an official testing agency. Upon passing this exam, a student will officially become a certified healthcare professional able to work in hospitals, outpatient clinics, and other healthcare facilities.
Altamont Healthcare maintains a network of hospital connections to place some of our certified graduates to work for experience. These graduates are called “externs” because instead of working for us, we send you to a hospital of your choice to get field experience. Externships with hospitals can last anywhere from 200-400 hours. This time provides externs with enough real-world experience to meet the entry level requirements for many healthcare jobs. Externships are not necessary to obtain a job, but they certainly help push your job application to the front of the line while giving you some negotiating room when it comes to your salary.