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Our Mission

Altamont Healthcare strives to promote public health by training motivated individuals to become healthcare professionals regardless of their background, education, or experience. We aim to equip our students with competence and professionalism so they can thrive in their careers and contribute to the health of their communities.

Our Objectives:


We give students theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience to thrive in the healthcare career of their choice.


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


Our graduates are qualified to take the certification exams from the Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution (CBSPD) and the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT).


Experienced instructors guide theoretical and hands-on learning through interactive classes, immersive laboratory work, and facility exposure.


We assist eligible 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 certification, a set of scrubs, online exam reviews, a career building workshop, and included externships.


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

Our Story

We serve our community as a healthcare trade school for adults desire a career in healthcare without a college degree or work experience. Altamont Healthcare was created in 2012 by Cherish Canda BSPT, MBA and Glenn Campbell J.D. and has grown significantly since then, becoming the largest family-owned healthcare trade school in both Stockton, CA and Bakersfield, CA.

Altamont Healthcare is a family-owned business run by a diverse team dedicated to student success in healthcare. We offer multiple certification courses and an exclusive externship program that gives you access to a wide network of hospitals in California.

We offer 4 certification courses:

Altamont Healthcare primarily serves the Central Valley of California, operating locations in Stockton and Bakersfield. We pride ourselves in serving both local and surrounding communities through our strategic locations and affordable price points.


2027 West March Lane, Suite 3 Stockton, CA 95207

Phone: 209-817-8035

Email: [email protected]


  • Mon-Fri: 8 AM – 5 PM
  • Saturdays: By appointment only.


2601 F Street Bakersfield, CA 93309

Phone: 661-230-6316

Email: [email protected]


  • Mon-Fri: 10 AM- 5 PM
  • Saturdays: By appointment 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.

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.

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

Zena V. Campbell

Human Resources 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

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.

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.

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

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School Values


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.


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


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


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