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Altrain Dental Academy

Altrain Medical and Dental Assisting Academy encourages all prospective students to do their research on both Medical Assisting and Medical Assisting Programs. Listed below outlines what our medical assisting program offers. Feel free to print the list and bring it to other schools during the research process. As always give us a call at 602-595-7289, should you have any additional questions.

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Strong Philosophy

At Altrain Medical and Dental Assisting Academy our focus is on job placement. We have comprehensive programs that include everything you will need to obtain employment after completion of a program. We are a licensed trade school but operate as a small business where our students’ matter. You will never just be a number to us. Your success is our success!

Program Length

The Medical Assisting Program is 13 weeks long plus a 160 hour clinical externship. Classes run four days a week (Monday – Thursday) for three hours per day. The total number of clock hours are 313.  The Medical Assisting with Phlebotomy Programs follows the same schedule as the regular Medical Assisting Program and requires 3 consecutive Saturdays for a total of 337 clock hours.

CCMA Certification and Exam Preparation

Successfully passing the CCMA exam is a requirement to complete the Medical Assisting Program and to obtain employment in the state of Arizona. Altrain Medical and Dental Assisting Academy includes exam fees, preparation and materials in the tuition. All students are welcome to repeat the lectures at no charge as they are studying for their exams. Our program meets the requirements to have our students sit for the CCMA exam and we are also an approved Testing Center. Upon passing the CCMA exam students meet the requirements to work in all 50 states.

Everything is Included

Altrain Medical and Dental Assisting Academy understands admission requirements and costs can prevent potential students from enrolling in school, so Altrain includes all costs associated with the requirements to obtain employment into the tuition. These requirements include CCMA Exam Fees, uniforms, blood pressure and stethoscope kit, CPR certification and the CPT exam if you take the Phlebotomy course.

EMR/EHR Software Training (Front and Back Office)

Altrain Medical and Dental Assisting Academy cross-trains our students for both front and back office. A large portion of a Medical Assistants job includes utilizing these types of software programs. This training allows students more job opportunities and more variety. Students will be taught how to use this program as early as week one and the training will continue throughout the program.

Job Placement Assistance

Our job placement assistance program is amazing! We have ran anywhere between an 80 – 90% job placement rate in the Dental Assistant Program for the past 15 years. We anticipate Medical will meet or exceed these numbers. We know your success is our success and happy employed students talk! We prepare your resume and cover letter, give you a three-hour presentation on how to find a job, how it works, mock interviews and coaching, professional head shots and direct placement leads.

Tutoring and Refresher Courses

Altrain Medical and Dental Assisting Academy offers tutoring and refresher courses at no charge to you. Any student past or present can sit in on lectures for anything related to exams at any time. Clinical refreshers will be discussed with Instructors and either done at the school or on an externship.

Medical Office Setting

All of our equipment is in good working order and up to date with technology. Our facility includes a classroom with a lab and treatment rooms. A typical day at Altrain is about half the class period in lecture and the other half in lab. The lab portion is performed in the medical office setting, where you will practice with instruments, materials and equipment that you will use and see in the field.

American Heart Association CPR Certification (Adult, Children and Infants)

CPR Certification is a required certification for employment in a medical office. Most offices require that you are certified by the American Heart Association. The training is included in the program and the certification is good for 2 years.


The tuition includes everything and is affordable. All books, lab materials, handouts, uniforms, blood pressure and stethoscope kit, externship placement, job placement assistance, CPR certification, CCMA exam fees and prep materials and EHR software training.

what our students are saying…

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If you want a great hands on, small class size, educators willing to help you succeed and know your name you have the right place. Look no further!! I walked into Altrain only because I heard the ad on the radio. Instantly, I felt like this was the place to get my career path on the right track. My first person I ran into sat down and told me everything I would need to do to start school all the way to the end and how they would help place me for a job.


I highly recommend Altrain dental assisting academy, it is a great school and only a short 13 weeks. I took night classes and loved the amount of time that we actually got practice everything hands on. Everyone at the school is very nice and helpful.


I absolutely love Altrain! I’m confident the instructors and small class sizes will make for an easy 13 weeks! The hands on learning really helps things stick in my memory. I’m so excited to see where my future will go after graduation. Thanks Altrain!


I’ve been currently attending Altrain dental school and I love it! Everything about it is absolutely perfect! The teachers, the class size and all the hands on learning we do. I couldn’t be more happy that I choose to go to Altrain.


This school is awesome, the instructors and staff are so nice and caring and really do everything they can to make this possible. Class was fun and hands on and you learn so much in a short period of time!


Great school! They have the best instructor and staff. The classes are small, it’s hands on, and it’s only 13 weeks.

Great instructors and a great hands on program! Highly recommend going to Altrain!
If you are lost on what to do for your career or what school to attend, I 100% recommend you choose Altrain! The staff is amazing & teach you everything you need to know in order to be successful in this job field. I already had 3 job offers only a week after graduation! They are amazing!
I had visited and toured a couple other dental assistant schools besides Altrain and none of them compared to Altrain. The facility is definitely made to look like a dental office 100% and with a lot of space to work. If you want somewhere reliable and with friendly staff this is the place for you. In 13 weeks you will get the right amount of information to be successful in your dental field career! Totally recommended!
I too did a lot of research on Dental Assisting schools before I chose Altrain. For starters they were the ONLY school that actually offers everything that you need to be successful in your career. X-ray, Coronal Polish, CPR and Dentrix (front office too)! They have more than double the amount of days and hours of all the other short programs. That’s why everyone passes the state exams. The other schools say they do it too but there is no way they can find the time in 1 or 2 days a week. The school is so clean and looks just like a dental office. And when Altrain says the offer job placement, they mean it!!! My resume and cover letter are fantastic! Tannis sent me on 4 job leads before graduation and I had a job a week after I finished the program! When it comes to Dental Assisting this is the ONLY school to even consider!!!!

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