Allied Health Professions in the Chattanooga, TN Area
Purpose of the Academy of Allied Health Careers
AAHC is a special purpose institution. The purpose is to provide appropriate health-related education for patient-focused care and cross training of competent medical personnel. AAHC strives to prepare their students to be productive, employable, and an asset to the community and employer. We believe that every human being is deserving of proper quality health care. Our purpose does not include preparing for further college study, although AAHC’s programs may be advantageous to the college student.
History of Academy of Allied Health Careers
AAHC opened in 1994 after approval from the State of Tennessee, and the response was overwhelming. After multiple public and community requests, and after AAHCs own market analysis, AAHC began the Clinical Medical Assistant program in September 1995; AAHC began the Phlebotomy Technician program in February 1996; and the Cardiac Monitor Technician program in April of 1996. The name Academy of Certified Nursing Assistants was changed to AAHC in 1995 due to the expansion. In July 2007, Ms. Wilga purchased the Academy of Allied Health Careers with 100% membership interest obtained in 2009.
Since Wilga has owned the business, AAHC has added four more classes to its curriculum: Medical Billing & Coding Specialist, Medical Administrative Assistant/Electronic Health Records, Electronic Health Records Specialist, and Certified Professional Coder. The Academy of Allied Health Careers is determined to expand where community need is highest and is always looking to improve upon curriculums. Wilga attended North Western College, where she obtained her L.P.N. in 2000 and Northeast Alabama College where she obtained her R.N. in 2017. She has continued working in various specialties and hospitals throughout her career. Today, Wilga continues her nursing career at Erlanger Medical Center while serving as executive administrator at AAHC.
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The Tennessee Higher Education Commission has authorized AAHC. This authorization must be renewed each year and is based on an evaluation by minimum standards including quality of education, ethical business practices, health and safety, and fiscal responsibility.
The Academy of Allied Health Careers is authorized for operation as a postsecondary educational institution by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. In order to view detailed job placement and completion information on the programs offered by The Academy of Allied Health Careers, please visit http://www.tn.gov/thec and click on the Authorized Institutions Data button.