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Our Mission

Altamont Healthcare is committed to training motivated individuals to pursue a career in the healthcare industry. We aim to equip our students with competence and professionalism so they can thrive in their careers.

Objectives:

Knowledge

We give students the knowledge and the know-how to thrive in the career of their choice.

Affordability

We offer excellent training opportunities for all motivated individuals regardless of socio-economic status by providing affordable tuition and a variety of payment plan options.

Qualification

Courses qualify the graduates to take a national and/or international certification conducted by the Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution (CBSPD) and the National Competency for Certification Testing (NCCT).

Skills

Experienced teachers guide hands-on learning through laboratory work, a course project, and facility exposure.

Connections

We assist our graduates in pursuing their healthcare career by connecting them with our affiliate hospitals/facilities through our externship program.

Job Advantage

Students receive a head start with the included BLS/CPR training and certification, online exam reviews, and a career building workshop.

Success

Courses are designed to provide our graduates with the skills to pass the certification exam and the tools needed to survive and thrive in the healthcare industry.

Altamont Healthcare is a healthcare-oriented trade school for adults that want to enter the healthcare industry without a college degree or work experience. It was created in 2007 by Cherish Canda and Glenn Campbell and has grown significantly since then.

We are a small, family-owned business run by a diverse team dedicated to helping their students excel in healthcare careers. We offer multiple certification courses and an exclusive externship program that gives you access to a wide network of hospitals in California. On top of that, we’re an NCCT-approved testing site, so EKG and Surgical Tech students can take their board exams with us!

We offer 5 certification courses at the moment:

Altamont Healthcare has 2 locations in California’s Central Valley: Stockton and Bakersfield.

Stockton

2027 West March Lane, Suite 3 Stockton, CA 95207

Hours: 8 AM – 5 PM Mon-Fri

Saturdays: By appointment only.

Courses:

  • SPD Tech Certification (Onsite + Remote)
  • Flexible ERT Certification (Onsite + Remote)
  • EKG Tech Certification (Onsite + Remote)
  • Surgical Tech Certification (Onsite + Remote)
  • CPR & Basic Life Support (BLS) (Onsite only)

Bakersfield

5000 California Avenue, Suite 209 Bakersfield, CA 93309

Hours: 10 AM- 5 PM Mon-Fri

Saturdays: By appointment only.

Courses:

  • SPD Tech Certification (Onsite + Remote)
  • Flexible ERT Certification (Onsite + Remote)
  • EKG Tech Certification (Onsite + Remote)
  • Surgical Tech Certification (Onsite + Remote)
  • CPR & Basic Life Support (BLS) (Onsite only)

Our Staff

Cherish Canda, BSPT

School Administrator / Co-owner
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Cherish is the first Sterile Processing Technician instructor to teach in Stockton, CA. She is a physical therapist by profession, a clinical educator, and a mother. She is a certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist and Sterile Processing and Distribution Technician.

Sharing the vision of providing credible, low-cost and fast vocational courses, she manages Altamont Healthcare in all its undertaking with her husband Robert Glenn Campbell.

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy Affiliations and Certifications: Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist Certified Sterile Processing Technician

Robert Glenn Campbell, Esq.

Program Coordinator / Co-Owner
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Robert has 13 years of experience as a lawyer but now acts as Altamont Healthcare’s Program Coordinator. He also manages the externship program, specializing in hospital relations and student placement. He loves empowering our students and assisting them in developing their career in healthcare It is his vision to create a community of employable professionals in our local area.

Education: Bachelor’s Degree In Political Science – University of San Carlos, Philippines, 1996 Juris Doctor – Ateneo De Manila, Philippines, 1999

Zena V. Campbell

Human Resource and Liaison Officer

Zena is a fun-loving person with 3 kids, 7 grand kids, and a zest for life! She loves to travel & relishes on her experience having visited several places in Europe and Asia.
Zena is a retired DMV Employee- the State of California and held several positions: MVFR Control Cashier & Human Resouces at the San Jose DMV. She now indulges herself in her new position at Altamont Healthcare, ensuring good relations among the staff and the student body.

Education: Bachelor Of Science in Education MA and PhD in Elementary Education Services Provided: Human Resources

Krystal King

Student Relations Specialist

Krystal is an alumnus of Altamont Healthcare in the pioneering batch of the first Sterile Processing Technician course in Stockton. She graduated at the top of her class and became board-certified right afterwards. She briefly taught the certification class with Cherish before she was hired at Dameron Hospital and proceeded to work at Lodi Outpatient Surgery Center as a Certified Sterile Processing Tech for a combination of six years. Krystal’s work experience also includes medical and legal receptionist. Krystal’s primary duty as Student Relations Specialist is to assist students in their career goals and guide them to make the right decisions in picking the right career that the school can offer. In her spare time, she loves to spend time with her son and husband. She also loves spin cycling class and enjoys creative meals for her family to enjoy. One day she hopes to travel to Bora Bora.

Education: Dental Assisting Certification – Lincoln Technical Academy, Lodi CA, 2018 Sterile Processing Certification – Altamont Healthcare, Stockton, CA, 2012 Certified Sterile Processing Tech – CBSPD, 2012

Meziel Gier

Office Operations Specialist

May, as she is called, is a cheerful and fun-loving persona in the office. Her role as Office Operations Specialist makes her very busy with student documentation management and payment processing. However, May always keeps everyone smiling with her upbeat and energetic personality. Her years of experience in long-term healthcare is evident with her patience, compassion and firmness with students. In her spare time she enjoys hiking and working out.

Education: AA in Child Development – Delta College, 2016

Anthony Rodriguez

Office Assistant & Development Specialist
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Anthony manages affairs with affiliated companies while managing our student information system. He is also our NCCT Exam Coordinator.

Education: Bachelor’s Degrees in Cognitive Neuroscience and Business Psychology- UC San Diego

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School Values

Comprehensiveness

Our programs build your knowledge from the ground up. We give you the building blocks to prepare you for the rigor of the healthcare industry.

Growth

Our teaching staff are professionals with years of experience. They will guide you towards peak performance and success in your new career.

Community

We are dedicated to bolstering trade jobs and increasing the number of healthcare workers in our area.

Accessibility

Everyone should have the opportunity to work in healthcare regardless of time constraints or income.