Mellonie Conrad, CEO, RN Academic Director
Kennedy Campbell, Admissions Coordinator
Margaret Johnston, M.Ed., Financial Aid Advisor
Madison Thornton, RN, Referral Coordinator
Mike Mays, NREMT-P, PCT & CPR Instructor
Jessica Pitts, CSFA, CST Instructor
Alex Thornton, BSCE, IT Coordinator
Dylan Foster, BSBA Marketing Coordinator
Gateway is an Allied Health School based in Hot Springs, Arkansas, and is licensed and regulated by the Arkansas Division of Higher Education and accredited through American Allied Health.
Our Healthcare mission is to provide collegiate level training programs for an entry level position in the healthcare field, to improve the health of those we serve with a commitment to excellence in all we do.
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Obtaining an Allied Health National Certification will set you apart from other applicants as you EMBARK on a rewarding healthcare career! Working alongside doctors & nurses will give you a wealth of information. Over time, you will develop strong relationships with other medical professionals.
This 111.5 hour course (95.5 hours of classroom/lab time and 16 clinical hours) provides the required training by the State of Arkansas for state certification of nursing assistants. A Certified Nursing Assistant, is an individual who works in the healthcare industry and provides assistance with activities of daily living, bedside care, and basic nursing procedures to patients under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN). These services provided can occur in all types of settings to include: hospitals, in-patient, out-patient and long term care healthcare facilities. They are responsible for the everyday care of a patient such as recording health concerns, helping a patient bathe, and obtaining vital signs. This job is rewarding as their role enhances a patient's quality of life during healthcare treatment.
In this 68-hour course (48 hours of classroom/lab time and 20 hours of externship) students will learn how to properly collect blood and prepare blood samples from all age ranges for medical and clinical testing. The physician uses these tests to determine the overall health of an individual and to diagnose medical conditions. Hospitals, laboratories and other healthcare facilities have an increasing demand for phlebotomists. Phlebotomy technicians are critical team members at hospitals, diagnostic laboratories, physician offices, and blood donor centers. A day in the career of a phlebotomy technician may include such tasks as the following:
In this 224-hour course (144 hours of class/lab time and 80 hours of externship) students will learn how to perform administrative and clinical tasks in physician and other health practitioner offices. Medical assistants are trained medical professionals who work with doctors, nurses and various administrative staff to help with certain care tasks and coordinate the overall experience. Essentially, a medical assistant is the bridge between patients and the doctors and nurses who care for them. Duties of a medical assistant vary from office to office, and also depend on the size and location of the practice and the practitioner’s specialty. A day in the career of a medical assistant may include such tasks as the following:
In this 68-hour course (48 hours of classroom/lab time and 20 hours of externship) students will become acquainted with the proper handling of medications under the supervision of a pharmacist and be taught how to adequately perform the primary job duties of a Pharmacy Technician. Pharmacy Technicians are sought-after professionals in pharmacies located in hospitals, commercial pharmacies, and other independent pharmacies. With a CPhT national certification from AAH, you will have the credentials you need to invest in your future and prepare for a rewarding career as a Pharmacy Technician. A day in the career of a pharmacy technician may include such tasks as the following:
In this 68-hour course (48 hours of classroom/lab time and 20 hours of externship) students will learn to operate equipment that measures, monitors and graphically traces the electrical activity of the heart. Physicians use this information to help diagnose cardiovascular problems, preop & postop cardiac clearance, annual wellness visits, and to qualify for certain life insurance policies, etc. Students will be trained to recognize abnormal rhythm strips and to provide reliable test results for the physician's interpretation. Students will learn to operate the EKG machine safely and proficiently. EKG technicians work in physician offices, hospitals (ER) and other medical facility outpatient settings. A day in the career of an electrocardiograph (EKG) technician may include such tasks as the following:
In this 128-hour course (88 hours of classroom/lab and 40 hours of clinical externship) students will learn how to prepare and maintain the sterile field focusing on the safe use of technology and the art of handling instruments efficiently to promote patient wellbeing. Most of the surgical technicians work in a hospital setting as a member of the surgical team. This is the main role which entry level surgical technologists are trained to fulfill. It is a complex job with many disciplines. A day in the career of a surgical technician may include such tasks as the following:
In this 135-hour course, students will learn the role and responsibility of the medical biller and coder by learning the importance of reading and transcribing patient charts, turning that into the correct alphanumeric codes, and submitting the billing as an insurance claim. This job requires analyzing a patient's medical information following any visit with a healthcare professional and choosing the best route for billing the insurance company or the patient. One must have the ability to understand various applications of the healthcare delivery systems, regulations, and compliance as this is very important for transcribing a physician's diagnosis into the correct alphanumeric codes. It's important for these professionals to become well versed with these codes as well as standard medical terminology in order to accurately communicate data to the required party. Medical billers and coders must also be proficient in technological terminology and problem-solving. This includes understanding and using classification systems, such as CPT, ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, and HCPCS. Many Medical billers and coders can work from home thanks to the job's emphasis on technology and coding that can be done simply from a computer. Other job opportunities would include working in Hospitals, Physician's offices, Nursing Homes, Home Health Agencies, and Outpatient medical facilities. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be prepared and eligible to sit for the American Allied Health National Certification Exam to become a Certified Medical Coding & Billing Insurance Specialist.
In this 120-hour course (96 hours of classroom/lab time and 24 hours of clinicals) During this course, students will develop a solid foundation in healthcare principles and learn the procedures performed by Patient Care Technicians (PCTs). As a PCT, students will play an integral role in the healthcare team providing diverse patient care services in collaboration with physicians, nurses, physician assistants, advanced practice nurses and other healthcare professionals. They work closely with the nursing staff to deliver patient care through various responsibilities, including obtaining vital signs, patient hygiene, infection control, moving and positioning of patients, assisting with ambulation, transporting patients, collecting laboratory specimens, ECG placement and monitoring, care of surgical patients, care of older adults and pediatric patients. Patient Care Technicians are critical team members that generally work in the hospital, intensive care unit, emergency room, cardiac care unit, rehab facilities, long term care facilities and assisted living facilities. Upon completion of the course, students will be prepared and eligible to sit for the American Allied Health National Exam to become a National Certified Patient Care Technician. A day in the career of a Patient Care Technician may include such tasks as the following:
Open Enrollment is available for ALL Online HYBRID classes. If you have questions about the opportunities available to you in any of our Allied Health Programs, feel free to send us a message. We will get back to you as soon as possible. You can now schedule an appointment through our Calendly scheduling link. Click on the link below to get started.
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Saturday - Sunday: Closed
Hours of operation may vary during the Holiday Season & Skills practice days.