How Our Programs Prepare You For A Healthcare Career
- All programs can be completed in under 9 months
- Online / In-Person hybrid classes available for certain programs
- No High School Diploma or GED needed for the majority of diploma programs
- New class sessions start about every 5 weeks
- No waitlist for enrollment
- Small class sizes and personalized attention
- Career services employment assistance
Offering 6 Healthcare Career Training Programs in Glendale
We currently offer 6 allied health programs for you to choose from at our Glendale, Arizona campus to help prepare for a career in the growing healthcare industry. Our west valley healthcare school in Glendale is conveniently located close to Peoria and the I-17 highway. Benefit from expert instruction, hands-on technical training, and industry standard facilities with real medical equipment at Arizona College – Glendale. Click on one of our Allied Health program links below to learn more.
Medical Assistant Program with Phlebotomy
31-week undergraduate diploma program. Hybrid Online / In-Person Program.
Medical Billing and Coding Program
30-week undergraduate diploma program. Hybrid Online / In-Person Program.
Pharmacy Technician Program
34-week undergraduate diploma program. Hybrid Online / In-Person Program.
Healthcare Career Programs with Small Class Sizes & Personalized Attention
At Arizona College we take pride in our small class sizes and the personalized attention we are able to deliver to our students. Our Career Services team offers continued support to all Arizona College students and graduates with job search and employment services.
- A High School diploma is not a requirement for diploma program enrollment – We have options for students enrolling without a high school diploma or GED.
- Students starting on November 21st, 2022, or later will receive a preloaded Windows Tablet included in their tuition, to use throughout school and keep upon graduation.
- We have no waiting list for enrollment – Between our no waitlist, fast-track admissions, and new class sessions starting every 5 weeks, we make your first step towards a new career in healthcare accessible and convenient.
Visit Our Glendale Campus
There are many benefits to attending Arizona College, including personalized attention from knowledgeable faculty, flexible program start dates, tutoring services, and financial aid options. Our Student Services team is also here to help you tackle daily needs such as class scheduling or transportation options.
Learn More About Glendale AZ
Just off I-17, Arizona College – Glendale is easy to find, and easy to get to, from nearly anywhere in the Phoenix metro area. Request information today to speak with a representative about one of our programs, admissions, financial aid, or a campus tour! No GED or High School diploma is required.
- Where is Glendale, Arizona? – About 9 miles northwest of downtown Phoenix, Glendale and bordered to the northwest by Peoria, El Mirage, and Surprise. To the southwest from Glendale are the Goodyear and Litchfield Park areas.
Finally, an allied health school near me!
An Arizona Allied Health School for the entire west valley and Phoenix metro area.
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Glendale Allied Health Program Overviews
Learn from medical experts at Arizona College. Our teaching staff has years of experience working in healthcare and they’re passionate about teaching the next generation of healthcare professionals. Whether you are interested in enrolling in our Medical Assistant Program, Pharmacy Technician Program, Medical Billing and Coding Program, Dental Assistant Program, Massage Therapy Program, or Health Care Administration Program, our faculty and staff will prepare you for a rewarding career in healthcare.
Due to COVID-19, we continue to monitor guidance from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as local requirements to update our protocols as needed.
Medical Assistant Program
Our Medical Assistant program with Phlebotomy training is a 31-week program with a hybrid of online / in-person classes. The medical assistant program is divided into 3 academic quarters. After the on-campus portion of the program, each student completes an off-campus 6-week clinical externship. Including this externship, the entire program can be completed in under 7 months.
- Arizona Medical Assistants are not required to have certification in order to work in the field. However, graduates of our program are recommended to become certified as either a Registered or Certified Medical Assistant or Phlebotomy Technician to enhance their resume and knowledge in the field.
Dental Assistant Program
Arizona College’s dental assistant program takes a total of four quarters (38 weeks) to complete. It’s a hybrid program that includes both online and in-person classes. After completing the on-campus portion of the program, you’ll participate in an off-campus, eight-week clinical externship that provides you with real-world, hands-on experience in a dental practice setting. Not only will you be prepared for success through interactive learning, but two of the component exams necessary for certification, Radiation Health and Safety (RHS) and Infection Control (ICE), can be completed during the program.
- Arizona Dental Assistants enjoy a balance of connecting with people through patient care, taking x-rays, maintaining patient records, and scheduling appointments.
Pharmacy Technician Program
34-week undergraduate diploma program offered at our Glendale & Mesa Campuses. Our pharmacy technician diploma is a hybrid program that includes hybrid online / in-person classes. When you’re deciding where and how to obtain your pharmacy technician training, you’ll want a school that offers high-quality education in the classroom, personalized support, and the opportunity to get your hands dirty with real-life experience. Being both knowledgeable and experienced will make you a top candidate for employment after you get your diploma. Arizona College’s Pharmacy Technician program gives you the best of both worlds. Not only does the program hold a strong focus on classroom education, but you’ll also receive an off-site externship following the program’s completion.
Massage Therapy Program
35-week undergraduate diploma program offered at our Glendale Campus. Do you enjoy making a difference in the lives of others and want to help enhance people’s health and well-being? Can you envision yourself providing therapeutic touch to others? Have you ever experienced the numerous benefits of a massage? If so, you should consider becoming a massage therapist! Arizona College offers comprehensive massage therapy training at our Glendale campus. Our hands-on massage therapy program, which takes 35 weeks and has flexible start dates, prepares you with the education and skills required for success in the field. *All classes for our massage therapy program are in-person.
Medical Billing & Coding Program
30-week undergraduate diploma program offered at our Glendale & Mesa Campuses. Medical Billing and Coding (or Health Information) is an exciting, fast-growing, in-demand allied health field that can allow you to enter the medical field without providing direct patient care. Arizona College’s Medical Billing & Coding diploma program includes a mixture of online and in-person classes, along with a 5-week clinical externship that provides you with real-world healthcare experience. Including the externship, the program length is approximately 30 weeks (6 quarters).
30-week associate of applied science degree program offered 100% online through our Glendale campus. HCA coursework features a comprehensive academic curriculum that includes coursework with an emphasis on management while preparing you to support the business side of a health office. Our health administration courses cover training on the computer skills required for your administrative role and are taught by experienced faculty. The healthcare administration degree is a 100% online program.
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Allied Health Job Search Support
Our Career Services team offers job search support and employment services to all Arizona College students and graduates, providing valuable tips and tools for resumes, cover letters, job applications, and preparing for interviews. We also provide our students support with conflict resolution, on-the-job success, networking, and planning for your future.
National & Programmatic Accreditation
1 All Arizona College campuses are institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES), a U.S. Department of Education-recognized national accrediting agency.
The Pharmacy Technician program at Arizona College is ASHP accredited. Accreditation is the act of granting credit or recognition, especially to an educational institution that maintains quality and compliance with the ASHP standards.
Hear From Our Allied Health Program Students
Everyone at Arizona College has been very helpful and friendly. The class size is smaller than most colleges which is what I like the most.
Whitney Begay, Pharmacy Technician Program
Arizona College of Allied Health’s instructors and staff are the most helpful people I know and attending this school has been the best decision I’ve ever made.
Christina Feinga, Massage Therapy Program Graduate
Driving Distance From Glendale to Tempe
The distance from Arizona College – Glendale to the Tempe, AZ area is about 20 miles or 30 minutes of driving.
- From the Tempe area, get on the AZ-202/AZ-202 Loop traveling West through Phoenix.
- Take the I-10 W exit and then take Arizona Veterans Memorial Hwy (I-17 N) to Black Canyon Access Rd.
- From I-17 N, take exit 207
- Lastly, take W Dunlap Ave toward Windsor Square and you will see Arizona College located in the Brookwood Commerce Centre on your left.
Allied Health Program FAQ’s
Medical assistants facilitate communication between the patient care team and other healthcare entities, including pharmacies, referring physicians, hospitals, and outpatient facilities. They act as liaisons between physicians and their patients, and assist with relaying information about things like laboratory test results or prescribed treatment plans. Click to learn more about Medical Assistant Certification.
A phlebotomist, also called a phlebotomy technician, is an allied health professional trained to draw blood for clinical or medical testing, transfusions, blood donations, or research. Click to learn more about Phlebotomist Certification.
Dental assistants work alongside dentists and dental hygienists to provide patient care during procedures and examinations. Their chairside tasks include handing instruments to the dentist and keeping patient’s mouths clean and dry with suction devices. Click to learn more about Dental Assistant Certification.
Medical billers and coders (also referred to as health information specialists, medical billing and coding specialists, or medical information specialists) work to ensure the quality and accuracy of medical records and billing accounts. Medical biller and coder duties may also include providing administrative support within their work environment. Click to learn more about Medical Billing and Coding Certification.
Pharmacy technicians work under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist. They work as part of a team filling prescriptions by preparing and dispensing pharmaceutical drugs to customers or other healthcare professionals. If working in a retail setting, they also provide customer service directly to those who visit the pharmacy. Click to learn more about Pharmacy Technician Certification.
Health care administrators (HCAs) oversee the day-to-day administrative functions of various health care organizations and provide leadership within medical practices or other health care settings.
Massage therapists use touch to manipulate soft-tissue muscles of the body, providing beneficial treatments and relief from pain. One of their key responsibilities is identifying appropriate therapeutic treatments for their clients. Massage therapy practitioners can provide different types of bodywork, including deep-tissue massage, Swedish massage, sports massage, and prenatal massage. Click to learn how to become a licensed massage therapist.