American College of Healthcare

11801 Pierce St., Suite 100, Riverside, CA

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American College of Health Care now has two campuses in California – Riverside and Huntington Park.  ACHC was founded in 1993 and in 2009 came under new ownership.  The school offers 6 career training programs in the health care field:

  • Medical Assistant and  Medical Administrative Assistant
  •  Medical Billing and Coding,
  • Pharmacy Technician
  •  Surgical Technology
  • Physical Therapy Aide/Massage Therapist.

The Surgical Technology program and the Pharmacy Technician program can lead to certification status.  The Surgical program can be completed in 17 months, earning the successful graduate a CST (Certified Surgical Technologist).   The Pharmacy program can be completed in 12 months. While licensing of Pharmacy Technicians is not mandatory, the ACHC program prepares participants for a voluntary nationally administered certification exam -- Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) examination.

The Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) has accredited the Surgical Technology Program and the American College of Health Care has earned institutional accreditation for its non-degree programs.

Tuition and fees for the Surgical Technology Program as of January 10, 2013 were approximately$32,600.  ACH reported a 73% placement rate for program graduates.  Cost of the Pharmacy Technician Program was about $16,500 with a 75% placement rate.  The other programs had placement rates ranging from the 80% range to 100% for the Medical Administrative Assistant Program.

Programs Offered

The following is a list of areas of study available at American College of Healthcare. Please consider that the list may be different from programs currently being offered. Students should contact the school to ensure program availability.

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The health management and clinical assistant program takes about nine months for most students to complete.

Program Details:

  • Estimated tuition and fees: $17,000*
  • Required supplies and books: $480*
  • Last year, more than 30 students completed this program
  • Students usually complete the health management and clinical assistant program in 9 months

Surgical technologist program takes approximately sixteen months to complete.

Program Details:

  • Estimated tuition and fees: $34,000*
  • Required supplies and books: $480*
  • Last year, more than 50 students completed this program
  • Students usually complete the surgical technologist program in 16 months

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The pharmacy technician program offered most often takes about nine months to complete.

Program Details:

  • Estimated tuition and fees: $17,000*
  • Required supplies and books: $480*
  • Around 40 students completed the pharmacy technician program last year
  • Students usually complete the pharmacy technician program in 9 months

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Massage therapy program takes approximately nine months to complete.

Program Details:

  • Estimated tuition and fees: $17,000*
  • Estimated cost of required books and supplies are around $480*
  • More than 30 students completed this program in the previous reported year
  • The massage therapy program takes about 9 months to complete

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The medical insurance specialist program takes about nine months for most students to complete.

Program Details:

  • Estimated tuition and fees: $17,000*
  • Required supplies and books: $480*
  • Around 30 students completed the medical insurance specialist program last year
  • Students usually complete the medical insurance specialist program in 9 months

The medical administration program offered most often takes about seven months to complete.

Program Details:

  • Estimated tuition and fees: $14,000*
  • The estimated cost of books or supplies required is $480*
  • Around 20 students completed the medical administration program last year
  • The length of the medical administration program is about 7 months

Notes:
*The posted costs for tuition, fees and supplies are determined through historical data and may not represent current costs.
**Repayment rates, earnings, and loan payments are estimated to provide a comparative context. For more detailed information individuals are asked to contact the school.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The net cost of this school is close to $8,300 annually, after the various types of aid, including scholarships and grants, are taken into consideration. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance visit the net price calculator. Students wishing to apply to American College of Healthcare must pay an application fee of $100. Students in need of financial assistance can get more information through the school's financial aid department, by calling (951) 637-6900. The financial details shown on this page are an approximation. The actual costs may differ, please contact this school for more information.

Note: Financial aid is only available for those who qualify, check with the school for details.

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid94%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships87%$4,401
Receiving Student Loans93%$8,826

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2012 was around 17%.

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  • Phone: (951) 637-6900

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