Anthem College – Sacramento is part of the Anthem Education Group, which has career training schools across the country. The Anthem Education Group began as the Electronic Institute of Arizona in 1965 but became the High-Tech Institute after being purchased in 1982. It has grown from there, developing schools all across the country. The schools under Anthem Education Group offer programs in Technology, Criminal Justice, Business, Health Care, Paralegal, Graphic Design, and Accounting.
The Sacremento campus was established in 1982 and provides training in specific programs to prepare their students for the career they wish to pursue. They pride themselves in creating programs based on the skills and training that are necessary when starting a career and the facilities are start of the art in terms of technology and the classrooms have a 32 student maximum capacity, allowing for a small teacher to student ratio.
All programs offered at the Sacramento campus take one or two years to complete and reward graduated students with a diploma. The available programs are:
- Computer and Network Technician
- Dental Assisting
- Health Services Administration
- Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning
- Information Technology
- Medical Assistant Technician
- Medical Front Office & Billing
- Patient Care Technician
- Pharmacy Technician
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Tthe admissions process simple for all its applicants. An admissions representative from the school will be happy to help you through the whole process.
In order to apply you must write and speak fluent English, have a high school degree or equivalent, such as a GED, and have completed the Entrance Assessment Test with a passing score. If you meet all these requirements you can set up an interview with an admissions representative. The point of this meeting is to answer all of your questions and discuss your education and career goals. Last, you must submit a completed application along with the application fee, your high school diploma, and the enrollment agreement.
Financial aid is readily available for students who meet the qualifications. Federal Grants, Federal Loans, Federal Military Aid, and the college’s Loan Program are all available for eligible students.
Federal Pell Grants are given to eligible students and the amount is based on the cost of your education and the number of hours you are completing in your program. These grants do not have to be paid back. The other Federal Grant available is the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, which is meant for students who have more difficult personal financial situations.
Students can apply for Federal Loans by filling out a FAFSA form. A subsidized Stafford loan is given on a need-basis only. An unsubsidized Stafford loan is not given on a need-basis and can be received by all qualified students. A Federal PLUS loan is available for parents of students who have good credit scores.
If you are military personnel you can take advantage of a number of benefits to assist you in financing your education.
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Although traditional college student housing is not available on the Sacramento campus, students enjoy the school’s organized social gatherings, which are held to create a community among the students, faculty, and staff.
A variety of student services are also available to make students’ time easier and more fulfilling. The Career Services Department can help assist students with finding a job for post-graduation. Staff members help with resume writing, interview practice, and where to look for relevant jobs. Employers look to the Institute as a school they can trust to provide qualified graduates for possible job openings.
Free tutoring is available to all students who need extra help. Tutoring for groups or one-on-one, extra laboratory time, or group reviews before licensure and certification exams are all available.
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The Sacramento campus is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), the Medical Assistant program has accreditation from the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) and the Pharmacy Technician program is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).
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