Apollo College

Apollo College is a leader in private education with over 45,000 graduates from their training programs. They feature practical, real-world education , small class sizes, and the quality of instructors. They encourage lively interaction and provide an atmosphere for students to receive the best practical hands-on experience to begin their careers. Founded in 1976 Apollo College trains over 4000 adult learners every year. The Graduate Placement Department has extremely high placement rates for students and monitors trends to ensure the curriculum reflects what the students need to be successful in their work environment. Financial aid is available to students who qualify! Apollo College is accredited by ABHES, recognized by the United States Government as an approved National accrediting agency. Therefore, students that are eligible for financial aid can apply for all of the same federal grants and loans that they would qualify for if they applied to any major university. Training programs are available in a variety of healthcare career fields and veterinary science. Campuses are located in Arizona, Idaho, New Mexico, Oregon, and Washington. Not all training programs are available at every Apollo College campus.

Training Programs

Dental Assistance: The dental assistance program of Apollo College gives the student a complete education in the clinical, laboratory, and administrative duties of a Dental Assistant. The student will also learn about oral hygiene, the charting and instrumentation procedures involved with chair side assisting to the Dentist, dental terminology, office procedures and office techniques, insurance forms, and laboratory procedures. Upon completion of the program students complete an extern ship in a Dentist’s office, dental clinic, or other approved dental care facility.

Massage Therapy: Apollo College’s Massage Therapist Diploma program combines a complete and comprehensive study of Swedish Massage with other therapies. Supporting courses include a thorough kinesthetic and tactile study of Human Anatomy and Physiology, Professional Ethics and Communication, and the Business of Massage. According to recent career data, a massage therapist needs to be competent in the following: display a passion for the profession, employ appropriate communication skills, design and implement a massage session, manage the business of a massage practice, manage the critical components of a massage practice, maintain self-care and wellness program, promote the profession of massage, and acquire knowledge, skills and credentials.

Medical Administrative Assistant: In the Medical Administrative Assistant Program, Apollo College students learn to key aspects. The first encompasses office administration skills, manual office systems, and an introduction to computers. This part of the program includes; medical law and ethics, medical terminology used in professional practice, essential office skills, and areas of medicine critical to office practice. The second part of the training program teaches the knowledge and skills to master computer software and computing systems commonly used in a medical practice. The medical administrative assistant student will develop proficiency in word processing, accounting methods, spreadsheets, and database management.

Medical Assistant: The medical assistant program at Apollo College provides clinical instruction, class lectures, and practical experience through an externship in a medical facility. Clinical instruction teaches students to prepare patients for examinations, give injections, conduct electrocardiograms, and process routine laboratory tasks. Instruction also covers office duties such as completing insurance forms, scheduling appointments, billing, bookkeeping, and medical collections. Graduates are prepared to work in physicians’ offices, clinics, nursing homes, and healthcare centers as a medical secretary, medical assistant, medical receptionist, or medical office manager.

Medical Billing and Coding: The diploma program in Medical Billing and Coding at Apollo College prepares the student to start a career in the health information technology profession. The clinical practice segment is designed to reinforce classroom learning to ensure that the graduate is successful in their new career. Medical Billing and Coding Specialists are employed in a wide variety of settings including; hospitals and clinics. In addition, health information professionals work in physician offices, insurance companies, long term care facilities, rehabilitation and mental health facilities.

Medical Radiography: In the Medical Radiography Program at Apollo College students receive three 16 week semesters of classroom instruction that prepare them for an additional three semesters of clinical study at facilities throughout the greater Phoenix area. While at the clinical internship facility, the student is monitored by a Clinical Instructor at the clinical site, as well as, by the Clinical Director from the Medical Radiology Program. At the completion of the two-year accredited program in Medical Radiography, the student takes a national examination to become certified as a Registered Radiological Technologist. This program is available at the Phoenix and Spokane campus locations.

Pharmacy Technician: In the Pharmacy Technician program at Apollo College students are provided in the technical and practical training to allow the graduate to work as an assistant to a licensed pharmacist in both retail and hospital facilities. The program provides the student with extensive knowledge in pharmaceutical and medical terminology, abbreviations and symbols used in prescribing, dispensing and charting of medications and a working knowledge of drug trade and generic names as well as strengths, dosages, dosage forms and routes of administration. Administrative skills and law and ethics are also emphasized. An extern ship is also included in the training program.

Respiratory Therapist: At Apollo College, student gain the knowledge and skills needed by respiratory therapists and are taught through formal lecture, laboratory, and clinical instruction. The respiratory therapist program is designed to train entry level respiratory therapists who meet nationally accepted standards for practitioners in the field. The Respiratory Therapist graduate is qualified to take primary responsibility for all respiratory care treatments, including the supervision of Respiratory Therapy Technicians. Under the supervision of a Doctor, the Respiratory Therapist may be required to exercise considerable independent clinical judgment in the care of respiratory patients.

Veterinary Assistant: At Apollo College the Veterinary Assistant Program trains the student the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform in a veterinary office. The student will learn to provide nursing for animals under the direction of the veterinarian. In addition students learn all aspects of assisting in the operation of a veterinary practice; basics of first aid, anatomy, routine care, emergency care, surgical preparation and basic nursing techniques. They will also learn how animals communicate, animal behavior, training, breeding and the life cycles of young, adult, and older animals. In this program teamwork and communication in the veterinary office are taught to ensure success in the students new career.