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Health Care Degrees & Training

Careers in health care have become increasingly popular due to strong hiring at all levels in the medical industry in recent years. If you want to seek medical assistant training, pharmacy technician training, nursing training, or dental assistant training, Charter College can help.

A health care career combines technical skills and medical knowledge with critical thinking and interpersonal skills. Those drawn to health care professions want to help others and tend to be compassionate. The ability to work with a team, strong communication skills, and adaptability are other key skills that health care professionals should possess.

Charter College offers a variety of programs designed to jump start or further your healthcare career. Whether you are interested in a Bachelor's degree, Associate's degree or a Certificate program, you’ll find classes taught by experienced working professionals who have the knowledge, the skill, and the passion to help you reach your goals. You will also find the resources to help you succeed – from financial aid to tutoring, working with lab equipment to job placement services.

If you think health care might be the career field for you and want to seek health care training in Alaska, Washington, Montana, New Mexico or California, take some time to browse the different programs listed below. Questions? Call Charter and speak with one of our representatives. They can help match you with the program and career that work best for you.

Not all programs are offered at all campuses.  These programs are offered through Charter College Anchorage for Alaskan residents and through Charter College Vancouver for non-Alaskan residents as online programs.  Search for healthcare training by campus

Bachelor Degree Programs
Health Care Administration
With the medical industry growing rapidly, many hospital managers will be looking for graduates with degrees in health care administration. This degree program is designed for health care practitioners in an allied health field. This program will provide students with the skills necessary to work as a supervisor or manager in a medical setting.

Students will develop a foundation of management and interpersonal skills in this program that will lead to success in a hospital, clinic or other kind of medical facility.

Associate Degree Programs
Allied Health
This program is designed for students that have a certificate or coursework in an allied health care concentration.

The curriculum provides students with critical thinking and problem-solving skills that are necessary in the professional, medical world.

Charter College has specific requirements for admission into this program; however, once you are admitted it is possible for you to graduate in five months.

Nurses are needed in Alaska. Due to this, Charter College Anchorage is offering an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing for students interested in working in this field.

Charter College is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) and approved by the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education. The Nursing program is  approved by the Alaska Board of Nursing. The Associate of Applied Science in Nursing program at Charter College – Anchorage received initial accreditation from the Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326, 404-975-5000,

Students enrolled in this program have the opportunity to graduate in 19 months. If you are interested in meeting the need for nurses in Alaska, contact Charter College soon.

Certificate Programs
Dental Assisting
Dental assistants work under dentists and perform many duties within the dental office. The responsibilities include patient care, running labs or doing office work.

You are able to work alongside the dentist during procedures.  

Graduates of the Dental Assisting Certificate Program will be prepared for entry-level jobs in most dental settings.

Medical Assistant
Charter College has a career-focused medical assistant program for residents throughout the Western states. This is because the program is a part of the blended learning strategy.

The program combines clinical, technical and business skills. The unique combination of these skills makes graduates of this program highly valuable in the medical profession.

Medical Office Administrative Assistant
The Certificate in Medical Office Administrative Assistant program outfits students with the skills necessary to work in a medical front office, hospital setting or insurance office.

Students enrolled in the program would learn medical administrative procedures as well as medical-specific software programs. 

Pharmacy Technician
Graduates in the Pharmacy Technician program could work as entry-level assistants to licensed pharmacists.  

This program teaches students the fundamentals of being a pharmacy technician; including drug distribution systems, customer service, pharmacy calculations, law and ethics.