Training | Altamont Healthcare

Training

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:

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.

Two doctors performing surgery on a patient in Stockton, CA