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Health Care Degrees & Training

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

A career in health care 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 health care 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 want to seek health care training in Alaska, Washington, Montana, New Mexico or California, browse our different programs listed below. For questions, call Charter and speak with one of our representatives. We 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 health care training by campus.

Bachelor Degree Programs

Health Care Administration

This program is designed for health care practitioners in an allied health field to provide the skills necessary to work as a supervisor or manager in a medical setting.

Health Technology Management

This program can help you improve your existing healthcare career or enable you to seek entry-level healthcare positions. You could find employment in hospitals, clinics, and long-term care facilities.  

Associate Degree Programs

Allied Health

This program is designed for students who have a certificate or coursework in an allied health care concentration. 

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

This program provides you with the knowledge and technical skills you need to find an entry-level position in the field.

Medical Assistant

This program is designed for graduates of the Charter College Certificate in Medical Assistant program who are medical assisting professionals and who hold a current national certification as a medical assistant.

Medical Billing and Coding

This program prepares students to seek entry-level employment in a medical front office, hospital office setting, or medical insurance company.

Medical Billing and Coding – Degree Completion

This is a degree completion program, designed for medical office professionals with a certificate or substantial coursework in billing and coding.


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.

Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES)
7777 Leesburg Pike, Suite 314 N, Falls Church, Virginia 22043
Phone: 703-917-9503
Fax: 703-917-4109

The associate nursing program at Charter College at the Anchorage campus located in Anchorage, Alaska is accredited by the:

Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, Georgia 30326

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the associate nursing program is continuing accreditation.

View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at

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.

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.

Health Unit Coordinator

Discover a health care career without direct patient care, but still in the middle of the action.  Health unit coordinators help hospitals, clinics and physician offices run smoothly. They coordinate communication and process between differerent providers, departments and the patient. 

Students learn a lot of basic patient care, along with billing, health records and facility management. 

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.

Our medical assistant 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

Our 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.

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


An essential part of health care, phlebotomists are needed in hospitals, clincs, labs and blood banks. Charter's program prepares you for work in 10 weeks.