Friday, August 14, 2009

The Academy of Health Care Professions

About The Academy of Health Care Professions

The Academy of Health Care Professions is a Texas-based career education school dedicated to providing students with the best possible health care career training and education in a student-centered environment. They aspire to providing the highest quality education and training standards for the allied health care fields. Their graduates add value to their employer's organizations the day they begin work.

The Academy of Health Care Professions has trained students for rewarding careers in allied health for nearly 25 years. Their instructors are industry-proven professionals who care about helping students on every step of their educational journey. They offer career services to prepare their students for employment after graduation. Employers in the industry recognize their ability to produce great employees and are always on the lookout for their next class of graduates.

They offer a variety of hands-on allied health training programs, allowing students to prepare for careers in the following fields:

· Dental Assistant
· Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound
· Limited Medical Radiologic Technologist
· Medical Assistant
· Medical Coding and Billing Specialist
· Surgical Technologist
· Massage Therapy
· Personal Fitness Trainer

Financial aid is available to those who qualify, and their advisors can help you through the process.

Mission Statement and Philosophy

The Academy of Health Care Professions is dedicated to providing you quality training in the allied health care fields. You’ll attain knowledge and proficiency through demonstration, actual operation of equipment, and practice of learned techniques. Their aim is to provide students with the knowledge and technical proficiency that makes them employable for entry-level positions in the allied health care field.

Mission Objectives

· To provide a faculty qualified by education, experience, continuing education and on-going professional development in the field(s) for which they are assigned to teach.

· To prepare students fully for entry-level employment in the student’s selected field.

· To ensure student acquisition of knowledge through lecture, examinations and evaluations.
· To ensure student acquisition of competency-based skills through laboratory training within the institution and clinical training utilizing externship facilities.

· To prepare students to take the appropriate certification/licensure examinations for their selected program.

· To assist students to gain professionalism skills, study techniques, test taking techniques; and further, how to utilize the student resource center(s).

· To prepare students for their job search by providing opportunities to learn interviewing techniques, develop electronic communications, and prepare a professional resume.


· The history of The Academy of Health Care Professions extends to 1953, when physicians founded MacGregor Medical Association. MacGregor Medical Association operated as a physician practice in 42 locations. In 1988, the Association identified a need to provide quality medical training to employees, enabling their skills to be utilized by the Association's expanding physicians' practices. The Academy of Health Care Professions was founded to provide the health care training needed.

· In the following years, the demand for allied health care workers with specialized medical training surged from not only within MacGregor Medical Association, but also from other health care employers. In order to address this need, The Academy of Health Care Professions applied to the Texas Workforce Commission in 1990, requesting to offer programs to students beyond the scope of the Association's in-house needs. The Academy was accepted by the Texas Workforce Commission that same year and broadened its student base.

· The Academy of Health Care Professions has continued to grow and expand in order to meet the growing needs for qualified health care professionals. Their four campuses are located in Austin, Houston Southwest, Houston Northwest and San Antonio.


The Academy of Health Care Professions is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). This accreditation demonstrates that The Academy of Health Care Professions has been inspected by a peer group and meets the expectations of that agency.

In addition to being an ABHES accredited member, The Academy of Health Care Professions is:

· Approved by the Texas Workforce Commision - Career Schools and Colleges

· Regulated by the United States Department of Education

· Recognized by the Texas Department of Health

· Approved by the Higher Education Coordinating Board to grant Associate of Applied Science degrees in Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound (North Loop Campus only)

· An approved vendor of the Texas Rehabilitation Commission

· A provider of educational training services for the Workforce Investment Act

· Approved to train veterans eligible under Title 38 at Houston and Austin campuses

1 comment:

  1. In recent years health care has emerged as one of the most dynamic and growing fields. It is one of the few industries that have opened the doors to explore different career and job opportunities. One can choose any health care degrees programs according to career goal.